One Ocean Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Personalized docent service for each room
- Seafood dishes at Azurea restaurant; try the catch of the day – it’s grilled with tropical fruit salpicone, bronzed with citrus butter emulsion and beignet battered with smoked vidalia onion remoulade
- Lounging poolside with a frothy cocktail from the outdoor bar and grill
What To Know
- Located just five minutes from Jacksonville and 45 minutes from St. Augustine
- WiFi included in a resort fee of $25 per room per night
- Pets are allowed with a $75 per night fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set just behind the dunes on a white-sand beach and bracketed by classy shore homes north of Jacksonville Beach, this eight-story, 193-key escape is a cut above the rest. The ritzy One Ocean Resort & Spa reflects the seascape in design and art, with aquamarine lighting against white marble, a coral reef-inspired blown glass sculpture and a bubbling lobby fountain constructed of glass and steel. The water motif continues in the splurge-worthy spa, where white lily pad decorations dot the sea blue walls. It sets a lovely scene for a body wrap and massage in an ocean-view treatment room with Swiss shower. The pièce de résistance is the rock sculpture-lined tunnel drawing you into Azurea restaurant. The sceney spot serves Chef Ted Peters’ “First Coast Cuisine,” which is fresh food inspired by North Florida and Southern Georgia’s maritime history; try the catch of the day – it’s grilled with tropical fruit salpicone, bronzed with citrus butter emulsion and beignet battered with smoked vidalia onion remoulade. Upstairs, guestrooms are bathed in sandy hued accents and have robins egg blue throw pillows and bold metal and mirror sculptures. Classy touches include chaise lounge recliners, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies in select rooms. The service also shines, with each room assigned a dedicated docent.
In the Area
From Atlantic Beach, head north to Timucuan Ecological Preserve to experience the last unspoiled coastal wetland on this coast including, salt marshes, coastal dunes and hardwood forests. Or, head south to St. Augustine, a history buff’s dream — which is to be expected from the nation’s oldest city, discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1512. Visitors can explore the past at the Castillo de San Marcos fortress, follow Ponce’s footsteps at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park or relive the Gilded Age of Henry Flagler’s development of Florida at the Lightner Museum and Flagler College. Duffers have access to several of Florida’s best courses, including two Pete Dye-designed gems at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach.
How to Get There
I was fortunate enough to stay at One Ocean for a work trip this week. This was not my first stay but definitely the most memorable. The hotel is stunning and my room was gorgeous with a balcony overlooking the Atlantic. Nothing better than waves lulling you to sleep!
I dined in the restaurant for lunch and was seated in a luxurious and private booth. The server, Christopher, was wonderful and attentive walking me through their vegan menu options.
Thank you to Stephen with the F&B team for making this experience so special. Looking forward to my next visit!
We enjoyed our stay at Ocean One. The staff is amazing. We loved how quickly our car was brought around by valet and how the snacks and drinks were repenished in our room - both of which are included in the resort fee. Very nice. Housekeeping kept our room fresh. Restaurant food was very good, room service was great too. Good waterfront location and next to lots of restaurants and boutiques. Spa is gorgeous and the spa treatments were extraordinary. Only good things to say, we would love to return soon.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accomodations were wonderful and your staff was impeccable. We could not get over how kind and accomodating everyone was - we will definitely return! The location was fantastic-- great restaurants and shopping. We enjoyed the beach and the pool! Great restaurant onsite!