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
My wife and I spent a long weekend at the Ocean One Resort recently and were not disappointed in the least with our stay. The staff was polite, helpful and involved with making our stay a memorable one. We had breakfast in the hotel restaurant which was fabulous, stopped by the lounge upon our return that night for an excellent choice of cocktails attended to by the bartender Sarah who was attentive and charming. From the beachside staff to the desk clerks, everyone was terrific. The hotel is located right on the beach and the pool overlooks the ocean. A short walk away (across the street actually) there are local shops and eateries to satisfy most whatever you're looking for. And a comfortable bed awaits you in your room. We made a return reservation before we left it was so relaxing and fun. Highly recommend it.
This is our 6th visit to this on the beach resort. First the good. Employees are extremely friendly and are everywhere. The hotel is immaculate and the rooms are just fine. A little small but adequate. The bar is great and the restaurant Azura is excellent. Make sure you ask for Jacob if having breakfast as he is a very special server. He may one of the best waiters I have ever experienced.
Now the bad. I ask the front desk for 3 days to tighten the toilet seat as it was about to come off. It was never fixed. We decided to sit outside on the bar patio for a drink. A waitress appeared, took our order, delivered our drinks and never appeared again. Service on the patio is nonexistent.
I would certainly come again but I hope management hires some more wait staff and responds to service requests.
Beautiful hotel. Was disappointed with the customer service. The Spa Staff was friendly and professional, the pool staff was equally friendly & professional. We attempted to have dinner in the restaurant but was rudely turned away and was handed a menu and told we could go sit in the bar and eat there. The restaurant was never full so I don’t know why we couldn’t sit there. In all fairness I did fail to make reservations so maybe it’s my fault. However, we had breakfast in the same restaurant without making reservations and were welcomed with open arms. The waiter Jacob was awesome! Funny and very personable. The room was nice bed was comfortable and the hotel was overall very clean. They only have valet parking for $39 a day. For the price I expected more.
This was our 3rd stay at One Ocean. A trip to NE Florida is not complete without a visit here. The service, accommodations, and thoughtfulness that goes into all details is wonderful. The staff is accommodating and friendly without being overbearing. We splurged for the Oceanfront and do not regret it a bit. I do wish there were more beach umbrellas for rent but if that is my only ‘negative’ feedback, then life is good. Can’t wait to come back!
We have stayed at One Ocean multiple times. The service is awesome the building is beautiful and right on the ocean with the pool and spa just makes it a five star resort . We had a small dog and she was treated like royalty.