Jekyll Island Club Hotel
What We Love
- The club’s Victorian grandeur and manicured grounds surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway
- A stone’s throw from the island’s 240-acre museum-packed historic district
- On-site dining options abound: Have high tea in the Riverview Lounge off the Grand Dining Room, lunch at Café Solterra and dinner at Courtyard at Crane Cottage
- Soaking in South Georgia sun from the island’s remote beaches or by the club’s pool, open year-round
- Quiet distractions, from the cozy library and lawn croquet to the putting green and pool
- Free beach shuttle to the other side of the island
What To Know
- Jekyll is known for its slower pace; come ready to relax and unplug, either as a family or on a romantic retreat
- Free WiFi can be slow; not ideal for working vacations
- Dining choices on the island are limited, but there are five on-site options
- Emphasis on the outdoors means room decor is a tad uninspiring
- The island is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Savannah, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida; for private arrival by air, plan to fly directly into Jekyll Airport, a mile away
- Entry onto the island is $6 per car, so plan ahead with cash
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, you’ll be next to a golf course and minutes from Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and close to Jekyll Island Golf Club. This family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Jekyll Island State Park and Jekyll Harbor Marina.
Make yourself at home in one of the 157 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to the surf and sand is a breeze with the complimentary beach shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Jekyll Island? This resort has 8500 square feet (790 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I have been to Jekyll Island (and St Simons Island) a total of 6 times in my 65 years starting at the age of 6. The first time I went as a child the Jekyll Island Club was closed and in bad shape. I was THRILLED when I heard it had been completely restored and opened for business! I was 46 on my second visit! I had always felt since my first visit that I was deeply connected to this amazing place. Forty years later I still felt very connected. I just came back from my 6th visit and STILL feel very connected! I was there when they had just finished making The Legend of Bagger Vance with a host of some great actors!
Jekyll Island is so rich in history and beauty one could get lost there forever! The people are extremely friendly and they go out of their way to make sure you have the best of everything! I took my 12 year old granddaughter there this month for her very first visit and she LOVED learning the history of the island and how it came to be. She’s already talking about going again next summer!
Jekyll Island is my ultimate vacation spot! The food at both the Warf and the Grand Dining Room is out of this world! Yes it’s a bit pricey but worth every single dime!
See you next year!
Wife & I have been vacationing here for many many years.... its really one of our faorite places on earth. The facility upgrades in recent years have improved the exsperience for sure, however the JICR now allowing Dogs and having slack or No enforcement of polocies has dampened our enjoyment of recent stays.
Dogs in the Cafe, Dogs at the Bar and Table at the Pool, Dogs left unattended in various Rooms barking, Dog poop on the lawns, and Dog sniffing you ankles as you eat are CERTAINLY not what we signed-up for.. especialy when spending heafty amounts of money for a vacation stay.
Asside for the issues above, we always enjoy our stays.
We had lunch in the Pantry Cafe and went back after dinner for drinks in the bar. Maitre D’ Robert was very hospitable and told us some stories on the history of the hotel. The hotel had been sold out when we booked our trip so we stayed elsewhere but will stay in this historic beautiful place when we go back!
As always, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel greeted me with the relaxed charm and welcoming elegance for which it is known. Every staff member, from my reservationist to the front desk, the Grand Dining Room servers to the Lobby Bar attendant, and even the Housekeeping personnel, made my visit perfect. I was particularly encouraged to learn that JIC's new management company is actively upgrading the hotel, as an historic property requires such constant care and vigilance. Even still, the club retains its unequalled atmosphere and unsurpassed charm. I would highly recommend JIC without hesitation as the perfect island getaway.
Best trip ever! They are so welcoming and helpful. The place has such character. It’s a perfect mix of Southern charm and beach life! The food is great at all their restaurants. And the croquet is a blast!