Jacksonville's most luxurious and glamorous hotel last underwent a major update in 2011—right down to new flat-screen HD TVs in its chic, spacious guest rooms—with more work in 2012. A splashy marble-floor lobby leads to the reception area, an upscale lounge (J Bar), and Juliette's Bistro, with cozy banquettes and tables that bask in the airiness of a lofty atrium. The Omni has maintained its 400-employee workforce despite the economic downturn, so its trademark service
is still up to par. Bell service is exemplary; many porters have 10-plus years on the job, so they can and will happily help you find just about anything.