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Jekyll Island Club Hotel

At a Glance

    Pros

  • on the water
  • Old-World charm, with traditional room keys
  • close proximity to restaurants, shopping, and sea-turtle center

    Cons

  • room decor and some appliances could use an update

Fodorite Reviews

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Jekyll Island Club Hotel Review

This sprawling 1887 resort was once described as "the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world." Not so today. The comfortable resort's focal point is a four-story clubhouse, with its wraparound verandas and Queen Anne–style towers and turrets. Rooms, suites, apartments, and cottages are decorated with mahogany and wrought-iron beds, wardrobes, and plush sofas and chairs. Two beautifully restored former "millionaires' cottages"—the Crane and the Cherokee—add 23 elegant guest rooms to this gracefully groomed compound. The B&B packages are a great deal.

    Hotel Details

  • 138 rooms, 19 suites
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-24-2012

Fodorite Reviews

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    Run down and dirty

    I went to Jekyll Island Club Hotel three years ago and really enjoyed it. I went again a week ago and hated it. It is dirty, run down and expensive. I can't believe all of the chipped paint, the spots on the carpet in the room, filth everywhere. They should shut this place down. I would never go back.

    by Rhonda68, 5/11/07
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    Re-polished Jewel

    With a $100 M rennovation, the old gal has retyrned to her former glory. The service was impeccable, the rooms neatly redone (even the smell of fresh paint) and a major expansion under way. The food was, as usual, just at the top edge. Wehad a family reunion and they were a perfect place to be. The gandkids were made to feel totally welcome. Don't discount this wonderful place.

    by ChefdOr, 3/21/08
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    Horrible environmental policy and bad food

    The hotel overall was average, similar to many 'family resorts', where family usually means not very attentive to details. Somehow most hotel owners believe that families won't notice bad food or low level service, as long as the have a pool for the kids to play in and some bikes to rent. This one needs a serious renovation (our room had a whole in the ceiling and smelly water). The worst part is its environmental/health policy. No recycling and Styrofoam cups everywhere. Food is bad in every restaurant, especially the main dining room where the impression of 'fancy' hides poor service and bad wines while food covered in cream and fried hides low quality ingredients. Children's menus are the usual load of cholesterol and sugar. Not a salad in view. Not even plain pasta. Hard to find decent oil and vinegar, only creamy salad dressings. Even coffee is bad and weak. The best restaurant in town is The Rah Bar, which doesn't belong to the hotel but it's right in front. the island is pretty

    by bubble23, 5/26/08

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