Fodor's Expert Review Florida House Inn

22 S. 3rd St., Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034, USA

This charming, fully restored, late-19th-century inn—once used by guests of the Vanderbilt, DuPont, and Carnegie families, who built "cottages" nearby on Cumberland and Jekyll islands—has a rambling, two-story, clapboard main building full of character and rooms with handmade quilts, hooked rugs, king-size beds, and whirlpool tubs. The on-site restaurant, Leddy's Porch, serves biscuits and gravy, along with fried chicken and other Southern favorites, for lunch and weekend brunch. The Mermaid Bar, a lively first-floor pub, can be a blessing or a curse, depending on whether you're trying to catch up on your social skills or your sleep. Request a room in the south wing if you're attempting the latter.

PROS

  • outstanding service
  • walk to Fernandina restaurants and shops
  • free Wi-Fi

CONS

  • Mermaid Bar can be noisy
  • rooms are small
  • not on the beach and no pool

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Lively
Central
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 904-491–3322

HOTEL DETAILS

16 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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