October 7, 2021
Amelia Island’s charming bed & breakfast inns are picture perfect in every way with secret gardens, shady courtyards, porch swings and rockers, fountains, stately architecture, and distinctive decor. Each award-winning property offers daily breakfasts, afternoon happy hours, lodging packages, and loads of history. All are just steps away from bustling downtown Fernandina Beach with restaurants, shops, sightseeing tours, activities and nightlife.
Take a look at each inn below and then schedule your romantic getaway to one of these renowned historic beauties.
Welcome to The Addison on Amelia Island, where the elegance of a bygone era is blended with the amenities, services, and conveniences that today’s traveler expects. Three antebellum-style buildings surround the courtyard with a fountain, lush gardens, and brick pathways. The veranda, overlooking the courtyard is the social center of the inn where guests enjoy gourmet breakfasts and evening social hours, with complimentary beverages and appetizers. The inn also features complimentary bicycles, and beach gear! The Addison on Amelia Island was awarded Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for 2020 based on the high number of extremely positive guest reviews.
614 Ash Street — (904) 277-1604
Escape to Amelia Island Williams House for rest, relaxation, and plenty of pampering. Beautifully appointed guestrooms combine old-world attention to details with all the modern amenities, some with fireplaces, fresh baked cookies, whirlpool tubs and handmade bath products are some of the extras you can expect here. A gourmet two course breakfast is served every morning in the dining room, and guests can also enjoy a social hour with wine each evening. The Amelia Island Williams House has won numerous awards for it’s excellence in elegance and hospitality including Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021 and 2022 based on the high number of extremely positive guest reviews.
103 South 9th Street — (904) 277-2328
Immerse yourself in elegant comfort as you unwind at this beautifully restored, three-story 1904 home. Imagine sipping a cup of morning coffee on the wrap-around porch as your enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast, or relax poolside with your favorite beverage during a nightly social hour. The Blue Heron Inn boasts six exquisitely decorated, spacious guest rooms, all with private baths, and some featuring Jacuzzi or claw-foot tubs. Enjoy the tranquility of the private gardens and pool. Fresh-baked cookies and extra amenities await you.
102 South 7th Street — (904) 445-9034
Fairbanks House is an adult-focused, upscale inn offering attentive hospitality to romantics, ladies groups, vacationers and weary travellers. Spacious rooms, suites and cottages are thoughtfully outfitted with a combination of modern amenities and tranquil decor to let guests unwind in their choice of styles. The mansion, cottages and pool rest on an environmentally-friendly landscaped acre dotted with organic produce, butterfly gardens, old oaks and a gazebo. The Fairbanks House was featured in The Best Romantic Escapes in Florida and awarded membership in Select Registry for fourteen consecutive years.
227 South 7th Street — (904) 277-0500
Located in the very heart of downtown Fernandina Beach sits the oldest surviving hotel in the state of Florida and the matriarch of the historic district. Built in 1857, The Florida House Inn is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Originally constructed as a railroad boarding house, the inn has since been restored into an eclectic mix of vintage charm and southern hospitality making it a very unique bed and breakfast. Guests can dine in the attached restaurant, Leddy’s Porch or enjoy a cocktail in the charming Mermaid Bar. Large wrap around porches, private and a beautifully landscaped garden and courtyard make it a great spot for weddings, conferences, and other special events.
22 South 3rd Street — (904) 491-3322
The Hoyt House Bed & Breakfast is your home away from home! The beautiful historic 1905 Victorian mansion is rich in historic architecture, surrounded by lush gardens, a wraparound porch and 250-year old oak trees. The Hoyt House boasts ten luxuriously-appointed guestrooms, each with private bath. Start your day with our made-to-order three course breakfast and end your day with our afternoon social hour of complimentary wine and appetizers while making new friends. Hoyt House’s southern hospitality is sure to have your coming back time and time again.
804 Atlantic Avenue — (904) 277-4300
Are one of these gorgeous inns calling your name? Learn more about all the places you can stay on Amelia Island.
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