Find yourself in the place where Southern charm meets the sea and live oaks meet white sandy beaches. Southern hospitality at its finest is on display at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. One of the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast, this barrier island resort provides a welcome barrier between you and the world beyond. Located on a grand stretch of the island’s 13 miles of coastline, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a luxury resort.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Imagine a carpet of sand for your walk down the aisle. An oceanfront lawn cooled by the evening breeze of swaying palms. Or a dramatic ballroom setting. At The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, we offer the perfect Amelia Island wedding venues - inside and out - to make your beachfront wedding in Florida as intimate or as grand as you wish.
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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island specializes in pairing ideal conference and meeting venue space near Jacksonville, Florida, with impeccable service and creative team-building opportunities. From product launches and themed celebrations, to exclusive business meetings, we ensure all of your events are truly memorable. Experience our premier Jacksonville meeting space, where you can host your business meeting, enjoy the natural beauty of our luxury Florida hotel, and even squeeze in 18 holes on our private golf course.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has meeting venues and conference spaces that offer:
- More than 48,000 square feet of flexible conference space
- Several outdoor ocean side areas accommodating groups of 15 - 1,000
- 19 meeting rooms and two boardrooms
- Two meeting planner offices
- Executive business center
- Dedicated and experienced staff
Accessibility features include:
– Main entrance
– Registration desk
– Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
– Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
– Restaurants and lounges
– Meeting spaces
– Pool entrances
– Spa entrance
– Fitness center entrance
– Business center entrance
– Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
– Pathway to registration desk
– Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities
Wonderful and festive great time!
What an incredible experience! We brought our son to the lobby bar and celebrated his birthday. The staff treated our son like a king. They set the table up with balloons and adorable little elves. They set up a completely decked out gingerbread decorating station. They even went so far as to show him how to pipe the icing and cool decorating ideas. We had sushi and edamame, which were to die for. Special shout out to Chrissy, Alyssa, Brooke, Joe, Heidi, Sheldon, and Ellen!! You made our whole weekend so special!
This is our 2nd visit to this family friendly hotel. This place always has top notch service! It's luxurious, yet not devoid of human touch. I know people have given great remarks to all service teams in this hotel because they are truly amazing. I want to give a big shout out to their valet team, they keep things running smoothly at different level!
Thanksgiving at the Ritz
This is our third consecutive year visiting for Thanksgiving - it never gets old or disappoints. Salt (the restaurant onsite) is worth the price for the experience and cuisine. Stay away from room service if you can - it's less than adequate. Property and rooms (fireplace ocean view) i are nice and they are pet friendly. Beaches are fantastic for a walk along a journey to nearby trails.
I have to agree with others who say the hotel is just average. Amelia Island the location is beautiful no doubt about that, but the actual hotel is just meh. I think it's the price point. At $800+ a night, one expects a pretty luxurious experience but it is far from that. The pool area was not clean at all. The pool itself was dirty and the surrounding area was too. Litter around the loungers and dirty towels everywhere. The food was also not very good. Again, at $800+ a night I expect really good food. The little extras were also missing- no robes and not many toiletries.
One thing that did make me very uncomfortable about the beach (not sure what the hotel can do) is that the loungers face a big sand hill. You cannot see the water when laying on a lounger at the beach; a hill of sand blocks you. I have a young son and could not relax because I couldn't see him in the water. Being on the Atlantic side, the water is very rough. So those with children be aware of this, I much prefer the gulf side of Florida and its calmer waters.
Overall, just expected a lot more for what I paid for.
Lacking that special Ritz Carlton feel and execution
I travel often for business and pleasure and I prefer to stay at Ritz Carlton properties when I'm able therefor I have other Ritz experiences to base my review on... and The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island just may be my least favorite Ritz.
The updated rooms and overall excellent service by the hotel staff were the real highlights. However there are many things that define a typical Ritz Carlton that are missing here such as: Little effort to remember your name, where are the flowers..., no doormen... sounds petty but often essential with bags, pool littered with towels and dirty tables with no people around, gym is small and run-down.
The biggest issue however was with the SPA. When I booked a spa treatment was not informed that the spa was relocated to the 2nd floor while the under construction. The problem with this was that there were no showers, hot tubs, saunas, or the type of amenities normally found in a spa... however they still charged full price.
Worse yet was that my 50 minutes massage was really a 40 minute massage because the therapist was 5 minutes late and then spent another 5 minutes trying to sell me "enhancements". This is fine if the 50 minutes started after this but apparently not... my appointment was at 9am and ended at 9:50 even with the ten minutes wasted by the therapist. I did mention this issue when checking out and was assured someone would contact me... but no.
Bottom line is if your paying $300 night for a room its a great resort... but at $1,000 a night I will go elsewhere and will not be returning to this location.