The Best Beach Hotels to Book in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is home to plenty of beach hotels, making for a perfect laid-back getaway in Florida
Jacksonville is home to plenty of beach hotels, making for a perfect laid-back getaway in Florida | Courtesy of Margaritaville Beach Hotel / Expedia
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1 December 2021
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This coastal resort city has excellent surf and long white sands – Jacksonville Beach itself comprises of Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach and Ponte Vedra Beach – all famed for their unspoiled beauty. If vacationing with your kids, check out Adventure Landing for some action-packed fun that will get your adrenaline going, while Jacksonville Beach Pier and Alhambra Theatre are all about interesting architecture and entertainment. Beach hotels in Jacksonville – bookable on Culture Trip – vary from those that cater to longer stays to luxurious weekend getaways.

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach/Oceanfront, for Jacksonville Beach access

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach & Oceanfront
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Perfect for all sorts of watery pleasures, this hotel offers a heated lagoon-style pool with four waterfalls and a whirlpool grotto, and then you only have to step out the front door to dig your toes into the white sand of Jacksonville Beach. The room decor echoes the aquatic theme, with sea-blue carpets and statement walls. The large, comfortable beds are perfect for a night of refreshing sleep, and each room and suite has a private balcony, either with dune or ocean views.

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront, for handcrafted beachside cocktails

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront,
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Bang on Jacksonville Beach, you’ll get ocean views from your balcony and bright and fresh rooms that look to the beach for inspiration for their decor, with blond-wood accents and aquamarine walls. Dine out on American classics at the Eatery, while looking out over the long expanse of white sand and foam-crested waves. Sip a handcrafted cocktail or a craft beer at the Brew, or its neighboring Bar 360 – both in the expansive lobby – but if neither of those tickle your fancy, opt for the carefully selected wine list.

Element Jacksonville Beach, for self-caterers

Element Jacksonville Beach
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Catering to independent travelers who wish to linger longer and perhaps not dine out every night, this pet-friendly hotel comprises tasteful cream-and-blue rooms with dark-wood floors; the king rooms have kitchenettes while the studios and suites come with fully equipped kitchens. Other perks include a 24-hour gym, an outdoor swimming pool and, of course, Jacksonville Beach itself, just a block a from the hotel. Exploring on foot, you can also reach Neptune and Ponte Vedra Beaches, with their gorgeous stretches of sand. The hotel itself doesn’t have a restaurant but nearby dining options include Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Waffle House.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville Beach, for eye-popping color

Fairfield Inn & Suites Jacksonville Beach
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Here is a hotel that isn’t afraid to use a bold color scheme. With burnt-orange statement walls, patterned blue and green carpets and green chairs, you’ll certainly know that you’re in the tropics of Florida. The suites have separate living rooms, for those who need extra space. There’s an outdoor pool and a whirlpool, where you can lounge in the sun – although the beach is within spitting distance. Complimentary Grab-n-Go breakfast is provided, and if you get hungry during the day, El Potro Mexican and Philly’s Finest are a couple of blocks away.

Margaritaville Beach Hotel, for signature frozen margaritas

Margaritaville Beach Hotel
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The owners of this hotel have clearly gone with a tropical island theme and ran with it a few miles – with turquoise walls, bright aquamarine carpets with large patterns and artwork depicting tropical scenes and foliage being de rigueur in the rooms. Many rooms have balconies, and floor-to-ceiling windows frame either full or partial views of the ocean. New York bagels, caesar salad and other quick bites can be had at Joe Merchant’s Coffee and Provisions, while LandShark Bar & Grill serves fish sandwiches, tacos, salads and seafood snacks, as well as a steady flow of signature frozen margaritas as big as your head.

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