Being the transportation hub that it is, as well as the financial and insurance center of Florida, visitors will find a nice selection of Jacksonville hotels to fit their travel needs. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, you will find that there is no shortage of hotels in Jacksonville, from the city's airport to the oceanfront accommodations that Jacksonville Beach hotels have to offer. Predominantly, hotels in Jacksonville are of the chain variety or come in the form of cozy Florida bed and breakfasts. There is a lack of boutique Jacksonville hotels, due mostly to the fact that Jacksonville has somehow managed to stay off most people's travel radars. Due to the transportation options in Jacksonville, staying anywhere near the city has you within reach of all the fun things to do in Jacksonville. Most of the discount hotels in Jacksonville FL can be found south of downtown in Southpoint and Baymeadows, and there are plenty of nice hotel options as well near the Jacksonville airport.
For those with a taste for Jacksonville hotels with a little more flare, consider heading downtown near the Riverwalk and the Jacksonville Landing shopping complex. The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront hotel, at 1201 Riverplace Blvd., is a great choice among downtown Jacksonville hotels. It features all the trappings you might expect from a higher end chain hotel, including 2 restaurants and 2 bars, a heated riverside pool, a jacuzzi and exercise room and laundry and room service. New beds and daily housekeeping are just some of the room amenities, with free high speed internet keeping you plugged in during your trip. The Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel has maintained a historic spot among Jacksonville hotels for years and was previously operated by the Hilton family chain of hotels. It was renovated in 2006, to provide guests with modern comforts in an ideally situated location. Guest rooms feature walk-out balconies that are great for taking in the bridges, buildings and harbor that light up at night. You can access downtown Jacksonville attractions from the hotel by taking one of the water taxis that operate along the river.
For a charming bed and breakfast idea among Jacksonville hotels around town, consider booking your stay at The House on Cherry Street. Ideal for a romantic getaway, this antique-furnished inn rests overlooking the St. Johns River at 1844 Cherry Street. Rates here are comfortably affordable and a full daily breakfast is included in the price. This colonial-style house includes a screened-in back porch with rocking chairs that leads to the property's lawn. Croquet is enjoyed on land, while the inn's free canoes and kayaks provide plenty of fun on the water. They also offer complimentary bike rentals and relaxing between activities indoors is made easy as each unit features adjacent sitting rooms, private bathrooms and fresh flowers. If The House on Cherry Street's 4 units are already booked, as they tend to fill quickly, bed and breakfast fans will find some nice selections among Jacksonville Beach hotels, including the Fig Tree Inn B&B and the Pelican Path B&B by the Sea.
If staying by the ocean is what you had in mind, you will find a nice assortment of Jacksonville Beach hotels. Along 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach hotels offer chain brands like Comfort Inn, the Best Western Oceanfront, Courtyard by Marriott, the Fairfield Inn & Suites and Quality Suites Oceanfront. These predominantly 2 and 3-star hotels not only offer great location, but a good value as well. For a truly romantic experience where spa treatments and great Florida golf courses await, head to The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach. A Mediterranean-style gem among area Jacksonville beach hotels, this hotel features a couples pool and jacuzzi on the beach and guests can enjoy the facilities at the sister Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, including two golf courses, a tennis center and the relaxing spa. Recent renovations to the 66 rooms at The Lodge & Club accent high-end luxury and amenities, each room affording plenty of space and comfortable furnishings. Families can opt for one of the club's suites, which offer sleeper sofas and convenient kitchenettes. Enjoy meals at the Innlet Dining Room or by the pool at the Oasis Bar & Grill and relax at one of the two on-site bars. You'll certainly appreciate the ocean views from your accommodations, each equipped with either a patio or private balcony. Between the stunning Ponte Vedra Lodge & Club and the combined amenities of the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, guests will find some of the best social and recreational amenities among all the area hotels in Jacksonville.