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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • AAA 5-Diamond hotel with luxurious amenities like Frette linens
  • Activities on site include an 18-hole PGA golf course, nine tennis courts, two pools, a spa, cooking classes and a kids club -- not to mention the beach
  • U.S. News & World Report's 2019 lists rank the Ritz No. 1 in "Best Jacksonville Hotels" and No. 11 in "Best USA Resorts"
  • All rooms feature either balconies or patios looking out on the water


Standing along a stretch of private beach on a former Spanish pirate hideout, the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island is "the height of luxury, decadence and impeccable service" (Lonely Planet). Equally popular among honeymooners, families with children and snowbirds, the Ritz offers a host of activities tailored to all age groups -- like its Kids Club (ages 5-12), the teens-only Our space, as well as an exclusive adults-only spa and cocktail lounge.

All rooms include either a balcony or a patio overlooking the water. However, from a Coastal View Room, you may have to step outside before taking in the scenery. Floor-to-ceiling windows, 400-thread-count Frette Egyptian cotton linens and marble bathrooms with Asprey bath products come standard, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. We recommend upgrading to a Club Level Room in order to enjoy complimentary breakfast, snacks and hors d'oeuvres throughout the day, plus access to the hotel's Club Lounge. Suites are also available with separate living, dining and bedroom areas.

The Ritz Carlton's luxury status ultimately boils down to its personalized touch. For instance, parents of young children can arrange for bedtime stories read by a pirate- or princess-themed character -- who arrives with milk, cookies and a literal treasure chest of other goodies. Guests can also reserve a private five-course dinner with included wine pairings at the hotel's flagship restaurant, Salt, which Conde Nast Traveler called its "all-time favorite."

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  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Games room
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 19.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 19.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 26.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 250 per pet, per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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