Florida House Inn

20 South 3rd Street Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA (Show map)

About

The Florida House Inn is located in the very heart of Fernandina Beach and is the oldest surviving hotel in the state of Florida. She serves as the matriarch of the historic district of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. We are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The inn has 17 guest rooms, an English style pub, a parlor room, private breakfast room, seating for 75 in our dining room, large wrap around porches,a beautiful catering venue, and a beautifully landscaped garden and courtyard.

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Three day get away

4.6 on June 27, 2016

This was our second stay. Very satisfied with our visit. Very convenient to Historic Area. Never had to take the car!! The service was beyond outstanding. Friendliest staff and bartenders ever. The steered us to the best restaurants!! We will be back.


Home away from Home

5 on June 16, 2016

Cosy accomodations for two, one nite stays. Laid back atmosphere with attentive staff for any situation or problem. Convenient in town location.


Very Pleasant Stay

4.8 on June 14, 2016

The Florida House Inn is such a charming place. We really enjoyed our stay. Our room was very clean & well decorated. We will definitely return!!


Great place, great staff.

5 on May 29, 2016

Had a wonderful 3 day stay while attending legal seminars at awful, boring, sterile Amelia Island Plantation. The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful. "Sy" at the reception office was especially so. Sam.


Outstanding says it all

5 on May 18, 2016

We loved the room, the breakfast, the bar, the bar tender, the bar next door with live music, the bed, and yes we will be back. We will be bringing our friends and our family because it was absolutely outstanding!


Wonderful Inn

3.8 on May 16, 2016

We were there for the last day of the Shrimp festival and it was brilliant! The Florida House Inn is just lovely-looks amazing both inside and out. Our room was fab with balcony just down the hall with rockers to sit looking over the street. The bar next door (owned by same people) is really lively and had a great reggae band playing. However, music finished quite handy. The place is clearly loved by those who run it. It added to our great memories to stay in such a fab place-thanks to all Val Curran


A slice of heaven.

4.6 on May 11, 2016

My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary a lil early. We decided on a weekend up in Fernandina Beach, as we heard it was a beautiful little town. I did a lil research on The Florida House Inn and KNEW we had to stay here.:) One of the BEST decisions we ever made. From the gorgeous house, charming staff and delicious breakfast...not to mention the beautiful, quaint town...it was an amazing experience.¿ Such a friendly, small southern town...so much to see and do!!:) We enjoyed the strolls downtown as everything was conveniently within walking distance from the Inn. I'd highly recommend this lil get away, wether it's a family trip or special, romantic get away!;) The Mermaid Bar and Turtles Bar next door were some cool lil spots, there at the Inn. We walked over to The Salty Pelican and enjoyed some live entertainment and seafood. The oysters were scrumptious!!¿ Unfortunately, we didn't see any ghosts...but I did smell fresh coffee brewing at 3am.;) Our room was upstairs (#3) facing third street, in front of the Inn. Perfect lil spot.¿ Gorgeous balcony views, from the front and off the back, over looking the courtyard. So much beauty, privacy and history. A must experience, at least once in your lifetime.


Great place

4.6 on April 16, 2016

We do believe this will be our go to place for our weekend getaways. The parking was easy, the rooms and service was wonderful, the location was extremely convenient to historic downtown. Very friendly staff!


Awesome Anniversary!!

4.4 on April 14, 2016

Room was very nice; loved the jacuzzi! Centrallly located to great restaurants. Also, the Mermaid bar, within the house, was outstanding as well.


Disappointed

2.0 on April 04, 2016

I have stayed at boutique hotels, inns and B&B's in five countries on two continents and this was one of the poorest. My room was clean but the bathtub/shower area was poorly designed and presented a full hazard. It was also essentially in the room precluding privacy. The bath had zero shelf space and the live band next door played half the night. I will not be back.


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Rooms & Rates

Bridal Suite

Bridal Suite This room offers a comfortable queen size bed, a large standing tile shower and very quiet being tucked away in the back corner of the hotel. This room is located upstairs on the right side of the inn. Perfect for anniversaries or couples looking for a relaxing getaway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

1 (Standard Queen)

Deluxe Queen This room is located upstairs in the central, original building and overlooks third street and the downtown historic area. Beautifully tiled shower, ornate fireplace and reading desk are all features this room has to offer. Known by many as the Marti Room, being where Jose Marti, a cuban writer and freedom fighter called home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

2 (Standard Queen)

Deluxe Queen This room is located upstairs in the central, original building and offers a 4-Poster Queen sized bed, large tiled shower and built in vanity.This room has easy access to the back porch shaded by a 350 year old live oak tree.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

4 (Standard Queen)

Deluxe Queen This room is located upstairs in the central, original building and steps away from the back porch shaded year round by a 350 year old live oak tree. A rod iron bed, standing tile shower and built in vanity are some of the details of the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

5 (Standard King)

Grand King This spacious room offers a 4-poster comfortable king bed with lace fishnet canopy. An old fashioned claw-footed tub with shower that is open to the room and quite romantic is one of the many details of this room. This room also offers a fireplace, reading desk and comfortable seating space. Located downstairs in our eight room guest house and step away from our front porch overlooking third street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

6 (Deluxe Queen)

Grand Queen This room offers a comfortable queen size bed, elegant fireplace and a large bathroom with a 2 person jacuzzi tub, and separate glass-blocked shower.Located downstairs in our eight room guest house and just steps away from our front and back porches.Perfect for Honeymoons,anniversaries, or special ocassions. Downstairs

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

7 (Railroad Twin)

Railroad Twin Beds A quaint room with two twin beds, nice bathroom with large tiled shower. Perfect for friends and family travelling together.Also good for small children whose parents room could be right across the hall. This room is located downstairs in the eight room guest house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

8 (Standard Queen)

Deluxe Queen This room offers a comfortable bed, standing tile shower and very quiet being tucked away in the back corner overlooking the courtyard. This room is located downstairs in the eight room guest house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

9 (Standard King)

Grand King This guest room offers a king-size, four poster bed and an old fashioned claw-footed tub, tucked next to an elegant fireplace and open to the room. Other details include a reading desk, seating area and steps away from the front porch where rocking chairs are available to relax or read a book. Located upstairs in the eight room guest house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

10 (Deluxe Queen)

Grand Queen Queen guest room located upstairs which has access to both the front and back porches. This room offers a comfortable bed, ornate fireplace and large bathroom with a two person jacuzzi tub and standing glass-blocked shower. A great room for honeymoons, anniversaries, or a romantic get-away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

11 (Railroad Twin)

Railroad Twin Room A quaint room with 2 twin beds, nice bathroom with large standing tiled shower. Perfect for friends or family traveling together. Also a good choice for a less expensive room for a single traveller to enjoy the Florida House with us.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

12 (Standard Queen)

Deluxe Queen Queen guest room overlooking the courtyard and gradens. Offers a comfortable queen size bed, standing tile shower and an antique reading desk. Semi private back porch with seating.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

13 (Deluxe King)

French Country Themed King room, with comfortable four poster bed, fireplace, a large bathroom feauturing a built in vanity and two person jacuzzi tub. Located upstairs in the tree house wing looking out over the courtyard, fountain and gardens. A wonderful large new room added in 1998. Perfect setting for newlyweds, honeymooners, anniversaries or romantic getaways.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

14 (Deluxe King)

Rustic PrarieThemed King room with comfortable bed, stone fireplace, large bathroom with built in vanity and two person jacuzzi tub. Located upstairs in the tree house wing with large front porch and seating area. Perfect view of our brick courtyard, fountain and gardens. A wonderful large new room added in 1998.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

15 (Deluxe King)

Log Cabin Themed King room with comfortable bed, stacked slate stone fireplace and large bathroom with built in vanity and two person jacuzzi tub. Located upstairs in the tree house wing looking out over the courtyard, fountain and gardens. A wonderful large new room added in 1998.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

16 (Deluxe King)

Outdoorsman Themed King room with comfortable four poster bed, slate stone and wood fireplace and large bathroom with built in vanity and large two person jacuzzi tub. Located upstairs in the tree house wing with large porch and seating area. This suite room looks out over the courtyard, fountain and gardens. A wonderful large new room added in 1998.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

3 (Standard Queen)

Deluxe Queen This room is located upstairs in the central, original building and overlooks third street and the downtown historic area. Steps away from the front porch where seating is available. Offers a comfortable rod iron bed, large tiled standing shower and an ornate fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Island, Small town

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Directions to property:
Exit 373 on I-95, go East on Rte A1A 15 miles to Amelia Island, follow A1A which changes to 8th Street. Go approx. 3 miles. Make Left onto Centre Street, then left onto 3rd Street to the Inn which is located on 22 South 3rd Street.
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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Full Bar, Complimentary breakfast, Private Courtyard, Lunch available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Porch area in front or upstairs.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Service dogs are welcome with the proper paperwork.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays generally require two nights, but please ask.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: N/A
  • Cancellations: Cancellations: If you are unable to keep your booking and cancel 7 days or more prior to the arrival date, your deposit will be refunded minus a $35 cancellation fee. No refund if cancellation is made within 7 days from check-in date. Private events must be cancelled within 60 days. Due to our size and location cancellations affect us significantly.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sy Hubert

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30am-9:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Fried chicken
Fried chicken, sandwiches, salads, catering