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
4.1

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service4.3
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.0

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.


Adorable historic inn

3.6 on March 20, 2016

The rooms are very lodge-y which was unexpected but I loved it. The patio area is very cute. The bar is not open very late at night because they only have one very nice boy who works long days. Breakfast is the same every day, but try the homemade jelly--it's to die for!


Very nice inn

4.6 on March 16, 2016

Wonderfully friendly staff made this a great visit in very nice accommodations.


Great Weekend At Florida House Inn

4.2 on March 14, 2016

Eleven of us recently spent a weekend at the Florida House Inn and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Comfortable rooms and beds, great staff, fun drinks at the bar, and the BEST breakfast. We loved being able to walk to downtown Fernandina Beach.


Love the mermaid bar

3.2 on March 13, 2016

we have stayed here twice and would not want to stay anywhere else


A lovely home with a wonderful staff!

4.2 on March 11, 2016

The Florida House Inn is situated in a perfect area in Fernandina Beach. The staff were friendly and efficient and the home is beautiful! The only critisim, I have is that the fire places are listed in several of the rooms, I think it should be notated that they do not work and are unable to per Florida State Law. The only other thing that I noticed is the garden tub had dark brown here in the jets after I finished my bath. I am blonde so I know that it wasn't my own.


Good Price for Room

3.6 on January 15, 2016

On the whole, I enjoyed my brief stay very much. My only complaint about the room, which was otherwise very nice, was that it was very hot. The weather was warmer than usual down there during winter, so maybe the manager didn't have the air cranked up or whatever, but it was stifling in the room. Not a bad thing, as I spent most of my time out and about, but could have been a big problem in summer! Otherwise, I highly recommend it.


Great stay.

4.6 on December 27, 2015

Everything was great.


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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