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Florida House Inn

20 South 3rd Street Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 USA (Show map)
4.2
28 Reviews
$130 - $200
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Bridal Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

1

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

2

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

16

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

3

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.2

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  • Guest room3.9
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.1

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A family weekend

4.6 on October 23, 2014

The room was ok but the bathroom facilities - especially the rocking tub in the so-so shower left a bit to be desired. No place to hangs a hand towel and no shelf or assistance bars to climb in and out of the precarious shower


Second time staying at the Florida House.

4.6 on October 21, 2014

Great place to come for a low key getaway. Quaint and laid back. Walking distance to good restaurant and shops. Good place to ride bikes and look at Victorian homes.


Beautifully and tastefully decorated -angels and bikes

4.4 on August 26, 2014

This B&B takes the prize for the most beautiful and tasteful - and delightful- decor. I was delighted when I walked in our room and saw the muslin window treatments, done with a Paris motif, and the two wall "pictures" above the beds: brass-looking angel wings were superimposed on muslin cloth with bicycle and Eiffel Tower print. What a coincidence, since my husband and I have met many "angels" on our cycling trip. I was also very impressed by the front porch, and the cleanliness of the place, except for our inner shower curtain, which had some mold on it. Breakfast on the back porch was superb. The only suggestion I have is to sound proof the rooms more -not sure this is possible in an old house, because in the middle of the night, the person above us seemed to be moving furniture; plus we could hear the noise from the outside bar and grill next door. We would have stayed an extra night if not for the noise. Next time I visit I will definitely stay again, but on the other side of the house, and in an upstairs room.


Wonderful, relaxing B&B

5 on July 21, 2014

Our stay was wonderful! Such an adorable B&B. I would definitely stay there again!!


A quick stay

4.4 on July 14, 2014

First time to Amelia Island, and Fernandina Beach, we were looking for some place that had a unique feel, we found it here. The staff was wonderful, when we realize we were going to much later than we thought on arriving we called and they let us know what the procedure was, everyone was very helpful in recommending places to see and eat, the Mermaid Bar is wonderful, relaxing, as is the court yard, loved reading my book with the fountain trickling in the background. The room, was very comfortable and clean, also roomy, we booked one of the king rooms, we were in the front of the Inn over looking 3rd, very easy to access the front porch, but also was very quite, as we did not here any street traffic or music from the Green Turtle Tavern next door, beds are very comfortable, and as I said the room very clean. Also, since we had appointments a Mayo Clinic, we were going to need to check out and hour or so later than normal, the staff was wonderful and it was absolutely no problem. We will definitely stay there again, maybe this September!


Perfect location!

4.6 on July 09, 2014

Loved it here! So cute. Everyone was very friendly. Great service. Great location. Can't wait to go back!


Great location, cute property

2.6 on July 07, 2014

My wife and I did a one night stay here and got the smallest room by choice. If you're just in town for a quick trip the small room is okay but for a longer stay upgrade to a standard room. Great location and close to all the fun in the historic area. Skip the breakfast - worst ever!


Overall wonderful experience.

5 on June 23, 2014

We had a wonderful experience here. The rooms were unique, clean and comfortable. We also had a drink at the bar and the service was excellent. On the morning of our departure we had lunch here and it was incredible. I recommend this place all around.


Stay at the Florida House Inn

4.6 on June 19, 2014

Our room was clean and very charming. The only reason I gave it four stars is because there was only a very sheer curtain covering our window, which looked out on a balcony that other guests used. The breakfast was great and the gardens were beautiful. The location was right in the middle of all the shops and restaurants in the historic district. We will be coming back!


Nice for first visit, but found better options while there

3.0 on June 15, 2014

We stayed for two nights, Friday and Saturday. Room #14 was nice and roomy, with comfortable king bed and cold a/c. We felt that the bathroom could have used some attention: no curtain in window, paint/plaster flaking off beside the only towel bar, no hooks for robe, etc., handle on vanity pulled off when we opened drawer, lots of soap scum on shower caddy was a bit icky to find, no hot water on Sunday morning. The closet contained the mini-fridge...door would not stay closed on closet. The flat screen tv was inside a cabinet, small size...but we didn't want to watch tv anyhow, so didn't bother us. When we first arrived and walked from rear parking lot into courtyard, it was absolutely beautiful! Fountain, Tables, white lights strung from above...we imagined ourselves sitting out there every night. Unfortunately, a wedding took place there Saturday evening into late night, so we were unable to enjoy that area at all. We stayed either in our room or on the porch just outside (that looked directly over the courtyard and wedding.) We also learned that they own the next door "green turtle" bar that was very loud with music until very late. Make sure to ask for a room away from the bar if you want a somewhat peaceful evening, and then set your a/c to "constant fan" to drown out the noise! The staff was very friendly...breakfast exceptional. Tried the fried chicken one day for lunch and it was excellent! Coffee (Keurig) in their parlor at any time, but no fruit as mentioned on website. We decided that next time we would stay somewhere else, but perhaps come for their lunch in the restaurant. The rooms/property was just not private/quiet enough for us, and a bit pricey for what we had.


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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, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, 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, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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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: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays generally require two nights, but please ask.
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: N/A
  • Cancellations: Cancellations: 14 day cancellation policy. Private events must be cancelled within 60 days. Due to our size and location cancellations affect us significantly.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Emily Sands/Marshall Sands

Languages spoken

English

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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


Details

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

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