Florida House Inn

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

Reviews

Overall
4.2

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

Anniversary Getaway

4.6 on October 05, 2017

We enjoyed our one night stay in the Bridal Suite for our anniversary. The room was spacious and very clean. The inn is in a great location downtown, walking distance to great restaurants and shopping. It would be nice if the website had more up-to-date information about events going on at the inn: the night we stayed, the mermaid bar was closed for a private event. It wasn't a huge deal to us, but it would have been nice to know. There also seems to be a discrepancy between the website and the inn policy as the website says late checkouts are available for $10 per hour as late as 1pm and the desk clerk told us 12pm was the latest and it was $15 per hour. Again, not a huge deal, but correct information on the website would be helpful.


100 year old gem

3.8 on October 02, 2017

This room is overtop a bar with live music on the weekends. It shuts down before 11:00 or close to it. I would not book it again for that reason. Breakfast was well done. The bar maid was kind and helpful. Bed rolled in the middle a good piece of plywood in the middle would help.


Probably wouldn't stay again nor recommend

1.4 on September 27, 2017

I was pretty excited to take my wife away for our 14th anniversary and thought this place would be a special place. While we enjoyed the downtown experience of Amelia Island we were less than impressed with the Florida House Inn. The room was OK but we've stayed in a number of great B&B's that didn't cost nearly $200 per night and were better satisfied than with this experience. The room seemed quite dusty as we began to sneeze upon walking in, the bed was quite firm and the Jacuzzi tub took what seemed like eternity to fill enough to enjoy a hot bath. Another disappointment was the breakfast. It seemed that prior reviews lauded the morning spread and we were really looking forward to it only to be met with a very basic quiche, over done sausage and a few other menial things.(Truly we've had a better free "continental" breakfast at a hotel costing $50 per night.) Finally, we were saddened by the lack of warm reception or interaction. From check in to check out we were not greeted even once. While privacy is nice our fondest memories of prior B&B's have been rich and warm conversation with the inn keepers. The location was very nice (Amelia) , however the experience certainly didn't call us to ever return again. We overheard one guest say they come every year and we wondered "Why?".


Florida House Inn B and B

4.0 on August 28, 2017

Very nice place. Staff was great! Wonderful breakfast.


Florida House

4.0 on August 11, 2017

Everything was great, especially the location...convenient to all. Only problem is pictures make the rooms look much larger than they are, but we didn't spend much, other than overnight, in the room. Beds were very comfortable and clean. Would definitely stay again. Marylou Sweat


Grab a piece of history!

3.0 on August 05, 2017

I spent one day and night in Fernandina, after coming here for years just for a few hours at a time. I loved my stay! The Florida House Inn was supremely relaxing and comfortable. Location can't be beat. I enjoyed two good restaurants on the same block, had a drink at sunset at the Salty Pelican, and took the Trolley Tour, which I highly recommend. Can't wait to go back!


Anniversary Getaway

4.2 on July 19, 2017

We enjoyed a three night stay for our anniversary. we enjoyed being able to walk around Historic Amelia Island and come back to the room to cool off and rest and drop off shopping bags. The breakfast wash morning was delicious! My husbands favorite part was that we could hear the live music from the Green Turtle Tavern next door from the porches and our room.


Nice place to stay overnight

3.6 on July 08, 2017

We have stayed at the Florida House Inn once before. It's nice, convenient to downtown and marina. We had the Bridal Suite and it's nice. Very large shower and little vanity in bathroom. No closet but some hooks on bathroom door sufficed. The desk clerk was in a hurry to leave when we arrived at 4:15pm but she had left the an envelope with the key and instructions. We didn't use dining room but the survey forced a response. The last time we stayed there it was fine


Wonderful!

5 on June 29, 2017

My husband and I wanted to take a day/night away. We love Amelia Island, and choosing The Florida Inn was perfect! They let us into our room early (12:45 PM) and from that point it was a relaxing, enjoyable time. Definitely a great place to stay!!


Nice place to stay.

3.8 on June 24, 2017

Perfect location, right in the middle of downtown. The staff was very friendly, and the breakfast was excellent!


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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

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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.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Cassie Haynes and 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


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