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
  • Service4.4
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

My review

4.0 on January 30, 2017

They need a new shower head in room #10 and more than 1 bath towel per adult.


Charming

3.6 on January 28, 2017

This charming Inn is in perfect walking distance to all of historic downtown. The mermaid bar in onsite and breakfast in included in your stay. The twin bedroom is extremely tiny but was fine for our girls trip. The Green Turtle Taven is literally next door and is #1 on TripAdvisor for local bars. It is noisy at night however but didn't keep us up. I recommend this Inn for location and charm.


Daughter's Wedding Day

5 on January 23, 2017

My daughter and now son-in-law chose The Florida House Inn as the venue for their January 17th wedding, yes it was a Tuesday night! I cannot say enough wonderful comments about the courteous, helpful staff who went out of their way to assist us as we prepared for the big event. The dining area was set up as we expected and the room was perfectly intimate for a post wedding dinner. The food was exceptional, servers gracious, and several of the party paid respect to the chef! Outstanding fare! The rooms were quaint, well stocked with nice toiletries and towels, and perfect for the venue. The Florida House Inn is located in beautiful Fernandina Beach, walking distance to many eclectic shops, restaurants, an Amelia River. If you do not make reservations at the Inn on your next trip to North Florida, or have dinner you have made a mistake! Outstanding all around and I never give raves such as this review, but The Florida House Inn earned it!!


FLA STAY

4.2 on January 12, 2017

Great stop over while traveling. Inn is at perfect location in town. great breakfast and nice bar.


Overnight stay

4.0 on January 05, 2017

Very charming, centrally located downtown. Rooms were comfortable, it felt like being home. It was a tiny bit pricey. The breakfast was not very extensive but the outside patio area and front porch are phenomenal.


wedding night

5 on December 03, 2016

my husband and i are locals, we decided to do a small courthouse wedding and stay the night here. It was great and lived up to all the expectations we had.


Lovely Place

5 on November 20, 2016

Great B & B. Everyone was very hospitable and very nice. The rooms requested were just as pictured and lovely. Breakfast was made to order and everyone was pleased. Can't say enough about the staff. There was a band playing nearby which some of us heard and others didn't so it really wasn't an issue. Had a great time for Mom's 80th birthday!!


Trip to Amelia Island

4.0 on September 21, 2016

The Fla. Inn was a beautiful old building with an excellent atmosphere. Sitting in the courtyard drinking our morning coffee was a great way to start the day. Proximity to restaurants and shops allowed us to park the car for our entire stay. We had a very enjoyable stay. Ashley & Carl McDermott


Warm/convenient

4.8 on September 14, 2016

Enjoyed the stay very much. A lovely and convenient setting. we were able to walk from our room to the interesting shops and restaurants. we visited the close by beaches and traveled the island . Wonderful trip and pleasurable time with my daughter.Thank you.


Loved it!

3.8 on August 25, 2016

Lovely rooms in a perfect area for walking downtown. Loved it!


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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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