So, I have a friend that is from Jacksonville Florida and we got to talking about the service industry. We were curious about how South African hotels differ from American hotels so we did a study on both splitting the two but gave a twist of researching each other’s respective countries.
Hence, I got Florida and she got Cape town. I thought I would just put my finds on my blog ergo here we go below the Hotels on Southside Blvd Jacksonville Fl.
1. Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville
Address: 9745 Gate Pkwy N, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: (904) 997-6600
This is a modern yet classy hotel that offers free breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking, you have access to a gorgeous pool and wonderful fitness centre but your furry friend (if you have one) is not allowed. The suites are sanitised and super-clean waiting your arrival with beautiful as well as homey feel injected into the deco to make you feel welcomed.
The onsite Pavilion Pantry operates 24/7 allowing freedom when the munchies hit at ungodly hours and to make things even more interesting there is a hot tub on the premises as well. Check in times are at 3pm and check out time is 12pm.
2. Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park
Address: 4812 W Deer Lake Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: (904) 998-4448
This hotel has a retro and innovative feel to it with extra touches like on-site charging stations for tesla drivers and pet friendly environment. The additional offers of free Wi-Fi and fully kitted clean/sanitised rooms for your convenience. Speaking of the rooms, they are fitted for comfort and tastefully decorated to suite even the most discerning deco snob.
The parking is free and they even have a laundry onsite which coin operated. You have to pay for your breakfast however the choices are delicious array of on-the-go convenience to hot and linger yumminess. There is even an onsite heated splash pool and an onsite fitness centre. Check in is at 3pm and check out time is at 12pm.
3. Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Baymeadows
Address: 9300 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Phone: (904) 731-3555
This hotel offers clean lines and sophistication with touches of modern splashed in for interest. The colours are neutral creating a soothing and calming environment which is perfect to unwind. The lovely indoor pool and fitness lends to the serene feel of the place. The onsite eating facilities offer delicious sustenance and the hotel offers free breakfast too.
Free parking makes coming and going a breeze. The pet friendly allowance lets you bring your furry friend along to relax with you which is a nice addition. The check in times is 3pm and check out is 12pm.
4. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Jacksonville
Address: 4385 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 997-6650
This is hotel is old school elegance, very classic and simple yet regal. This hotel even though completely sanitised and hypoallergenic, they still allow pets and as a nice bonus has free WIFI. Wheel chair accessible and even has a hair salon. The fitness centre is equipped with elliptical machine, treadmill and free weights.
The outdoor pool and hot tub offer dipping preferences. However, no breakfast is offered but there is an onsite restaurant. A wide variety of facilities offer an array of activities from lazing on the beach front and for the more adventurous horseback riding as well as snorkelling. The check in is at 3pm and check out is 11am.
5. Hotel Indigo Jacksonville-Deerwood Park
Address: 9840 Tapestry Park Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Tel: (904) 996-7199
This hotel is filled with colour and wall murals, sitting on a lake like a majestic apparition than adds a touch of whimsy. The air conditioned and bright modern room is filled with vibrance as well as modern amenities. The hotel is Covid compliant and all protocols are in place. The onsite restaurant offers yummy foods for every pallet.
The bar sits on the lakeside patio and offers as array of colourful drinks. The beach is nearby too if you want sand between your toes or a 24-hour business centre if your trip is more business than pleasure. Check in is 3pm and check out is 12pm.
This hotel is chic flamboyance at its best with modern twists of beautiful style and elegance. Filled with every convenience and amenities, this hotel functions with strict safety protocols yet still like a well-oiled machine. Situated at the water edge, the hotel stands tall with regal poise offering guests comfort and exclusivity.
A ready fitness centre and heated outdoor pool offer stimulating exercise choices. The free breakfast is always a plus in my book and with free Wi-Fi you can never go wrong. Digital check-in and the air-conditioned rooms are always a welcomed addition.
Well, I have found in my research comparison to overseas hotels to our local hotels is that they are not all that different. Some hotels offer more than others but then again so do ours, I guess it all depends on your needs and requirements from your stay. I gleaned that even the standard looks of the hotels are similar yet differ in tastes and style.
Only obvious difference is the location and placement aka different continent. I would love to see these hotels in person one day but I won’t lose sleep over it because they are so similar to ours however that might be just my bias speaking.