Ask me where my happy place is and I’ll direct you to The Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
If you don’t think tropical vacation when you hear Hampton Inn, then this hotel will change your mind. This hotel has everything you need to relax and refresh your mind. The first thing you’ll notice is the friendly and helpful staff. Everyone we encountered truly seems to love what they do and go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The rooms are clean and spacious. If you visit be sure to get a balcony room facing the ocean. Some rooms will have partial views.
The pool is tropical, with cascading waterfalls and plenty of comfortable lounge chairs and a hot tub. The pool is immaculately clean and heated for cooler nights. This gives you access to the pool even in the cooler months. We visited in November once and the pool was the perfect temperature. If your hungry, don’t worry poolside dining is available and of course some wonderful drinks.
The thing that really hooked us on the Hampton Inn Jacksonville Beach is the Tiki Bar, also known as the Tides restaurant. Romantically situated with a stunning view of the beach. Outgoing bartenders that treat you like family. Want a beer, a mixed drink or a frozen drink, they’ve got it. The atmosphere is fun. The Tiki Bar is not exclusively for hotel guests and will welcome anyone. So even if your not staying at this resort you can still visit the bar. This is the only bar we’ve found in our travels to Jacksonville Beach that gives you easy beach access and fantastic views. There are plenty of tables available, but truly the place to be is sitting at the bar. You get an interesting crowd of people who are there for the same reason you are. You can let your guard down and strike up a conversation with others. If you’re looking for a more secluded place then the tables are wonderful. Food is also served in this area and again you don’t need to be staying at the hotel to eat here. Some evenings we found live music being played. You may want to check their Facebook page for dates and times. Want to have a beer and play some games then there’s corn hole in a sandy area to the right of the bar.
Easy beach access is a highlight of this hotel and views of the Atlantic Ocean. I recommend getting up one morning early to see the sun rise. Grab yourself a cup of free coffee and enjoy the spectacular view. Being steps away from the beach, food and restroom facilities takes all the work out of enjoying your day. If you don’t have your own beach chairs or just want to upgrade. Right as you access the beach you will find comfy beach chairs and umbrellas for rent. Need a quick rinse after your relaxing day, no worries there’s a refreshing shower located just as you enter back on to the Hampton Inn property.
I would definitely recommend becoming a Hilton Honors Member. The Hampton Inn is part of this family of hotels and gives great incentives to their members. If you don’t already have one be sure to enroll before planning your trip.
If you visit, let me know if this The Hampton Inn Oceanfront Jacksonville Beach becomes your happy place too.
1515 First Street North, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, 32250, USA TEL: +1-904-241-2311 FAX: +1-904-249-3830