Embassy Suites Hotel Jacksonville - Baymeadows
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ORD to JAX on United arrived early, so we had some time to do some sightseeing of Jacksonville with our Budget rental. We viewed the Riverwalk, Football Stadium and beach areas. Upon arrival at the Embassy Suites-Baymeadows, we were disappointed at the immediate areas of closed restaurants, vacant lots and run down other hotels. The Embassy looked …
... ve had quite a busy week this week so it's nice to be having a bit of a rest tonight. On Tuesday I went to the 'Trivia' night with the nurses again to make use of our winnings from Friday. This week I was actually of some use though and came up with quite a few answers. Here's one for you (and don't use google!): What is the only word in the English language that ends with "amt"? I thought I'd make it an interactive blog this week; unfortunately I can't ...
... even coming up with a basic treatment plan can be difficult. Especially as paracetamol forms a large part of my treatment for most diseases (as some certain family members have remarked...) The afternoons I mostly get to myself. After lunch I read a bit of my book down by the river and then usually head off to the gym. Their facilities are great and it's all free, which is just as well because I've had to eat a lot of microwaveable rubbish this week. One way or another I'll ...
We had a great day touring St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States. We took the trolley around and really enjoyed seeing this beautiful city. Yesterday it rained all day but today was clear if a little cool.
Never knew that the history of United States really started here. This colony started before Jamestown. Ponce de Leon was not looking for the Fountain of Youth, he was looking for gold for the King of Spain.
... over the Station tannoy. The first person I talked to phoned Commander Lesser (the GP in charge of me) to say I was there, and they were expecting me which was nice. He then went on to tell me he liked United when I told him I support City which was not nice. Commander Lesser came to grab me, and with my bag still on my back and hat in hand he called in the first patient and we started the day. I didn't expect to be put to work so quickly, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Hotel Jacksonville - Baymeadows
Where do I begin? I was traveling for business, and the reservations were made by the host. The hotel is nice in the common areas, but the rooms are old and run down.
We stayed during a busy Jacksonville event and found the motel efficient and friendly. Our suite was clean and fresh, quiet, and nicely presented. Check-in and check-out were smooth. I would definitely stay here again.
Was management not expecting the hords of guests who came into town for the bowl game? Towels were not replaced. The bathroom amenities were limited to small bottles of shampoo and lotion and small bars of soap. I sorely missed hair conditioner. On Sunday, January 1 the line at the manager's reception snaked through the eating area. Initially, only one person was pouring beverages. Later the on-duty manager did appear to help. Unfortunately, the line was again present on January 2. The snacks were disappointing; potato and corn chips and salsa. Perhaps in consolation, the drinks were generous. Breakfast on January 2, 2006 was a zoo! Obviously, many of the guests had large number of bodies crammed into their suites. The crowd was overwhelming and the floor was a sticky mess. The food was depleted. Half frozen doughnuts were put out at 9:00 a.m. Speaking of breakfast - only eggs are available at the "cook to order station". I would rate the breakfast poorly compared to other Embassy Suites. The morning of January 1 only one fruit (melon) was presented. The hot dishes never vary. In fact they are listed so you can be certain that the choice will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, grits, hash browns, sausage & bacon. Pass on the hash browns as they are "reconstitued potatoes" and have that "instant potato" flavor.
Loved this place. Check-in was quick and easy; very professional staff (including housekeeping). Beautiful courtyard. Very sunny and warm. Glass elevators. Loved that rooms were centered around the courtyard. Kids loved the heated indoor pool area and the wall murals. It felt like a warm bath. Would love to see a restroom in the pool area, instead of having to walk wet across the hallway to the locker room and then use my hotel key again for pool re-entry. Free cocktails (alcoholic/non) in the evenings with snacks (we had cheese nachos and Shirley Temples) in the courtyard (we sat in the gazebo). Complimentary breakfast with very good selection. Omelettes were made to order. Rooms were spacious and perfect for families with kids. We had a 2-room King bed with wall unit/vanity and a pullout sofa-bed in living area for the kids. Two TV's. Microwave and refrigerator. Sink. Dining table. Only gripe was that the living room curtains didn't close enough to keep bypassers from possibly peeking in at night. No problems though. Bed was spacious, but average. Easy check-out (electronic stations in lobby) got us on our way quickly. Very professional. Highly recommended. Would stay here again.
I had booked a room for 4 nights back in July with a reasonable rate. In August I noticed that there was an AARP rate available for $10 a night less. That rate wasn't there when I originally had booked it. I called Embassy 800 number and asked if I could rebook at the lower rate and they were very accomodating.
I stayed here at the end of August for a business trip. I was very pleased with most all aspects of the hotel. The Mediterranean feel of the cental courtyard is absolutely beautiful. And the view from the glass elevators made the morning trips down to breakfast and to the start of the meetings so enjoyable. The rooms were very spacious and clean. The only problem was that I could not get the room to a comfortable temperature. Even when I turned the A/C off completely, it was still cold! But, since I didn't spend much time in the room, it wasn't a big deal. Just bundled up good at night. The breakfasts were great. I didn't use the restaurant (although it seemed kinda small) but did spend about an hour in the bar area one night when I just couldn't seem to wind down. The bartender was very friendly and attentive. One other minor complaint, and this is at no fault of the hotel, was that my room was on the front side of the hotel and there was roadwork being done on Baymeadows that started about 9pm each night. Kinda noisy and there were some flashing yellow/orange caution lights that made their way through the curtains. If you're planning a trip in the next week or so, I would call the hotel to see if they're still doing roadwork there, and if so, request a room towards the back of the hotel. The only other complaint would be that the side door that I used to enter and exit the hotel seemed to be the general smoking area for the hotel staff and any other guests. Being a non-smoker, it wasn't very pleasant to have to walk through the blue cloud of smoke every time I left or came back. After the 3rd time, I just started using the front entrance instead.
The Embassy Suites on Baymeadows in Jacksonville, Florida is a great hotel for the whole family. From check in to check out, our experience was superb. The front desk was friendly and quickly handled any questions or request we had during our stay, including providing us with daily movie listings and extra pillows. The hotel is conveniently located on Baymeadows Dr, just off of I-95. From there we were able to drive to downtown and the beaches, as well as the local malls, fairly quickly. The two-room suites were roomy and clean. My only complaint about the rooms would be that there was no ventilation or A/C in the bathrooms, so hot showers made the room humid. Overall the accomodations were great. Our favorite feature of Embassy Suites is the cook-to-order breakfasts, and the kids enjoyed the indoor, heated pool. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to the Jacksonville area in need of a suite or a family who needs to share a room with small children.
Wonderful stay !!
Myself, fiancee and daughter stayed here for one night en-route to Orlando and thought it was a wonderful hotel. The suite was quite spacious and well equipped and well maintained. The breakfast was very average but as it was included in the price (and plentiful), it was ok. The main highlight for me was the friendliness of the staff...a credit to the hotel. If we ever are in Jacksonville again, we will not hesitate to use this hotel.
This hotel is generally run down and old looking. The rooms were clean but, again, looked run down and the linens were rough. Our deal came with breakfast and this breakfast was terrible-- greasy omlettes and a few cartons of yogurt. The worst was the swimming pool-- it hadn't been well-cleaned and had lots of hair in it!!
Embassy a great way to get out of the house but not out of town!!
We enjoy visiting the close by Embassy in Jax, Brunswick, and Orlando.
We are a family of four that can all find fun at your Hotels. Every year we come for our kids birthday. The kids are allowed to bring a friend and other families get a room along side of ours. The kids have a blast in the pool and the adults go to happy hour!! In the morning we all meet for a wonderful buffet. I would like to offer some advice, Happy hour has lost some of its fun, no snacks and each place now dictates what is on happy hour. When did coconut rum become a top shelf drink??