Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
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Historical Traveler Reviews Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
A thankgiving to Rmember
I took my wife, 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter and we stayed at the inn. The room was more than satisfactory, clean and the house keeping service was excellent. The view from the room of the ocean and marshes was spectaular.
The Thanksgiving feast at the inn was uncomparable, offering a wide array of hot and cold entres, soups, salad, seafood, traditional trimmings and (the best part) deserts.
I played the ocean links with my son and the green were well kept and the holes on the ocean were windy and challenging as expected.
The clay tennis courts were rolled to perfection and well maintained, the bicycle rental were in good working condition and the class and quality of people working at and visiting the resort were what you would expect for a quality property.
Don't think twice. Go and enjoy!
Outstanding in from every aspect, beautiful location & beach!
The hotel's location and view of the ocean is incredible. The hotel advertised there ocean front hotel rooms as luxury, but they were slightly above average. The oceanview is what sets this hotel apart and the rooms offer fantastic ocean views. During our stay the hotel staff was very attentive and fulfilled our every desire. The pool and recreactional facilities were superb. Although we did not play the ocean link golf course, the golf course is beautifiul nestle along the ocean front. We ate off property our entire stay and cannot rate the food or food service. We would stay again at this wonderful hotel.
Big Waste of Money
This resort/hotel is by far the worst that I have ever stayed in at this price range ($200-$300 per night). My wife and I stayed in one of the Court Side condos, and while the rooms were clean, they were spartan (no ammenities). Room service, or even just ordering an extra blancket was a terrible inconvenience (took at least 2 hours to get a human body to the room--no exageration). While there are many resort facilities (beach, golf course, etc), we found them all to be run down and crowded. The beach and pool were big dissapointments (very dirty and packed with people). When we tried the much touted (and expensive) "formal" dinning room we found that the food was overcooked, the service was sluggish, and the room itself was full of screaming children (the management did nothing to quiet the children despite the fact that several parties complained). The other eating facilities were so slow, that it was beyond belief (very hard to swallow in light of the fact that there is a 15 percent "service" charge added onto every bill). The "nature center" was the biggest joke-- a small hut in the middle of a crowded and traffic congested road.
We stayed at the Plantation on Labor day weekend (checked out early on Sunday because were so dissapointed). We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island over Fourth of July. Ritz was more expensive, but was worth every penny (Ritz was wonderful--everything the plantation is not).
Really, DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL.
Beautiful but Overpriced
The only thing worth the money it cost to stay here was the view and beautifully landscaping surrounding the hotel. The room was nicely furnished but had no amenities. Refrigerators were $25 extra for the week. The golf courses were not worth the $120 it cost to golf there.
Everything in the hotel has a 20% service charge attached to it. This becomes very expensive. Just to order 1 beer and 1 mixed drink can run about $12. Umbrella and 2 chairs for a day on the beach is $25. After 7 days it would have cost me an additional $175 just to be comfortable on the beach. One day they closed 1 of the pools for a private party in which the participants just sat around the pool not swimming but just getting sloshed. This ended up to be an all night drinking party which lasted past 2:00 AM. Thanks Omnicare for keeping me awake all night!
After paying $2100 just for a room for 7 nights I think we should be able to swim anywhere we want! Closing the pool is not how you treat paying guests. This hotel is not worth the money!
Beautiful resort disappointing accomodations
Stayed at the resort August 9 - 16th on family vacation. We stayed in a Turtle Dunes condo which I think was the best thing available for rental. Although the 3 bedroom was extremely spacious and the view was unbelievable, the condo was in dire need of renovating and the decor was very dated. Not at all what I expected for the cost. On the other hand, the activities available at the resort were incredible; golf, tennis, biking, fishing, horseback riding, pools, beaches, game room, kids camp, nature center (disappointing), spa, shopping and more. The scenery was picturesque and the service was above standard. Overall, I would recommend it but don't expect too much from the accomodations.
A Big Disappointment
I recently attended a meeting here and from the brochure, price, etc. I thought this would be a very nice place-- I stayed in one of thier condo's (Sea Dunes I think) and the room was very small with virtually no ammenities-- The small refrigerator did not work and there was no ice machine-- You had to call room service to get them to bring you some ice which usually took an hour or more to arrive-- The pictures in thier brochure must be of rooms in private condo's, not the ones they rent out-- I would not stay there again for $100.00 a night and do not see how they justify rates of $170.00 - $300.00 a night for a single small room.
Stayed for conference in June, 2003. Room at the Sandcastle (one of the hotels at the Plantation) was spacious, but needed renovating (e.g., chipped doors in bathroom, balcony screen door not working properly).
In contrast with the room, the bathroom was cramped -- although the additional sink was a nice touch, and helped. Loved the big closet, and in-room safe. Coffee, with coffee maker, refridgerator, and bath amenities were fantastic. The decor was a bit shabby, and found the sheets & foam pillows uncomfortably (prefer 100% cotton sheets, down pillows). The balcony overlooking the ocean was fabulous! Only surprise came one morning, while eating breakfast on the balcony. Suddenly, my friend & I were interrupted by a man on the roof, looking down at us, while we ate... He explained that they needed to complete some work on the roof. Thank goodness that we were properly dressed. Would have been nice if the construction mess had been cleaned afterwards. Had to wear shoes rest of stay to avoid puncturing feet. Lunch at the Dining Room (in the Inn) was fantastic -- the view was amazing. Okay food at Mar.
Burchette, but did not appreciate the automatic 20% service charge for lunch. The $7 "resort fee" remains a mystery to me. Otherwise the staff & service were impeccable, although not very good value for $$$.
A bit of heaven
Amelia Island Plantation in Feb. 2003 was a little bit of heaven. Lovely accomodations on a beautiful plantation. Weather was a little cool but the warmth of the staff more than made up for it. Great tram service to take you where and when you wanted to go. Good food, slightlty erratic housekeeping and great spa services made this the place for a more than pleasant vacation. I would highly recommend it.
Old style Florida
The Plantation is lovely, old Florida --lots of oaks and cypress trees and gorgeous white sand and decent surf. We enjoyed it--not especially glamorous but very comfortable.
What a disappointment! I had visited the Plantation years ago, and talked my husband into going again. Big mistake. I should have been tipped off by the reservation agent's refusal to tell me exactly which condo (there are quite a few) we would be staying in, so we could only hope it was a newer one. When we arrived, we waited over an hour for check-in - not easy when you have 2 children with nowhere to go.
Finally, we were sent to our condo, which was really horrid. Dirty, old, and a bad layout. The balcony was closed in with no real view and no air-draft. It was as if we were in a pouch, if you can imagine! I was thouroughly embarrassed to have suggested such a place.
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Beautiful park ! Many places to fish.
Not dog friendly.
Half campsites were on the beach and half on the river.
Riverside has one bathhouse / Air conditioned but not close to all the sites.
Large sites overall.
Rained the first day, flooded 95% of the riverside sites, ours (#54) was the worst with at least 4" of standing water.
No vacant dry spots. Refund issued returned home.
Will try again during dry season. (maybe)
... in Deland, we loaded up the Grumman Tiger and headed northwest. The tailwinds we enjoyed coming south were now against us, and the trashy weather in north Florida meant filing IFR to get out of the state. Made it back to Bozeman after an overnight in Kearney, KS. When we taxied in at Kearney, the EAAs B-17 , "Aluminum Overcast" was sitting on the ramp to great ...
... already. Like, tomorrow I will be on a plane on my way to be reunited with my husband FINALLY. This entire week we've been giddy with excitement ending our FaceTime convos with "See you Saturday" in lieu of our normal goodbyes. It's no longer 'goodbye', it's 'see you soon', and for anyone who has had to deal with being separated from a loved one, it's an amazing thing.
I have 25 hours or so of travel that begin early tomorrow morning. Until then.
Celebrating Father's Day in June this year, Greg opened his new tool chest before we all piled into the car to travel to Amelia Island.
Amelia Island is an island in Nassau County, Florida. One of the southernmost of the Sea Islands, a chain of barrier islands stretching along the east coast of the United States from South Carolina to Florida, it is 21 km long and approximately 6.4 km wide at its widest ...
... fun a trip. It's a good 30 minute walk from the hotel so I had to make sure I only got the bare essentials, whilst also trying to work out what I could cook in the microwave. I spent an annoying $60 and didn't have my change to tip the bag packing man, who told me "we cool" when I broke the bad news, and off I went with my seven bags (see photo!). I managed ten minutes of walking before I had a rest, which depressingly still left me in sight of ...