Terrific Family Vacation A review of Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
Let me preface my comments by saying that I have had the good fortune to stay at many fine resorts both here in the US and abroad. Also, I am very selective as to my accommodations, and have been known to check in and out of a hotel within minutes of arrival. That being the case, we selected the Inn & Club at Ponte Vedra for this summer's family beach vacation. We considered returning to one of our old "driving distance" favorites, The Cloister on Sea Island or the Sanderling Inn on NC's Outer Banks (Duck). Also, I called (many times!) The Sanctuary at Kiawah hoping they would be open sooner than expected (August 20th), but to no avail. I was somewhat reluctant to try PV, but after talking with the Inn's great reservation team, I decided to give them a try (I did have a back-up plan though!). At check-in, I was pleased to find out that the US Men's Olympic basketball team was also staying at the Inn! Without a doubt, this is one exceptional property! The entire staff was terrific, and greeted our family (wife and two girls) by name for the duration of our stay. Every employee, from housekeeping on up, far exceeded our expectations. Our large and luxurious room in the historic Inn was superb, as was breakfast in the Dining Room each morning. Dinner at Seafoam was exceptional, and our view overlooking the Atlantic added to an awesome dining experience. I have nothing but the highest ratings for this property, and would highly encourage you to book a visit as soon as your circumstances permit. This place has it all; outstanding dining options for all tastes, terrific tennis, great golf, wonderful Spa, excellent outdoor pool network (family, adult, etc.), and a beautiful (and wide) beachfront location (shell hunter's dream!). The Inn & Club will become a regular destination for our family, and if you value the highest level of personal service coupled with a "true" five star setting, it should be on your short list too. This is, without a doubt, the most luxurious of all properties listed above, and our new personal favorite!