The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s. It is located in Treaty Oak Park in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville. Downtown riverwalk. Perfect stretch of land to get away from the noises of the city. #florida #jacksonville #colorful Lift bridge in motion for the active waterway below on St John's River. The Jacksonville Terminal welcomed visitors to Florida since 1919. Today it is the Prime Osborne Convention Center. The present building replaced the 1894 Flagler built station on the same location. Some of the Bay St portion of the original station was used in the new complex for offices, baggage and storage. Flagler relocated McCoy’s Creek to build the first station and the new station relocated the creek two more times. This was done by filling and driving piles to firm the ground.
The Atlantic Coast Line, Florida East Coast, Seaboard Air Line, Georgia Southern & Florida, and Southern all had joint ownership (GS&F and Southern making its ¼ share). When the Terminal opened, all the Miami trains ran down the FEC making the majority “pull through” while the Tampa St Pete trains were turned and backed in. This operation made the location good for Downtown Jacksonville, it had been considered to move the new station north between Myrtle Ave (I-95) and Enterprise St (Beaver St). As mentioned before, the creek was located twice with the new terminal because shortly after opening the Florida Boom created even more traffic necessitating adding more tracks. Employees knew the name of this addition as “New Town”. During the depression this same area was closed off from use due to the lack of business. With the advent of WWII the Terminal was once again in full swing. It now had 26 tracks with 15 stub and 11 thru platform tracks along with several freight through lines, one ACL warehouse lead, one SAL Hogan St lead and the last outside track was for FEC #31. The thru tracks were reached using a subway platform with ramps to track level. The head-house itself was 150’long with 14 columns and an 80’ high ceiling. It had a large Black waiting room between the main concourse and Bay St with its own restaurant, while the other end had large lounge areas for men and women, a bar, and restaurant. Both ends also had second and third floors for various office uses. The Pullman porters had rooms on the Bay St end and in the 60’s housed the Gateway Model RR club. When the need for separate waiting rooms ended, the Black waiting room was changed to create more baggage area and in the front added office and store space. The Terminal Watch Co. and a few others used these facilities.
The US Post Office had a large complex with loading platforms just north of the Terminal. Around the curve towards the Seaboard, REA had a very massive yard area with office buildings and loading platforms. Freight operations included feed mills, icehouses, A&P, Florida Machine, Florida Rag and others over the years. The Terminal also had a very large coach yard and roundhouse facility.
Three interlocking towers controlled the operations in the plant. Beaver St tower (BS) controlled the north end between the ACL Moncrief Yard and Waycross /Sanford Sub, the GS&F mainline, and the SAL Everett Sub diamond crossing all tracks. Myrtle Ave (MA) controlled all of the north throat leads in and out of the Terminal, also the lead south to the ACL Sanford Sub, the north lead to the SAL Everett Sub, and the Terminal Mainline to the Seaboard’s south/west lines. Lee St (A) tower controlled the south end of the Terminal to the FEC and downtown leads for ACL & SAL.
Operations changed over the years. The Seaboard built their own mainline to Miami in 1927, creating all through Seaboard trains to back end, while the ACL continued to pull thru until the FEC strike in 1963. Afterwards all trains on the ACL backed into the Terminal for Miami and routed down the Sanford Sub to Auburn-dale via SAL to Miami. A major change was made in the early sixties, when, the wood platforms were paved, the shed roofs received metal covers, some of the freight tracks were dug deeper under Lee St and Riverside viaduct to clear higher railcars, but the biggest visual change was the beautiful station had a low ceiling installed concealing an attempt to add floors above the waiting room. In 1963, FEC ceased through passenger service when a strike broke out, 1964 Southern ceased passenger service to Florida. 1967 SCL was created, and July 1968, the last FEC remnant of a two car local passenger service, (ordered back by the courts in1965) made its last trip. In 1971 Amtrak left only four trains operating in both directions. On January 3, 1974 the Floridian departed Jacksonville Terminal ending a great era. Religious services have not been held at Snyder Memorial since the 1970s. Snyder Memorial Church was founded in 1870 as Trinity Methodist Church. It was partially destroyed in the Great Fire of 1901 and later renamed for E.B. Snyder, its pastor at the time. It is owned by the city and is home to a number of concerts and events. It’s also open to the public for tours.
Snyder Memorial is one of the highlights of the Jacksonville Downtown Historic Church Tour, held in December annually. At johns river Situated at the west end of the Southbank Riverwalk adjacent to the Museum of Science and History is Friendship Fountain. Dedicated in 1965, it is one of the largest self-contained fountains built, pumping 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute to a height of 100 feet, with 265 lights molding the water into a sparkling mist. Whether you are looking for a peaceful place for a picnic, or just want to watch the river flow by, Friendship Fountain provides the ideal setting for a sunny afternoon or a romantic evening Downtown.
In 2010, the City of Jacksonville broke ground on park improvements. The $3.1 million project included restoring full functionality to the fountain, updating the fountain's lighting and adding green space, landscaping and pedestrian accents to the park. The Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the Damon Greenleaf came to Jacksonville from New York two years after the Civil War and established a jewelry store on Bay Street. In 1880, J. H. Crosby joined the company, which later became known as Greenleaf & Crosby Co. Webb's Historical, Industrial and Biographical Florida described the store in 1885 as Delicious Harps and spinach chicken salad wrap #delicious Friendship Fountain is a large fountain located in St. Johns River Park (also known as Friendship Fountain Park) at the west end of Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank Riverwalk attraction. The world's largest and tallest fountain when it opened, it has been one of Jacksonville's most recognizable and popular attractions.
The fountain and park were designed by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963 and opened in 1965. The fountain's three pumps could push 17,000 US gallons (64,000 L) of water per minute up to ten stories in height. Friendship Fountain remained one of Jacksonville's signature attractions through the 20th century, but severe corrosion and deterioration to the equipment resulted in periodic closures in the 2000s. In 2011 the city completed a $3.2 million renovation to the fountain and the surrounding park. Bridge driving into Jacksonville from the North Inside fionns. Really liked this place The St. James Building is a historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho and opened in 1912. One of many structures in downtown Jacksonville designed by Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, it is considered his masterpiece.
The original St. James Building was a hotel constructed and owned by investors from Connecticut following the American Civil War. Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 destroyed most of the city, including the original St. James. The owner of the St. James property, J. R. Campbell, wanted to rebuild, but did not have the resources. The Windsor Hotel, located adjacent to the St. James, quickly rebuilt and was able to purchase the St. James land from the cash-strapped Campbell to prevent a competing hotel from being built downtown. Jacob and Morris Cohen purchased the St. James property by from the Windsor after agreeing not to build a hotel.
Bottoms up Pub rules Healthy bakery and sandwich chain, one of two locations in hip revitalized district within walking distance of the river, offices and condo apartments. View of the Jacksonville skyline from across the St. John's River. Veterans Memorial Wall Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Skyline along St.Johns River This free museum in a 1902 building has exhibits of the city's fire department history including of the Great Fire of 1901. #Red Sinday Funday Local florist that has a big window Christmas display for the past 40 years, enjoyed by residents and visitors. Statue of the kids playing near friendship fountain A new chain to come to this city, one of two locations, in a hip revitalized district. Something for everyone: gourmet burgers, fries, beers, custard, and WiFi. Stop in to say hi to owner Clara and enjoy her secret seasoning, good pita sandwiches, salads, cherry limeade, and baked cookies and cakes. This is the original location, a favorite of nearby office workers for a healthy weekday lunch. #SweetSpot Painted on side of building at A Phillip/Grant Exterior of Sweet Pete's. Every sweet imaginable, including a bar, with fun & whimsical decor. Worth a trip if you are in Jacksonville. Every confection imaginable. Quaint eclectic chapel available to rent for events in historic San Marco neighborhood in small Fletcher Park. Recently opened sushi, hibachi and bento box place with upscale ambience and service and plenty of parking. Great gourmet burgers, fries, shakes and more, good ambience and service, close to downtown and plenty of parking. Consistently good fresh healthy pita sandwiches, salads and sides for over 30 years for lunch or catered events. Two locations where you will frequently see the friendly owner Clara. Come to this new Southern fusion hip spot for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, opened by this Top Chef winner and be inspired! Enjoy a drive over the St. Johns river on the Hart bridge as locals refer to it. The bridge is always green and the best way to get to the Gator Bowl/Everbank Field stadium. While driving over the Hart bridge, there are great views of the St. Johns river and the Mathews bridge, which is always rust colored and links downtown to Arlington and the beaches. Enjoy great views from the bridge like this of the St. Johns river. Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and site of traditional yearly events like the Gator Bowl FL vs GA game and monster truck rally! Cool nightlife New gourmet ice pops shop in hip San Marco, next to Panera Bread and railroad tracks so you can watch trains go by. #Hometown
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Get an overview of this hotelDowntown Jacksonville near Times-Union Center and Jacksonville Landing

Popular property highlights

Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Swimming pool
Business center

River, conventions

The Omni Jacksonville Hotel is downtown, in the cultural and business districts. The hotel is opposite the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, one block from river-front Jacksonville Landing shops, and four blocks from the convention center.

Stay and play

The Omni Jacksonville Hotel guests can enjoy a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool located on a fourth-floor terrace, with stunning views of the St. John's River. The hotel also offers 14,000 square feet of event space.

Spacious guestrooms

All 354 guestrooms at Omni Jacksonville Hotel include pillowtop mattresses, bathrobes, minibars, Keurig® coffeemakers, complimentary premium channels, and wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Languages Spoken

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 09 April 2018 to 01 May 2018 (dates subject to change):
  • Swimming pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Omni Jacksonville Hotel welcomes leisure and business travelers with luxurious accommodations, 15 break-out meeting rooms, and a ballroom that holds 700 guests. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle within 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) of the hotel.

Leisure options include a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool located on a fourth-floor terrace. A lobby bistro serves regional cuisine, and an adjacent lounge offers daily drink specials. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Parking is available for a fee.

This property welcomes dogs for a surcharge.

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Meeting rooms 15 
  • Year Built 1987 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Computer station 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1301 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 14000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Total number of rooms - 354 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Number of floors - 16 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms:

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Digital TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 
  • LCD TV 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Juliette's Bistro - This lively lobby bistro specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Favorites include fresh seafood, salads, and pastas.

J Bar - hand-crafted cocktails, local brewed beer, and an extensive wine list. Open late.

Nearby Things to Do

Located on the fourth-floor terrace, the outdoor splash pool provides views of the Jacksonville skyline. Overlooking the pool, the fitness center includes stationary bikes, stair machines, treadmills, and free weights.

The 18-hole courses at the Golf Club of Jacksonville and Pine Lakes Golf Club are both within 17 miles of the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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