Very Relaxing, Excellent Service.
Posted Sep 7, 2016
I loved this hotel, it was our first time to Amelia Island. We have two small kids, ages 5 and 2. Everyone had a blast. Property is awesome. As always the customer service at a Ritz Carlton is above and beyond. The location is great, short drive or uber ride in to downtown. Beach feels secluded. I gave the hotel 5 stars, but there is a couple of things that I thought could be improved or changed. First, as expected there was a resort fee, but there was an additional charge for umbrellas on the beach. Chairs were free, but umbrellas were $25. To me, this was kind of nickel and diming. I mean, the hotel is $400+ a night and already has a resort fee. If you're on the beach, you want an umbrella. Just include the umbrellas! The second thing was the quality of the chairs on the beach. These are definitely not up to Ritz standards. Picture the white chairs that have the plastic straps that go across with space in between each, that should have a pad, but in this case don't have a pad. I have stayed at cheaper hotels with much nicer chairs. Sounds like it's not that big of a deal but when you are on a beach vacation you spend a lot of time in those chairs. But if those two things were improved this hotel would be that much better.