This is Florida's oldest surviving hotel which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1857, by David Yulee - his Florida Railroad from Fernandina to Cedar Key was to be the first cross state railroad. The original building was of typical frame Vernacular "Cracker" style construction. David Yulee left town on his Railroad, shortly after the port and Fort Clinch was seized by the Northern Troops during the Civil War. The hotel housed Officers of the North during the War. After the War was over, Major Leddy (who was Provost Marshall at Ft. Clinch) and his wife acquired the Hotel, and continued it's operation as a Hotel. A dining room was added so that guests and locals could gather and have Boarding-House meals. Visitors have included General Ulysses S. Grant, and Jose Marti (instrumental in the development of Fernandina).
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Originally, Florida House Inn Bed and Breakfast, located near Jacksonville Florida, had 25 rooms and no indoor plumbing. Without sacrificing its historic charm, we now offer fifteen comfortable bedrooms, which all with private baths. Ten rooms have working fireplaces, two have old-fashioned claw-footed tubs and six have large Jacuzzi tubs. All accommodations in our Amelia Island Hotel are air-conditioned and offer access to our spacious porches, perfect for rocking and relaxing.
They now also have scooters for rent (for those over 18 with a valid driver's license) 4 hours for $48. Cheaper by the week
Unique Quality: I have not stayed here, but ate with people who were staying here and they seemed quite happy with their accommodation. Rooms range in price from a small twin room for $99 to $219 for a deluxe king.
Stay in any of our standard, deluxe or Carriage house unit for the month of February and get a great deal. For Sunday thru Thursday night stays, buy two nights and receive the third night free.
Stay two nights in any room for Sunday thru Thursday night or three nights on a weekend stay and receive a Carriage Ride Tour for two of the historic district.
In the Carriage House ($199 during the week or $210 on weekends) there are two queen bedrooms and one bath.
Extended Rates (which do NOT include breakfast, but there is a kitchen) Feb 15 thru Labor Day
7-14 Nights: $149/night 15-21 Nights: $129/night
Over 21 Nights: $119/night
Extended Rates Post Labor Day thru Feb 14
7-14 Nights: $129/night 15-21 Nights: $119/night Over 21 Nights: $99/night
Directions: I-95 Exit # 373/129 -E, 10 mi., over ICW bridge -Hwy A-1-A becomes So. 8th St. Left at Centre & Atlantic light into historic downtown. Go 5 blocks- turn left onto South 3rd St. - 1/2 block on the left, (two blocks after the historic redbrick courthouse)
4750 Amelia Island
6800 First Coast Highway, Florida, 32034, United States
2707 Sadler Road, Florida, 32034, United States
227 South Seventh Street, , Florida, 32034, United States
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Address: 20 and 22 South Third Street, Florida, 32034, United States