by Courtney Elko
Located between downtown Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, this Holiday Inn Express is centrally located near Jacksonville Zoological Gardens and Jacksonville University. There is no need to leave any four legged family members at home as this hotel is pet friendly. Pets are welcome to stay for an additional fee. The comfortable and spacious guestrooms feature king or double beds, a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, a sleeper sofa and a flat screen television. Connecting rooms are available upon request as well. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is convenient for families who are seeking to stay connected to work, home and school while visiting Jacksonville on a family vacation. Families can enjoy some quality time by the outdoor pool. The kids will love to swim and play while the adults lounge on the surrounding pool deck chairs. Kick start each morning with the free hot breakfast buffet where families will find items like eggs, waffles, hot and cold cereal, fruit, juices and more.
Our Editor Loves
- Pet friendly
- Jacksonville Beach nearby
- Jacksonville Zoological Gardens nearby
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
We stayed one night before a cruise. We asked for extra pillows and got them promptly. One of my friends took a shower and the water wasn’t draining so I called the front desk and they sent someone who was not the maintenance person and he couldn’t fix it, they called the off duty maintenance man and he was there so n less than 30 minutes with a smile on his face and fixed it within minutes. There was construction and renovation going on but didn’t start until 8. Breakfast was great and staff was very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
1 night stay in town for a family gathering, experience here was highly disappointing. There was a 20 - 30 minute wait during check-in. Hotel floor was not clean from lobby, in elevators and hallways. Changing sheets and towels does not equate to cleanliness: room was filthy, floor was not vacuum, tub drain was severely clogged, there is a mildew/dusty odor that many rooms have.....an issue with air ventilation. Older hotel and work is still needed for improvement, along with additional staff to assist with the cleaning issues. Please work on the ventilation as a priority. Wrong name on the building. The price is not worth it.....< $70 with tax.