"Close to the Mayo Clinic. Good value. The motel was clean, and the beds were comfortable. 2020-03-17"
"About 15 minutes from the beach. Good bang for the buck. The room was clean and updated, and the hotel clerk was awesome. There was a pool and an attached bar. Perfect place for a getaway.2020-01-25"
"My motel room was by the noisy elevator.2020-01-05"
"Affordable and just 15 minutes from Mayo Clinic. The motel room was clean and well-presented, and all the motel employees were accommodating. We were happy with the hot and cold breakfast selections and the extended hours from 6-10 AM. Food, snacks, and laundry items were available at the front desk. We had a great stay.2019-12-13"
"Our motel room wasn't cleaned after we checked in. The TV didn't work properly, and the toilet paper ran out. Don't expect much.2016-08-02"
"The hotel was due for refurbishment. The carpet smelled musty and had holes in it. The employees were alert and friendly, and service was quick, but breakfast attendants were slow to replenish items that ran out.2015-11-10"
"Nice hotel with friendly staff. Check-in was prompt. I recommend staying here.2018-12-14"
"The check-in clerk was rude, but the checkout clerk was helpful. Won't stay again.2015-07-21"
"From check-in to checkout, it was a great experience. The room was clean and well-kept. Good customer service. Enjoy the beautiful beach sunrises just steps from the hotel's front door. I'd definitely stay again.2015-06-17"
"Average hotel stay. The front desk clerks didn't seem to care about guests, and the cab service to the port and back was terrible. It was late taking us to our cruise ship, and we waited over an hour for it to pick us up when we returned to port.2015-07-24"
"We arrived early, and the hotel clerk was sweet and accommodating; she let us relax at the pool until check-in. Not much to do in the area, but it was a good place to stay before a cruise. I highly recommend it.2019-10-21"
"The hotel room was clean, and the service was good.2019-07-01"
"The room was extremely dirty, and the hotel clerk was rude. I won't be back.2018-12-13"
"The hotel was close to the airport and port. Everything was perfect. The room was clean, the bed was so comfortable, and the staff was nice. The shuttle to the port cost just $5. Breakfast was good. You won't be disappointed.2018-10-24"
"Convenient to downtown. Great hotel if you're cruising out of Jacksonville. The zoo and waterway were right down the street. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly and accommodating.2018-04-30"
"Good hotel stay, and convenient to Mayo Clinic. However, the carpet smelled bad; when I brought this to the attention of the front desk clerk, I was told that since it's Florida, mold and mildew smells are everywhere.2020-06-01"
"Great hotel, but be prepared to pay top dollar. The entire staff was wonderfully attentive and helpful; the front desk clerk even got me some bouillon at the end of the day. The food was reasonably priced. I had an exceptional stay.2019-05-10"
"The hotel staff was fantastic.2019-01-15"
"I had a pleasant hotel stay. Good choice.2017-09-04"
"Great hotel. Close to Mayo Clinic and pet friendly. All the employees were wonderful. The breakfast and sandwiches were perfect, and the servers were friendly and kind. The shuttle drivers were accommodating and helpful.2022-01-21"
"Beautiful property. The hotel was clean, and the room was great. I had to go outside to use my phone, though, since the cell service was poor. The front desk clerk was courteous. I had to leave something behind at checkout for a family member to pick up; I left a clear note for the clerk, but later was told the item was released to someone with the same name, but it wasn't my relative.2021-09-24"
"This hotel checked all our boxes. Easy access to Mayo, and close to beaches. The suite was clean, comfortable, and well-kept, and the kitchen was well-stocked with appliances and dishes. The staff was friendly and helpful. Pets were allowed, too. We'll definitely stay here again and highly recommend it.2021-09-03"
"The hotel was near Mayo Clinic and had a shuttle, but didn't have a list of nearby restaurants. Bring your own alarm clock and food.2022-01-10"
"The hotel was somewhat clean, but I saw a bug on the nightstand the last day of my stay.2021-11-18"
"Good rates and close to Mayo Clinic. The hotel was clean and comfortable.2021-09-19"
"The hotel was clean, and the staff was cheerful and helpful. The service was great, and the Mayo shuttle was fabulous; make sure to schedule a return trip. The clerks didn't always answer the front desk phone.2021-09-14"
"Close to Mayo, with restaurants within walking distance. The hotel was clean, and the staff was friendly.2021-07-16"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.