Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville Beach Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, Florida

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Cons

  • An uninviting 15-minute walk to the beach
  • Unattractive parking or highway views from every room

Bottom Line

The Holiday Inn Express has all the standard amenities of a mid-range chain hotel: a small but pleasant pool with lounge chairs, a tiny but up-to-date fitness center, and generic decor with funky patterned carpets throughout. However, the spacious, modern rooms (most of which have a microwave and mini-fridge), and the great freebies (Wi-Fi, breakfast, self-parking) add to the value. Families often prefer the Kid Suites, with a separate room with colorful bunk beds and a flat-screen TV. The beach, however, is a sketchy 15-minute walk away; if a beachfront stay is a priority, consider the Best Western Oceanfront Jacksonville Beach (for slightly higher rates).

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 Location

On restaurant- and strip mall-packed Highway 90, a 15-minute walk to the beach

The Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville Beach is located right on Beach Boulevard/Highway 90, a wide street lined with fast food joints and strip malls that cuts through Jacksonville Beach, connecting Jacksonville proper to the beach. There's a great golf course and a couple of major hospitals in the area, but the main draw here is basically the long, sandy beach, and Adventure Landing, a family-friendly amusement park. Both are a couple minutes’ drive from the hotel.

In the northern area of Florida, Jacksonville Beach is a calmer option compared to the packed and often party-centric beaches of Southern Florida. The beach is known for being a great surfing spot, and it also has a fishing pier that is frequented by locals and tourists. There are several small restaurants in the area, as well as a few touristy shops and surf shops.

  • 35-minute drive to the Jacksonville International Airport
  • 15-minute walk or 2-minute drive to the beach
  • 15-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Adventure Landing amusement park
  • 5-minute drive to the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club
  • 6-minute drive to Ponte Verda Beach
  • 21-minute drive to EverBank Field, home to the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars
  • 23-minute drive to Tree Hill Nature Center
  • 24-minute drive to Downtown Jacksonville's museums and restaurants
  • 27-minute drive to Riverside historic neighborhood

 Bottom Line

The Holiday Inn Express has all the standard amenities of a mid-range chain hotel: a small but pleasant pool with lounge chairs, a tiny but up-to-date fitness center, and generic decor with funky patterned carpets throughout. However, the spacious, modern rooms (most of which have a microwave and mini-fridge), and the great freebies (Wi-Fi, breakfast, self-parking) add to the value. Families often prefer the Kid Suites, with a separate room with colorful bunk beds and a flat-screen TV. The beach, however, is a sketchy 15-minute walk away; if a beachfront stay is a priority, consider the Best Western Oceanfront Jacksonville Beach (for slightly higher rates).

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Address

  • 1101 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Room Types

  • Kids Suite
  • King Standard Room
  • King with Hot Tub
  • Queens Standard Room
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 118
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville
Address: 1101 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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