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Best Western Oceanfront

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place literally rips you off because of how close it is to the beach. It's old, smelly, and just not worth the money at all. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything everyone is doing in the rooms around you and on top of you. The room smelled like bleach. The elevator takes sooooo long to travel 2 floors. Our air condidtilner was aweful and kept switching on and off like someone was playing with a switch all night. The balcony door didn't lock but there's a metal bar to keep it closed. Shell out the money for something else.

The hotel is located almost on the beach sand near the Jacksonville Beach pier. Surf shops and and small eateries and bars are all close by. Renovations are ongoing. My room was newly renovated and overlooked the ocean. It was very comfortable. Too small to have a gym and parking is extremely limited. The free breakfast was really good. They offered a wide variety of hot and cold selections.

The room, sheets and pillows smelled like cigarettes, the bathroom door was two swinging barn doors that didn't lock or latch.

I stayed in a room on the second floor directly overlooking the ocean. The view was beautiful. I took lots of pictures of sunrises and moon rises. The room was cozy with all white bedding, comforters, and bedspread atop two cozy queen sized beds. Every amenity I expected was there, including a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. A lovely chaise lounge was in the corner providing the perfect place to read and sip coffee while gazing out the sliding glass door at the sky and the balcony. The balcony was very small, but met my desire to sit outside and enjoy the breathtaking views and watch surfers. My room had very recently been remodeled and construction people were working on other rooms on my floor. It was amazing that I could not hear them when in my room. I must say, speaking of remodeling, i loved the bathroom and shower. Just perfect. On an entirely different note, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the free hot or cold breakfast bar was yummy. Eggs, bacon, french toast, sausage, biscuits and gravy, as well as a selection of fruits, cereals, bagels, and yogurt. Excellent coffees and teas were also provided.

Loved the location. It was walking distance to shops and restaurants as well. Free full breakfast was great!

They are refurbing now, so after-it would be a 5 for me. Not because it's the Ritz, but because of the value for the $. Can walk to anything you desire! Right next to the pier/beach. Very clean, comfortable beds/pillows, great staff, great breakfast, and free covered parking. Small pool...

do not get rooms 201 or 301, they are incredibly close the elevator and you hear every time people enter or exit

Booked a room with a picture of an oceanfront room from balcony (approx. 275.00 that night). Got there and was told that was just a stock picture. OK< got to the room which overlooked a wall and car lot. Most important....the room smelled like old nasty dirty clothes or something. Carpet old, room old, everything old. Checked out the next morning and checked into a most wonderful Hotel called Ocean One in Atlantis Beach, Fla. This experience was terrible. Horrible, never to return of course to Best Western. BTW, I told the front desk girl Miraiha that I would inform Best Western Corp in a survey, and she said "that doesn't matter, that survey come right to us anyway"....not kidding. I couldn't believe it.

My wife and I were totally impressed by our room and the cleanliness of this hotel. It seems to have been recently renovated and the room was in perfect condition, Nicely Decorated, and up to date! Lobby was modern and the hot free breakfast a great bonus. The pool is small but they ocean in the main event! From the hotel the beach, resturants, bars, beach shops....pier....everything is within walking distance and it is clean and beautiful. Loved this location and want to return again in the future with our kids.

The location was perfect for me. I didn't have a rental car and didn't need one. Right on the beach and in the middle of literally countless bars and restaurants. So many choices within a block or so. My favorite place was right next door called Hoptinger with large great beer selection and delicious food. A couple places within a block had live music every night. Clean comfortable room and great breakfast. With a Walgreens nearby, there was nothing I didn't need that wasn't a very short walk away.

Great hotel, wonderful staff, clean room, close walking to restaurants, would love to go there again, no problems whatsoever.

Overall a nice place to stay. Breakfast is good. Staff pleasant. Room is comfortable. I do wish guests would adhere to no-smoking policy.

This hotel looks great, rooms are clean and location is perfect.

Enjoyed or stay and wish we could have stayed longer

As you enter the elevator and the room it had a weird smell. The bed with pillows were so comfortable. I had a one King bed with a jacuzzi. It was a getaway throughout the week with my son and the stay was nice. Staff was nice and helpful. They serve breakfast in the morning which I didn't try but it sure did smell good. Shops, resturants and the beach were only seconds. You can literally walk around. I will definitely come back!!!

Was good but the crowd around there is less than upstanding people.......but had no real problems....

The hotel's location is fantastic, right at the beach and close to lots of restaurants. Great for walking. The room was very nice and super clean. I had a huge whirlpool tub in the bedroom, which was really fun. But the whirlpool jets didn't work, nor did my coffeemaker and my microwave. Oh well, it was still nice.

This place is right on beach and close to goodf food! Free breakfast was a bonus, staff was very polite and helpful.

Right in the Middle of everything! Great Staff! Super comfortable bed & Super Healthy Continental Breakfast. FREE internet, computer & printer...no need to luf your laptop with you!!! Was my home away from home! 5-Stars! :)

great location on beach. reasonable prices as compared to others nearby. food and other supplies nearby. walk to many eateries. friendly staff. bfast included. small pool not on ocean

305 1st St N Jacksonville Beach FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Best Western Oceanfront places you next to Freebird Live and within a 5-minute walk of Jacksonville Beach Pier. This 50-room resort welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Jacksonville Beach, the resort is also a short walk from J. Johnson Gallery and Beaches Museum & History Park.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Best Western Oceanfront's 50 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Oceanfront enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-out. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this beach resort include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Oceanfront

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Refrigerator & Microwave, Oceanfront (with Sofabed)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Oceanfront

Everyone (14) Business (5) Couples (20) Family (12) Friends (4) Other (2)
2

definitely not a 4 out of 5.

Everyone

This place literally rips you off because of how close it is to the beach. It's old, smelly, and just not worth the money at all. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything everyone is doing in the rooms around you and on top of you. The room smelled like bleach. The elevator takes sooooo long to travel 2 floors. Our air condidtilner was aweful and kept switching on and off like someone was playing with a switch all night. The balcony door didn't lock but there's a metal bar to keep it closed. Shell out the money for something else.

By , from savannah, ga on Jun 13, 2017

4

nice, small hotel on the beach

Everyone

The hotel is located almost on the beach sand near the Jacksonville Beach pier. Surf shops and and small eateries and bars are all close by. Renovations are ongoing. My room was newly renovated and overlooked the ocean. It was very comfortable. Too small to have a gym and parking is extremely limited. The free breakfast was really good. They offered a wide variety of hot and cold selections.

By , from Newberry, FL on Apr 15, 2017

2

room cleanliness

Everyone

The room, sheets and pillows smelled like cigarettes, the bathroom door was two swinging barn doors that didn't lock or latch.

By on Feb 10, 2017

4

nice little hotel on the beach.

Everyone
The Jacksonville Pier Beautiful sunrise Waiting for sunrise on a cloudy morning, had stopped at nearby Starbucks on my way back to my room this morning.  Had to take my daughter to work at 5:45 a.m. on this morning. Beautiful sky as I left for home just before sunrise

I stayed in a room on the second floor directly overlooking the ocean. The view was beautiful. I took lots of pictures of sunrises and moon rises. The room was cozy with all white bedding, comforters, and bedspread atop two cozy queen sized beds. Every amenity I expected was there, including a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. A lovely chaise lounge was in the corner providing the perfect place to read and sip coffee while gazing out the sliding glass door at the sky and the balcony. The balcony was very small, but met my desire to sit outside and enjoy the breathtaking views and watch surfers. My room had very recently been remodeled and construction people were working on other rooms on my floor. It was amazing that I could not hear them when in my room. I must say, speaking of remodeling, i loved the bathroom and shower. Just perfect. On an entirely different note, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the free hot or cold breakfast bar was yummy. Eggs, bacon, french toast, sausage, biscuits and gravy, as well as a selection of fruits, cereals, bagels, and yogurt. Excellent coffees and teas were also provided.

By , from Gainesville, FL on Dec 17, 2016

5

nice hotel close to the beach

Everyone

Loved the location. It was walking distance to shops and restaurants as well. Free full breakfast was great!

By on Oct 3, 2016

4

great location!

Everyone
Room Beach Pier Jax beach walkable community

They are refurbing now, so after-it would be a 5 for me. Not because it's the Ritz, but because of the value for the $. Can walk to anything you desire! Right next to the pier/beach. Very clean, comfortable beds/pillows, great staff, great breakfast, and free covered parking. Small pool...

By , from columbia, tn on Oct 1, 2016

4

on the beach. center of everything

Everyone

do not get rooms 201 or 301, they are incredibly close the elevator and you hear every time people enter or exit

By on Jul 19, 2016

1

smelly and old!! nasty carpet. very disappointed!

Everyone

Booked a room with a picture of an oceanfront room from balcony (approx. 275.00 that night). Got there and was told that was just a stock picture. OK< got to the room which overlooked a wall and car lot. Most important....the room smelled like old nasty dirty clothes or something. Carpet old, room old, everything old. Checked out the next morning and checked into a most wonderful Hotel called Ocean One in Atlantis Beach, Fla. This experience was terrible. Horrible, never to return of course to Best Western. BTW, I told the front desk girl Miraiha that I would inform Best Western Corp in a survey, and she said "that doesn't matter, that survey come right to us anyway"....not kidding. I couldn't believe it.

By , from Miami on Jul 13, 2016

5

oceanfront hotel! couldn't be any more satisfied!

Everyone

My wife and I were totally impressed by our room and the cleanliness of this hotel. It seems to have been recently renovated and the room was in perfect condition, Nicely Decorated, and up to date! Lobby was modern and the hot free breakfast a great bonus. The pool is small but they ocean in the main event! From the hotel the beach, resturants, bars, beach shops....pier....everything is within walking distance and it is clean and beautiful. Loved this location and want to return again in the future with our kids.

By , from Memphis, TN on Jun 11, 2016

5

perfect hotel for me.

Everyone

The location was perfect for me. I didn't have a rental car and didn't need one. Right on the beach and in the middle of literally countless bars and restaurants. So many choices within a block or so. My favorite place was right next door called Hoptinger with large great beer selection and delicious food. A couple places within a block had live music every night. Clean comfortable room and great breakfast. With a Walgreens nearby, there was nothing I didn't need that wasn't a very short walk away.

By , from Chicago on Apr 16, 2016