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Sleep Inn & Suites Jacksonville

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

i arrived at 2am, and there were NO parking spaces on the property! i am 71 and have mobility issues, so i parked in front and went to check in, figure out where to park. The front desk clerk, Art, moved his car from a spot where i could easily get mine in the morning, and parked mine there. My room was great, bed very comfortable, and no hall noise at all. Sleep inn rules!

Stayed one night (3/9) and was a good choice for the price. Large room with plenty of space. Room had a mini frig, two closets, iron and usb charging ports. Clean and quiet. Manager at desk very friendly.

we usually stay at the Choice hotel group but this was a poor Sleep Inn, dirty, smelled musty, was in a run down part of town. the beds were not up to par and the ac/heat unit was old and very noisy, breakfast was just ok

Good elevator good room and comfy bed. Easy off and on for interstate. Shell station across the way featured locals who live "al fresco" and wanted to tell me their plight. Hotel staff very good. Room was clean.

Room 210, desk clerk says other rooms not available, very noisy. Called the desk twice to complain about guests upstairs running and stomping and banging, ridiculous. Don't know how people could be so inconsiderate, after 10 pm. I work a long day, last thing I need is not getting a good sleep. Entry and Buffet area needs updating. This hotel caters to Contractors and workers, so a lot of them hang out in the lobby area or at entry smoking. Many work trucks in Parking lot. Desk clerk always on personal phone or outside smoking. Room had an oversanitized smell!

We had not stayed at a Sleep Inn for years because of the small bathroom and room. However, in looking at the other options, this by far offered the same ammenities, but at reasonable prices. Also reading other reviews helped to persuade us to give it another try. And, yes, we are glad we did. I hope you all will have an opportunity to meet Angie. She is a breath of fresh air. Best of all she has great public relations. A big welcoming smile will greet you at the front desk in the evening. She shows you the breakfast area and the lobby(loved the furniture and the coffee table) and of course where the elevator is located. All very important info upon arrival. After-all, this is your home away from home for the next 24 hours more or less. . Our room was on the third floor. Not a sound anywhere except for a passerby saying Hi. Our room was immaculate and very spacious. The TV excellent with more stations than we needed. Bathroom was sparkling clean. And the beds were too comfortable. Best of all, the air conditioner worked and there was no outside noise. After resting for a short time we went downstairs to look for a restaurant. Angie was more than helpful giving us directions to a Chinese buffet that was about 4 miles from the Inn. Her directions put us right there without a problem. We just wish the food was as good. On the ride to the buffet, we noticed an Applebee's and two other restaurants nearby. They seemed to be within walking distance of the hotel and all were quite busy. Angie mentioned that the breakfast was a Continental with a few extra things thrown in. Continental to us means bagels, choice of bread, muffins, maybe a danish with juice, tea and coffee on the side. This was definitely more than the usual. A great breakfast buffet that was beyond the norm for Choice Hotels. It really gave us the energy to drive the last 5 hours of our trip after being on the road for 3 days, covering 1300 miles. What made it even more enjoyable was Angie who went out of her way to make us happy. I just wish that Choice Hotels would take note of a person like Angie. The front desk staff are the most important in that they are not only there to greet you and sign you in, but also to give the first impression of where you are staying. Too often the front desk is not around when you need them, do not answer incoming calls and are rude and obnoxious. Such was not the case here. Our stay was wonderful and we will do it again.

I was scheduled to arrive in town on a Tuesday night, but my flight was delayed keeping me from coming in until Wednesday. Tuesday night, I called the hotel to let them know that I would not make it that night, but that I would be there for the rest of my stay. When I arrived on Wednesday, my whole reservation had been cancelled and the desk said that only one room was available - the Jacuzzi suite. So the woman at the desk gave me a discounted rate for the room (still not as low as my original reservation) and gave me my keys. When I walked into the room, I immediately noticed that wax had been melted all over the carpet - large areas and full chunks left behind. One spot looked like a tea light had actually melted the carpet. Further inspecting, I found dried rose petals in the tub and on the chair. There was hair left all over the bathroom. Substances were splashed and smeared on the doors, desk, and toilet. And the light in the shower alcove did not work. The fridge contained old, rotting food. And the room smelled. I went online and tried to find another room in town, but nothing was available that night. So I returned to the desk to report the state of the room. They offered to clean the room or clean another room that had been vacated early but had not been serviced yet. I asked for the new room to be cleaned. I knew they would not be able to remove melted wax from the carpet quickly. And I was terrified of what might be under the bed covers at this point. So they did move me to a cleaner room and did not charge me for the stay that night. The next morning, two men were eating breakfast in the dining area with me. The staff started asking them for a room key and a reservation name. Ultimately, they had to be removed from the hotel for trying to eat the food without having a room there. I checked out and found a new hotel for the rest of my stay in Jacksonville. The front desk woman on the night shift was very helpful and regretful for my experience. But the whole Sleep Inn is ruined for me.

We chose this Sleep Inn because of its convenience to I-10. From check-in to check-out it was a fine one night stay. The people at the front desk were tremendously personable (especially Mary) and greeted guests as they came and left. The room was larger than some other Sleep Inns and the thermostat worked to perfection. Everything was clean and well cared for. Breakfast exceeded expectations. We would have given them a 5-star rating but it is probably time for a remodel. Things are starting to show their age. I wouldn't go for a casual stroll outside the property in the dark. Perfect for our needs.

Came in to see my father in law who was having heart surgery. The lady working the front desk was great although VERY BUSY. Check in took a few minutes but she told us she was new and she was very nice so it wasn't a problem for us. She was very helpful and spoke to us as soon as we walked in and made us feel like a priority. The rooms were great. The sheets actually smell good! Location is convenient, right off the highway, but not many places nearby to go eat at aside from a bbq place. Overall I would recommend this hotel. Friendly staff and good, clean rooms.

We will sum-up our two-night stay with a pros/cons listing: PROS: (1) Other than the bed, the front desk was the best part of the stay! They were friendly and happily helped with everything we asked of them. (2) The king bed was very comfortable. It had a firmer mattress and was properly secured, so that movement was not felt by the other person in the bed. (3) The room and the bathroom were both very spacious and offered plenty of room for our family. Maybe this was due to the handicap accessibility, but I can't say for sure. (4) The price of the room was about right. Although, it was the right price at the significantly discounted "friends and family" rate we booked with. (5) The location of the hotel was nice, as it was right next to the interstate. CONS: (1) There was an awful and very pronounced smoke (and at times marijuana) smell in the stairwell by the pool. Because people use this door often, the smell often leaked into the hallway, and even into our room. It was simply terrible and disappointing. (2) The room was big, but some parts were dirty. It's obvious that they have made some positive upgrades to the room (e.g. sink area, bed, paint). However, there were some parts that appeared to be left over from a remodel (e.g. carpets, sofa). The sofa had some pretty ugly stains on it. And, some of the blankets we were given had cigarette burns in them. (3) The pool needed a little bit of TLC. There were cigarette butts lying around. And, one of the lights in walls of the pool (under the water level) was detached and floating on top of the water, while still plugged-in. The front-desk did say they would take care of it when I mentioned this. Overall, it was a fairly good experience, but I think if we were back in Jacksonville we would find another place to stay. The positives were good, but the cleanliness of the room really hurt. If the room was cleaner and the smoke smell gone, we might have given this a 4-out-of-5 rating. But, instead, it was 3 and dangerously close to a 2 rating.

6535 Ramona Blvd Jacksonville FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hyde Park Golf Club, Sleep Inn & Suites Jacksonville is within a 10-minute drive of Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. This 55-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central Jacksonville, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and Jacksonville Landing.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


All 55 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, hair dryers, and safes are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Sleep Inn & Suites Jacksonville enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Friendly staff can provide a safe deposit box at the front desk, and also offer advice about sightseeing. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 317 reviews