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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island offers guests an invitation to escape from the outside world while discovering a secluded barrier island. An oceanfront, luxury resort located in North Florida along 13 miles of beachfront, the hotel is an exploration in coastal treasures including the multi-faceted flavors of both salt and infused bourbon, the meditative movements of a hammock massage and the unspoiled natural beauty discovered while kayaking the Intracoastal Waterway. 

  • Experience a journey of culinary discovery in the AAA Five-Diamond Salt
  • Relax with ocean inspired spa services and wellness classes, including the signature Heaven in a Hammock massage
  • Explore the coastal treasures of this barrier island alongside our Resort Naturalist
  • Sample daily infused bourbon recipe at First Call in The Lobby Bar
  • Discover a new twist on classic beach vacation with the resort’s Sandcastle Concierge
  • Oceanfront luxury venues and expertise in Indian, cultural, and LGBTQ weddings
  • 18-hole championship golf course in North Florida with private instruction 
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with direct beach access and private cabanas
  • Private balcony and ocean view in each resort room and hotel suite

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Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Ocean View, Ocean Front or Coastal View
  • All guestrooms and suites with private balcony or terrace
  • One king or two queen beds 
  • Luxurious 400TC Egyptian Frette 100% cotton linens 
  • Goose down and non-allergenic foam pillows 
  • Marble baths with dual vanities and showers
  • Coffee & Tea presentation 
  • Lighted makeup mirror and hair dryer 
  • Plush bathrobes reside in all of our luxury hotel rooms 
  • Personal wall safe 
  • 55-inch flat-screen televisions
  • On Demand video and streaming services  
  • USB charging stations and alarm clocks  
  • Guest-Tek wireless service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service 
  • Made-to-order meals available through in-room dining

Property Features & Amenities

  • 1.5 miles of dune-lined beachfront 
  • 18 holes of championship golf 
  • Six restaurant dining options (one outdoors and seasonal) 
  • Five cocktail lounges (one outdoors and seasonal) 
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa 
  • Full-service beauty salon
  • On-site fitness center 
  • Indoor and outdoor heated pools with whirlpool 
  • On-site tennis facilities 
  • More than 48,000 square feet of function space plus several ocean side outdoor venues, accommodating groups of 15 to 1,000 people 
  • Ritz Kids® program, children's pool
  • Resort Naturalist program and guest discovery tours
  • Retail gift shops including Lilly Pulitzer® and Southern Tide®
  • Two universal car charging stations
  • Three Tesla car charging stations

Honors and Awards

  • AAA Five Diamond Award 1994-2010, 2012-2021
  • AAA Five Diamond Award - Salt Restaurant 2012 - 2021
  • U.S. News and World Report 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2019-2021
  • U.S. News and World Report Best Florida Resort 2013, 2015-2021
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award: Hotel and Spa 2007-2012, 2016 - 2021
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold List: World’s Best Places to Stay 2004 - 2021
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards: Top Florida Resort 2005 – 2013, 2016 - 2021
  • USA Today Travel 10 Best: #1 in 10 Best Jacksonville, Florida Spas 2017, 2016, 2015
  • USA Today 10 Best: Waterfront Hotels 2016 - 2021
  • Condé Nast Traveler Golf: Top Golf Resorts 2007 - 2008, 2012, 2019, 2021

Business Services

  • Copy service
  • Network/Internet printing
  • Notary public
  • Post/parcel
  • Full business center, onsite
  • Fax service

Hotel Policies


  • Total room tax is 12%, which includes 5% occupancy and 7% sales tax
  • Guests must cancel at least 7 days in advance of arrival.
    Cancellation policy may vary during holidays and special events and is subject to change without notice.

Check In/Check Out

  • Check-In:  4 p.m. 
    Check-Out:  11 a.m.


Valet parking only:

  • Overnight parking $40 USD per day, per car, plus tax.
  • Day parking $15 USD per day, per car, plus tax. Complimentary with validated ticket from a resort outlet.


  • Dog-friendly accommodations are conveniently located on a low floor of the resort when available
  • Dogs must be 30 lbs. or less. No more than two pets may occupy each guestroom
  • Pet must be carried in arms inside the hotel
  • $150 non-refundable cleaning fee
  • $20 per day fee
  • With the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed in the fitness center, Spa, pool areas, retail shops, meeting rooms, family game room, Ritz kids, Club Lounge and in all areas where food and beverage is served.
  • We reserve the right to require immediate removal of any pet that displays dangerous or unacceptable behavior
  • Additional fees may be charged for pet damages

Other policies for our luxury hotel:

Resort Fee
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island assesses a $40 resort fee per room, per night. Amenities and services* provided in the resort fee include:

  • High-speed wireless in-room internet access for up to five devices
  • One fitness class daily, per room
  • Two bicycles for two hours per day
  • Use of practice facilities and one bag of range balls at The Golf Club of Amelia Island. Proper golf attire is required.
  • Tennis court privileges including racquets and balls for one hour per day
  • Beach umbrella (one per room)
  • Beach Boogie Board (one per room)

* Amenities and services may vary by season.

Our Commitment to Resource Conservation

Our luxury hotel in Amelia Island has been recognized and certified by the state of Florida’s “Green Lodging Program” for efforts to conserve resources and protect our environment.

Our current initiatives include:

  • Recycling of aluminum, tin, cardboard, glass, plastic and scrap metal 
  • Collecting all recyclable items from guestrooms, bars, recreation facilities, the spa, beverage storage, general storage, kitchens, meeting rooms and administrative offices 
  • Wattage-correct halogen bulbs in public areas and extended-life fluorescent bulbs in non-guest areas 
  • Recycling of fluorescent bulbs and tubes 
  • Motion sensors in non-guest areas to conserve electrical usage 
  • Timers placed in walk-in coolers to reduce electrical usage 
  • Timers and photocells on exterior lighting 
  • Low flow shower heads to conserve water 
  • Rain sensors to conserve water used for landscaping 
  • Replaced magnetic ballasts for electronic ones to conserve energy 
  • Implementation of hotel-wide Energy Management System to monitor usage and maximize energy consumption for heating, ventilation and air conditioning 
  • High efficient boilers and heaters for domestic water supply 
  • Steam reclamation from laundry to provide supplemental water heating in service kitchens 
  • Implementation of hotel’s Energy Action Conservation Team (R.E.A.C.T.) 
  • Use of Sustainable and organic products in our Spa offerings 
  • Using environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions 
  • Linen reuse program for the guest rooms 
  • Eco Luxe Services offered in the Spa 
  • Partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank to receive donations of unused food
  • Water reclamation system for laundry process (Aqua Recycle) 
  • Installation of high-efficiency doors to prevent waste energy in guestrooms 
  • Installation of tinted balcony doors reduce heat intrusion in guestrooms




  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool entrances
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities
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