We chose this hotel primarily because of location to JAXport and discovered they had a "parking and shuttle package.
When we had checked into our room we found a few ants had moved in because of the tropical storm. When we called to report it they sent Harold from maintenance to get rid of them. He diligently discovered where they came in the room and solved the problem. He also assisted us with the washing machine.
The next morning breakfast was varied and plentiful. They were able to keep it stocked even thought the hotel had a full house. The shuttle was organized and prompt. We discovered Harold was also our shuttle driver. He was able to answer all of our questions and also helped with the loading and unloading.
When we returned to port, the ship was several hours late because of mechanical problems. It did not dock until after 9:30 and we did not disembark until almost 11:00 and we were some of the first passengers off the boat. Harold was there waiting with the shuttle. At the hotel, most of the folks waiting to leave were upset. They need to be upset at Carnival, Not the hotel.
I would recommend this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are ideally situated just off Route 9A near the picturesque St. Johns River, Jaxport Cruise Ship Terminal and the Jacksonville Airport. As the closest hotel to the Jaxport Carnival Cruise Ship Terminal, our accommodations are the perfect choice for cruise ship travelers.. Our J hotel is minutes from downtown Jacksonville and area attractions like Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville Zoo, Kinsley Plantation and Jacksonville Landing. We are just 11 miles from the beautiful Jacksonville Beach.Corporate travelers also find our hotel's location in Jacksonville to be ideal. Trapac, Jacksonville Electric Authority, Atlantic Marine Shipyard and Dry Dock are just a few of the nearby businesses, and we are just 15 miles from the Mayo Clinic. Staying productive has never been easier with the Business Center and free Wi-Fi access. And, we have a 644-sq-ft meeting room that can seat up to 30 people.When staying at this Jacksonville, Florida hotel, you can expect a comfortable stay and great amenities, such as the free, hot breakfast bar, a fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool. ... more less
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