Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Florida is a sister property to Hilton Worldwide's hotels. It was founded in 1989 and currently has some rewards under its belt thanks to its dedication to providing state-of-the-art services and enhanced amenities.
In 2011, Harris Interactive named the hotel the Top Extended-Stay Hotel Brand of the Year and in 2010, J.D. Power and Associates North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index named it the Top Extended-Stay Hotel.
Home Suites also serve diverse market segments and travelers, including younger adults, children, and disabled guests. It features a VIP program that rewards loyal customers, and I was lucky to enjoy some of its benefits during my third visit to the facility.
Keep reading this comprehensive Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Florida review to discover why the facility is one of the best dog friendly hotels in Jacksonville, FL, and a perfect destination if you are traveling for leisure with your pet friend.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville Florida Review
Homewood Jacksonville Suites Florida offers extended and short-term stay accommodations to local and international guests. Based on my first-hand experience, the hotel offers enhanced features that exceed the expectations of all types of guests, whether traveling for leisure or business.
My first stay at this facility was for business reasons, and in line with this, I took advantage of the free WiFi and wired internet, spacious meeting rooms, complimentary breakfast, and a 24-hour business center. One thing I loved most about the hotel was the guest suites design that features separate sleeping and living spaces, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom with free toiletries.
After some busy hours of business meetings, my next destination was always the pool area or the fitness center, which allowed me to unwind. Sometimes I decide not to visit the swimming pool or fitness center and instead, have a drive to downtown Jacksonville, EverBank Field, Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville St. Johns Town Center, the trendy San Marco area, or Dog Wood Park.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville-South St. Johns Ctr Features and Services Description
The 3-star Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville-South St. Johns Ctr hotel lies 8 miles away from Downtown Jacksonville and a 31-minute drive from Jacksonville International Airport. When getting around during my three stays at this facility, I discovered that the hotel is in a great location since everything is within a few minutes drive, ranging from popular attractions to dining and gaming options.
Young adults will find this Hilton hotel in Jacksonville a perfect destination as it has amazing amenities and services designed to entertain and make them feel comfortable, including friendly services, digital and easy checking, game rooms, top-notch restaurants nearby, a swimming pool, spa, free Wi-Fi, hot tub, closeness to XYZ places, great breakfast and free evening reception, which was my favorite thing. Here is a quick look at all amenities, services, and features the facility provides.
After putting the reviewing the hotel multiple times, I can boldly provide you with the list of amenities available. Since I have stayed at this hotel more than once, I have had the opportunity to enjoy all of them, including free breakfast, a complimentary car park, Free WiFi, a digital key, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a business center, and pet-friendly rooms.
Rooms and Suites
The facility allows you to book a great room or suite depending on your needs and requirements. It provides family rooms for guests with children, subject to availability. Examples of suites you can book include Two-Bedroom Non-Smoking 2 Queens/1 King Suite and Studio Non-Smoking 1 King Suite.
My first visit included a Studio Non-Smoking 1 King Suite with all the home's comfortable features. While the room size was enough for my stay, it also included a king-sized bed, a king-sized sofa bed, climate controlled air conditioning, room service, and a flat-screen TV with a remote control. It also had a full-sized refrigerator, twin burner stove, microwave, and dishwasher and was available at average nightly price.
The second time I traveled with my two friends, so I had to book a Two-Bedroom Non-Smoking 2 Queens/1 King Suite since I needed more space. The suite had two full-sized bedrooms, one with a single king-sized bed and the other with two queen beds. In addition to all Studio Non-Smoking 1 King Suite features, a Two-Bedroom Non-Smoking 2 Queens/1 King Suite has a coffee machine, and a laundry service is available upon request.
Hilton Honors Member Benefits
The Hilton Honors members benefits park includes Hilton Honors Discount rate, Choose Your Room, Digital Check-In, Digital Key, Hilton Honors Experience, and points toward free nights. I have enjoyed these benefits more than once; the only requirement is to be a loyal customer.
Enhanced Cleanliness Measures
Homewood Jacksonville Suites Florida follows CleanStay Hilton standard and disinfection practices. These cleaning practices usually include towels and sheets washed at 60oC, disinfecting and cleaning high-touch surfaces, and cleaning the whole property using a disinfectant.
Guest Services, Things to Do, and Working Away
During my free time, my personal favorite thing was surfing/body boarding, but I also tried different sports nearby, including basketball and golf. Regarding working away, the hotel provided me with meeting and conference spaces. I found several guest services handy, including a 24-hour front desk team, free newspapers in reception areas, laundry/dry cleaning services, and free drink/food shopping services.
Food and Drink
Hilton Hotel’s latest concept includes free breakfast for all verified guests, and numerous morning meal options are available to choose from, including nearby restaurants like Chick-Fil-A, Panera Bread, McDonald's, The Cheesecake Factory, and Texas Roadhouse, which are all between a five and ten-minute walk.
Suite Hotel Complex Homewood by Hilton has three categories under policies: cancellation, check-in and check-out, and payment. Cancelation policies vary depending on dates and rate of reservation.
You can contact the customer care team if you need extra assistance. In terms of check-in and check-out, the minimum age is 21 years. Early and late check-out fees don't apply. During check-in, you can make payments through Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard, China Union Pay, American Express, and Carte Blanche.
Jacksonville Station, St. Augustin, Florida, Jacksonville International Airport, and CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig were perfect options for me whenever I wanted to get around. Some nearby facilities are TPC Sawgrass, Hilton Jacksonville Downtown Southbank, Mayport Naval Station, Mayo Clinic Florida, St. Johns Ctr, Marriott Jacksonville, and Jacksonville Cruise Terminal.
Pros and Cons
Is the Breakfast at Homewood Suites Free?
The breakfast at Homewood Suites by Hilton is free of charge. The hotel's breakfast features ingredients like waffles, oatmeal, sausage, potatoes, cereals, fruit, pastries, and yogurt.
Is Homewood Suites Part of the Hilton Chain?
Homewood Suites by Hilton is part of the Hilton Chain. The chain consists of additional 504 hotels with over 57,500 rooms.
How Far is the Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville from the Beach?
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville is approximately 15 miles, a 20-minute drive to Jacksonville Beach. Go through State Road 202 from Southside Blvd.
Who Are Homewood Suites by Hilton Competitors?
The main Homewood Suites by Hilton Jacksonville competitors include Marriott Jacksonville and Embassy Suites by Hilton Jacksonville. It ranks first in overall score compared to its competitors.