Hotels at Jacksonville Airport

by Cicely A. Richard

Florida's Jacksonville International Airport handles about 200 departures and arrivals daily and serves more than 6 million passengers a year. Located within a three-mile radius, visitors have a selection of airport hotels that accommodate business and leisure travelers. Jacksonville airport hotels offer standard amenities such as transportation and 24-hour service. Jacksonville airport hotels are part of major hotel chains, but Aloft Jacksonville Airport’s Art Deco architecture sets it apart from the other hotels.

Marriott Hotels

SpringHill Suites Jacksonville Airport is an all-suite hotel near the airport and offers complimentary shuttle service on request. Hotel amenities include a 24-hour convenience store, complimentary hot breakfast bar, business center and limousine service. On-site recreational facilities consist of an outdoor heated pool and fitness center. Courtyard Jacksonville Airport Northeast features an interactive lobby that lets guests print their boarding passes and check e-mail. Hotel amenities include restaurant delivery, laundry facilities, a 24-hour business center and front desk referral services. Select rooms have sofa beds and whirlpool tubs.

Hilton/Hampton Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Airport, a AAA Three Diamond hotel, offers complimentary shuttle service to the airport and Market City Shopping Center. Its Pantry Pavilion convenience store operates 24 hours a day, providing prepackaged meals. Hotel services include a 24-hour business center, room service and laundry facilities. It provides a pool and fitness center for relaxation. Guest rooms have refrigerators, multifunctional phones and work desks. Select rooms have whirlpool tubs, sofa beds and amenities for wheelchair-bound guests. Hampton Inn & Suites Jacksonville-Airport also provides airport and Market City shuttle service. If offers similar amenities as the Hilton Garden Inn, such as Pantry Pavilion, business services and laundry facilities.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Crowne Plaza Hotel Jacksonville Airport offers airport shuttle and transportation to locations within a two-mile radius. It allows 40-pound pets for a one-time fee. Hotel amenities include a business center, car rental desk, room service and a restaurant and cafe. The hotel offers an indoor/outdoor pool and fitness facility. Aloft Jacksonville Airport boasts modern decor with natural lighting and bold colors in public areas and guest rooms. This family-friendly hotel offers kids and pet amenities. Arf(SM) Pet Program provides dog beds, bowls, woof-alicious treats and dog toys. The hotel accepts pets up to 40 pounds and larger dogs on a case-by-case basis. Kids get their own bedding, snacks and games. On-site amenities include a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool and self-service kiosks. All guest rooms have nine-foot ceilings, all-in-one work and entertainment centers, and 42-inch LCD televisions.

Airport Packages/Transportation

Airport hotels offer combination packages that include airline tickets and hotel accommodations. At certain times, hotel packages also feature area attractions like the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, as well as airline, hotel and cruise combo packages. Visit Jacksonville, the city’s official website, provides updated information on packages and special promotions. The airport also offers multiple parking options for hotel guests.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .