Hotels Near the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville

by Nicholas Katers

Music and theater fans in northern Florida stay entertained with shows at the Florida Theatre. This downtown Jacksonville theater has been restored to its original 1927 condition. Patrons of the Florida Theatre see local theater productions as well as nationally touring musicians throughout the year. The theater’s location in the center of Jacksonville allows visitors to shop, dine and drink before shows. The Florida Theatre is also conveniently located near downtown hotels and inns.

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Riverfront Hotels

Hotels along the St. Johns River allow travelers to stay close to the Florida Theatre. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront takes advantage of the river by hosting events in a 21,000-square-foot outdoor square. Guests sample seafood from local and regional anglers at Trellises Restaurant on the first floor. The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront provides views of the water at the Riverfront Lounge and The American Grill. This property allows guests to stay productive around trips to the theater with fitness and business centers open 24 hours a day.

Bed and Breakfasts

The Riverdale Inn offers personalized service and quaint accommodations within downtown Jacksonville. This bed and breakfast is housed within a mansion dating back to 1900. Guests choose from 10 rooms with hardwood floors and ample natural lighting. The Row Restaurant within the Riverdale Inn prepares Southern specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first floor also contains a pub open nightly for cocktails and appetizers. Large groups work with the inn’s hosts to arrange catering and presentation equipment in the 25-seat event room.

All-Suite Hotels

Travelers feel at home during their Jacksonville vacations by staying at all-suite hotels. The St. Johns Suites furnishes its accommodations with arm chairs and couches to ensure guest comfort. Guests head to the first-floor sitting room for conversations, games and meetings. Staybridge Suites Jacksonville encourages guests to mingle with a picnic area, sun deck and outdoor pool. This property helps tourists get around downtown Jacksonville with a car rental counter and AAA desk in the lobby.

Chain Hotels

Chain hotels within minutes of the Florida Theatre provide essential amenities to travelers. The Jameson Inn recreates the comforts of home with a microwave, refrigerator and arm chair in each room. This property allows guests to stay productive with a computer kiosk in the lobby and an 11-seat meeting room. Patrons of the Scottish Inn Downtown Jacksonville access vending machines, tour information and a coffee bar in the first-floor lounge. The hotel maintains an outdoor pool and poolside seating for guests interested in soaking in the sun.

About the Author

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.