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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: JACKSONVILLE
  • Distance From Hotel: 8.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

Credit cards

  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:6
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Hindi

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Pets must be declared during guest registration. A non refundable pet fee of US75 for 1 to 6 nights, US150 for 6 plus nights stay, fee is per pet. Each pet less than 80lbs, not to be left unattended, must be on a leash, pet walk area is available.
Pet fee amount  50.00  USD  per night

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Jacksonville Landing
Distance From Hotel:8.0MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:95
  • Car Parking Available
  • Paved parking lot

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2010
  • Total number of rooms:95
  • Total number of suites:95
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:75
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:20
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:79
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:6
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:3
  • FEMA Property Number:FL6084

Guests Love Jacksonville, FL Hotel's JAXPORT Location

Welcome to Candlewood Suites® Hotel Jacksonville East Merril Road / JAXPORT. Situated within minutes of the sparkling Florida coast, JAXPORT Cruise Terminal and NAS Mayport, this pet friendly hotel's accommodations in Jacksonville offer spacious suites suited for vacation, business, relocation and an extended stay.

The hotel's Jacksonville location offers Florida guests a quick commute to Mayo Clinic and Baptist Medical
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Guests Love Jacksonville, FL Hotel's JAXPORT Location

Welcome to Candlewood Suites® Hotel Jacksonville East Merril Road / JAXPORT. Situated within minutes of the sparkling Florida coast, JAXPORT Cruise Terminal and NAS Mayport, this pet friendly hotel's accommodations in Jacksonville offer spacious suites suited for vacation, business, relocation and an extended stay.

The hotel's Jacksonville location offers Florida guests a quick commute to Mayo Clinic and Baptist Medical Center, as well as academic institutions such as Jacksonville University and the University of North Florida. Blount Island and Dames Point seaports, Mayport Naval Base and the Foreign Trade Zone are all within a short drive, as are companies like Crowley Marine Services, Hanjin and Bank of America.

Leisure travelers seeking extended stay hotels near Jacksonville Cruise Terminal, the beach and Florida sports venues like the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars love this hotel's central location. Other notable sites nearby include the famous Jacksonville Landing, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, the elaborate Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and retail giant Regency Square Mall.

Boasting such conveniences as free Wi-Fi access, 24-hour Fitness and Business Centers and free self-service laundry, as well as fun family features like an outdoor pool, a gazebo with guest grills and pet friendly suites, this hotel's accommodations in Jacksonville caters to you. You can "Consider Us Home!"

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Features
Easy access to Florida 9A and I-295, as well as amenities like an outdoor swimming pool, make this Jacksonville, FL hotel's suites a great choice whether you plan to see the sights or stay and play!

Guest Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 50 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ok stay The hotel in general was good. Comfortable rooms. The breakfast in this hotel for some reason was not up to Holiday Inn Express standards. Very poor selection. October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience overall Two stays a week apart. Returned for second stay because of the cleanliness and friendliness of the staff. We have put it on our list of places to stay while traveling in the area. Recognized as a Priority member on first visit but not the second. October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good location, great service very friendly staff, good quality for the price. Clean and felt very safe. October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by very good hotel This is one of the better Holiday Inn Express hotels I have stayed in. Very nice room with comfortable bed. The breakfast was very good as most express hotels are. The staff was very helpful. October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great service great location, affordable, service upon check in was great, very helpful staff, overall good experience except the people in the room next to me was very loud. but a great hotel for the price October 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Short Stay Comfortable Bed Just a quick stopover on the way home. Would return again. October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very clean room and freindly staff. The coffee pot in my room was broken. The work out room has no free weights. The breakfast was good but there was no meat to go with the eggs (bacon, ham, sausage etc.). Also at other hotels rewards members get a gift bag when arriving, not here. October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Holiday Inn Express! The staff was great and the hotel was clean and comfortable! It is very close to 95 and there are quite a few places to eat near by. It is about 15 minutes from Amelia Island. We had a great time! September 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Reception Kelsey is the best!. We arrived early, and we are Ambassador Club members. We had been on a late night flight, had traveled in the wee hours, and arrived at the hotel at around 10:00 am, tired, in need of a shower, and had to be somewhere nearby at 11:00am. Kelsey said she could give us an upgrade, and get us into a room right away that was available. She was a God-send!! Our stay was made pleasant due to the service and kindness of the staff, particularly Kelsey, who was at-the-ready to accommodate us in the best way possible. September 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Making work easier In the area for business, the staff made my time there very enjoyable. Glenn was outstanding in addressing appliance issues. The breakfasts were wonderful and the cook did a great job. THANKS! August 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice rooms Clean and comfortable stay. Breakfast was very good with a very nice lady helping with any needs at the bar. A good choice of a hotel to stay at overnight or to visit the area. August 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good experience Everything was good with the exception of the air conditioning. We like our room on the cool side and it had only acceptable cooling. August 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Value This hotel is a great value! The rooms are clean and welcoming. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are well furnished. I have stayed in other hotels in this area, but they were nothing close to the cleanliness of this hotel. July 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by perfect stay great stay. staff went beyond normal expectations. the desk staff should be commended. July 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great place. one of the better expresses I have been in. One of the best expresses I have stayed in by far. The front desk personnel were quick. professional and friendly but not overly. The only gripe is with other patrons that smoke. They huddle at the entrances and make a cloud of smoke that you have to walk though when you come in and leave. Then when they come in they stink up the elevator. But the really shining star is something I have been wishing for many years. And now that 90% of the IHG chain has HI DEF TV's this system should be implemented at all properties. The room has a direct TV receiver!!!!!! YAY!!!!! All the obscure channels like food network and BBC America. Also all concrete construction, If you are on the first floor you will appreciate it. Now if you don't mind hearing every booming footstep of the patron in the room above you then you won't know what I am talking about. With the direct TV system I just wish they had minimal DVR to pause live TV. That would be so nice. The breakfast is still a No go for me. The pancake machine is nice if you like chewy pancakes. everything is cooked by chef mike AKA (microwave) The bacon is so thin you can see though it. Thankfully a waffle house or denny's is nearby. June 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by overnight stay The H express, was very clean. The beds were comfortable and it was not far to drive to Fernandina Beach for some good sushi. It is easy on easy off the highway. Staff was friendly. June 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it! This is our 5th year at this hotel and as always we were very pleased. It is clean, safe, staff is friendly and accommodating. We will be back next year. This year we did have a fire alarm at 1am and while I do think the night staff should have been better prepared (hopefully a lesson learned and management has provided additional training) I was surprised to witness guests complaining and wanting compensation due to the alarm the next morning. People, if a fire alarm goes off use common sense and EXIT the hotel immediately. The #1 priority is to get OUT safely and quickly. The hotel staff should have done better at ensuring that was happening, but he was trying to deal with the reason for the alarm, calling the manager and with the fire department - all guests need to know at that point is get out so you are safe period, you can learn details of what happened later. I say be smart and use your head...exit the hotel on your own dummies! And I can assure you I am THRILLED to know that the fire alarm worked perfectly, even for a very small, melted refrigerator plug. I'd rather have to wake up at 1am and get out than to be caught in a major fire. I will never understand why anyone should be nasty to the front desk the next morning and expect to be compensated for a WORKING fire alarm. June 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wedding with the family We had family come in from WA and ID from my niece's wedding and it was great having the family stay together, as we haven't been all together in 12 years. Everyone in the party bragged at what a nice stay it was. I told them Holiday Inn and express are the only place I try to stay when I travel! June 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Overall No Priority Club recognition Very bad wireless service Limited breakfast selections compared to other properties June 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Female Boot Camp Sergeant runs breakfast area She had the eggs covered with plastic wrap, supposedly to keep them from "drying out". Shouted across the room at me instructing as to how I should serve myself. As soon as anyone approched the food she would stand up from HER table, hands on hips, and watch every move they made. Not a relaxing atmosphere. May 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Room & services Friendly & helpful staff. Relaxing & good night rest . Enjoyed breakfast before leaving,. May 6, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Rough Towels and Early Breakfast I am a Priority Club member and was completely surprised that I was staying at a Holiday Inn property. A couple of ways they might make the stays of future guests more enjoyable: 1. Use more (or some) fabric softener when you wash the towels and facecloths--they were rough--definitely not soft. 2. Serve your free breakfast later than 9:30 a.m. on a week-end--most people like to sleep in a little on the week-ends. 3. Coach the front desk on restaurants to recommend in the area. The customer service at the one recommended to us was so bad we walked out. Thanks. May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean Throughout. Excellent comfortable room, great helping staff, good morning breakfast. Staff was very helpful to me when my vehicle would not start in the morning. I have AAA so that was OK, however the staff offered my room key back and or to re-enter the breakfast room to wait. April 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great travel location Ive stayed at this hotel many times. Its a clean, renovated, great hotel, with a wonderful location for travel. Every room has a fridge and microwave. Gas station, Wendys, KFC, and Mcdonalds all right next door without crossing a street. Free Breakfast which is wonderful and always easy check in. Although this time there was zero recognition for our Platinum membership, no room upgrade given and there were only 2 cars in the parking lot that night. And we have had an issue with this hotel where they charged our credit card for a time we didn't even stay which was eventually resolved. Although for a one night stop while traveling you cant beat it! April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by well maintained I was worried that a 5 year old hotel would look worn and not be inviting. The opposite was true. The hotel has been well maintained and is very clean and comfortable. April 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overnight visit Staff very helpful, resolved TV problem quickly. Convienient to Amielia Island where we enjoyed a lovely eving meal and island tour following day. April 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and comfortable bed with a good breakfast We enjoyed the stay at this hotel and recommend it. April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Value Convenient location in quiet area. Great variety of good restaurants within a few miles of the hotel. Fresh, clean facilities at a very reasonable price. March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent service and attention We had to go to Jax for work with no notice. We showed up with no reservations hot and tired from work. Check in was easy, they even helped me find my priority ckub number. This is yet another great HIX. Thers a great selection for breakfast, check out the pancakes. The lady on the friont desk is excellent. Very helpful and friendly. March 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and Comfortable This is the third year we stayed at this Holiday Inn while attending the Amelia Island Concours. Never had any problems with check-in, room cleanliness, or staff and service. The ladies who work in the breakfast area are especially friendly and helpful. It would be nice if there were more selections for breakfast but that's a corporate issue and not something that can be solved on a local inn level. When we inquired as to a lunch/dinner location the front desk directed us to Murry's Grill.....fantastic!!!! Try the MurryBurger. All in all, this Holiday Inn is well worth the stay. March 12, 2013
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