Established in 2008.
The Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows was the first Four Points in Jacksonville and the only one until 2014.
Four Points by Sheraton is a Starwood Hotels & Resorts hotel brand, targeted towards business travelers and small conventions. The Four Points is Starwood's 3rd largest brand and is found in over 24 different countries with around 149 properties worldwide.
Company Info: Rating: 3.62
Address: 8520 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL, 32256 Hotels in Jacksonville, FL
1. Matt B.
Stayed there this past weekend. Good overall. This largely seems to be a business-traveler hotel. On the weekend, there are few guests and very little help, although if they really work with a skeleton crew on the weekends, they hide it pretty well. Apart from housekeeping and the morning kitchen staff (usually just one server and one chef), there was usually just the one front desk person running the entire show. The front desk person also seems to run the beer/wine bar during the weekend evenings as well. All in all though the service wasn't lacking despite the small staff. We loved our breakfast server Tatiana; she's very nice and personable.
The breakfast menu is really just the buffet ($8.00) or what amounts to just parts of the buffet (pricing less than $8.00). Food was pretty good although it's the standard fare (cereal (hot and cold), toast, bagels, danishes, potatos, sausage, bacon, yogurt, limited fruit selection (mostly melon), and scrambled eggs (omelets were sometimes available, sometimes not).
The room was very nice and comfortable and very modern, as was the decor everywhere (very much like a mini "W" hotel). Only gripe about the room was the bathroom door was a sliding panel that was very noisy...you'll wake up your other half in the middle of the night with it.
The hotel can get busy on weekends though if there's a meeting or something. This weekend it looked like some sort of high school graduation party. The downside is that it can get rowdy. At 2am, guests of the party were taking the stairs to the roof (I'm assuming to either drink or smoke a little weed) and we were on the top (4th) floor so we were awakened by them. However I called the front desk and they took care of that ASAP. While they have security cameras in many places (you can see the monitor at the front desk), the roof isn't one of them. I'm also a little surprised that the door to the rooftop was not locked to begin with (or maybe that's a fire code issue?).
The bar area in the lobby is nice but it can get noisy. Sometimes small groups of locals will gather over wine, etc. but the open design means that the noise isn't suppressed well. For that reason, try not to get a first-floor room. I would also say that our room's door didn't do that great of a job filtering out hallway noise.
Free wireless worked great though (good speed and availability in lobby and in our room). Pool was also nice but no jacuzzi. Standard/basic hotel workout room is available too.
Not perfect but a good value and good service overall. I'd stay there again.
18/05/10 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
2. Mimi M.
Recently stayed here and I was blown away by this hotel.
My coworker and I got in late and our group had already left for dinner by the time we arrived. When asking the receptionist for suggestions for a good bite and drink she suggested that she would drop us off and pick us up from Stonewood's which is not in walking distance. After we hesitated for a bit and saw that the only other option was to go to MC'D's we said what the heck sure. She used her own car, would not let us tip her and did it all with a smile.
The rooms were swanky and the bed was so comfy I almost couldnt get up. No fear the sweet receptionist called me and reminded me that my group was about to depart for the meeting.
Great hotel, not much to do around here but if you are visiting NAPCO, STAY HERE!!!!!
08/03/11 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
3. Shannon B.
Very attractive and clean hotel. Rooms were nice and comfortable. Lots of storage areas and hooks for hanging jackets, towels etc. Only complaint is that the rooms aren't very sound proof. You can hear people in the hallway and rooms above/around you. The bathroom doors are on tracks that slide instead of swing. This makes privacy a bit of an issue and they are loud when being closed. Overall very nice, well priced room. Easy access from 95 and decent restaurant options close by.
01/01/14 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
4. Casey Z.
The rooms are nice and very clean, but I'm not a fan of having no drawers for storage. I really like that the gym and pool are open 24-7. The cleaning staff are quick and efficient.
02/07/13 | Link
| Rating: 3.0
5. Chivas O.
The room was clean and nice for the price. The bathrooms were oddly not very private with the door being on a rack that you can see right from the room into the bathroom. I mean I guess you probably won't have anyone in your room that you need to hide from but still an odd design choice. Overall I was very pleased with my stay.
06/07/13 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
6. Poland P.
I have stayed here twice and both visits were quite enjoyable. It is always very clean, and well kept. The rooms are clean. They have a pool and a quality, clean gym. The staff is warm and friendly and checkin was a breeze.
26/01/14 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
7. Eddy P.
Best place for the money. Finally found a place that is affordable and clean. Definitely coming back.
17/06/14 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
8. Miranda P.
It's like a hotel inception. Four Points within Sheraton within Starwood.
Seems like a decent location - not in the heart of the city but not far from the interstate. There's plenty of parking and the front desk was beyond accommodating when I arrived. Free breakfast was included with my room stay and there's also 24/7 free wifi.
My room is spacious yet minimalist with a limited color palette of berries, browns and cream. There's a big bathroom, a work desk, a flat-screen HD TV and a couple of comfy queen beds - perfect for a weary business traveler. They have a wine & beer bar in the lobby, a fitness area and an outdoor pool.
I'm glad Starwood is making more hip, affordable places to stay, similar to their Aloft chain. :)
09/05/12 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
9. Brent R.
Duplicitous checkin and charge process has alienated me for life. Charging $80 for incidentals and to a debit card at that!
11/08/13 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
10. Anissa R.
You can hardly go wrong with staying at this place... It is somewhat reasonable affordable, clean, great lounge area with a bar, breakfast is pretty good & the staff is wonderful.
The room was very impressive & clean. What i like the best is the members have their own floor and a late check out (4pm) which is an excellent perk!!!
I will return again at this location!!!
02/08/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0
11. Muhamed B.
Very disappointed ! Not clean and very dated. Will not be staying at an 4 Points again.
06/05/15 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
12. Weson I.
I haven't stayed at a Sheraton in about a year.. And in Jacksonville, I had to stay at one for one last night to close out my vacation comfortably.
When we arrived and walked in, the aroma was relaxing and I couldn't describe it. It was nice just standing there and checking in. We took our elevator to the second floor and when we stepped out... All we could smell even stronger was cleaning fluids.. 180 degree turn and it didn't make sense. It was about 4pm so I expected them to fix up the rooms and smell by then. Even later in the night, the smell was still there so I just assumed someone puked in the hallway the night before and that's how they were converging up the smell.
When we went into the room, it was nice and of course the first thing I do is take a dump. I banged my knee pretty hard on the toilet paper holding thing cuz it was so close (and because I have long legs) and it pissed me off. But the bathroom was also nice and the sliding door was cool. I was concerned the smell might leave the bathroom since it didn't close fully, however, it didn't which was cool (thank god)!
I laid down on the sofa in the corner, used their semi slow internet to get caught up on a weeks worth of emails and spent a few minutes on Hulu before a headache kicked in telling me I need to sleep and it was only 5pm.
I laid down on the bed and I sunk right in comfortably. I still get annoyed on how well the comforter is tucked in but I was too tired to care and fell asleep. The pillow was a little soft for me, still better than a Holiday Inn, but the bed was too comfortable for me to care. I woke up a few hours later since humans are technically animals and we all know how they sound when devouring food in front of a TV.. And then fell back asleep again.
The next morning I woke up since it was bright and they didn't have drapes that covered the windows, only light curtains which was nice at night, but annoying in the morning with the sun rise. As I went down to breakfast, which they gave us for free as we had to pay $10 per person, I was excited. The first thing I took was some delicious milk which apparently went bad and I talked it after 3 thirsting gulps and I've kind felt sick all day and had weird has (-3 stars). The strudel was delicious and I took 2 more and then headed out back home, the end. I expected better from Sheraton when it comes to breakfast to avoid getting sick, especially if I am a weary traveler.
04/01/15 | Link
| Rating: 2.0
13. Glenn B.
Great hotel for the price. I rezzie'd through Hotels.com , and with that I paid less than three digits per night. LESS THAN THREE DIDGES!!! **Church** (That was me speaking like the druggie dudes on Breaking Bad. I'm a poser. I'm from the suburbs of Orange County, CA. I need to sit down before I hurt myself.)
Seriously, great price, great value. The place was clean, the room was quiet. The staff was friendly. The wake up calls did their J.O.B.
Couple points to make your stay even better:
1.) Park around back. The staff will tell you "You can park up front or around back, by the pool. Choose around back. It's usually empty because all the other knuckleheads park up front, so you'll be golden.
2.) Breakfast is not bad...pretty standard "made by a worker, not a chef" type of food. There's a Duncan Donuts in the parking lot, if you want a little bit better coffee.
3.) Third floor does NOT have an ice machine/soda machine area. How do I know this? 1:00 AM, I'm rummaging around the floor like I'm a ghost trying to haunt the place, looking for some ice. Nope. You want ice? 2nd or 4th floor, baby. They got the goods.
4.) WIFI It's not really written anywhere how to get to the hotel wifi. Why? Because apparently any bonehead (except this bonehead) can figure it out easily enough. Turn on your frickin' laptop and look for the floor you're on under the WIFI list. Click on it and VOILA. (No...I spend 15 mins trying to figure it out, then call down to the front desk like my grandma would do.)
Anyway....this hotel is great. Enjoy.
01/11/14 | Link
| Rating: 5.0