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Welcome to our 2015 and 2016 Directors Award winning Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites, located off I-295, Florida. Our south Jacksonville, FL hotel is only two miles from Naval Air Station Jacksonville. We are 11 miles south of downtown Jacksonville and 23 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Sunny skies illuminate the sleekly designed lobby of the Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites - Collins Rd. Our hotel is located near attractions and businesses. Travelers have plenty to see during their stay in the Jacksonville, FL area. Our hotel's location is convenient to Veteran's Memorial Arena, Everbank Field, Kennel Club/Poker Room and the upscale St Johns Town Center. We're also near the rolling fairways of Eagle Harbor Golf Course, Club Continental, FL Yacht Club, and Jacksonville Zoo, MOSH, take a short ride to the beaches or explore St. Augustine culture and historic tours and premier outlet shopping. Since our hotel's location is in Jacksonville south, and borders Orange Park, we're perfect for military and government travelers. We're near Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Air Depot and several military contractors. Our 500-sq-ft meeting room accommodates conferences and social events. Whether vacation or business brings you to our hotels, our amenities will satisfy your needs. Start each morning with hot complimentary breakfast. Use the free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Make use of our business center computers. Take time to enjoy the outdoor pool and an on-site fitness center. When you're staying around Jacksonville, our hotel's amenities make us the ideal choice. With helpful staff members always on hand for recommendations, tips and advice, they act as local ambassadors and know where guests can go for great local cuisine to exciting recreation. Business and family friendly and a 100% non-smoking hotel, guests feel right at home!


· 24-hour front desk
· Air conditioning
· Air conditioning
· Alarm clock
· All public areas non-smoking
· Business center - (In Area)
· Cable television
· Cocktail lounge - (In Area)
· Coffee/Tea maker
· Complimentary breakfast - (In Area)
· Complimentary full american breakfast - (In Area)
· Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
· Conference facilities - (In Area)
· Data port
· Data port
· Desk
· Direct dial phone number
· Elevators
· Exercise gym - (In Area)
· Fax service - (In Area)
· Free local calls
· Front desk
· Hair dryer
· Hairdryer
· High speed internet access - (In Area)
· High speed internet access - (In Area)
· High speed internet connection
· High speed wireless - (In Area)
· Ice machine - (In Area)
· Interior corridors
· Ironing board
· Late check-out available - (In Area)
· Meeting rooms - (In Area)
· Microwave
· Multilingual staff
· Non-smoking rooms (generic)
· Onsite laundry - (In Area)
· Outdoor parking - (In Area)
· Outdoor pool - (In Area)
· Photocopy center - (In Area)
· Pool - (In Area)
· Premium movie channels
· Refrigerator
· Security
· Sofa bed
· Spa - (In Area)
· Voice mail
· Wake-up calls
· Wheel chair access
· Wireless internet connection in public areas

Room Information

Queen bed, Non-smoking, Internet access, Microwave, Refrigerator, Meal included: full American breakfast
Queen bed, Non-smoking, Internet access, Microwave, Refrigerator, Meal included: full American breakfast
King bed, Non-smoking, Internet access, Meal included: full American breakfast
King bed, Non-smoking, Internet access, Microwave, Refrigerator, Meal included: full American breakfast
Bedding type unknown or unspecified, Non-smoking, Internet access, Meal included: full American breakfast
Bedding type unknown or unspecified, Non-smoking, Internet access, Meal included: full American breakfast
King bed, Non-smoking, Meal included: full American breakfast
King bed, Non-smoking, Meal included: full American breakfast

Miscellaneous Information

· American Dollars is the native currency.
· Check in time is 3:00 PM
· Check out time is 11:00 AM
· Time Zone is EST
· Opened in 1989
· Renovated in 01/01/2014
· 99 rooms.
· 32 suites.
· 5 floors.


From: North on I-295. Take Exit 10 - Roosevelt Boulevard/US Highway 17 North. Go right onto Roosevelt Boulevard North, then turn left at the next light at 84 Lumber onto Collins Road. The Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites entrance is on the left. From: South on I-295. Take Exit 10 and turn left onto Roosevelt Boulevard/US Highway 17 North at the light. Pass under I-295 heading north, and turn left at the second light by 84 Lumber onto Collins Road. The Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites entrance is on the left. From: Jacksonville International. Exit the airport and turn right onto International Airport Boulevard. Follow signs to I-295. Take I-295 South to Exit 10/Highway 17/Roosevelt Boulevard. Turn left onto Roosevelt Boulevard/US Highway 17 North at the light. Pass under I-295 heading north, and turn left at the second light by 84 Lumber onto Collins Road. The Best Western Southside Hotel & Suites entrance is on the left. From: Daytona, Orando area. Take I-95 North to I-295 North. You will

Restaurant Information

Ruby Tuesday's

3 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


3 mile(s) from Applebee's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Smokey Bones BQ

3 mile(s) from Smokey Bones BQ, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Cracker Barrel

1 mile(s) from Cracker Barrel, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Great down-home meals and retail store

Outback Steakhouse

3 mile(s) from Outback Steakhouse, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,

Mama Fu's

6 mile(s) from Mama Fu's, Cafe, Vietnamese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Wonderful freshly prepared sanwiches, soups and entree's

Panera's Breads

3 mile(s) from Panera's Breads, Fast Food, Cajun, Open for: lunch, dinner, Bakery/deli style; great salads, soups, sandwiches with California flair; fresh baked breads and pastries to eat in or take out.

Longhorn Steakhouse

3 mile(s) from Longhorn Steakhouse, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


3 mile(s) from OrangeParkAleHouse, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Harry's Seafood

3 mile(s) from Harry's Seafood, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, New Orleans style seafood

Red Lobster

3 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Chili's Grill & Bar

3 mile(s) from Chili's Grill & Bar, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Whitey's Fish Camp

9 mile(s) from Whitey's Fish Camp, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, Family owned, on the water, casual dining; eat inside or out; entertainment on Fri, Sat & Sun

Sweet Tomatoes

3 mile(s) from Sweet Tomatoes, Buffet, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Feature large salad bar, soups and breads

Johnny Carino's

4 mile(s) from Johnny Carino's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,


3 mile(s) from Bennigan's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,


3 mile(s) from Carraba's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,


3 mile(s) from Ramirez, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Cuban/Mexican

Meeting Facility

Accommodates up to 20

Accommodates up to 20

Recreation Information

Fishing - FISHING

Outdoor pool - OUTDOOR POOL


Beach - 48 mile(s) from Little Talbot Island, Beautiful serene location to enjoy beach, view wildlife, picnic areas, fishing, swiming, shell collecting

Kayaking - 37 mile(s) from Kayaking, Along area beaches and waterways; rentals available from local companies

River - 37 mile(s) from Guana River State Park, Eco Center, waterway, beaches, hiking trails, birding and more

Pool - Outdoor pool

Weightlifting - Weight lifting equipment

Area Attractions

- Mandarin,

6 mile(s) from Mandarin, FL

- Eagle Harbor,

7 mile(s) from Eagle Harbor, FL

- Fleming Island,

4 mile(s) from Fleming Island, FL

- Green Cove Springs,

12 mile(s) from Green Cove Springs, FL

- Orange Park,

1 mile(s) from Orange Park, FL

- Daytona Beach,

85 mile(s) from Daytona Beach, FL

- St. Augustine,

35 mile(s) from St. Augustine, FL

- Tallahassee,

168 mile(s) from Tallahassee, FL

- Palm Coast,

62 mile(s) from Palm Coast, FL

- Middleburg,

14 mile(s) from Middleburg, FL

- Amelia Island,

50 mile(s) from Amelia Island, FL

- Jacksonville,

0 mile(s) from Jacksonville, FL

- Ponte Vedra Beach,

28 mile(s) from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

- Riverside/Avondale,

8 mile(s) from Riverside/Avondale, FL

- Fernandina Beach,

50 mile(s) from Fernandina Beach, FL

- Jacksonville Beach,

28 mile(s) from Jacksonville Beach, FL

- Gainesville,

60 mile(s) from Gainesville, FL

- Orlando,

136 mile(s) from Orlando, FL

- St.Augustine Prime Outlet,

30 mile(s) from St. Augustine Prime Outlet, Interior outlet shopping; food court; just off I-95 South at US 16

- St. Augustine Premium Outlet,

30 mile(s) from St. Augustine Premium Outlet, Exterior Outlet shopping; food court, just off I-95 at US 16; 85 stores

- St. Johns Town Center,

18 mile(s) from St. Johns Town Center, New outdoor shopping area with familiar and upscale stores and brand names; restaurants within area

- The Avenues Mall,

16 mile(s) from The Avenues Mall, Large two-level shopping mall with food court; SIMON property

- Orange Park Mall,

3 mile(s) from Orange Park Mall, Large regional mall; interior shopping; SIMON property; food court

- Camp Blanding,

31 mile(s) from Camp Blanding, Florida National Guard

- Penny Farms,

21 mile(s) from Penny Farms, Retirement Community

- Moosehaven,

2 mile(s) from Moosehaven, Fraternal Order of Mosse Retirement Community

- St. Vincent's Hospital

11 mile(s) from St. Vincent's Hospital

- NAS Jacksonville,

1 mile(s) from NAS Jacksonville, Naval Air Station

- Bell South Telecommunications

8 mile(s) from Bell South Telecommunications

- Clay Electric Coop

7 mile(s) from Clay Electric Coop

- Northrup Grumman,

15 mile(s) from Northrup Grumman, Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center

- Orange Park Medical Center,

5 mile(s) from Orange Park Medical Center, Hospital

- Builder's First Source,

2 mile(s) from Builder's First Source, Contractor Building Supplies

- Florida Real Estate Institute,

1 mile(s) from Florida Real Estate Institute, Real Estate Classes

- TrueVance

2 mile(s) from TrueVance

- Flight Star Aircraft Service,

15 mile(s) from Flight Star Aircraft Service, Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center

- Quantum Engineering

2 mile(s) from Quantum Engineering

- Dana B Kenyon

6 mile(s) from Dana B Kenyon

- Vystar Credit Union - HQ

7 mile(s) from Vystar Credit Union - HQ

- Bridgestone/Firestone,

15 mile(s) from Bridgestone/Firestone, North American Tire - Cecil Commerce Center

- First Coast Baptist Church

2 mile(s) from First Coast Baptist Church

- HCA,

2 mile(s) from HCA, Healthcare

- Kindred Hospital

17 mile(s) from Kindred Hospital

- LSI,

15 mile(s) from LSI, Losgistic Services International @ Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center

- Berean Baptist Church

6 mile(s) from Berean Baptist Church

- Boeing Aircraft,

15 mile(s) from Boeing Aircraft, Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center

- St. Johns River Community College,

9 mile(s) from St. Johns River Community College, On College Road - off Blanding Blvd in Orange Park

- Edward Waters College,

13 mile(s) from Edward Waters College, Off I-95 at Kings Avenue

- University of North FL,

18 mile(s) from University of North FL, Off Butler Blvd on St. Johns Bluff Road

- Jacksonville University,

18 mile(s) from Jacksonville University, Off University Blvd in Arlington area of Jacksonville

- Florida Community College,

8 mile(s) from Florida Community College, Kent Campus located adjacent to US 17/Roosevelt Blvd

- Reynold's Park,

17 mile(s) from Reynold's Park, Waterfront and scenic park; location of several major events throughout the year

- San Sebastian Winery,

35 mile(s) from San Sebastian Winery, Enjoy free tours and sampling (over 21 years) daily; nice gourmet gift shop; rooftop wine bar with entertainment

- St. Augustine Lighthouse,

36 mile(s) from St. Augustine Lighthouse, Historic lighthouse, keeper's house and museum; walk the grounds, tour house and museum and climb to top of lighthouse; guides offer history and interesting facts; location of periodic events and evening ghost

- Museum of Science & History,

13 mile(s) from Museum of Science & History, Great interactive museum with planetarium and award-winning exhibits; on waterfront in downtown Jacksonville

- Lightner Museum,

36 mile(s) from Lightner Museum, Beautiful historic hotel houses Otto Lightner's collection of the odd, fascinating and beautiful during his world travels; docents show off antique music instruments; formerly Henry Flagler's Alcazar Hotel

- Orange Park Kennel Club,

1 mile(s) from Orange Park Kennel Club, Seasonal Greyhound Racing, Parabetting, Poker Club

- Naval Air Station Jax,

1 mile(s) from Naval Air Station Jax, Naval Air Station Jacksonville; periodic public events

- Thrasher-Horne Center,

9 mile(s) from Thrasher-Horne Center, Performing Arts Center; musicals and theater productions

- Oldest House,

36 mile(s) from Oldest House, Nat'l Register of Historic Places - Spanish built home reminiscent of life in 1700's with tours, gift shop and beautiful grounds, also periodic historic events on property; home of St. Augustine Historical Society

- Cummer Museum of Art,

11 mile(s) from Cummer Museum of Art, Largest in NE FL; Fine old artists paintings, gardens, renoun collection of Neissen porcelain; riverfront location

- Sun Cruz Casino,

32 mile(s) from Sun Cruz Casino, Off-shore cruise with full casino action, sails 2X/day; food and beverage onboard; groups welcome

- Old St. Augustine Village,

36 mile(s) from Old St. Augustine Village, Collection of historic homes dating back from the 1700's in one enclosed block; walk back in time as you stroll through each home, gardens and small old-tyme store; tours available

- Alhambra Dinner Theater,

21 mile(s) from Alhambra Dinner Theater, Region's only professional dinner theater with buffet style dining; regularly scheduled productions

- Busweiser Brewery,

20 mile(s) from Busweiser Brewery, Tours of Anheuser Busch Brewery; free samples (over 21 years of age) and gift shop

- Jacksonville Equestrian Center,

16 mile(s) from Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Covered equestrian stadium with many competitions, shows & roping events - FREE admission; food & beverage available

- Jacksonville Zoo & Garden,

19 mile(s) from Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 1400 rare and exotic animals, 1000 unique plants, botanical gardens, Range of the Jaguar, giraffe overlook

- Adventure Landing - Beach,

26 mile(s) from Adventure Landing - Beach, Waterpark, video arcades, miniature golf, party facilities, go-carts, laser tag, batting cages; food & beverage

- Alligator Farm & Zoologic,

36 mile(s) from Alligator Farm & Zoologic, St. Augustine's Alligator Farm & Zoological Park - complete collection of crocodillian species, other rare animals and birds; wonderful bird rookery with nesting waterfowl Feb - May; shows, concessions and more -

- The Jacksonville Landing,

14 mile(s) from The Jacksonville Landing, Special events, shopping, restaraurants in unique waterfront setting; heart of many Jax events

- Castillo de San Marcos,

36 mile(s) from Castillo de San Marcos, National registry of Historic Places; Spanish fort built in 1672, still operational today; Nat'l Park Service guided tours; waterfront in Historic St. Augustine

- Ripley's Believe It or Not,

36 mile(s) from Ripley's Believe It or Not, In historic home setting, the origianal Ripley's houses hundreds of unique and odd items that delight the young and old; in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district

- World Golf Hallof Fame/IMAX,

26 mile(s) from World Golf Hallof Fame/IMAX, Walk the history of the game of golf, test your skills; great view; 6-story high IMAX Theater

- Jacksonville Maritime Museum,

13 mile(s) from Jacksonville Maritime Museum, Scale model ships, paintings, artifacts, story boards; of interest to all ages; on waterfront in downtown Jax

- Kingsley Plantation,

45 mile(s) from Kingsley Plantation, Florida's oldest standing plantation house; exhibits, slave quarters, hiking and birding in this lovely natural Florida location

- Clay County Fairgrounds,

16 mile(s) from Clay County Fairgrounds, Location for Annual County Fair, horse competitions, agricultural & other entertainment events

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Prime F. Osborn Convention Center
University Center


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Queen's Harbor Yacht & Country Club

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Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
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St Vincent's Medical Center

Interstates & Highways

I-95 and I-10

Parks - Monuments - Memorials

Ribault Monument
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Veterans Memorial Wall


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Stadiums - Arenas - Athletic Fields

Baseball Ground of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium - Jaguars
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Theaters - Venues - Amphitheaters

Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
Morocco Shrine Auditorium

Universities & Colleges

FLORIDA Community College
Florida Community College
Florida Coastal School Of Law
Jacksonville University
Edward Waters College
University of North Florida


Jacksonville Zoo

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