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Welcome to the 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 computer. 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!

Executive Living Room


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

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
King bed, Non-smoking, Meal included: full American breakfast
King bed, Non-smoking, Meal included: full American breakfast
King bed, Non-smoking, Internet access, Meal included: full American breakfast
Queen bed, Non-smoking, Internet access, Meal included: full American breakfast
1 king bed
free: park
2 queen beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
suite 1 king bed
suite 2 queen beds

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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel by 16:00:01 hotel time. Due to seasonal variations, most accurate cancel policy returned upon booking. INTERNATIONAL: Max 3 rooms per reservation. Max 3 persons per room only if a rollaway is available. DOMESTIC: Max 5 rooms per reservation. Max 5 persons per room only if rollaway is available.

Restaurant Information

Smokey Bones BQ

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


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

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

Longhorn Steakhouse

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

Red Lobster

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

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 OrangeParkAleHouse, 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


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

Outback Steakhouse

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


3 mile(s) from Carraba's, Full Service, Italian, 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

Chili's Grill & Bar

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

Ruby Tuesday's

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

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.

Meeting Facility

Accommodates up to 20

Accommodates up to 20

Recreation Information

Outdoor pool - OUTDOOR POOL

Fishing - FISHING

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

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

Weightlifting - Weight lifting equipment

Pool - Outdoor pool

Area Attractions

- Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Orlando Bezerra de Menezes Airport
- Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport
- St. Augustine Premium Outlet,
- Orange Park Mall,
- St.Augustine Prime Outlet,
- The Avenues Mall,
- St. Johns Town Center,
- Ponte Vedra Beach,
- Orange Park,
- Daytona Beach,
- Middleburg,
- St. Augustine,
- Palm Coast,
- Gainesville,
- Mandarin,
- Tallahassee,
- Green Cove Springs,
- Jacksonville Beach,
- Eagle Harbor,
- Fleming Island,
- Amelia Island,
- Jacksonville,
- Fernandina Beach,
- Riverside/Avondale,
- Orlando,
- Florida Community College,
- Jacksonville University,
- Edward Waters College,
- St. Johns River Community College,
- University of North FL,
- NAS Jacksonville,
- LSI,
- Flight Star Aircraft Service,
- Bridgestone/Firestone,
- Penny Farms,
- HCA,
- Moosehaven,
- Camp Blanding,
- Clay Electric Coop
- Berean Baptist Church
- Florida Real Estate Institute,
- Northrup Grumman,
- Orange Park Medical Center,
- Builder's First Source,
- First Coast Baptist Church
- Kindred Hospital
- Bell South Telecommunications
- Quantum Engineering
- Vystar Credit Union - HQ
- TrueVance
- Boeing Aircraft,
- Dana B Kenyon
- St. Vincent's Hospital
- 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

- Orange Park Kennel Club,

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

- Jacksonville Equestrian Center,

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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- Clay County Fairgrounds,

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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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 -

- 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

- 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

- 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

- Busweiser Brewery,

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

- 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

- Alhambra Dinner Theater,

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

- The Jacksonville Landing,

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

- 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 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

- Reynold's Park,

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

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Cities Near Jacksonville

Amelia Island
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Ponte Vedra Beach

Airport - Transportation

Craig Municipal Airport (CRG)
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Cecil Field Airport (VQQ)

Convention & Meeting Facilities - Civic Centers

Prime F. Osborn Convention Center
University Center


Downtown Jacksonville

Golf Courses - Country Clubs - Tennis Clubs

Queen's Harbor Yacht & Country Club

Hospitals & Medical Care Facilities

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
Baptist Medical Center
Wolfson Children's Hospital
US Naval Hospital
St Luke Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville
Shands Jacksonville Medical Center
St Vincent's Medical Center

Interstates & Highways

I-95 and I-10

Parks - Monuments - Memorials

Ribault Monument
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Veterans Memorial Wall


The Avenues

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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