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Emerson Inn

2-star2 stars
3558 Phillips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL, 32207, United States of America

No-frills motel in Jacksonville
  • Free WiFi
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  • The room was clean & comfortable. We were surprised to discover there was no light in…Nov 16, 2020
  • Was given smoking room due to bringing my small dog. Was not told I would have to take a…Aug 13, 2020

Emerson Inn

from $63
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, Non Smoking (2 Full)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

What’s around Emerson Inn


  • In Southside
  • Theatre Jacksonville - 36 min walk
  • Memorial Hospital Jacksonville - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Alexander Brest Planetarium - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Museum of Science and History - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Friendship Park - 2.8 mi / 4.6 km
  • VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena - 4.2 mi / 6.8 km
  • TIAA Bank Field - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km

Getting around

  • Jacksonville Intl. Airport (JAX) - 23 min drive
  • Jacksonville, FL (CRG-Jacksonville Executive at Craig) - 19 min drive
  • St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional) - 37 min drive
  • Jacksonville Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 55 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Florida may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Designated smoking areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping

Emerson Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Emerson Inn Jacksonville
  • Emerson Jacksonville
  • Emerson Inn Motel
  • Emerson Inn Jacksonville
  • Emerson Inn Motel Jacksonville


This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Emerson Inn

  • Does Emerson Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Emerson Inn does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Emerson Inn?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Emerson Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Emerson Inn?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Emerson Inn?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include European Street Cafe (2 mi), Firehouse Subs (2 mi), and Fuji ultimate sushi grill (2.1 mi).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Emerson Inn?
    No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but bestbet Orange Park (23-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 245 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Room was clean and everything was in good working order. Staff attentive and any issues were solved promptly. Was quiet overall with exception of inconsiderate guests overhead. Ample parking. Family restaurant next door with fastfood and gasoline closeby. Only criticism is toilet and shower area need updating and room needs to be painted.
solomon, us12 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A great place to stay- no frills but spotless and
This is one of the nicest hotels at a reasonable price we've ever stayed in. It is a small, family-run place and after a very short while you feel as if you are a part of the family. It will be our hotel of choice when we do trade shows in Jacksonville.
Robert, us3 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
3rd Visit
This was my 3rd stay at the Emerson Inn. At check-in, the clerk could not find my reservation on the computer. She was a new employee and was having a hard time with the system, but she really tried. I called and they emailed her the information, so no harm was done. I know they've been renovating the rooms and it seems I got one that has been completed. Everything now looks very modern. The king bed had some wear, but it was still pretty comfortable. No complaints on what is a basic clean motel room. Not a big deal, but while the door had a dead bolt lock, it did not have any secondary lock or chain. I actually propped a chair against the knob, just in case. This is not a complaint, but it should be fixed.
Michael, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Spartan Race Weekend stay.
Hotel condition is good for it age. Room bathroom could have been a little cleaner, but I'm not picky about a missed hair here and there and hard water stains in tub. It's not a 5 star hotel here. Bed was very comfortable and front desk and house keeping staff were great. Stayed 2 nights for the Spartan Race. Will stay there next year again for race.
Scott, us2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Not best check in experience but very nice staff
Decent place but had issue checking in that took an hour t
Ann, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
This place is falling apart. Usually I can excuse the wear and tear of a building as long as the rooms are clean and I feel safe. This was not the case here. The room I was in had un-painted drywall patches, the bathroom had shattered drawers whose pieces were just stuffed back into the opening, there were holes and gaps in the floor and wall joints, etc. I didn't sleep a wink and only stayed because I had nowhere else to go until morning. I've stayed in some cheap and ratty hotels, but this was a new low for me.
Jess, us1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
The AC unit was blowing musky air, the carpet smelled like urine, fixtures were broken, deadbolt was missing, and blackout curtain wouldn’t close.
us1 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Emerson Inn was accommodating, allowing us to check in late and move back out check out time to accommodate a family member’s later flight out of town. Unfortunately, the room was in bad shape with cracked walls, flooring, bathroom tile, etc. Although the website says all rooms are non smoking, the room WREAKED of smoke and my whole suitcase was covered in the smell even after making it home. There are no vending machines, just a small personal fridge that had bottled water and a few gatorades for $1 each.
K, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Pictures were incredibly misleading. The place is in need of serious repair and cleaning. There were multiple holes in the walls of the room I stayed in. Some were patched with clear tape (?). Outlets and lamps next to the bed did not work. The worst part was the ceiling over the shower which was warped with water damage and full of mold. Pillowcases were stained. Service was okay. The lobby was locked when I arrived and no one was at the desk. The guy who was supposed to check me in was across the parking lot, hanging out with other hotel guests. I was 5min into calling the property when he noticed I needed to check in. The property seemed a little unsafe. There was a group drinking and making a lot of noise in front of my room. I only stayed for one night but I don't recommend staying if you can find better options.
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
I have driven by this place and have never stopped. I was in town for a concert and stayed over night at the Emerson Inn. No problems making reservations and checking was great. It's been a long time since I found a hotel that one can make reservations with a credit card and pay cash (without some ridiculous deposit) for the room! I will be staying here on my next visit to Jacksonville!
us1 night trip

Emerson Inn