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This Schoolhouse Turned Into A Hotel In Florida & You Can Drink At The Principal’s Office

It's an affordable stay right on a gorgeous beach island.

Florida Associate Editor
A man sitting poolside with his feet in the water at Amelia Schoolhouse Inn. Right: The exterior of the Amelia Schoolhouse Inn.

A man sitting poolside with his feet in the water at Amelia Schoolhouse Inn. Right: The exterior of the Amelia Schoolhouse Inn.

Detention is out of the question at the vintage hotel in Florida. In fact, you can even grab a drink at The Principal's Office when you come to the Amelia Schoolhouse Inn.

This unique vintage stay is located on Amelia Island in Fernandina Beach, FL.

Where some learned their "ABCs" others are now learning how to drink cocktails in The Principal's Office, which is the main bar at the vacation stay.

Guests can also hang by the pool, enjoy the putting green or spend the evening in the quaint courtyard for libations and live music.

The education building was originally constructed in 1886 and was the first school on the island. Originally, it started as a four-room school, but as more kids lived on the island, they constructed the backside of the building within the following thirty years.

In the 30s, the population of students became too large for the building. Therefore, it became a housing center for many.

Renovations were made at the end of 2017 and the boutique beach stay came to be. What a fun place for straight-A students and troublemakers alike!

There are 17 luxurious guest rooms, and some even have the original hardwood floors from 1886.

In the mornings, you can walk down the winding wooded staircase at the Inn that will give you a classic feel. There are activities at the hotel, or you can walk just across the way to the gorgeous beaches nearby.

Amelia Schoolhouse Inn is such a nostalgic feel to a typical tropical stay that could change your experience from basic to unique and give you memories that you wouldn't otherwise have had.

It's always good to give your friends "referrals" at this adorable place!

Amelia Schoolhouse Inn

Price: Can be as low as $175 depending on the dates booked

Address: 914 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL

Why You Need To Go: This is a fun place to feel like school is back in session at a historic schoolhouse located on the beach.


These prices and terms of occupancy are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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