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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!

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel’s approval prior to arrival. The pet friendly rate is $30 per day. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $50 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
Child Policy
Children 18 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 1 mile(s) from NAS Jacksonville, Naval Air Station
  • 1 mile(s) from Florida Real Estate Institute, Real Estate Classes
  • 2 mile(s) from HCA, Healthcare
  • 2 mile(s) from Moosehaven, Fraternal Order of Mosse Retirement Community
  • 2 mile(s) from TrueVance
  • 2 mile(s) from Quantum Engineering
  • 2 mile(s) from Builder's First Source, Contractor Building Supplies
  • 2 mile(s) from First Coast Baptist Church
  • 5 mile(s) from Orange Park Medical Center, Hospital
  • 6 mile(s) from Berean Baptist Church
  • 6 mile(s) from Dana B Kenyon
  • 7 mile(s) from Vystar Credit Union - HQ
  • 7 mile(s) from Clay Electric Coop
  • 8 mile(s) from Bell South Telecommunications
  • 11 mile(s) from St. Vincent's Hospital
  • 15 mile(s) from LSI, Losgistic Services International @ Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center
  • 15 mile(s) from Boeing Aircraft, Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center
  • 15 mile(s) from Flight Star Aircraft Service, Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center
  • 15 mile(s) from Northrup Grumman, Cecil Field/Cecil Commerce Center
  • 15 mile(s) from Bridgestone/Firestone, North American Tire - Cecil Commerce Center
  • 17 mile(s) from Kindred Hospital
  • 21 mile(s) from Penny Farms, Retirement Community
  • 31 mile(s) from Camp Blanding, Florida National Guard


  • 1 mile(s) from Naval Air Station Jax, Naval Air Station Jacksonville; periodic public events
  • 1 mile(s) from Orange Park Kennel Club, Seasonal Greyhound Racing, Parabetting, Poker Club
  • 9 mile(s) from Thrasher-Horne Center, Performing Arts Center; musicals and theater productions
  • 11 mile(s) from Cummer Museum of Art, Largest in NE FL; Fine old artists paintings, gardens, renoun collection of Neissen porcelain; riverfront location
  • 13 mile(s) from Museum of Science & History, Great interactive museum with planetarium and award-winning exhibits; on waterfront in downtown Jacksonville
  • 13 mile(s) from Jacksonville Maritime Museum, Scale model ships, paintings, artifacts, story boards; of interest to all ages; on waterfront in downtown Jax
  • 14 mile(s) from The Jacksonville Landing, Special events, shopping, restaraurants in unique waterfront setting; heart of many Jax events
  • 16 mile(s) from Jacksonville Equestrian Center, Covered equestrian stadium with many competitions, shows & roping events - FREE admission; food & beverage available
  • 16 mile(s) from Clay County Fairgrounds, Location for Annual County Fair, horse competitions, agricultural & other entertainment events
  • 17 mile(s) from Reynold's Park, Waterfront and scenic park; location of several major events throughout the year
  • 19 mile(s) from Jacksonville Zoo & Garden, 1400 rare and exotic animals, 1000 unique plants, botanical gardens, Range of the Jaguar, giraffe overlook
  • 20 mile(s) from Busweiser Brewery, Tours of Anheuser Busch Brewery; free samples (over 21 years of age) and gift shop
  • 21 mile(s) from Alhambra Dinner Theater, Region's only professional dinner theater with buffet style dining; regularly scheduled productions
  • 26 mile(s) from Adventure Landing - Beach, Waterpark, video arcades, miniature golf, party facilities, go-carts, laser tag, batting cages; food & beverage
  • 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
  • 32 mile(s) from Sun Cruz Casino, Off-shore cruise with full casino action, sails 2X/day; food and beverage onboard; groups welcome
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 - Wonderful fun for all ages! - don't forget your camera!
  • 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 tours!
  • 45 mile(s) from Kingsley Plantation, Florida's oldest standing plantation house; exhibits, slave quarters, hiking and birding in this lovely natural Florida location


  • 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 Harry's Seafood, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner, New Orleans style seafood
  • 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,
  • 3 mile(s) from Chili's Grill & Bar, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 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.
  • 3 mile(s) from Sweet Tomatoes, Buffet, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Feature large salad bar, soups and breads
  • 3 mile(s) from Applebee's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Bennigan's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Longhorn Steakhouse, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Ramirez, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner, Cuban/Mexican
  • 3 mile(s) from Red Lobster, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Smokey Bones BQ, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from OrangeParkAleHouse, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3 mile(s) from Ruby Tuesday's, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4 mile(s) from Johnny Carino's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 6 mile(s) from Mama Fu's, Cafe, Vietnamese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Wonderful freshly prepared sanwiches, soups and entree's
  • 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


  • 8 mile(s) from Florida Community College, Kent Campus located adjacent to US 17/Roosevelt Blvd
  • 9 mile(s) from St. Johns River Community College, On College Road - off Blanding Blvd in Orange Park
  • 13 mile(s) from Edward Waters College, Off I-95 at Kings Avenue
  • 18 mile(s) from Jacksonville University, Off University Blvd in Arlington area of Jacksonville
  • 18 mile(s) from University of North FL, Off Butler Blvd on St. Johns Bluff Road

Nearby Cities

  • 0 mile(s) from Jacksonville, FL
  • 1 mile(s) from Orange Park, FL
  • 4 mile(s) from Fleming Island, FL
  • 6 mile(s) from Mandarin, FL
  • 7 mile(s) from Eagle Harbor, FL
  • 8 mile(s) from Riverside/Avondale, FL
  • 12 mile(s) from Green Cove Springs, FL
  • 14 mile(s) from Middleburg, FL
  • 28 mile(s) from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • 28 mile(s) from Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • 35 mile(s) from St. Augustine, FL
  • 50 mile(s) from Amelia Island, FL
  • 50 mile(s) from Fernandina Beach, FL
  • 62 mile(s) from Palm Coast, FL
  • 85 mile(s) from Daytona Beach, FL
  • 60 mile(s) from Gainesville, FL
  • 136 mile(s) from Orlando, FL
  • 168 mile(s) from Tallahassee, FL


  • 5 mile(s) from Local Parks, 390 parks, 80,00 acres; www.coj.net. Numerous parks with serene environment and beautiful views of nature and waterways
  • 28 mile(s) from Jacksonville Area Beaches, From Fernandina Beach in the North to Jacksonville Beach, beautiful wide beaches that are family oriented
  • 28 mile(s) from Parasiling, At area beaches; rentals available from local companies
  • 37 mile(s) from Guana River State Park, Eco Center, waterway, beaches, hiking trails, birding and more
  • 37 mile(s) from Kayaking, Along area beaches and waterways; rentals available from local companies
  • 39 mile(s) from Anastasia State Park, Beautiful coast park with wide beaches, hiking trails, picnicing, concessions, equipment rental and walking tours
  • 45 mile(s) from Timucuan Ecological Prese, Encompasses serene waterways, St. Johns River, birding, hiking, fishing
  • 48 mile(s) from Little Talbot Island, Beautiful serene location to enjoy beach, view wildlife, picnic areas, fishing, swiming, shell collecting


  • 3 mile(s) from Orange Park Mall, Large regional mall; interior shopping; SIMON property; food court
  • 16 mile(s) from The Avenues Mall, Large two-level shopping mall with food court; SIMON property
  • 18 mile(s) from St. Johns Town Center, New outdoor shopping area with familiar and upscale stores and brand names; restaurants within area
  • 30 mile(s) from St.Augustine Prime Outlet, Interior outlet shopping; food court; just off I-95 South at US 16
  • 30 mile(s) from St. Augustine Premium Outlet, Exterior Outlet shopping; food court, just off I-95 at US 16; 85 stores


  • 2.5 mile(s) from Enterprise Car Rental
  • 22 mile(s) from Jacksonville International Airport
  • 155 mile(s) from Orlando International Airport
  • 350 mile(s) from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport