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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club Hotel Review: Ponte Vedra Beach evolved from a mining town to a seaside holiday community in the 1920s, and this property was the first to take advantage of the shift. Established in 1928, it rapidly welcomed wealthy guests from the upper East Coast and Midwest. It introduced the areas first golf course and is now home to the championship Ocean and Lagoon Courses. The lobby is impressive, with its columns, wood beam ceiling and polished wood floors. The rooms are variable, ranging from what feels like dressed-up standard hotel style to elegant, traditional décor. Eighteen rooms are available in the Historic Inn building, and a Penthouse Suite offers private elevator access, a sunken Jacuzzi tub and sweeping, fourth-floor ocean views. The resort combines resources with its sister property, the Lodge & Club, and offers a luxury spa and four swimming pools, including a heated lap pool and a childrens wading pool. The Seafoam Room serves continental cuisine and private-label wines. Function space includes the Grand Ballroom and cherry paneled Executive Board Room. The resort attracts numerous business groups with its four-acre, team-building challenge course.