An opening date for the newest boutique hotel to come to the famed 30A area has been announced! Guests can begin to check in to The Lodge 30A on Wednesday, February 22, slightly ahead of schedule. Already ranked among the Top 12 Most Anticipated New Family Resorts and Hotels of 2023 by USA Today, the new hotel offers a laid-back and coastal-inspired experience for guests visiting the town of Seagrove Beach in South Walton, Florida. 

Nestled between the sugar-white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the lush pines of Point Washington State Forest, an over 15,000-acre nature preserve accessible from The Lodge 30A parking lot, The Lodge 30A provides the best of both worlds for visitors who want to experience the area’s natural beauty alongside a collection of upscale offerings. Soon to be joined by the shops and restaurants opening in Greenway Station, guests of The Lodge 30A can choose to spend time exploring nearby beaches, coastal dune lakes, and miles of hiking and biking trails (bikes can be rented from YOLO Board & Bike), or enjoy a variety of dining and shopping options – all just steps from the hotel’s front doors. 

“The Lodge 30A fills a need for a convenient and well-appointed select service hotel, directly on Scenic Highway 30A,” says Andrew Czarnecki, Vice President of Resort Operations for The St. Joe Company. “Joining our other boutique 30A hotels, including The Pearl, WaterColor Inn, and WaterSound Inn, The Lodge 30A will no doubt be a favorite for family vacations, couples who want to balance an outdoorsy vacation with comfortable amenities, and even business travelers visiting the area.”

“What we want to do here is to continue a tradition of hospitality excellence,” agrees The Lodge 30A’s General Manager Evelyn Whalen. “Guests will appreciate the attention to detail – we’ve built this hotel from the ground up with this specific location in mind, to bring our guests a special experience and the ability to enjoy their stay or vacation on exactly their own terms.”

Guests of The Lodge 30A have the distinct option to experience some of the area’s premier private-resort experiences through the Watersound Club®, which includes a private beach club (Watersound Beach Club) and two private championship golf courses (Camp Creek and Shark's Tooth Golf Courses). These Watersound Club resort experiences are provided as an opt-in amenity for a daily fee, and green fees apply for golf). 

In the spirit of the hotel’s pristine natural settings, The Lodge 30A is also committed to environmentally friendly practices, incorporating sustainability into its design and amenities, including:

  • 4 electric car-charging stations (fees apply)

  • Energy Maintenance System in all guest rooms 

  • Upon-request housekeeping services

  • LED television sets

  • Cloud-based operating system

  • Hotel-wide recycling practice (paper, glass and plastic)

  • Incorporation of natural elements and natural lighting hotel-wide

On-site hotel amenities include:

  • Front Desk Guest Service

  • Convenient Check-In Available 24/7

  • Complimentary Self-Parking on Property

  • Fitness Center 

  • Outdoor Pool

  • 24/7 Business Center

  • Self-Service Laundry Room 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary Bottled Water Available in the lobby

  • Ice Machine Available on each floor

  • 24/7 Market offering beer, wine, snacks & sundries

Photos of the property may be viewed and downloaded here: 

The Lodge 30a is located at 4721 E. County Hwy 30A. More information can be found and reservations can be made on the hotel’s website, Reservations may also be made over the phone by calling 877.345.1986. 


About The St. Joe Company

The St. Joe Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a real estate development, asset management and operation company. The Company owns land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida and has significant residential and commercial land-use entitlements in hand or in process. More information about the Company can be found on its website at More information on the Company’s current project pipeline can be found at