Resorts >St Augustine Beach Front Resort
19 Avista Cir, Saint Augustine, FL | Directions 3208029.898849 -81.303873
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
DUMP!!!! Skank Inn!! – My friends had there beach wedding here. The wedding was gorgeous. The banquet room was decent. As soon as you walk in there are cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, the doors are falling off the hinges, (this is just in the lobby), the wall paper is peeling off the walls. After standing in line for over an hour waiting to check in, another guest cancelled his room after checking the mattress and didn't want to sleep on menstrual stains. Can't blame him - as we didn't either. The hotel clerk offered to change his room, he had enough as we did also. We had the chance to look at the rooms, the paint was peeling off the walls, the toilets did not fill up 25 minutes after flushing. It is a very run down hotel. The Super 8 across the street was nicer than this place! Seriously!! Use their pools and stay at the 8. Save your money!!
Worst Hotel Ever – If this hotel could receive a negative rating, believe me, I would give it to them. Upon checking in, we went to our room and the door didn't lock properly or close all the way. That should have been the first clue. The room smelled like "puke", was not clean, and felt really dirty and buggy. We went back to the front desk and asked for a different room. The second room was even worse. The door was open, beds not made, food, garbage, etc. laying around. Again, back to the front desk. Their excuse - 3 of their cleaning crew called in. The girl at the front desk kept saying, "I'm new". What that had to do with the cleanliness of the room, I don't know. They couldn't get keys to encode properly for other customers that were waiting. Even the front desk area had a foul smell to it. We checked out (still waiting for our refund to "hit" our account") as fast as we checked in. I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy!
Didnt want to leave! – After being terrified by all the NEGATIVE remarks on this website, we were surprised to find it was a wonderful room, with a wonderful view and the boys (both four) loved the slide and didn't want to leave. We had a new room from the looks of the wonderful tiled shower and sink, so we really had no complaints. The lovely "Hungarian housekeeper" was as sweet as she could be and was always there to help with anything we needed.
Steps from the beach! – read the reviews and feel few have stated both pros and cons. What's great about this hotel is that if you are on the north side second floor, you'll have a great view of the ocean and you are STEPS from the beach. Most south and east facing rooms have ocean views as well. This is the northmost property on the beach, so there is nothing between you and the sand and surf. Yes, the hotel is run down. The towels and sheets are threadbare, the wall paper is peeling. However, we found the desk staff to be friendly and helpful. If you are a clean freak (no offense), stay across the street at one of the chains with no view or sound of the surf. However, if you want see this wonderful, beautiful beach; walk to the beach in less than a minute (literally); be able to run back to the room anytime; get great recommendations for restaurants; then this is a good place to stay. The pier is on the other side of the hotel. This hotel is in a great location. I'll go back, and am looking forward to it. I didn't use either pool, so I can't say much, except that many people were using both and having fun.
Great! – All the reviews mention the old rooms, but fail to mention the AWESOME pool with waterslide and children's play area, and tiki bar, all walking distance to the beach, pier, and awesome little eatery across the street. The staff was acommodating, the room was adequate, albeit old and worn. Chek-in was not until 3 p.m., but we arrived at 10:30 a.m. with beach gear in tow and were allowed to spend the entire day at the pool unitl our room was ready. The kids (and I!) loved the waterslide. DH loved the tiki bar. We drove in locally and only planned to spend one night, so we spent the dy at the pool, beach and out to dinner, slept in teh room for a few hours, showered in the mornng and checked out. Spent teh next day in downtown St. Aug and drove home. I admit I would not have been comfotable in that room for more than a day, but we had a great time at the pool. They also have an indoor pool and hot tub for cooler days (I assume) that was pretty new. If you are not a high maintenance person, you will love it. I would definitely go back again for the pool alone, but would definitley pay the extra money for one of the "updated" rooms.
Nice and clean – We stayed in the new section of the hotel and the room was nice and clean.
We requested ocean view ahead of time and got a room on the parking lot side, and were told that was all they had, but it still was easy to get to the beach and the pool and tiki bar which had reasonable drinks, and a great singer and guitar player who could play great songs of all kinds. My only complaint was that we had key problems and were told that they could do nothing until the manager was there, and she left while we were at dinner and did not come back til the next morning; but they did make it right for us and the rest of our stay was ok, I think the manager should designate someone else who can fix the room key problems.
Me and my Boyfriend took a vacation down in Florida and decided to stay here for a few nights. We stayed 03/31/09-04/03/2009. We stayed in room 235. I loved the room! It was one of the newly renovated rooms and I couldn't have asked for more, especially for the great deal we got! The location is great.! It was close to everything! And we could sit on our balcony and look at the ocean! It was also nice to hear the ocean at night! I loved the bathroom and the bed was very comfortable. I have posted pictures so everyone can see what a great place this is, especially for the money spent! I was leary after reading some of the reviews but I was pleasantly surprised as soon as we checked in. Check in took about 5 mintues and there was even two people a head of me. There was nothing to complain about there like some past reviewers and check out took even less time. I had no problems with the room being dirty. It appeared to be very clean. I would definitely stay here whenever I am in St. Augustine and will recommend the St. Augustine Beachfront Resort to anybody I know!
Went to St. Augustine beach for the Georgia/Flordia football game. The hotel rooms where to be expected at a beach hotel. The moment you walk through the door you leave sand tracks in the room. We arrived at the hotel really late and the person next to us had a dog that was barking through the door between the rooms. We complained to the management and they upgraded our room for free. Great customer service. no complaining, just wanted to make us happy. The next day we went to the indoor pool. kinda cold. spa was very nice. also has a very nice outdoor pool with a slide and bar. enjoyed our trip very much and looking forward to going back in the future. They are doing some recent updates on painting ect. so it is a little messy in places.
Bad Experiance – I had a bad experiance here. I made reservations 3 weeks in advance. After standing in line a hour they could not find my reservation. They did give me a room. When I opened the door the bed was unmade ad the room was dirty. There was 1 king size bed (on the phone I was told all rooms have 2 queen size beds). I went back to the front desk and told them I dd not want to stay there. They charged me a 33.00 cancelation fee. Staff was not friendly,very short with me. I have a 2 year old son and he was very fussy by the time we got out of there. All he kept saying was beach,beach.In ended up staying at Holiday Isle. Great experiance there
Very nice indoor pool & jacuzzi, some work being done to the faclity but overall very nice, great staff, they have some birds and a giant parakeet in the lobby that was a HUGE hit with the kids.
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