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Ocean Sands Beach Inn

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3465 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Vilano Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Karen B Moorpark, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Moorpark, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a great find. It's close to historical St. Augustine without being so close that you're in the traffic that comes with tourists. The beach is right across the road where you cross over some steps and the beach is beautiful and hardly anyone is there. The hotel has beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards that you can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Ocean Sands Beach Inn for years. Every time we visit it gets better. The staff is super friendly, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast is great. The location is the best. Vilano Beach is not congested and is closer to the historic area than St. Augustine beach.

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Bagsvaerd, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visit the Ocean Sands Beach Inn, book a beach front room and you are in for a treat - sun raise with private beach at the doorstep, lovely breakfast and super service by host (Stacy), rooms could thou need to maintainance and tender care.

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My parents, my husband and I stayed at the hotel last weekend and it was great! The rooms were clean and every staff member we encountered was extra friendly and helpful. The beds were very comfortable. Our rooms faced the beach and the ocean view was awesome! Because it is a small hotel we did not have to walk far... More

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Lilburn, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a ground floor pool side room and were able to park right next door to our patio. Never parked so close before! Literally two steps off the patio to our car:)It is an older hotel though. It's appeal is the beach not the rooms. But the beach is completely shallow 50 yards out- it was awesome! The beds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed three nights and had a great time! Great views, right across from the beach! The rooms were quaint with a decent size refrigerator for snacks! The staff were all nice! Overall, a great value! We will stay again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based in large part on TripAdvisor ratings we booked 3 nights at Ocean Sands Beach Resort. We liked the idea of a smaller (not chain) resort for vacation. The staff at the desk were great! The room was disappointing! The furniture was quite worn, there was some mildew in the tub, cigarette butts on top of the "thatch" roof below... More

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Lazio, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It looked nothing like the pictures. The pictures are the same as the hotel however in the pictures the place looks clean. Once we walked in the room you had the stuffy, stinky hotel smell, and you can FEEL the bacteria in the air. They promoted how beautiful the Jacuzzi suite is! OMFG the tub was gross, the toilet was... More

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msample, General Manager at Ocean Sands Beach Inn, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you had such a poor experience at our hotel. I wish you had said something while you were here, but I cannot find any mention of a reported incident like you are describing in our log book. All of us work very hard to give each guest a great stay and we really want to... More

Mount Dora, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit at Ocean Sands!! The team who welcomed us, Lisa, Vanessa, Hardy, and all of the cleaning crew could not have been nicer! All of the reccomendations for restaurants in the local area were awesome- we love to eat!!! The beach was quiet and soothing- perfect for a vacation. The best part was the fact that... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was pleasant and restful. The staff (Lisa, Vanessa and Hardy) were all accommodating and kind. The breakfast was plentiful but a little crowded. We just went back to our room...no big deal. The place has a perfect location for sun and beach fun. The pool met our needs and the sunset was beautiful from that area. I would... More

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Address: 3465 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine > Vilano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Sands Beach Inn 2*
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Ocean Sands Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
Ocean Sands Hotel
Ocean Sands Motel

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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach #4 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
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The Ocean Sands Beach Inn is the only ocean front hotel in St Augustine with a private beach and unobstructed views of both the sunrise over the Atlantic and sunset views over the scenic wetlands and inter-coastal waterway to the west. Our upscale, boutique style hotel has been recently renovated with new granite bathroom, carpeting, bedding, flat-screen TV's, K-Cup coffee makers, and much more. The upscale facilities and amenities combined with a perfect beach location and outstanding service all ensure you will have a truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation when visiting the St Augustine and Historic Coast area. ... more   less 
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