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Ocean Sands Beach Inn

2.0 of 5 3465 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Sharon, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

What a great little place and they accept pets and don't charge an arm and a leg for them. Spent over a week here. Staff was like family, cared very much about our stay. Room was small but clean and comfortable. Nice hot breakfast. And those who complain about it need to get a life. Beautiful quiet beach just across... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and writing such a great review! You have to say this right, but we are the closest hotel to downtown St Augustine with a private beach! Our hotel is a little gem and there is so much to see and do out here in Vilano Beach with so many great restaurants and the relaxed... More 

Rhinelander,WI
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here overnight on our travels from Gulf Shores to Jensen Beach. Small and quaint, Ocean Sands is located on A1A North. Our second floor room had a little balcony with a view of the ocean. The only downside is the busy highway between the inn and the beach. The owner was so friendly and helpful. He sent us to... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is super cute. My room was clean and had a view of the beach. The breakfast was on point. The beach was a couple feet away. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. I had an incredible time here. I am already looking for a weekend to book here again.

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

Thank you for all your kind words and I will be sure to share them with the staff. All of us here really want each and every guest to have a very nice and memorable vacation during their stay at our hotel. St Augustine is a beautiful destination this time of year and I was pleases to see you enjoyed... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hotel, from my point of view, is one of the best in terms of price and quality. the hotel is located near the beach which is really good for skim boarding. If you are planning to visit St. Augustine museums and downtown with its european style streets, you will need just around 10 min to get there by car.... More 

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

Or quiet, clean, and very natural setting was highlighted very well in your review and I believe that's why so many travelers are finding our hotel so peaceful and relaxing. Our motto is "Relax, you're at the beach now!" and I sincerely was happy to read about your positive experience at our hotel. We all try to go above and... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting the Ocean Sands, I really enjoyed my stay. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Front desk (Debbie was who I spoke with), was very nice. Right on the beach and very close to St. Augustine. This is a hidden gem.

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Strafford, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed a week and had a wonderful time. Rooms were clean and quiet.. view was ok but the price was amazing. Free breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, make your own waffles, toast. donuts, cereal, oat meal, juice, coffee and milk.. was more then we expected. Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. We has an issue the last... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to St. Augustine for a few weekends a year, and we've stayed in many places. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We stayed for two nights while visiting nearby St. Augustine and other close areas. It is not a huge hotel; there are only about 30 rooms. But I think that makes the stay much more... More 

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

Thank you for the great review about the Ocean Sands Beach Inn and your stay with us. We have been upgrading the hotel and adding all the features and amenities that we feel really matter at a hotel. I love that you mentioned the coffee makers in the rooms because it always amazes me how so many of the larger... More 

Manitou Beach, Michigan, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby, dog and I enjoyed everything about our 10 day stay at the Ocean Sands Beach Inn (OSBI), beginning with the booking experience. We were sent an e-mail that stated the cost of the room that was exactly what we were charged. The pet fee is a very reasonable $20 per stay. Rooms are not fancy nor large, but clean... More 

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

I was so happy to see your nice review and assessment of our hotel. We enjoyed having you as our guest for those two weeks. I do apologize for some of the issues you mentioned and I am happy our team was able to respond in a positive manner. We want each guest to have a relaxing and stress free... More 

Marietta, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited St. Augustine on January 22. We found the Ocean Sands Beach Inn on the internet and liked the idea of it being near to downtown St. Augustine, but still a bit off the beaten path. We were warmly greeted by the day manager, who was extremely helpful and answered all our questions about the area.... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights here and enjoyed our stay. The one down side was the refrigerator door opened on the right. One of the bed side tables was right there so you had to reach over the door to access anything in the refrigerator. Also, the room was not cleaned by 3:00 either day. No elevator but desk guy carried... 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*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sands Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
Ocean Sands Hotel
Ocean Sands Motel
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach

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