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Ocean Sands Beach Inn

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3465 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed on the 2nd floor for 2 nights. The view was supposed to be of wetlands and intercoastal waterway. Instead we had a large palm tree covering our entire balcony view. The room was smaller than expected. The whole place is in need of updates. The carpet was old and there was a bad smell. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and i had mini-staycation honeymoon here. The room was awesome, especially with the jacuzzi tub. Cleanliness a plus and very friendly staff. The location was convenient, close to St. Augustine shops and restaurants as well as the bridge where my husband and I like to fish . We will definitely go again!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Convenient to St. Augustine and Caps Restaurant nearby. Hallways were in great need of vacuum, especially staircase. Make sure you ask for a room facing the ocean, I think those rooms might be better. Paid way tooo much through AARP/disappointing. Free breakfast in tiny room was goofy. Why not serve at the pool area which looked very nice and overlooked... More 

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Orange Park, FL
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved, loved, LOVED this place. Second floor ocean side. 24 hours of hot fresh coffee! No, I didn't put a thing in it when we took our late night walk on the beach (; because that would be illegal. Yes, I did feel safe walking on the beach after dark. Nice clean, well maintained, quaint older hotel. The staff... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our trip to St. Augustine was our second. We love the area. Our stay was around the Easter holiday. The hotel's location is very quiet and right on the beach. We had beautiful sun rises. The building itself is beautiful, clean and well kept.The staff was very nice, hospitable and informative. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. The room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the bad stuff: 1) The pool is smaller than it looks in the pictures and it's in the middle of the parking lot which makes it kinda awkward in my opinion. 2) You have to cross the street to get to the beach and it's a busy road. Lucky we found a gap in traffic both times... More 

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OceanSandsBeachInn, Manager at Ocean Sands Beach Inn, responded to this review

Marirollo, First, let me say thank you for staying with us at the Ocean Sands Beach Inn. We appreciate your business very much. I would like to apologize for the pictures of our pool not meeting expectations. We are currently working to provide updated pictures that will reflect our facilities more accurately. In an effort to increase our guest's safety... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The pictures were really nice and so were many of the reviews. However, I travel, A LOT! So it wasn't up to standard for me. Please note that this is by a very busy highway. It made me nervous as we had small children with us. I thought you would be able to hear the waves (but you hear more... More 

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Stratford, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife wanted to visit the World Gpolf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, but as we were staying in Kissimmee I did not want to drive there and back in one day. Hey! I'm on holidays . So we drove to the Kennedy Space Center in the morning and drove up th coast to this great little retreat on... More 

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The location is perfect. Directly across the street from the beach and ocean in a quiet beach neighborhood. The views up and down the beach were amazing. The hotel was very clean and well kept. The rooms are a nice size with all the amenities. The service was wonderful. Debbie at the front desk was very friendly and accommodating. A... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Me and my wife stayed the week of the 15th of April 2015. I am a tax accountant and had to get a way for a couple of days. Amenities were excellent. We had a ocean front upper level room that had a great tv (new flat screen) nice bathroom (granite). The room was clean and up to date. A... More 

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

I'm very impressed that a tax accountant was able to come visit us and relax on April 15th! Thank you for all the kinds words and nice review - I will certainly pass along all your comments to the staff. I'm very happy you enjoyed some of the upgrades in the rooms that we have completed like the televisions and... More 

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