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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 4 days ago
SandyInSC Columbia, SC
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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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Columbia, SC
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I recently took a trip to St. Augustine, we had never been there so I relied on TripAdvisor to plan the entire trip, this is how I ran across this little gem. NO, this is not a 5 star resort type place but it was the perfect place for what we were looking for. The hotel is... More

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Henderson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First trip to the area and not sure what I was expecting...have stayed in other hotels on the beach in other places so I had that in mind when we pulled up. Boy, was I surprised! Lisa got me checked in and referred me to an excellent place to eat very close to the hotel that had great food. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Inn many times. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Lisa is great and will make everything you need possible. There is a lot to do there and they are never too busy to answer all your questions. The rooms are clean and nice. The breakfast makes it easy to get right to our outdoor... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Accommodations were wonderful. Although the morning breakfast area is small, the food was good and plentiful. Both Lisa and Vanessa were the best. Their attention to us and their pleasant demeanor made for a memorable weekend.

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Port St Lucie, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff but hotel has some issues - definitely ask for 2nd floor as they have private balcony and views. It is a pet-friendly hotel and believe that we were given a previous pet room as it smelled of urine; also had light & TV issues (resolved). NO HAIR DRYER IN ROOM. Rooms are clean but 1st floor ocean side... More

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

Karen - I'm very sorry you not satisfied with your stay at our hotel. I remember speaking with you a couple of times during your visit and I apologize for not responding better while you were here. I'm sorry there was not a hair dryer in your room and it was a clear oversight on our part. We do have... More

Pooler, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm usually a Hilton/Marriott patron and was skeptical based on reviews yet I must say they were wrong or dated... My understanding is Ocean Sands was recently acquired by new ownership and it shows. If you're looking for the pretentiousness associated with the major chains then this isn't your place. It's perfectly located away from the bustle of typical tourist... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I stayed for a few days to just get away. The staff were all super friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and the housekeeping staff was excellent. The hotel is across the street from the beach but a clear beach view from the second floor. There is a dune across the street so no hotels... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was thrilled to be able to afford a jacuzzi room, the same type of room at another hotel costs way too much. The jacuzzi was awesome and the room was comfortable. The location is awesome, you can just pop over to a tranquil beach. It's also very close to stores and restaurants. My only disappointment was there was not... More

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Moorpark, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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
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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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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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