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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Park City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel because of its proximity to the beach. From the outside the place looks pretty good. But the inside felt grungy and a bit run-down. There's no elevator, which wasn't a big deal as the person at the front desk helped us get our bags upstairs. But for me, it was the little details that say a... More 

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

Thank you for your constructive comments and I do want to apologize for the issues you raised. We had an extremely busy spring break this year and were full almost every day for a month. Being on the beach like we are sometimes gives us greater challenges in keeping the hallways vacuumed despite doing it a couple of times a... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located directly across the street from the beach, this hotel could not have a more perfect location. It's funky vibe may not be suitable for everyone, but I told myself it was like staying at a European pensione. Our room was a little small for 4 people (2 of them children) and I was afraid it would be too loud... More 

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

What a great and informative review you wrote! Our location is really outstanding and is in a very natural and serene setting along a quiet and private stretch of beach. We are indeed a smaller, focused-service hotel without a restaurant, but there are so many nice places close by that it doesn't bother most guests. Our beach is really great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quiet little hotel made a great stay for our vacation. I only wish it had a couch or love seat and a screen door for the balcony. The room was a little small but it was well kept and updated. The staff really made it a wonderful stay. I guess that's the benefit of a small hotel was they... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review of our hotel and caring staff. We sincerely want all of our guest to have the type of experience that you enjoyed while visiting us. I love the pictures of the beach finds you uploaded. The beach here is very natural and unspoiled and you are still able to find a lot of great... More 

Morrisville, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 8 nights at this hotel at the end of February. It was a great spot for us to use as a base while we explored beautiful St Augutine! Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff was great and we really enjoyed our chats with Hardy at the desk. There was a water line break while we were... More 

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

I am so glad you had a chance to stay with us for the 8-nights in February and you had a wonderful time. Our breakfast area is a little small and we hope to finish a renovation on that area this year that will add seats and make the flow a little smoother. I was glad to hear that you... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing, friendly and accommodating. This was the last actual vacation before our daughter leaves for boot camp and Lisa and Heather made it the best. Comfortable and clean rooms. Awesome ocean view. They went above and beyond to make it extra special for us. Great breakfast as well. We will be sure to return. I felt like we were friends... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review and i made sure that both Lisa and Heather were aware of your kind words. Spring Break with your daughter is really a special time - especially right before she leaves for boot camp! We have had some great weather this year and the beach has really been awesome for all of our guests.... More 

Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My high school band performed at Universal and we were looking for an affordable hotel on the beach. I couldn't have found a better, more accommodating hotel. We basically rented every room. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were all taken care of. The beach was awesome....there was sand and shells....many students hunted for shells... More 

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

Thank you for the nice review! We don't do many groups due to our smaller size, but hosting you guys was just fun! I was very happy to hear you guys enjoyed your stay and the beach. I looked out one day and I think your whole group was enjoying the beach and I think it was the most people... More 

Columbus, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very basic , nothing fancy but perfect spot if you have pets.Restrictions are minimal, pet fee reasonable . Staff very friendly and laid-back. Wasn't a issue with weather but not sure AC units worked very well. Beds could do with being replaced .Access to private beach ( though cross over busy 2 lane road!) that allows dogs also. Very near... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights. I had previously read the reviews on this site and had some concerns prior to our visit, however we booked late and the other hotels which would have been our first choice were not available. This hotel is located just across A1A from the private beach area they own. Great way... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I appreciate the feedback. I was very happy you enjoyed you stay and plan to return in the future. We are still in the process of updating the hotel and you should be able to see a change when you return. I appreciate your comments on the things we missed like ensuring the hallways are... More 

1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Inn needs to be experienced to be believed! The staff is very warm, friendly and so accommodating! The rooms are immaculate and very nice! It's located on A1A across the street from the beach/ocean. They also serve a hot/cold breakfast every morning, which is free. So whenever you find yourself in St. Augustine, It's worth checking out this cute... More 

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

I love, love, love your great review and I will be sure to share with the entire staff - thank you very much for your kind words! All of us work very hard to give all of our guests a truly memorable vacation and stay at our hotel. I think we have a great team that is really focused on... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit Saint Augustine several times a year. Ocean Sands is always my choice of stay. The beach is never crowded. The rooms are always clean. The staff is incredible. Definitely worth staying here. Thanks, Jennifer

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

Thank you for such a great review and I'm very happy you had such a nice visit to our hotel and the St Augustine area in general. Our little hotel is a little off the beaten track, but we're still located close to everything in St Augustine and when most people do find us, they are very pleased. Thank you... More 

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