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Vilano Beach Garden Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   155 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
Rottiman Howey in the hills
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Howey in the hills
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great little gem that was a great value! First off, we have a dog that falls into the " Violent breed" category. Yes our dog is a VERY large Rottweiler but he has been socialized since he was a puppy. This is very important because it can aid in the dogs temperament and can avoid aggression as he matures. With... More

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Starke, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at the Garden Inn 2 weeks ago, and we already made reservations for another stay in 5 weeks. Our stay there was a very pleasant experience. Not only did we enjoy it, but our pets felt comfortable and safe and had a great time as well. Our pets especially enjoyed the fenced-in grassy area. You are in walking... More

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Warren, Vermont
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here with our dog. It was absolutely perfect. We greatly enjoyed the quiet street it was located on, and were much happier than we would've been had we stayed in the heart of St. Augustine. The pet friendly beach nearby was an especially nice bonus, and the breakfast down the street at the St.... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this delightful hotel. Our room was spotless, the bed comfy, staff extremely friendly and helpful, location excellent. A quiet getaway close to everything. Full hot breakfast at the sister hotel on the water down the road. Will definitely stay here again!

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Maryville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I loved our stay here -- not luxury accommodations but very comfortable. A great place to stay with your dog(s). Our girls loved it here. The Manager even brought them their own box of dog biscuits. Very nice fenced dog yard. You are 2 blocks from the marina and 2 blocks from the ocean, Publix almost across the street, walking... More

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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at Vilano Beach Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. We do welcome pets at The Garden Inn and give them plenty of space to roam on the grounds. We agree - the location is great just blocks from the beach and from the fishing pier - and an easy walk to the supermarket and restaurants!! Please do plan to return soon -... More

Palm Harbor, FL
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102 reviews 102 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

The inn is an older strip motel. They seem to be working to upgrade it. The floors are all terazzo, no rugs. The bathroom is painfully small with no fan. It is a very short walk to the pet friendly beach, exactly 3 restaurants and a Chinese take-out, a Publix, and just a few miles ride to old St. Augustine.... More

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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at Vilano Beach Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and suggestions. The Garden Inn is definitely retro-Florida motor court style in a quiet beach community, which as you say, does not appeal to all tastes. A full renovation of the Inn and the furnishings is complete and the terrazzo floors are refinished original. We are trying to hold rates down, so staffing the 7-room... More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We were looking for a great place for a weekend away with our 2 dogs. Having grown up on the gulf coast, we were happy to find an old style beach cottage inn. Our room was well appointed with a great king size bed, huge tv, and small appliances. It felt very much like a family home. Just a few... More

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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at Vilano Beach Garden Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay - with your best friends! We try our best to make our guests... and their pets... feel welcome and at home, so we very much appreciate your comments. We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!! More

Greenacres, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We had stayed at the vilano beach house and we had such an amazing experience that this newest addition by the same owners was worth a try. What a wonderful experience! Tucked just a block from the beach house is a beautifully renovated motor lodge. I think my wife and I were the only people staying there and I must... More

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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at Vilano Beach Garden Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Garden Inn! It is a quaint, cozy little sample of the vintage Florida motor courts - and it is in a quiet area of this Vilano beachside neighborhood. We'll look forward to welcoming you back for more visits - to either of our hotels - and hope it won't be long... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Since finding the garden inn I have been back twice. The staff was extremely courteous and even took my dog out so I could go play golf. In walking distance to the beach, the pier and bars so driving is not an issue. Great place to stay!

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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at Vilano Beach Garden Inn, responded to this review

We welcome pets - and we are happy to hosted many guests who bring their dogs (and cats and birds!) along for the vacation! Vilano Beach - and St. Augustine - are great places to enjoy with your pet. Thanks so much for your kind words and we hope we will be seeing you again very soon. Regards. More

Mount Dora, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed here because we travel with our 2 dogs and needed a dog friendly place to stay. This place exceeded all of our expectations in cleanliness, spaciousness, and value. We were greeted by Pamela upon check- in and met Jane the following morning. Both ladies were truly delightful and seemed to want to do whatever... More

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sabhadmin, Front Office Manager at Vilano Beach Garden Inn, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you plan to return - and we're ready to welcome you to The Garden Inn or The Beach House. Both properties are pet friendly! Thanks for your kind comments and from all of us - best wishes and hurry back! More

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Address: 155 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine > Vilano Beach
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Hotel Class:2 star — Vilano Beach Garden Inn 2*
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Relax in vintage Florida style in our cozy, pet-friendly Inn. Rooms offer comfortable, brand new king or queen beds, antique furnishings, and a mini-fridge with microwave. Our landscaped gardens feature native Florida plants and plenty of space to enjoy the sunshine. Walk to Vilano Beach, the floating dock and fishing pier, supermarket and restaurants. You are just a five minute drive from all the sites and attractions of historic Saint Augustine. ... more   less 
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