We booked this online based on the reviews. While the staff was friendly the property was not. The room was supposed to have a nice view of the ocean/beach. We were put on the lower floor and when we opened the back door all I saw was a berm. We noticed a very mildewy smell when we walked in but just assumed it would fade as we got used to it. It Didn't! After about 30 minutes or so I had a terrible headache and my throat was swelling a little. (I am allergic to mold spores) We went to the front desk and told them and they offered us half price or to let us out of the booking at no charge to us and they apologized. I said we'd leave and thanked them for doing that without a problem. We went on our way and stayed elsewhere. No Problem... Then I got online to look at our Credit Card statement and noticed a posting on our card. Ocean Sands Beach Inn for the FULL PRICE of what our stay was going to be. I called the credit card company and told them that we cancelled the reservation for the mold issue and they just needed to contact the hotel and we'd figure it out. So we called the hotel and they promptly answered and asked what we needed. After explaining they put us on hold and left us there for 30-45 minutes. Thankfully my credit card attendant stayed on the line as my cell was disconnected. IN REVIEW...I'd highly recommend staying elsewhere!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Sands Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
- Ocean Sands Hotel
- Ocean Sands Motel