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“On the beach.” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Oceanfront
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   305 North 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250   |  
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Tampa, Florida
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 95 cities Reviews in 95 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“On the beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My impression started off on the wrong foot when I walked in and there is a note on the counter that the check in person was assisting someone else and I had to stand there 5 minutes before anyone came to help, and then walking up the back stairs gave me the impression that the hotel is not going to be the best. However, the room was great, extremely quite and best night sleep in a hotel in a long time. The beach is just behind the hotel and plenty of places to choose from for a meal all within walking distance of the hotel. Not much excitment in Nov but bet they place is busy as all get out during the warmer months.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Oceanfront, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We sincerely extend our apologies to keep you waiting during check-in. Occasionally our staff is called upon to help our guests with the beach chairs and umbrella rentals. We do understand your disappointment and hope you would give us another opportunity to serve you better in future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Location was close to enough stuff to walk to. Rooms were good overall. Breakfast was ok, nothing spectacular. Hotel was overall what we expected. The only complaint we had were the horrible square pillows.

People at the front desk were very nice!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Oceanfront, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We have forwarded your request for a larger sized pillow to our procurement department. We look forward to seeing you again at Best Western Oceanfront!
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I had a wonderful 5 days vacation. Location was perfect, rooms, halls, a breakfast area clean, updated and cosy. People are very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed being there. All you need for a good time are next to this hotel/ beach, restaurants, bars, fishing pier etc/, just walking distance everywhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, FL
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

It's clear this property has been updated and well maintained. You can't beat the location for beach access and nearby restaurants, bars, etc. Nice breakfast, afternoon cookie and coffee all the time are a nice bonus. Friendly staff give you the feel of small hotel, not a big chain.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

My husband and I travel to Jax 3 times a year for Mayo clinic. We came early for a day at the beach. We had an oceanfront King with balcony. This place is TOP NOTCH!! Great room bed was wonderful! Very nice modern and updated! We will definatley be back!! Don't pass this one up folks, it's a keeper!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

After reading the reviews that said it needed renovating I was very surprised when I walked into a completely modernized room. Our room had granite tops in bathroom, shower with solid surface walls, nice adjustable shower head and the curtain rod that curves out giving you more room. We were in a standard king with jacuzzi and city view. The Jacuzzi was great the room had a flat screen TV mounted to the walk. Dressers and night stands were topped some very porous material that stains easily but was definitely cleaned. The bed was comfortable.

I thought it was a great value, location was awesome near the pier and lots of food choices. I would stay there again and recommend it to my friends. Enjoy :)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

I read the mixed reviews before booking, so was not certain what to expect. My husband and I spent two nights and were very satisfied. We had a third floor oceanfront room with a king bed. The room was very clean. It had a microwave and a coffee maker, and I believe a small fridge. The bathroom was well stocked with toiletries and towels. The bed was comfortable, nice tv and desk. The sofa was a bit worn out, but otherwise, everything looked well kept. I absolutely fell in love with the balcony and the view. I spent most of the time in the motel on the balcony. The view is fantastic. There were two chairs and a small table to sit at, We had no problems at all during out stay. There was ample parking and the motel is secure. The desk staff was very nice as well. We didn't eat the breakfast, as there were no scrambled eggs or meats, but if you like "continental", this is for you. There was always fresh coffee as well. I also enjoyed the fact that the boardwalk was right outside and that shops and restaurants are well within walking distance. Our room was very quiet. I didn't hear a sound from outside or inside during our stay. Highly recommend trying this one out!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotelgm99, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Oceanfront, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
It was a pleasure to serve you and thank you very much for writing in with your feedback. We are glad you liked the room and would love to see you again in the future.
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Oceanfront

Address: 305 North 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
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Location: United States > Florida > Jacksonville Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
#7 Business Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
#7 Romantic Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Oceanfront 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach, the Best Western Oceanfront is surrounded by restaurants, shops and nightlife, as well as facing the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We are convenient to Freebird Live concert venue and offer a complimentary shuttle to the Mayo Clinic Hospital. Oceanfront rooms available. ... more   less 
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