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“Best place if you're seeing a show at the Freebird Live” 4 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   305 North 1st Street, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250   |  
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GAINESVILLE, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best place if you're seeing a show at the Freebird Live”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

Walking (or stumbling) distance to the bars and clubs on Jax Beach, this place was very clean and comfy, had a nice sized fridge and microwave. IF you want a really nice place, stay at the Quality Suites a few blocks away, but that place is $100 more. If you want a place to crash, this is great. It is NOT a quiet place if there is something going on. It was pretty quiet for us, in January, but in late spring/summer it is party central. The balconies are tiny and many of the rooms have a view of the wall of the bldg next door, but the beach and the fun of the strip is seconds away, so who cares about the view?

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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johnbaird3, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Oceanfront, responded to this review, January 27, 2011
Thank you TripAdvisor member from Gainesville, Fl. for your review. The staff and management is pleased that your stay with us was a pleasant one. As you mentioned, the location of the hotel is just steps to the beach and is within walking distance of many fine shops and restaurants. Again, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to send us your comments and we look forward in seeing you in the future.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

My husband and I wanted to get away from the cold so we took a small vacation to the beach. On arrival at the hotel, we were greeted by Angie. She was so friendly, we felt at home immediately. We had an oceanfront room and the view was wonderful. The room was sufficent for all of our needs and the hotel was located so that we never used our car - we just walked to shopping and restaurants. The continental breakfast was great - I especially enjoyed the Duncan Donuts - when I didn't see my favorite kind - my husband mentioned it to Jamie at the front desk - and the next morning he came back with a small bag of my donuts with our room number on it!! We asked each day about the best places to eat - and they never steered us wrong. I can't say enough about the staff - they were worth the trip.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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johnbaird3, Public Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Oceanfront, responded to this review, January 27, 2011
Thank you TripAdvisor member from Atlanta for your recent review of the Best Western Oceanfront, Jacksonville Beach. The staff and management is pleased that your stay with us exceeded your expectations. The staff is committed to give the best service possible and thank you for recognizing their efforts. Again, thanks for taking time out of your schedule to write us your comments and we look forward in seeing you in the near future
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

We were staying for 2 nights in an oceanfront king room with a jaccuzi (Room 319). Staff was friendly and helpful. Wish we could stay longer.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 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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Jerseyville, IL
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

Melissa, you were very helpful in all our questions, super fast at check in and out, thanks so much....Susan, you girl are wonderful, made us and our friends very comfortable. Everyone was great.....and I can't say enough great things about that bed.....it was heaven......if you want to stay on the beach in a wonderful hotel this is the best!!!! And I heard that our friends checked out of the hotel they were staying in to check into Oceanfront......all in all this place is AWESOME!!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Chesapeake
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

I travel extensively and have found that this hotel is a great place to stay. The location to the beach, restaurants and night live is wonderful. The customer service from Melissa was top notch. She was very informative and helpful, She provided information about the surrounding area and went above and beyond the call of duty. This made for a very friendly atmosphere. The cookies were good too. I will stay there on my next visit to the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

We were going to only stay for 3 days to visit family. We were going to move down the beach to Daytona and stay the rest of our vacation. The staff , location and beach were so nice we stayed 6 more days. For 3 days our car never left the garage. They have shops and resturants within walking distance. Awesome stay we would stay @ this location again. If you are going for the pool it is not a great pool but who cares you have the beach. We never go to the pool @ the beach anyway we can do that @ home.

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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Sandersville,Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

I had an oceanfront balcony with two queen beds. The room was # 325 and the price was 370.61 for three nights. The furniture was old and chipped. The carpet had a large stain. The two green cloth chairs were dirty with several stains and the black desk chair was hard and dirty as well. The balconies are small and not private. You can see onto the balconies on either side of yours which is arkward when other people are on their balconies. You can't help but see each other. The small refrigerator and microwave are right outside the bathroom , so when opening the bathroom door, it practically hits the refrigerator. At checkout ,when I asked questions about my bill, the lady behind the desk , "Susanne " yelled at me. If I was yelled at for asking questions about my bill, how would I have been treated if I had complained about the room ? Take the good reviews and high rating on TripAdvisor with a grain of salt. It 's an old, small motel on the beach with dirty rooms and the "friendly "staff must have had the holidays off when I was there.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
#6 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*
Number of rooms: 50
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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