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Hotel St. Augustine
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   347 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (South Pointe)   |  
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Ranked #74 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
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“Forget Ocean Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

I stayed at St Augustine for just one night, but it was worth it. In fact, it was the best bargain I´ve had in a long time. The room was very clean and there was a sauna in the bath. The shower products such as shampoos and conditioners carry the H2O brand, which I simply love.
The location is very special: if you want to stay near the buzz but sleep quietly at night, this is it. It´s just few blocks away from Ocean Drive, you can easily walk to the restaurants and bars in the area.
The only minor problem is breakfast - continental in words, but rather feeble in content.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

If you are looking for a small, drop your bags and walk to beach hotel, then the St. Augustine is the hotel for you. I found this hotel by mere walking by it. It is almost a hidden property located south of 5th street. It's a boutique hotel with 24 rooms and the atmosphere reveals much of what you would expect of a spa. My favorite part of the hotel was the steam showers and their newly decorated rooms. I would definitely stay there from now on. Oh, and they have their own parking and free continental breakfast which was just a bonus to find.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 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 July 17, 2009

I stay in this hotel for 6 days with my husband ans my little daughter (3 years).
The hotel is really great... Wonderful bedroom (very modern).
Very clean
Great bathroom
The staff was amazing.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

Nice hotel in a good location - near Lincoln Rd and the beach. Rooms quite good with an awesome steam bath/sauna/shower. Used this a lot. Leaves you feeling very refreshed. Decor could do with a spruce up. Parking seemed a bit expensive at $15 per night. If you're already staying here why try to squeeze even more money out of people?
Bar disappointing - not as advertised. Staff very good and delivered my lost bag to my room when we were out.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

Just stayed 2 nights before travelling down the keys,
But what a great little hotel, ideally situated on a quite part of Washington Ave but only 5-10 mins from
Ocean drive and the Beach and about 20min walk to lincoln rd malls
Hotel lobby clean and tidy, breakfast included only continental but enough, rooms small but adequate,the shower amazing!!! powerful with several jets and a steam system aswell came out feeling totally refreshed.
Only two small gripes, 1, no coffee making machine in room and 2, the parking charge.
think should be free for customers!!
Id certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2009

The Hotel St.Augustine was everything I expected - a hotel with the style & vibe to match one of the worlds great beach front villages.

This beautiful Art Deco building is nestled in just the perfect location - the quiet pocket of streets just south of 5th St on Washington Ave where the traffic & crowds end to the North side of 5th. So you are minutes away from the action yet in a very quiet & relaxed street.

The foyer & rooms are boutique modern and complement the surroundings well. Typical of boutique hotels, the foyer is small with no business facilities - yet I found eating breakfast over the counter at the little bar tucked in the corner was a great way to start the morning, chatting to William and his excellent staff while the adorable Bailey lazed curled up in the corner.

The rooms in particular I loved - I stayed twice and both had an excellent open plan layout that just gave a very relaxed and restful vibe - good karma or feng shui, whatever you want to call it. The only downside was wireless internet was unavailable unless you were right above the foyer area - but then what are you doing in South Beach if your sitting on the PC all night ?

South Beach itself is a great area - the Art Deco buildings are gorgeous of course. Yes it is glamorous, and expensive, and all about the look - but it does it in such a way as to not preclude anyone from visiting and having a drink without feeling out of place, nor is it too over commercialized (which is not to be said about many other parts of Florida).

There have been two consistent criticisms of the St.Augustine - the noise of the AC and the noise from the street. I will definately agree to the first - the AC is loud when its on, and theres no 'medium' setting - kinda all or nothing. But I lived with it quite well - again your not here to be hanging out in your room too much. The noise from the street - well the windows are not very thick it is true - but again this is a much quieter part of Washington Ave than up above 5th - so I never had a problem even on Friday or Saturday night.

So all in all a wonderful stay in a must visit place - I would love to return again - and while the St.Augustine was excellent value for money - just watch yourself getting dragged to some expensive upmarket bars while in South Beach ;-)

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

We finished our trip through Florida here and had a good time. Miami is not really our thing, but the hotel had some great decorated rooms with lovely bathrooms. The breakfast is simple with cereals and some stuff from the bakery. On the map it looks a little far away from everything, but most things on South Beach are on easy walking distance. Otherwise you can take a bus for 25 cents and go all the way north. The busses go every 10 minutes or so untill late at night. The hotel has parking available at the back of the building for about 15 dollars a day. We wanted a late check-out and got the room 2 hours longer, with no extra charge. Great place for spending your time on South Beach!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 347 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > South Pointe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #74 of 203 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel St. Augustine 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Restored Art Deco building dating from 1932 & renovated & re-opened 1999. ... more   less 
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