Due to past experiences, I’m usually cautious and have lowered expectations when it comes to motels. I was pleasantly surprised with The Bayfront Inn.
The brick paved parking lot, nicely landscaped property, decorated lobby and patio chairs in front of the rooms indicate this motel is above most. Once inside the room it had the feel and furnishings of a mid-range to higher HOTEL. The bed was comfortable and the thermostat actually worked! One of the things that stood out to me was the upgraded water faucets and light fixtures in the room. Those are some nice touches you aren’t going to see at a Motel 6!
The location was great as well. It is just a short walk to the Old Town district and the fort, which saves parking costs and hassle. It is also “far” enough away to be on the quieter side of the restaurants and bar areas of the district which is nice at night.
We checked in late, after 10 pm, and were even given a little bit of a break on the room rate. Considering I have previously stayed at the Hilton just down the street for over twice as much, it was a good deal.
More motels need to be like The Bayfront, it’s nice to have you vehicle just outside your room. Our did not have a fridge, it needed a fridge. We would stay here again, and would recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bayfront Inn's waterfront location, on Matanzas Bay, is in the heart of St. Augustine's oldest historic district dating back to 1572. Walk to historic sites, restaurant, shops or sit by our pool for a relaxing day. Enjoy bay breezes and watch horse carriages stroll by while sitting on the porch or gazebo. Accommodations at the Bayfront Inn are newly renovated and feature a light pleasing decor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bayfront Hotel Saint Augustine