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“Suprisingly nice...for a motel.” 4 of 5 stars
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Bayfront Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   138 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084   |  
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Ranked #35 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Suprisingly nice...for a motel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

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.

  • Stayed October 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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Amcomo, Public Relations Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
We are grateful to hear that you enjoyed yourself while staying at our Inn. We strive to be a upperclass Inn. We hope you visit us again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed here on a recent trip to St. Augustine. We were very pleased with the location of the inn. I was worried that we'd have too far to walk to get to the Old Town district but we were so close. We were given a corner room on the ground floor and it was huge! The room, floors & bath were clean. However we did find a hair pin beneath the phone & a bag of cookies in the desk drawer! Guess the housekeeping staff overlooked those two items! One Tip: Bring a cooler because there is no mini frig. That was surprising in this day and age. Otherwise a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
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Amcomo, Public Relations Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Thank you for your input. We love to hear feed back and we are pleased you enjoyed your time while staying at the Bayfront Inn. We will look into the housekeeping overlooking the items your mentioned. Hope you come back again soon.
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Went during labor day weekend. My main thing is clean rooms and it was clean, water was clean, shower was clean, beds smelled fresh. The location is great, you can walk anywhere from there. They should take some decent pics of the rooms as their website doesn't give the hotel much cred with dull photos. II was nervous going in and left very satisfied!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amcomo, Public Relations Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you sir, for you kind feed back. We are happy you left satisfied. You will be pleased to know we are updating our website this week with some great new photos. We hope you come back soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to lovely St. Augustine for a weekend get away, I am extremely picky when it comes to the cleanlyness of hotels and the quality of rooms, so I was nervous to see what kind of hotel he had picked. I was very surprised when I saw the rates of the room compared to the quality. Extremely fare rates with clean rooms, best location and great staff! Can wait to come back again!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amcomo, Public Relations Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Its wonderful to hear that you had such a pleasant time staying at the Bayfront Inn. Our staff works very hard to go above and beyond our guest expectations and we are happy to see that was demonstrated. Give your boyfriend a nice pat on the back and come back and stay with us again. This time you surprise him. Hope to see you soon.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Excellent location. Within walking distance to everything in the historic district. Rooms were clean. Peggy at the front desk was very nice and helpful. This hotel location provides for easy access to everything, but is in a location that is a bit quieter...which is great at night. Great views of the bay from the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amcomo, Public Relations Manager at Bayfront Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2012
We are thrilled that your interested in staying with us again and truly appreciate your business.
The Bayfront Inn would like to invite you to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. The first 100 followers or likes will receive 15% off their stay in September or October.
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NWIndiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed in the two room suite last week. This is our second time staying in this suite. The beds were fine. There was just one bathroom for five people but there was plenty of hot water. There was plenty of room and privacy between the two rooms. There was NO refrigerator this time, as there had been two years ago. When we inquired, the unpleasant woman at the front desk said there are currently no refrigerators and no microwaves in the inn. We encountered one pleasant woman at the front desk and two grumpy ones during our two night stay. I went down twice to ask a question and had to wait while she finished booking the next guest, rather than serve the one in front of her. That happened TWICE. The breakfast is okay for filling us up in the morning before experiencing the fine dining that St. Augustine offers. The pool is fine for a dip. They closed it due to "tornado warnings" that we could not find anywhere on the Weather Channel. Perhaps they knew something we didn't. This property is fine for our needs in housing five people during our stay in St. Augustine. The price is right and the service reflects that we saved money. We come to St. Augustine every year but we certainly don't come for the hospitality at this establishment. It is fine for collapsing for the night after a great day in a great city. The temperature in the rooms was inconsistent. The room with the two double beds was very cool while the room with the king bed was warmer. There was only one thermostat for three rooms (two bedrooms plus the common room).

In short, if you just expect an adequate place to rest between adventures in St. Augustine, this place is fine. If you expect to be treated like a welcomed guest, seek other accommodations.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in June and was very happy. Location is excellent, walking distance to all attractions. Room was good quality, would stay here again.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bayfront Inn

Address: 138 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 78 Hotels in Saint Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bayfront Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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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