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“OK for on the Beach” 3 of 5 stars
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Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   860 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080   |  
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“OK for on the Beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If you are not staying in your room all the time, this is an ok place to stay. The plus was we had a partial view of the ocean, but balcony not private. The room was dated and the shower head needed replacing. Room service was very good, so staff is right on. The room was just dated. If they would just remodel, the place would be a gem. A close ride (or take a cab) to the historical district. The price was what drove us there.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holiday Isle O, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback and hope you come back and visit again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

For the price we paid ... it was soooo not worth it! I'll start with what was wrong then I'll leave you with the very few things that were right/ positive about this hotel.

1. we got into our rooms and I went to check out the washroom. A towel that was hanging up had a long piece of black hair hanging on the towel. Disgusting!
2. after a long day out, we got to our room and we can't open the door with the room key card. It happened again the following day with our other room that we had reserved. I have never had this happen to me in 20 plus years of traveling.
3. any room near the ice machine and elevators will hear both throughout the night. The doors and walls are paper thin.
4. the sheets were wrinkled.
5 there was no spare blankets or pillows in the room.

The only positive things about this hotel was the location. Last, the hotel staff was friendly. But sadly... that was it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Holiday Isle O, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
We are sincerely sorry that our hotel did not meet your expectations. We strive to provide our guests with a clean and comfortable room at a good value. I have sent a personal message asking which room you were in so that we may research your issues more thoroughly. If any guest ever needs extra blankets or pillows, we are more than happy to deliver them to your room. We do appreciate the compliments about our service and location.
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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The staff was exceptional. Room was clean and had fridge and microwave and coffee maker. Nice cafe on premises for breakfast. We enjoyed the Nights of Lights while we were there. Enjoyed the beach view.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Holiday Isle O, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
We are glad you found our staff to be exceptional. As you mentioned, it is the 'Nights of Lights' season in historic downtown which is a lot of fun to go see. They have over three million white lights decorating the city this year!
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Cleveland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This was our first time to the St. Augustine area. The resort is right on the beach which was nice for early morning walks. We could not use the pool because it was not heated which would really make a great asset if the hotel can manage to do this. We had a partial view room, which i could see the beach if seated in the two chairs provided on the balcony. The best part of the room were the beds and linen which were very comfortable and the minifridge and microwave. They had a one-cup coffee maker that takes the filter pods, which they provided us with each day. The breakfast buffet on the weekends was fantastic and only $10 for all you can eat bacon, omelette and waffle station, and assorted other items. Yes, some of the fixtures and doors are aged but working fine. Near to "fiesta falls" minigolf.. best I been to in over 25 years of traveling. Thank you to the housemaid and maintainence worker who were very nice to us and smiled all the time.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Holiday Isle O, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for staying with us for your getaway. We appreciate the compliments about the room, breakfast in the restaurant, and our staff. Next time you are in St. Augustine, please come back and stay with us again!
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed here on our way down to Orlando and from the moment we checked in we felt the warmth of the staff! They were SO friendly and genuine! Yes its a little outdated but it was clean and on the beach. I couldn't ask for more and we will be staying here again!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Holiday Isle O, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, December 22, 2013
Thank you for the kind words about our staff. We are glad to hear you plan to come stay with us again!
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Clayton, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband and I (and our black lab, Jack) were looking for a basic hotel for a quick escape from cold weather and Holiday Isle was perfect. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, the location convenient and the beach BEAUTIFUL. It was very pet friendly. We extended our stay and will return in the future.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holiday Isle O, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
We are glad we could provide the three of you with a perfect escape from the cold weather back home. It's great to hear you extended your stay and that you plan to return in the future.
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Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We had our wedding here on Dec 1st and the employees were great. The rooms we reserved were very nice and clean. This resort is also pet friendly, which is hard to find in Saint Augustine. We will for sure come back to this resort in the near future. Thanks Holiday Isle for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Holiday Isle O, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful feedback about our hotel and staff. We are glad to hear you had a great time and that you plan to come back and visit again soon. Also, congratulations on our marriage!
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Address: 860 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine > Saint Augustine Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Augustine Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort offers the best of both worlds, being directly on St. Augustine Beach, and only 10 minutes to historic 'Old Town.' Hotel amenities include a full service restaurant, free Wi-Fi, direct beach access, large outdoor pool, poolside tiki bar (seasonal) and a friendly staff. A variety of room options are available in our 150-room, 5-floor hotel, ranging from ground-floor rooms which are pet-friendly to partial view rooms to direct oceanfront rooms. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Holiday Isle Oceanfront Hotel Saint Augustine Beach
Holiday Inn St Augustine Beach
Holiday Inn Saint Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Beach Holiday Inn

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