Escape U

Escape U, St. Augustine: Hours, Address, Escape U Reviews: 5/5

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The north Florida natives-and ardent history buffs-at Escape U have put on a master class of mental challenges. Guests won't be wrestling with lofty philosophical ideals or the intricacies of physics, though. Instead, they'll have to bring together their investigative skills, logic muscles, and teamwork to solve a trio of St Augustine based escape rooms, each allowing just an hour to spare. In Escape U's third installment they present a masterclass of escape rooms. Not only is The Asylum the world’s first escape room specifically built to take advantage of inherent human logical weaknesses, but The Asylum is one of the most technologically advanced escape rooms ever built; this, combined with Escape U's talents for immersion, story telling, and puzzle design makes The Asylum one of the countries premier escape games.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Lorell H
7 contributions
Jun 2021
This was our second visit to Escape U in St Augustine, Fl. Both visits were very entertaining, challenging, and immersive. The first was the Asylum puzzle room where we had a fairly large group and completed a super multi-room puzzle. This most recent one was Save the Fleet and we struggled with just 2 of us doing it. Although we did not complete the puzzle, we enjoyed the experience and will likely have to do the puzzle over again just to satisfy my curiosity! The staff was professional and kind. Reserving a room on line was easy. The building is clean and the puzzles well done. This was our 12th escape game experience and Escape U is in favorites list.
Written June 12, 2021
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atomies00
Waycross, GA3 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
My wife and I were new to IRL escape rooms. We chose to "Save the Fleet" and failed miserably! But it really was a blast trying! It was definitely worth the money. We plan to return next week to try again!
The room featured an impressive reconstruction of the St. Augustine lighthouse and keeper's house under a starlit sky. Sound and lighting effects helped immerse us in the experience.
The story is based on true events but sprinkled with supernatural flair (and a few jump scares) to pay homage to the ghostly legends attributed to the lighthouse. Some puzzles were very challenging. If you dont remember how to open a combo lock from high school, you may want to brush up lol. Clues can be given if you get stuck.
The lobby, bathroom and game rooms were sparkling clean. The host was great. He was friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Only complaint: they didn't have the tshirt I wanted in a large. But I'll get one next time, after we successfully Save the Fleet!
Written May 27, 2020
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Kevin W
Thunderbolt, GA482 contributions
Jun 2021
Took 4 of us to this escape room in St Aug for the Save The Fleet game. The "guide" was super helpful and nice and got us started right on time. We loved the game and the help that was provided on demand. We had a blast and even my kid said this was the best escape room she has done out of many. Only reason I did not give this five stars is that when we "won" the game, our light and sound show for the giant lighthouse did not work, kinda deflating after figuring everything out. Must have just been a glitch but overall a great experience.
Written June 21, 2021
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Cory Carter
Alexandria, VA1 contribution
Sep 2021
I have dont two of their escape rooms once a few years ago and then once recently and I have to say I was disappointed overall.

Both times there were parts of the room that malfunctioned and there was miscommunication causing us to fail to escape even though we had plenty of time before getting stuck due to faulty setup.

The first game I played we got pretty good hints but after it was over it was found that the clue we were using failed to unlock due to a misplacement of another clue piece.

The second game there was a part that was painted red which we were told red means dont touch, but that was the clue that progressed us to the next step.

I am most disappointed in the "game master" who when we asked for a clue they gave us a clue to something we already had done, meaning they were not paying attention to where we were stuck. Then when I made it clear where we were stuck, they gave another clue that was 100% incorrect meaning that we sat there for the last two minutes with no help as when we asked for another clue they said the same clue even though we were obviously not stuck in that clue.

I am not sure I would recommend this place at this time which is sad because I was so happy to get back to escape rooms.
Written September 19, 2021
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TheRealComputerGuy
Charlotte, NC108 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Bought ticket voucher in advance at the trolley stop to get a discount to Escape U. Because the code on the ticket did not work on the website (which they say is the easiest way to book in the endless loop on the phone when you call..) Speaking of calling I had to call to try to straighten this out. Good luck. You will not get through. These people do not pick up the phone. I left a message. They did not call back. We were nearby, so we drive out there. It was 3:30in the afternoon. The door was locked. In the middle of the workday on a Tuesday. Locked. In short, they suck. Don't waste your time money.
Written October 19, 2021
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Urszula B
4 contributions
May 2021
We went there twice and we didn't have a very good experience. The first time the electricity went our briefly and when it came back on it reveled things we were not supposed to see.

The second time we came a bit late, but the person in charge deducted twice as much from our time. She was very unpleasant on top of it.
Written June 23, 2021
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Larry D
12 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This was my first experience with an escape room. I took all the kids ages 2,4,7,9, and 11. The staff here were nice and fun. I spent more time trying to control my youngest while my oldest child actually made some headway into solving puzzles. Teamwork is the key and overall I think we did really good and had a lot of fun! Highly recommended.
Written February 8, 2020
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LoLo
4 contributions
Oct 2020
We did The Old Jail and it was definitely the most challenging we’ve been to so far. I believe they max at 8 to a room but IMO 4 - 6 is the perfect size to work together and maintain focus. We had a great time and already decided we’ll definitely try another room on our next trip!
Written October 20, 2020
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Victor M
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
It was really cool. I wish I knew the two rooms had to work together. We wasted like 20 minutes trying to solve a problem that needed the other room clues. After they told us we could talk to each other we were out of that first room in 5 minutes.
Written March 7, 2021
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P1091BZannem
Seminole, FL3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Our group of 5 had never done something like this before so we decided to give it a try. We went in not knowing what to expect, but the staff was amazing and so helpful and we had a really great experience. I would not hesitate to do it again, and the rest of my group feels the same way.
These folks know how to provide a super fun experience! Try it, you’ll love it!!
Written March 11, 2020
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