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Magic Beach Motel

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed February 20, 2016

We arrived just last night, but already we're thrilled with the choice. Although not right on the beach, we are a mere one minute walk, the service is great and ammenities ideal for our 6 day stay. The breakfast, which is included with your reservation, is pretty great for a "continental" and for a motel, the coffee definitely does the...

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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed February 19, 2016

We decided to meet up with family during Daytona 500 weekend which is irrelevant to us but made booking a room difficult, l came across this Art Deco gem right on the beach , all lit up with pink flamingos, kitschy decor and beautiful murals on the walls and a spa tub to boot. The view imagically is the ocean...

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Edinburgh
Reviewed February 15, 2016

We stayed here for two nights recently and loved the vintage look/feel of the motel. The staff were great - really friendly at check-in and breakfast, and when I went back to reception to pick up a taxi number I'd seen the lady there gave me a number for a cheaper 'metered' company. Breakfast is basic but there was plenty...

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Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed February 6, 2016

A friend wanted to stay in Saint Augustine for the weekend as a girl's trip and she chose Magic Beach as our home away from home, and that is exactly what it was. The lady in the office is sweet and welcoming. Every time she seen one of us, she'd ask how we were, how we were enjoying our stay,...

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new york city, ny
Reviewed January 30, 2016

You have to remember this is a motel and not a hotel. It is not luxurious but the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The staff is friendly and so nice! The breakfast is nothing special but it is adequate. The best thing about this hotel is the location. It's in a quiet area of town with several...

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alaska
Reviewed January 27, 2016

Great service..very quiet..the room was very clean and cute. The staff were very nice n and helpful. The mural over the bed was a very nice touch to the room. Close to the beach. We picked this place because it has very good reviews.

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1Thank worldtraveler1957
Clarksburg, West Virginia
Reviewed January 27, 2016

great little motel, we arrived late and check in was very smooth and friendly.. very clean , nice kitchenette and the bathroom(we were in room 102) was ahhhmazing! awesome lighting and a huge shower :) close walk to the beach

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 26, 2016

If you like old fashioned value, like service and courtesy then this is the place for you. Just had a great five day stay rooms are retro but extremely clean and comfortable with fridge microwave twin hob coffee machine plus crockery pots and pans. The property is extremely close to the beach an excellent Publix Chinese takeaway and really good...

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1Thank barryd692015
Reviewed January 22, 2016

My husband and I were traveling for work and decided to stay the night in Vilano Beach. Trip advisor reviews were good - so we decided to give it a try – glad we did!! Great location – right on the beach. We had a delicious dinner at an excellent little restaurant just a block away and a Publix was...

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

This hotel is a good value for the cost. The rooms are very clean and decorated as they would have been 60 years ago. A hand painted mural adorned our wall. It's located within walking distance to the beach and a Publix. Only one restaurant near you, but it's only a 10 minute drive to the heart of St. Augustine.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Magic Beach Motel

Address: 50 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32095
Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Vilano Beach
Price Range: $119 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magic Beach Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Vilano Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Look at rooms on website. Pick the one you like.”
 of 5 bubbles V811HPchristinew, Jul 27, 2016 | Read review
“There are other hotels in Villano Beach that were a better choice. the beach is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles pjp3912, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
“Free and quick shuttle to downtown with a trolley pass.”
 of 5 bubbles joheyOregon_Ohio, Jul 5, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the second floor if you want a room with a full bath.”
  • you can see the beach off in the distance behind the city park and parking lot...not on the beac
  • we had to pay extra to have a bathtub...the jets were filed with black scum/mildew
  • dead bugs in the window sill....also found a dead bug in the bathroom
 of 5 bubbles BGJensen, Jul 3, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms on second floor have ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles cklb0349, May 1, 2016 | Read review
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