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Renaissance Hotel and St. Augustine

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Renaissance Hotel and St. Augustine

Thinking of tagging along on husband's convention at Renaissance Golf Hotel in March. The convention is for three days - coming from Chicago would like to get some sun, sight see, shop, etc. How far from town is this hotel, has anyone stayed here, the pool looks really small from the photos, they do have a connection with the Beach Club that they shuttle you to, opinions? Is it worth the $350 ticket to tag along?

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1. Re: Renaissance Hotel and St. Augustine

It's about 1/2 hour away from downtown St. Augustine, and about 40 minutes away from downtown Jacksonville. You'll definitely need a car to enjoy either city. One things for sure: it'll definitely be warmer than Chicago. Whether the $350/pp is worth it is entirely subjective.

Here are the reviews for the resort: tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34599-d86583-R…

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You will be doing alot of running back and forth to visit the Old City, but I definitely think it is worth it.

The hotel and World Golf Village are in the middle of nowhere and nothing else much there.

St. Augustine is wonderful, romantic, old worldly, not like any other city/town in Florida. I think you should come, and as Ben P states, you will need a car otherwise you will be stuck at World Golf Village. Ok if you golf, otherwise, boring IMHO. St. Augustine is a place you should visit..

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Don't miss this opportunity to visit St. Augustine.

The Renaissance Resort advertises a complimentary shuttle for guests to and from downtown St. Augustine so you probably wouldn't need a car. Suggest you call the hotel and find out what kind of schedule the shuttle is on and what other stops it makes. Since this hotel is remote from places where people want to be, they need to provide a good shuttle to compete with St. Augustine hotels.

Seems like they could drop you off at and pick you up from the Outlet Mall since it is en route from the hotel to St. Augustine.

Having a car is always more convenient and allows for more flexibility and better use of time, but if the hotel shuttle will take you to the outlet mall, the Historic District, and the beach, you can get along without a car.

Your husband's convention may be providing some transportation to the Historic District and entertainment as well.

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4. Re: Renaissance Hotel and St. Augustine

Do it! You guys will have a good time, especially intown at night...

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5. Re: Renaissance Hotel and St. Augustine

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights over the Christmas period. The hotel is nice. It would be easier if you had a car.

We visited the beach club. The front desk give you free tickets to visit the club. Any costs you incur will go onto your hotel bill. I believe they do have a shuttle, but since we had a car i didn't ask about it.

We had a nice swim in the heated family pool.

The pool at the hotel is quite small, our room was overlooking it. It was too cold while we were there for a swim.

We visited the IMAX which is right beside the golf museum.

Two outlet shops about 15 minute drive away.

St Augustine old town is a really nice place to visit. I would highly recommend.

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