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Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Vilano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Lineville, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A blessing to stay here!”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

My family and I stayed at Ocean Sands Beach Inn for a week and it was wonderful! Breakfast was great every morning! Our room was very nice! I loved the view of the beach from the balcony! It was nice having the little refrigerator and microwave in the room! What really topped off our trip was how nice the people who worked there were! They treated us like family! Thank you Lisa and Vanessa and everyone who helped make our time there so good!

Room Tip: Get the rooms that face the ocean!
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Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at the Ocean Sands. The place is clean and best of all quiet!!. Private access to the beach. We had a great time!! It was very relaxing and close to the attractions but far enough to be peaceful. We will be back next year!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you like, hot breakfast waiting for you every morning, a second floor beach view of the sun coming up in the mornings, a very short walk to the almost private beach, easy walking on the compact sand for the older folks, clean rooms, great pool area, very short drive to the old city attractions, and last but not least friendly staff, YOU WILL LOVE OCEANS SANDS INN. I'm already planning my next trip there, can't wait.

Room Tip: second floor best ocean view
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The place was very pleasant and the view was awesome. Private beach so so close to the room. There is no elevatorand three pool is small but clean. The tv is great, bed is comfy, carpet clean, and ac worked very well. Overall very nice for the price no room service or ppv it's a private hotel but staff very helpful.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

A nice quiet out of the way hotel to relax. Great beach/ocean view. Hotel is not fancy but is quaint and very clean and quiet. The hotel staff was fantastic and very helpful. I would happily recommend this to anyone going to St. Augustine and plan on staying there again.

Room Tip: Second floor ocean front gives a great view of the ocean.
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Coventry, Rhode Island
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Ocean Sands Beach Inn is a throwback to the non-commercial, small and personal beach inn that I remember from my time in New England. I was looking for a clean room with in-room jacuzzi that was near the beach for my proposal plans in June. I stopped in and met Lisa, a very sweet and incredibly helpful woman at the front desk. She gave me her own personal story of the area and gave me some great tips for restaurants. During our stay, Vanessa was a great help asking if we needed anything extra for our room during hour housekeeping duties. Vilano Beach is a quiet and romantic area, minutes north of St. Augustine. The Inn is across the road from their private beach on the Atlantic. We even found a sea turtle track and nest the next morning we went out to spend some time at the beach! I cannot say enough great things about this inn. It is an older building which adds to the personality and character of the place. Paint may be chipped and doors may creak a bit, but it is a charming inn which is what I envision a beach vacation to be about. Breakfast was served hot and the service was top notch! My new fiance and I will be coming back to this inn time and time again and certainly stay in touch.

Room Tip: The in-room jacuzzi is a bit more expensive, but we loved having some private time to relax. It also...
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel is near Saint Augustine but away from the crowds. This hotel is a small and quiet place across the street from the beach. It has it's own walkway to the ocean. Best rooms are on the second floor facing the marsh, We saw beautiful sunsets. The rooms facing the ocean have to put up with the busy and fast moving street noise. The first floor rooms have no ocean view, Your room faces a tall dune. We had the king bed with the hot tub. The room was very clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They serve breakfast every morning until 10:00. The only negative is there is no elevator, but the hotel is only two stories tall. It does have a small pool. I recommend this hotel as a great vacation destination.

Room Tip: If you want quiet, get a room facing the marsh on the second floor.
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Property: Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Address: 3465 Coastal Hwy, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1723
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Vilano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Sands Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ocean Sands Beach Inn is the only ocean front hotel in St Augustine with a private beach and unobstructed views of both the sunrise over the Atlantic and sunset views over the scenic wetlands and inter-coastal waterway to the west. Our upscale, boutique style hotel has been recently renovated with new granite bathroom, carpeting, bedding, flat-screen TV's, K-Cup coffee makers, and much more. The upscale facilities and amenities combined with a perfect beach location and outstanding service all ensure you will have a truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation when visiting the St Augustine and Historic Coast area. ... more   less 
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