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Ocean Sands Beach Inn
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

My mom and I stayed for a few days to just get away. The staff were all super friendly and accommodating. The room was very clean and the housekeeping staff was excellent. The hotel is across the street from the beach but a clear beach view from the second floor. There is a dune across the street so no hotels there either. Great beach, mostly shells, not sand. All in all, a great trip, easy to find the hotel, not far from St. Augustine and the town center has a great pier and restaurant/bar.

Room Tip: I would choose 2nd floor Oceanside if you have the choice.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was thrilled to be able to afford a jacuzzi room, the same type of room at another hotel costs way too much. The jacuzzi was awesome and the room was comfortable. The location is awesome, you can just pop over to a tranquil beach. It's also very close to stores and restaurants. My only disappointment was there was not blow dryer in the room, but the friendly staff and breakfast made up for it!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank IndecisiveRease
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel is a great find. It's close to historical St. Augustine without being so close that you're in the traffic that comes with tourists. The beach is right across the road where you cross over some steps and the beach is beautiful and hardly anyone is there. The hotel has beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards that you can use and return. The pool is clean and the water temperature is good. We stayed in a second floor room with gorgeous views of the sunset and wetlands. There was a thunder and lightening storm one late afternoon and it was gorgeous to watch from our room. The sunsets were beautiful every night. I debated about ocean view or sunset / wetlands view and I'm very happy with our choice. Our room was well maintained and stocked. There is a mini refrigerator / freezer, microwave and K Cup coffee / hot chocolate maker. The beds were very comfortable and we slept so good. Their towels are super soft too which was a nice surprise. Breakfast is what I would call standard "Hampton Inn" spread and there is plenty. One of the best things about staying at Ocean Sands is the staff. They truly go out of their way to make you happy and make your trip special. An example would be that my son and son-in-law wanted to go fishing and bought poles and supplies from a local shop. One of the staff at Ocean Sands suggested that the guys use a dock on the river side that belonged to a friend of hers and was a five minute walk from the hotel. They caught catfish and blue crabs. It made the experience so much nicer to have staff that were helpful. They also fished at the beach by the hotel and caught a salt water catfish. At a pier on another day my son caught (and released) a large stingray. While the guys were fishing us girls went from pool to beach and back to pool. Very relaxing and very family friendly. We had two rooms and both rooms were very similar. Special thanks to Lisa and Vanessa (sunshine!) for everything.

Room Tip: Definitely choose a second floor room. If you face the ocean you have a beautiful sunrise and if you choose the wetlands side you get amazing sunsets.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Karen B
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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We have been visiting Ocean Sands Beach Inn for years. Every time we visit it gets better. The staff is super friendly, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast is great. The location is the best. Vilano Beach is not congested and is closer to the historic area than St. Augustine beach.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visit the Ocean Sands Beach Inn, book a beach front room and you are in for a treat - sun raise with private beach at the doorstep, lovely breakfast and super service by host (Stacy), rooms could thou need to maintainance and tender care.

Room Tip: Book ocean front view room.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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