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All reviews private beach across the street boogie boards two lane road no elevator small hotel ocean side room was clean make your own waffles bagels st augustine free breakfast enjoyed our stay quiet area would stay here again hot breakfast historic district
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Nice place to stay! The have a Private beach entrance for guests. The also hot breakfast everyday just like the large chain hotels which I didn’t expect. The employees are very friendly and courteous! This is for both morning shift, middle shift as well as overnight!

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Ncorres8
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

We never stayed there, we asked friend to check it out prior to our vist in june 2019 , We thought it was on the beach, but from what we where told, it’s across a very busy highway just imagine trying to cross a interstate , impossible! So we canceled the reservations and move on to another hotel! Of course they couldnt cancel it there. We had to go through the travel site we booked them on! Which that gave us a run around! But eventually we got it canceled! But heres a thought if we book a hotel no matter whom we book it through, why not have the ability to cancle it at the hotel versus being passed around from one company to another to another!

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled with family
1  Thank Mike L
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OSBI-Management, Manager at Ocean Sands Beach Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Mike L,

I am sorry to hear that you cancelled your reservation and never actually stayed with us. I know that going through the process of canceling a reservation through an online travel agency (OTA) can be trying at times. When a guest reserves a room through an OTA, the reservation exists in two places. One at the hotel and one with the OTA. Even if we cancel the reservation in our system, it still exists in OTA because we do not have control of their systems. There is in fact a two lane coastal road that intersects our property. We have never concealed this in any way. We do not claim to be beach front, or that our hotel sits directly on the sand. The beach is part of our property and guests have a private access to it. To state that the road is similar to an "interstate" is simply inaccurate. Can traffic be heavy at times, sure. But, the walk to the beach for our guests is far shorter than any other I am aware of in Saint Augustine. No to mention the fact that our beach prohibits all vehicle traffic. Our perspective is that we would rather worry about traffic walking to the beach rather than worrying about traffic while we are relaxing and playing on the beach.

-OSBI Management

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Reviewed March 10, 2019

Great location in a residential area away from busy downtown/historic district. Breakfast room is extremely small; actually the smallest I've ever encountered. Our room was comfortable and the bed/pillows were great. Our view was 2nd floor, wetlands. You don't want 1st floor, wetlands. Cars parallel park right in front of your sliding glass door. No view! Inn needs renovation.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Mary M
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Reviewed February 18, 2019

Kayla was so receptive at check-in! We just stayed the night, but were pleased to find fresh, new linens & carpet, a clean room and pleasant balcony overlooking the beach. All of the amenities like the iron/ironing board, coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator, as well as the table for two and convertible sofa, side tables and lamps made this corner King unit a surprising find.

Room tip: Just know that beach view overlooks highway that is well trafficked.
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank DayTrip776712
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

The location was the main draw for us with Ocean Sands. It’s in a quiet area that is pretty remote from the bustle of the city, and has access to an incredible beach. Unfortunately the road lies between Ocean Sands and the beach so you will have to cross the street which can be challenging at times since there is no crosswalk to get to the beach access. The hotel is also a fairly short drive to Downtown, and the historic areas.

The room was very clean and we had no complaints about any of the furnishings, not luxurious but it was perfect for our trip! Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and lotion were provided. The staff was helpful in answering all of our questions during our stay. We had five people in our room and they were extremely helpful in providing a trundle bed for our extra guest.

Recommend this hotel if you’re not stuck on staying in downtown and are looking for a beach trip while in St Augustine.

Thanks for a great trip!!

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank ScottS728
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