We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Eclectic, Fun place to stay”
Review of Magic Beach Motel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Magic Beach Motel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Vilano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 5, 2014

Stayed for 2 evenings. Was conveniently located and reasonably priced. We loved having the kitchenette and the jacuzzi tub. The neon lights and painted walls in the room were tacky but in a stylish way. Will go back.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Jim F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (303)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

208 - 214 of 303 reviews

Reviewed January 21, 2014

Glad we stopped here after eating at 180 Vilano restaurant just up the street. We stayed in a king bed for $69!
Yes, the rooms are small, but clean. Good internet, nice tv, easy check in and Clean! Definitely recommend for the budget minded traveller.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank ColoradoKat343
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Yeah, the name is funky, but the place was awesome. My husband and I are pretty famiiar w/ St. Augustine area, having family in that area, but we hadnt stayed in the Vilano area before. First time was a charm. MBM is over the Vilano beach bridge in an area that basically straddles the Atlantic ocean and St.Augustine Inlet. We rented room #201 for a week after Christmas, an upstairs effeciency king w/ a jacuzzi tub. Our view from the outside and sitting and "dining area" faced the ocean. Walking to the beach and pavilion is less than a minute, and driving is allowed to a certain point. Staff was pleasant and accommodating, even left sparkling juice on New Years Eve for us. Breakfast was average, we ate only once otherwise it was Dunkin Donughts and our favorite breakfast spot, Anastasias kitchen on Anastasia blvd. Things I would change? A light in the "dining area" corner, can opener and cooking utensils (spatula etc) and an ice machine (unless we missed it). The is a no dish soap or sponge provided to wash the dishes or pots so we used the papertowels we had bought along w/ soap. Maybe we missed this information about it not being provided too, dunno. Oh, and MBM is close to Publix and local restaurants ( I dont recommend Mojitos or whatever the tacos place was, just my opinion), as well as the pier, beautiful beaches closer to Ponte Vedra and lastly downtown and the beaches of St. Augustine. But DO go to Catch 27....be sure to make reservations and BYOB!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank gingerflowers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here for just one night in a two bedroom suite with some friends for New Years eve. The rooms were clean, quiet, and comfy. The kitchen had plates, silverware, cups, and pots and pans if you felt like cooking. They also left us a bottle of sparkling grape juice with a bow on it for new years, which was nice of them. The staff was great, the location was right next to the beach, and about a five minute drive to downtown St. Augustine. It was also right around the corner from a grocery store and a great little restaurant that had some good breakfast tacos, burritos, etc. We will be back!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Kkuurrttmm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Magic lived up to my expectations. We did not have kitchen rooms, three, so these were on
the smaller side. Loved my room. Only complaint was that there was no place to conveniently
place luggage but this is a room from earlier times. The night lighting was 50s perfection.
Breakfast was as expected. Not expanded but just fine. Proximity to the beach is wonderful.
I now wish that my prior visits to St. Augustine had been to Vilano Beach. It will be in my future
plans.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Rt66tbird
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We tried hard to find a decent priced hotel close to historic area as well as the beach. This was perfect. Clean, spacious, comfy big bed, steps to the beach, less than 10 minutes to historic Saint Augustine. Grant you it is not luxurious, but served its purpose for our girls weekend. Would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Ashmo_25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 3, 2013

I stayed at this wonderful motel while at a Main Street Florida Conference in Vilano Beach. It far exceeded my expectations! My room had every amenity...even more than your upscale hotel room. The thing that jumped out at me immediately was how clean it was. I mean, spic and span. I got to meet the owners and they were kind, gracious, and helpful. In fact, I was surprised to find that they received a Business of the Year Award at our Main Street banquet. I would definitely stay there again, as it was wonderful....with the most reasonable rates around!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Vicky G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Vilano Beach
0 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Augustine - Vilano Beach
2 mi away
Southern Oaks Inn
Southern Oaks Inn
#9 of 78 in St. Augustine
1,445 reviews
5.5 mi away
La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites
La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites
#1 of 10 in Saint Augustine Beach
906 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
7.1 mi away
Smart Stay Inn of St. Augustine
Smart Stay Inn of St. Augustine
#33 of 78 in St. Augustine
61 reviews
4.8 mi away
Ascend Collection Castillo Real
Ascend Collection Castillo Real
#3 of 10 in Saint Augustine Beach
871 reviews
2.8 mi away
TRYP by Wyndham Sebastian St Augustine
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Magic Beach Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Magic Beach Motel

Address: 50 Vilano Rd, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Vilano Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
Price Range: $91 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magic Beach Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a retro experience like no other, with all the modern conveniences.Each cozy room has been completely renovated and updated. Here in beautiful Vilano Beach, we think EVERY DAY should feel like a Vacation. Just a few short steps from the Atlantic Ocean, there is plenty to do, or nothing to do. Located just five minutes from St Augustine historic downtown, Vilano Beach is known for beautiful family friendly beach. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotwire, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Magic Beach Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vilano Beach Hotel Saint Augustine

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing