Well, first off I usually stay at the Hilton chain of hotels mainly because they have standards and are clean, and have all the amenities anyone would need. But, I decided to book a hotel room at the Saint Augustine Beach House because it was #1 rated on Trip Advisor, I didn't even read any bad reviews at all. Me and my wife are from Florida and have stayed at at least a dozen different hotels over our life time. So needless to say this hotel was not what we expected in a bad way. To make our review easier for those viewing it I will just list the pros and cons:
Pros: beach front view, friendly staff, walking distance to publix etc.
Cons: expensive for what we got, re painted outside, but inside old and in need of simple repairs and updates( bathroom fan broken), mosquitoes, (I know its Florida!, But a couple of roaches inside too), not well kept(floors sandy and room dusty upon arrival, had to request it to be swept and mopped), had to request everything!, our room had a Kitchenette, refrigerator, but strangely no phone at all, no ironing board or iron, no cups, plates, utensils, or hot plate, or ice machine located on property, had to go to front office to request these things. No pool either, but we already knew that.
Basically we expected more, it wasn't a horrible stay but it was far from great. For what we paid we could have stayed at the Hilton on the beach had all those amenities we use when traveling, a pool, telephone lol, and a clean updated room. Oh well you live and learn, either those who wrote those reviews on Trip Advisor have never been to a beach hotel before, or were blinded by the ocean view, because me and my family would NOT stay there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy incredible views of the Atlantic from your private oceanfront balcony. Spacious rooms offer king beds, kitchenettes, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. A full, hot breakfast is included with your stay. We are just 5 minutes from historic downtown Saint Augustine and within walking distance to several restaurants and shopping. Pets are welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Saint Augustine Beach House Hotel Saint Augustine
- Ocean Blue Hotel