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Best Western Oceanfront
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Stayed here out of season - got a nice room (but no view) that was clean and comfortable and roomy. Parking is somewhat difficult. Close to the beach and boardwalk. Front desk was very helpful
Road construction made it difficult to get in and out of the hotel

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2012

We appreciate the review and glad to hear you enjoyed your room while you were here. Hope to see you again if you are in the Jacksonville Beach area. Thank you!

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Drove into town for only one night and wanted to be by the beach. Two women at front desk were so friendly, I ended up staying. They gave me great recommendation for dinner. I love the boardwalk behind the hotel. The room was perfect. Can't wait to come back..

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2012

Thank you for the great review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you when you come back!

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Govt rate ($80) got me a room with no balcony and a window with a view of another wall. Rooms ok, great location, free breakfast was advertised on web site as Dunkin Donuts, but that was not the case. It was "discontinued" a few weeks ago but they hadn't updated the web site. Overall, I'd say mediocre at best and will stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2012

Thank you for your comments regarding your last stay. We value you as a customer and respect your opinions, but we must make some clarifications. When booking the government per diem rate, we would hope that you understand that our normal rates are more than double the per diem in our area, however we extend this rate as a courtesy when available. We do try to upgrade guests if we have availability. Our breakfast has indeed changed. We have dropped the Dunkin Donuts since it was no longer feasible to have them delivered. We did however add a waffle maker, boiled eggs as well as yogurts to our assortment. We hope you will see that our changes are for the better and will give us another chance when you visit Jacksonville Beach.

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

This hotel was a nightmare! Road construction made it impossible to enter at the main entrance, and there were no detour signs telling how to get to the hotel. I was very frustrated by the time I checked in. I learned that others had complained but still nothing was done. Bathroom was small but clean. Room had microwave and small frig. I was surprised the room was carpeted except for the bathroom, since it was a beachfront hotel. However, the carpet, floors, and amenities were very clean. The bed was too soft for me but bedding was clean. Nice flat screen TV and an adequate work area with internet. Easy access to the beach and good restaurant.

I had a second floor room overlooking the street and a bar. The bar music was very loud and lasted until early into the morning.Construction started at 7:30 a.m. Therefore, I got little sleep. This has to be the noisiest room I've ever stayed in. I was told the hotel was full. Difficult to believe since the parking area was not full early evening or morning but it may have been full.
This was my first and last time at a Best Western property.

Room Tip: Book oceanfront or ocean view. Avoid room overlooking street.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled on business
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Thank ronilynn777
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2012

Thank you for your review. As we all know, dealing with construction is never an easy task. In our case, the city is renovating the roads and it has been quite the battle to arrange the little signage we have, as well as keeping them from working prior to 8:00am. The construction is over half way over and we hope to enjoy the new amenities it will produce soon.


Our neighbors with the bar across the street understand of our proximity, but their assistance in keeping the music levels to the proper levels depend greatly on their management for the evening.


Per your review, it seems as though everything with the hotel itself was great. We will work harder with the city and our neighbors to try to make your next stay better. Should you be in the area again, we hope to make it up to you!

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Reviewed January 25, 2012

Originally booked this hotel for three nights at a very good rate on the internet. I ended up staying an extra night due to a flight cancellation due to weather in Chicago. I called front desk and talked with them and they gave me the same rate I had before. Check-in and check-out went fast and smooth and all frontdesk personnel were friendly and helpful. I had a city view room but still had a pretty good view of the Atlantic. Room was cleaned daily and the kingsized bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows. Plenty of places to get a cocktail and places to eat within a short walking distance from hotel. Hotel in literally right on the beach and spent a while in the mornings walking on the beach. There was the inconvienience of road construction on two streets around the hotel and work would start proptly on the morning. Of course this is not the fault of the hotel. All in all I would recommend this hotel to stay at in Jaxs Beach.

Room Tip: South facing city view rooms have a balcony and a partial view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2012

Thank you so much for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the area while you were here!

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Reviewed January 5, 2012

I'll start by saying that we enjoyed our stay here and felt the hotel was appropriately priced for the facility (and priced lower than most oceanfront hotels). The staff at the hotel was the best part and, to a person, they all were as helpful and pleasant as could as you could ask. The facility itself was a bit older and the room was a little small and dark. They could stand to lighten up the rooms. The HVAC is in-room, so that's always a little noisy and, the units vented out onto the balcony, so the noise from the unit masked the sound of the ocean when you were on the balcony. View of the ocean was great though and the beach itself was fantastic (huge, wide, clean and uncrowded). The hotel is well situated near shopping and restaurants, though most of the restaurants leaned more toward the party scene - beach party! The hotel was located in between downtown Jacksonville and St. Augustine, about a half hour drive from each. I recommend both of those places, Jacksonville for more upscale dinning and drinking and the Gator Bowl and St. Augustine for wonderful visit to one the most historic places in the country. Over-all, we had a pleasant stay, though I wouldn't rave about the facilities. A nice stay for a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms all have a balcony overlooking the ocean and are away from the streetside where th...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2012

Thank you for staying with us! We want to take this time to thank you for your remarks about our hotel and to assure you that we take each comment seriously and thrive to improve our property based on your feedback. Hope to see you again if you are in Jacksonville Beach!

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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Stayed here for business was not disappointed! i loved every moment. great staff, area, and Room!! Can't wait to comeback

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled on business
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Jax_Bch25, Manager at Best Western Oceanfront, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2012

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review!

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Address: 305 1st St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-6908 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Oceanfront)
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Location: United States > Florida > Jacksonville Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
#6 Business Hotel in Jacksonville Beach
Price Range: $132 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Oceanfront 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach, the Best Western Oceanfront is surrounded by restaurants, shops and nightlife, as well as facing the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. We are convenient to Freebird Live concert venue and offer a complimentary shuttle to the Mayo Clinic Hospital with reservations at the front desk. Oceanfront rooms available. ... more   less 
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