I live in Saint Augustine and my husband and I frequently get a room on the beach for a little vacation from our kids/house/pets. I always forget about this place as it is set back from the road. Super glad I remembered it this time!
The day female clerk was awesome. We arrived REALLY early at the beach, and she let us check in right away without batting an eyelash (unlike OTHER motels in that very area that will make you wait until 4, even if they have clean vacant rooms). She even went out of her way to go back, back, back in the computer to find my husband's name from visit about 7 years ago in order to give us a better rate as a previous guest (almost $15 less than the rate she quoted us on the phone that morning - and I didn't even ask her about a discount! Isn't that wonderful?)
The rooms are extremely clean, towels were whiter than white, bed was comfortable. TV, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryer, coffeemaker all supplied. Bathroom was HUGE! And clean! I checked, specifically for this review, every nook and cranny of the bathroom and it was spotless.
Indoor pool was great. Plenty of chairs and tables around, the water was the perfect temp (not too hot, not too cold). The ocean was pretty rough that day and it was high tide, so every hour or so of sunbathing we would run across the street and jump in the pool for ten minutes. Yes, the motel is across the street from the beach, but it takes but one minute to get across the street. The motel is set back from the road which is actually a plus - there is a bar/restaurant on one side (Panama Hatties), a Kangaroo convenience store in front, and they are building a new bar (Salt Life) on the other side of this motel, but being as it is set back it was pretty quiet all night long. Definitely convenient to have a convenience store steps away for a late night pint of Ben&Jerry's.
Night female clerk was not so nice, our key card didn't work at one point and she made a pretty unwarranted snippy comment to us as she re-keyed it on the computer. Oh well, we all have bad days, maybe? She was certainly no daytime female clerk! Property was extremely clean all around (walkways, parking lot, landscaping).
All in all this is definitely the best of the lower priced motels on the beach, I've been at them all. EVERY single other one I have seen bugs, but NOT THIS ONE - this was by far the cleanest and most well kept. We have a new spot for our stay-cations, it seems!
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