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“Clean Rooms, Friendly Service, Great Location”
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Southern Oaks Inn
Ranked #9 of 78 Hotels in St. Augustine
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Orlando, Florida
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“Clean Rooms, Friendly Service, Great Location”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We are from Orlando and wanted a quick get-away to celebrate an anniversary. Our usual hotel was sold out with no vacancy so we took a chance on the Southern Oaks Inn based on room availability. We liked the fact that it was recently renovated and the rooms had wood floors. We were a little hesitant that it might be a loud experience since it is a Pet Friendly hotel and we have no pets. It was the complete opposite. There were quite a few dogs/puppies sharing the sidewalk with us and our room was quiet as could be at night time. The breakfast was a complete surprise. The reviews I had read before booking this room lead to think that we would want or need anything but a cup of coffee from the "Southern Breakfast". The irony is that my boyfriend and I usually do not eat breakfast, but the spread they served was so appealing that we made ourselves two big plates and felt as if we were eating in a 5-Star restaurant. The staff is extremely attentive and notices when something needs attention or replenishing. This hotel is a great choice because it is one mile away from everything and gives you what you need during your stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Inn was a pleasant surprise. We have stayed at several different hotels in the city but found that this hotel had a "leg up" on the rest. The employees, from management down to the cleaning and breakfast crews, were the most pleasant people we have met. Ever accommodating and go out of their way to make it a pleasant stay. We were planning on a 15 day stay but extended another three days. We are planning on coming back next year and there is no doubt in our minds where we will stay. Clean, affordable and friendly.... you can not beat that combination!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

I am a disabled individual and my wife and I travel with our dog. Based on prior reviews we decided to try the Southern Oaks Inn and make a trip as tourists to St. Augustine. Because of my needs, we needed some special assistance with our room and with our shower configuration. The results were a very pleasant two day stay in this wonderful pet property that is more than adequate for humans too. There is plenty of grass and even a dog park on the property and it is situated with easy access to the historical parts of St. Augustine. The proprietors went out of their way to meet my needs time after time and were very focused on our comfort. They made changes to the room that we suggested thinking that the improvements would be made for the next occupants, but they had made the changes when we toured historic downtown. The people at this hotel are terrific and it overcomes some of the shortfalls of the older property. However, they are recent new owners and they are upgrading everything daily, so things are changing for the positive. If you are traveling with pets and want to see St. Augustine, then this is the hotel for you. We will be back to this hotel in the future.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Hospitality taken to the next level. Clean rooms. Laminate floors. Nice crisp linen. Warm country breakfast. Even the doggy run was thoughtfully designed, not at all an afterthought. Thank you!!! I will come back,

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Daphne, Alabama
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were very pleased with the recently renovated room with laminate wood floors, granite counters, flat screen tv and nice linens. Especially liked the friendly service and efforts to do anything possible to help make our stay enjoyable. Trolley service was so convenient for travel downtown. We thought the breakfast was excellent. Very reasonable price.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We've stayed in St. Augustine many times, usually in B&Bs, the majority of which were Victorian in style, but within easy walking distance of the historic section of town, restaurants and shops. As soon as I called for a reservation and asked for beach chairs to borrow, I had a good feeling about Southern Oaks. Dylan, the manager, agreed to make chairs available and went out of his way to do so. He and his staff made us northern Vermonters feel like part of a beloved family, with a warm welcome, a personal connection, amazing breakfasts, and more. The bed was comfortable (rarely the case in many B&Bs I've stayed in), the pillows perfect, the room extra-clean, extra towels and clothes hangers for the asking. The room rate was lower than the B&Bs, with a better breakfast -- actual protein! Eggs & bacon in addition to biscuits & gravy, grits, toast, French toast, and bagels. It looks like a "guest laundry" is in process, too. One last note: Florida, as a state, is not known for its acceptance of gay men and lesbians (although some B&Bs advertise on gay travel sites as lgbt-friendly); we are a long-time lesbian couple, and felt so warmly welcomed and well taken care of by every member of the staff that we were able to relax and be ourselves -- and isn't that what a vacation is for? We will definitely go back on our next trip to St. Augustine.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Traveling with a puppy is a new experience for me and my wife and most hotels/motels don't take dogs (for very good reasons, I'm sure). Or they charge an arm and a leg. Spent one night here. The motel was updated, clean, central, with ample parking, decent breakfast, good staff and a dog run (and pool and other things too.) A good experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Southern Oaks Inn
Address: 2800 N Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1649
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in St. Augustine
#3 Best Value Hotel in St. Augustine
#10 Family Hotel in St. Augustine
#15 Romantic Hotel in St. Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Oaks Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located at the northern entrance to historic Saint Augustine, Southern Oaks Inn is welcoming guests to the newly renovated and redesigned hotel. Spacious guest rooms offer comfortable queen or king beds and new furnishings. Relax by the pool, enjoy the complimentary, full hot breakfast in the spacious dining area, and visit our concierge to discover all there is to see and do in this beautiful city. Restaurants and shopping are close by, and the boarding station for the downtown trolley service is just across the street. The Inn is pet friendly, as well. ... more   less 
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Saint Augustine Rodeway Inn

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