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World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
Ranked #30 of 78 Hotels in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, WA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good value, especially for golfers”
Reviewed June 4, 2007

I spent a week at the hotel, for a golf-mania trip that included attending The Players Championship at nearby TPC Sawgrass. If you want to visit the Golf Hall of Fame and play at the WGV courses, the Renaissance is a great option. You can walk to the Hall of Fame or the Slammer & Squire course/practice area, and also amble over to the massive two-story Tour Stop golf shop.

The hotel itself is comfortable, although calling it a "resort" stretches the definition. The room was clean and decent-sized, with comfortable beds and good-quality linens. The small refrigerator was very useful (although there's no mini bar). The bathroom was clean and very serviceable, if not elegant ; no marble floors here. Many of the rooms have small balconies - try to get one if you're there when the weather is mild, if you'd enjoy sitting outside for coffee. The hotel is an atrium design for all 9 floors, giving it a very open feel inside.

The one hotel restaurant on the ground floor is adequate, if pretty run-of-the-mill. If you're a foodie, your best bet is the Italian restaurant in the "village" (great lasagna!), or else you'll be driving in to St. Augustine about 15-20 minutes away. This highlights one potential drawback - other than the WGV and a couple of golf courses, there isn't much in the way of entertainment close by. Fortunately there's a grocery store at the village entrance, and a couple of big outlet malls about five miles away; so you can buy anything you forgot to bring!

Service was a mixed bag. Much of the staff seems quite young, well-meaning but inexperienced. A service request took several repeats to be addressed, a fax didn't get delivered - just minor issues. But everyone was friendly, and the concierge was an expert advisor.

All in all, the Renaissance was a fine place to stay and a convenient base for our golf vacation.

  • Liked — Proximity to World Golf Village and golf courses
  • Disliked — A bit of a drive to go anywhere off-property
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2007

If you are a golfer...this is your equivilent to Disney World. We are not golfers, and still had a wonderful time. The room was very large. The room was VERY clean. The new bedding that is used in the Marriott chain is INCREDIBLE!!! I slept better in this hotel than I do at home. Check in was a breeze, room service was speedy and VERY polite, the breakfast buffet has something to accomodate every dietary need. And the room was VERY clean!!!

We didn't mind the 14 mile drive into the historic part of St. Augustine - just a quick hop 5 miles on 95....and a left into town. I Would DEFINATLY stay there again!!!

  • Liked — The bedding
  • Disliked — The fire alarm that went off at 6am and was a false alam..mixed feeling on that one!
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2007

We arrived late at the resort and wanted a little something to eat.We were told to go to CaddyShack.The restaurant owned by Bill Murray.If you like Fridays or AppleBees then you will like CaddyShack.The rooms in the hotel were very clean,comfortable and spacious.The only problem we found was we reserved a king bed but they couldn't accomodate us.We were using Marriot reward points and the bed situation seemed to be a problem with all the resorts we reserved.The next morning we went to the buffet for breakfast.It was just OK.The server could not be found to pay the check.We took a walk around the property and if you don't play golf (and we don't) it is too far from everything to stay.We did find a fun Crab Shack to have every type of shellfish.It's 10 mins from the resort.The town of St.Augustine is about 20 mins. away.

  • Liked — The golf coures
  • Disliked — the resaurants
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort
Address: 500 S Legacy Trl, St. Augustine, FL 32092-2719 (Formerly The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort)
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in St. Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 301
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Explore everything that downtown St. Augustine has to offer! Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center offers a complimentary shuttle for individual guests to and from downtown St. Augustine(based on availability). The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort offers fresh, well appointed accommodations featuring 37 inch flat-panel televisions, sparkling new bathrooms and furnishings, high-speed wireless Internet access, spacious work areas, wet bars and refrigerators among many modern luxuries. Meet in the largest combination hotel and convention center between Orlando and Atlanta. Within 15 minutes of the resort enjoy 108 holes of championship golf, including the Slammer and Squire, located just steps from your guest room. ... more   less 
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