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Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
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“Great getaway”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Oceanview room was fantastic, hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The pool and beach access very peacefull. A very nice overall experience. Only downside was that the restaurant was "closed for the season", even though it is florida and still 80 degrees, we arrived on a Sunday, and check in is at 4pm and the Tiki bar closed at 5pm, not to open again during our stay. The waitress at the Tiki bar expressed that she would not mind just working for tips to remain open. Photo is a sunrise view from the 5th floor balcony, breathtaking. I rotated it, but still posting upside down.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you had a great getaway. During the summer, the tiki bar is open 7 days a week (from 12-5pm), but after Labor Day, the restaurant and tiki bar are only open on the weekends.
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Stayed in an oceanfront room for two nights in October, 2012. The room on the 4th floor was great and the balcony view of the ocean was outstanding. Unfortunately for us, there was no handicap room available and the bathroom was totally inadequate for someone needing assistance to stand.

The staff and especially the maintenance staff were very responsive. Again, unfortunately, the restaurant was "closed for the season" and there was also no assistance available for luggage.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
We are glad you enjoyed the oceanfront room on the 4th floor. We do have accessible rooms but all were reserved for that weekend. We do not have bellmen, but any of our staff could have helped with your luggage. Our restaurant is closed on weekdays this time of year, but it is open on the weekends. We hope you plan to come back again, and please call us ahead of time so we can reserve you into one of our handicap rooms.
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Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Had originally booked our 4 night stay down the beach.....it was HORRENDOUS! Drove on A1A and found Holiday Isle. What a relief....we checked out the room and immediately moved in and cancelled our other location. Front desk was fantastic, ocean front room was good, nice pool, great beach access, friendly staff everywhere. Restaurant menu was small, but had good breakfast choices and had a delicious burger for dinner, but menu could use some work. All staff in there were fun and friendly! All in all, we had a great time and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
We are glad we could 'save' your vacation for you. We appreciate all your compliments as well and hope you are able to make it back again soon.
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Parrish, Florida
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Beachfront at a great price. The kids loved the pool and riding the Beach Bus to the shuttle! We could see the beach from our balcony even in our room on the side of the building. Very convenient. Friendly staff. And pet friendly so maybe we'll bring the dogs next time!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thank you for the compliments about our staff and hotel. The beach bus is a great option for guests doing the trolley tour in town but don't want to drive to get there. Plus the trolley ticket is good for three consecutive days. We hope you come back again. Just remember that if you bring your pet, the room will have to be on the ground floor so you will not have any ocean views.
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We have stayed at this property at least 5 times and every time it was been fantastic. We choose this place again and again because of price, location, and pet friendly. Most dogs seem to be well behaved. It has direct access to a very wide beach from the pool area.
The pool is big and clean and depending on the season the tiki bar may be open, it has a full bar and lunch menu. The rooms are very spacious and clean with small fridge, small microwave and coffee maker. St. Augustine is a short drive away as is the lighthouse should you choose to walk up and see the view from the top. There are multiple restaurants within a short drive up the road and a Publix. We love coming back to the beach every year for a short 2-3 day stay and have never been disappointed. This is an older hotel and there have been many improvements from year to year and you may see a few warts but don't let that deter you from having a wonderful time.
Thank you Matt for another great trip.

Room Tip: We travel with our dog, so I can only speak to the ground floor. We stayed in 124 which was a little...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
We are glad you had a great time again this year. Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor and we look forward to seeing you again next year, if not sooner.
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Bitburg, Germany
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

The hotel has beach access through the pool area - and the beach was empty of other people (we stayed September 27-28) - which was awesome. The pool had a great temperature - and the staff was incredibly friendly. We rented the beach front room, which had a decent view. Great space in the room, small refrigerator and coffee maker.

The bed was king - which was great - but hard as a rock. We woke up stiff and sore every morning (and I'm a young 27 yr old woman, so I shouldn't be waking up sore!)

The hotel seems a bit old, it's age shows everywhere and is a bit outdated. There's one elevator (that i knew of) and there's NO air conditioning in it - and naturally it took forever every time you needed it. The black out curtains in the rooms are riddled with tiny holes - looks like a moth has eaten away at them.

Tiki bar by the pool had weird hours - 12-5 everyday....and there were no beach/pool towels offered by the hotel (which is inconvenient).

Proximity to everything was great though. Close to the beach. Short trip to a starbucks, lots of GREAT restaurants and cafes, and right down the road from a Publix and a beach store. Wouldn't have changed our reservation a bit - but of course there were the aforementioned downsides. Decent rate as well, probably paid more than the quality of the hotel - but I guess I paid for location.

Super great mini golf places down the road as well. About 7 mi from old St. Augustine, which is amazing as well.

Room Tip: Pick beach front - otherwise you have crap view of neighboring apt complexes.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for choosing our hotel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall. We do have pool towels available by the pool as well as an elevator at each end of the hallway. However, we do not offer beach towels. I will follow up with housekeeping in regards to the black outs.
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Amarillo, Texas, United States
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

My wife, daughter and I stayed here on a last minute trip to the coast and couldn't have been more pleased! To start everything off the receptionist and all staff we saw were very friendly and helpful in giving us ideas on things to do during our stay. The view of the ocean from our room was more than we could have asked for being from northern Texas. Room was clean, ice on every floor that we visited, handy carts for moving all our luggage were convenient and even a fridge in the room we didn't expect! We will be back and recommend to anyone. Don't let the low prices push you away from this great stay! Thank you to Celeste and all her crew!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on tripadvisor. We are glad you had a great time and that you plan to come back. We will be hear and ready for you.
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Property: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
Address: 860 A1a Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080-6715
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Saint Augustine Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Saint Augustine Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort offers the best of both worlds, being directly on St. Augustine Beach, and only 10 minutes to historic 'Old Town.' Hotel amenities include a full service restaurant, free Wi-Fi, direct beach access, large outdoor pool, poolside tiki bar (seasonal) and a friendly staff. A variety of room options are available in our 150-room, 5-floor hotel, ranging from ground-floor rooms which are pet-friendly to partial view rooms to direct oceanfront rooms. ... more   less 
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