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Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
new jersey
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103 reviews
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“Comfortable”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed in room 421. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. Typical squishy pillows that collapse flat to the mattress. Typical three towels for two people. Decor dated and a little shabby. Has ocean view from balcony (if you look to the left) but parking lot below. Short walk out the back to beach but not close to historic district.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for choosing our hotel. We are glad you found the room to be clean and comfortable. We are right on St. Augustine Beach, so it's about 6 miles to the historic district, which takes approximately 10 or 15 minutes.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Holiday Isle as part of a web deal. We were 'keeping an eye out' for a trip to the St. Augustine area. Holiday Isle is located across the bridge in St. Augustine Beach, and is very typical of mid-range Florida Beach hotels. Walking in the doors was a trip back to the 80's, including the decor and feel.

The hotel seemed extremely friendly to pets, though the walls seemed way to thin to support the noises louder pets can produce. Beach access was perfect, and if you are looking for time on the St. Augustine Beach, you could not do much better.

If I was to travel back to St. Augustine, I think I would choose someplace closer to the historic district.

Room Tip: Attempt to get a room overlooking the ocean.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are pet-friendly, but only on the first floor. The historic district is about 6 miles away, so its about a 10-15 minute drive. For guests with trolley tickets, Old Town Trolley has a free shuttle that runs between our hotel and town from 9am to 4pm. It's a great way to save on parking!
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed two nights at this hotel and enjoyed our stay. The man who checked us in let us change our room to a south-facing one on the fourth floor, rather than a north-facing room. He also accommodated our request for a room away from the elevators and ice machine. Our room had a balcony from which we could see the ocean and the building across the parking lot. North-facing rooms have a divider between balconies, mini-fridges and microwaves, but we felt the view would be better from a high-floor room and we didn't mind not having a fridge or microwave in our room. Our room was clean, as was the bathroom, except for stains on the bottom of the bathtub. The bathroom appeared to have been recently renovated, as the vanity, sink, and faucets were new looking. Our room was a bit small, but did have a table with two chairs. The TV was an old one, but we don't watch TV anyway, so that did not matter to us. I'm not sure why this hotel names itself a resort, though, since it has no spa, no golf course or tennis courts, or anything else I can think of when I think of a resort. The hotel is right on the beach and the beach is a nice one, wide and clean. I would stay here again if the right was right.

Room Tip: Higher floors have better views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your photos and experience.
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Ocala, Florida
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Hotel is very pet friendly. The beach and historic downtown is pet friendly as well.
The first floor of the hotel is for pets and their owners. All the rooms on the first floor are in the process of being renovated. They will all have tile floors, mini refrigerators and microwaves. I have been there before the renovation and was very skeptical about returning. I am very glad I decided to give them another try. Next time we go to st Augustine we will stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for coming back and staying with us once again. We are renovating all the pet-friendly rooms to have tile floors, which is very nice for pets and their owners. Many of those rooms do have microwaves/fridges as well, but not all of them. I am glad you plan to stay with us next time you are in town.
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Our experience here was exceptional. The room was comfortable, and the front desk staff went far and above normal expectations. The entire Road scholr experience was excellent: the qualiy of the food and the presention was outstanding, the program and the organization was equally well done.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
We are thrilled you had an excellent experience staying with us during your recent Road Scholars program. Please come back and stay with us again!
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North Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed for two nights (Fri/Sat) and enjoyed our stay there. A few observations:

The Good:
- Very good value
- Free parking and internet
- Close to downtown - there is a shuttle bus that leaves every hour from the hotel, but must be back by 4:30pm; we took our car which took us no more than 15 minutes
- Clean room; friendly staff
- Delicious breakfast (not free)
- Right by the beach

The Bad:
- We had a room by the elevator and could hear constant noise
- The pool seemed dirty - we didn't go in, it was too cold outside
- The ocean view is very limited

It's not an upscale hotel, but it's a very good place to come back to and rest.

Room Tip: Stay away from the elevators, and get the top floor for best view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found us to be a very good value.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Totally dog friendly hotel. Holiday Isle appears to be a converted Holiday Inn but don't let that scare you off. The first floor rooms are all dog friendly so expect a few barks along the way. Being dog friendly has its advantages since the floors are all high-end tile (in case of accidents) and the rooms have a dedicated fresh blanket to put over the comforters on the bed so "Fido" can join you if you are so inclined. The hotel and rooms were surprisingly clean and fresh smelling. Beach is accessible through pool area. Would definitely stay again if I had the dog with me. Room had microwave and small fridge. Our room had two queen beds, a comfortable chair/ottoman and a small writing desk with chair and lamp. Powerful shower also a plus. Dog and family loved the beach!

Room Tip: Beware of the occasional car driving on the top part of the beach
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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HolidayIsle32080, Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
We are glad to hear you had a great time staying here with your pet in one of our newly renovated ground floor rooms. Not all of our ground floor rooms have been updated with the new tile floors, but it is in the works over the coming months. Also, we do not advertise having microfridges in the ground floor rooms, but some do have them as a bonus. Our beach is also pet-friendly, which is great for benefit for guests traveling with their four-legged friends.
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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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Holiday Inn St Augustine Beach
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