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“Good Beach Front, Easy Access to Old St Augustine”

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Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good Beach Front, Easy Access to Old St Augustine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Had a nice stay over the July 4th week. Room was clean and functional. Decent pool, access to the beach was great. Not located on a heavy commercial road which was nice. A few places for food and ice cream within walking distance. It is a quick 5 miles or so drive into historic St. Augustine where there is alot to do, see and shop. Lots of kids and teens, so if you want romance it may not be ideal. I would return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed our direct beach access and our large pool. We are conveniently located just a short drive from restaurants, entertainment, and downtown St. Augustine. As you mentioned, we are a very "family friendly" hotel. Most of our guests are families that are using our hotel as their summer vacation getaway. We hope to see you again soon!
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

The staff at Holiday Isle is OUTSTANDING! Everyone was so friendly and attentive. At first I was unsure about staying in a 2 star hotel; but let me tell you, the location and the staff are definitely 5 star! The main reason we stayed there was because it was a pet-friendly hotel and we were traveling with our 9 month old Chow Chow. The room was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review! We are very glad that you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable. All of our pet friendly rooms have been recently remodeled to include tile floors. I'm also thrilled to hear that you found the staff to be helpful and attentive. We would love for you to come stay with us again soon!
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Williston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

After reading other reviews, I was rather nervous about staying here. I had also called a few days in advance to request a king room and was told that I couldn't have one, that all the rooms were scheduled and that they would not change my room. But--they put us in a queen room all the way at the end of the hall, away from all of the noise and activity. The room was HUGE, but the bathroom was tiny. There was a mini fridge and a microwave tucked in the corner. Room was clean, but I do agree, it needed a renovation. Housekeeping came each day and changed towels and added shampoo and stuff. Did not replenish the coffee one day, but I called downstairs and within 10 minutes I had coffee.

Breakfast was fabulous, plentiful. Could have been hotter, was luke warm. The staff was kind, courteous and helpful.

All in all, it was a good and bad stay. Good as far as the location, staff and most of the room was concerned. Bad in that it seemed like a tired hotel needing a little renovation. For the price, I would stay here again. The location is perfect, on the beach, close to shopping and dining. Not far from the old city--just a few minutes drive.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you taking the time to give us your feedback. I'm glad you found the rooms to be clean and comfortable. I'm sorry that a king size bed was unavailable when you called. We do typically sell out every weekend during summer, and our king rooms are the most popular. We would have been glad to change your room type if we had it available. Overall, i'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

In addition to a kind and helpful front office staff, everyone from Housekeeping and Guest Services is polite, helpful and goes the extra mile to assist guests. My granddaughter and I first stayed over Spring Break and had a wonderful time...with a microwave and fridge in the room. The rooms are clean, large and comfortable. Within 20 minutes of St. Augustine, we were only 20 seconds from the pool and a minute from a wonderful beach with a lifeguard. We decided to visit again, so in June my daughter and her three children and I again booked a room using a third party. Unfortunately, due to the cheaper rate, we did not have the microwave and fridge (lesson learned). The staff AGAIN was super friendly, the room clean, the pool lots of fun, and the beach accessible. There is even a rental man for chairs, etc. I love this hotel and will continue to RAVE about it and go back time and time again. The restaurant has good food, although I did find the prices a little high. This is a fine FAMILY oriented hotel and also has a piano bar for adults at night. Five STARS PLUS!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
"Five stars plus" is exactly what we love to hear! Thank you so much for your feedback about our hotel and our hotel staff. As you mentioned, our standard rooms do not come with a microwave and refrigerator included. Our convenient beach access and our large pool make us a great choice for summer vacations. We love our repeat guests and we cant wait to see you and your family again.
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Key West, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Friends in town to visit stayed at Holiday Isle, on our recommendation. Went to visit them for a beach and pool day. Spent the morning at the beach then came up to the pool for lunch and beverages and a dip inthe pool. Adding to the afternoon...LIVE music by the pool. Local guitar player (Vinny) playing some great tunes. Had drinks and lunch. Jeremy and Sari were very friendly and efficient even with the large crowd at times.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you so much for recommending our hotel to your friends! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your guests enjoyed our facilities while you were here. As you mentioned, we do have direct beach access and a large pool for our guests to enjoy. Our tiki bar is open every day from 11am-5pm and we host live music every Saturday from 1pm-4pm. Also, our tiki bar is open to the public so feel free to come back and enjoy any time!
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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

The place def needs updates and carpets need to be gone...dirty :/ but I didn't expect much more for the price. Really the downside of our visit were some of the rowdy guest that were up late partying(paper thin walls), and the domestic dispute that we heard until 3 in the morning.... Again :/ but the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your recent hotel visit. I'm sorry that some of our other guests were "rowdy." We are a family hotel first and foremost, and we take these kinds of complaints very seriously. Thank you for your kind words about our staff, and I hope that you will give us another chance to prove that we can meet all of your vacation needs!
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Orlando
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

My family and i stayed here for 4 days using a living social coupon. We all really enjoyed the beach and the pool but the place needs a lot of work! We got a room on the second floor with view of the parking lot and no balcony, even though when I bought the living social coupon, it did specify a balcony and partial view of the beach, we decided to make the best of our vacation by focusing on the positives. Although customer service could use some improving, especially the college kids working there, the convenience of the beach access made up for it and we really enjoyed ourselves. They do have a restaurant on site and we had breakfast one day out of the 4 but I wish we hadn't. The food wasn't so good and the service was just as bad. I do agree with other comments about Holiday isle in need of some remodeling and imrovements. Even though they told us that the second floor had been remodeled recently, we didn't really see how it could have been since we had to crank the air conditioner for the room to even feel comfortable and the carpets looked old and dingy, we luckly didn't have any major issues with the room. I don't think I will revisit this location or ever recommend it because they don't offer free breakfast, they need to renovate a lot and their customer service needs improvement.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Matthew B, Front Office Manager at Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. The living social promotion that you speak of clearly states that the room provided will be a north facing room with a microwave and refrigerator. Under terms and conditions it says "north facing rooms do NOT have a guaranteed ocean view." When you brought your concerns to our attention, the front desk did inform you of this. I'm sorry if you found our staff to be unhelpful. We do strive to provide a high level of guest service, and i'm sorry that we fell short of your expectations.
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Property: Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort
Address: 860 A1A Beach Blvd, Saint Augustine Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32080
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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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