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“Personal Service and Comforts of Home”
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Lookaway Inn
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
“Personal Service and Comforts of Home”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed at Lookaway Inn the week of Ironman Augusta 2013. The service was personal and helpful before we even arrived in town. Sammy welcomed all of the Ironman guests and went out of his way to provide us with early (and I mean early!) morning light continental-type breakfasts leading up to the event, including opening at 4:45am race day! Ice was plentiful. We enjoyed being away from the stress and crowding (it was a madhouse over there) of the host hotel, while still being less than 10 minutes from the race start and the race expo. The room was nice and bright, the hotel area was quiet with plenty of nice restaurants nearby. Sammy helpfully provides a list of locally owned restaurants worth visiting. The view is gorgeous! We plan to return for Ironman Augusta 2014!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind and generous review, it is appreciated! Yes, it was quite the weekend, lots going on, and we were more than happy to help contribute to the readiness of all of the competitors that stayed with us. Please do not hesitate to call me for your Ironman 2014 reservations! Looking forward to your return!
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night here before our return to Canada. We wished we had more time to stay as this place is truly charming. The building and furnishings were so tastefully restored, maintained and relevant to what this mansion deserves.
Sammi was wonderful and very knowledgable of what the area had to offer. The river walk was fantastic. One of the best places we stayed at during our southern road trip. Would return in a heartbeat

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind words, and for taking the time to post this review, it is much appreciated! Please come see us again sometimes soon.
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Danville, Virginia
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Our family group of four were in town for an event in Augusta. I was concerned this would not be a convenient location since it was across the state line. Turns out this was probably the most convenient location of all. Two minutes to downtown Augusta. The Inn is a true southern gem, a step back in time. The view overlooking the fountain, park and North Augusta is spectacular. Spent several warm afternoons on the front porch rockers taking in the beauty of it all. Sammi, the host/innkeeper, is truly one of the most accommodating gentleman I have had the pleasure of meeting. He even played us some songs on the piano one afternoon, while we were relaxing on the front porch! All of his locale recommendations were spot on. I sincerely hope that we can make it back to Augusta/North Augusta soon, so we can enjoy another stay at the Lookaway Inn.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind and generous comments! We find that when we are able to open the main house for events like Ironman, our guests really enjoy the experience of being able to stay in the main mansion. Hoping you will return again this September!
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Missoula, Montana
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is better than any hotel in the area. The Garden Room (the least expensive) was perfect. Beautiful, spacious, clean, waters and ice in the room waiting for you. Sammi was great, very accommodating. Thanks for a great stay even if only one night. June 30th 2013. Definitely would stay here again! Real Southern Hospitality

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you for such a nice review! Some of our staff are native to this area and some are not, but we all strive to provide the finest of southern hospitality, and know just how important that is to our guests. Hope to see you here again soon!
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We enjoyed our stay and the attentivevess of our host Sammi. Great value and location. We enjoyed the river walk and the art museum. The Bee's Knees has great local products cooked just right. We would stay here again and it is better than a hotel. Easy to find and close to shopping and restaurants.

  • Stayed June 2013
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thanks so much for your kind and generous comments, they are much appreciated! Please return soon!
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

As our trip was delayed causing a late arrival Kelly was there waiting for us. My husband and I absolutely loved the place. Very clean and quiet. Jai, Diana and Kelly were very accommodating. Thank you everyone for your great southern hospitality. Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you for your most generous review! I will be sure to pass this on to Jai, Diana and Kelly, and hope to see you here again one day soon.
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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

We have just returned from a visit to North Augusta and felt we had to share the wonderful experience of staying at the Lookaway Inn.
The room was clean and airy with all amenities supplied. Sammy, Jai and Kelly were all very attentative and helpful. Nothing was any trouble.
We were made to feel most welcome and co-owner Kelly had stayed behind especially to ensure we booked in alright.
I would recommend this inn to any traveller looking for a clean, friendly and peaceful place to stay, emanating that southern charm expected of this part of the States.
It would have been nice to have a small fridge in the room and the wi-fi was quite weak at times, but aside from those minor blemishes we were extremely pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank krip2454
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LookawayManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lookaway Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you so very much for taking the time to post your review about your stay at Lookaway, it is most appreciated! As for the weak wi-fi, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please come see us again soon.
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Property: Lookaway Inn
Address: 103 W Forest Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841-3415
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Location: United States > South Carolina > North Augusta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in North Augusta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lookaway Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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