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Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Vilano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

What a nice surprise. Made reservations at last minute. Great rooms, clean and fresh. Staff is great. Pets are welcome and lots of families. It is not the Ritz but you will enjoy your stay. Beach is right across route 1A1 - less than a 100 foot walk.

Stayed April 2014
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Me and my family stayed during Spring Break and it was a great, little getaway. Vanessa and Hardy J. are utterly the BEST!!!! Great continental breakfast also... :) Beach was across the street and going with small children was kind of scary, but the weather was kind of chilly so we didnt go.. but it didnt matter because there was sooooo much to do in Downtown St. Augustine. :) DID I FAIL TO MENTION THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT!!~

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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McDonough, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Our 19-year-old daughter wanted to take a mom-daughter trip for spring break. We did some research and opted for Ocean Sands Beach Inn. I booked directly with the motel. Lisa was a great representative and answered all my questions. I was so happy to learn we could bring not 1, not 2, but all 3 of our dogs. How wonderful to find a place that doesn't consider a dog to be 10 pounds and under! Everyone we spoke with at the motel was so friendly and pleasant...and they all spoke English as their first language. The location was great. Very close to shopping and dining. Our room was nice and clean. The only drawbacks were that we couldn't open the sliding door to the patio and the bathroom didn't have a trash can. I didn't inquire about either, but I feel if I had, they would have been handled. The hotel has a nice continental breakfast that allowed us to start our day with a little grub in our guts. It also has a heated pool, which we didn't even enjoy, but had we tried it, I am sure we would have liked it. I would highly recommend the Ocean Sands for seniors, families, and especially those pet-owners who like to have their entire family with them on trips.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Moultrie, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

My family stayed four nights. Booking was a breeze. Check-in was easy. The entire staff was extremely nice and very accommodating. The front desk was very helpful in finding places to eat and directions to sight seeing places. The room was clean and had a nice neutral atmosphere. Housekeeping offered to clean our rooms daily. We never lacked for fresh towels or fresh sheets. A roll out bed was brought to our room upon arrival for our kids. Breakfast was nice with selections including, cereal,oatmeal, donuts, bagels, "make it yourself" waffles, eggs, and sausage. Coffee, orange juice and milk were also available. The heated pool was small but nice for lounging. It also had a cover top overhead for shade. The ocean was just across the street with an easy access private boardwalk. Wonderful for those who want breathtaking views at very reasonable prices. We are planning our next trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I couldn't give them the highest rating because of an issue right at the beginning of our stay. When I pulled down the sheets, it was immediately evident that they had not been changed from the previous guest. I notified the front desk to tell them and Dwayne was at our door with clean sheets immediately. He quickly remade our bed and made certain that everything else was to our satisfaction. The rest of the stay was trouble free and the staff that we dealt with (Dwayne and Lisa) were fantastic. Even with the troubles at the beginning, I would stay there again.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a little road noise, the 2nd beach view rooms are the best.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seffner, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The staff was amazingly nice, I cannot stress that enough! Clean, beautiful room and lobby! Complimentary breakfast with an ocean view! Just amazing!! Us and our good friends that were staying were pleasantly pleased! A+++++++

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Rochester, New York
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I attempted to book with the hotels booking service and it was a disaster. The woman could not hear, could not type, could not use a computer and she did not complete the booking before making a phone call to the hotel so when she returned to the computer my room had been booked by someone else. Because we are traveling with dogs our options are limited so this could have been a real problem. I called the hotel myself and the wonderful Hardy performed magic tricks and found a room for us. Thank you Hardy!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Address: 3465 Coastal Hwy, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1723
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Vilano Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
#4 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Sands Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ocean Sands Beach Inn is the only ocean front hotel in St Augustine with a private beach and unobstructed views of both the sunrise over the Atlantic and sunset views over the scenic wetlands and inter-coastal waterway to the west. Our upscale, boutique style hotel has been recently renovated with new granite bathroom, carpeting, bedding, flat-screen TV's, K-Cup coffee makers, and much more. The upscale facilities and amenities combined with a perfect beach location and outstanding service all ensure you will have a truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation when visiting the St Augustine and Historic Coast area. ... more   less 
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