Based in large part on TripAdvisor ratings we booked 3 nights at Ocean Sands Beach Resort. We liked the idea of a smaller (not chain) resort for vacation. The staff at the desk were great! The room was disappointing! The furniture was quite worn, there was some mildew in the tub, cigarette butts on top of the "thatch" roof below our balcony, and dried liquid on the wall by the wastebasket. We were not to be deterred! It was vacation and we were willing to overlook these issues because of the view and the staff. The highway noise couldn't even stop us! But when I took a shower and had 3 inches of water standing in the tub 2 hours later it was time to do something. The girl working the desk was pleasant and polite (obviously new) and attempted to help. Maintenance would not be in until the next morning so she called the manager who offered no solution, and finally stopped taking her calls. Without another place to stay we had had enough at this point and cancelled our room. The clerk was very understanding and explained this had been an issue with other rooms lately. Fortunately (at 10:00 pm) we located a wonderful room at a hotel a short distance away and salvaged our vacation. Due to the staff and the view we might try Ocean Sands again in the future but will only book one night to see if there have been improvements.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Sands Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
- Ocean Sands Hotel
- Ocean Sands Motel