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“Seemed to be an okay place, but BEWARE” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Edgewater Inn
Ranked #7 of 79 Hotels in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
Nashville, TN
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Seemed to be an okay place, but BEWARE”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2010

Going by the reviews I read here and information on their website, I made reservations to stay at the Edgewater Inn. The hotel is right on the water, beside the Bridge of Lyons, and directly across from Historic downtown St. Augustine. Upon checking in we went to the room and "dated" is not how I would describe the room, as others on here have described. Old and dirty feeling would be more of an accurate description of the room. The carpet had stains all over the place, the bed was hard as a rock, the bathroom was a throwback to the 60's that had stains all over the grout and cracked tiles. We then opened up the backdoor to check out the magnificent view of the harbor, downtown and dolphins swimming in the harbor. Instead our view consisted of a huge crane 30 yards from our door and construction boats that are working on the Bridge of Lyons in front of us, all blocking our "magnificent" view that was described on their website. We might have been able to deal with the older accomodations, but all of the sights and sounds of the construction going on was the straw that broke the camels back. Needless to say, back to the front desk I went and explained that this is not what we where expecting, nor desiring on our vacation and was the reason we could not stay there. Surprisingly the nice lady at the counter completely understood and issued us a FULL refund and did not charge us anything. IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON STAYING HERE, I would call first and make sure all of the construction has ended, so you have a view of something other than just construction equipment and I would make sure to get one the newly refurbished rooms. We didn't see the refurbished rooms, but anything would have been better than what we had.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, FL
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2010

I have stayed at the Edgewater many times and have always been pleased. It is perfect for walking accross the bridge to go to the downtown attractions and bars. We stay here at least 2 times a year just to enjoy the short walk to all the restaurants and Tradewinds Lounge for some entertainment. This is an older hotel and it does show its age. But it is always clean and comfortable. If your are looking for luxury go to the Casa Monica if you are looking a great place to stay in the middle of St. Augustine at a great price stay here.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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daytona beach
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2009

While the inn was on the water with most rooms having a view of the intracoastal waterway, the furniture was ripped, stained and outdated. There was paint splatter on the wall and layers of grime on top of the tile in the bathroom. The room was non-smoking but it smelled of old cigarettes. The price was low but I will never stay there again. The room seemed unhealthy.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flando
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FL
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2009

We spent three nights at the Edgewater Inn recently. The room itself was nothing special but a decent place to spend the night - clean, not smelly, TV, new towels. The bed I would say was neer the end of its lifecycle - still ok but should be replaced soon. The only thing we really didn't like was the air condition which was a bit on the noisy side and quite tricky to control the desired temperature.
But apart from that, the Edgewater Inn is a nice Motel. Most rooms have access to a shared deck with rocker chairs that stretches all along the back of the hotel and is located directly on the water. Very nice to sit there, watch the sunset over the city and enjoy a glass of wine (bring your own wine glasses though).
If your looking for a charming traditional downtown inn - look further, this isn't the right place. If your looking for decent budget accomodation you won't be disappointed.
Breakfast tips: "Bistro de Leon" across the bridge (12 Cathedral Pl) serves great french breakfast all week long and "Zhänras" next door (108 Anastasia Blvd) offers excellent breakfast buffet for $10 on Sundays

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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West Palm Beach, FL
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2009

I don't know what the other rooms are like, but we got #113, paying more for a 1-bedroom suite ($99/night on their web site). Wow. It was huge. Giant living/dining room with a bank of bay windows directly on the water, great view facing west, back door opens onto the deck over the water. Easy 6-minute walk over the bridge into old town, though I will tell you my companions (1 adult, 1 teen) wouldn't do it till the last day because it was hot out & I guess they thought it was going to be exhausting. Ample bedroom w/ a separate A/C unit to keep things extra-cool, smallish bathroom which was more than adequate, and a giant kitchen with big fridge, toaster oven, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, garbage disposal. Nice little private library of paperback books and magazines.

Those seeking luxury may not like the room b/c the carpet was very stained, blankets are clean but stained, and the kitchen floor could have done with another mopping. It's an old-style Florida motel with the pool in the center of the parking lot, no landscaping. When you look at the outside you think, ok, this isn't going to be fabulous. However, it was great for us. Free parking, easy drive to St. Augustine Beach too (which has a section you can drive on with a beach pass, though we never did figure out where to get a pass).

Take note, though, that if you are getting a regular room (much cheaper), it's not going to be like this. Most of those rooms have a back door onto the same deck, but with 2 small windows it's not going to be the same view (though you can just step outside and sit on your rocking chair). They also don't have fridges or microwaves and they appear to be a regular hotel room size.

I couldn't get the Internet in the room to work, and the front desk had no idea.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JupiterFarmer
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Tampa, FL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2009

Excluding maneuvering some construction blocking the entrance, my family and I enjoyed our stay at Edgewater Inn. We arrived at 130 and the front desk clerk had no problem letting us check-in before the 3pm designated check-in. The place is older, clean, comfortable, but by no means fancy. Since we aren't the "fancy" type anyway and we only needed a room for sleeping, the room was more than accommodating. For right over the bridge, the price couldn't be beat and it's within walking distance to some incredible restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SeldomTravelerFL
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FL
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2009

My wife and I visit St Augustine often, and rather than deal with your typical and often overpriced bed and breakfasts that take up much of the town, or the dirty chain hotels that occupy the outskirts, we ALWAYS stay at The Edgewater. The location is PERFECT. It's just over the Bridge of Lions from downtown, directly on the Matanzas river. The great thing is that it's a small hotel, 12 rooms or so, and they all have back doors opening onto a patio overlooking the river and downtown St Augustine. Each room has rocking chairs on the patio that allows you to sit and admire this one of a kind view that, besides the Edgewater, is only available to island homeowners. Going downtown is as easy as taking a leisurely walk over the Bridge of Lions(which I recommend doing whether staying here or not). If it's the beach you prefer, you already on the island, and it's just a short drive to St Augustine's beautiful wide beaches.

The rooms themselves are a little outdated, but they are always clean,comfortable, and in good condition. For us it didn't matter too much as we were out on the town most of the time, and if we were at the hotel, we were out back on the rocking chairs with a drink. They also have a beautiful pool, which while it looks very nice, we have never used.

For us, this is truly a special place that we enjoy coming to time and time again. We would and will stay here again, and we would and regularly do recommend the hotel to friends who plan on visiting St Augustine.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brandonknarr
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Property: Edgewater Inn
Address: 2 St. Augustine Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080
Region: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Augustine
#11 Family Hotel in St. Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Edgewater Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Picture yourself rising from a restful sleep and gaze out the window of your waterfront room, catching first glimpse of the Nation's Oldest City. Sailboats are anchored in the Bay, while others make their way to the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine sitting in your rocking chair, enjoying a cup of coffee as graceful seagulls fly above and dolphins break the waves. It's the beginning of another perfect day. The Edgewater Inn offers a relaxing, scenic and historic escape in the heart of St. Augustine, Florida. Located just a short walk from historic downtown St. Augustine at the foot of the Bridge of Lions, you will find this to be the perfect escape for your next getaway. Our 19 rooms property is ready to provide you with outstanding hospitality for both the leisure and romantic traveler. Recently renovated, the Edgewater Inn offers stylish rooms, a waterfront guest lounge area, a Smart Start hot breakfast, and afternoon refreshments. Come and enjoy St. Augustine with a view. ... more   less 
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