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Southern Oaks Inn
Ranked #10 of 78 Hotels in St. Augustine
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Stayed in the hotel for 2 nights, booked it because all the good reviews I read, and I was not let down. Very clean, I have never seen a bathroom in a hotel so clean, not even a speckle of mold in the shower, the floors are wood and tile, shinning clean. The staff was very nice and went out of their way to inform us of all the attractions and places to eat. Their breakfast was fabulous. Would not consider it twice if we go back to St Augustine to stay anywhere but there.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Was not disappointed after choosing it online. Perfect for allergic people, really attractive new wood laminate floors, most comfortable (looked new) bed, attractive room. Bathroom tiny, but newly renovated, clean. The breakfasts are huge,the room is large and airy. Best of all, the staff could not be more helpful and pleasant. I am returning in 3 months to St. Augustine, and will
definitely stay there. If I were on a different kind of visit I would stay one of their other hotels,
I can't emphasize enough how pleasant the owners and the staff are.
Also they have a huge nice pool, and an enclosed dog yard too.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

The staff were very in tune to my needs. I felt like I was home not a hotel. The owner Dillon was excellent and went above and beyond to help me find a scooter since I had to leave mine at home. The staff knew the area and the good places to eat. Everything was close to the hotel I would and will stay there again and have told all our friends about them. The breakfast was great and the coffee was real good.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Southern Oaks Inn is a small and easy-to-find hotel right inside St. Augustine. It was VERY clean, quiet, and obviously recently remodeled with new paint, hardwood/laminate flooring, new shower/tub installations, and incredibly comfortable beds. I haven't sleep this well in a hotel bed in ages! The price was reasonable, especially since it included a hot breakfast bar every morning. By the way, the breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, biscuits, sausage gravy, cheesy grits, french toast, breakfast breads, toast, bagels, fruit, yogurt and cereal) was wonderful; always freshly stocked and tasty. The pool area was clean and well maintained as well as walkways and parking lot. Although we didn't take our dogs, this hotel is pet-friendly with a fenced-in area for dogs to be walked and play. The hotel is located within 5 minutes of Vilano and St. Augustine Beaches. Vilano Beach was quiet and low-key. It is less than 3 miles from historic sites and fabulous dining and another couple of miles to shopping. I would definitely recommend Southern Oaks Inn to others and hope to stay here again in the future.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We needed a place to take our dog and this hotel was perfect!! They definitely cater to both pets and their parents. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful, the rooms were wonderful with wood floors and there was even a dog park to take your pup to. And breakfast??? Fantastic!! Not your typical hotel continental breakfast either. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, cheese grits, french toast and homemade sausage gravy and biscuits!

We just cannot say enough positive about this hidden treasure!!! A definite for dog owners that travel with their pets.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a reasonably priced hotel to stay in near the downtown St. Augustine attractions. This hotel was perfect. It is an old Florida motel, but has been recently remodeled. The rooms have hardwood/wood laminate floors, modern furnishings, flat screen TV, microwave, mini fridge and updated bathrooms. The management and front desk staff were awesome upon check-in. We were greeted promptly, given suggestions for a nice dinner and even escorted to our room. Now that's service! The hotel was maybe 10 minutes from Vilano Beach and about 10 minutes from the historic downtown area. They also have more than just a continental breakfast; eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits/gravy, pastries, bagels and cold cereals. The hotel is also pet friendly and has a fenced section for the doggies. We will definitely return here. Great price, great service and very comfortable stay! Check it out, you won't be sorry.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

As other reviewers have said, this would be reasonable value at $80 but on the weekend at $135, it's not at all. Rooms are clean and staff are friendly, but that country breakfast, served on paper and plastic, in a soulless dining room, is very underwhelming. Couldn't drink the coffee it was so weak. Ice machine didn't work, but the helpful staff went across the road to get us some. Noisy A/C and no fans.

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Property: Southern Oaks Inn
Address: 2800 N Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1649
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in St. Augustine
#4 Best Value Hotel in St. Augustine
#10 Family Hotel in St. Augustine
#15 Romantic Hotel in St. Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Oaks Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located at the northern entrance to historic Saint Augustine, Southern Oaks Inn is welcoming guests to the newly renovated and redesigned hotel. Spacious guest rooms offer comfortable queen or king beds and new furnishings. Relax by the pool, enjoy the complimentary, full hot breakfast in the spacious dining area, and visit our concierge to discover all there is to see and do in this beautiful city. Restaurants and shopping are close by, and the boarding station for the downtown trolley service is just across the street. The Inn is pet friendly, as well. ... more   less 
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Saint Augustine Rodeway Inn
Southern Oaks Inn St. Augustine, Florida

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