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Jaybird's Inn
Ranked #15 of 78 Hotels in St. Augustine
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

We were at the Jaybird's Inn from 8/30-9/2. Rooms are very nicely decorated, clean and lots of space. Staff is courteous and helpful. We visited the restaurant next door it was very nice as well. By next month they will have pool, fitness center and bikes for guest. Hotel is approx 4min from downtown St. Augustine which was great for us. Old town trolley picks you up at the hotel to get to the first stop awesome. The manager Josh Greenway was excellent, courteous and always present to help. Will definitely go back.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This hotel is newly renovated. Room are large enough for you and your luggage and room to move around. The issue we had at the previous hotel was the room was musty smelling and the rug was extremely dirty. This place was fresh and clean with tile floors (no rug). They have a coffee maker, iron W/ full size ironing board, and hair dryer.
Staff was nice.

No pool as of yet but I'm told it's coming.

I was not happy that the night we got there a private party was booked in their restaurant so we could not have dinner there. Then on Monday when we were leaving we hoped to have breakfast but the restaurant was closed.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Our large group went to St Augustine for a 3 day weekend, we got great rates at Jaybird's Inn.
After looking at the reviews we almost had second thoughts. One of our parties said it had been purchased in the last year and renovated and was looking great. We all decided to give it a try mainly because it was American family owned and operated. Boy are we glad we did. Rooms were beautifully redone and updated. Very, very nice. We even tried the Jaybird's restaurant next door and found the best food and prices in St Augustine. Every thing was fresh and they had a large variety of food. Staff for the Inn and the restaurant we top of the line. As we found out most were family members and really seemed to enjoy their work. For being very close to downtown we all planned our monthly trips now will be at Jaybird's. Thanks to the Jaybird's crew for a great weekend.

Room Tip: Facing north and south the sun was not a problem, AC,s were new and very quite, beds were excellent...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

This was our first visit to St. Augustine. We were so glad we chose to stay at Jaybird's Inn. the rooms were exceptional in cleanliness and décor. The beds were top of the line in comfort and the staff was very friendly. Jaybird's Restaurant is located next to the inn and offered us a wide variety of delicious food that was moderately priced. The décor at the restaurant was also very attractive. We found Jaybird's close to all of the historic attractions we wanted to visit. We would definitely stay there again and have already recommended it to friends.

Room Tip: All of the rooms have very quiet A/C units so there is no noise problem.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Our stay at Jaybirds Inn was great the room was clean they had everything in the room u need the bed and bedding were very comfortable , the staff was very helpful and polite I would stay again and recommend my friends and family to stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Mikens1
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

The on-site sign at Jaybird's alludes to a "boutique" experience. While we had a very pleasant stay at Jaybird's, I would hardly call it a boutique experience, whatever that means. I am now more confused than ever.

Jaybird's is listed as a "green" facility, a factor which does matter to me. I saw environmentally- friendly light bulbs and the now-usual option not to change the sheets and towels daily, both practices which mostly help their bottom line. I was dismayed, however by the lack of recycling and by the ubiquitous styrofoam in the breakfast area. Curiously, neither recycling nor the use of biodegradable disposable dinnerware is listed as a green practice in the definition of "green" on the Trip Advisor website, which I discovered only as I was writing this review. Apparently, Jaybird's does qualify as "green" under that specific rubric, but, to my recollection, the management made no mention of the full rubric in its visitor's book. This visitor takes exception.

On the plus side, other reviewers have noted the newly renovated rooms, which are exactly as pictured in the advertising. They are clean, fresh, well-equipped, and comfortable. The toilet/shower area is tiny, but who needs that much room for the associated functions? The sink area is more spacious and is accentuated by the wall-length mirror. Housekeeping was efficient and non-intrusive.

Judging from the smell and one dead roach (completely understandably in that climate and locale), an exterminator had obviously been in the room before we arrived. It took most of the stay for the smell to dissipate. I'd rather have the smell than the roaches, and, yes, I wonder what spray was used.

The sofa is not particularly comfortable for sitting, but we found that using one of the bed pillows for a head rest while seated on the sofa made it a bit more appealing.

The plugs are regulation child-proof, I was told when I mentioned that I couldn't get any to work. It was as though each one were misaligned. Sure enough, with a bit of jiggling one could engage the outlet. A sign to that effect would b helpful, especially to those who encounter the difficulty late at night.

Some of the amenities described on the website are still theoretical. The "library," for example is still lacking books and the fitness center, which I was anticipating, is not yet open. I knew from the reviews, however, that such would probably be the case. I am sure that, in time, the facility will be fully operational.

We had come to St. Augustine for the attractions, and the staff at the hotel did a good job of connecting us to the appropriate facilities. We were delighted not to have to move our car until we left at the end of the stay. The trolley company picked us up at the hotel and dropped us back at the hotel, within the parameters of their service hours, which ended at 4:30 p.m.

As has been noted, the continental breakfast is strictly no frills. Obviously, management would like guests to patronize the restaurant next door. We never saw anyone else at breakfast so maybe the early-80s style continental breakfast offerings did the trick. We availed ourselves of the coffee (not nearly as good as the in-room Starbucks), milk, three types of juices, bagels, muffins, sliced bread, margarine, butter, sugar-frosted flakes, fruit loops.

Locals who asked where we were staying were curious about Jaybird's. I was happy to say that the site is a pleasant option but perhaps the management should be more clear what it stands for. Just saying the facility provides a boutique experience or that it has green status does not make that the reality.

Room Tip: We appreciated our ground-floor room midway down the length of the building.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This hotel has beautiful rooms and it's location is minutes from downtown St. Augustine. The staff was super friendly and helpful in suggesting things to do while visiting the area. We will be returning next year and staying at Jaybird's Inn again.

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Additional Information about Jaybird's Inn

Address: 2700 N Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084-2641
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Region: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in St. Augustine
#4 Best Value Hotel in St. Augustine
#6 Green Hotel in St. Augustine
#7 Romantic Hotel in St. Augustine
#9 Family Hotel in St. Augustine
Price Range: £64 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Jaybird's Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Jaybird’s Inn, where we’ll treat you like family and provide you the best living and sleeping experience in St. Augustine. Influenced by the old Spanish design of Downtown Historic St. Augustine. When you arrive on our property, you’ll be immersed in the feel of Historic St. Augustine almost immediately. As an active living hotel we offer clean and eco-friendly rooms, and not only encourage, but will help you be active while you enjoy yourself If you’re looking for a more leisurely way to see the Old City, jump on the Red Train Tour that’s next door for a wonderful excursion around St. Augustine. After a day of healthy activity relax at the pool followed by a scrumptious meal at Jaybird’s Restaurant located next door where you’ll receive a 10% discount on all meals. Retire to your comfortable room to watch television on your 42” LCD TV with over 80 channels. Wake up to a cup of tea or Starbucks coffee in your room and then join us for a free continental breakfast in the lobby or have a full breakfast at Jaybird’s Restaurant & Pizzeria. ... more   less 
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