I had a longterm stay here (months). I have had longterm stays before (though not at this hotel) and this has been my least favorite.
I at 1st gave this a lower rating but changed it because for the length of time I stayed this was the most economical choice for my situation but if I had to do it over again I would probably pay more and not stay here.
Positives - great location. Across from St Johns Town Center so easy access to shopping, restaurants, gas station, easy access to 95. Front desk personnel very nice, friendly and addressed any concerns. The AC units were cleaned while I was there and the mattress, box springs and comforter replaced. Price - since part of my stay was paid out of my pocket I found it cost effective vs some others due to the length of the stay. .
Negatives - Since pets are allowed and the vacuum cleaners rarely cleaned the smell of pet urine/feces gets transferred when used in another room. The prostitutes (no need to expound on that). Maintenance staff - when they hook water hoses up outside to do whatever work they need to it affects the water pressure in some rooms causing the toilets not to flush. Pretty uncomfortable to be in a room for a few hours with a non-working toilet. Maintenance staff pretty non-existant on the weekends. The maintenance staff has no respect that there are people staying in the room as one seemed perturbed when I asked him to wait a few minutes while I got myself together and just kept repeating "I need to change the mattress". Geez can I get dressed? And another just tried to walk in (luckily I had the latch on) and he couldnt seem to tell me what he was there for and went away.
Not negatives but things to point out - there is no workout room, there is no lobby (other than the front desk and a chair) so if you need to meet with people you may have to go to one of the local restaurants. I'd recommend being on the 2 nd floor as every step or child running across the floor at all hours of the night will sound like a herd of elephants if on the 1st floor. And it tends to be loud on the 1 st floor as people walk to their cars and stop in front of your window to chat. Also, you'll need to step outside to get good phone reception.
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- Also Known As:
- Homestead Studio Suites Jacksonville - Southside - St. Johns Towne Hotel