Pros

  • Adjacent to scenic sand dunes and the beach
  • Grocery store and a few restaurants within an easy walk
  • Spacious, airy rooms with daybeds, kitchenettes, and ocean-view balconies
  • Free tasty breakfast including eggs, sausage, and homemade pastries
  • Free parking
  • Pet-friendly (for a fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Limited number of amenities for the price
  • Drives to historic center of town take 15 minutes
  • Front desk has limited hours
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Bottom Line

The Saint Augustine Beach House is a charming two-and-a-half-pearl hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near the sandy shores of Vilano Beach. The 16 breezy rooms are spacious and include kitchenettes along with ocean-facing balconies. The hotel provides a free breakfast that earns good marks, but there’s no pool or fitness center. Restaurants and a supermarket are within walking distance, but St. Augustine's historic city center is a 15-minute drive away. This hotel's a good pick for those wanting to stay in Vilano Beach, but for something closer to the Old Town, the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront has an outdoor pool and a restaurant, though rates will be higher. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

The Saint Augustine Beach House

Scene

Simple -- if pricey -- hotel with beach-cottage vibes and ocean views

Popular with beach-loving vacationers, the Saint Augustine Beach House has an oceanside-cottage charm about it. Exterior wooden staircases connect the three floors -- keep in mind that there are no elevators -- and the property has a small lobby with a front desk window, but no sitting area. Breakfast is served in a small room with two tables covered in patterned tablecloths, and there’s a wooden deck outside with a bar and stools facing the ocean where guests can dine while watching the waves. Palm trees are scattered about the property, and there's a flat, sandy beach just beyond some scenic rolling dunes lawn. Overall the vibe is relaxed, and the hotel is a simple affair that can be a little pricey given its lack of features like a pool.

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Location

Right next to the beach, a 15-minute drive from historic St. Augustine

The Saint Augustine Beach House is located near several other hotels right next to the beach and Atlantic Ocean -- in fact the only thing separating the hotel from the sand are some scenic low dunes. There's a Publix Super Market within a three-minute walk as well as a handful of restaurants nearby. The historic center of St. Augustine is around a 15-minute drive from the hotel, with attractions such as Castillo de San Marcos -- the oldest masonry fort in the U.S. -- and Markland House, a historic mansion. St. Augustine's Old Town is filled with beautiful architecture, and some buildings date back to the 1600s. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the historic district as well, including several seafood places lining the Matanzas River. The hotel is around a 20-minute drive to St. Augustine Beach. Both Daytona Beach International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport are around an hour’s drive.

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Rooms

Spacious, airy rooms with kitchenettes and ocean-view balconies

Rooms at The Saint Augustine Beach House have a breezy, beachside feel, with light-blue walls, white linens and curtains, and a range of ocean-themed pictures and wall decor. Bright prints in the soft furnishings add welcome pops of color. Homey kitchenettes with granite countertops are a nice touch and include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, and toasters. Some rooms also have living areas furnished with couches and daybeds, which are especially convenient for families with children; suites have separate bedrooms. All rooms include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, irons and ironing boards, air-conditioning, and private ocean-view balconies furnished with wooden chairs -- those on the top floors naturally have best views. Bathrooms have shower/tub combos and spacious granite vanities with shampoo and shower gel dispensers, and makeup remover towelettes. 

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Features

Tasty breakfast with homemade pastries, and pet-friendly policy (for a fee)

There aren't too many features on offer here and the hotel lacks typical Florida amenities like a pool. The hotel does provide a free breakfast that gets good feedback from guests and includes scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, yogurt, and homemade pastries. Outdoor seating with ocean views is available. Pets are allowed for a fee, and there are coin-operated laundry facilities on-site. Parking and hotel-wide Wi-Fi are free. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

The Saint Augustine Beach House

Scene

Simple -- if pricey -- hotel with beach-cottage vibes and ocean views

Popular with beach-loving vacationers, the Saint Augustine Beach House has an oceanside-cottage charm about it. Exterior wooden staircases connect the three floors -- keep in mind that there are no elevators -- and the property has a small lobby with a front desk window, but no sitting area. Breakfast is served in a small room with two tables covered in patterned tablecloths, and there’s a wooden deck outside with a bar and stools facing the ocean where guests can dine while watching the waves. Palm trees are scattered about the property, and there's a flat, sandy beach just beyond some scenic rolling dunes lawn. Overall the vibe is relaxed, and the hotel is a simple affair that can be a little pricey given its lack of features like a pool.

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Location

Right next to the beach, a 15-minute drive from historic St. Augustine

The Saint Augustine Beach House is located near several other hotels right next to the beach and Atlantic Ocean -- in fact the only thing separating the hotel from the sand are some scenic low dunes. There's a Publix Super Market within a three-minute walk as well as a handful of restaurants nearby. The historic center of St. Augustine is around a 15-minute drive from the hotel, with attractions such as Castillo de San Marcos -- the oldest masonry fort in the U.S. -- and Markland House, a historic mansion. St. Augustine's Old Town is filled with beautiful architecture, and some buildings date back to the 1600s. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the historic district as well, including several seafood places lining the Matanzas River. The hotel is around a 20-minute drive to St. Augustine Beach. Both Daytona Beach International Airport and Jacksonville International Airport are around an hour’s drive.

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Rooms

Spacious, airy rooms with kitchenettes and ocean-view balconies

Rooms at The Saint Augustine Beach House have a breezy, beachside feel, with light-blue walls, white linens and curtains, and a range of ocean-themed pictures and wall decor. Bright prints in the soft furnishings add welcome pops of color. Homey kitchenettes with granite countertops are a nice touch and include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, and toasters. Some rooms also have living areas furnished with couches and daybeds, which are especially convenient for families with children; suites have separate bedrooms. All rooms include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, irons and ironing boards, air-conditioning, and private ocean-view balconies furnished with wooden chairs -- those on the top floors naturally have best views. Bathrooms have shower/tub combos and spacious granite vanities with shampoo and shower gel dispensers, and makeup remover towelettes. 

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Features

Tasty breakfast with homemade pastries, and pet-friendly policy (for a fee)

There aren't too many features on offer here and the hotel lacks typical Florida amenities like a pool. The hotel does provide a free breakfast that gets good feedback from guests and includes scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, yogurt, and homemade pastries. Outdoor seating with ocean views is available. Pets are allowed for a fee, and there are coin-operated laundry facilities on-site. Parking and hotel-wide Wi-Fi are free. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Pets Allowed

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Swim-Up Bar

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