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Ocean Sands Beach Inn

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3465 Coastal Hwy, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1723
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#3 of 5 hotels in Vilano Beach
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Ocean Sands Beach Inn by Hotel Masters is “Award Winning”. We are the only oceanfront hotel in St Augustine with a private beach and unobstructed views of both the sunrise over the Atlantic and sunset views over the scenic wetlands and inter-coastal waterway to the west. Our upscale, boutique style hotel has been recently renovated with new granite bathrooms, carpeting, bedding, flat-screen TV's, K-Cup coffee makers, cozy lap desk, bedside candy, designer toiletries featuring Tommy Bahama Soap, and much more. All rooms feature a private patio and/or balcony with stylish outdoor seating. Indulge in style with our popular nightly popcorn & fresh baked cookie social hour. After your day out on the beach, come relax even further in our robotic massage center which will surely help make your vacation even more therapeutic. Our Chiropractor approved beds are award winning, topped of with all new triple sheeted beds. We are proud to be certified “Ultra Clean”. A 24 hour coffee bar, gift shop, board games, and shoeshine are all located in the lobby. Wake up to complimentary fresh fruit & health bars every morning starting from 5AM-10AM. The upscale facilities and amenities combined with a perfect beach location and outstanding service all ensure you will have a truly relaxing and enjoyable vacation when visiting the St Augustine and Historic Coast area. Book your memorable vacation with us today!
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Juliane S wrote a review Jun. 12
12 contributions21 helpful votes
Great hotel right on the beach. (Accross A1A) The assistant manager Lea made us feel so welcome. Very friendly, informative and professional. We had some beach equipment delivered and Lea made sure to let us know when they arrived for drop off and pick up.. The hotel offers some beach chairs, boogy boards and small umbrellas on a first come first serve basis. The umbrellas were too flimsy to withstand the wind on the beach, so we were pretty happy with our umbrella rental. The hotel is in the middle of doing some updating and at the moment the breakfast options are limited to some prepackaged pastry items, apples and granola bars. Somehow I booked an accessible room, which was a little weird for us. That is room 101. The only issue was that the room was litteraly next to the reception area. So, great easy access to coffe in the morning, but a little noisy until all hours of the night. If you are sensitive to noise, book a room facing the hill, not ocean (bcs of highway A1A) and ask for the second floor. The bed was extremely comfortable! The housekeeping was on point, too. By noon our room had been thoroughly cleaned, although they were fully occupied. Will definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mark P wrote a review Jun. 8
Cocoa, Florida5 contributions
Unlikely to return. Disappointed. Badly. Paid twice what is charged just four miles away for a horribly misrepresented "King Suite". King? Certainly. Suite? No. Exactly the same room pattern as the very least expensive room but with an "ocean view" across the A1A highway. Yes, one can SEE the grey ocean, but with traffic and air conditioners running nearby, you certainly can't hear it. Relaxing on the balcony demands circumspection, as you are in full view of both beach goers and all the highway traffic. Add to all this that the hotel is renovating (without advance notice, of course) and has errors on their booking.com page, and a relaxing getaway becomes much less relaxing. This place has some potential, but charging a huge upcharge for a "suite that isn't" is an intentional dishonesty that will prevent me from returning when there are so many other options.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The late pool hours are nice. The accompanying stoners are another matter. The cookie social...
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Response from Hotel Manager, Owner at Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hello Mark, I am very sorry to read about the poor experience you had during the stay. Please accept our sincere apologies, this is indeed very unfortunate. I fully understand your disappointment and frustration due to the multiple issues you have mentioned. Whatever may be the reasons, we will definitely verify the reality and take actions against the concerned after investigations and steps to prevent such happenings in the future. We would like to inform that this is not a regular feature of our hospitality and we will properly check your comments with the team and implement appropriate solutions to please our guest. I hope you will understand and consider us again in the future as we would love the chance to change your impression of our property. Sincerely, Hotel Manager.
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Tammy V wrote a review May 2021
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Overall, a good experience. I'm big on keeping American dollars in American hands and this hotel is Indian owned. I didn't think to ask if it was American owned when I booked, so that's on me. Everyone on staff was very friendly and helpful when asked. The rooms are a little small. You have to let each other pass by. Our room was a little musty smelling when we first arrived but quickly aired out with the balcony door open. The beach view is okay except you can't really see the beach! You can see the ocean though, through the utility lines! The other guests were nice. I would say mostly an older crowd. The pool was a let down because of it's size. They have a sign that says "10 person limit", and that's pushing it. The pool and deck area were clean though. The hotel is out of the main hub of activity, but not a long drive to attractions.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Pool view bottom floor if I knew then what I know now.
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Response from Heather Spice, Owner at Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Sir, This hotel is professionally owned & managed by 100% “American” people. In fact everyone working at this Award Winning hotel, Including the owner was born right here in this beautiful country called U.S.A. We Recommend that you book somewhere else the next time your travels bring you to our area, due to the fact that you have disregard towards our “All AMERICAN hard working staff & ownership. Yours Truly
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Brooke L wrote a review Apr. 2021
Forest City, North Carolina37 contributions10 helpful votes
A group of friends came down for a relaxing spring break as we are all teachers and needed to relax before the last push to finish our school year. We found the rooms to be clean and exactly what we needed for our visit. We were looking for something affordable, near the beach, and near town. This had all of those things! The staff was excellent. We traveled down on Easter and we’re going to be late checking in. We called before and when we had not arrived by the time we conveyed the front desk staff called to check on us. This was thoughtful as we were traveling at 2am. Housekeeping staff was very friendly and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The beach is directly across the road. You do have to cross A1A which can be busy at times. The internet was not the best. I dropped my zoom call for a graduate class a couple of times because I would lose service. Other than that, everything was wonderful!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Hotel Manager, Owner at Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Brooke, Thanks for the stay and the encouraging feedback. We welcome your valuable comments and suggestions for improvement. They are important to us.We will take effective actions to resolve all of them to the best of our efforts. Customer satisfaction is important to us. Hope you will give us another opportunity. Sincerely, Hotel Manager.
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Ecalarese wrote a review Mar. 2021
Boston, Massachusetts5 contributions3 helpful votes
The king room with a regular shower and ocean view is not worth $174 a night. I feel we might have been a bit hoodwinked during the check in process as we walked in from a long drive to check availability. Check in was lengthy due to computer issues and a not so skilled attendant. The room itself is fine, but for that price there should be ceramic coffee mugs not paper. The view is ocean, but also a busy highway! I would not recommend and would not stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Book online for a better price
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Response from Hotel Manager, Owner at Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest, I have taken note of your comments and have shared these with our team for review. My apologies for the inconveniences howsoever. All required steps are being initiated to ensure that these are resolved to the optimum standards. Despite your disappointment, we hope you will return to stay with us again. Request your understanding and future consideration for visit. Sincerely, Hotel Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$115 - US$330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ocean sands beach hotel saint augustine, ocean sands hotel, ocean sands motel
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSt. AugustineVilano Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Sands Beach Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Tasting Tours (4.8 km), Painting With a Twist (7.6 km), and Escape U (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crave, Uptown Scratch Kitchen, and The Hyppo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Sands Beach Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Jail (3.5 km), Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (4.3 km), and National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios (3.8 km).
Does Ocean Sands Beach Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Ocean Sands Beach Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.