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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Our recent visit was great. Hotel is across the street from beach. Rooms not modern but nice beds comfy. Breakfast included as well as all beach equipment . Staff all great and pool was nice. Close to St Augustine and the great restaurants on the inland waterway. Inn was clean and a pleasant surprise we will be back

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1Thank Maureen F
Franklin, Indiana
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I took my mom on a short trip to St. Augustine FL as she had always wanted to go. This was the perfect place for us. Nice location. Clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly and courteous staff. I couldn't have asked for a better place.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Away from the crowd! Situated on Coastal Highway, Ocean Sands is a smaller two story motel with pool and doggie friendly too! Dogs allowed on the beach right across the street, but must be on a leash or you will be fined! Small patios off each room as well....

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1Thank laxlga
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Even though its not a 5 star hotel, we were definitely treated like we were staying in one. Not only is it in a great location to go to the beach, but the staffing is truly amazing. Spencer was awesome, courteous & also gave us wonderful recommendations. We will be staying here again in the future and recommend it.

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1Thank ImaFooodie
Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visited this motel for a one-night stay and loved it so much we are already planning a return trip. The room we had was clean, quiet, and tastefully decorated. Beds were excellent. This hotel sits across the street from the ocean so it was very convenient to go to the beach. They also have a swimming pool. The staff will...

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1Thank FlounderPro
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Love love love this little gem! Quaint, clean and almost, practically on the water! Love having my private balcony facing the beach...with NO obstructions! Love staying here and will definitely be back!

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Middleburg, Florida
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed here they are pet friendly, all the pet friendly rooms are on the first floor, I would recommend a room facing the pool and not the beach as we heard traffic all night long through the sliding glass door, the A/C was very loud and kept me up all night, It is a older place, but has been...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Cozy little hotel, right on the beach. We traveled with young kids (ages 4 and 9) and they loved the pool (which was centrally located to all the rooms in the hotel). Quick drive to tourist parts of St. Augustine, and a Publix right down the road. The staff here was WONDERFUL! We never felt uncomfortable asking for anything, from...

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Levittown, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Basic inexpensive hotel for a quick overnight stay and a day at the beach. No elevator for someone like me who is disabled and stairs are quite difficult. I had no idea there was no elevator and they could not accommodate us with a first floor room. The rooms and the pool are in desperate need of an upgrade or...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We found this place as a spur of the moment, last minute deal on New Year's Eve. The room was very clean and the bathtub was nice. I think all rooms come with the garden tub/jacuzzi (I would call ahead to confirm). The front desk host was friendly and even provided us with a list of places to bring in...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ocean Sands Beach Inn is the only ocean front 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 bathroom, carpeting, bedding, flat-screen TV's, K-Cup coffee makers, and much more. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Sands Beach Inn

Address: 3465 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Region: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine > Vilano Beach
Price Range: $113 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Sands Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Ocean Sands Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
Ocean Sands Hotel
Ocean Sands Motel
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#4 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
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“The room we had was on the 2nd floor. Nice view from up there. No elevator, only stairs.”
  • View from 2nd floor looking out back at the pool.
 of 5 bubbles FlounderPro, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dont get a roo facing the beach, the traffic is very LOUD.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertZ214, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you want a great view of the ocean make sure to pick on the second floor ocean side!”
 of 5 bubbles tinas627, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front rooms have a good view”
 of 5 bubbles ymspeller, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Odd numbers face the sea, 2nd floor probably the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles EdnaC, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
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