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Set amid an incredible landscape of beautiful beaches, historical sites, and old-world charm, Southern Oaks Inn is the premier destination for spacious, pet-friendly accommodations and top-tier hospitality in the Ancient City. Make your reservations at our inviting St. Augustine hotel today.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,049 reviews
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Southern Oaks Inn stands out for its homey, clean ambiance, with guests frequently commending the spotless rooms and grounds. It's nestled in a prime location that travelers love for its easy access to attractions and convenient shuttle services. The Inn's value is often praised, although a few guests have raised concerns about unexpected fees. Service here is noteworthy, with a hospitable staff and pet-friendly policies that contribute to a welcoming atmosphere. While the rooms are celebrated for their comfort, some visitors mention minor maintenance and noise issues.
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Maria C wrote a review Mar 2021
Apopka, Florida1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Checking in was fast and easy; the map & directions to our room as simple to read. When I opened the door to our room, it felt clean and fresh, not stuffy & stagnant. Out of curiosity, I checked the AC filter; it was clean, like brand new clean. The floors were wood laminate and tile in the bathroom. While the room was small, they used the space well. The room had a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee machine, iron, blowdryer, and hangers. We had plenty of clean towels & pool towels ready on the beds. The beds were comfortable, a little on the soft side (which I liked), and the pillows were GREAT; memory foam or something; it wasn't the cheap polyfill pillows. I don't usually sleep well on trips, but I slept so well for two nights. Room 233: 2nd story, near the stairs, view of the pool, parking lot & Picolata Rd. The included buffet-style breakfast offering: pancakes, home fries, ham/sausage, scrambled eggs, grits, cereal, fruit, milk, juice, coffee, and Coffee-Mate brand creamers.

We chose this location because it was just 1.5 miles from Historic District Parking & minutes to the beach. While the shuttle was operating, I decided to drive.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Bldg 2 facing Picolata Rd have pool views
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Response from Heather Antolak, Sales at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us!
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ToriWiley wrote a review Jul 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Southern Oaks worked very well for us during our 2-3 days stay. It's located where it is a straight shot down the road to reach downtown.
Our room was clean and had everything we needed, bed and shower clean and pleasant. The room was also very welcoming for our little four legged family member, and with a big, fenced in, newer dog area right outside our door, we found this hotel to be very pet friendly, which is important for dog owners like ourselves.
Large beautiful lawns, flowers all around to enjoy, very nice designated smoking areas, laundry, ice and vending machines are available. The pool was clean and very comfortable, great place to hang after a lot of walking in town. Breakfast was tasty, kitchen staff was also very friendly. We really appreciated how Guest Services stayed in touch with us via texting during our whole stay and the crew on duty was very friendly and attentative and quick to help. Would recommend Southern Oaks Inn without hesitation!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Southern Oaks, Marketing at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Aug 5, 2020
We're so happy to hear that you had a great stay! And that all of the amenities were up to your expectations. Please come see us again soon, we'd love to have you back. :) Best Regards, -Guest Relations Department
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Frank O wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Saint Lucie, Florida81 contributions64 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled with my husband and two dogs and this motel was perfect. Two floors, we were in 118, a king room with a couch, flat tv, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hair blower, iron and iron board. Bed very comfortable and room clean. Yes this hotel has a designated dog run so my dogs were happy campers. Location was good and a a van is provided free of charge to take you into Old St. Augustine, just a short ride away. Breakfast was really great, real scrambled eggs, potatoes, french toast, ham, pancakes, cereal, oatmeal, juices, fruit. Free parking and wifi. A CVS and Walgreens are right across the street as well as a BBQ joint. This place was perfect. I recommend if you have a pet you will be very comfortable here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from soaksinn, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Jan 6, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback about your stay. We love being a pet-friendly hotel, and are so happy to hear you recommend us to other pet-friendly travelers. We're also thrilled to hear that the room, bed, cleanliness, dog park, location, shuttle, location and breakfast were all highlights of your experience. I recommend following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as we regularly share new specials and packages that might be perfect for a return visit! We would love to have you back. Also, we have some awesome additions in store for our pet-friendly travelers in 2020 - stay tuned! Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year, -Guest Relations Department
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Robert P wrote a review Dec 2020
Port Wentworth, Georgia3 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't understand all the good reviews on this motel. it's very average. it's not in a convenient location and the staff was very unhelpful to us. They could not answer the easiest questions. We were looking for a seafood restaurant on the water and they could not direct us anywhere. we also wanted to know the best way to get around town - either drive and park in town or pay for one of the trolleys and they couldn't answer that question. We also asked if there was any discount coupons for the attractions and they told us no, this was not true. They claim to have a shuttle to take you from the hotel to down town , well the shuttle you have to pay for they never mentioned this when we were booking the hotel. we tried getting the Shuttle twice and we were told there was too much traffic and they cannot bring us to town. the room was clean but the mattress was horrendous. you actually felt the springs in your back. The free breakfast was pretty good but the pictures of the hotel make you believe they have a restaurant on premises this is not so. You're better off staying 5 miles out and paying less money and taking the trolleys or rent a hotel room in the middle of town because you will spend the extra money on parking anyway if you stay at this location. The website makes you believe they're convenient to town actually it's about a 40-45 minute walk to town if you wanna walk it I am parking in town is not cheap or easy to find so take that all into consideration. Numerous times the staff told us they were new and that's why they could not answer our questions. If you go to the visitor center in town there are all kinds of discounts for the attractions that the hotel should have known about.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Don’t stay here
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Response from Southern Oaks, Marketing at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Dec 20, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our hotel. I would like to apologize for the issues you experienced with your questions not being answered. We will be sure to take your feedback and use it to better train our staff to prevent these kind of issues. I have also passed on the other issues you mentioned in your review to the proper management team to see what we can do to fix them. Have a wonderful day. - Guest Relations Department
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Frank L wrote a review May 2021
Sheffield Lake, Ohio34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I spent 2 nights here. Staff was friendly, checking in and out was easy. The room was clean. Mini fridge, microwave, ironing board , iron and hair dryer were there. No charge for parking.
The outdoor pool was very nice.
Hot breakfast was good, first morning they made pancakes, scrambled egg, sausage and cheese grits.
2nd morning was French toast, scrambled egg, scrambled eggs with pieces of bacon and cheese grits.
There also was bread for toast, waffle maker, bagels, small muffins, juices, coffee. The eating area is a large room. They split the guests into 2 groups for breakfast so as not to make it crowded: 1 st group breakfast was 7 to 9 then 2nd group 9 to 10:30.
This hotel is 4 minutes from the Ponce de Leon fountain of youth park and the National Shrine of our Lady le Leche. Both of these places are a must when you visit St. Augustine.
About 10 min. from the downtown district.
I recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Heather Antolak, Owner at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Jun 4, 2021
Hello Frank! Thank you for leaving a 5-star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff, and breakfast were highlights of your stay. We love our town and are thrilled that you loved St. Augustine as much as we do! We hope to have you back soon! :) - Guest Relations Department
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Beverly T wrote a review Oct 2020
Charleston, South Carolina65 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
what a wonderful place to stay. We received a 40% through T mobil freebie Tuesday. They were prepared with masks, SD, soap dispenser, towels the works.
Full cooked breakfast, the grounds were hugh, dog park, pool and we traveled to St. Augustine and the beach.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Southern Oaks, Marketing at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Dec 20, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, and for posting a review following your recent visit to our hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you again the next time your travels bring you back to the St. Augustine area. Sincerely, Guest Relations Department
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blbg2020 wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at the Southern Oaks Inn. They have very friendly and efficient staff, great room service and breakfast, and even a dog park for our special buddy! We will definitely return. This hotel is very well kept up and in a great location to all the attractions in the Historic District with an easy shuttle ride. We can highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for great accommodation in St. Augustine. :-)
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Southern Oaks, Marketing at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Dec 20, 2020
Thank you for leaving a 5-star review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff, room, breakfast, dog run, and our shuttle service were highlights of your stay. We hope to have you back soon! :) - Guest Relations Department
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Krojas236 wrote a review Oct 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
From arriving to the location greeted by front desk Eloisa she had my reservations ready to go. She gave me all the information I needed for my stay. Room was amazing no complaints at all , they even text us to see how everything was going and when we needed extra towels they were at our door in less than 5min. The trolley is only $3.00 and takes you to your stop. This place is amazing and we cant forget there breakfast. I will definitely recommend staying there dont think twice.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Southern Oaks, Marketing at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Dec 20, 2020
Thank you for choosing to stay with us while in St. Augustine. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Heloisa. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Guest Relations Department
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sarah711 wrote a review Apr 2021
Aiken, South Carolina281 contributions64 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
One night stay, king room #168, back of hotel, first floor. The hotel is in a good location and the price was fair considering nearby properties. Room was mostly quiet since it faces the back parking lot instead of the front highway. The room smelled great, laminate wood floors, not tiny. Everything seemed clean but my feet were very dirty after walking on the floors, so they weren't as clean as they looked. Bed was okay but the sheets felt like polyester. Roomy walk-in shower, average water pressure and the provided body gel in the wall dispenser seemed watered down. TV worked well. Free breakfast was good and friendly attendant.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Heather Antolak, Sales at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Thank you for your review! We are continually trying to improve and we will continue to strive to do so! Come see us again!
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Samantha S wrote a review May 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
After having a horrible experience at an inn around the corner from this establishment I am happy to report that this establishment had far exceeded my expectations. The front desk gentleman (Lucas) was very polite and professional. He managed to get our room clean and ready before check-in time and notified my husband when our room was ready. Lucas has risen the bar in hospitality and more facilities should follow suite. The room was spotless and still smelled clean. We learned that each room was being deep cleaned after each guest and that made me feel much better about sleeping in an hotel with this covid-19 nonsense goin on. I used to work as head of housekeeping in the past and was thrilled to see our room spotless. After getting home my husband called to speak with the general manager (Mike) to tell him about our experience. Mike was available to speak with my husband right away and was receptive of our only criticism which was the mattresses could use some updating. Aside from that I will be visiting this Inn again and highly recommend that your money be spent at this establishment. Thank you so much for setting such a high bar Lucas and making us feel right at home from check in to check out!
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SOI-Marketing, Guest Relations Manager at Southern Oaks Inn
Responded Jun 18, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you have a bad experience at another hotel. We take great pride in providing all of our guests the best experience at our hotel that we can. It brings us joy to hear that you're stay at our hotel had exceeded your expectations. I will be sure to pass on your compliments to Mike and Lucas. We hope to see you again soon! Best Regards, Guest Relations Department
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opinion2468 asked a question Feb 2024
New York City, New York26 contributions40 helpful votes
Wha us your cancelation policy
Answer from Tom T
Key West, Florida97 contributions60 helpful votes
Their cancellation policy is pretty well covered on the web site. I’ve moved a reservation a day or so on several occasions and no penalty.
Answer from momul
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina13 contributions5 helpful votes
You catch the shuttle right outside of Southern Oaks, and it’s just a five-minute ride down to the Visitor Center. It’s very convenient.
Answer from Mikefjo
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida3 contributions
Yes you can.
Answer from SOI-Marketing
7 contributions3 helpful votes
The minimum age to check in at our hotel is 21.
Answer from Michael O
2 contributions
The fee has been reduced. The shuttle is no longer free at this time as we could not guarantee the availability. The shuttle is offering a reduced fee for our guests of 3 per person. vs the normal 5 per person.
Happiness18901859989 wrote a tip Apr 12
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very nice staff. The shuttle service was awesome. "
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Meander43053642891 wrote a tip Apr 12
1 contribution1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great value, pleasant stay."
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Greta S wrote a tip Apr 11
5 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Watch for hidden fees."
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tradeya wrote a tip Apr 11
Guelph, Canada68 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quick drive to the Old Town Trolley tour. "
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Tonya T wrote a tip Apr 9
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request linen service each morning of your stay if you want it."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
124
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Oaks Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Oaks Inn?
Nearby attractions include Oldest Store Museum (1.2 km), Old Jail Museum (1.2 km), and Fort Menendez at the Old Florida Museum (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Oaks Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Oaks Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Oaks Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Oaks Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Oaks Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brisky's BBQ, Creme de la Cocoa, and Schooner's Seafood House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Oaks Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Southern Oaks Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Oaks Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Old Jail Museum (1.2 km), Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (2.5 km), and National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios (1.6 km).
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