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Ocean Sands Beach Inn

3465 Coastal Highway, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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  • Vilano Beach
    0.2 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 1 week ago
Another Great Stay
We spent New Years Weekend at Ocean Sands. This was our 2nd... more
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Leicester,MA
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went there to check out for friends to stay. Immediate smell of mold and mildew upon entering. Rooms very small and cramped. I did not recommend this place at all and would never stay there. That was my personal choice.

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Thank GJKemp
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We spent New Years Weekend at Ocean Sands. This was our 2nd visit this year and both were exceptional. The hotel is very nice, across from the beach and 10 minutes from downtown St. Augustine Very clean, friendly staff and serves a nice continental breakfast. Also very happy that they have pet friendly rooms.

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Thank Patricia B
NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view on the ocean side is fantastic but I liked the other side as well. We always stayed on the first floor and loved it. This time the second floor, a big mistake. We loved that even more. Now when we return what will we do! For bikers there is a shoulder but cars are very fast. I recommend...

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Thank Daniel S
Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just left sadly this morning. This is the second year that we have stayed here. We stayed five nights. Lisa (at front desk) is awesome. She made it possible to have the type of room we wanted for all five nights. She went out of her way to help a guest look for her car keys. She was willing to...

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1Thank CruiserIllinois
Palm Coast, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great boutique property if you plan to visit both St. Augustine and north if there toward Ponte Vedra beach area. Beautiful location and priced for comfort and convenience for beaches shopping and eateries

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1Thank Patrick W
Kentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were passing through St. Augustine and wanted somewhere with an ocean view. The hotel is old and very run down. The "continental" breakfast was a joke. Even the yogurt was frozen and unable to be eaten. The area in which you eat was so small it was barely able to accommodate our family. The ice machine...

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Thank Mommyx05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, renovated, quiet, excellent service. Staff friendly & helpful. Small hotel - only about 30 rooms. Directly across the street with private beach access. Continental breakfast, but coffee available 24/7.

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Thank Linda H
Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here the Wednesday and Thursday nights (less expensive rates) before Christmas for a getaway before going to my aunt's home a few hours away for the holiday. I've wanted to visit St. Augustine and this was perfect timing. I looked up other similar-priced hotels in town, but I really wanted to be on the ocean....

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2Thank JodiSokosza
Jacksonville, Fl
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My friend & I stayed here in room 211 on 12/17/16. We were very pleased. The room was comfortable, clean and had a great view of the ocean. It had a Jacuzzi tub, Keurig coffee maker, small refrigerator/freezer, flat screen tv, hair dryer. Bed was good and A/C worked fine. Breakfast was a basic Continental style, cereal, fruit, waffle maker,...

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2Thank DZJaxFl
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We are from the midwest and wanted to stay somewhere on the beach to see the sunrise. Ocean Sands Beach Inn fit the ticket. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was far enough from downtown St Augustine but close enough to get there in minutes. We loved the beach and had no trouble crossing the road but we...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • 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
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: RM352 - RM1,651 (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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“Rooms facing the street upstairs would get a ocean view. Rooms facing the back get a pool and open view looking towards the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles CruiserIllinois, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront 2nd floor”
 of 5 bubbles DZJaxFl, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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