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Auckland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was nice being next to the beach. Accomodation was as expected for the price. There was a mildew smell in our room but the room seemed clean. Breakfast was basic but a nice touch. The beach was lovely and not crowded so that was great.

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37 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This motel is situated in a great location, it's very close to Vilano beach, a Publix supermarket, a great restaurant and is just a half hour brisk walk away from the oldest city in the USA. I got the impression that it was under new ownership as the hosts were perhaps rather over attentive. The room was clean and tidy... More 

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Thank Redmic99
magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

I appreciate the good things you said about our motel. Hurricane Matthew took a toll on Magic Beach and the clean up has been quite an on-going process. Fortunately, hurricanes are not common to St Augustine and perhaps you will reconsider staying with us on your next visit. More 

Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are very clean. If you like retro, this is your place. Steps away from the beach, can't beat the price. I will definitely be back! Room was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was huge. Store and a couple of restaurants also in walking distance.

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Thank tinstarlady
magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to hear our guest enjoyed their stay. Thank you! More 

Rzeszow, Poland
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71 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had reserved a 3rd flr ocean view balcony at Oceanview Lodge. Hurricane Mathew struck. I should have cancelled my reservation. But I listened to the woman who answered when I called to find out that indeed they were still closed two weeks later. They did not call me. She said she could move my reservation to the Magic Beach... More 

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1 Thank CatinRzeszow
magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Ms Rzeszow, Vilano Beach was badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew. We tried our best to honor our reservations. Magic Beach does have ocean view rooms but not like those at the Ocean View. I apologize for any misunderstanding and will advise my staff to be more descriptive should a similar situation occur. More 

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were supposed to stay at the Hampton Inn across the street. But due to hurricane Matthew closing the Hampton we decided to stay here instead. With the neon signs and bunnies jumping out of the hat I would have to admit I was a little nervous. We were supposed to have a room with one queen bed and one... More 

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magicbeachmotel, Public Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Patrick, We appreciate you taking the time to review our facility. I am glad we exceeded your expectations and hope you will stay with us again. More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Our original stay was supposed to be at the Oceanfront Hotel, but it was under renovations due to Hurricane Matthew. So, our reservations got changed and we stayed here instead. We paid $129 + tax for each night we stayed. The first room thety gave us reeked of mold. The second room had about 20 or so large lawn trash... More 

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magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Tanya, I'm sorry you had a less than pleasant experience during your stay. Hurricane Matthew did significant damage to Vilano Beach and our facilities. The clean up has been a challenge. We did our best to honor reservations and accommodate our guests. Our Ocean View Motel is now operational and we hope you give us another chance. More 

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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived late around 10:30pm, but there was a number on the door and we called and we checked in. We really liked the nostalgia of this motel and the room was very clean and newly renovated with a very nice kitchenette.

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magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Kayla, Thank you for your review. Vilano Beach is a beautiful area and we strive to provide a most positive experience for our guests. Hope to see you back! More 

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42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I been here 3 times I love St Augustine and is a really good price walking distance from the beach super duper clean and include breakfast free parking .. what else can you as for ? I went las year for Xmas and i have the sweet and also was good price a king bed with a queen and a... More 

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magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Fernanda, Thank you for your review. It's always great to hear we are doing a good job. Hoping to see you again soon! More 

Acworth, Georgia, United States
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was my family's first trip to St Augustine and we wanted to stay on the beach. We opted to book the Magic Beach Motel because it was half the price even though we couldn't see the beach from our room. It didn't bother us because the price was so great that it allowed us to do so much more... More 

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2 Thank Kelsey W
magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Kelsey, It is wonderful to hear you and your family enjoyed your trip to St Augustine. Thank you for staying with us. Good to hear you enjoyed our breakfast every morning. We strive to provide a hearty and fresh start to the day for our guests. Our pool is heated for year round use. Hoping to have you back soon! More 

Hardin, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was our family trip, and we absolutely loved it. The front desk staff was excellent, the room we had was huge, the bathroom was large and very clean, beds were comfortable, we had a balcony that we were able to set out on the evening, walking distance to the beach, pool was nice, breakfast was good. I almost don't... More 

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magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Matt, Thank you for staying with us and it is delightful to hear you appreciate our guest service. Don't worry, this "great little spot" will be here when you come back again and again! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Magic Beach Motel

Address: 50 Vilano Road, Vilano Beach, Saint Augustine, FL 32095
Region: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine > Vilano Beach
Price Range: RM482 - RM728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Magic Beach Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Vilano Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
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“Look at rooms on website. Pick the one you like.”
 of 5 bubbles V811HPchristinew, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are other hotels in Villano Beach that were a better choice. the beach is very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles pjp3912, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Free and quick shuttle to downtown with a trolley pass.”
 of 5 bubbles joheyOregon_Ohio, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the second floor if you want a room with a full bath.”
  • you can see the beach off in the distance behind the city park and parking lot...not on the beac
  • we had to pay extra to have a bathtub...the jets were filed with black scum/mildew
  • dead bugs in the window sill....also found a dead bug in the bathroom
 of 5 bubbles BGJensen, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms on second floor have ocean view.”
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