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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is Great! loved the old art deco style and painted murals in the room. It was clean and comfortable with a wonderful location right by the beach within walking distance to Publix and some restaurants. It was also just a short drive over the bridge to old St. Augustine. We had good conversations with Zoe at the front...

1Thank Melbourne122013
magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for complimentary review. We strive to please our guests and positive comments are always appreciated. Glad you commented on our breakfast. It is a hardy one!

Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I have lived in St Augustine for 12 years and we have stayed here at least 5 other times over the last 8 or so years. Sometimes with children, sometimes with pets, sometimes with both. A few weeks ago, after packing up my StA home of 12 years to move up north, my husband checked for availability online for the...

2Thank AMcKinney7571
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Last minute decision to get out of town for Christmas led me to find this little gem! For last minute, and holiday weekend, very great price! Loved the location, far enough away from the crowds, but close enough for a nice walk over the bridge to downtown!! (If you like walking) The staff were all really welcoming!! They have a...

2Thank Maria G
magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to hear how much our guests enjoyed themselves. We strive to provide the most positive and comfortable stay. Looking forward to a return visit from you and hearing from your friends!

Sebastian, Florida
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My son and I stayed here on a Saturday night. It was quiet and close to down town. Also there are a number of Ingress portals that you can hit from the rooms. A+. The beach ad a large Publix are within walking distance. They were very accommodating of my son's service animal.

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

We are very glad you, your son and his service animal, enjoyed the stay. Visitors come here primarily for the beach and are very pleased with our location and all the community has to offer.

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This was my second time staying in this hotel. Two years ago, it was amazing. This time not so much. I had to switch rooms which required an hour wait. The first room was terrible, new room was much better. Musty smell but clean. Went for dinner and cocktails and returned to room around 1am and key card wouldnt work....

Thank CheriWardell
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is our goal to maintain the rooms as clean and comfortable as possible. Being in such close proximity to the beach the humidity is sometimes noted. Vilano Beach is beautiful and it is always a pleasure to hear that it was enjoyed by our guests.

Reviewed 15 November 2016 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...

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.

Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

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!

Rzeszow, Poland
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...

1Thank 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.

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...

2Thank Patrick B
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.

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

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: RM521 - RM887 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles cklb0349, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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