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    Magic Beach Motel

    50 Vilano Rd, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084
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    “neon lights” (12 reviews)
    “great retro” (10 reviews)
    “retro feel” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband and I stayed at this motel for a weekend beach trip. Loved the retro room and the motel is well maintained and clean. Beach is just across the street. Can walk to publix grocery store and great dinning. Vilano is our favorite spot...More

    Thank Jennifer R
    Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

    Jennifer, Vilano is a beautiful beach. Although much publicized in recent years, it is still a silent jewel. Thank you for your review and looking forward to having you back!

    Reviewed 6 August 2017

    We had a great stay at this quaint restored 50's motel. The room and grounds were extremely clean and the breakfast was amazing. Yes, the room was quite small, but that's how most motel rooms were back in the day. The owners are very friendly...More

    Thank M. S
    Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

    Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the quaintness of our hotel. We have kept it as original as possible with modern conveniences. We get compliments on our breakfast regularly ... we want to...More

    Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

    This was a surprise treat! Our room was small, but loved the retro feel! We had a big, mini-fridge (bigger freezer than most), table with chairs, fantastic bed, small closet, and functions bathroom. I am a stickler about cleanliness and I will say this is...More

    Thank Ginny B
    Management response:Responded 29 July 2017

    Ginny, Thank you so much for your review. I will forward your comments to the house keeping staff. They appreciate recognition for their efforts. Breakfast is like the morning social. It's nice to hear the guests sharing their activities and making recommendations of venues and...More

    Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

    This place was great! We loved our stay here! We spent 4 nights! Staff was very friendly and rooms were clean and the decor was beachy! Children loved the neon lights (I did too😊)! Pool was very nice! Very short walk to ocean!!! Breakfast each...More

    Thank Wendy C
    Response from magicbeachmotel, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach MotelResponded 23 July 2017

    Wendy, So glad you enjoyed your stay. Our motel is quite unique as it is one of the few "Old Florida"motels still in operation. Our neon lights are frequently topics of conversations as well as photographed. I will forward your comment regarding the pillows to...More

    Reviewed 13 July 2017

    Loved the retro feel of this small motel just steps from the beach. Check in was easy, breakfast served each morning was nice, more of a coffee and danish kind of thing. Plenty of room, with two separate bedrooms, bath and a small kitchen. Perfect...More

    1  Thank SHAWN B
    Management response:Responded 15 July 2017

    Shawn, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. I am in full agreement the proximity to the beach is very convenient to have.

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    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$93 - US$164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #3 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 24
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    • St. Augustine >
    • Vilano Beach
    • Also Known As
    • Vilano Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
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    .34 km away
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    5 March 2017|
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    Response from magicbeachmotel | Property representative |
    Our motel is not beach front. However, we are but a short walk to the beach. The sidewalk in front leads right to the beach, so it is not necessary to walk across any major street to get there. Fortunately, we did not get... More
    3 May 2016|
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    Response from Mark R | Reviewed this property |
    There is plenty to do in the area, St Augustine is Amazing. We stayed in a Jacuzzi (Jetted Tub) suite. Very nice, clean and big enough for 2, the kitchen was complete but basic and small. With so much to do in the area... More
    Linda H
    10 April 2016|
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    Response from atlantajulie2015 | Reviewed this property |
    As others have said, there is another facility between this hotel and the beach. However, it's so close there's still a beach-side feel and you can have your feet in the water in a minute or two walk. Can also walk to... More
    Room Tips
    "Loved our room called the "Bermuda Triangle""
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    "Look at rooms on website. Pick the one you like."
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    "There are other hotels in Villano Beach that were a better choice. the beach is very nice."
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    "Free and quick shuttle to downtown with a trolley pass."
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