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Melrose, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I stayed here for two days for spring break and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. We stayed on the second floor with a beach view. Sitting on the balcony was so relaxing! The staff is amazing and so helpful. The room was clean and maintained well during our stay. If you are wondering if this is...

1Thank xxamberislovexx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this place as we were going to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall about 20 minutes north of here so we expected nothing more than a place to sleep. We were right across from the ice-maker and next to a room with kids so we were awakened in the early AM by both. It is across the street from...

Thank Renice J
Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay was very pleasant! From the moment we got there, we were greeted by friendly staff at the front desk. He took the time to make us familiar with where our room was located, he helped us with certain attractions in the area, and he even took the time for restaurant recommendations!! Our room was quaint and clean. We...

Thank Roger D
Christmas, Florida, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stay at Ocean Sands because of the location on Vilano Beach and the restaurants that are close by. The hotel is slowly being updated but could sure stand new carpet and furniture in the rooms. All three staff members that we spoke with were friendly. You have to be on the second floor for a view of either the...

Thank 106PatS
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for five nights while visiting St. Augustine. Pros - right across the street from the beach, dogs are allowed on the beach (take poop bags), fewer tourists, clean rooms and ultra-friendly staff. Cons - rooms need updating, cannot close the bathroom door with the toilet seat down, breakfast is all carbs. Some updates may be underway...Hurricane Matthew just came...

Thank clwslark
Bedford, Texas
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This hotel provides beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels to enjoy its private beach just across the highway. The staff provided tips and hints on how to make the most of our day. They arranged pickup service by the Red train to tour St Augustine. We arrived with an issue with our car. Spencer suggested a local repair shop where...

Thank jlmgwm
Fort Edward, New York
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had so much fun we extended our stay. Friendly employees, fast easy check in. Breakfast in the morning was Great! We stayed on a first floor pet friendly room, it was a great room for us. Plenty of trails to walk my dog. We didn't use the pool but it looked great, a bit smaller than in the pictures....

Thank liznhummy
Pompano Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Traveling to southern Florida we stopped at the Ocean Sands Beach Inn. We visited this Inn a year ago for a few days on the way home from a couple of months in Florida and enjoyed our stay. The inn is located across US A1A from the beautiful beach. Inn is clean and well maintained, the staff is very friendly....

Thank Mountian33
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via 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.

Thank GJKemp
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via 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.

Thank Patricia B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 Hwy, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1723
Region: United States > Florida > St. Augustine > Vilano Beach
Price Range: ₹ 8,118 - ₹ 15,058 (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
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Vilano Beach
#4 Romantic Hotel in Vilano Beach
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“We were in 103 on the bottom floor which was on the street. Maybe the second floor would have an ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Free breakfast is In a very small room, take back to your room. Great view of the ocean from ocean view rooms on second floor (no elevator)”
 of 5 bubbles Mountian33, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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