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    Magic Beach Motel

    50 Vilano Rd, Vilano Beach, St. Augustine, FL 32084
    (904) 342-3705
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    Overview
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    “neon lights” (13 reviews)
    “retro style” (7 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    1 - 5 of 293 reviews

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We’ve stayed at Magic Beach twice and I am not a huge fan of all the neon lighting and tackiness, but this hotel is absolutely fantastic. The hotel was the set of a show back in the day. The rooms are basic but have everything...More

    Thank Courtney B
    Response from Remy J, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Courtney, So glad to hear you really enjoy our hospitality. We get a number of positive comments on the breakfast we offer. Not your typical continental breakfast. The heated pool is nice with this slightly cooler temps. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Clean, modest and in a great location. Reasonably priced for a 2nd floor, king bed efficiency with partial view of ocean that is wonderful. The people who own the hotel are warm and friendly and the continenti breakfast was better than average. Warm biscuits and...More

    Thank Natalie C
    Response from Remy J, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review. We receive many compliments for our breakfast spread. Not your typical continental breakfast. I will pass your compliments to the staff and hopefully we will see you again in the near future.

    Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

    We had a good time in this Mid Century Modern hotel. It’s updated but retains the 1950s charm. Steps to the beach, shopping and restaurants. A short ride over the bridge and you are in St.Augustine. The breakfast is simple. Coffee, muffins, cereal, yogurts and...More

    Thank Nikonmaster2010
    Response from Remy J, Guest Relations Manager at Magic Beach MotelResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your review. We make every attempt to maintain the Magic Beach as original as possible. It is one of a few retro motels still in operation. Looking forward to having you back!

    Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 25 August 2017

    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 5 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

    About
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    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • 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
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 91 - US$ 174 (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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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Florida >
    • St. Augustine >
    • Vilano Beach
    • Also Known As
    • Vilano Beach Hotel Saint Augustine
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    susankelly51
    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
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    CHERYL A
    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
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    Linda H
    9 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
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