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Magic Beach Motel in Saint Augustine, FL

Magic Beach Motel in Saint Augustine, FL


Enjoy a retro experience like no other, with all of the modern conveniences of a five star resort. Each cozy room has been completely renovated and updated. Located just five minutes from our historic downtown Saint Augustine; Vilano Beach is known for it's beautiful, clean, family friendly beaches.


Company Info:

Rating: 4.67

Address: 50 Vilano Rd, Saint Augustine, FL, 32084

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    Comments (9):

    1. Julia F.
    Love this place! Remodeled rooms, nice, clean, friendly service, at the beach, very reasonable. Like renting a one br apt with a bed in the living room. has a full kitchen. Yummy breakfast place next door. Sweet!

    20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    2. Steve C.
    Great location - right next to the beach, and a block away from a Publix with plenty of great little restaurants nearby. Also not far at all from downtown St. Augustine, so it's really easy to head into downtown at night after a day at the beach. It's fairly no-frills, but if you're coming to a beach motel, you're not staying in your room anyways! My room was clean, the staff was courteous - I had no complaints whatsoever and would certainly come back again.

    28/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    3. Ed P.
    A charming place with great beach access and a quick ride to the historical. district.

    26/09/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    4. Maggie W.
    We really loved this hotel! Found it on a whim, checked Trip Advisor and took the advice to book a tower room. It's literally a few steps from the beach and a walk to a handful of restaurants and shops; the rates aren't bad, either. Best of all is the quaint character. I refurbed 60s motor inn, be prepared for glorious neon and retro furniture in the dining area. The room was unique and comfortable and the jacuzzi tub was a big plus. Breakfast is really pretty decent for "continental." Hard-boiled eggs, bagels, hot and cold cereal, and an assortment of pastries and juices. Coffee was unexpectedly good, too. The pool is small but nice and the place was really quiet. Owners are nice and very responsive, too. I almost don't want to Yelp it because I'm afraid it will be booked when we want to go back.

    28/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    5. TJ M.
    Awesome little place. I took a chance and trusted the reviews below, and they are spot on. This place is perfect. No complaints what-so-ever. We will definitely be back.

    Also the continental breakfast is the best I've seen.

    29/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    6. Lisa M.
    We had a GREAT stay at this motel.  All of the reviews are right on.  Clean, retro, nice owners, good breakfast, nice heated pool, close to the beach, Publix, Puccini's Italian Restaurant...and not far from historic St. Augustine.  It was a very peaceful and relaxing stay and we plan to come back again.

    02/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    7. Shane C.
    We were visiting St. Augustine and this motel was the best part. After many years, and many miles, and many cities of Comfort Inns, and Howard Johnsons, and whatever else, we just got tired of them and wanted something with a little uniqueness. Cool Neon lighting at night. King size bed, cool retro bathroom tile. Micro kitchen and fridge. And walking distance to the beach, Publix, and some restaurants. The shuttle to St. Augustine picked us up right outside. Pretty good price. I recommend this place to people who are looking for something colorful vs the blandness of chain hotels.

    26/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
    8. Melanie B.
    Finding the Magic Beach Motel is like stumbling across a time warp. It is a gem that appears to be from the 50's or 60's and looks like so many Florida motels looked back in the day. The room itself is pretty small but very clean with a small fridge, microwave, small kitchen type table with two chairs, and  a coffee maker. Each room has ocean themed murals painted on the walls. What helps to make this motel awesome is it's location. It is actually located in Vilano Beach just a very short drive away from the touristy hustle and bustle of St. Augustine. And just about 1 minute walking distance away is a FABULOUS beach that is perfect for watching the sunrise. (And a surprisingly good number of people do). There are lifeguards stationed there during the day. The motel also has their own pool.
    If there is one small downside, it would be that there seems to be a small staff so therefore if you try to contact them by phone there isn't always someone there to answer the telephone. But messages and emails are usually returned in a reasonable amount of time.
    I will ALWAYS stay there again whenever I am in the area.

    20/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
    9. Kevin L.
    Had a great stay. Retro .clean .nice. Great breakfast nice pool and love the neon lights Close to beach and stores. And pet friendly.... Will be back soon. Nice relaxing place to stay

    04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0