Plan your next trip in the nation's oldest city by booking at the Sleep Inn hotel. We are located between historic downtown Saint Augustine and Saint Augustine Beach, within one mile of attractions including:St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, The Bridge of Lions and St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Several other are destinations are also nearby. Walk to one of several dining options, or take a free shuttle to the St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains. Guest rooms feature flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards. Suites with microwaves, refrigerators and whirlpool tubs are also available. Additional amenities include: free hot breakfast,free wi-fi, free local calls, free newspaper and free coffee and tea. Access to our outdoor pool, hot tub, spacious work areas and free copy and fax services is also provided.
Company Info: Rating: 1.80
Address: 601 Anastasia Blvd., Saint Augustine, FL, 32080
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1. Mihae L.
I actually had a pretty nice stay here, contrary to the one lone review on Yelp (there are actually a lot more reviews of this place on TripAdvisor, but I'm writing my review here).
The desk clerk who checked us in was a young gentleman who was actually very friendly. He asked if we preferred a room on the first or second level. My bf and I looked and each other and shrugged our shoulders, and laughed while saying it didn't really matter to us. The gentleman looked over some of his options and said he'd give us a room on the second level overlooking the pool area. He handed us a folder with some necessary welcome information (I really thought this was a nice touch). Included inside, which I so appreciated, was our Wi-Fi username and pw information. And yes, the internet did work the ENTIRE time, which I needed for classwork while on vacation.
When we got into our room, I was pretty impressed with how it looked. I wish I had snapped some photos, but this is the one of the few places I didn't snap any photos of while here. My bf looked out the hotel window to see what our view looked like, then vehemently urged me to take a peek, as well. I drew the curtain back, curious to see what he was talking about, and saw a super obese couple completely getting it on in the pool and grinding up against one another (they were the only ones there and probably didn't think or care that others may look out their windows and see them). Anyhow, I'm sure the guy at the front desk didn't mean for us to see THAT view of the pool when he appointed our room for us, but you can be sure we didn't look out our hotel window anymore after that or go to the pool for that matter. Our curtains stayed drawn and closed.
Anyway, moving on.
Our room was clean. I was impressed with the room for what it was -- a Sleep Inn, which only cost about 60 bucks a night, in a great location. It's central to the attractions of Saint Augustine. On one side, you have the beach. On the other side, across a short bridge, you have the downtown area. This was an awesome area to be in. I used my Choice Privileges card for this stay.
The breakfast was pretty good for the accommodation (please remember this is a Sleep Inn, not some fancy resort). There was a variety of cereals to choose from (my bf had the Fruit loops), coffee, orange juice, apple juice, pastries, yogurt, bagels, oranges, and probably a few other food groups I'm forgetting. It filled us up and got us started for the day.
Now onto the part about checking out. The desk clerk that was there was not the male gentleman we had seen and dealt with upon checking-in, but instead, was a really nasty red-headed woman with an awful attitude. Perhaps the prior review is speaking of this woman? She really seemed sour about life and sighed while checking us out. She was the same woman who on our second day, we merely wanted to ask her to point us in the direction of the beach, and she almost bit our heads off. My bf pointed out that might have been because she had a "Stepped away from desk" area, but clearly, if you're still at the desk, people may not see the sign and ask you a question! Or if you hate dealing with people so much, put the sign up, and run for your life, away from the desk, as quickly as your legs can scurry you, before someone approaches! She seriously was a sourpuss. She had the same demeanor when checking us out of our hotel. Basically, she hates her life and her job, and it shows. I guess I really didn't care too much about this, since she treated everyone the same -- like crap -- and it wasn't like she was singling us out of the crowd. In my book, this is better than racism! But that's another story... Besides for her though, if you're able to get the blonde haired guy at the front desk, you're likely to get way better service.
Based on my personal experience, I would recommend this place as an affordable and clean place to stay in while visiting Saint Augustine. Just don't pay any mind to the grouchy lady and don't take her attitude personally. Maybe she has issues going on in her life, and if she treats everyone that way, it really isn't a personal issue.
17/04/11 | Link
| Rating: 4.0
2. Olivia T.
No. Never again. We had to find a room last minute and this looked clean. Our first room REEKED of smoke. We asked to be transferred. We were moved into a room that was closer to the smoking rooms, which reeked even more. Went back to the first room, turned the bathroom fan on to try to pull the smell out. The walls are paper thin and the linens have the aroma of smoke. if you are a non-smoker, DONT stay here.
Also-no discount was offered for the inconvenience. The woman at the front was pretty unapologetic, and when I complained, she said the same thing I'm saying about the smell "everything on the second floor smells like smoke since that's where the two smoking rooms are" Excuse me? She KNEW about the problem and didnt warn us BEFORE taking my payment? That was crap. Terrible customer service.
25/01/13 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
3. Jonathan M.
This is pretty bad.
-No wifi or cable the 3 days I was there.
-Didn't clean the toilets properly prior to us checking in
-Room door is not aligned with frame so lots of hallway light pours in.
-Breakfast is atrocious. Coffee is the worst coffee I have ever had in my life. Also, it's not labeled so you don't know if it's pouring decaf or not and asking workers gets you a different answer as to which is which. Bacon, biscuits, gravy, and everything else is terrible.....but free.
-Light fixtures have a mix of fluorescent and tungsten and that annoys me.
-I think I saw the front desk worker there a total of 2 times. Checking in and checking out (after waiting 5 minutes or more). No one was ever there.
08/07/14 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
4. Julie T.
I would love to give this a 0 star review. This was bad.... The room had no cable (when cable was advertised to be provided) and no wi-fi (when the sign just outside the hotel says free wi-fi to guests)...NOT.
I am 99% sure this hotel got me sick. The first night I slept here my throat started hurting immediately. The next night, it was even worse. I couldn't even sleep I felt so sick. And the drive home was horrible and so was the next day.
The coffee tastes like newspaper and cardboard, and the dispenser doesn't even tell you what type of coffee you are getting....(it's either red or black....What does that mean?!). Nothing you do to the coffee will make it taste edible. The eggs at breakfast are gross, and the only thing that was decent here were the biscuits and the cereal (since it was most likely packaged).
Upon checking out, there was no one at the counter and I got fed up waiting so I asked my hubby to see if he had any better luck.
08/07/14 | Link
| Rating: 1.0
5. Amy M.
This hotel has the smallest pillows ever on a king size bed. I asked for more or some different ones but was told no, didn't have any others. Also very bad coffee and a super slippery shower. No non skid strip at all. Paid premium weekend rates for a sore neck.
05/01/15 | Link
| Rating: 2.0