$57 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 12, 2015 Check-out: Jul 15, 2015

Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

2 stars
View map of 137 San Marco Ave, I-95 Ex 318 & SR 16E, St Augustine, FL 32084

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
158 reviews
Great Hotel in Saint Augustine

We stayed at this hotel for the weekend, and its condition and location cannot be better. Highly... See full review

  • ARL
  • Apr 17, 2015
Wonderful, nostalgic stay

The Howard Johnson Motel brings back many memories of classic motor hotels from my youth. The motel... See full review

  • Babs
  • Feb 3, 2015
The Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL hotel is in the heart of the St. Augustine downtown historic district. The sightseeing train and trolley cruise through the grounds to see the magnificent Old Senator, a 600-year-old oak tree. Purchase tickets in the lobby for the tours that stop outside. The Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL hotel boasts newly-upgraded and renovated rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a free continental breakfast. Most historic St. Augustine sites are within one mile.
Rooms
Among the 73 upgraded guest rooms at the Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL hotel, chose from standard rooms with one king, two queen or two double beds. Non-smoking rooms, Family-style suites with two separate sleeping rooms also are available. Every room at the Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL hotel is on the first floor for easy access. All rooms feature a coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave and hairdryer plus free high-speed wireless Internet access and a TV with HBO.
Property features
The 600-year-old live oak tree on the grounds of the Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL hotel stands as a remarkable testament to Ponce De Leon's discovery of La Florida in 1513. In addition to the downtown St. Augustine shops and restaurants that are within walking distance, historic attractions Mission of Nombre de Dios, The Old Jail and Florida Heritage Museum also are close by. Cool off in the swimming pool in the afternoon after a long day of activities. Parking, wireless Internet and weekday newspapers are complimentary.
Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • The Old Town Trolley and sightseeing trains stop on site
Nearby attractions
  • Fountain of Youth archeological park (across the street)
  • Mission of Nombre de Dios (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Castillo de San Marcos (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Spanish Quarter Museum (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm (2.7 mi/ 4.3 km)
  • Vilano Beach (3.7 mi/ 5.9 km)
  • St. Augustine Premium Outlets (6.6 mi/10.6 km)
  • World Golf Village (14 mi/22.5 km)

 

Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • 800 square feet of meeting/banquet space accommodating up to 60 people
  • Executive board room with conference table and high-back leather chairs accommodates up to eight people

 

Transportation
  • Jacksonville International Airport (51.9 mi/83.5 km)
  • Daytona Beach International Airport (57.3 mi/92.2 km)
  • St. Augustine sightseeing trolleys and trains stop on site

 

Policies
Pets are NOT allowed in this hotel. A cleaning fee of $100 USD will be charged automatically to your account if pet is taken in room. Service dogs are allowed with proper documentation or proof. Free parking. If you are in a non-smoking room, should you or your guest smoke in your room, a cleaning fee of $175 USD will be charged automatically to your account. Thank you for your cooperation.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Latitude 30: 24.4 mi
  • Alhambra Dinner Theater: 28.6 mi
  • Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park: 32.5 mi
  • Jacksonville Municipal Stadium: 34.7 mi
  • EverBank Field: 34.7 mi
  • The Jacksonville Fire Museum: 34.7 mi
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial: 34.9 mi
  • Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena: 35 mi
  • Museum of Science and History: 35.2 mi
  • The Florida Theatre: 35.4 mi
  • Big Talbot Island State Park: 35.6 mi
  • Little Talbot Island State Park: 35.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville: 35.7 mi
  • Huguenot Memorial Park: 35.9 mi
  • Kingsley Plantation: 37.6 mi
  • Latitude 30: 24.4 mi
  • Alhambra Dinner Theater: 28.6 mi
  • Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park: 32.5 mi
  • Jacksonville Municipal Stadium: 34.7 mi
  • EverBank Field: 34.7 mi
  • The Jacksonville Fire Museum: 34.7 mi
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial: 34.9 mi
  • Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena: 35 mi
  • Museum of Science and History: 35.2 mi
  • The Florida Theatre: 35.4 mi
  • Big Talbot Island State Park: 35.6 mi
  • Little Talbot Island State Park: 35.6 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville: 35.7 mi
  • Huguenot Memorial Park: 35.9 mi
  • Kingsley Plantation: 37.6 mi
  • JAXPORT Cruise Terminal: 38.1 mi
  • Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail: 41.1 mi
  • Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary: 43.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
158 out of 158
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.5

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bill H.
Business
Flowery Branch
May 5, 2015

Look for Cleaner updated Hotel

Nice location but Hotel is in desperate need of updating. Good place for some college kids to stay for a few days but if your traveling with wife and family then find a nicer/cleaner hotel as this one is dirty and very run down. The area itself is pretty cool with lots to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ARL
Business
Gainesville
Apr 17, 2015

Great Hotel in Saint Augustine

We stayed at this hotel for the weekend, and its condition and location cannot be better. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
restless travelers
Business
canyon lake
Apr 6, 2015

great location

Everything about this hotel is as described. THE only problem was the carpet, its was gross. Everything else about the HOJO was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thomas D Jr.
Business
N/A
Feb 10, 2015

Very satisfied!

Hotel was older, but kept up very well. Staff was pleasant and very helpful. In close to the tourist area of St. Augustine and prices were very reasonable compared to other hotels in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Babs
Business
Lorain
Feb 3, 2015

Wonderful, nostalgic stay

The Howard Johnson Motel brings back many memories of classic motor hotels from my youth. The motel is beautiful. The rooms are clean. The location is great, just a walk away from the Fountain of Youth. The Old Senator is worth the trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mrs. Chi
Business
N.C.
Dec 3, 2014

Great trolley stop/HOLLY JOLLY TROLLEY TOUR

Small but clean continental breakfast has you bumping elbows in the lobby, while waiting on one of the few(2-person) tables available (PS-NO WAFFLES) ! Rooms recently painted the other week;but baths need caulked better.HOLLY JOLLY TROLLEY TOUR with singing and lights,but is the same route as in the daytime. PS-to get out of the parking lot away from the bumper-to-bumper nighttime traffic, take a right out of the main lot;left at the stoplight,go left, then circle back to the historic district.Public pkg.behind Lightner museum/Casa Monica if you want to shop,eat tacos, or hear music/drink on St.George St. (free parking after 5p.m. in St. Augustine). ENJOY!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Free (unmonitored) public parking in St. Augustine after 5 p.m. (Confirmed by the locals and the city park lot monitors).

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SGT Keith
Business
Humble, TX
Sep 8, 2014

Weekend in at Howard Johnsons

The weekend started out with my knees hurting at a number 10 level and also locking. The staff helped me in everyway they could. The staff was friendly and polite. I stay in a non-smoking room about 80 % of the time. The TV had 39 channel and all of the channels that I like to watch. the History Channel and CNN are two of my favorites. The room was very clean and quite. The bed was comfortable. The staff placed me in a room closed to the office, so I would be very close to the free Continental Breakfast. the Continental Breakfast was very good. I also had free Wi-Fi. A positive stay and I good forward to my next stay at the Howard Johnson Inn-Historic St. Augustine 137 San Marco Ave. Thank you.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
VLAClark
Business
Lakeland, Florida
Jul 10, 2014

Average

It's in an ideal location with both of the St. Augustine tram companies having a stop at the hotel, well, really, motel. The staff was friendly, but I think the cleaning crew needs to be fired and they need to hire someone who actually dusts. Luckily, I only stayed one night so I didn't have to worry about getting in the shower. It looked clean enough, I guess, though. The walls looked nice enough, except for the paint splotches that didn't match because they were trying to cover up holes in the wall. It's an old structure so it's actually in good condition considering that. There is a free continental breakfast which consists of toast, bagels, cereal, hard-boiled eggs, and yogurt. Also, your choice of apple juice, orange juice, coffee, or the milk they have to put in the cereal. If you are looking for a good deal close to everything, this is your place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

I really suggest getting a deal from one of the tram companies. I used the Red Train because of the deals I wanted to get, but it depends on what you want to do while you are there, too. It beats walking or driving everywhere - plus you get an insider view to things you wouldn't get otherwise.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christi7109
Business
St. Augustine Florida
Jul 1, 2014

Overall average but you get what you pay for

Our stay at the Howard Johnson in st. Augustine Florida was overall good. The carpet needed cleaning and I wish the bathroom was bigger but you got what you paid for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Down town was less than .3 miles. We walked around after the beach everyday and enjoyed looking into the various shops.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
MimiK
Business
Space Coast
Jun 21, 2014

Howard Johnson St. Augustine

Great location! Clean!...very clean! Friendly and helpful staff!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Barincle Bills...best seafood ever!

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