$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 1, 2015 Check-out: Jul 2, 2015

Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
View map of 530 A1A Beach Blvd., Saint Augustine, FL 32080

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
73 reviews
Great

staff and amenities were all you need. The stay for two nights was perfect. And since it was first... See full review

  • BG No. 1
  • May 12, 2014
A quick weekend getaway

A friend and I were looking for sun and she suggested St. Augustine. I found this hotel and I don't... See full review

  • Steve360
  • Mar 3, 2014
The Castillo Real, an Ascend Collection hotel, is an upscale boutique hotel featuring the award winning La Cocina restaurant and magnificent Mediterranean design situated on 2.2 lavishly landscaped acres steps away from the Atlantic Ocean beach. The hotel offers whirlpool suites and luxury suites. Some rooms have ocean views. All rooms feature pillow top mattresses, free high-speed Internet access, terry cloth robes, duvet covers, vanity mirrors and chairs, and refrigerators. Property features include a three-story atrium lobby with marble floor, glass enclosed vending areas, a full-service breakfast area, three fountains, outdoor pool and hot tub.

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Sauna
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
FAX
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
In room movies
Iron

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
73 out of 73
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe.237
Business
Davie
Jan 15, 2015

Quiet Getaway

The room was clean, the staff were nice and the location near the beach was perfect. The proximity to the historic section of the city was nice. The only regret was that we didn't have more time to enjoy it!

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

Business

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
L.Carela
Business
Savannah Ga
Jul 5, 2014

Great Stay! Would recommend to Families or Romantic Getaway

Great Staff, Amazing Room with a Jacuzzi and a ocean view that we were not expecting. only about a 10 min Cab Ride to Down Town St Augustine

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Get the Breakfast coupons or walk across the street to Café 11 and get your breakfast

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BG No. 1
Business
FL
May 12, 2014

Great

staff and amenities were all you need. The stay for two nights was perfect. And since it was first time in St Augustine's it made the visit worth it

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

La Cucina.

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vicki RN
Business
North East, Maryland
Mar 9, 2014

Just OK

I guess the website built my expectations too high...I was expecting the hotel to be on the beach which their photo implied. It was close to the beach, about 1/2 block away so it wasn't a huge problem. Our room was spacious but really dark with a "view" out of a small window of the parking lot. Because it was rainy we were stuck in the room for a bit. The bed was too soft and both my husband and I ended up with backaches. The shower is large and was very nice. The restaurant,, La Cuchina, was lovely though we understand they are not affiliated with the hotel. I thought the price was high for what we got.

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

Business

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve360
Business
Newport RI
Mar 3, 2014

A quick weekend getaway

A friend and I were looking for sun and she suggested St. Augustine. I found this hotel and I don't think I could have made a better choice. The Spanish style, the professional and fun staff, the amenities, the pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and the food, oh the food, incredible. The location was far enough away from the tourist area, congestion and traffic, unless you wanted it. A block to the expansive beach made a morning walk, after a great breakfast was a ritual.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The food is great. Beer and wine only but plenty of choices.

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
surf yearner
Business
NYC
Feb 11, 2014

castillo real the real deal

For someone who wanted both beach walking and St Augustine and who had a car, this hotel was a very pleasant choice indeed. The beach was a short walk..say a minute, away and St augustine a short drive...say 5 minutes. Of course, parking in St. Augustine is its own problem, but that is not the problem of the hotel. Breakfast is not included, which is not a particular problem for our lifestyle, but might be a value problem for others. They do have a prix fixe breakfast arrangement with the on site restaurant, and our one breakfast there was very good. On the 4th floo are two exercise machines, weights (1 5 pound weight missing), a steam room and sauna....The decor was warm, fun and pleasing. In general I was quite happy.

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

Business

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
John and Judy K
Business
Brunswick, GA
Jan 25, 2014

Buyers Remorse

After we made our reservation we called the hotel to request a room with the best view of the ocean and they were very helpful. We stayed from Friday night to the following Monday. The room was pretty ordinary and if we were not on the fourth floor we would not have seen much of the ocean. As it was we had to look between the beachfront condos between the hotel and the beach. Or room refrigerator did not work when we arrived. The first two times we requested it be looked at maintenance came and turned some knobs and told us to wait to see if that worked. They finally replaced it after the third request. That was on Sunday afternoon. We asked that our room not be cleaned each day, except for clean towels. That didn't happen until we caught one of the cleaning staff in the hall and swapped out our own towels. Our room was an oversize, king bed with a whirlpool tub. The hotel description said robes were supplied. There were none in our room. After three requests we finally got bathrobes that were ratty and frayed all around the edges. At $200 a night, with taxes and all, this hotel is not what we expected.

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

Business

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Will Travel light
Business
Miami Beach
Jun 10, 2013

an ok hotel

The hotel is clean and the room was spacious. The personnel nice and friendly. Steps from the beach. The only complain? The shower pressure very weak and it was difficult to wash off all the soap from your body.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Try Casa Maya good organic fresh mexican food.

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KenRN
Business
Pittsburgh Pa
Jun 6, 2013

Super Relaxing

Staff very courteous, we arrived at 1130 well ahead of check in time , they gave us a card for pool access and a parking pass to park on lot , took our cell phone number , called me from the beach when room was ready ( was in room at 1 pm ) very happy !

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat at the Sunset Grill !

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Health Inspector
Business
Talladega, AL
May 15, 2013

Best surprise on my vacation!

This is an older hotel which has been remodeled. The pics were not updated when I selected the hotel as a stop over our vacation down to disney. I was very surprised!!! The staff was great and the rooms were very nice and clean. I expected a 2 or 3 star place from their web entry, but was surprised to find at least a 4 star. Their restaurant was top line and the location cannot be beat!! Right next on the beach!

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

Business

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