$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 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
72 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
Great place to stay

Hotel exceeded expectations. Comfortable beds, nice up to date rooms, quiet air conditioner, and... See full review

  • Thomas O.
  • Aug 10, 2015
  • Beach (across the street)
  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Lightner Museum (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • Fountain of Youth archeological park (6.4 mi/10.3 km)
  • General In addition to relaxation on the beach and by the pool, guests of the Castillo Real, an Ascend Collection hotel work out in the fitness center that includes a treadmill, stair stepper and stationary bike plus soothing sauna and steam room. Order breakfast
    Location
    The Castillo Real, an Ascend Collection hotel welcomes guests to unwind just 200 steps from the ocean. Mediterranean design and eclectic décor take cues from Florida history, with Spanish, Moorish, Romanesque and Gothic flourishes. Past the three-story lo
    Dining
    • Daytona Beach International Airport (56 mi/90.1 km)
    • Jacksonville International Airport (57.7 mi/92.8 km)

     

    Rooms
    The Mediterranean scheme continues in 60 beautifully-appointed rooms and suites at Castillo Real, an Ascend Collection hotel. Some look out to the ocean, while others offers views of the swimming pool or landscaped grounds. Admire marble and granite accen
    Nearby attractions
    • Outdoor swimming pool
    • Dramatic Mediterranean décor with three-story atrium lobby
    • Short drive to downtown historic St. Augustine
    • Rooms include make-up vanity and beautiful views
    • Fitness center with sauna and steam ro
      Transportation
      Romantic and family-friendly beach hotel with pool near St. Augustine

       

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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.

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

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.6
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
Thomas O.
Family
N/A
Aug 10, 2015

Great place to stay

Hotel exceeded expectations. Comfortable beds, nice up to date rooms, quiet air conditioner, and large shower. Only negative is the thin walls. We had one issue with noisy neighbors our last night, but the hotel staff handled it well. It's right off of the beach (maybe 70 yards from the sand). Pool area is also really nice. Since the hotel has a restaurant, they don't offer any kind of free breakfast, only vouchers for a $8.50/ person breakfast entree. Coffee was good every morning, just wish they had a complimentary danish, muffins, and fruit. I would definitely go back to this hotel.

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

Family

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sandy C.
Couples
Austin
Jul 31, 2015

Nice Place

Nice place, seems like it i independently owned. The rooms were comfortable and not far from the local attractions

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

Couples

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Desi Derata
Couples
Shelbyville
Jun 30, 2015

summer getaway

The hotel was quiet, and the hotel staff was friendly. The room was as advertised, except the 'partial ocean view' was almost non-existent. Coffee and water were provided for guests, but there were no complimentary breakfast items. Wi-fi was free for multiple devices, which was a big plus. Replaced carpet in hallway without any notification to guest room, creating an uncomfortable situation. One small restaurant on site, that was average on the food we ordered, with service that was less than average.

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

Couples

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joe.237
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
L.Carela
Couples
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:

Couples

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
Couples
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:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

La Cucina.

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vicki RN
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve360
Couples
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:

Couples

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
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
John and Judy K
Couples
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:

Couples

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