$63 Avg/night
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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

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

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
157 out of 157
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.5

69% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dianis
Business
Lakeland, Fl
Jul 5, 2011

Awful hotel!!!!

I was suppposed to stay 2 nights and we left the next morning. The room had an awful smell at urine and smoke. Unable to have a good night sleep with such a strong smell. Don't stay at this hotel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Disgusted Customer!!
Business
Tampa Florida
Jul 5, 2011

DISGUSTING!!!!!!!

This was the most disgusting place we stayed in. The sheets were nasty, the place smelled of mold, and on top of it all the walls next the beds had so much water damage, that you can literally put your finger through it. My whole family could not even breath in the room. When we complained to the management,they sat there and tried to defend it. We were suppose to stay two nights but after the first night, we just could not stand it. We went someone where else and spent another $129 on room.I advise anyone to totally avoid this place.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Miami, FL
Jul 4, 2011

Just OK

the hotel is well-located in St. Augustine. It's big compared with others hotels and has plenty of parking. The room was ok, the bathroom looked outdated and a bit dirty.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Largo, Florida
Jul 2, 2011

Rooms rather small

Close to the historical district. Nice pool and jacuzzi. Room a little cramped for a family. Tiny bathroom. Continental breakfast OK. Clean. Adequate for the price.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nebraska
Jun 29, 2011

Hotel fine, staff lied

Hotel location and offerings were fine, no complaints. Stayed as part of a vacation with family. Had issue with staff member that they would not resolve so left with a bad feeling about the stay.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mechanicsville,VA
Jun 24, 2011

not even

this motel is no where close to a 3 star 1 1/2 at best. it is very old not kept up well and the staff was not helpful. the pool had so much chlorine in it my daughter could not swim. NOT a good motel at all even for the price.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
KISSIMMEE, FL.
Jun 22, 2011

WONDERFULL CONVENIENT LOCATION

WE MOSTLY WHERE OUT SITE SEEING, THERE WHERE SOME FLYS IN THE ROOM THAT WHERE BITING US. THE ROOM NEEDED TO BE AIRED OUT MUCH EARLIER

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

ALL THE ATTRACTIONS,MUSEUMS AND RESTURANTS WHERE CLOSE THAT IS A PLUS.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Emmaus, PA
May 17, 2011

worked for us

we stayed at this hotel for one night. It worked pretty well for us. We attended a wedding reception in downtown St. Augustine which was a 3 minute drive from the hotel. There was nothing special about the hotel, but the location was nice.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Long walk or short drive to all the shopping, dining and entertainment.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Cocoa, FL
May 17, 2011

A place to put your Head

Room was ok, but you get what you pay for right. It needed some TLC.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Clairsville, Ohio
Apr 26, 2011

Howard Johnson Inn - St. Augustine Fla

What an ideal spot to start your visit in St. Augustine! The Inn is an older Howard Johnson's motel, but very clean and has everything you may need. Continental breakfasts were good. But best of all were the surroundings. The beautiful 600 year old oak tree adorned with spanish moss hanging from the limbs, was a splendid attraction to the old-world, Spanish motif of the motel. Directly behind the motel was a beautiful street lined with more of the oaks with spanish moss hanging on either side of the street - almost forming a cathedral like setting, with a beautiful old mansion at one end of the street. About a half block in the other direction is the Fountain of Youth. The best part - you could walk there if you so desired! Also close by is the Old Jail, where you could hop on the town tour trolley. The trolleys tour the entire old historic district of the town, stopping at interesting points of the town. Each trolley company has seasoned, knowledgable tour guides giving information along the way. Tourists may get off and on at all the different stops in the town, and tickets are good for several days. I was able to enjoy a wonderful organ concert at the Flagler Presbyterian churh, caught a concert by the Flagler college singers at the Grace Methodist Church, Lightner Museum, enjoyed many of the restaurants, the bridge of the Lions, took in Anatasia island, beaches, Flagler college,the Castillo of San Marcos, and so much more. St. Augustine is a beautiful city - so full of history, architecture, cultures, and so many things to do. I will defintely return to see some of the things I missed. The motel is situated in an ideal part of the old historic district, and some of the surrounding restaurants are within walking distance.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Make a list of things you can do close by, or take a ride throughout the whole town on the trolley and then decide where you want to stop first. Some of the attractions/tours are at certain times of the day - do those first, then give yourself time to the other attractions close by to tour at yourown pace.

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