$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 14, 2015 Check-out: Apr 17, 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

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

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
144 out of 144
Amenities:
3
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

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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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
frugal but fun
Business
Canton, NY
Apr 17, 2011

Great location

Fantastic location! Right on the edge of the heart of St. Augustine. Most tourists do (and should) travel by trolley. As there is a historical site (a 600 year old live oak tree)in the middle of the courtyard, you can hop on the trolley just outside your door! The included breakfast has alot of variety. All yor imenities including a safe, hair dryer, microwave, frig and all toiletries. The rooms need updateing and the lobby is smelly but it is a well rounded hotel at a great price.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

For 6 bucks, don't miss the tour of the Flagler college (formerly the magnificent Hotel Ponce de Leon. Amazing! And a GREAT place for lunch is at the bottom of the former swimming pool at the former Hotel Altazar. Very elegant and incredible food in a unique setting.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
In-house Traveler
Business
Orlando, FL
Apr 6, 2011

Spring Break 2011

The room was very clean and spacious. The location was perfect, close to all the places of interest (walking distance). The staff was very cordial and attentive. Facilities are children and handicap friendly. Excellent! I will definately stay there again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Historic Attractions

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
summerfield,florida
Mar 29, 2011

great location

great room great location great food great time short walk to everything

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

white lion

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