$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 22, 2015 Check-out: Mar 25, 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
144 reviews
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
Weekend in at Howard Johnsons

The weekend started out with my knees hurting at a number 10 level and also locking. The staff... See full review

  • SGT Keith
  • Sep 8, 2014
Budget St. Augustine lodging across from the historic Fountain of Youth
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.
Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • The Old Town Trolley and sightseeing trains stop on site
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.
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.
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

 

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

 

Policies and fees
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.

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

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.

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Guest Reviews (144)

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

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
57 out of 144
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4
Value:
3.3

58% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Lesson learned serniors
Business
Nashville, TN
May 6, 2014

Don't stay here

We booked room for 3 days and checked out next morning would not refund money! room was dirty, bath room was about the size of a closet including shower. Knees hit sink when sitting on toilet. Wanted to sleep in car. Found another HJ at 2535 state rd 16 was good and would recommend.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk or drive but don't stay here!!!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Maurem
Business
Brasil
Apr 15, 2014

Good

Good location, good price and breakfest is good, has fruits and yougurt

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
georgiangel
Business
georgia
Apr 14, 2014

great place or an over night getaway

Room was clean and comfortable and auites me just fine

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Magnificent1
Business
Orlando, FL
Jan 15, 2014

Jan 13

Staff was friendly, room was average for a short overnight stay, price seemed high, but you pay for location. Tour Trolly stops in parking lot (very convient) you can buy a 3 day tour ticket for $23 at the desk. Considering limited and paid parking in areas of sightseeing interest, it is a good deal. You can get on and off at one of 22 tour stops.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
VickeC
Business
Boise, Idaho
Jan 6, 2014

I would pass

The room was average but didn't feel clean. The bathroom was very small and there was no sink counter space. The bathroom did not look clean and everything was old. I was glad to leave. This was the worse hotel we stayed in during a 3 week road trip.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If going to the Lighthouse or Castillo de San Marcos go when they first open to avoid the crowds.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
georgiangel
Business
georgia
Sep 23, 2013

good get away spot

great location...it is within walking distance of everything...museums...sights...restaurants...everything....loved the convenience of not having to fight traffic for short trip back and forth

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

great location...it is within walking distance of everything...museums...sights...restaurants...everything....loved the convenience of not having to fight traffic for short trip back and forth

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Germammaw
Business
Titusville, FL
May 14, 2013

Queen Beds Accessible Room

I did not get to stay in the room; I ended up in the hospital. However, my husband and one granddaughter did stay in the room. They said that there was no refrigerator in the room. When I looked back at the reservation and the original hotel information, I saw that there is a difference in the "accessible" room versus the regular queen beds room. I expected at least a refrigerator in the room, and there is usually a microwave in rooms at other hotels we have stayed in. I did not show a preference in rooms, so it is my fault for not noticing that a refrigerator was not included. I think that the hotel listing was misleading about this. Since the stay was just one night, it was not a problem. I just think the hotel should clarify the way they list the amenities.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jean.
Business
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mar 30, 2013

Perfect Location to see Old St. Augustine

Enjoyed the room and the St. Augustine sight-seeing trolley stops in the hotel complex. Will come back to stay and use the trolley. Wish the pool had been heated as it was to cold to use in Feb.

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

Business

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pdf Orlando
Business
Orlando, Fl
Jul 29, 2012

Wonderful location

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and fresh. Pool and jacuzzi in good clean condition. Very close to two specific attractions and the trolley stops right in the hotel's parking area to take you to all other attraction areas. Close to Villano Beach by car. We highly recommend this hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk out back entrance and turn left. Down the block is the entrance to the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Historic St. Augustine FL

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kathylm
Business
merritt island Fl
Jun 10, 2012

Motorcycling Florida

The Hotel is a little run down. The Beds were very comfortable. It was a long walk to Historic area, and transportation was quite expensive if your only staying one day or have multiple people you have to pay for. The staff was very nice. If you plan on visiting the historic sites take alot of money, everything cost to enter.

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

Business

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