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Howard Johnson Inn Historic Saint Augustine

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff was efficient but not very friendly. Bathroom in lobby had no toilet paper or paper towels. Oranges at breakfast were rotten. For the price the hotel was adequate but would not want to stay for a long period of time.

Plus--Very clean, good beds, ok location, wifi decent. Minus-- Tourist cable cars turn around there ringing bells and loud parking lot noises due to motel format; cable tv (dish) awful both days

Tub drain clogged with hair. Sink drain mechanism broken.

Nice location,nice clean rooms,service excellent i loved I come back soon

2 hours in to staying at the hotel I saw cockroaches so I checked out immediately

Good hotel for overnight stay. Breakfast is so-so.

Check in was a breeze and the night manager (Ahmed) was extremely helpful and professional. The hotel looked old, but the rooms were clean and beds were comfy. Good price and good location for a meeting I had to attend. For a continental breakfast, they had a pretty good selection.

The staff and the parking was the only thing nice about this place, booked a king size bed, when we arrived they were doing construction in the room next door so I asked for another room, they did accommodate us by putting us in a family suite because of the king size bed but we couldn't sleep on the bed it was so hard, I mean major hard, anyway we slept in the double beds, which were okay, the room was big, kinda clean, just needs to be update.

Nice place to stay close to all the amenities in San Augustine.

Nothing to say regarding this hotel.. Not what I expected.

Staff, location and cleanliness of hotel are fine. Facilities are "tired" and need to be updated

Great location for walking to downtown. Wonderful staff! Very informative about sights. Mel is a delight! Comfortable beds. Lots of breakfast choices. Quiet. Bathroom is tight; my only fault of the room.

best part was that it was close to so much - Ripley's, the Old Jail, the fort, the old town shopping area - we walked everywhere

The only thing nice about this hotel is the location. Upon check in the clerk asked me to go to the room she was flicking me to see if there was anyone already using it. If it was unoccupied I could take that room! Once we got into our room the bathroom was disgusting! Dirty wash clothes hanging from the shower curtain rod, dirty towels on the floor. The bathtub was black! I complained but was told there were no other rooms! I asked for a refund but they denied me saying I had to call orbitz because I made my reservations through them. I am on Day 4 trying to get my money back. The manager is never available! Stay away.

The overall property, if you are looking at an average one, is very good compared to the cost and the location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast could be better. I would definitely stay there again.

Clean rooms, friendly staff, ample parking, and free variety continental breakfast.

The room was clean and nicely decorated. We had 2 beds. 1 was terrible. The carpet was filthy and made the room smell.

Orbitz incorrectly advertised the room and when I called to confirm room arrangements the orbitz agent was also mislead

We stayed in a family suite, room 122. We found the room to be very, very dirty. There are numerous stains on the carpet, smudges of dirt all over the wall beside on of the beds, and the bathtub floor is stained very dark. Part of the bath tub plug mechanism was sitting on the edge of the tub and the chain lock on the door to the room literally fell right off the wall. The mattresses are rock hard. Drawer on nightstand in back bedroom is broken and hanging down. Reddish/brown stains visible on pillow of back bedroom. We arrived late at night and immediately put our tired children to bed. In the morning, after walking on the carpet barefoot for about 2 hours, the bottom of our feet were black from the dirty carpet. Due to a family emergency we checked out and returned home that first morning. Had that not happened, we would have checked out and gone elsewhere for the remainder of our vacation. Needless to say we will never stay at this hotel again and cannot recommend anybody stay there.

Location is good, breakfast is decent , beds really uncomfortable and the a/c doesn't work good.

137 San Marco Ave St. Augustine FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park and Castillo de San Marcos
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast on weekends
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is within a 5-minute walk of Howard Johnson Inn Historic Saint Augustine while other popular sites like Castillo de San Marcos are within a 15-minute stroll. This 77-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in central St. Augustine and also close to Lightner Museum and Flagler College.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is offered on weekends.


Rooms

Howard Johnson Inn Historic Saint Augustine's 77 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 39-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson Inn Historic Saint Augustine enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Inn Historic Saint Augustine

Everyone (21) Couples (58) Business (4) Family (56) Friends (23) Other (6)
3

good trolley stop

Everyone

Staff was efficient but not very friendly. Bathroom in lobby had no toilet paper or paper towels. Oranges at breakfast were rotten. For the price the hotel was adequate but would not want to stay for a long period of time.

By , from south carolina on Sep 6, 2017

3

cable and cable car

Everyone

Plus--Very clean, good beds, ok location, wifi decent. Minus-- Tourist cable cars turn around there ringing bells and loud parking lot noises due to motel format; cable tv (dish) awful both days

By on Sep 1, 2017

3

good location

Everyone

Tub drain clogged with hair. Sink drain mechanism broken.

By , from Florida on Aug 23, 2017

5
Everyone

Nice location,nice clean rooms,service excellent i loved I come back soon

By , from nashville,Ga on Aug 22, 2017

1

cockroaches in the room

Everyone

2 hours in to staying at the hotel I saw cockroaches so I checked out immediately

By on Jun 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

I am sorry we failed to meet your expectations during your stay. We do have a weekly pest service and try to avoid any occurrence of this nature. If you would like to email us direct we would be happy to discuss this and I would like to make sure this does not happen to another guest as well. Thank you for your feedback.

3
Everyone

Good hotel for overnight stay. Breakfast is so-so.

By on May 28, 2017

4

friendly and professional staff

Everyone

Check in was a breeze and the night manager (Ahmed) was extremely helpful and professional. The hotel looked old, but the rooms were clean and beds were comfy. Good price and good location for a meeting I had to attend. For a continental breakfast, they had a pretty good selection.

By on May 7, 2017

2

not for me

Everyone

The staff and the parking was the only thing nice about this place, booked a king size bed, when we arrived they were doing construction in the room next door so I asked for another room, they did accommodate us by putting us in a family suite because of the king size bed but we couldn't sleep on the bed it was so hard, I mean major hard, anyway we slept in the double beds, which were okay, the room was big, kinda clean, just needs to be update.

By , from Sebring, FL on Apr 29, 2017

4

nice hotel close to the center.

Everyone

Nice place to stay close to all the amenities in San Augustine.

By on Apr 22, 2017

3
Everyone

Nothing to say regarding this hotel.. Not what I expected.

By on Mar 24, 2017