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Howard Johnson Inn Historic Saint Augustine

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I don't think they even vacuum here. Front desk staff is rude. We asked for late checkout and they said we would have until 12:30. Then they turned the water off on us. I never knew of a hotel to do this. Toilet seat had pubes on it, shower had scum on the handle, ironing board was filthy, pillows had stains on them and the carpet was absolutely disgusting! Plenty of other cheap hotels around there to stay at that are a lot cleaner.

The hotel is located on the northern edge of the downtown district. The buildings and interiors are dated but clean. Beds are comfortable and there is a good HVAC system as well.

The rooms we have the first night was in very bad condition even the front area but we talk with the manager and He give us a better rooms

Is ok for the price my room was clean and the location was perfect .You can walk to the fort and shops.

Ceiling stains from roof leaks, smoke detector falling off of ceiling, carpet so dirty that my son’s feet were black from walking barefoot in the room, power went out , so the key card wouldn’t unlock the door . I had to go to the office to get in my room every time on Saturday, since they were unable to get the system working. No weatherstripping on front door ,so the hallway light was visible around the door while sleeping . Good news though my family and I saw all the attractions we wanted to.

La habitación estaba recién remodelada. Personal amable y buena limpieza.

Long story short, dirty out of date hotel. Checked in to an non-updated room, carpet moist (it is FL though) room heavy masking odor. Tube with old non-slip mat and black stains from chronic dirt/fungus. Ask for a new room and got an updated room. Floor was laminate. Looked good but very dirty. Walking across in made my feet black quickly. I used a wet towel to clean floor walking path, twice, but floor needed a deep clean and still stained my feet and socks - black. New shower did not drain but maintenance fixed it quickly. DEAD Cockroach on floor and one scurried away middle of night. My bed base squeeked like a broken tin filing cabinet. Single towel hook in bathroom was unmounted and fell off. Only one towel hook. No table for eating or a computer. One chair. Continental breakfast had only starches and yogurt and two types fruit M-F, had pre-made "omelet" and sausage on weekend. So, Hotel needs to be razed to the ground or fully updated. Cleaning staff need to be re-trained or fired. Desk staff tried to be helpful but can overcome serious low-grade nature of this HoJo.

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

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 (28) Couples (58) Business (4) Family (56) Friends (23) Other (6)
1

dump. carpets so dirty, your feet turn black.

Everyone

I don't think they even vacuum here. Front desk staff is rude. We asked for late checkout and they said we would have until 12:30. Then they turned the water off on us. I never knew of a hotel to do this. Toilet seat had pubes on it, shower had scum on the handle, ironing board was filthy, pillows had stains on them and the carpet was absolutely disgusting! Plenty of other cheap hotels around there to stay at that are a lot cleaner.

By on Dec 22, 2017

4

vintage st augustine

Everyone

The hotel is located on the northern edge of the downtown district. The buildings and interiors are dated but clean. Beds are comfortable and there is a good HVAC system as well.

By , from Jacksonville, FL on Dec 10, 2017

3
Everyone

The rooms we have the first night was in very bad condition even the front area but we talk with the manager and He give us a better rooms

By on Dec 3, 2017

3

is ok

Everyone

Is ok for the price my room was clean and the location was perfect .You can walk to the fort and shops.

By , from Orlando on Nov 22, 2017

2

not great

Everyone

Ceiling stains from roof leaks, smoke detector falling off of ceiling, carpet so dirty that my son’s feet were black from walking barefoot in the room, power went out , so the key card wouldn’t unlock the door . I had to go to the office to get in my room every time on Saturday, since they were unable to get the system working. No weatherstripping on front door ,so the hallway light was visible around the door while sleeping . Good news though my family and I saw all the attractions we wanted to.

By , from Tampa on Nov 13, 2017

2

desk staff and maintenance helpful,but hotel dirty

Everyone

Long story short, dirty out of date hotel. Checked in to an non-updated room, carpet moist (it is FL though) room heavy masking odor. Tube with old non-slip mat and black stains from chronic dirt/fungus. Ask for a new room and got an updated room. Floor was laminate. Looked good but very dirty. Walking across in made my feet black quickly. I used a wet towel to clean floor walking path, twice, but floor needed a deep clean and still stained my feet and socks - black. New shower did not drain but maintenance fixed it quickly. DEAD Cockroach on floor and one scurried away middle of night. My bed base squeeked like a broken tin filing cabinet. Single towel hook in bathroom was unmounted and fell off. Only one towel hook. No table for eating or a computer. One chair. Continental breakfast had only starches and yogurt and two types fruit M-F, had pre-made "omelet" and sausage on weekend. So, Hotel needs to be razed to the ground or fully updated. Cleaning staff need to be re-trained or fired. Desk staff tried to be helpful but can overcome serious low-grade nature of this HoJo.

By on Oct 20, 2017

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