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Very nice

Friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds and linens, overall great experience

My husband & I stayed at Marker 8 during our first trip to St. Augustine at the end of July 2021. The hotel is immaculate & feels very up to date. We had a beautiful king room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the marina & Kings Lion Bridge. The view is great, especially in the evening when the sun is setting. The hotel has free parking & breakfast was also included. There is a small pool on the property that faces the marina. It is lovely as long as it doesn’t get crowded. We were fortunate. Once we were the only people in the pool, another time just one other couple was in it with us. Our flight was delayed so we ended up arriving at the hotel at 1:30 AM. The front desk closes around 11:00 PM. However, the hotel was super accommodating. They told us to call & someone would meet us at the hotel to sign us in & provide us with our room key. We were promptly met, & so relieved that this went smoothly since we were very tired from our travels. Tammie was at the front desk during the day. She was exceptional! She gave us many helpful suggestions, directions, & dining tips. Once when we were in the pool, she came out with complimentary frozen grapes & bottled water! She was very friendly & always happy to answer our questions. The hotel is not located in the historic area. You have to drive or walk 10-15 minute over the Kings Lion Bridge to get to it. We didn’t mind because the historic area is very congested. Marker 8 is fantastic!

This place is a true hidden gem that you don’t want to miss! Free breakfast and appetizers that are absolutely delicious. Beautiful views and every room has a patio or balcony overlooking the marina. Absolutely beautiful!

The staff is extremely friendly. They offer a free happy hour and an exceptional breakfast. The location is optimal - walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, attractions, and bars. It is my favorite hotel in St. Augustine!

So many properties in St Augustine look and feel so old that they feel dirty even when they may not be. This property was such a pleasant surprise. It felt brand new! The walk over the bridge was quick and easy, despite my wife wearing dressy shoes and despite the humidity.

Great staff, very accommodating!

This is one of the cutest hotels I’ve ever been in. It was immaculately clean, the decor was charming, and the view was matchless. The complimentary breakfast a couple of notches above the usual hotel breakfast. We loved it here!

Really enjoyed our weekend stay here! Very nice view of the marina and bridge. We were able to see dolphins from the patio! Also, breakfast was soooo good so def don’t skip out on that!

Clean room. Location was perfect, right on the bay. Beautiful view! Hotel provided evening snacks and a beverage of choice for cocktail hour for free. Had breakfast delivered to the room and it was gourmet and amazing. Drinking morning coffee on the balcony was so nice! Took a stroll across the bridge of lions to eat at Harry’s loved that it was a short walk. Will stay here again.

We love the view if the marina, bridge, and downtown from the rooms patio. The breakfast and social hour are great amenities.

Will definitely be back, perfect beautiful location. Clean rooms and friendly staff can’t wait to go back ASAP!!!

This hotel was one of the most amazing places we’ve ever stayed. The rooms were immaculate, the view was spectacular, and the service and staff were above and beyond. The Made to order breakfast was delicious every day. We will be back!

Awesome boutique hotel! Very clean and tastefully decorated. The two course breakfast was wonderful and the staff was very upbeat. All Covid precautions were upheld...protecting both staff and guest. Location to downtown St. Augustine is a short walk over the Bridge of Lions!! Definitely will be returning in the near future.

The smell of mold was bad and the staff did nothing to fix it.

The breakfast and appetizers were free and delicious. The location was fantastic

Very friendly environment and helpful staff. I very much enjoyed my stay there.

The room, view, staff, breakfast were all excellent!

Dolphin Drive St. Augustine FL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bridge of Lions and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Bridge of Lions is within a 5-minute walk of Marker 8 Hotel & Marina while other popular sites like Flagler College are within a 15-minute stroll. This 3.5-star hotel has 26 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a marina, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Marker 8 Hotel & Marina's 26 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Marker 8 Hotel & Marina features a marina, an outdoor pool, and a gym. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Marina View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Signature Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Bay View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Signature Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Marina View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Signature Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Marina View

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Marker 8 Hotel & Marina

Everyone (21) Couples (16) Family (6)
5
Partner Couples

Very nice

By on Oct 24, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 26, 2021

We appreciate your comment. Please come back and visit us soon!

5
Partner Couples

Friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable beds and linens, overall great experience

By on Oct 16, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2021

Welcome to the Marker 8 Family!

5
Partner Couples

My husband & I stayed at Marker 8 during our first trip to St. Augustine at the end of July 2021. The hotel is immaculate & feels very up to date. We had a beautiful king room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the marina & Kings Lion Bridge. The view is great, especially in the evening when the sun is setting. The hotel has free parking & breakfast was also included. There is a small pool on the property that faces the marina. It is lovely as long as it doesn’t get crowded. We were fortunate. Once we were the only people in the pool, another time just one other couple was in it with us. Our flight was delayed so we ended up arriving at the hotel at 1:30 AM. The front desk closes around 11:00 PM. However, the hotel was super accommodating. They told us to call & someone would meet us at the hotel to sign us in & provide us with our room key. We were promptly met, & so relieved that this went smoothly since we were very tired from our travels. Tammie was at the front desk during the day. She was exceptional! She gave us many helpful suggestions, directions, & dining tips. Once when we were in the pool, she came out with complimentary frozen grapes & bottled water! She was very friendly & always happy to answer our questions. The hotel is not located in the historic area. You have to drive or walk 10-15 minute over the Kings Lion Bridge to get to it. We didn’t mind because the historic area is very congested. Marker 8 is fantastic!

By on Aug 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 14, 2021

It was our pleasure to host you at the Marker 8 Hotel & Marina. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us & had a wonderful time visiting our great city. Thank you for the positive feedback.

5
Family

This place is a true hidden gem that you don’t want to miss! Free breakfast and appetizers that are absolutely delicious. Beautiful views and every room has a patio or balcony overlooking the marina. Absolutely beautiful!

By on Jul 31, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 31, 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your sharing your experience and please come and visit us again!

5
Friends

The staff is extremely friendly. They offer a free happy hour and an exceptional breakfast. The location is optimal - walking distance to downtown shops, restaurants, attractions, and bars. It is my favorite hotel in St. Augustine!

By on Jul 30, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2021

Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and would love to see you back again!

5
Family

So many properties in St Augustine look and feel so old that they feel dirty even when they may not be. This property was such a pleasant surprise. It felt brand new! The walk over the bridge was quick and easy, despite my wife wearing dressy shoes and despite the humidity.

By on Jul 29, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 30, 2021

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Please come back and visit again soon!

5
Friends

Great staff, very accommodating!

By on Jul 18, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2021

Thank you for staying with us here at the Marker 8 Hotel & Marina. We appreciate your positive feedback. Best regards.

5
Partner Couples

This is one of the cutest hotels I’ve ever been in. It was immaculately clean, the decor was charming, and the view was matchless. The complimentary breakfast a couple of notches above the usual hotel breakfast. We loved it here!

By on Jun 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2021

Thank you for staying with us here at the Marker 8 Hotel & Marina. We appreciate your positive feedback. Best regards.

5
Partner Couples

Really enjoyed our weekend stay here! Very nice view of the marina and bridge. We were able to see dolphins from the patio! Also, breakfast was soooo good so def don’t skip out on that!

By on Apr 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. Best regards

5
Partner Couples

Clean room. Location was perfect, right on the bay. Beautiful view! Hotel provided evening snacks and a beverage of choice for cocktail hour for free. Had breakfast delivered to the room and it was gourmet and amazing. Drinking morning coffee on the balcony was so nice! Took a stroll across the bridge of lions to eat at Harry’s loved that it was a short walk. Will stay here again.

By on Apr 5, 2021

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback. Best regards.

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