Beds and room very comfortable
Clean, bed was comfortable, free wifi, easy access from 95 There was a door the joined our bedroom to another party's room. The doorl provided no noise reduction, and we could hear everything that was going on in the next room (a family with kids that stayed up until 11:30 PM). My husband and I needed to leave very early in the morning and we ended up getting very little sleep.
Easy to find off hwy. Close to all the St. Augustine attractions. Friendly staff and clean room.
Very clean. Great location. Very friendly staff. Very helpful. This is my 2nd visit. The wifi is still slow and sometimes it will not connect to my device.
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The overall location and cleanliness of the hotel. Highly recommend for a trip to St Augustine Beach Took a bit of time for the room to cool but once it did, it was nice.
Location The AC did not work and there were dirty bandaids next to the bath tub and the staff was NOT concerned.
This hotel is should be rated higher than a 3 star. Clean comfortable rooms, new mattress, restaurant on site, Hotel and Restaurant staff very nice. The best value for this location period
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perfect location for easy beach access. Beach was nice and quiet right there too. Breakfast vouchers for 8.50 each were worth it. very good eggs benedict and other options.
Pleasant staff, hotel was clean. Great location, st Augustine beach is fanatastic, white sand not congested Need breakfast included
The location was convenient to the beach and historic St Augustine. Rooms were comfortable and quite. Had a pleasant stay.
Great location very close to the beach and St Augustine.
The decor was not standard, bland hotel decor. It was fantastic.
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The room was clean and a good value. The coffee in the lobby was hot, and the breakfast was adequate Several outlets in the room were not working. I had to try several before I found one in which I could charge my phone.
Wifi was decent Rooms were clean Bathrooms were clean Friendly quiet place to relax at The bed itself was a bit too firm for my liking
Very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Clean comfortable room in a great location.
Went to St Augustine for a wedding with my wife and our 21 year old son. From the moment we arrived we were welcome with a friendly smile and later in the evening we stopped at the beautiful bar for a nightcap and met a friendly, professional and knowledgeable Bartender. The accommodations and food were fantastic. Will definitely comeback
I didn't like that I was sent to the wrong room and then given a new room and when I arrived at the second room the keys didn't work. I had to go back and forth to the counter 3 times and had multiple long lines to wait for. I also didn't liked hat because of the 45-60 minute trying to figure out my room I was delayed from our Valentine's Day dinner. Was very embarrassed on what should have been a romantic evening. Thanks.
Educational Rained out all weekend
Pluming was a little bad . Slow draing tub . Low water pressure
Rooms were beautiful and clean.
All staff we encountered were very welcoming and helpful, especially Meredith and Holly at the Front Desk, Ron at Valet Parking and our cleaning person.
This is the 3rd time I have stayed at the Casa Monica. It is a great property in an excellent location. The hotel is getting a bit on the rundown side. Our sink faucet sprayed water all over the counter which was a little messy. But the charm and ambiance will make Casa Monica a hotel choice in the future. The hotel bar is very good and well staffed. The food there is great after a long day walking. The rooms are charming and the beds are very comfortable. We were on the 4th floor and the high ceiling and western view over the pool deck was very nice. Staff is first rate and the cleanliness is too notch. I know there are some renovations underway and I think some of the older features are being brought current. Just not a 5 star this time.
extremely professional staff, great location and great price - will definitely return
Room was exceptionally clean. Staff was very friendly and informative. Room was very small, if traveling with more than 3 it would have been very very cramped. Pool area was a bit outdated and small. Was woke up at 530am by garbage truck emptying dumpster.
Great location, great price. Bed was comfortable and breakfast was good. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Parking is tight, but there are spots for everyone. Nothing
Comfortable beds, microwave, fridge, decent breakfast, nice pool & sauna. Roaches, dirty stairwells, people smoking & load on balcony outside our room.
The hotel had been updated thoroughly. Nicely decorated. The A/C worked extremely well and even had a wall thermostat instead of the typical semi-functional noisy window units found in older motels. Parking outside door was very handy! Friendly staff.
staff is great said they had spots to park boat, had 1 spot hard to get in and out of
Nothing. A completely deceptive location- definitely NOT 'historic.' Nobody was at the reception for check-in, and when I tried to call, I was greeted by a VERY RUDE woman saying 'I'm in a room! I'll be there when I can!'
Breakfast was good and morning staff was very nice Flooring smelled badly when we arrived after running the AC for a while it subsided, the night shift staff was rude.
Premium channels, free wi-fi, not far from downtown. They advertised the room as two queen sized beds but they were full sized and the curtains didn't black out the room.
The location was the first thing I cared about,IT WAS AMAZING.The room was nice and clean and staff kept supplies like towels stocked. The pool was nice as well. But mostly the staff was so complient and friendly. she helped us a lot. No,not really.Maybe Parking but thats about it.It was only packed for one day we were there.
Easy to find, good location Staff not that friendly or helpful
Location Strong bad odor in room, wet floor in front of fridge & mold along ceiling in bath.
The bed was comfortable. They had directv. The had breakfast options but not many healthy ones. The toilet was leaking and running all night we woke up to toilet water all over the bathroom floor. They had the service room doors open everywhere. I know they do laundry and clean but I don't need to be standing by the door waiting for the elevator hearing the staff talking trash while they are folding sheets or seeing shelves of supplies as I accidentally turn the wrong way off the elevator. The pool was disgusting. There was cigarette butts everywhere and so many bugs in the pool I couldn't enjoy being in the water.
good service, excellent accommodations, fantastic golf courses
Bartender was very friendly, Check in was very courteous and helpful.
Loved everything about this hotel. For the price, this hotel was off .the charts, No complaints whatsoever
The hotel itself is amazing and the location is fine. You have to pay for internet and certain amneties
Beautiful place. Clean rooms. booked the hotel but we're placed in the villas. Down the street and away from hotel conveniences such as restaurants and bar. . Booking said 12:00 check out villas had a 10:00 am check out. Pull out bed instead of two doubles.
Hot tub was not hot at all! For the price of the room, Wifi should be included, no reason to pay $14.95 per day when wifi is free in lobby. Was told there was a sauna, NO such luck, Room was used for storage.
The staff were accommodating, and we were treated to a complimentary dessert and sparkling wine as a treat for the last day of our honeymoon. The room was nearly perfect excepting a broken.smoke detector. The fitness facility was amazing. The resort clientele appeared below the standards to which the hotel aspires. In addition, the check-in process was slow. The contemporary or "virtual" terminals were not sufficient. Finally, the resort would benefit from a few more onsite amenities such as a second restaurant or bar area and indoor pool. As a member of the Marriott family, excellent models abound.
Will stay there again assuming time permits.
The staff was awesome, especially the lady that closes down the breakfast area. Gave extra time to eat and had good conversations with the guests. The area the hotel was located was convienent . Also the front desk was extremely helpful too with all questions. The hotel was highly overpriced. $240 a night was outrageous for what you got. Very outdated building and rooms. Bed was uncomfortable. This was the first bed I slept on in a hotel that you could feel the springs through it. Window in room was extremely small so we had to keep every single light on so it wasn't dark. I would have liked the place if it was half the price but wow I was surprised at the cost for this place. Pictures overrated on their site.
It was a nice place to stay. There is only one elevator and it is really slow.
Great value for the money. Very clean and nicely decorated. Sleeper sofa was terrible for young adults. Recommend only for small kids.
The cleanliness and location is perfect time to enjoy the beach and downtown St. AUGUSTINE Unable to switch a standard room to a room with a balcony for the price difference (rooms on first floor by pool appeared vacant). The reason stated was because we booked through "on-line travel site."
Staff was very helpful. Breakfast was great. Cookies in the afternoon! Short walk to a beautiful beach. We weren't able to see the ocean from our room, but we had a beautiful courtyard view!
It was nice all around room, decor and close to beach that I couldn't stay longer :).
We loved the proximity to St Augustine, friendly staff, clean hotel and great beach!
Good access to Vilano beach comunity, very clean and comfortable . The included breakfast was also a pleasant benifit.
Hot tub, nice sized room with balconey, complimentary breakfast with very pleasant host, internet access. Didn't have a heated pool, an issue given cool winter weather in St Augustine.
The cookies in the afternoon
Bath tub was stain and very dirty, Bathroom was in very poor condition. Maybe a 2 star.
Location Room was in need of a remodel and a deep clean.
Location At the rates we were paying we were not expecting much beyond a good location, but this hotel managed to disappoint nonetheless. My daughter was playing with some toys on the floor for about 10 minutes when we realized that her feet and pajamas were stained black by the dirt and soil on the carpet. Our bare feet were also black. The shower was equally stained with black streaks and the shower fixtures were held in place, barely, by caulking. One of our rooms, which were posted as non-smoking rooms, also wreaked of cigarette smoke upon arrival. We would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
I really really liked the staff! The little chick at the front desk was so nice and funny! Plenty of parking. The trolly comes around and walking around was nice. The breakfast in the mornings are nice, but could be a little better. The shower towels were kinda rough.. That was weird.
The lady in the reception was very nice and helpful, location was great and the trolley stop helps a lot. Not so clean, the carpet was in awful condition. The bathrooms need some serious update. A tall person wouldn't be able to use the shower because it's way to low. The pool is small and not so cozy area.
Perfectly fine for a place to crash while enjoying St Augustine. Good location, easy walk to historic downtown bars and restaurants. Good Value for what we paid. Everything could us an update.
Close to all attractions plus it was a red trolley stop which was great.
The location was great. Walking distance from the heart of town. We chose this place based on the location, the free breakfast, and the free wi-fi. The location was great. The breakfast was horrible, and the wi-fi didn't work. I wouldn't stay here again.
Very dirty facilities. The rug turned our socks filthy. I would never stay here again
We stayed for 4 nights for a much needed restful vacation, Jaybirds Inn was perfect, very clean, beds and bedding very comfortable and the location great as well as helpful staff. Would recommend it and actually planning another trip back before the end of the year Would have liked some healthier choices for breakfast.
We traveled with a one year old... the staff were extremely helpful. The room was newly remodeled and nicely I might add. The a//c great, the location for our purpose was good, the restaurant next door was also a plus...breakfast super....warning if you order the pancakes....you will need a doggie bag. Parking a little tight. Pool is adequate but small.Overall good.
The room was huge and recently remodeled. The staff was friendly and the room was clean. Great hotel!
We were truly and pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Not only was it well priced but also well situated, clean (spotless), cool (new a/c unit) and very comfortable (large rooms, shower/toilet and beds). All the little extras, at no extra cost, included: free wi-fi, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker (with normal and decaf coffee), a large TV, shampoo/soap/conditioner, extra towels, etc. which added value to our stay. Also included was the use of a pool, a gym, access to a desktop computer & printing facilities and a sitting/resting/waiting lounge area. The staff were very friendly, pleasant to talk to and informative. A separate eating area (another building approx. 75 feet away), included a bar, a pizza restaurant a conference room and a delightful and shady outdoor patio/garden sitting area. The food was simple, not expensive (plus 15% off for residents) and tasty. As it's a motel, we parked a few feet away from our room (free parking) and noticed a Walgreens and a CVS across the road for those last minute nibblies/munchies. Ten out of ten in our opinion. There's not much here except that there is a train that runs every hour from early to late and as it approaches the crossing (approx. 75 yards away from the motel) blows it's horn several times. For overseas visitors, there are no plug adaptors, so bring your own.
Friendly staff, especially Shirley. Priced right, good location, would definitely stay there again.
It was clean. Some of the staff are not as nice
The layout of the room is exactly like every other motel. But this is the only similarity the Jay Bird has with others. The entire motel has been renovated and it feels like it has been recent but I think they simply do a fantastic job at maintaining what they've done. The room was nicely tiled throughout with what looks like upscale tile and the decor or the wall which the beds sits at, helps make the room look very upscale. Just like something you'd find in New York or California. The bathroom is just as nicely renovated. A walk in shower the size of a tub with a "rain shower" type shower head placed nice and high for tall guests. I'm surprised they don't charge more than they do for these rooms. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend this motel to anyone! The younger staff referring to me and other guests as "Buddy", instead of "Sir". I thought this as very unprofessional and not fitting to the standard the rest of the motel.
Wow! What a great place I found and so last minute. This place is so cute and so clean! My boyfriend and I just wanted to get out of our town for a little get-a-way and this was the perfect spot for it! We are in our mid-to-late 20's and can appreciate a nice hotel and great service. Our room was perfect, nice and upgraded. I didn't show my boyfriend the hotel when I booked it, he was a little skeptical when we arrived but when I opened the door and he saw it, he dropped his bags and looked at me with the biggest smile on his face and said "Wow, this is awesome, look at the floors and countertops" Having a man who does high end home renovations can be quiet hard to satisfy, but I did just that when I found the Jaybird. The place was clean and had everything we needed and just a 2 minute drive to the city center. And the price, you can't beat it! We will definitely be coming back to stay at the Jaybird!
Everything was good, nice place Poor breakfast
We weren't sure about Jaybirds when we pulled up. I had booked the room based on reviews and was surprised to find an old school motel. Boy, were our expectations exceeded!!! Helpful desk manager, nice clean room with local art photography on the walls and one of the best diners I've ever eaten at is attached! The bartender is very knowledgeable about the area. We continues our road trip up into the Carolinas and stayed at a variety of places, but jaybirds was my family's favorite!
Everything about Jaybird's Inn was great. Great room, great staff, great restaurant, great food, and great prices. I will start there again next time I'm in St. Augustine. Loved everything.
I read many reviews before deciding on the Jaybird Inn. We were pleasantly surprised. The remodeled rooms were clean and comfortable, the beds were very comfortable and the staff was helpful. Not really a walk to downtown
For someone who has lived in Florida for 21 years, I have never heard of a Howard Johnson hotel. While doing some research for a trip to st Augustine, I thought I had booked for the one on San Marco near the historical district. Turns out it was the one about 30 minutes away after traffic. Between discussing with the front desk reps at both hotels, it was against policy to wither issue a refund or to transfer the reservation ( even after I offered to pay any up charge) and would have to talk to a manager, however there wasn't on the grounds and wouldn't be until tomorrow morning ( after my reservation) so, my two options were to either stay at this hotel or pay for another room and lose the 72 dollars. The lady at the front desk at the hotel location I wanted to be near said this happens all the time and they can never do anything about it. Hotel was garbage. My room was non-smoking and it smelled like the inside of a pool hall, the door barely closed and had cracks all around it. The bathroom was barely half painted along with the fact that I had to spend 15 minutes in the morning trying to get the hair dryer working so my wife could blow dry her hair. A dozen showers later and I still feel dirty and lied too. AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COST
The price and location The staff was unhelpful and not willing to extend to late check out.
It was affordable... ... but still not worth the price. There were bugs in the sheets, the sink was leaking, the Wi-Fi signal is weak, there's a $20 early check in fee if you arrive early, the bed does not have a comforter, and the TV doesn't get much channels and/or the audio is screwed up in channels. I plan on complaining to corporate tomorrow.
We paid $125 for our room because of short notice v-day shopping and lack of available rooms in the rest of town. They had a sign out front stating "$49 and up" which is the quality of hotel this was. Nothing wrong about that, I typically stay at places like that anyways, but a room like this shouldn't cost more than $75 after taxes/fees.
Pleasantly surprised, comfortable, refrigerator in room that we did not expect, clean, good value for the money, Nothing
CONVENIENT TO i95 RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO ADULT STORES.
the location was good. old and smelly room. The door to the room was coming apart. WIFI never worked. Give a bleep attitude by owner.
The rooms were dirty and not very nice. Very easily a $30 dollar room anywhere else.
The pool had GREEN algae in it and it burned my grandson's throat. The a/c unit had so much lint I used an entire towel to clean the filter. The floor/carpet felt damp all the time. The first room they gave me the frig was not cooling and the sink area looked like it had not been cleaned. Within the hour of them changing me from that room they put another family in it and the maid service was not available at the time. The second room had what looked like blood stains on the sheets and when I asked for them to be changed I was told the maid service was unavailable, so I said I would change them if they would give me the sheets, but was told the office did not have access to more sheet. Also the spreads had burns on them. I would not recommend this place to any one. Had I not already paid I would not have stayed there, but I'm retired and could not afford to lose my money.
It was the cheapest hotel I found. The price of a place should be reflected based on location, amenities and service. Not on cleanliness.
The location was convenient to the Outlet Malls, Dunkin' Donuts and a wide array of restaurants. The lobby, room, bathroom, and landscaping all were in dire need of a complete renovation. The carpet was absolutely filthy, the bathroom was disgusting and the place simply needs to be shut down and given a complete renovation. In addition, an inspector needs to come in a couple of times (on a weekend and during a slow period) to see that the current management "team" is an embarrassment to the Howard Johnson name and should be fired immediately. The overall condition of this hotel is a direct reflection of the incompetence and laziness of the management. There should be a zero tolerance for allowing this hotel to be so filthy.
Each was across street and several blocks away but not too far to walk
We weren't aware about the breakfast until we were leaving. No mention of it and no one told us Hilton had breakfast
It was my second stay, it's not a long cab ride from downtown, it's across the street from the beach. Sunset Grille is a good place to grab a beer and a bite to eat. The hotel itself serves breakfast and has a conveience store in it which is nice. The hotel, overall is clean and I would recommend staying there. The bathroom door wouldn't close and the room smelled like someone smoked in it a while ago.
The room wasn't bad, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was good, but not included. The location wasn't what I had expected. Our reservation was until Friday, but they told us it was only until Thursday onThursday. After we packed everything up and loaded the car because they said no rooms were available, they realized their mistake and put us in another room. It was a big hassle for us. Comping breakfast the next day didn't make up for it.
We loved the spa tub and the king size bed! It was nice to be in a bubble bath and have open doors to see the TV and bed. Best night's sleep we've had in awhile. The only down side was the TV. It says in the pamphlet you can rent pay per view movies, which isn't true. Also, it would have been nice if there was a DVD player.
The hotel clerk, Super nice breakfast not so good
Beach was close by Our room was suppose to be Ocean view, but we were on ground floor with embankment 5 feet from our patio.
It is right on the ocean and they provide beach umbrellas, towels, etc at no cost. It's very family friendly and relaxed! Carpet in rooms at the beach are a little musty
Friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms and hotel. Nice quiet location and easy access to the beach! It was a real nice experience all the way around! Will consider this place for a future trip! Breakfast could have been a bit better with more choices to eat and more room to eat in! Wi-Fi was non-existent!! Otherwise everything was nice!!
Everything was great from the breakfast to the rooms and the tub we had a great time
Comfortable and convenient. Decent breakfast. The man who checked me in had a raging cold. 3 days later, I had a cold. I was confined to my bed 5 days later, and missed the end of my trip. PLEASE stop insisting that people work when they are sick!!! YOU RUINED MY ONE AND ONLY TRIP TO FLORIDA!!!
Close proximity to beach and restaurants Noise from some kind of a machine. Runs 24 hrs.
Wonderful service, good breakfast. Could use a face lift but functional and clean. Good value.
The prices was good and the location was excellent... A short walk to the beach through a park. Slow internet. Building seemed old.
Location close to beach and restaurants. Staff was friendly. Hotel is rundown, damp and dirty. Room had terrible ventilation, smelled musty and was literally moldy. Breakfast was a crowded nightmare. Would not stay there again!
We were traveling back to NY and stopped to visit family for one day. It was good for an overnight visit. Staff was very friendly and politely answered any questions. Unit was clean. Breakfast was okay, typical continental with choice of making waffles. Could use some TLC and updating
The drain in the tub/shower in both rooms drained very slowly causing the next person to be standing in an inch or 2 of water to take a shower.
The staff was great and Allowed us to check in early! Hotel Was great walking distance to shops, food and th fort, perfect for our family to sightsee without taking the car around. The sheets on the bed were dirty, the carpet felt wet and the hallways were musty and had no Ac . Rooms could have been maintained a bit better.
Most everything was satisfactory. Great location and can walk downtown. Clean and comfortable. No hot water for morning shower. I think it went out overnight as it was fine the night before.
The location was great They only have one waffle maker so the line was long
The location The pool was filthy. They charge for parking, we were put up on 4th floor and we got up there and it felt like a sauna. Beds uncomfortable. Please let staff know that the filters have to run on the pool and fix the hot tub.
Breakfast bar was impressive, we got to make our own waffles , coffee was hot and fresh, and staff was enthusiastic and professional Nothing
Location for the price was great. The staff was friendly although we felt bad for the housekeeper who was an older women and had 16 rooms to clean while the manager let the rest of the staff go home after only doing 5 or 6 rooms. She was still working at 7:30 pm. Our bathroom had four different light bulbs, blue painters tape still in place from two patches on the walls, the water trickled from the sink but is was OK. Breakfast was slim but that was expected. The employee running breakfast was great.
Location and friendly staff
The beds were very comfortable breakfast was okay. I liked the location but parking was limited spaces were tight and with that being said I don't think a parking fee was justified. Signs for vending machines but they were non existent. Only one waffle maker so line was long taking too much time.
Staff was very friendly. Housekeeper very accommodating and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Room was great size (we brought an inflatable toddler bed with us and we had plenty of room for it-which is hard to find in the historic district. Breakfast was yummy and there we alot of choices.
Convenience , easy walking distance to old town. Our reservations were screwed up . Weren't notified of reassigned rooms 3 miles away . Eventually cost 20$ more nite
Easy walk to attractions. Quiet, clean rooms. Plentiful continental breakfast. Wasn't a fan of paying $150 a night and having to pay for parking as well.