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Hipmunk City Love: The Best Beach Hotels in St. Augustine

Spectacular white sand beaches are one of the main draws which make St. Augustine a major United States tourist attraction, and one of the most visited Florida cities. Locals and international travelers flock to the beaches at St. Augustine for a chance to enjoy possibly the most pristine coastline Florida has on offer.

So when planning a vacation to St. Augustine, most tend to aim for accommodation right on the beach, and there are plenty of great deals available. The following are the best beach hotels in St. Augustine.

Best Western Seaside Inn – St. Augustine Beach

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Photo courtesy of Best Western Seaside Inn – St. Augustine Beach.

In a fabulous place right near the beach, Best Western Seaside Inn – St. Augustine Beach is also close to other well-known attractions like St. Johns County Ocean Pier, Anastasia State Park, and St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

Complimentary add-ons make this property fantastic value for money. Guests can expect complimentary breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet access, on site parking, and other amenities ranging from complimentary morning newspapers, free local calls, and express check-in. Guest room refrigerators and microwaves are also provided.

La Fiesta Ocean Inn and Suites

A fantastic option for families looking for budget friendly accommodation and the added savings of cooking their own meals, La Fiesta Ocean Inn and Suites features deluxe suites with ocean views, all fully equipped with a fridge and microwave. Both local calls and high-speed Wi-Fi are free of charge, as are breakfast each morning and on site parking.

Those who have had their fill of the beach can enjoy the outdoor pool, and there are picnic areas and a nearby fitness center, too.

Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Photo courtesy of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member.

Photo courtesy of Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member.

Another fabulous hotel close to the beach, Castillo Real, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, is an art deco property with luxury on site features and amenities, including an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and fitness center. Among the complimentary perks at this property are high-speed Wi-Fi and self-parking. There is also a 24-hour business center on site.

Non-smokers will enjoy this smoke-free hotel, with guest rooms featuring luxury amenities such as premium bedding and cable TV with a DVD option. Pillow top mattresses are in each room, as well as blackout curtains for total privacy — and preventing sunlight from waking you early in the morning. While pricier than other hotels near the beach, the amenities on offer outweigh the extra cost.

Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach

Offering everything you would expect from a Hilton hotel, though with the added bonus of being near the beach, Hilton Garden Inn St. Augustine Beach is one of the most comfortable hotels in this area. Rooms include spacious work areas, complimentary Internet, adjustable beds, cable TV with pay movies, microwave, and refrigerator.

Amenities on site include the Great American Grill, Pavilion Cocktail Lounge, 24-hour snack panty, ATM, business center, coin-operated laundry, and outdoor pool. Rates start at $200 per night, though cheaper rates are available during weekends and for advance payment bookings. Booking and paying for your room ahead of arrival will save money, but these rates are non-refundable.

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Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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