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7. Some albino peacocks
Then we went to the old fort, Castillo de San Marcos. This was built in 1695 to protect the town from pirate and other attacks. It was never captured by force. It was star shaped with walls constructed of limestone shell that wouldn't crack. And the walls were over 5m thick on the outside. It had a gun deck lined with canons and sentry posts and a mote.
... drove to the fort. It was a big building made out of stone. We went on top and it was a beautiful view but we got sent down because there was thunder and lightening. Then we walked and had a drink.
PS The fort was called Castillo de San Marcos and it's over 300 years ...
... br> We saw lions, tigers, leopards, lynx, wolves, hyenas, bobcats and a porcupine. One jaguar had had a good life with his owner and got left there while his owner went on holiday but he never came back so the jaguar suffers from depression. There were more stories like this. All these animals could be walked on a leash.
We weren't allowed to take photos because it would scare the animals.
On the way down we stopped in a couple of places we had always wanted to explore a bit more: Savannah and St. Augustine.
Sadly, while both cities are lovely and history filled, it was still cold in both as you can see from the few chilly poses.
We did have one great day where we went to both TPC Sawgrass and the World Golf Hall of Fame. Paul was in his ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsComfort Suites Downtown Saint Augustine
Gret location, good breakfast, friendly helpful staff, and excellent value, this is the place to say in St. Augustine
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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Suites Downtown Saint Augustine
What a surprise. I had read the reviews of this hotel, and let me tell you they don't do justice to what a great place this was to stay in. I had made reservations for our family reunion at the Comfort Suite in St Augustine in early Aug. We had just spent 2 days at the Quality Suite Maingate in Kissimmee, Fl. Before going to St. Augustine.
Thanks to Robert, upon our early arrival we able to check into our rooms and get settled in before we did some site seeing. Our rooms clean and smelled fresh. Lots of towels, and the sheets and bed were very clean and comfortable. The grounds and pool area were kept clean and well maintained. Sitting outside by the pool and enjoying the evening, we were able to relax and get updated on family events.
The breakfast was an added bonus, eggs, and sausage, freshly made waffles, fruit and more. Ruth Ann made sure the breakfast buffet was always well stocked. Thanks Ruth Ann for all your hard work.
We were within walking distance to everything including places to shop, eat or just hang out. Just minutes from all attractions what's not to love about the location.
Nina Imhof greeted us like lost family, and this was a welcome site compare to some of the "more expensive" hotels we'd have stayed. Nina made our two days there the greatest yet. Thanks to Nina
and Erin Keith and your wonderful staff for taking great care of us.
Five of seven siblings live near the Tampa Bay area and we have traveled most of FL. I know for sure when we come back to the St. Augustine area we will stay at this hotel.
Again, let me just say, this should be a 4 ˝ star hotel, for quality and for best prices.
Rosemary McILwraith and family
I was very pleased with this hotel, and I am extremely picky about cleanliness( I usually spray down the room with Chlorox Anywhere). The room was very clean and very spacious. My husband and I were traveling with our two young children, and the room was large enough for two queens, a full-size playpen and we set up a a travel dvd player in the sitting area for our older child and still had plenty of room. The bathroom had lots of room, too. The breakfast was ok--toast, eggs, sausage, and make-your-own waffles. I only missed the usual bagel & cream cheese. The front desk staff was very helpful, and one attendant even gave me welcomed breastfeeding advice when I mentioned my little one had gone on a nursing strike. My husband and son enjoyed the pool, which had many pool accessories available for them to play with. We could easily see our car no matter where we had parked. We did not have a balcony room, but I would not recommend paying extra for one because you can't much else besides the parking lot. It is a good location and a very short walk to the historic area (two blocks). I am pretty lazy and it was an easy walk for me! My only complaint is that when I called to make a reservation, I was automatically quoted $120, when I had gotten a flyer advertising their summer's end special of $89 and I had to request that price. But most motels will overcharge if you do not ask for a better price. I usually like to try different hotels when I travel, but I will definitely be staying here next time we come down.
Overall very good
Vacationed here for 5 days w/family and liked it. It has good wireless in all rooms & a free computer w/wireless in lobby. Its a newer hotel so its clean &modern. Refµ in rooms. Good free breakast. Location is great. Beaches are a short drive away. Its a 5 min walk to the Fort or downtown & St George street for shopping and history walk. Male room cleaners are less than detailed, but overall room was very clean when we moved in. Hotel staff are helpful. Made resvs on Travelocity & wanted to leave 1 day early but Travelocity does not allow refunds or changes after you chk in. Overall very good value and I recommend it.
I Would Come Back
My husband and I spent a night here over Mother's Day weekend. The room was spacious and clean. We had a refridgerator and microwave. The hotel is conveniently located and you don't have to go far at all to catch the sight seeing trolley. We were able to check some email on the computer located in the lobby without any trouble. Parking is limited but we didn't have any problems at all. We didn't use the pool. The breakfast was average, the usual waffle machine, bagels, and cereal choices. Overall, we didn't have any problems with our room at all and would stay here again.
Clean Hotel, Great location
We stayed here May 20th and liked the hotel a lot. 3 block walk to old town and 1 block walk to catch the trolleys. The room was clean and the breakfast was very good. We got to St. Augustine at 9:00 am and asked if we could park there until we could check in at 3:00pm they had no problem with this so we spent the day sight seeing then walked back to the hotel later. There is a small convienent store behind the hotel where we got pop, and snacks. the pool was really small, but refreshing, and there was also a hot tub. Nice hotel for the location and price.
My husband and I stayed in this hotel after checking out of another choice hotel on 901 A1a Beach blvd that was really dirty and people was very nasty. We checked into this hotel and it was very different the man at the front desk was very helpful and nice. The hotel was very clean our roon was a king bed with a hot tub very clean. It was within walking distance to alot of sights we took a tour on the sight seeing trolly and the bus will pick you up right at this hotel or you can walk across the street and down a block and catch it at one of the other stops. Breakfest in the morning was very nice. Hot waffles sausage eggs alot to pick from. The pool area is a little small but nice. Over all we would stay at this hotel again.
Would recommend it
The hotel is newer and very clean. The location is within walking distance to the historic district. On those nights we were in earlier, it would have been pleasant to have HBO or some movie service, but it's just basic cable stations. It's a decent hotel for the price. I would just recommend doing your own research of the area. My questions concerning taxi service, restaurants couldn't be answered by the desk clerk/hotel manager. But, at least they had a computer in the lobby so I could find out the information I needed.
Not a bad little place
This is not a bad little place to stay. It's one of the newer properties, so it hasn't had a chance to get run-down like some of the other places. It is only about half a block from the visitor information building and the City Gates are just a little past that. Book early, though. I booked online in Jan for an end of May trip and the rates were around $99/night ($135 weekend). I checked the site before we left and the rates were around $150-$170/night. If you can get a room for $100 or less average, I'd recommend this place. The staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms were rather small, and since St. Augustine seems to shut down at 5pm, you'll be spending some time in it. The only real knock is that parking is limited, so if you're like me and like to keep an eye on your car from your window, just be warned-that probably ain't gonna happen. The bulk of their parking is in a gravel lot at the end of the building and it doesn't face the rooms.
But, overall, decent place to stay for the location alone.
Just stayed here over New Year's weekend, for a total of three nights. On the positive side, the service was terrific -- friendly and efficient, the motel was very clean, and it was convenient and walkable to downtown and adjacent to (some might say intruding upon) lovely residential neighborhoods. I was also able to bargain for a better rate. On the negative side, the walls were thin as paper and the breakfast buffet really did stink -- the usual waffle machine, a couple of cereal choices and plain bagels, one variety of muffin and bread, all individually wrapped in plastic. The only fruit was delicious apples from Washington. FYI, there are oranges in Florida. One other thing: unlike other motel chains, there was no attempt on the owners' part at asking guests to reuse towels to cut down on washing, water use, etc. I think this is very environmentally short-sited.
The Comfort Suites Downtown is in a great location, convenient to all Historic District Attractions. The hotel is decorated nicely, especially the lobby ceiling. The breakfast was not very complete, just average rolls and muffins. We would stay here again because of the location.