Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
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We had a great day touring St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States. We took the trolley around and really enjoyed seeing this beautiful city. Yesterday it rained all day but today was clear if a little cool.
Never knew that the history of United States really started here. This colony started before Jamestown. Ponce de Leon was not looking for the Fountain of Youth, he was looking for gold for the King of Spain.
... of Charlestown, SC the Spanish felt sufficiently threatened to establish a more significant fortification. Originally conceived to be a castle, it has a two drawbridges, a portcullis and it’s foundation was built 19’ thick and surrounded by a moat. At first glance, you wonder why there is no water! Well, the moat is known as a dry moat. The intent was to prevent attackers from from burrowing underneath the walls. The fort was subsequently attacked 15 ...
After a 2 1/2 day drive from Boston we arrived in St. Augustine. St. Augustine is an easy town love given its history, quaint historic downtown, plenty of activities and of course a FORT! Being Bostonians we tend to think of the Mayflower as more or less the first European settlement in the U.S., or maybe Jamestown, VA. However, while Jamestown was established in 1607 and Plymouth Plantation was 1620, St. Augustine was established by the ...
... with a three hour drive across Florida to our resort, the Bali Hai in Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island where we will reside for the next 6 weeks. The temps soared to 24C and rain gave way to heat and humidity quenched by a dip in the pool. On route, we stopped at Cracker Barrel and thought we were going to finally use the last $25 gift cert from Dave but our lunch was slow and was comped so we still have $25 left for another visit. ...
... and sit outside and see what there is to see.
So that's today.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Saint Augustine
The Hilton Bayfront, St. Augustine is a superb hotel. The last time we were in St. Augustine we walked by the hotel and decided to go in and take a look. The lobby was lovely, with many wonderful details. The people at the front desk let us take a look at one of the rooms. It was beautiful, so we decided to stay there during one of our next trips to St. Augustine. We stayed at the hotel over the Easter weekend and were extraordinarily impressed with the hotel and the service.
I stayed at this Hilton for 3 days, 2 nights and loved it. The beds are one of the most comfortable ever - tons of down pillows, a down comforter and soft but firm mattress. The rooms are a little on the small side, but I expect that is typical in St. Augustine. I highly recommend the Aviles Restaurant, located in the lobby, for any meal - wonderful!
Everything in place
Here is one of those small moderately priced hotels that performs exactly as it should. Everything that we wanted in a St. Augustine hotel was in place. The rooms were very well appointed, nice bathrooms with free high speed internet access. Breakfast in the lobby restaurant was excellent with a little different twist and, of course, the location right across the street from the water couldn't have been better. This one is a winner!
Great Hotel & Location
This hotel is located in an ideal location. We parked the car & never saw it again. The parking was a little higher than I expected. The staff went well overboard to accommodate us. We had our 3 young children with us & we were very comfortable there. The room was very nice & clean (This is a new hotel). The only complaint was our room was along a back street & at night it was pretty noisy. Also, they had no access to the internet which they should have. Other than that, it was a beautiful Hotel and we will stay there again.
Great 2 night getaway without the kids! Had 2 plush queen beds with a balcony overlooking the bay. Be aware that many of the balconies are shared with 2 or 3 rooms. There are a few private balconies available with king beds and I would probably opt for that next time although we met some great people from Chatanooga on our shared balcony, having wine and listening to the clip-clop of horsedrawn carriages in the evening. Great location to walk to everything, never got our car from valet parking til check-out. A visit to the San Sebastian Winery on King Street (free tour & wine tasting) well worth the walk. Room service breakfast was pricey but excellent. Eggs benedict & Monte Cristo french toast were delicious! The pool area is pretty small but well kept. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The room was decorated beautifully in rich gold fabrics. There were no drapes to pull, however, only sheers on balcony windows which limits privacy and the morning sun was very bright coming in the room. (not good for those who like to sleep in) Small amount of road noise could be heard, not too disturbing. Only main complaint was at first glance the furniture looks like rich dark wood, but is merely painted plastic which was chipping and peeling in a few spots. Not too impressive for a hotel only opened for 5 months. All in all, we enjoyed our Hilton stay and hope to visit again.
A lovely new hotel directly on the bayfront and close to everything downtown. Rooms were very nice with a extra comfy bed. Enjoyed our bayfront balcony and the whirlpool in the room. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. A definite recommend to anyone staying in the St. Augustine area. Got a terrific AAA rate of $116 per night and was upgraded upon our arrival. Only negative was the $18 per day parking fee but with space at a premium in the historic district, it's understandable but would prefer just add to the room rate.
We drove down from Jacksonville for a 2 day getaway at the new Hilton.
Stayed for 4 nights in April 2005 for pleasure. It has a great location and ambient. A short walk to the historical area, fort, the busy tourist shopping streets, a plenty of nice restaurants. If you do not mind walking a bit more, say 15-20min, you can easily get to Flagler's College and many museums from this hotel on foot. Or, a sightseeing trolley stop is just 1-2 min. walk from the front entrance.
Having seen the hotel being built on our visit to St Augustine last September we were very keen to see the finished build. We were so impressed with the look of the Hilton , it had been built to fit in with the historic surroundings and did not look out of place on the bayfront.
This property just opened Feb. 3,2005. Everything is brand new and beautiful. Our beds had pillow top mattresses and were like a cloud, plus one of the few Queen size beds to be found in the city. By far, the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept on. The linens are luxurious and above average-4 pillows per bed, duvets, and plush towels. We were impressed with the special touches, for instance the rounded out shower curtain rod to give you the feeling of more space in the shower. The staff is professional and anxious to please. This hotel has an excellent location for seeing the tourist attractions. Exiting the back of the propery, you are one short block from St. Georges St. and it's just a bit further to either the St. Augustine Train or Trolley. We would definately stay here again, it is very comfortable and well worth the money.