La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites
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This morning we went to the Fountain of Youth, which is a Spanish dig site. It was home to the first white settlement in America.
1. A musket firing
2. The planetarium (to show how early explorers navigated)
3. A canon firing (it was loud)
4. The Fountain of Youth spring (it tasted sulphuric)
5. A native Indian village (an old Indian burial site)
6. Mission de Numbers (the earliest ...
We had a sleep in and then went out to the Fountain of Youth which is where America was first settled. We went and saw how to work a musket. After that we saw a canon. It was very loud when it was fired. We saw some shelters of some Indians that once lived here.
Today we went on a Segway Tour.
1. Flagler College (the first hotel that had electricity)
2. A cathedral (it had a pipe organ with the most pipes in the world)
3. A popsicle shop (it had home made popsicles that were delicious)
4. A house on fire (it nearly took the chocolate shop!!!)
After lunch went to a animal rescue and rehabilitation park for exotic ...
... an interesting place to return to at a later time.
We had two hours to wander through the historic district and have lunch. Ray and I stopped at the Florida Cracker Cafe for lunch and then wandered down St George St.
After lunch we boarded the bus for our afternoon tour. First stop was Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. It is said to be the landing site of the Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513. You ...
... highlight was the pod of dolphins that indulged us with their frolicking and bow surfing - a truly magnificent moment that you could never tire of. They weaved in and out of the bow, jumping through the air with what appeared to be sheer delight and playful pleasure.
My first watch was at around 1am. Being left seated at the helm and told to simply ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Fiesta Ocean Inn & Suites Saint Augustine Beach
Really great for the price
My husband and I were on a very tight budget for our St. Augustine vacation, but we really wanted to stay on the beach. So, we booked La Fiesta and kept our expectations low so we wouldn't be disappointed. We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival!
The outside is cute and the colors are cheerful. The rooms are old and a little bit small, but they were very clean. There was a fridge in the room, which was great for all of our leftovers after going out to dinner.
The pool isn't fancy, but it's a decent size and is clean. The beach is very nice and we really enjoyed the miniature golf right next door. The Beach Bus stops right in front of the La Fiesta and this what we took into town.
If you don't have a lot of money to spend and are willing to stay at a basic but clean hotel in order to be right on the beach, La Fiesta is a great place to stay!
Great beach and good room selection
Great beach at this place, The first night at La Fiesta we choose a poolside king room because if was $99. It was a good room but the next night we decided to upgrade to one of their oceanview rooms. It was great with granite countertop at wet bar with coffeemaker, refrig and microwave. Our bath even had a jacuzzi. The furniture and decorating looked all new. Our oceanviews were so nice. You overlook fantastic landscaping and a perfect lawn to the wide beach. There was a sailboat regatta the weekend we were here that made it more special. Their private beach access is just what we wanted. The next time we visit we plan to upgrade even more to one of their suites where the other guests said they deliver breakfast to your suite free. We can't wait to visit here again.
Not so great
We just got back from St. Augustine Beach where we stayed at La Fiesta Inn and Suites. We left a day early because we did not care for it. The one plus was the location-right on the beach. The beach was very nice. The room was old but had been maintained. The bathroom especially needs to be gutted and redone. We found two very large cockroaches in our room (one in our bed!) along with a couple other smaller bugs. we would not stay there again.
Loved this place, very friendly and informative upon check in, lots to do and see. My favorite was the private access to the beach, which is incredible! We will be returning.
Townhouse Suite was great!
We spent Easter week 2004 at La Fiesta, in one of the two story, two room Fiesta Suite Townhouses. This was our second trip to this hotel, we love it. It is on the ocean, and has a 60' heated pool. It is not a chain, but a privately owned inn with a family feel. There is a complimentary continental breakfast every morning from 7-11 AM.
Our suite: The living room and one bathroom is on one floor, and there is a staircase inside the suite leading up to the bedroom and a second bathroom. Both levels have 25" TVs with HBO, armoire/dresser and private balconies looking out on the beautiful garden and in the distance, the ocean. Note that the 2-story suite begins on the second floor (there are no elevators) and takes up the second and third floors. If you have trouble with stairs, they have a two room suite on the ground floor with the rooms side by side.
The living room in our suite had a queen size sleeper in the couch, and a single sleeper in the chair, so three people could use this room. It is a small room, but well planned. There is a wall of cabinets with a microwave, decent sized mini-fridge, coffee maker and sink. NOTE: there are no plates, utensils, cookware, etc., so you will need to supply these yourself if you plan on doing any microwave cooking other than popcorn, etc. My children used the cabinets and drawers in the kitchen area to store their clothes and belongings.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a king size bed, a gas fireplace, and a second bathroom with a jacuzzi bathtub that can fit two.
We always enjoy our stays at La Fiesta!
We are so glad we read these reviews of this nice hotel. They were so right how nice this hotel is and the great ocean front location. It is quiet here and the beach is the best in the area. You can tell they really care about this place and keeping guests happy. It was 60 outside but their pool was 80-had a great time swimming in the nice big pool.
A REAL winner - with it's low off-season rates!
We noticed the beautiful grounds and sparkling heated pool (just installed so not real "warm" yet) immediatley. Our 2 room king bed kitchenette suite came with a cozy in-room gas fireplace, amply-sized patio with plenty of padded outdoor furniture and 2 comfy cotton terry robes. This place is a REAL winner - especially with it's low off-season rates - with it's fresh continental breakfast and courteous, altra-professional staff; We'll definitely go back. Go for the convenience of being a short walk to the beach. Otherwise, you'll need either the $5 hotel shuttle to downtown (very convenient) or your car to get around. They make it convenient and affordable to stay at the beach! Do take your own basic kitchen stuff/plastic ware if you like since they do not have them in the room. Maybe at the front desk?
So nice to stay on the ocean
What a great location right on the ocean. We liked the private access to beautiful beach. The homes on either side of this hotel are like mansions.Our room looked new and faced a nice waterfall and gardens.
Friendly service and bus to historic area were a big plus. Very well maintained and quiet hotel.
Enjoyed my stay
My boyfriend & I stayed at La Fiesta for 4 nights. The hotel grounds were very nice --much nicer than you can tell in the picture. Our poolroom-view room was large & clean. The bathroom was kinda tiny & showed the age of the hotel with it's 70's style sea-foam green tiles, but still clean. Easy beach access. Nice pool. Pleasant staff. A good, clean hotel for the price. I would stay there again if I re-visited St.
Great for honeymoons
We stayed (Dec. 2002) in one of their "townhouse" units with gas fireplace, jacuzzi tub, twin balconies, etc. Very nice, very clean, great beach, ocean views partially blocked by a building but still nice, nice grounds. It was just the right place for a romantic honeymoon night.