Ramada Historic Hotel
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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.
... would make us official Castillo de San Marcos Junior Rangers. It took us about 1 1/2 hours to fill the form out. Some of the form questions were the following. What would you do to protect this National Monument? Ask a Castillo de San Marcos Ranger why they liked working at the Monument? After we finished the booklet, we turned them in. We earned the Junior Ranger badge + a Junior Ranger Patch.Tyler and I were so Proud we wore them for the whole day.
... 1565, making it the older by 2-3 generations. A few pictures from day 1 follow.
A note about photo 4 "Alhambra Jr." : Franklin Smith, a wealthy Bostonian, moved his lovely socialite wife to sleepy little St. Augustine in 1883 and set about building his fantasy dream house. His amazing "Zorayda Castle" was the first building in the United States made by the new technology of poured concrete. It was modeled after the Alhambra in Grenada, albeit 1/10 the ...
... America freezes quietly. Temps here dropped into the 40s (F) about 5C, which is tollerable as long as you have socks and shoes, and are wearing three layers of man made petroleum based gear. Reservatrions were not necessary as all of Florida stayed home and shiverred. We were forced on day 2 and 3 in St. Augustine to retire from the patio of the Tini Martini and sup our pre diner bevvies indoors. Three nice meals out at the A1A, ...
... and negotiated a deal on that boat. This past Thursday I flew down to St. Augustine to meet with the owner for the full survey and sea trial. The boat had just finished an extensive cruise in the Caribbean five months earlier, so we expected everything to go well. Never expect. In the 5 minutes between splashing the boat and getting it to the docks we had 4 leaking valves and a broken exhaust ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Historic Hotel Saint Augustine
We stayed here for Superbowl 2005. Because of Superbowl and hyped hotel shortage, had to make non cancellable reservation of four nights at $199.00 per night. Could not wait to get out of this hotel. Lobby was clean and modern but room was deplorable. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Get me out of here
My husband and I overlooked the piles of files and overall lack of organization behind the front desk. We got over some of the "guests" who looked like long-term tenants. We eventually overcame the funky door lock. But we could not get past the rank smell of the room. Fortunately there was a clean room for a better rate next door at the La Quinta. The Ramada definitely needs a manager with higher standards and a good renovation.
We economical and not bad at all. The rate I got was $39.97 per night and with tax (9%) and $1 safety deposit box fee my rate came out to be $44 per night. Pet owners have to pay $10-$30 extra per pet.
Pretty decent room with TV, refrigerator, mircowave, and iron/iron stand. Make sure you try to get a room that is not on the swimming pool side because it is very noisy there. Since I wasn't paying much I wasn't expecting much either but liked what I got for my money. Rooms were clean and the A/C worked well. Pressure in shower was wonderful. Blankets were a little too thin.
Great location. Found a great Middle Eastern restuarant next door. All the to-go places are nearby.
I will never stay in a Ramada Inn anywhere after staying at this one. The rooms were grubby, didnt appear to have been cleaned (spilled coffee grounds on vanity at check in). We rented two rooms, one of which appeared to have a tick infestation, the other was overun with spiders. The rooms had the appearance of an old, run-down, mom and pop operation, certainly not what you would expect from a well-known national chain. St. Augustine is a beautiful town and you can certainly find nicer places to stay in the same price range.
We stayed at the Ramada Inn St. Augustine at the end of April 2004. This hotel needs some tender loving care, new carpets in the rooms and certainly new towels. However what angered us the most was charge of $1.60 for the daily use of the room safe. We neither needed or used the room safe. Upon a requested to the Manager to remove this charge from our bill we were given the incredible statement that it was a mandatory charge. We told the Manager that we were not informed of this charge at checkin. We were then told there is a notice behind the reception desk. The Manager then went on to say that guests need to be protected and insured. We carry sufficient insurance at all times and certainly do not need duplication. A call to customer service at Ramada elicited the response that there was nothing they could do and they have no responsibility for the actions of individual Managers. We will never use any Ramada hotel again.
We just returned from our vacation (April 2004) in Saint Augustine.
Good location,but grubby
Went to the Ramada in March 04. Good location within walking distance to George St, and many local attractions. The staff were helpfull. We were booked for 3 nights, but only stayed 1, the air conditioning fans on the roof sent me crazy and I got 3 hours sleep all night, Thought the rooms needed updating, good for location, but a bit grubby.
Rose was very helpful
We stayed 2 nights at the Ramada upon our arrival to St. Augustine. A few years ago we stayed here and it was terribe, upon learning of new ownership/management we decided to give it another chance. The rooms were clean, well kept, and the onsite restaurant offers good food at extra value prices. Yes, you can afford to feed your picky kids here.
Rose at the front desk was super, an asset I hope that Ramada appreciates. We will absolutely stay here again.
My wife and I go to St. Augustine a lot, and we now have found an excellent place to stay for a reasonable price. A long list of services and ammenities that even the Hiltons and Hamptons in town do not offer.
Big bang for the buck....
Tourist friendly and very convenientjds
My wife and I stayed at the Ramada in St. Augustine, Fla. for two days in August 2003. We were very pleased with the location and the reasonable costs. The management was very cordial and helpful to us as tourists and the room was very clean and neat. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and would not hesitate to stay there again the next visit.