This aint no resort! A review of St. Augustine Beachfront Resort
We stayed here when it was called "Howard Johnsons". It's a filthy, disgusting place and now I read it hasn't changed in the last 3 years since. The sink was falling off the wall and every afternoon when we got back from the beach to shower for dinner there was either no hot water or no water at all. Every outlet was broken or falling off the wall. The door had chew marks on the bottom of it like some kind of rodent was either trying to get in or out! The carpet was so gross, I made every walk on it in their sandals. Of course you can't forget the odor. The hallways were filled with all kinds of trash. The management was rude and pretty much threatened me if I didn't pay my bill for our 2 nights. We left with others still complaining at the front desk and I told people who were getting out of their cars to check in the "truth." I wrote a lengthy letter to the corporation and to the city of St. Augustine. All I got from HJ was an apology. I wanted my money back. By next spring the hotel name was change to "Howards." I suppose HJ didn't want these kinds of people ruining their good name. It seems like this hotel changes their name on a seasonal basis. Please don't ruin your vacation and waste your hard earned money at this so called "resort." We now stay at the Sleep Inn on Anastasia Blvd. It's very nice and the State Park is 5 mins. away for a great time at the beach.