Howard Johnson Express Inn - St. Augustine

ex. Howard Johnson Inn

137 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, FL, United States, 32084show map
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Very goodBased on  317 reviews
Overview

Situated about 15 minutes' walk from Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, the comfortable Howard Johnson Express Inn offers a sun deck, loungers and a swimming pool. The hotel was opened in 1965 and remains an example of historic architecture in St. Augustine ever since.

The property lies within 1150 meters from Castillo de San Marcos. A 20-minute walk to the center of St. Augustine.

Guests can visit a theater, a museum and a lighthouse as well as bars, restaurants and a zoo close by.

The hotel enjoys a beautiful location within 15 minutes' drive from St Augustine airport.

Rooms

Howard Johnson Express Inn is a property in St. Augustine that comes with 71 rooms and provides free Wi-Fi, heating, cable TV with on-demand movies, a private safe and a stereo system. Many rooms come with a magnificent view on the garden. Guests can also use a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Sakura Asian Cuisine treats guests with Asian and American meals and lies within 150 meters from the property.

Services

Howard Johnson Express Inn offers a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier along with 24-hour front desk, shuttle service and laundry.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Shuttle service

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Services

  • Shuttle service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Saint Augustine Trains IncSaint Augustine Trains Inc1000 ft
Oldest DrugstoreOldest Drugstore3000 ft
J and S CarouselJ and S Carousel1400 ft
Old Jail MuseumOld Jail Museum700 ft
Oldest Wooden School HouseOldest Wooden School House3300 ft
Fountain of YouthFountain of Youth700 ft
National Park SvcNational Park Svc2300 ft
Saint Johns County RecreationSaint Johns County Recreation3000 ft
Garden CenterGarden Center1700 ft
MIission of Nombre de DiosMIission of Nombre de Dios500 ftSan Marco Ave.
Mission of Nombre de Dios Mission of Nombre de Dios 1100 ft27 Ocean Ave San Marco Ave entrance
San Marco AvenueSan Marco Avenue2300 ft Saint Augustine, FL
Castillo de San MarcosCastillo de San Marcos3700 ft1 S Castillo Dr
St. George Street St. George Street 3500 ft Saint Augustine, FL
Flagler Memorial ChurchFlagler Memorial Church4100 ftCarrera Street, Saint Augustine
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Hungry Howies pizzaHungry Howies pizza100 ft140 san marco ave
Sakura Asian CuisineSakura Asian Cuisine400 ft120 San Marcos Ave.
SakuraSakura400 ft120 San Marco Avenue
SluggersSluggers600 ft116 San Marco
Raintree RestaurantRaintree Restaurant1000 ft102 San Marco Ave
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Colee's Sightseeing CarriagesColee's Sightseeing Carriages2.1 mi
Saint Augustine Alligator FarmSaint Augustine Alligator Farm2.4 mi
Windsurfing St AugustineWindsurfing St Augustine2.7 mi
Whitebirds Family Fun CtrWhitebirds Family Fun Ctr1.5 mi
Cathedral Parish OfcCathedral Parish Ofc4600 ft
Saint Augustine LighthouseSaint Augustine Lighthouse2.1 mi
Calvin Peete ParkCalvin Peete Park2.5 mi
Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus1.4 mi
First Coast Technical InstFirst Coast Technical Inst2.1 mi
Memorial Presbyterian ChurchMemorial Presbyterian Church4500 ft36 Sevilla St
Spanish Military Hospital Museum Spanish Military Hospital Museum 1.0 mi3 Aviles St
Old St. Augustine VillageOld St. Augustine Village1.2 mi246 Saint George St
OLD House OLD House 1.3 mi115 Cordova St
Old CityOld City4.5 miSt. Augustine, FL
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Getting around
Airports
St Augustine (UST)3.9 mi
Jacksonville NAS (NIP)31.1 mi
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  317  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The motel is on the trolley route and made it easy to travel around St. Augustine. We had good parking also. We really enjoyed exploring St. Augustine and stayed an extra day at the hotel due to its acess to the trolley and not because we felt it was a great facility.

    The facility was built in the 50s and has lacked some investment in maintaining it. The rooms and breakfast area were not very clean.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Need some work

    Cloe to atraction

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel offered me a convenient and affordable place to stay while we attended an event just outside of St. Augustine. It was located only minutes from the old town so that we could enjoy the sites and shops during the rest of the day. The air conditioner put out some nice cold air, so we came back to the room several times during the day. The outside temp was close to 100°F. The tour trolleys had a stop in the parking lot and tickets were available in the hotel office. Very convenient.

    The room (165) was adequate; however, the ceiling over one of the beds showed water damage, cracks and paint peel, apparently from a water leak. Looked like pieces could fall at any time. This could have been a quick fix for the maintenance crew to cover up.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    the trolley stopped at hotel which was convenient to get to downtown

    requested smoking room but when registered they didnot have any

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Rooms are OK. Free parking.

    Staff gave an unskilled impression. Hotel is located a little bit far from downtown.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location close to historic district.

    Getting old however good value for money.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Terrible - Musty- Long check in time - incompetent staff - too far from town, not as advertised

    Nothing

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Have stayed at this hotel since 1985 and always come back. The tour trains stop at the facility under the "Old Senator" Oak tree which is extremely convenient. The breakfast is satisfying , assortment of choices, (no hot food) . The staff was friendly and very helpful. One glitch , we found a bug in our room, not a big deal to us but maybe for someone else (remember it's Florida in the summer, humid & hot!) so bugs are a normal thing.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked the room & the staff that works there. It was very friendly oriented. I would stay there again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Friendly staff, good size room, not smelly.

    Needs bigger coffee makers in room.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    location

    This is definately a very old hotel, sheets had lipstrick stains on them, ceiling over one bed was sagging, large cracks in the walls, Needs to be upgraded. One section looked as if it was newer from the outside.Feel the better rooms were reserved for customers booking directly with Howard Johnson. By booking through Booked.net we couldn't get any money back to go elsewhere. Bought sheets and clorox wipes to clean room.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    okay it was a good price and it was close to all the sites ...the staff was nice ..

    it was very dusty the ac was not good or cold enough but i guess cause it was old carpet was a lil dirty

  • 8.8
    Superb

    My 13 year old grandaughter and I enjoyed the convenience of being close to the old town area, but not so close as to have to deal with all the people. We both like to walk, so it was no problem to make the short trip on foot. The town trollies came right to the hotel, but we prefer walking.We found the staff to be very accommidating. Shortly after we arrived at our room, the desk clerk called to ask if we were satisfied with the condition of the room and if there was anything we needed. I found this very considerate, especially for a budget hotel. Also, when we ran into the hotel manager outside, he asked us how we were enjoying our stay and if there was anything that needed correcting. It was refreshing to have a manager take a personal interest in the guests' satisfaction.

    The only negative we found in the hotel was the slow-flushing toilet; possibly a water problem or a requirement that they use water-saving toilets. My personal opinion on that subject is that it doesn't save water if you have to flush it 3 times. All in all, a good experience, and I would recommend the hotel to friends and family.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The location was convenient.

    It was run down, and dirty. By the time we left there, there were bugs in one of my bags where I kept my shampoo and other lotions.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    My husband and I took our first trip as a couple without the kids. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary. The hotel staff was very helpful and booking online (my first time!) was very easy! The location was ideal and we were able to walk to much of the sights. Also the trolley stopped there which was a nice convienence.

    The plumbing in our bathroom needed some work. (room 105) The toilet wobbled a bit and the spiggot in the bathtub was loose in the tile. We had to be careful not to pull it out of the wall!

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  317 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
St Augustine (UST)3.9 mi
Jacksonville NAS (NIP)31.1 mi
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