St. Augustine Beach has so much to offer. Beautiful Atlantic ocean beaches, historic city streets, delicious food, and a fun night life just to name a few. While some destination weddings require simply a decent place to lay your head at night, the right lodging is part of the entire St. Augustine experience. There is a long list of St. Augustine beach hotels ranging from quaint to lavish, but don’t be overwhelmed or confused in choosing the perfect spot. Here are a few tips for picking out YOUR ideal St. Augustine accommodation for your and your wedding guests:
St. Augustine Beach Hotels- Find the Perfect Spot
- Location: Whether it’s a beach wedding, honeymoon, baby moon, or vacation that’s bringing you to St. Augustine, consider your itinerary. Are you looking to spend most of your days relaxing in the sand, maybe riding bikes on the beach, paddle boarding, or napping in a beach chair? Then a beachside hotel is definitely the way to go. But just because you’re here for a beach wedding or other beach event, doesn’t mean you won’t be spending a lot of time downtown. And you can catch a short 10 minute ride across the bridge either way. So your first step is to decide what you want to see when you look out your window- relaxing waves and sandy beach or cobblestone streets and historic architecture.
- What’s Your Style? This is all about you. Do you like the idea of a quaint and quiet St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast? A cozy beach cottage? Or do you want to wake up like feeling like royalty? Deciding your St. Augustine hotel style will help narrow your choices. You can also check out Trip Advisor’s recommendations. A good tip is if you are looking to stay ON the beachside as opposed to downtown type “St. Augustine Beach Hotels” into the search bar. Reading the reviews will give you an idea of what these St. Augustine Hotels have in store for you.
- Party Time: If you’re traveling to St. Augustine to celebrate a beach wedding or other event, consider on site celebration options. A small group would be perfect for something like a brunch, whereas a larger group may offer private room rentals for that post beach wedding party! Ask the hotel staff what they have to offer.
- Beachside vs. Beachfront: This may sound like the same thing, but don’t be fooled. A beachside hotel/room simply means it is not on the mainland. It does not mean you will necessarily be able to see the beach from your hotel room. If you’re ok with that, then all systems go. But just make sure if you are looking for a place where you can peek out the window and actually see the ocean that you know the lingo. The same is true for ocean view/ocean front. Ocean view implies a perfect view of the waves rolling in and sandy shoreline, but in fact that may just mean your room faces the street with a smidgen view of the ocean. Best advice here is to read the fine print and ask hotel staff to clarify before booking. Keep parking for your guests in mind too
Remember there are options for getting married on the beach too and having your wedding reception or dinner in your oceanfront hotel. We can recommend the Embassy Suites by Hilton St Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort and have planned many wedding ceremonies on their beachfront.
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