MAGNUSON HOTEL HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE

1111 North Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32084 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Downtown Hotel in Saint Johns County
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3.0/ 5

Based on 308 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 6.5%!
  • 84 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Check-out time: 11:00 am
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel

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Local Attractions

Historic downtown area, Castillo de San Marcos, Fountain of Youth Museum, Lightner Museum, Alligator Farm, Old Town Trolleys, St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains, Colonial Spanish Quarter, Oldest House Museum, and many more.

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67
Poor

Fair budget hotel. Nice access by car with excellent sightseeing. Train station is close.

“Great low budget” “Closeness to historic sites”

Great Economy Hotel Top 20% in city
Good City Hotel Top 28% in city

Good to know

  • Train station is close

    “Next to an active train track” “Right next to train tracks”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old building” “Old towels”

  • Noisy

    “A lot of traffic noise” “AC noisy”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Plumbing loud” “Shower head was broken”

Review highlights

Location

82/100
197 reviews

Great location, close to the train station. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing. Excellent parking and car access.

“Easy walk to attractions” “Close to historic district” “Next to an active train track”

Service

80/100
262 reviews

Well-coordinated hotel with friendly, efficient service, especially in the restaurant. Reception is OK but housekeeping is substandard.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Breakfast

75/100
120 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Cleanliness

48/100
139 reviews

Unclean rooms and pool area.

“Stinky smoking rooms” “Stained and ripped carpet” “With some stains in the carpeting”

Room

40/100
293 reviews

Dirty, outdated rooms, cramped rooms with lacking bathrooms. Shabby rooms with bad air conditioning, televisions, and furniture. Average view.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

WiFi

31/100
17 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi didn't work” “Weak signal” “No wifi”

Amenities

29/100
45 reviews

Old facilities and unpleasant entrance area.

“Older building” “Stairs Old” “Surrounding area not much”

Vibe

23/100
91 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area. Fine for a budget trip. Good choice for a city trip.

“Old towels” “Dark hallway” “Bathroom tub very old”

Wellness

18/100
9 reviews

Poor wellness & sports facilities.

“Spa did not work” “Hot tub broken”

Ranked top 79% by couples, with a score of 67

Good to know

  • Accessible parking

    “Plenty of parking” “Big parking lot”

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “A lot of historical sites” “Proximity to attractions”

  • Train station is close

    “Next to an active train track” “Right next to train tracks”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “AC noisy” “Ac did not work”

Review highlights

Breakfast

78/100
34 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Service

73/100
70 reviews

Reception is decent, with overall friendly and professional service.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Location

73/100
53 reviews

Great location and easy parking. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing. Train station is close.

“Easy walk to attractions” “Close to historic district” “Next to an active train track”

Cleanliness

46/100
38 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stinky smoking rooms” “Stained and ripped carpet” “With some stains in the carpeting”

Room

41/100
87 reviews

Outdated, dirty rooms which are poorly-maintained. Bathrooms are unclean; air-conditioning, TV and bathroom are all substandard. View and beds are acceptable.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

WiFi

31/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Wi-fi didn't work” “Weak signal” “No wifi”

Amenities

28/100
13 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Older building” “Stairs Old” “Surrounding area not much”

Vibe

22/100
20 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Old towels” “Dark hallway” “Bathroom tub very old”

Ranked top 72% by families, with a score of 68

Good to know

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free hot breakfast” “Complementary breakfast”

  • Good management

  • Old rooms

    “Old towels” “So old smell”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old building” “Old towels”

Review highlights

Location

85/100
38 reviews

Near city centre in a great location.

“Easy walk to attractions” “Close to historic district” “Next to an active train track”

Service

79/100
54 reviews

Warm, efficient service, good management and a fair reception.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Breakfast

71/100
28 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Cleanliness

40/100
24 reviews

Dirty room.

“Stinky smoking rooms” “Stained and ripped carpet” “With some stains in the carpeting”

Comfort

39/100
25 reviews

Beds are OK, but rooms generally uncomfortable and noisy.

“A lot of traffic noise” “Loud air conditioner” “Plumbing loud”

Room

27/100
53 reviews

Filthy old rooms and bathrooms. Beds are standard, but furnishings and room maintenance are lacking.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

Amenities

26/100
5 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Older building” “Stairs Old” “Surrounding area not much”

Vibe

23/100
19 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated.

“Old towels” “Dark hallway” “Bathroom tub very old”

Review highlights

Service

78/100
5 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Breakfast

73/100
5 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Room

43/100
6 reviews

Room is not nice.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

Good to know

  • Train station is close

    “Next to an active train track” “Right next to train tracks”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old building” “Old towels”

  • Noisy

    “A lot of traffic noise” “AC noisy”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Plumbing loud” “Shower head was broken”

Review highlights

Location

83/100
187 reviews

Great location, close to the train station. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing. Great accessibility by car with affordable parking.

“Easy walk to attractions” “Close to historic district” “Next to an active train track”

Service

80/100
249 reviews

Well-coordinated hotel with friendly, efficient service, especially in the restaurant. Decent reception and housekeeping.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Breakfast

74/100
109 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Cleanliness

49/100
137 reviews

Unclean rooms and pool area.

“Stinky smoking rooms” “Stained and ripped carpet” “With some stains in the carpeting”

Comfort

44/100
130 reviews

Small, noisy, uncomfortable rooms with poor A/C.

“A lot of traffic noise” “Loud air conditioner” “Plumbing loud”

Room

39/100
283 reviews

Dirty, outdated rooms, cramped rooms with lacking bathrooms. Shabby rooms with bad air conditioning, televisions, and furniture. Average view.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

WiFi

29/100
16 reviews

WiFi's cheap, but poor quality.

“Wi-fi didn't work” “Weak signal” “No wifi”

Vibe

23/100
91 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated. Unpleasant entrance area.

“Old towels” “Dark hallway” “Bathroom tub very old”

Wellness

18/100
9 reviews

Poor wellness & sports facilities.

“Spa did not work” “Hot tub broken”

Ranked top 81% by couples, with a score of 66

Good to know

  • Accessible parking

    “Plenty of parking” “Big parking lot”

  • Wonderful sightseeing

    “A lot of historical sites” “Proximity to attractions”

  • Train station is close

    “Next to an active train track” “Right next to train tracks”

  • Bad air conditioning

    “AC noisy” “Ac did not work”

Review highlights

Breakfast

78/100
33 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Service

75/100
69 reviews

Reception is decent, with overall friendly and professional service.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Location

73/100
53 reviews

Great location and easy parking. Near to downtown with good options for sightseeing. Train station is close.

“Easy walk to attractions” “Close to historic district” “Next to an active train track”

Cleanliness

47/100
37 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy.

“Stinky smoking rooms” “Stained and ripped carpet” “With some stains in the carpeting”

Room

43/100
84 reviews

Outdated, dirty rooms which are poorly-maintained. Bathrooms are unclean; air-conditioning, TV and bathroom are all substandard. View and beds are acceptable.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

WiFi

31/100
5 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Wi-fi didn't work” “Weak signal” “No wifi”

Amenities

28/100
13 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Older building” “Stairs Old” “Surrounding area not much”

Vibe

22/100
20 reviews

Poor vibe. Hotel is outdated.

“Old towels” “Dark hallway” “Bathroom tub very old”

Ranked top 73% by families, with a score of 66

Good to know

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Free hot breakfast” “Complementary breakfast”

  • Old rooms

    “Old towels” “So old smell”

  • Hotel is outdated

    “Old building” “Old towels”

  • Professional service

    “Quick one night stay” “Thorough cleaning”

Review highlights

Location

84/100
32 reviews

Near city centre in a great location.

“Easy walk to attractions” “Close to historic district” “Next to an active train track”

Service

78/100
48 reviews

Reception is decent, with overall friendly and professional service.

“Excellent attention to detail” “Breakfast attendant was attentive” “Maid service was excellent”

Breakfast

70/100
22 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Superb breakfast” “Complementary breakfast” “Free breakfast and coffee”

Cleanliness

40/100
24 reviews

Dirty room.

“Stinky smoking rooms” “Stained and ripped carpet” “With some stains in the carpeting”

Comfort

39/100
24 reviews

Beds are OK, but rooms generally uncomfortable and noisy.

“A lot of traffic noise” “Loud air conditioner” “Plumbing loud”

Amenities

26/100
5 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Older building” “Stairs Old” “Surrounding area not much”

Room

26/100
51 reviews

Filthy old rooms and bathrooms. Beds are standard, but furnishings and room maintenance are lacking.

“A/c leaked” “Shower head was broken” “Broken ice machine”

Vibe

23/100
19 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel is outdated.

“Old towels” “Dark hallway” “Bathroom tub very old”

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Customer Reviews of Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine

3.0 out of 5. Based on 308 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

The Magnuson Hotel Historic is located on US 1 and overlooks the scenic San Sebastian River to the west. The rooms are beautifully decorated in relaxing colors where all guest rooms include either a large comfortable queen or two double beds. There is also a pool-side honeymoon suite, family suites, and specially appointed rooms for the handicapped, with 85% of the hotel designated for non-smokers. Enjoy the Complimentary Deluxe Continental Breakfast in the Off-the-Lobby Breakfast Area. The Magnuson Hotel Hostoric is located in the Historic District and is close to Castillo de San Marcos, Fountain of Youth, Lightner Museum, Anastasia Riverboat, Ghostly Walking Tours, and many more attractions. The property is served by the Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolley Tours, and many of St. Augustine’s finest restaurants and lounges are nearby. Practically all the historical attractions are within a one mile radius and make for a pleasant walk. Again, Thank you for considering the Magnuson Hotel Historic.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am
Year of Last Renovation: 2003
Floors: 2
Rooms: 84
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 70
Handicap Rooms: 2
Suites: 5
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 600 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 40 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
14 days prior to arrival without penalty.
Nightly Parking: 0.00
Typical Group Deposit: 200+
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $4.95 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
Other Tax: 4.00% (Bed Tax.)
Resort/Hotel Fee: 4.95 Per Night
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 20.00% (Plus tax/service charge.)
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 50.00 Per Item (Plus tax/service charge.)
Banquet Soda: 1.50 Per Item (Plus tax/service charge.)
Banquet Bottled Water: 1.50 Per Item (Plus tax/service charge.)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
$15.00 per night per pet. $5.00 per night for each additional pet.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO

Airport & Shuttle Information

Jacksonville International Airport - 55 miles - shuttle pricing varies.

Local Shuttle Info: Event shuttle available - please ask us for details.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.
Previously known as:
Quality Inn Historic District

Hotel Rate Trends at Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine

Rate fluctuations of Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine

Above shows averages of room prices for both our group quotes and the lowest individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group offer was entered. The best group deal shown is 23.3% in December 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $228 in the month of September 2015. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine.

Feel free to use the Magnuson Hotel Historic St. Augustine meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in St. Augustine event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Executive Suite 40 x 20 x 9 800 --/-- -- -- -- -- 10 --/-- -- 25 25
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Executive Suite

Our Executive Suite is perfect for small group hospitality, smaller meetings, and receptions. In addition to the living space which can be converted for more formal meetings, the self-contained suite also includes a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
800 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
40 x 20 x 9 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Air Conditioning
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Breakfast Area 24 x 24 x 10 576 40/40 -- -- -- -- -- --/-- -- 58 58
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Breakfast Area

Our off-lobby breakfast area meeting space is perfect informal gatherings, meetings, and receptions! Many groups use this area for Welcome Receptions, catered celebration events, team meetings & brefings, and socializing. Groups are welcome to bring their own food & refreshments into this area, which can also be screened off from the main lobby for increased privacy as required.
Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
576 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
24 x 24 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Air Conditioning

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