Villa 1565

137 San Marco Ave, I-95 Ex 318 and SR 16ESt. Augustine32084USA
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About Villa 1565

Experience the one-time capital of Spanish Florida without breaking the bank at Howard Johnson Inn – Historic St. Augustine. Boasting free Wi-Fi throughout and free parking, it provides economy accommodation less than one mile from downtown.

Air-conditioned rooms feature an en suite bathroom, fridge, microwave, tea and coffee-making facilities, flat-screen cable television and ironing facilities. Spacious suites add hot-tubs and accessible rooms are available.

There’s a 600-year old tree in the grounds of the hotel, which also features a 24-hour reception, launderette, outdoor swimming pool and meeting rooms. Children can stay free.

A complimentary continental breakfast is provided and there are several eateries located just a short walk away.

Howard Johnson Inn – Historic St. Augustine is about 15 minutes’ walk from the Spanish colonial quarter and Castillo de San Marcos 17th century fortress. It’s about ten minutes’ drive from Atlantic Ocean beaches and approximately four miles from Northeast Florida Regional Airport.


137 San Marco Ave, I-95 Ex 318 and SR 16E, St. Augustine, FL, 32084, USA
Telephone: +1 9048246181 | Fax: +1 9048252774 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Positive about standard of service

Many guests were upbeat about the customer service they experienced, often calling personnel friendly, professional and accommodating.

Unpretentious and affordable

The rooms were often described as straightforward but well-equipped and sufficiently comfortable and clean for a shorter stay. However, a few reviewers felt the bathrooms were rather small. Freebies like car parking and the continental breakfast appealed to budget-conscious visitors, many of whom thought the room rates were affordable. Some guests felt they got good value for money.

Handy central location

The location of this property proved popular with guests as it put them within one mile of downtown with its Spanish colonial architecture and historical attractions. Sightseers also liked the proximity to the Fountain of Youth park, just around the corner. There was also a handy trolley stop right outside for trips to downtown. Another bonus was the choice of dining options that were just a short walk away. Motorists appreciated the easy access to highway I-95, US Route 1, the airport and area beaches.

Negative Reviews

Calls for a revamp

Although guests often said the in-room amenities were in good working order, some critics called for further updating to tackle largely cosmetic maintenance issues like dated decor, aging furniture, marked walls and tired-looking carpets.

Claims of patchy free Wi-Fi

Reviewers appreciated the free Wi-Fi access offered at this property. Nevertheless, some users felt the network was occasionally prone to patchy coverage or underwhelming speeds.

Occasional cleanliness issues

Although many guests found the accommodation to be suitably clean for their needs, others took issue with the standard of cleanliness. In some rooms there were occasional reports of mold, stained bedding, musty smells and bathrooms that weren't always cleaned thoroughly. There were also infrequent claims of encounters with cockroaches.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1493 reviews across the web
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7.2 out of 10 based on 1493 reviews