Why Should You Choose to Stay at a Condo Resort Instead of a Hotel?

It is one of the oldest arguments when booking a place to stay on your next vacation- do you go for a hotel or a condo? 

While hotels have their place, especially for couples seeking a quick stay, condos offer a variety of compelling amenities and other features to keep them at the top. St. Augustine beachfront condo rentals are the way to go if you plan on having an amazing and extended stay in the historic city.

The Ocean Gallery resort

Space to Stretch Your Legs

Hotels just aren’t practical for families on extended trips. The ability to have your own room is essential on multi-night stays. With a condo, you have more privacy from other guests, unlike the bunched-up nature of a hotel. You can also place the kids in their own room and reap all the benefits of giving them (and yourself) your own private space!

The Quality Kitchen Space

Interior of rental at the ocean gallery

While many hotels offer a kitchenette, few can compete with the full range of options in a real kitchen condo space. Food costs will add up. If you are traveling with a family, these costs can rival that of the plane ticket and hotel booking!

The kitchen available in the best St. Augustine condos will allow travelers to prepare food, stock up; on groceries, and save money. It is as simple as that. Without a spacious refrigerator and space to store dry goods, you are dining out every time, all the time.

Beach Gear and a Stocked Condo

Rental equipment the ocean gallery

Many times, a condo rental will be stocked up with some beach equipment and other things you may otherwise take for granted. This could include linens, beach chairs, bicycles, baby equipment, beach and bath towels, and kayaks. It is always important to call ahead to confirm the availability of these additional items. But in general, condos are well-stocked with extra things to have a great time.

Onsite Resort Amenities

Pool at the Ocean Gallery

Resort amenities matter. There will be times where you don’t want to pack up everyone and go out for the whole day- that’s okay! Sometimes, it is best you and the crew hang around and enjoy the nearness of the St. Augustine Beach and tennis resort. Other amenities, like hot tubs, hiking trails, and pickleball, are often right onsite.

St. Augustine Beach condo rentals on the oceanfront offer dazzling views and endless things to do at no cost. Simple stock up on shells, play in the water, and lounge in the sand, with your condo rental right in view.

Character, Charm, and Décor

It is common for hotels to offer bland and regular art and décor. While that is often fine, the best condos add character, charm, and magic to the space. This could include lovely beach décor, expansive art pieces, and neat statues to add life to the space. It may be an overlooked feature, but we think you will appreciate the extra décor touches when you spend days soaking in the sun and ocean from the other side of the patio window.

Not all condos and hotels are mutually exclusive and they can all vary tremendously. It is important you do your research and find an option that suits your needs.

Plan Your Visit

With the best St. Augustine beachfront condos, you get the best of both worlds. Guests receive the privacy and comfort of home with the resort amenities and features of a hotel. Between concierge services and poolside spots to hang out, there is plenty to adore with a beachside condo in the ancient city. Contact us at The Ocean Gallery for additional details and seasonal availability.