ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH -- It's the only all-suite oceanfront property
in the area, but that's not the only reason why Beacher's Lodge
All-Suite Hotel & Conference Center maintains high occupancy
rates, according to Marianne Gargiulo, marketing consultant for the
"We also are on a wide, beautiful part of Crescent Beach,"
The privately owned condo property has 132 units, 107 of which
are in a rental pool.
including a continental breakfast, weekdays, are as low as $49
nightly per unit, and each unit has a kitchenette. On weekends, a
$59 minimum applies.
King- and queen-size bed suites start at $80, all with balconies
overlooking the beach and the ocean.
The property is commissionable at 10% to agents, who supply
about one-fifth of the bookings, according to Gargiulo.
A conference center that was added this year to accommodate up
to 100 people improved business, she said.
The property's site, 10 miles from downtown St. Augustine, is
another selling point, and there are several fine dining places
within walking distance, according to Gargiulo.
The hotel does not have a restaurant.
During the peak season, June through Labor Day, the hotel enjoys
In addition to families and family reunions, small conferences
and other groups are handled. Group rates are negotiable, Gargiulo
said. "It just depends on the time of year and the type of group,"
The property is run by Crescent Management.
Beacher's Lodge, Phone: (800) 527-8849, Fax: (904) 471-3002