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The Smart Stay Inn is pet friendly! One pet of any size is welcome for no additional fee. A second pet is permitted for $10 per night. Only ground-floor rooms allow pets. Both dogs and cats are accepted, but pets may not be left in the room unattended. There is a fenced dog park with waste station on the property. For same day arrivals, please call 877-411-3436 to confirm availability of a pet-friendly room.

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      When you stay at The Stay Smart Inn in St. Augustine, you'll be convenient to St. Augustine Premium Outlets. This motel is within the vicinity of Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club and Fort Mose Historic State Park. Make yourself at home in one of the 102 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls. Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.


      • Pet Friendly
      • Fitness Center
      • Internet Available
      • Free WiFi
      • Air Conditioning
      • Cable Television
      • Breakfast Available
      • Free Breakfast
      • Parking Available
      • Free Parking
      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Laundry Room
      • Outdoor Grills


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      TripAdvisor Guest Rating Based on 300 reviews

      The Smart Stay Inn has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 300 guests on TripAdvisor.

      • Feb. 19, 2020
        Ok for price

        Dog yard sort of grubby but well used.. interesting place right on I 95 but amazingly quiet inside rooms. Staff never acknowledged dog but that was ok.

      • Feb. 8, 2020
        Nice Place

        Booked our room here because of the reviews and low price. Nice room, everything was very clean and the staff was great. They also have a nice pool, a hot tub and a decent breakfast. Great value - Only downside fenced pet area is small but it's cool they have that option - our dog is big so he needed to be walked and there's not a lot of space to do that there - would definitely stay here again... It's right off the freeway so easy in and out, but pretty much had to drive to get to places to walk and attractions - considering anything decent in those attraction areas was $200+ per night, the Smart Stay Inn was definitely a smart choice!

      • Jan. 20, 2020

        Even though The Smart Stay Inn
        is off FL 16 & near I-95 The rooms are quiet, has plenty of parking is near Downton Saint Augustine, the Atlantic Beach,
        The Outlet Malls Restaurants like
        Cracker Barrel,Ruby Tuesday
        The check-in desk people will accommodate with the type of room you want. Two story Inn in U shaped pattern outside facing rooms & other rooms facing the swimming pool spa & grill area.
        We found this privately owned hotel on the Bring Fido App.
        We needed to take our 15 lb dog with us. No fee for 1st dog $10 for 2nd dog
        (limit is 2)There is a fenced in Dog Park with poop bags garbage & a table with benches for us to sit.The Smart Stay Inn is not a chain. It has been completely updated. Laminate floor  bed larger tile in vanity and bathroom area.
        Has a tub with safety bar and a shower. And an LG large flat screen TV.
        The Lobby is inviting. Free Breakfast served from 6am to 9am. Eggs sausage toast bagels waffles
        cereal fruit yogurt oj milk apple juice coffee
        If we ever go to Saint Augustine or if we're on our way to other East Coast places we will stay at The Smart Stay Inn. I believe this is family owned. This is the only one and only location

      • Dec. 22, 2019
        Great Little Place

        We were skeptical of staying here because we have heard nightmares about hotels that don't charge a pet fee. But I have to say this place was great. From thre moment we walked in the room all you could smell was clean. The employees were very pleasant and thre breakfast was pretty good also. My only complaint is some pet parents didn't clean up after their dogs in the park. The hotel offers few waste bags and a garbage can in the park so this was not their fault at all. Great job smart stay. We will be back and will recommend your hotel to anyone traveling with fur babies.

      • Dec. 2, 2019
        Smart Stay

        Not bad for the money!!

      • Oct. 30, 2019
        Safe and clean, pleasant service

        Overall good, clean. AC is super arctic, beds are a bit soft. Great for short stay with pets.

      • May. 19, 2019
        Clean And Very Dog Friendly!

        Rooms were clean and everything has been recently remodeled. Staff was very friendly! Beds were comfy which is a must for us lol. They have a small fenced in area to let your pup run around and they provide poop bags. Location is ok, about 15 minutes to downtown and beaches.

      • Sherry on Feb. 11, 2020
      • Niya on Jan. 17, 2020
      • Nicholina on Sep. 24, 2019

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