The 2014 St. Augustine Writers Conference will be held in a beautiful, multi-story home just steps from the Atlantic Ocean. With 360 degree views of the ocean and river, it is a place that inspires. Vilano Beach, the conference locale, is a five minute drive from St. Augustine’s Historic District. Participants can choose to stay on Vilano Beach or in town. Typically, Vilano Beach lodging is more affordable. For a list of city-wide lodging options, click here. Below is a list of hotels and motels located within approximately a one-mile radius of the conference location.

Ocean Sand Beach Inn (next door to conference, pool, private path to beach, mini fridge and micro in all rooms)

Magic Beach Motel (fabulously restored Art Deco motel)

Ocean View Lodge

St. Augustine Beach House Hotel

Hampton Inn and Suites at Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach Garden Inn

1950s-1960s Motor Inns

The Palms at Vilano
Vilano Extended Stay
Haley’s Court

There is abundant on-sight conference parking. For people staying at the inns listed here, there will be a shuttle to and from Vilano Town Center to the conference, which is less than a mile away. Additionally, there are beach houses and condos for rent–an economical choice if several people rent together. To locate these accommodations online, simply enter into your browser Vilano vacation beach houses and condos for rent.

Vilano Town Center is within a very short walking distance to the ocean, the river, a fishing pier, a Publix grocery store, good restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Mexican, seafood, and more), shopping, and drinking establishments. Many of the inns are oceanfront and/or have pools.


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