by bwicks68 on Jan 25, 2022
Marker 8 is a hotel first and Marina second. There is no one that manages the marina. Any help you may need you must rely in a fellow boater being in the area when you arrive. I asked the nice lady at the front desk a question and her response was ‘“I don’t like to bother the owner.” Really? The showers this morning were lukewarm for both my wife and I. I’ll look for other options on my way back through St Augustine.
by jerrywhoot on Jan 10, 2022
Great amenities. Spotlessly clean. Hotel staff very courteous and helpful to boaters. Great group of cruisers brought together by the afternoon Marina supplied happy hour.
by 1stmatedave on Jan 09, 2022
No trash cans on the dock is a big inconvenience. Besides that it is a beautiful facility and check in is extremely easy. Docks are well maintained. Staff is friendly.
Seriously though... A trashcan by the jet ski lift would be amazing.
by carlchurch on Dec 27, 2021
It was a spur of the moment trip by boat from Ormond Beach to St Augustine. The staff amazingly friendly and more than helpful with booking a boat slip at the last minute. A special thanks to the owner for allowing this last minute Booking. Both Marker 8 and Edgewater Inn and are beautiful, and very clean. The view was outstanding. I will definitely be staying here again in the future. Thank you again.
by credfield on Nov 12, 2021
Great stay! No problem asking for and getting assistance docking. Convenient to Bridge of Lions.
Return is warranted
by wbladesr on Nov 10, 2021
We were totally impressed with the Marker 8 Marina and the associated facilities. It was as convenient to downtown as the City Marina; 15 minute walk to the fort, the Columbia Restaurant and all of the other wonderful businesses in the historic downtown area.
We were invited to a guest reception which was fantastic and inspired us to partake in their fabulous breakfast the following morning. Their chef is wonderful and if I lived in the area I would be hiring her as a caterer.
For the mariner, the bathroom facilities are exceptionally clean with a spacious shower. Emphasis on SPOTLESSLY CLEAN. Kudos to the hotel cleaning staff. The entire property was exceptionally well maintained and if the hotel had a more liberal pet policy I would enjoy being a hotel guest during my land based visits to St Augustine.
I give a shout-out to the property owner and managers who have transformed a cool vintage property into a modern resort worthy of a five star rating. I will definitely return on my next transit.
by aaronslighting on Nov 01, 2021
No complaints from me or our group
by bikiniblues on Oct 28, 2021
Great location, facilities, and amenities! Walkable bikeable to the downtown of St Augustine. Very quaint and friendly atmosphere. The owner Virginia Whetstone is very welcoming, but she could use the help of a dockmaster to maintain the docks; otherwise I would have given 5 stars.
by dkeller44 on Oct 25, 2021
Great experience, and dock set up
by hogriddle on Oct 25, 2021
Great facility. We will return.
by smira03 on Oct 11, 2021
Great Facilities and really nice staff.
by magpieseadog2 on Sep 06, 2021
We found our new little get away. Came down two weekends in a row just because it is so convenient and the hospitality is top notch! The marina is quant and secure to guests only. Can escape and take in the scenery and sunsets in the pool spa and at night have dessert fire side!
by wikerd on Sep 01, 2021
Didn't even get to stay there; they never replied back to my reservation request. This is unsatisfactory for a business not to respond back with without a "standby" reply at a minimum.
by karynlfish on Jul 25, 2021
Super heavy current. Very clean. There is definitely a difference in hotel patrons snd cruisers by hotel staff and treated a bit differently.
by ibrassel on Jul 18, 2021
Awesome place. Friendly and helpful staff
by chrisr on Jul 12, 2021
Great stay. Good location and amenities.
by srbeaton on Jul 05, 2021
Super friendly hotel staff. Loved the happy hour and other amenities shared with the boaters in the marina.
by larryp on Jul 05, 2021
Outstanding!! Friendly and courteous staff. Great rooms with great view. Convenient location. And great dockage.
by gvanrooyen on Jun 25, 2021
Fantastic staff all around. Marina and hotel were great.
by paden13 on Jun 12, 2021
very well maintained dock, clean, power and water on hand, plenty space couldn't ask for more.
by sdhicks0411 on May 31, 2021
FYI - There is no radio contact. There is no assistance at the dock. Boaters cannot use the pool at night?...? And, bring your own towel! Great spot, wide slip, easy in and out.
by vernongrandgeorge on May 31, 2021
Nice marina. Great shower facilities. Docking during changing tides with wind can be challenging. Perfect location. Only wish Dockwa would have called with slip assignment as promised so I wouldn’t have to tie up twice.
by hokies63 on May 17, 2021
Awesome marina and staff.
by rmiller810 on May 16, 2021
Great stop. Nice amenities and convenient to Historic St Augustine. Enjoyed the gym, hot tub, and happy hour. Docks a little rocky in 15-20 mph NE winds. Would return next time we pass through.
by shag7 on May 12, 2021
everything was great no problems
by pattiu on May 06, 2021
This Marina was perfect!! There could not be a better location in the mand laundry! Very clean and quiet, yet you can walk to so many restaurants on the island and over the Bridge of Lions into the prettiest Old City in America where there is shopping, sightseeing, And restaurants galore!!!
by cjb347 on May 04, 2021
Really Nice Marina but the currents are really strong many people had trouble getting in their slips.
by rosey0165 on Apr 27, 2021
Great marina, with current and tides definitely need to come in at slack tide. But lots of help for lines. Nice spa pool, social hot with appetizers, boaters breakfast at restaurant for 6.95. Beautiful view with dolphins playing often.
by lorib272 on Apr 10, 2021
Friendly Marina, nice docks, nice bath/shower/laundry facilities. Friendly staff. Beautiful sunset views and great access to restaurants.
by cinderella on Mar 16, 2021
Went well very nice staff
by windsweptms on Mar 06, 2021
Beautiful Hotel and Marina right on the ICW. The staff was very professional and helpful with everything I needed it. The entire complex spotless. I will definitely stay again.
by meehansmarina on Mar 03, 2021
Facilities are great. Hotel staff were superb. Current is rough and difficult to time. No trained dock hands. Long term boaters were terrific so we had knowledgeable help once we met them.
Thank you for your review. I want to clarify that we do have 4 trained dockhands on staff that are available to assist with dockage. They are available to assist boats upon arrival automatically if a boat is greater than 34 feet in length and upon request for boats smaller than 34 feet. Our hotel front desk staff is not trained or expected to assist with dockage as they perform hotel functions not marina dockage. Our front desk staff does contact the dockmaster if any assistance is needed by a boater at any time.
by charliegrau on Feb 24, 2021
The staff and amenities are first class here. Great service, very clean restrooms/showers, nice exercise room, Laundry machines. Everything sparkling clean and fresh. Daily happy hour with complimentary snacks was really good, and provided the opportunity to meet other boaters and hotel guests. I am sure I will be back.
by petresky on Dec 18, 2020
Overall, it was a good stay. Some of he past amenities were gone such as free breakfast and cocktail coupon. We weren't able to get any wifi on the docks, and even in the gym it was marginal. Bathroom/showers were nice, and gym access was good. While there was no parking in the hotel, there was ample free street parking most of the time.
by reelgame on Nov 03, 2020
Safe and clean marina located in a great place. Need to add a couple of carrying carts
by mth330 on Nov 01, 2020
Could not have asked for better!!
by chanceraehn on Oct 05, 2020
Motel appears to have been recently renovated and was nice. Motel employees were very friendly. Docks were in great shape and great location relative to downtown St Augustine. Motel called the morning of arrival with slip number and was very polite. Nothing bad but felt it was way overpriced for what is was; no facilities, no dock hands, no fuel...just a dock.
by bigglittlem on Aug 31, 2020
We have never ever stayed at a place like this. If I read this review you might think "oh they are hard to please" but I promise you we are not. I even spent 24 hrs thinking about this before deciding to post. Seems to me this place is run by people who are just coming out of rehab and run by a super greedy owner. Staff have terrible customer service skills and are only able to do the basics like housekeeping and cooking. Its really pitiful. Good for them if they are helping the community. Just let that be known because we are certainly willing to support a cause. As a boater-I would recommend never plan to stay here. Its terrible. You will be treated like you are bothering them (even though you pay for EVERYTHING) and the staff is not capable. Apparently using Dockwa is the problem as to why they can't help boaters at the front desk. But they sure can take your money...
Bottom line: worst marina we have ever stayed and here is why:
1. No ladders on site should you fall into the water or need to access the water for any reason.
2. No trash cans at all in the marina and they do not intend to place any. You will have to take your trash to the dumpster which you cannot access but you can wait for the staff to arrive.
3. Showers are not easily accessible from marina. IF you can even get a key from the front desk.
4. Staff is incredibly rude. Day and night.
5. Will tell you that if you need dock help to give them a 1 hour notice. That detail is not posted anywhere. But expect them to act like you are annoying them for even asking.
6. Surprise! You will find out there is no marina staff at all. Ever. But after giving the 1 hr notice, plan to get the cook and general manager who have no idea what to do and will say "What did you want me to do? We have no idea about boats."
7. Little to no lighting on dock. Very dangerous.
8. No internet service. Yet you will pay for it. Don't ask about it because the rude staff will simply say "its not working".
9. Plan to pay extra for everything inside because you are "staying at the marina and not a hotel guest". Even was refused a napkin for the $15 breakfast which was horrible. Though the waitress did hand me a pile of brown paper towels after she handed a hotel guest a cloth napkin.
10. No reflective tape on the dock to illuminate dock slip numbers. You will have to guess on your own.
11. Do not plan to get any service from the front desk. They wear captains shirts but cannot log on to the computer or help marina guests. And they certainly cannot come out of the office.
by jspierre on Aug 17, 2020
Wonderful as alwasys.
by allbriton on Aug 17, 2020
Couldn't have been more happier with our stay.
by saltermarine on Jul 20, 2020
Amazing, extremely accommodating for our needs, super friendly staff. We did not stay overnight, we only docked our boat: however, we viewed the rooms and they are very nice! Definitely recommend Marker 8. We will be back!
by jayb904 on Jul 05, 2020
Great marina, excellent service. Those also using the marina were also incredibly helpful.
by krsmith777 on Jun 29, 2020
Very courteous staff. Nice docks and nice facilities.
by rosea on Jun 22, 2020
Fantastic floating docks and the view was spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Marker 8 Motel and Marina. The room was nice and the complimentary full, "served" breakfast every day was such a bonus. The food was awesome! Our room struggled just a little with staying cool, but that was my opinion after a day in the sun. The hotel's pool/spa was warm which was great in the evening after hours, but I wished for a cold pool after boating. Overall, great stay and the staff at the hotel was top notch!
by baz1226 on Jun 22, 2020
Staff was amazing. Very accommodating and welcoming.
by goodchild on Jun 08, 2020
Our family really really enjoyed Marker 8 Marina. The bathrooms are so all renovated complete with complimentary luxurious white towels. We get free continental breakfast BUT splurging on breakfast upstairs is well worth it. The service and the food made by Chef Angela was just so sumptuous. The staff is also so phenomenal---thank you John, Victoria and Sierra. The only negative in the whole thing is the very very long walk from the docks to the boater's bathroom. That's a very very long walk---but good exercise.
by rhauptle on Jun 01, 2020
Great location which made it an easy decision to come back this year.
by captjack912 on May 26, 2020
Great. John was a big help. will return.
by jimharris on May 25, 2020
It continues to be an excellent marina, the staff was spot on. We had 6 Boats staying there on Saturday night, and as you can imagine we had a party. No issues from anyone. Great place we will be back soon.
by doctoriggy on May 25, 2020
Good location and amenities
by callingone on Apr 06, 2020
In lite of Covid 19 we were not expecting dock master and owner to help us tie up. Welcome surprise. Good docks, power, water. No pool. Showers and bathrooms good. Friendly and helpful liveaboards. would stay again.
by flyingrox on Mar 22, 2020
Great location with great facilities - one of the best!!
by floatinghome on Feb 17, 2020
We love Marker 8 and consider it our ‘home port’ whenever we visit St. Augustine. Jim, Stephanie and Blue - Floating Home
by gardeningone on Jan 16, 2020
Great service from the staff. Hotel amenities are included.
by ericvoce on Jan 01, 2020
Very nice, super clean. Friendly staff!
by aaspann2004 on Dec 15, 2019
We stayed for a month and had a fantastic time at Marker 8. Staff is hands down, the BEST we've encountered, they are pet friendly, facilities are new and very clean. They offer a cruisers breakfast and evening snacks every day. Beer and wine available in the lounge. Great wifi signal.... nice gym....nice pool... perfect location to downtown and restaurants... really, not much more you could hope for in a marina! We had 2 groups of friends/family come visit and it was great they could just stay at the Marker 8 hotel.
On the down side, there is no pump-out facility on site, provisioning stores are pretty far (but it's far from most marinas in St.A) and pulling in to the marina can be a bear because of VERY strong currents (the staff always greets boats on arrival to help pull in).
We will stay at Marker 8 next time were passing through St. A, for sure!
by danbalsamo on Nov 30, 2019
Great place friendly staff ! Definitely would come back.
by rmilton100 on Oct 14, 2019
The hotel had a nice workout area and continental breakfast each morning along with happy hour wine at night. We will be back.
by telltales2 on Jul 25, 2019
Arrived with a fast outgoing tide. Virginia & Bruce provided needed docking assistance and a great welcome. The Marina/motel have great amenities, is modern, clean with a very friendly staff to match. Highly recommend.
by lavitabella on Jun 03, 2019
It was our first time staying here and it won’t be our last! Everything about Marker 8 was nothing short of spectacular. The marina is nearly brand new, the marina showers and guest amenities are top notch. The staff is the most friendly we’ve ever met! EVERYONE we met truly enjoyed helping out. Convenient to city marina for fuel and three short minutes to the Atlantic. We LOVED everything about Marker 8!
by merr1222 on May 29, 2019
Marina was nice - people were very friendly and accommodating at the marina. we ended up getting stuck due to engine issues and we were able to stay additional time. John in the office was wonderful. The marina provided a continental breakfast and social hour for marina and hotel members. Pricing was reasonable as well.
by mfirestine on Dec 24, 2018
We really enjoyed our stay here. New facilities, well kept. Plenty of unexpected perks like.....fresh towels in the shower rooms!
by reviewoutlaw on Dec 01, 2018
Great Marina, two free glasses of wine, walking distance to all the shops and restaurants, amazing views at night. Hot tub, super friendly staff, biggest and cleanest showers I have seen with hotel towels included, this is a must see location, breakfast is also included can’t find a better deal near st. Aug.
by wesmac on Nov 12, 2018
Great stop and location. Extremely clean facility.
by kkendall07 on Aug 26, 2018
Amazing views, perfect location, the best staff and the breakfast was to die for!!! Soo happy we decided to stay here!! Will definitely be staying here again! Well worth the money!!
by mbrown12345 on Jun 25, 2018
The hotel and staff was great! Very clean and breakfast was great, not to mention a great view! Unfortunately, we were not able to spend the night on the boat due to rough current in the marina...