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Marker 8 Marina

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1 Dolphin Drive
St. Augustine, FL 32080
29° 53' 33.03'', -81° 18' 15.73''
904-829-9042
www.marker8marina.com
St. Augustine
Marker 8 Marina
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Possible light rain later this morning and this afternoon.
57℉NNE at 9 knots
High04:40AM4.798ft
Low11:10AM0.052ft
High04:56PM4.022ft
Low11:14PM-0.532ft
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Awards


Boaters' Choice 2018Boaters' Choice 2019Boaters' Choice 2020Boaters' Choice 2021

About


Positioned at an important gateway into historic downtown St. Augustine, Marker 8 Hotel & Marina is the perfect location along the bayfront and has magnificent views of the downtown skyline. Through a series of intimate garden spaces, a cantilevered boardwalk, and a new poolscape, the design seeks to activate the waterfront edge and create a relaxing, yet high-end experience for guests.

Marker 8 is the secret treasure just steps away from the famous historic district of St. Augustine Florida. Enjoy a unique stay with 26 elegant themed rooms, each with a unique view, rain showers, modern furnishings while savoring the best water front views in the City.

If you are looking for luxury, panoramic view in the heart of St. Augustine, then Marker 8 Hotel & Marina is the place.

Berth Capacity


Slips:24

Services & Amenities

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2020

Dockage:Yes
Fuel Dock:Nearby
Water Hookup:Yes
Wi-Fi:Yes
Pump-out:Nearby
Restrooms:Yes
Showers:Yes
Laundry:Yes
Trash:Yes
Gas:Nearby
Diesel:Nearby
Security:Yes
Swimming Pool:Yes
Alcohol:Yes
Medical Facility:Nearby
Hotels:Yes
Restaurants:Nearby
Pet Friendly:Yes
Fitness Center:Yes
Max. Vessel LOA:103.0 Feet
Max. Slip Length:92.0 Feet
Max. Slip Width:19.5 Feet
Floating Docks:Yes
Electric Amps:30 and 50
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Great stay! No problem asking for and getting assistance docking. Convenient to Bridge of Lions. Return is warranted

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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.

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No complaints from me or our group

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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.

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Great experience, and dock set up

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Great facility. We will return.

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Great Facilities and really nice staff.

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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!

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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.

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Super heavy current. Very clean. There is definitely a difference in hotel patrons snd cruisers by hotel staff and treated a bit differently. Loved Tammi!

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Awesome place. Friendly and helpful staff Great amenities.

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Great stay. Good location and amenities.

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Super friendly hotel staff. Loved the happy hour and other amenities shared with the boaters in the marina.

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Outstanding!! Friendly and courteous staff. Great rooms with great view. Convenient location. And great dockage.

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Fantastic staff all around. Marina and hotel were great.

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very well maintained dock, clean, power and water on hand, plenty space couldn't ask for more. Phil

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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.

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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.

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Awesome marina and staff.

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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.

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everything was great no problems

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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!!!

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Really Nice Marina but the currents are really strong many people had trouble getting in their slips.

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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.

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Friendly Marina, nice docks, nice bath/shower/laundry facilities. Friendly staff. Beautiful sunset views and great access to restaurants.

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Went well very nice staff

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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.

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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.

Marina Response:
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.
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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.

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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.

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Safe and clean marina located in a great place. Need to add a couple of carrying carts

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Could not have asked for better!!

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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.

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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.

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Wonderful as alwasys.

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Couldn't have been more happier with our stay.

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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!

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Great marina, excellent service. Those also using the marina were also incredibly helpful.

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Very courteous staff. Nice docks and nice facilities.

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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!

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Staff was amazing. Very accommodating and welcoming.

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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.

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Great location which made it an easy decision to come back this year.

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Great. John was a big help. will return.

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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.

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Good location and amenities

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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.

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Great location with great facilities - one of the best!!

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We love Marker 8 and consider it our ‘home port’ whenever we visit St. Augustine. Jim, Stephanie and Blue - Floating Home

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Great service from the staff. Hotel amenities are included.

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Very nice, super clean. Friendly staff!

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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!

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Great place friendly staff ! Definitely would come back.

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The hotel had a nice workout area and continental breakfast each morning along with happy hour wine at night. We will be back.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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We really enjoyed our stay here. New facilities, well kept. Plenty of unexpected perks like.....fresh towels in the shower rooms!

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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.

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Great stop and location. Extremely clean facility.

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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!!

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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...

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