Being the nation’s oldest city, visitors of St. Augustine, FL should take full advantage and book their stay in one of two dozen historic inns or bed and breakfasts located in the heart of downtown.
Here’s a list of the top 5 recommended stays:
1.The Kenwood Inn – thekenwoodinn.com
The Kenwood Inn dates back to 1865 making it not only the oldest Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine but the only remaining hotel structure from what was known as the Gilded Age. Today, The Kenwood experience blends traditional elegance with hints of tropical Florida with 14 individually decorated guest rooms and luxurious features. Amenities include an outdoor pool with a large patio, dog-friendly rooms, the availability of bicycles to explore the city and complimentary private off-site parking
2. Casablanca Inn – casablancainn.com
The Casablanca Inn is a restored 1914 Mediterranean revival that is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With 22 rooms to chose from, guests also have the convenience to enjoy their in-house restaurant, Nero’s Waterfront Café and in-house bar, Tini-Martini. Centrally located downtown, Casablanca is also on the scenic waterfront allowing guests to explore the cobblestone streets or stroll along the ocean’s edge.
3. St. George Inn – stgeorge-inn.com
St. George Inn is the perfect gateway to the oldest city as it’s located on the picturesque, pedestrian-only St. George Street. On St. George Street, visitors can find historic attractions as well as a handful of restaurants and shops. Amenities of the inn include complimentary breakfast, private balconies, and a boutique wine bar, Bin 39 featuring over 70 wines by the glass.
4. Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast – carriageway.com
The Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast was built between 1883 and 1885, before the presence of electricity, as a family home and wasn’t converted into a hotel structure until the 1930s. Guests today can choose from 14 different rooms and enjoy the charming yet historic B&B amidst numerous restaurants, attractions, museums, and art galleries.
5. Bayfront Marin House – bayfrontmarinhouse.com
The Bayfront Marin House has the style of the past with the conveniences of today for guests to enjoy. Being fully restored in 2003 and open for business as a bed and breakfast, the Bayfront Marin House property dates back to 1788 where it started off as a wooden building practically falling apart. Located directly across from the Matanzas Bay, the historic downtown property allows guests the perfect laid-back, relaxing getaway.