St Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast of St Augustine Florida
Romantic rooms & suites, private walled yard with lush gardens, balconies, whirlpool tubs, gourmet breakfast, fireplaces, quiet location in St Augustine's historic district, Inn built in 1791, free parking, near everything, antiques, temperature-controlled swimming pool... Rooms from $169 to $389
Old world charm permeates the The St Francis Inn, a historic bed and breakfast located in the nation's oldest city, St Augustine Florida. Each room and suite is distinctive, in its layout and individual decor. The walled courtyard garden is peaceful, private, and a favorite place to unwind. The B&B's gourmet full breakfasts are exceptional, and the private balconies, porches, temperature-controlled swimming pool, bicycles, and cozy living and dining rooms add to the ambiance.
Dating back to 1791, the Inn's rooms and suites combine the atmosphere of yesteryear without skimping on modern comforts. All have private baths, antiques or reproduction furniture, central heat and air-conditioning, telephones, queen or king beds, and color cable TV. Several have fireplaces and spacious whirlpool tubs. Many rooms also have a refrigerator. Our suites have queen-sized sleeper sofas in the sitting rooms. The Cottage is ideal for a family or for two couples, with two bedrooms (queen and twin beds) and two baths. In a separate building near the Inn, The 1894 House, we feature two apartment-style suites of rooms, one on each floor.
Located in the restored historic district of the nation's oldest city, this St Augustine Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn couples a romantic atmosphere with a wide array of free guest amenities. Your stay at St Francis Inn includes a gourmet buffet breakfast and specialty coffee drinks, evening social hour with complimentary beverages and tasty Inn-made treats, and nightly decadent homemade desserts. All day long we serve our special house blend coffees, iced tea, hot chocolate, and assorted teas. Specialty coffees, with a different flavor featured monthly, are individually made from 7:30am to noon. We love to celebrate the seasons, offering fun surprises like 12 Days of Christmas edible treats and Mimosas and Bloody Mary's during breakfast on holiday-stay mornings.
The Inn is located in the heart of the oldest part of the city, but sits private and serene in its own quiet corner. Narrow brick paved streets surrounding the Inn providing central access to a wide variety of restaurants, museums, galleries, antique shops, historic sites and shopping experiences. Of course, the area offers fabulous seafood, with other unique tasting adventures such as a local chocolatier, a winery, and a distillery. Located on Florida's Atlantic coast, St Augustine is a rich cultural center, with special events, quality performances, fairs, and celebrations in and around the old city and its beaches. Guests of the Inn receive complimentary admission to the Saint Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, and 50% off admission to the nearby Oldest House - one of St Augustine's finest treasures of Florida history.
Our subtropical climate is ideal, with ocean breezes making every season comfortable. You can tour the neighborhoods around St Francis Bed & Breakfast on a trolley or take a horse and buggy carriage ride. Meander St Augustine's historic district on foot and discover the mixture of cultural influences over the centuries. St Augustine's seaside Florida location makes all types of water activities readily available, including harbor cruises, fishing trips, nature tours, and boat rentals. The Inn invites guests to spend time at beautiful St Augustine Beach, providing parking, towels, beach chairs and a place to shower off. Visit popular nearby family attractions, such as Potter's Wax Museum, Ripley's Believe It or Not, the Alligator Farm, the Castillo de San Marcos, The World Golf Village, factory outlet centers, and many many others. One of the nation's largest fireworks displays is an annual Independence Day tradition on St Augustine's intracoastal bayfront.
Historic festivals fill the calendar year-round, many commemorating legendary events and presenting reenactments. Enjoy arts and craft fairs, seafood festivals, colonial celebrations, chowder debates, native American ceremonies, and torchlight parades. From November through January, Saint Augustine sparkles like a fairy land, with millions of white lights, celebrating "Nights of Lights" through the holiday season.
St Augustine's "oldest inn" is the St Francis Inn. Dating from 1791, the Inn embodies the rich history and culture of the nation's oldest city, and visitors are invited to delve into the stories that comprise its colorful past. Anna Dummett converted her family home into a lodging establishment in 1845. The inn operated under many names until 1948 when the Inn was christened "The St Francis Inn." The St Francis Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, the Inn has been continuously renovated and redesigned to fit the needs of today's traveler. Its lodging offerings also now include the historic Wilson House right across the street. The 1894 House, a few blocks from the Inn, offers two additional Inn accommodations, each with kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Accommodations at St Augustine Beach and on nearby Camachee Cove harbor are also available to guests through St Francis Inn. Come visit us soon!