As the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida is a premier vacation destination for exploring historic landmarks. Visitors can stop in front of the oldest brick and stone fortress and stroll the pedestrian-only streets that were built centuries ago. Adding to the charm of this coastal city are the area’s quaint B&Bs, which are suitable for couples and families visiting the area.
TravelMag’s editors compared a number of lodging options to highlight the best bed and breakfasts in St. Augustine below. They feature beautiful antique or reproduction furniture, modern conveniences and gourmet daily breakfasts, among other amenities.
BAYFRONT WESTCOTT HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST
From $199 per night
Bayfront Wescott House is widely regarded as one of the top bed and breakfasts in downtown St. Augustine. Its prime location in the historic downtown area means that guests are just a short walk from restaurants, shops and attractions. Rooms feature fireplaces, luxurious bedding and private bathrooms that use the William Roam “Sense” range of products. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served between 8 and 10 a.m., and there is an early evening social hour from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wine, cheese and more are available, and Bayfront Westcott House staff can assist with advice and reservations – just ask.
St. Francis Hotel FRANCIS INN
From $169 per night
Dating back to 1791, the historic building at the St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast features beautiful antiques and reproduction furnishings, as well as modern conveniences. The historic building of the Inn dates back to 1791 and features beautiful antique and reproduction furnishings, as well as modern conveniences. You can choose from room, suite or apartment style accommodations, all of which include private bathrooms and central air conditioning. St. Francis’ cuisine isn’t limited to breakfast – they also have evening socials, evening desserts, all-day beverage service, and evening S’mores and snacks. Spend an afternoon by the heated pool, or head to the beach with all the essentials provided free of charge.
CASA DE SUENOS BED AND BREAKFAST (House of Suenos)
From $179 per night.
Old world charm meets Mediterranean style at Casa de Suenos Bed and Breakfast, a historic building dating back to the 20th century. The building’s unique architecture creates an intimate, romantic setting for a weekend getaway. Guests can choose a king or queen room with plush robes, a private bathroom and complimentary sherry. A breakfast buffet with homemade entrees is served each morning, and mimosas and Bloody Marys are available on weekends. For more relaxation, guests can book an in-room spa service with a licensed masseuse.
Villa Marin by the Sea
From $249 per night
At the Bayfront Marin House, guests can enjoy the personal touch of a bed and breakfast, while having the privacy of a hotel. Rooms have separate entrances, private bathrooms and beautiful views of the garden, bay or Marine Street. For the ultimate romantic getaway, rooms with Jacuzzi tubs and electric fireplaces are available. Southern breakfast is served each morning and includes their famous French toast, banana pancakes, country casserole and more. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshing cocktails, and freshly baked desserts during happy hour from 5-7pm each night. This hotel is pet friendly for an additional fee.
ST. GEORGE INN
From $179 per night.
Escape the hustle and bustle of St. George’s Inn. It’s located on quaint, pedestrian-only St. George Street and has two courtyards with views of San Marcos Castle and the city gates. St. George offers a variety of room types – spacious king or two queen rooms, and Old Town suites with separate living rooms. All rooms include beautiful linens, concierge service, and in-room Starbucks coffee. Some rooms also have access to a shared balcony with rocking chairs and views of St. George Street or Old Town Gate. A continental continental breakfast is included in the room rate and is served daily from 8-11am.