As the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, FL is a top vacation destination to explore historical landmarks. Visitors can stop by the oldest masonry fort and stroll pedestrian-only streets that date back hundreds of years. Adding to the charm of this coastal city is the area’s quaint bed and breakfasts, which are suitable for couples and families visiting the area.
TravelMag’s editors have compared many lodging options to highlight the best bed and breakfasts in St. Augustine below. These properties feature beautiful antique or reproduction furniture, modern conveniences and daily gourmet breakfasts, among other amenities.
The Bayfront Wescott House has been recognized as one of the top bed and breakfasts in downtown St. Augustine. Its prime location in the historic downtown area means guests are just a short stroll away from restaurants, shops and attractions. Guest rooms feature fireplaces, luxurious bedding and private baths with William Roam “Sense” collection products. A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served between 8 and 10am, and there’s an early-evening social hour from 5:30 to 7pm with wine, cheese and more. The Bayfront Westcott House staff is available to assist with suggestions and reservations – just ask!
Journey back in time with a stay at the St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast. The Inn’s historic building dates back to 1791 and features beautiful antiques and reproduction furniture, as well as modern conveniences. Choose from a room, suite or apartment-style lodging, all of which include private baths and central AC. St. Francis’ food offerings don’t end at breakfast – they also have an Evening Social, Evening Dessert, all-day Beverage Service and nightly S’mores and snacks. Spend an afternoon by the temperature-controlled pool or head over to the beach with all the necessary supplies, provided complimentary.
Old world charm meets Mediterranean style at Casa de Suenos Bed and Breakfast, a historic property dating back to the 1900s. The building’s unique architecture creates an intimate, romantic setting for a weekend getaway. Guests can choose from either a king or queen room, with plush robes, private baths and a complimentary decanter of sherry. A breakfast buffet with homemade entrees is served every morning, with mimosas and Bloody Mary’s offered on the weekends. For an added bit of relaxation, guests can book an in-room spa service with a licensed massage therapist.
At the Bayfront Marin House, guests can enjoy the personal touches of a bed and breakfast with the privacy of a hotel. Guestrooms have separate entrances, private baths and beautiful views of the garden, bay or Marine Street. For the ultimate romantic getaway, select a room with a Jacuzzi tub and electric fireplace. A Southern-style breakfast is offered each morning, which includes their famous French toast, banana pancakes, country casseroles and more. Stop by the nightly Happy Hour from 5-7pm for appetizers, refreshing cocktails and fresh-baked desserts. This property is pet-friendly for an additional fee.
Escape the hustle and bustle at the St. George Inn. It’s located on quaint, pedestrian-only St. George Street and has two courtyard with views of the Castillo de San Marcos and City Gate. St. George offers several room types – spacious king or two queen rooms, and Old Town suites with separate living rooms. All include fine linens, concierge service and in-room Starbucks coffee. Some rooms also include access to a shared balcony with rocking chairs and views of St. George Street or the Old City Gate. A European-style continental breakfast is included in the rate and served each morning from 8-11am.