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With the wide range of lodging options in St. Augustine’s historic old town, trying to decide one to book can be hard to do. You’ll find everything from cozy, romantic B&Bs to beachfront hotels. Whether you’re seeking lots of luxuries or simply a comfortable place to lay your head down at night, these are some of our top picks in the historic district.
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The Collector Luxury Inn and Gardens sits on over an acre in the historic district, combining the charms of a B&B with luxurious modern amenities. Enjoy an intimate, upscale stay with exceptional service in this notable landmark, located on the site of the former Dow Museum of Historic Houses, made up of nine homes that date from 1790 to 1910. There are unique, original historical features, including refurbished hardwood floors, fireplaces and coquina walls, along with a heated outdoor swimming pool. All rooms come with iPads, free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, bedside charging stations and flat-screen TVs.
This charming Saint Augustine Beach House sits right on Vilano Beach in the heart of the St. Augustine historic district. You’ll be steps from the captivating historic sights and more of the city’s top attractions. Enjoy a stay that feels like your very own private beach house, complete with stunning ocean views from every guest room. It has a laid-back vibe, ideal for relaxing on your balcony with your morning coffee and complimentary breakfast. From there, stop at the front desk to get some beach towels and enjoy a day soaking up the sun and the sand.
Set along pedestrian-only St. George Street with an Old Town Trolley stop right in front, the St. George Inn hosts just over a dozen rooms and suites spread across three buildings, many of which come with views of Matanzas Inlet, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse and the City Gate. All include modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges and coffeemakers stocked with Starbucks coffee. On-site amenities include a wine bar with light bites and wine and a courtyard with a fountain but the highlight may be the location, just steps from galleries, museums and historic sites.
Casa Monica Resort & Spa offers lots of Old World Charm and an intimate setting on Cordova Street, within walking distance of the historic district’s museums, shops and restaurants on St. George Street. Accommodation includes elegant features like wrought iron, four-poster beds and hardwood floors along with special perks like Bose sound system access. Facilities include a beach club, swimming pool, fitness center and two restaurants, like popular Costa Brava known for its delicious Mediterranean-influenced fare.
The Kenwood Inn is a Queen Anne-style B&B that sits at the edge of the historic district within walking distance to historic sites, art galleries, shops and restaurants. The three-story inn offers 13 rooms, all individually decorated with a mix of modern décor and antiques. Some rooms come with whirlpool tubs, while all come with flat-screen TVs, comfy beds and a homemade breakfast included in the rate. There’s a daily happy hour provided and lovely indoor and outdoor areas, including one for relaxing near a koi pond. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary loaner bikes for exploring the town on two wheels.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Augustine Historic District offers a great value for its location in the historic district, a relatively short walk to most major sights. The building enjoys a touch of Spanish colonial floor along with simple, modern décor. Guests can look forward to warm cookies at check-in, soaking in the hot tub and swimming in the outdoor heated pool. The lounge offers occasional live music, and there’s a 24-hour mini-market, a gift shop and a fitness center. The spacious rooms all include large flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi microwaves and mini-fridges.
The Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront sits right across from the Matanzas River in the heart of downtown and includes rooms with balconies that showcase bay views. All come with signature Hilton Serenity beds, high-end toiletries, free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, mini-fridges and flat-screen TVs. The on-site restaurant, Aviles, offers a menu focused around Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine, available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor pool and fitness room, while lots of shops, restaurants and entertainment are just a short walk away.
The Pirate Haus Inn sits at the edge of the historic center, and offers a pirate-theme at budget-friendly prices, within walking distance of the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum. There are just six rooms, many with bunk beds catering to families, all of which come with pirate-themed murals, mini-fridges and complimentary Wi-Fi. There’s also a common room with satellite TV and games, an outdoor patio and a communal kitchen for guest use.
Set within a Victorian-era home that dates back to 1833, the Carriage Way Bed & Breakfast is a Donal A. Dermody White Glove Award winner located in the heart of the historic district. Expect plenty of southern hospitality and peaceful warm evenings rocking in the porch swing. You’ll be steps from all sorts of art galleries, museums, and restaurants, while 13 sumptuous guest rooms are each named after a precious metal or jewel and styled accordingly. Some come with original period features and four-poster beds, all feature free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and even complimentary cream sherry.
The 44 Spanish Street Bed & Breakfast is one of the best ways to get a true taste of Southern hospitality. This B&B is located in a restored boarding house built in 1924 and is located in the middle of the historic downtown area. It has an eclectic “old Florida” feel, and most rooms have Jacuzzi tubs. You can sit in the large, bright dining room to enjoy a generous full breakfast each morning before venturing out to do some sightseeing. The first floor and second-floor rooms are available and vary in price based on the season.