St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast

279 St. George St. , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)

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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, WiFi, near everything, antiques, heated swimming pool. The St Francis Inn is an historic bed & breakfast with old world charm, located in the nation's oldest city, Saint Augustine Florida. Individually decorated rooms and suites grace the Inn. The peaceful and private walled courtyard garden is a favorite place to unwind. Gourmet full breakfasts, private balconies and porches, swimming pool, bicycles, specialty coffees, and evening socials add to the ambiance. Each room or suite in this historic bed and breakfast hotel is unique. All have private baths, antiques or reproduction furniture, central heat and air-conditioning, telephones, double-, queen-, or king-sized beds, color cable TV, and WI-FI access. Several have fireplaces, kitchenettes, 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Wonderful stay at the historic St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on August 19, 2015

Had such a great time. The amenities are bountiful and wonderful from hot tea, coffee, iced tea, and iced water available 24x7 to the nightly gin tasting, desserts, and social hour. We had such an amazing time and met some really neat people. Perfect location and wonderful friendly staff.


CHARMING and AMAZING

4.6 on August 18, 2015

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful days at the St. Francis on our first trip to St. Augustine. The Inn is located in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to all the historic sites and restaurants. A lovely breakfast was served each morning. As an added bonus, we were served wine/beer and hors d'oeuvres during happy hour each day. In the evening they served several varieties of desserts. The courtyard and gardens as well as the balconies were so peaceful and relaxing. We cannot say enough about the staff at the St. Francis - they were very informative, accommodating and friendly. We highly recommend the St. Francis Inn B&B and look forward to our next stay.


Exceptional stay

5 on August 15, 2015

Terrific location full of history, within easy walking to the center of St. Augustine. The staff are friendly, endlessly helpful. The food was first rate and the nightly dessert time was an unexpected bonus! Very comfortable, quiet, and the rooms are nicely updated. We definitely would stay again.


Wonderful accomodations

4.0 on August 14, 2015

We stayed in the Wilson Suite with my in-laws. It was wonderful even if it was just for a night. It is close enough to everything to walk, we didn't have to move the car at all. They allowed us to park early and leave the car after check-out so that saved us on parking and hassle. The drinks all day was a welcome gift in the Florida heat & the socials & breakfast were delicious. We overall had a great time. really the only complaint was the comfort of the pull out bed we slept on but that is almost expected when you know you will be on a pull out. We really enjoyed & the dessert with fire outside was a nice touch to wind down before going up to the room at night.


Fabulous inn!!

5 on August 13, 2015

St Francis is my favorite inn to stay inn. Amazing food, wonderful employees, close to everything, and great amenities. Also, it is haunted by a very friendly spirit. My husband and I had amazing interaction with her as well. Stay here!!


Amazing place to stay

5 on August 12, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing in every way, if you are considering staying here go no further, it is worth every penny and then some.


Great place to stay in the St. Augustine Historic District

4.6 on July 30, 2015

We stay here every year for the 4th of July holiday. They always have a full breakfast and It's just a short walk down to the river to see the fireworks.


Peaceful Setting

4.8 on June 15, 2015

Tucked away on a shady quiet street, this B&B is located perfectly in walking distance of everything. The rooms are comfortable and the staff was outstanding. Very nice breakfast as well as all-day treats and a wonderful Happy Hour. Highly recommended.


Amazing stay

4.0 on June 10, 2015

We stayed at St. Francis Inn from 06/05 - 06/07 and had such an amazing time, that are already planning our return. The staff was friendly and courteous; the food was fabulous and atmosphere warm and inviting. They helped made our 25th wedding aniversary celebration very special. Thank you to all of them for their affectionate care during our stay; highly recommend coming to this lovely B & B.


Awesome B&B and chafming beach house!

5 on June 09, 2015

We stayed one night at the Inn followed by three nights at 'Our beach house.' Everything was better than perfect!


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Rooms & Rates

The Courtyard Room

Small room (180 sq ft) 1st floor. Queen bed, electric fireplace*, wood floor, small bathroom (23 sq ft) w/clawfoot bathtub and shower. Pedestal sink in bedroom. Porch swing & rocking chairs at room entrance. Pet friendly. *Please note that the Courtyard Room does not have an individual in-room thermostat; this room has central heat and air-conditioning which the Innkeeper can manually adjust for your comfort. Room guests may use the electric fireplace year-round as desired, to create a relaxing mood and/or to provide additional room heat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Marie's Room

Small but cozy room (132 sq ft) 1st Floor. Queen Bed, electric fireplace*, modern bathroom (25 sq ft) with walk-in shower. *Room guests may use the electric fireplace year-round as desired to create a relaxing mood and/or to provide additional room heat. Please note thatMarie's Room does has central heat and air-conditioning, but no thermostat in the room. The Innkeeper can manually adjust the temperature for your comfort.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Anna's Room

Anna's Room is small (170 sq ft), cozy, and is less expensive than most other rooms. 2nd floor. Queen bed, fireplace*, and vanity sink in the room. Small bathroom (20 sq ft) has a modern walk-in shower. Easy access to 2nd floor public balcony with rocking chairs & swing,, a view of the garden, and peaceful sounds of the fountain. Please note that Anna's Room does not have an individual in-room thermostat; this room has central heat and air-conditioning which the Innkeeper can manually adjust for your comfort. Room guests may use the electric fireplace year-round as desired, to create a relaxing mood and/or to provide additional room heat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Balcony Room

Balcony Room, oversize room with Queen 4-poster bed, 2-person whirlpool tub/shower in room, floor to ceiling windows, a private balcony, a electric fireplace/no heat, and a refrigerator. Bedroom is 220 sq ft; Bathroom is 21 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Elizabeth's Suite

2nd floor - sitting rm has queen sofa sleeper, microwave, mini-fridge - bedroom has Queen bed and elec fireplace (no heat) - whirlpool tub & shower. Bedroom 156 sq ft. Bathroom 48 sq ft. Sitting Room 192 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Ballerina Room

2nd floor - Queen bed - electric ireplace (no heat) - whirlpool tub with shower - bedroom 180 sq ft - bathroom 54 sq ft

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lily's Room

Lily's Room is a cozy (153 sq ft) sanctuary on the 3rd floor. It features a Queen bed, small bathroom (30 sq ft) with a clawfoot tub with shower, 2 upholstered chairs for seating, a mini-fridge, microwave oven, floor-to-ceiling windows, stained glass window, and a hammered tin ceiling.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Overlook Room

3rd floor - King Bed - 2-person whirlpool tub & shower - microwave & mini-fridge - floor-to-ceiling windows - views of St Francis Park. Bedroom 320 sq ft Bathroom 15 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Garcia Suite

3rd floor suite - King bed w/flat-screen TV - sitting room with TV, mini-fridge, microwave, queen sofa-sleeper - bathroom with whirlpool tub & shower. Bedroom 150 sq ft. Bathroom 78 sq ft. Sitting room 184 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Dummett Room

3rd Floor - fully restored queen sleigh bed - mini-fridge - a whirlpool tub with shower. Bedroom 169 sq ft. Bathroom 54 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

The Cottage

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath separate building - 1st floor has eat-in kitchen, modern bathroom with 2-person whirlpool tub, living room with wood-burning fireplace, queen sleeper-sofa. 2nd floor has Queen bedroom, Twin bedroom, Bathroom with walk-in shower. Kitchen 120 sq ft; Living Rm 198 sq ft; 1st Floor Bath 60 sq ft. Queen Bedroom 144 sq ft; Twin Bedroom 180 sq ft; 2nd floor bath 32 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Garden Hideaway

Separate/private unit built on stilts - 1 flight of stairs - protected outdoor sitting area - tub room with 2-person whirlpool tub, electric fireplace, and flat-screen TV. The bedroom contains a King bed, flat-screen TV, small refrigerator, and microwave. The bathroom has a walk-in shower. Tub Rm 90 sq ft. Bedroom 146 sq ft. Bathroom 24 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Saffrons Suite

Wilson House - 1st Floor Suite - Queen Bed - 2-person whirlpool tub with shower - queen sleeper sofa - gas fireplace - mini-fridge & microwave - covered veranda with swing & 2 rocking chairs. Bedroom 160 sq ft. Bathroom 56 sq ft. Sitting Room 161 sq ft. Second Sitting Are 126 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Miss Emily's Room

Miss Emily's Room, located in our Wilson House, is a cheerful and romantic room located on the 2nd floor. This room features a queen bed, a large bathroom with a 2-person whirlpool tub and shower, and a private deck overlooking the garden behind the house. Access to shared kitchen. Bedroom 182 sq ft; bathrm 63 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Wilson Suite

2-room suite in Wilson House - 2nd floor - sitting room with flatscreen TV and queen sofa bed - Bedroom with King Bed and flatscreen TV - 2-person whirlpool tub & shower. Covered balcony with swing & rockers. Access to shared kitchen. Bedroom 143 sq ft. Bathroom 45 sq ft. Sitting room 154 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Margaret's Room

Wilson House - 1st Floor - private deck - King Bed (or twins), corner 2-person whirlpool tub & shower - microwave oven. Bedroom 204 sq ft. Bathroom 72 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Graham Room

Our most economical room is on the 3rd floor (remember, no elevator!). The Graham Room features a Queen bed, mini-fridge, microwave oven, and large window. The private bathroom is located down the hall and features a classic clawfoot tub with shower. The bedroom is 130 sq ft; bathroom is 30 sq ft.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Our Beach House B

This large house is perfect for families and groups with 1,440 sq ft of living space!Downstairs is a great room with a fireplace, flat-screen TV/DVD, a fully equipped kitchen and dinette, and a 1/2 bath. Upstairs you will find 2 Master bedrooms (1 with king bed, 1 with queen bed), 2 bathrooms, a loft with bunk beds and desk, and a deck for enjoying the sun. Only one neighbor's house separates you from the beach! Pet friendly with advanced notice to Innkeeper. Additional free amenities available at the St Francis Inn downtown. Our Beach House is not a Select Registry property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8

Our Beach Bungalow

A cozy (340 sq ft) bungalow for you at the beach! Fully equipped Kitchen, bedroom/sitting area with a Queen bed, bistro table & chairs, TV, DVD, full bathroom with tub & shower and hair dryer. A/C and heat in special wall unit. washer/dryer, outside seating, beach chairs, and off-street parking. No pets. Our Beach Bungalow is not a Select Registry property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Our Beach House

This large house is perfect for families and groups (1,440 sq ft). Downstairs you will find a Great room with wood-burning fireplace, flat-screen TV/DVD player, queen sleeper sofa, fully equipped kitchen and dinette, and a 1/2 bath. Upstairs: 2 master bedrooms (1 with king bed, 1 with queen bed), 2 bathrooms, a loft with bunk beds and desk, and a deck for sunning. There is one neighbor's house between Our Beach House and the beach. Pet friendly with advance approval from Innkeeper. Additional free amenities at the St Francis Inn downtown are included in price. Our Beach House is not a Select Registry property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 8

Harbor 26

Located only 2 miles from the St. Francis Inn, Harbor 26 offers harbor-side ambiance with a home-away-from-home feeling. One to four guests can hide away on the screened porch, or lounge on the deck off the living area. This is a King Suite with a King bed in the bedroom, walk-in shower in the bathroom, and a queen sofa sleeper in the living room. If you book Harbor 26 through the St. Francis Inn, most of the free guest amenities of the Inn are yours, too!Sunset and Harbor Views, screened porch, open deck. Pool. Pet friendly with advance approval from Innkeeper. Harbor 26 and the Inn at Camachee Harbor are not Select Registry properties.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Our Beach Cottage

This lovely and roomy (1,480 sq ft) single floor cottage is just 6 miles from the St Francis Inn. It has a full kitchen, open living/dining area, 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed and private bath with a walk-in shower. The 2nd bedroom has twin beds, 2nd bath has tub & shower. There is a queen sofa sleeper in living room, and a whirlpool tub in an alcove off the living area. No pets, please! 1480 sq ft. Our Beach Cottage is not a Select Registry property.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Heaven on Eleven

Heaven on Eleven is a 1st-floor apartment and has been completely renovated. Our modern and cool beach apartment has two bedrooms, one beautifully tiled bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a comfortable open living/dining area. The kitchen can serve as your morning coffee stop or as a great place to cook up a gourmet meal featuring fresh fish (from the local seafood market). There is seating at the bar or dining table. If you desire to connect with the rest of the world, Heaven on Eleven has free WiFi internet and DISH Network.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Location

Location Type

Historic District, Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 40 miles

Directions to property:

Please visit our website for accurate directions and a map to the property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Lightner Museum, St Augustine Alligator Zoological Park, Castillo de San Marco, Oldest House Museum, Zorayda Castle, St Augustine Light House & Museum, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Videos, Wet bar , On-site free parking, Evening Social Hour, Passes to nearby Athletic Club, Beach access and facilities, Specialty Coffee Service, Solar Heated Swimming Pool

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Fitness Club nearby, Kayaking Package available to purchase, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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Policies

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joe Finnegan; Margaret Finnegan

Languages spoken

American Sign Language, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet Breakfasts

  • Time Served: 7:30AM to 9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Guests may enjoy breakfast in the Inn's dining roo, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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