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The Kenwood Inn

38 Marine Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)
4.8
327 Reviews
$139 - $289
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About

For over a century this lovely Victorian Inn has received visitors to St. Augustine. Local maps and early records show that the inn was built between 1865 and 1885 and was advertised as a private guest house as early as 1886. By 1911 the property was known as the Kenwood Hotel. The inn has maintained the charm and character of 100 years of tradition while now providing a casual elegant style to enjoy. Located within the Historic District between the Oldest House and the famous Castillo de San Marcos, The Kenwood Inn is within walking distance of many fine restaurants and all historic sites. It is one block from the Intracoastal Waterway with its passing fishing trawlers, yachts at anchor and the classic Bridge of Lions. Across the bridge by car or bicycle are miles of beautiful ocean beaches. The Inn's spacious accommodations include rooms with double, queen and king sized pillow-topped beds. Several rooms also include pullout queen size sofas. Beautiful balconies and porches are featured in many rooms. The Inn has central heat and air, and all rooms have private baths. All guestrooms feature hairdryers, bathrobes, overhead ceiling fans, HGTV televisions,and more. Bicycles are available to tour the city. The walled-in courtyard is the perfect place to sit and relax after a long day of exploring the old city. The saltwater swimming pool is adjacent to the courtyard through the gate and is very refreshing on those hot and humid summer days.

Rooms & Rates

Blue PorcelinSuite

This totally renovated one room suite is wonderfully decorated in hues of blue and features a king-sized sleigh bed. This room is located on the second floor overlooking the lush pool. The sitting area in front of the fireplace has two traditional wingback chairs ideal for reading and passing the time away. An extra special feature to the room is its access to the wrap-around porch complete with rocking chairs and hammock. The open-concept bathroom has a very large Carrera marble shower with wall-mounted body-massaging and overhead rain shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Old English Suite

Original heart-of-pine planking floors, along with soft shades of yellows and creams compliment this spacious first floor one room suite with king-sized bed. The full private bath features a two-person Jacuzzi jetted bathtub/shower combination. One of the special features to this room is the sitting area in front of the fireplace, stunning crystal chandeliers and sconces plus large flat-screen TV. The spacious bedroom is a rare find in a 19th-century inn. You also have a spacious private porch overlooking historic Bridge Street. The perfect location to view the passing horse-drawn carriages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

British Colonial Room

The British Colonial Room, located on the second floor overlooking the pool, features an antique step-up queen-size bed, balcony access, compact bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lavender's Room

Lavender's Room is located on the second floor with views of the courtyard and swimming pool. This charming room features a queen-size antique four poster step-up bed, cozy sitting area and compact bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Country Victorian Room

This totally renovated and restored second floor room is one of the prettiest with shades of soft blues and corals. A beautiful king-sized bed adds to the beauty and charm of your stay. The two chairs create a comfortable sitting and reading area or viewing of the 42" flat-screen TV which is situated over the fireplace. The room also features double French door which open to a private balcony with wonderful views of the bay in the distance and historic Bridge Street. The very large and luxurious bathroom includes a wet-room oversize stone tile shower with multiple shower heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Country Suite

Transitional and elegant in style, The Country Suite features soft gold and steel blue shades accented by oriental area rugs. This second floor two-room suite includes a bedroom with a four-poster king-sized bed plus a separate living room. The rooms are divided by double French doors. The living room includes a full-size couch, two-side chairs, and coffee table. Additionally a stunning large armoire houses a second television. The large bath includes a two-person tiled shower and spacious sink cabinet. The special feature of this suite is its quiet location overlooking the courtyard and koi pond.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Brass Room

Recently renovated, this is one of our coziest rooms. Located on the second floor, the Brass Room overlooks historic Bridge Street and features a queen-sized bed, 36" flatscreen HDTV, DVD and bath room with a luxurious glassed shower with body-massaging heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Bayview Grand Suite

This very spacious and sun-filled four-room suite features elegant contemporary furnishings and is located on the entire third floor. There are spectacular water views from all windows and a private balcony with bird's eye view of the Matanzas Bay. The Bayview Suite consists of two bedrooms; king bedded and queen bedded. You can also relax in the separate living room on rich mahogany-colored leather couch and love seat while viewing the television, which is located in the oversized custom-built armoire. There is also a small refrigerator plus a coffee maker. The very spacious newly renovated bathroom's focal point is a large glass enclosed shower with body massaging heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

Caitlin's Rooms

This unique suite is actually two quaint but separate bedrooms with a pocket doorway between them. One bedroom has a king bed and the other a full size bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom; one with a shower and the other a shower/Jacuzzi tub combination. The rooms are located on the first floor on the courtyard side of the inn and feature a private porch. This is the perfect room for families or guest preferring separate beds and bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Captain's Suite

The very spacious Captain’s Suite is located on the second floor and features a very large private balcony overlooking the courtyard and Koi pond.The balcony has a dining table for four plus two over-size wicker chaise lounges. The one-room suite features a king-sized four-poster bed, sitting area with queen-size pullout couch, coffee table and chairs. The suite is decorated in handsome rich fabrics and plush area rug. The mahogany armoire at the foot of the bed is equipped with an oversize television and DVD player. The bath has a large walk-in two-person tile shower and a sled-shaped copper vessel sink mounted on an antique writing table. The queen-size couch opens to a comfortable bed. This room is ideal for a party of up to four guests

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Elizabeth's Room

This very large second floor room is one of the most popular. The room features a beautiful natural finished pine four-poster bed and oversized armoire. This room is decorated in shades of cool mint green. The bath is all tiled in with tub and shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Green Rooms

Ideally located on the first floor, the Green Room is most popular for those wanting their own bedroom and bathrooms! Two separate bedrooms and bathrooms with showers are featured in this two room suite. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other a full size bed. The bedrooms are separated by a pocket door way.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Country French Suite

This very spacious one room suite is one of our most popular and is located on the second floor. The room is exceptionally quiet and boasts of a king-sized bed decorated in warm shades of gold. The bathroom features a separate shower and Jacuzzi bathtub and access to the balcony. A separate sitting area includes a queensize sleeper sofa, reclining wing-backed chair, flat screen TV and coffee table sit in front of the fireplace.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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327 Reviews

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Captain room

4.8 on September 17, 2014

The food was outstanding the room was beautiful. I was surprise it had a pool . I will be coming back. It was very quiet. You can't go wrong staying here.


Extremely Pleased

4.8 on September 12, 2014

From the moment we drove up to the lovely Kenwood Inn,we felt welcome. Pat, the owner greeted us with a warm smile and a helping hand with our luggage. The Blue Porcelain Room was large and very comfortable with access to the porch. At the 5:00 social we drank good wine and enjoyed friendly conversation. The Inn is located in Old Town, which made getting around by foot very easy. We walked everywhere, although the Inn provides bikes for anyone interested in cycling. At the beautiful dining room table, guests were served a delicious breakfast of fresh fruits, fresh baked coffee cakes, omelets, egg casseroles, and juices. Each morning a different delight. Our three night stay was relaxing, and Pat made us feel right at home. The Kenwood Inn is on the top of our favorite B & B list. We hope we can return one day. We highly recommend the Kenwood Inn! Millard and Sharon


The Kenwood Inn -perfect bed and breakfast

5 on September 11, 2014

We stayed one night at the Kenwood Inn. I googled "quiet Bed and Breakfast in St. Augustine" and it was perfect. Down a quiet road but just a short walk from the shopping and restaurant area. The room was beautiful and the bed was comfy! We had the suite and it was nice to have a sitting area. We went for a walk in the morning over the Bridge of Lions. Not much traffic even for a Monday morning. There is an inviting pool that is salt water. Very nice. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. A frozen yogurt and fresh fruit parfait (cool,huh?) and a scrambled egg/bacon/cheese/scallion in a crepe cup. So wonderful...the owner met us at check- in in the evening with a smile and we left with a huge hug. Would love to go back!


Quaint and conveniently situated.

4.2 on September 10, 2014

A+ for hospitality! the Kenwood is filled with lovely furniture and cheerful smiles. Our Hostess met us in the hall with a warm introduction and remembered the details in my booking email. It was a quiet weekend so we were put in a larger room which was nice. Thoughtfully furnished and the bed linens were spotless. The lack of a coffee maker in the room was mitigated by the bathrobes provided, the proximity of a coffee machine a short walk downstairs, and the willingness of my husband to go and make it ! The TV was concealed in an attractive armoire and was surprisingly an older tube TV, that meant it didn't get watched much and we had an early night. The king bed was beyond comfortable and even though the window overlooked the street all was quiet by about 11.30pm. The pool and garden areas looked lovely, pity we didn't have time to use them. The parking area is a short walk away, so drop off luggage before parking ! A lot of thought has gone into providing guests with the little details....like umbrellas by the front door....it was raining cats and dogs when we left for the short walk to our chosen restaurant, which, in spite of the map provided by our Hostess, we managed to miss, took the 'long way', but it didn't matter as we were drenched by then anyway ! Would definitely be happy to stay at the Kenwood Inn again.


Wonderful stay at the Kenwood Inn :) highly recommended

4.8 on September 07, 2014

This is my second time in St Augustine and I would definitely recommend the "Kenwood Inn". I was visiting with my sister and a friend. The hostess was great and greeted us when we came in. She gave us helpful advice and good recommendations for resturants and other points of interest. We stayed on the third floor which gave us so much room. The top floor had 2 bedrooms and a separate living room area which gave us a lot of extra room. Overall our stay was excellent and we would definitely come back to the Kenwood Inn.


Historic St Augustine at its best

5 on September 06, 2014

The Kenwood Inn is a charming and inviting retreat that is close to all St Augustine has to offer, in a quiet and quaint neighborhood. The room was super clean and so relaxing. The bed was super comfortable! The Innkeeper, Pat , was very welcoming and works very hard paying attention to every detail. The breakfasts were delicious and served in the courtyard with a tranquil Koi pond. When on a getaway I like to make sure I see all the sights possible, even if it means exhaustion. This trip I found myself wanting to go back to the Kenwood Inn and just relax...It is that comfortable! The saltwater pool was awesome, especially in the heat of the Labor Day weekend. After previous visits to St Augustine in the past, the stay at the Kenwood Inn took the experience to a whole new level. Already planning our next trip!


Henry Flagler Was Right!

5 on September 06, 2014

When Henry Flagler stayed at the Kenwood Inn long ago he proclaimed it to be the finest Inn of its time. He was right then and I must say he'd be right today. Never before have I stayed two nights anywhere and left feeling as refreshed as if I had stayed seven. The Kenwood Inn is perfectly located for easy access to all things St. Augustine; everything is within a short walk from the inn. The saltwater pool was perfect after a long day - the bed was amazingly comfortable and the room always cool and relaxing. Breakfast was delicious and the staff friendly and accommodating. Can't wait for my next stay.


Great location

4.6 on September 06, 2014

Beautiful facility. Owner Pat goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Many rooms recently updated. We've stayed here a number of times and never been disappointed.


A lovely stay

4.2 on September 06, 2014

Since the arrival in the evening (later than planned), I already felt the attention and care of Pat, who helped me with some issues I had during the travel to St. Augustine, and I felt the same attention and care during the 12 days of my stay. The Inn is well located in St. Augustine: very close to the historic town but in the same time in a quiet place where you can relax and not disturbed by the noise. The property is very nice and clean. Breakfast is very good: unfortunately I missed many of them due to my schedule. The Lavender room is more than enough for a single traveller like me. The bathroom is quiet small, so consider this issue when you book the room. Definitely a place I recommend.


Holiday Weekend

4.8 on September 04, 2014

Our stay at the inn was just what we where looking for. The location made the difference and everything was in walking distance. The breakfast was over the top with fine dining. We will be back next year.


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Location

Location Type

Historic city, City, Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Exit airport and Merge onto I-95 S toward JACKSONVILLE for 45.5 miles Take the SR-16 East exit, EXIT 318, toward TECHNICAL INSTITUTE/ST AUGUSTINE/FLAGLER COLLEGE. Turn LEFT onto FL-16 East for 5.4 miles Turn RIGHT onto N PONCE DE LEON BLVD/US-1 South for 1.3 miles Turn LEFT onto W CASTILLO DR. for 0.3 miles Turn RIGHT onto S CASTILLO DR/FL-A1A. Continue to follow FL-A1A for 0.6 miles FL-A1A becomes AVENIDA MENENDEZ 0.0 miles Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto MARINE ST.0.1 miles 38 MARINE ST is on the RIGHT.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Historic and national archeological sites, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Sunbathing Terrace, Koi Pond, Courtyard, Swimming pool, Private balconies and porches, Private porches

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 pm - 9 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Over 8 years of age however please call for exceptions.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends and 3 nights on holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night deposit is required to guarantee a reservation of 2 - 4 nights. Extend stays/holiday periods may require a 2 night deposit. Credit cards, cash, traveler's and personal checks accepted.
  • Cancellations: Due to St. Augustine’s popularity and our size, we recommend reservations well in advance. A deposit of one night’s tariff is required to guarantee a reservation. Cash, traveler’s checks, personal checks, major credit cards and bank debit (ATM) cards are accepted. If your plans change and it becomes necessary to cancel your reservation, a $50 cancellation fee will apply. Reservations must be canceled 7-days (14-days during holiday periods or when 3 or more rooms are reserved) prior to arrival for refund of deposit, less $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after this deadline will result in forfeiture of deposit, if accommodation is not resold. Cancellations within 24-hours of arrival or within 7-days of arrival on holiday periods are charged for the full stay if accommodation is not resold. No-shows or early departures will be charged the full stay of the reservation. We request a 2-night stay on weekends and a 3-nights stay on some holiday periods and weekends. Please call if you need an exception to this policy. $50 cancellation fee will be applied as credit towards a future reservation. Valid for one year.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pat Dobosz

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Poolside, Courtyard, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

38 Marine Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)

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