Casa de Solana Bed and Breakfast

21 Aviles St. , St. Augustine, FL 32084-4441 USA (Show map)

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A registered historic bed and breakfast. An excellent example of Spanish and English design. We are located in the heart of St. Augustine's historic district. Our rooms have whirlpools, fireplaces and balconies that make your stay all the more romantic. The courtyard has lush gardens and fountains providing a quiet and relaxing atmosphere for those private moments. All area attractions are within easy walking distance! Packages available for romance, history and weddings.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.4

First Time B&B Guests

4.8 on September 17, 2016

For a weekend getaway, we chose to stay at this B&B. This was our first B&B experience. The staff made us feel welcome; it was like coming home to family. As for the breakfast, the word "amazing" does not do it justice. Each meal we had was well planned and full of flavor. This B&B is centrally located and within walking distance to all the main attractions in St. Augustine and minutes from the beach access points. The B&B also provides parking to all guest, which is rare in the City. Highly recommended.


Good Location, Average Accomodations

3.4 on September 06, 2016

Location is centrally located. Our room was just average. It was clean but nothing special. Lighting was harsh, mattress needs replaced (putting a memory foam topper on top does not constitute a new mattress). I now have a pinched nerve in my back because of the mattress being too soft. No robes. Stingy with bath products/lotion. For an Inn advertising for couples/romance, it is all but. No music in the sitting or breakfast areas except for head banging music one morning. Breakfast was just ok. It seemed like it was prepared first thing in the morning, then served throughout the AM instead of cooked to order waffles, eggs, etc. At least cereal and breads were also available. We toured a couple other B&Bs in the area while in St. Augustine, and they were night and day better. The grounds of this property have lots of potential, but lack attention and landscaping. The staff were friendly and helpful. Cathy was a pleasure.


Makes St. Augustine shine

4.8 on May 30, 2016

What a great B&B! Suite was really. Ice, all the expected amenities & services there. The breakfasts were stellar. Service during breakfast really well done. The B&B is quiet, in a quiet area, and a very short walk to 4 nice sidewalk cafés / restaurants. We consider the Casa de Solana to now be a destination - we will return just to stay at the B&B.


Anniversary

5 on May 11, 2016

Fabulous stay and look forward to future visits! Norman and Becky


A Perfect B&B

3.6 on April 13, 2016

This B&B is located on the oldest street in the United States. It has a beautiful garden in which one can sit. The inside is opulently furnished and decorated, and the dining room as beautiful murals painted on the wall befitting the old Spanish heritage of the city. We asked for a room on the main floor and were given a suite, with bed and living room. The bedroom was the main room of the original structure from the 18th century and the elegant shower stall was built into a niche in the bedroom which we were told was originally the kitchen of the old home. Breakfast was delicious. It was a perfect stay. We highly recommend Casa de Solana.


Wonderful Treasure!

5 on November 02, 2015

Casa De Solana is a treasure! My husband and I were married there 3 years ago and we will not stay anywhere else ¿¿ This is our home away from home! We recommend Casa very highly; first class all the way.


Casa de Solana Wedding

4.2 on April 20, 2015

Our first trip to St. Augustine and it could not have been better...unless we had been able to stay longer. The wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted and the service by Lynn and Jeff made us feel right at home. We cannot wait to go back and already decided this is the only place we will stay when we return!


Great cozy place for that special quiet getaway!!!

5 on April 11, 2015

Great place! We have stayed at Casa de Solana before and we would not stay anywhere else! Great staff, service is A+++. Great location! Breakfast is amazing!!!!!


Kirby Smith comfort

4.2 on January 19, 2015

Innkeeper responded immediately to a special request. Check in was easy and fast, everything very clean and well-maintained. The breakfast entrée was HUGE.


Perfect Weekend Getway

5 on January 15, 2015

We decided to head up to St. Augustine for a romantic weekend. We decided to book the Spa Romance Package with a massage and a two-night stay in one of their rooms. It was absolutely amazing. We stayed in the Isabella room, which was perfect. The staff was always friendly and helpful, the inn was in a fantastic location, and we had an amazing time. Can't say enough about this B&B. We will definitely be returning!


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Rooms & Rates

Montejurra

Furnished with a beautiful king size bed and 19th century antiques, the room is warmed by a gas fireplace and windows that bathe it in sunlight both in the morning and the afternoon. Everybody loves the beam ceiling! A spacious bathroom with a lovely garden 2-person whirlpool tub with shower adds to the modern appeal of this magnificent room other comforts include, free WIFI and refrigerator. Your balcony overlooks Charlotte Street where you'll enjoy listening to the soft sounds of music eminating from O.C. White's on the waterfront.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

British Suite

The British Suite is ultra romantic and super private! Located on the 3rd floor, secluded and quiet, the 2-room suite features a separate sitting room with a sofa and television, with French doors that separate the sitting area and the bedroom. The bedroom features a Queen bed, a lovely window seat, a full private bathroom with tub/shower and a separate 2-person jetted whirlpool tub. The British Suite offers a delightful eclectic collection of antique furniture and reproductions. Also, an assortment of St. Augustine artwork other comforts include, free WIFI and refrigerator. Just down the stairs on the second floor, the large balcony (with 2 rocking chairs) that overlooks the courtyard is the designated outdoor seating area for British Suite tenants!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Catalina

Less is more in this petite room, Catalina's Room is on the 2nd floor of the Main House and features a cottage Queen-sized bed, full bath with standard tub and shower scenario, and a built-in sunny window seat and free WIFI. Cielo's Room is right next door, and the two form what we call the Colonial Wing. If you are travelling with friends and rent both rooms, there is a pocket door just outside your room that you can close for complete privacy amidst the 2 rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Minorcan Suite

The Minorcan Suite is located in the main house on the garden courtyard level. It has two entrances - one through the main house, the other from the garden courtyard. Your bedroom door opens up onto the courtyard where you'll find a raised deck and peaceful seating area. This 2-room room accommodation features a King bed, walk-in shower massage system, and flat-screen television in the bedroom, with gas fireplace, sofa, desk, flat screen television, free WIFI and refrigerator in the sitting room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Segui

Located on the 2nd floor of the Main House, extra-romantic Segui offers a comfortable King bed and is furnished with antiques and a gas fireplace that celebrate Casa's Spanish heritage. The beam ceiling is original to the structure. A private entrance to the balcony allows you to go outside and enjoy the view of Charlotte Street where you'll also enjoy the soft sounds eminating from O.C. White's on the bayfront. A large modern bathroom with a two-person corner jetted whirlpool tub/shower combination, other comforts include free WIFI and refrigerator of this accommodation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Francesca

Just around the corner from Isabella's Room, Francesca is located on the 2nd floor of the de Palma House. This happy and bright room features a King SleepNumber bed, gas fireplace, jetted whirlpool tub, separate walk-in shower, free WIFI and mini fridge. You'll love the view from the rocking chairs on your private section of the large wrap-around porch, to include the Ximenez-Fatio Hosue on Aviles Street and our courtyard. You have a second sitting area on the first landing, which is a very private and romantic little spot!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Isabella

Just around the corner from Francesca's Room, Isabella is a Florida Tropical themed room that features fine furniture and a professionally painted tropical beach mural (on the entertainment center) that complete the room?s ambiance in a charming yet eclectic manner and allow the character of Isabella?s Room to warmly welcome you to the Casa. The King bed, gas fireplace, jetted whirlpool, free WIFI and refrigerator make this room a favorite among couples wanting a private get-away. You'll love the courtyard view from the rocking chairs on your private section of the large wrap-around porch.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Mary Mitchell

Mary Mitchell is a 1st floor room in the de Palma House. This room, dawned in lovely shades of blue, features a Sleepnumber King bed and walk-in shower. You might enjoy watching the flat-screen television mounted above the gas fireplace from the oversized sofa,free WIFI and refrigerator or perhaps relaxing outside on your rocking chairs by the pergola, sipping from a glass of wine is more your speed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Kirby Smith

Warm and inviting, the Kirby Smith room features a California King bed, a large master bath with spacious jetted whirlpool tub/shower combination. A mini fridge, sofa, armoire, free WIFI and flat-screen television are other amenities for this beautiful room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Cielo

Cielo (Spanish for sky)-- a second-floor, corner room in the main house that offers what feels like total seclusion, located "at the end of the hall" with a private balcony that overlooks the courtyard. Enjoy the Queen-sized bed, flat-screen television, and a jetted whirlpool tub/shower combination and free WIFI. For those of you travelling with friends, Catalina's Room is right next door, and the two form what we call the Colonial Wing. There is a pocket door at the other end of the hall that you can close for complete privacy amidst the 2 rooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Historic District Downtown Mantanzas Bay Area, City, Downtown, Oceanview

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Spanish Military Hospital/Museum, World Golf Village, St. Augustine Lighthouse, Outlet Stores, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , In room massage available check website, Free Parking available., Wine Social available daily., Bath robes available for purchase.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Oldest House Museum, St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, The Old Jail/Colonial Spanish Quarter, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm
  • Check Out:: 1100 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On balconies or in the courtyard only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Please call so innkeeper may advise on rooms and policies.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: During Holidays or Special Events
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit due upon initial reservation and balance paid on arrival.
  • Cancellations: Deposit Cancellation Policy: A deposit in the equivalent to one full night's stay or a 50% deposit of total bill (whichever is greater) will be applied to all reservations and packages. Remaining balance will be paid upon arrival at check-in. A fee of $49 will be charged for any cancellation request from the time of reservation forward. If cancelled within 14 days of arrival, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation if we are unable to re-rent the room. Casa de Solana is a non-smoking inn. Smoking is permitted only on balconies or grounds surrounding the inn. Our Inn serves as a quiet romantic getaway for our guests, and our facilities are geared toward that scenario. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate children at the inn.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Innkeeper, Casa de Solana

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7:30am -930am
  • Serving Location: Courtyard, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian Vegan available with a 48 Hour advance notice.


Signature Dish

Rotating Menu
Sample Menu Items Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche served with French Toast and Seasonal Fruit Zucchini Omelette drizzled with Red Pepper Sauce and sided with Roasted Potatoes Mushroom Leek Omelette and Fruit Crumble Vanilla Yogurt with Seasonal Fruit and Granola Cinnamon French Toast Casserole Scrambled Egg-stuffed Crepes with Hollandaise Sauce complement Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Omelette plated with a Banana Pancake Eggs Florentine presented with an English Muffin as the base Wine Social Hour 4:30 to 5:30 pm Enjoy a glass of wine in the dining room or parlor; it's a great way to start the evening! Extras We also offer chocolate-dipped strawberries, a cheese sampler, wine, and champagne as refreshing greeters for your arrival at an additional charge. You need only ask!


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