4.8 on December 04, 2013
The women who run this B&B are amazing and have such a gift of hospitality. It's a wonderful location that is convenient to everything and the stay was so memorable. It was a joy to stay there!
4.0 on November 25, 2013
We came here for our first anniversary and first bed and breakfast stay and couldn't have been happier! We stayed in the Dawn and loved having the private balcony. The house was in walking distance to everything which was quite nice. Breakfast was so delicious and the staff were just wonderful. They kept our wedding cake in the freezer and were so kind so set it up on a tray for us to eat in our room. I would highly recommend this place!
3.6 on October 26, 2013
Penny Farthing is a nice B&B, not a great one. Our room was small but adequate and was nicely decorated. They put sherry in all the rooms which is a nice touch and they put a couple bottles of wine out each evening. They have a great parlor where we met some other guests and shared some wine. Marie and David are gracious hosts and are around a lot if you need them. I expect a little better breakfast from a B&B but the breakfast at Penny Farthing was average at best. Day one was a ham, egg and cheese croissant with a slice of pineapple. Day two was french toast with some kind of hot banana mixture on it. There were no other choices and no pastries. Maybe this was why the Penny Farthing was a little more economical than other B&B's in the area. It is in a great location, close to all the historic areas, the college and museum.
5 on October 09, 2013
We loved it! We got married downtown and picked this as our first night's stay and it was great! Breakfast was out of this world, and the staff was completely awesome! Even have us a wedding card! We definitely plan to come back and stay here in a few years!!!
5 on September 26, 2013
Our stay was just as you would expect from a Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a quaint little town. It had beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that made you feel right at home and ready to relax. The hostesses could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was amazing and in the evening wine and snacks were served. The location was very nice on a quiet street but just around the corner from a trolley stop and only a few blocks from the water, shopping and restaurants. It fulfilled all of our expectations!
were so happy you had a wonderful stay at our inn, we try very hard to meet everyone's needs and expectation's. We want guests to feel like friends and family before they leave. Take care Marie
5 on September 22, 2013
We stayed in Penny's Attic, which was the only room on the third floor and had its own private deck. There are love notes hidden throughout the room that were written by previous guests. My husband and I enjoyed hiding our love notes as well. The room has a king sized bed and jacuzzi tub and was very nice. The breakfast was good as well.
Were pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Penny's Attic, it's very Romantic, our guests love to leave Love letters for everyone to find, its a part of the history of our inn, it gives everyone the Romance they are looking for. take care Marie
4.6 on September 19, 2013
The staff was a delight and very helpful. Will return but for more than one night.
Where looking forward to seeing you again when you visit St Augustine, so happy you enjoyed your stay. take care Marie
5 on September 07, 2013
Our stay at the Penny Farthing Inn was lovely as always. Very welcoming and the breakfast was wonderful. Thank you again Marie!
We always enjoy seeing your smiling faces when you arrive, its nice when we see familiar faces and know your enjoying your stay, we have done what we intended to achieve is to make you happy. take care Marie
4.8 on September 03, 2013
I surprised my boyfriend with a weekend away at this little Bed and Breakfast for his birthday a couple weeks ago and it was simply delightful. The owners of the inn were so welcoming and friendly, as were all the other guests that were staying at the Penny Farthing. We stayed in the Tree House room which had its own private stair case entrance and patio. It was perfect. (although the bed did need to be flipped or replaced we still enjoyed our stay) We will be back.
4.4 on August 20, 2013
For an impromptu night away this was a wonderful experience
3.8 on August 18, 2013
The room gets warm in the afternoon (Dawn room). There is construction going on next door from 830-6pm but hopefully that will end soon. The room was nice but its hard to find somewhere to plug your phone, etc into. Overall the value is good. The room is decent sized for one couple and it was a good stay.
4.6 on August 17, 2013
My husband and I were visiting Saint Augustine for our tenth anniversary, and after looking around for a bid, we decided on the Penny Farthing Inn. It is a great value and in a very good location. The whole inn is very charming and the staff, Marie and Betty, were wonderful. We would absolutely stay here again.
4.8 on August 16, 2013
I stayed at this inn with my husband for a weekend getaway and we were very pleased with our room and our host! My husband was apprehensive about staying at an inn but quickly overcame those inhibitions. This inn is in a great location for walking to everything, it was easy to drive to the beach and breakfast was super tasty. I hope that all guests get the opportunity to eat the homemade bread pudding! Thanks you!
2.4 on August 15, 2013
The room was lovely and very nice for such an older Victorian home. Having a private porch with a swing was a great bonus. Very quiet and private. Owner was very nice. I love B & Bs for all the added special personal touches that I thought were lacking in many areas. Had more of a hotel feel. Breakfast was very good but no choices whatsoever. A plate was brought out and that was it. Self serve water and coffee.
5 on August 06, 2013
From the moment we pulled into driveway I had that warm fuzzy feeling. The grounds are beautiful as well as the Victorian style house and living quarters. Breakfasts each morning were prepared while you enjoyed a cup of coffee or tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Located on a quite side street, a comfortable walk to downtown St George St. After touring the town you were welcomed back with a glass of wine or cup of coffee with freshly baked goodies. Finally, when it was time to retire, you could sip on some sherry or cognac right in your room on a very comfortable bed. I have already recommended Penny Farthing Inn to many and would love to go back there myself. Truly enjoyed it and very reasonable! Deb Bonita Springs, FL
5 on July 27, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at the Penny Farthing Inn. Marie and Matthew were very welcoming when we arrived and let us check in early. They had fresh coffee and baked goodies when we came back in the afternoon. Betty made a delicious breakfast each morning. The atmosphere was so homey, and we felt so comfortable there. We even had fresh sandwiches and wine in the evening, along with more coffee and tea. I recommend this B&B to anyone who is traveling to Saint Augustine. It's located near the Lightner Museum, so it's within walking distance of the historic district. We hope to go back again in the future!
5 on July 20, 2013
The Penny Farthing inn was amazing. Well maintained for a 100+ year home. The penny attic room was enchanting and you could feel the love flowing from the walls. The food was excellent and so good they should charge for (I am glad they don't), best egg benedict I had in 12 years (step-dad made it, five star sous-chef). This was our first BnB experience and I think we just got spoiled. I will be going back even if we can't have the attic. Betty is a sweetheart and Marie is great hostess. Much love and can't wait to go again.
Were so glad you enjoyed your stay at our inn, we enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for taking the time to writing a review we really appreciate it. Take care Marie and Betty
4.0 on May 12, 2013
found the place hospitable.staff was warm and freindly.location was very convenient for shopping and eating.
were pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Pennyfarthinginn thank you for your review we appreciate you taking the time to post one. Dave Betty and Matthew
4.0 on April 15, 2013
Enjoyed a fabulous visit to Old St. Augustine and staying at the Penny Farthing made it all that more enjoyable. Just a short walk to the historic downtown and many wonderful eateries... Will definitely be back because we just couldn't fit everything in over two short days...
5 on April 07, 2013
Exceeded every expectation. For the cost of a 2star hotel they delivered 5 star luxury. This is by far one of the nicest surprises of our trip! From the forest cake and wine offered during the day to brandy on a private porch to the best eggs Benedict I have ever had! We will make Penny Farthing Inn a tradition whenever visiting St Augustine in the future.
thank you for your wonderful review, were so happy you had a great stay at the Pennyfarthinginn. Have a wonderful weekend Marie and Dave
4.6 on March 26, 2013
The house was located outside of the busy section of St. Augustine but close enough to walk to everything. The room was great! We would stay here again.
it was nice meeting you both were glad you enjoyed your stay at the pennyfarthinginn. take care Marie and Dave
4.6 on March 26, 2013
This was our first time as a B&B guest. We had a wonderful time. The location was central to everything but quiet and comfortable. Due to the owners and staff, we felt like family after only a few hours. We will definitely be back.
4.4 on December 16, 2012
We stayed two nights at the Penny Farthing Inn in late November 2012 and would highly recommend it. The Inn is within walking distance of the historical area and many fine restaurants. It is beautifully decorated in Victorian style with many interesting antiques and accessories of the period. We stayed in the Victorian room, with a very large bedroom and sitting area, but a small bathroom and particularly small, out-dated sink area. The breakfast was delicious and adequate in size. The Inn's owner and staff were very friendly and helpful and provided extras including wine/sherry/port, snacks, and coffee/tea at various points throughout the day.
Thank you for your review we realy appreciate you taking the time to post one. We want to wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Marie Dave and Betty
4.0 on December 14, 2012
We stayed only for one night ; everything was just perfekt. we defenitely would come again.
Were glad you enjoyed your stay at the Penny Farthinginn We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Marie Dave and Betty
5 on November 07, 2012
I've been to B&B's from Kentucky to the Keys...Penny Farthing Inn was definitely one of the most cozy ones. I was very satisfied with not only the Inn itself, but also the location. Will definitely return.
I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Marie Dave and Betty
4.6 on November 01, 2012
The Penny Farthing is as nice an Inn as I have stayed and I have been in B&B'S from VA to FL. The hospitality was second to none and the quaintness simply added to it's charm. Thanks you for a lovely stay. Todd Young
We wanted to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year thanks for your kind words we appreciate it. marie Dave and Betty
5 on October 19, 2012
My husband & I came to St. Augustine for a romantic weekend getaway. We have stayed at other places there that were beautiful but now that we've stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn, we will not stay anywhere else. Penny's Attic was a quaint, nicely decorated room with a beautiful private rooftop porch. Marie and Betty took such good care of us that we thought they could actually read our thoughts! Breakfasts were delicious, especially because we had perfect weather for dining at their outdoor tables. This Inn is in a great location-you can walk everywhere but are not surrounded by the hustle & bustle that could keep you up at night. We are looking forward to our next stay already!
We wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year thanks for the wonderful review Marie Dave and Betty
5 on July 12, 2012
Our daughter is visiting Flagler College and we decided not to stay at a hotel...this was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast (my husband was skeptical). We stayed in the "Attic" and it was awesome!!!! Convenient to everything, the host and hostesses were great and so accommodating, the private balcony amongst the treetops was soooooo relaxing and special. We have already decided that if our daughter choses Flagler then this will be our home away from home!!!
We wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thanks for the wonderful review Mrie Dave and Betty
5 on May 08, 2012
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend in St Augustine; we stayed at our first B&B; Penny Farthing Inn was charming, clean and a perfect location to the historic area, withing walking distance to everything. The innkeepers Marie and David were very personable and warm. Breakfast was delicious both days and afternoon wine and snacks were delightful. We both were so please with our stay we have booked another weekend in July. Judy and John
5 on April 02, 2012
The Penny Farthing Bed and Breaksfast is a precious gem tucked away in the heart of St. Augustine and the best B&B we have ever stayed in. Words cannot express how wonderful my husband and my stay was at this charming and cozy B&B. The owners David and Marie are two of the most lovely warm people I have ever met. They make you feel like family and are part of what makes your stay so special. The breakfast was amazing and the wine in the afternoons hit the spot after a long day of walking. My husband and I will never stay anywhere else. Thank you Penny Farthing for such a memorable weekend!!
5 on April 02, 2012
My wife and I stayed for a single night on a weekend. All of the good reviews that you read are correct. I don't think it could have been better, or the Innkeepers more friendly. Parking was on premise and that is a plus for this area. Breakfast was amazing. Sad that we had to leave. You absolutely won't go wrong here.
5 on February 17, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Penny Farthing for a romantic 12th year anniversary just last week during Valentines Weekend. We absolutely adored it. It was fulfilling and pleasurable. Dave, Marie and Betty were super. We are very busy in our everyday schedules and it was nice to get away in such a beautiful place. I loved the tree house and will make plans to stay again. I am planning a girls retreat in August and this is where I will be booking my stay. Thank you Dave and Marie you will always have a place in our memories right next to our hearts.
5 on August 26, 2010
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Penny Farthing Inn and had an absolutely wonderful time. Marie, Dave and Betty were very warm and friendly. Everything was perfect, and I mean everything!! Thank you so much!!
5 on April 12, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn about a week ago. Dave and Marie were so welcoming and friendly, and the breakfast was delicious! We stayed in The Dawn room and absolutely loved it. It was my first time at a bed and breakfast and what a great 1st experience it was. I will definitely stay there again.
5 on April 02, 2010
Anne & I pulled into the B & B in the late afternoon, Marie patiently awaiting our arrival on the porch with a big cheerful smile. From that point on, smiles ruled every moment of our stay in the beautiful Victorian mansion. No innkeeper could have done more to assure that her guests felt like they were royalty. The aroma of freshly baked muffins & cookies welcomed us upon entering the main house. Fresh coffee & tea were prepared within moments of expressing a desire for them. The breakfast plate, an array of home made goodies, presented with pride, was enough to hold us until the evening. Our room was spotless and adorned with enough period pieces that one could have easily thought that they had crossed the Big Pond and were nestled in Great Britain. The inn, comfortably situated on a quaint, quiet side street, was only a few short blocks from the main tourist areas, shops, and shore. Marie's friendliness and desire to make our stay special took us by surprise. She welcomed the opportrunity to share her knowledge of the area and was always available to sit and chat. She was as good of a listener as she is a storyteller, prompting Anne and me to agree that it was Marie's presence that made our visit to Saint Augustine one that we'll never forget. Without a doubt, Penny Farthing will be our "home away from home" whenever we return to the area. Barry, Vero Beach, FL
5 on March 26, 2010
We just returned from a two-day stay at the Penny Farthing Inn in St Augustine, Florida. The Inn is a quaint victorian-style Inn right across the street from Flagler College property. It is very convenient and a short walk to the historic district and fort. The sleeping quarters, dining room, and main gathering rooms were very charming and clean. Breakfasts were fit for a King and Queen and should not be missed. There is no need for lunch afterwards. Marie and Dave were our hosts and we could not have asked for any better. Both are from England and their "European hospitality" was superb. Both were attentive and very informative. Their staff were most gracious too! You can't beat the value for this get-away destination.
5 on December 25, 2009
We have decided to stay here at the last minute and called the INN from the car. The Innkeeper, David and Marie were very friendly and nice people and we really enjoyed the stay there. Too bad, we only stayed one night.
5 on August 17, 2009
We just got back from 3 day stay at the Penny Farthington. It was lovely and exciting I must say. Betty the inkeeper and Maria and Husband are very special people. Lovely just like their bed and breakfast. The food is delicious as well and we plan to return for our Anniversary this year. You feel like you step back in time surrounded by a cozy home feeling . Very special place. So lovely and Graceful. Tammy and Michael
4.6 on June 22, 2009
My husband and I decided to try a Bed and Breakfast for our 3 year anniversary. Marie, the proprietor, was the most gracious and helpful host we could have asked for! We stayed in Penny's Attic, which was a lovely, quiet, secluded room at the top of the inn. It was a lot of stairs to walk every day, but well worth the climb. The room was charming...a mix of antiques and modern refurnishing. It was more than enough room for 2 people. The only complaint we had was the mattress was very hard, but we are used to a soft mattress, so this is just a preference. The breakfast that Marie made every morning was delicious and very filling. My husband and I could not have asked for a better place to celebrate 3 years together! We will be coming back to the Penny Farthing in the future!
5 on December 12, 2008
We stayed at the penny farthing inn for our 31st anniversary. It was our first time at a bed and breakfast. It was a marvelous time. Romantic,comfortable. The owners could not do enough for us. We go to St. Augustine every year for our anniversary. We will be staying the Inn again next year..
5 on November 10, 2008
This was our first stay in a B&B. Well can I say, I will never stay in another hotel. Dave, Marie and Betty were fantastic, and they have a lovely place. Very nicely docorated, extremely clean, warm and welcoming. Our room was very comforable, and you wanted for nothing. The breakfast was out of this world. Betty out did herself. When we are in St. Augustine again, you can be sure that, that is the place we will stay. You must go and check it out, you will not be disappointed.
4.0 on September 08, 2008
I stayed in the Victoria and absolutely loved it! The Inn is lovely and Marie is delightful. This Inn truly has an excellent location. It is within walking distance of everything yet it is away from the car traffic noise of the Bayfront and the people noise from St. George Street, so you can easily rest at night. Parking was a breeze. I can't wait to go back!
5 on August 18, 2008
This was our first stay in a B&B. What a wonderful experience. We fell in love with the house since we love antiques. The owners were very friendly and seem to enjoy getting to know their guests. There have been many improvements to the house since Dave and Marie purchased it almost two years ago. They are planning more amenities in the future. My husband and I both would highly recommend the Penny Farthing Inn to everyone wanting a unique getaway. We stayed in the LaCasita. We could walk to almost everything in town and enjoyed our visit to St. Augustine very much. We had a genuine "English" breakfast our last morning and hated to leave. We look forward to staying at the Inn again and saying...."Top of the Morning" to Dave and Marie! R Cook
5 on July 23, 2008
My wife and I stayed in the Tree House. It was very clean and quiet. The owners Dave, Marie and son Matt made sure everything was right and were very friendly.We felt welcome and comfortable from the greeting at the door and throughout our stay. Lynn was very nice and breakfast was great. We have stayed ant many hotels but this is the first B&B we stayed at and enjoyed it very much. I would recommend Penny Farthing Inn as a Bed and Breakfast to stay at. While you are there ask about the history.
5 on June 12, 2008
The owners Dave and Marie were outstanding, made you feel very welcome. Marie was very animated with her story-telling of the house, the army men, and don't forget to ask about the love letters. She made my boyfrind's birthday very special. We didn't want to leave. I had such a good time that I cryed when it was time to leave. Never done that before. She was so kind and knew how much fun we had.She let us linger in the room an extra hour because no one else was checking in that day. They were great and helped us plan a carriage ride with the best guy in town.
5 on March 02, 2008
My husband and I stayed in the Victoria room for a weekend in February 2008. We cannot say enough about how wonderful this inn is. The hosts / owners Dave and Marie were great.. They made every guest feel like family. We hated to see Sunday come. This is by far the best Inn we have ever stayed inn . It's close to everything. The goumet breakfast we had every morning was great ! We are looking forward to staying here again as soon as we can !!!
4.4 on July 26, 2007
I stayed in Penny's Attic and it was outstanding. The Inn Keepers Dave and Diane were just awesome made you feel right at home, and were very pleasant. I will certainly stay there again. Very nice!
5 on March 23, 2007
This was the best B&B I have visited in St. Agustine and we have stayed at 5 others. The owners really make you feel at home and the room was Great! Everything was Great!!