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, near everything, antiques, temperature-controlled swimming pool. Old world charm permeates the The St Francis Inn, a historic bed and breakfast located in the nation's oldest city, Saint Augustine Florida. Each room and suite is distinctive, in its layout and individual decor. The walled courtyard garden is peaceful, private, and a favorite place to unwind. The Inn's gourmet full breakfasts are exceptional, and the private balconies, porches, temperature-controlled swimming pool, bicycles, and cozy living and dining rooms add to the ambiance. Dating back to 1791, the Inn's rooms and suites combine the atmosphere of yesteryear without skimping on modern comforts. All have private baths, antiques or reproduction furniture, central heat and air-conditioning, telephones, queen or king beds, and color cable TV. Several have fireplaces and spacious whirlpool tubs. Many rooms also have a refrigerator. Our suites have queen-sized sleeper sofas in the sitting rooms. Our cottage is ideal for a family or for two couples, with two bedrooms (queen and twin beds) and two baths. Located in the restored historic district of the nation's oldest city, this St Augustine Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn couples a romantic atmosphere with a wide array of free guest amenities.

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Overall
4.6

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

Great place !

5 on July 31, 2017

I had a fabulous stay at St. Francis Inn. Everything was just as the pictures showed. Food was fantastic and service impeccable. The room was very nice and clean and had extra amenities. This Inn is in a perfect place to walk to many things and I will stay again.


Charming beach cottage

5 on July 29, 2017

The cottage was perfect for our visit in St. Augustine. We could go to the beach and also enjoy see the city. The breakfast exceeded our expectation.. We had a hearty delicious breakfast every morning to start each day.


Couple nights relaxing

5 on July 25, 2017

Great location and very nice staff and accommodations


Home away from home

4.6 on July 24, 2017

We stayed at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast with expectations of a mediocre bed and touristy feeling stay. What we got was a very comfortable bed and a welcoming staff that made us feel like we were family. This inn looks like you took a trip back in time to the Victorian period, but I can assure you that the breakfast was 5 star. So many interesting things to do within walking distance make us want to book our next visit already.


A True Gem

5 on July 19, 2017

We just got home from St. Augustine and a wonderful stay at the St. Francis Inn! The service was superb, breakfast was stellar, and the perks are simply the best. It is a bed and breakfast, but food is always available..snacks at night, free drinks and food during social hour, and extra desserts left out at night. We went to the beach one day and had access to a private shower, chairs, towels, water, bathroom, parking, and even sunscreen thanks to the inn. Parking is at a premium in St. Augustine, but the Inn had that covered with their own lot. Most all of our activities were within minutes walking distance, but if you don't care to walk, they offer bicycles. The Inn's charm is only outdone by its staff who were all helpful and greeted us with smiles no matter the time of day. We stayed in the Overlook Room. The room was cozy and has a garden tub/jacuzzi, fridge, microwave, and king size bed. My wife slept like a log! I was awake a bit the last night of our stay and may have heard the Inn's ghost attempting to enter our room at 2:30am...an occasional turn of the knob…no pattern, but it turned 3 -4 times in an hour. I would personally love to own the Inn. Since that is not likely, I will settle for visiting as frequently as we are able.


A Wedding to Remember

4.8 on July 12, 2017

We were part of a wedding party that sort of "took over" st FRANCIS for a few days and it was wonderful. The wedding venue was just a short walk away at the St Francis Barracks, making set up for the wedding very convenient. The staff was friendly, helpful breakfast menus were extraordinary! Thank you for making everything pretty close to perfect for our niece and for us! Kathryn & Jerry Lanan


1st bed and breakfast experience

5 on July 07, 2017

This was my first experience with a bed and breakfast and I must say I plan on staying at bed and breakfast more frequently. This place was awesome. I love the historic building it was in. The service was phenomenal. I also thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast buffet, social hour, and desert time. I can't say enough about this place. I look forward to staying here again. I will be recommending this place to all my friends.


AMAZING Romantic Weekend Getaway

5 on July 06, 2017

My husband and I came here for a romantic "honeymoon". (We eloped so it as a little late). The rooms were beautiful, and so close to everything downtown. It rained a lot while we were there, but we had just as much fun hanging out in the room, relaxing and enjoying the many amenities! We loved all of the food and beverages. You can't beat unlimited snacks and sherry! The breakfast was delicious. We opted for the romance package, and got massages in the room as well as breakfast brought to us. It was fantastic. It was great having the massage therapist come to us. She even let our pups on the table with us, which was great and helped keep them calm. We stayed in the cottage off of the main house, which I would recommend for anyone travelling with their dogs or wanting something a little more private. The large whirlpool bath tub was huge and there was even a fake fireplace and TV in the bathtub room, which was so relaxing. I can't recommend this place enough. All of the staff were super helpful and friendly. Everything about this place was amazing.


Lovely Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 02, 2017

My sister and I stayed for one night and couldn't have been happier!! Such a beautifully kept place with wonderful people and delicious food!! We will definitely be back!!


Will be back

4.8 on June 26, 2017

Service was outstanding, room was very cool. Pool needed to be clean but we will for sure be back.


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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Our Beach House B

This large house is perfect for families (with children of all ages) 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Our Beach House

This large house is perfect for families (with children of all ages) 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Heaven on Eleven At The Beach 1st Floor (A)

Heaven on Eleven is a 1st-floor apartment and has been completely renovated. Our modern and cool apartment at the beach 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: 6

Heaven on Eleven At The Beach 2nd Floor (B)

Heaven on Eleven is a 2nd-floor apartment and has been completely renovated. Our modern and cool apartment at the beach 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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool, 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, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, 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

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 12pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Restricted Areas
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited (8 years old and older in Historic, Downtown Inn)
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes See Our Pet Policy on our website
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: In order to guarantee your reservation, we will process a $100.00 charge/deposit to your credit or debit card at the time your reservation is made. This deposit will be applied to the cost of your stay.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel prior to 7 days befor your arrival date (14 days for holidays and special events), we will refund 75% of your deposit. No Shows - guests who do not cancel and do not show up on their arrival date - will be charged one night's lodging.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joe Finnegan; Margaret Finnegan

Languages spoken

American Sign Language, English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Joe and Margaret Finnegan have been owners/innkeepers of St. Francis Inn since 1985 - quite a record for innkeeper longevity!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian By request


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