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

Lovely Weekend Stay

5 on March 21, 2018

Between the delicious breakfast, filling appetizers, complimentary beer and wine at happy hour, and sweet desserts, we could not have asked for more from the St. Francis Inn. We stayed in Miss Emily's room and loved sitting out on our private balcony sipping coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings. A short walk away from historic St. Augustine was the perfect location for exploring all the city had to offer! The free admission to the lighthouse museum was a great added bonus. I will definitely be staying at the St. Francis Inn next time I am in St. Augustine and I look forward to seeing the friendly faces of the staff again hopefully soon!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed your first B&B experience!

- Inn Manager (innkeeper)


Wonderful Couple's Getaway in Historic St. Augustine!

5 on March 10, 2018

Between the delicious breakfast, filling appetizers, complimentary beer and wine at happy hour, and sweet desserts, we could not have asked for more from the St. Francis Inn. We stayed in Miss Emily's room and loved sitting out on our private balcony sipping coffee in the mornings and wine in the evenings. A short walk away from historic St. Augustine was the perfect location for exploring all the city had to offer! The free admission to the lighthouse museum was a great added bonus. I will definitely be staying at the St. Francis Inn next time I am in St. Augustine and I look forward to seeing the friendly faces of the staff again hopefully soon!!


Well located in the historic district

3.8 on February 19, 2018

The St. Francis Inn is charming and takes you back in time. It is very well located in the historic district - close to everything. The staff was outstanding in every way. The tea, coffee and cookies were very much appreciated. The complimentary evening dessert was good and homemade but didn't quite meet the advertising hype. The breakfast was the same.


Beach Bungalow Stay

3.4 on February 11, 2018

My husband and I recently stayed at the Beach Bungalow property. We felt the room was adequate, however, had we seen the actual room prior to making our reservation, we wouldn’t have elected to stay there. The room was clean, but the pictures online make it look more charming than we thought the room actually was. We shared this and our feeling that the mattress needs replacement at checkout. The receptionist thanked us for bringing it to her attention and said she’d share that with the innkeepers. Despite our “meh” impressions about the room, we loved daily breakfast at St. Francis. The staff will happily give you copies of their breakfast dishes, and the free parking was terrific too for a day of touring the old part of town. Be aware that St. Augustine is starting to contend with a sometimes aggressive homeless population. We were solicited several times for money. Fortunately local businesses have placed donation containers in their shops to encourage people to give to groups that serve homeless men and women in the area. Our stay at the in. Included free tickets to the lighthouse, and we enjoyed that...the view fourteen stories up is amazing! After returning home I realized I had left my glasses. The innlocated them and a belt of my husband’s in the bungalow and shipped them to us. We would return to St Francis, but next time to stay at the main inn.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We greatly appreciate any feedback. Thank you for letting us know about the mattress at check out. That is very helpful to us and will help us to ensure our future guests have a great stay.

- Kelly (innkeeper)


wasted money, worse than a motel

1.2 on February 08, 2018

Wasted money, worse than a motel. The most expensive room, at $300 per night and could not sleep without ear plugs because of the noise and vibrations of the heater, the furniture was rundown; the room was heated with forced air which had a musty smell; could not take a decent shower, the bathroom was very cold even to use the toilet, the Jacuzzi dirty; the advertised kitchenette is practically a microwave on top of a fridge without any cutlery or dishes. There were other things too, but these were the most disturbing, huge difference comparing with the Inns we stayed before, in Maryland and Maine. All have antique furniture but is nice, not rundown, antique does not mean junk.

Innkeeper Response
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We reply on guests feedback to improve our Inn for our future guests. While you were here did you report the noise to anyone so it could be fixed or looked into? Our staff would have wanted to address that for you immediately. Once again we apologize for not meeting your expectations on this trip.

- Inn Manager (innkeeper)


Best Select Inn Experience in the Country!

5 on February 06, 2018

We never miss a winter stay at this DIVINE historical inn. We also love St Augustine! This innkeeper goes first class on everything he does and has a first rate supporting staff that makes us feel like we are visiting royalty. Congratulations to one and all that make at St. Francis Inn stay such an outstanding experience! mwb, Urbanna


St. Francis Inn B&B Rocks !!

5 on January 30, 2018

Can't say enough good things about the StFInn. Great place to stay, great rooms, great food and a great location.


Quaint B & B near old Town

4.6 on January 30, 2018

This is a very quaint B&B in old town St. Augustine. The staff was super helpful and friendly. The breakfast was outstanding. We also appreciated have access to free snacks/coffee&tea at any hour. If you stay there and want to watch a little TV at the end or to start you day, make sure the staff shows you how to operate the Cable box, it was quite cumbersome. Our in room fireplace did not work, but other than those minor issues, the stay was great. Would stay here again.


40th Anniversary

4.6 on January 29, 2018

We enjoyed our stay. The staff were very helpful and attentive. The various amenities were a nice treat. We liked the location. Tucked away but still within walking distance of shopping, eating and sightseeing. We would definitely stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again!

- Inn Manager (innkeeper)


Awesome get away!

4.8 on January 28, 2018

We stayed in the Ballerina room and the bed was really comfortable and the room was nice and cozy. The breakfasts were amazing as well as the snickerdoodles. The Inn is in a perfect location, you can walk to just about anything, and we used the bikes to get to some of the further bars and the fort. You even get free beer and wine and appetizers during the social hour. It was a great stay and we would love to come back.


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Rooms & Rates

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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

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: 2
  • 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

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

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

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

Heaven On Eleven, Unit 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 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

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

Our Beach House B

his 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

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

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

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

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

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

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Heaven On Eleven, Unit 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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

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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


Recipes

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