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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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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

Amazing honeymoon!

5 on October 28, 2017

It was a great experience and the staff was fantastic!


Just like home

5 on October 16, 2017

We are returning guest who make an annual trip to our " home away from home" . The hosts and the Inn has made the stay one of the best yet, They are always so accommodating and friendly. See you next year!


Wonderful Holiday Weekly in St. Augustine

5 on October 13, 2017

Spent a wonderful Columbus Day weekend at the St. Francis Inn. The staff were friendly and bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and to ensure that our sty was exceptional!


Another amazing stay

5 on October 09, 2017

I love the St. Francis Inn. The amenities are amazing, the setting is beautiful and it is within walking distance of everything I need in historic St. Augustine.


Mid week getaway

4.6 on September 27, 2017

We have stayed at numerous St. Augustine B&Bs.We decided to try a new one. The St Francis exceeded our expectations. Great location, easy to walk to downtown. Numerous amenities, friendly helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious and good variety. Our room was immaculate and the bed was very comfortable. Overall a great getaway.


IF you do not stay at St Francis, you are missing half of St Augustine

4.6 on September 22, 2017

I love St Francis. The staff is the very best. The atmosphere is wonderful. It is like stepping back in time. The staff bends over backwards to do whatever they can for you


Just wonderful

5 on September 18, 2017

We stayed here for two weeks during our honeymoon, one week in the Balcony Room and one in the Dummett Room. Both had their ups and downs, but both were wonderful. Balcony is right over the intersection, so you get great views of the park and area gardens (and of course your own balcony), and also a little bit more noise from outside. Dummett is smaller and less fancy, but very private and very quiet and overlooks the courtyard. The food was amazing, the staff is incredibly sweet and helpful, Bootsie the Inn Cat is a charmer, you can get passes to the Lighthouse Museum on request, and guests get access to facilities at a beach cottage so you can have your day at the beach and still have a private bathroom. Plus, of every hotel, inn, and B&B I've stayed, this is the first where I've seen a solid shampoo bar offered. Hooray for sulfate-free living! The pool is kept clean and warm and towels were provided. The courtyard is also very clean and very beautiful--if I weren't a lightning rod for every insect in the tri-county area, it would have been hard to get me inside. Afternoon snacks and evening dessert were amazing every time we managed to be around for them, and it's just a quick stroll to reach either the water in one direction or the main shopping area in the other. All in all, it was an amazing stay, we're looking forward to coming back, and I can't recommend them enough.


Review of St. Francis Inn

4.2 on September 09, 2017

This place was so cute. I loved the location, service, and staff. Everything was simply perfect. I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and didn't know what to expect but this far exceeded my expectations and we will definitely return to this location in the near future.


Amazing

5 on September 08, 2017

First the place is very clean staff is very very friendly. If you want a romantic getaway look no further. The package deals they have are awesome as well. You could park stay and walk where ever you like. If you like to take a bike ride they have those as well. I will never say in a hotel ever again. My fiancée and I had an amazing time. We can't wait to come back and stay again but next time will be longer. Highly highly recommend St. Francis inn. This place is amazing


Weekend with my BABY

5 on September 03, 2017

The stay that weekend was OUTSTANDING! The staff was great, room was clean and home like you sleeping in your own bedroom at your own home. Love it. Will go back in the future.


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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

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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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