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

The PERFECT trip!

5 on December 01, 2016

We spent 10 days at St Francis Inn in August and it couldn't have been more perfect! The Inn was amazing! It's in great condition, and has SO much character - in EVERY room and around every corner!! We stayed in the Elizabeth suite and could not have been more pleased. the extra room was nice to have. it was nicely decorated with period pieces. We were just outside of the 2nd floor den area, which was also nice to relax in, as well as the magnificent balcony. The weather was perfect, so we loved rocking each day on the balcony! We enjoyed a wonderful and varied breakfast each morning and even got to experience the house across the street for a couple of day! An unexpected bonus!! I was able to peek into a few of the other rooms before they were occupied and they all look amazing! THE MOST OUTSTANDING feature is the service and amenities. I'm blown away! Everyone was amazingly nice and helpful. I felt like I was coming home to family every night after our city treks! We enjoyed the social hour and great snacks. There is a dessert or two each night, which are really good! They even supply smores packets to make over the fire!! I just can't say enough about this place and the team running it. Exceeded all of my expectations! Can't wait to go back!!! Side note - there is not an elevator, so if you are on the 2nd or 3rd floor, you will have to take your luggage up stairs. Not hard, just be aware. And the house is 225 years old - expect some creaks when you walk. It adds to the charm!!! Jacki Robert - Nashville TN - stayed in the Elizabeth Suite August 2016


The best Place Ever!

4.8 on November 29, 2016

This is our fourth time staying at the St. Francis Inn. We couldn't be more happier with the service and the Historic Atmosphere the inn has. would never stay anywhere else!


A charming find

4.8 on November 26, 2016

We loved our stay in Lily's room. I was hoping to see some paranormal activity but none appeared. However, the room was very comfortable and this hotel is in a great location. The staff is very friendly and most accommodating. We would definitely stay there again.


Pampered by staff

4.4 on November 25, 2016

Everything about our stay was wonderful, especially the way we were catered to by the staff at the desk and servers at meals and social hours. They were all magnificent. Our room was lovely, too, but there were two issues: (1) The carpeting in the Wilson suite is very old and worn and desperately needs to be replaced, either by a solid floor covering or new carpeting, and (2) The bathroom has a huge jacuzzi tub (which is great) but the space between the sink and the toilet is so small, you could knock your chin against the front of the sink while sitting down to the toilet. We understand that this second issue is a design challenge in an historic building and deserves a "pass" but feel that the whole mood in the room could be lighter and brighter and a true outstanding value with a flooring upgrade. In spite of this, we would stay here again in a heartbeat, largely because of the gracious and friendly and helpful staff and because it is convenient to the downtown area and within walking distance to many town destinations.


Feels Like Home Once Again

5 on November 20, 2016

The staff, the Inn, the location and the ambience is priceless! Even after having suffered through Hurricane Matthew, they still stand tall and proud and with open arms. I thought I could keep this place to myself but sooner or later people were going to find out about it. This is a must stay place. I don't stay anywhere else when in St. Augustine and never will. They have me for life.


A wonderful place

5 on November 16, 2016

We have stayed multiple times at St. Francis Inn and each time has been delightful. The innkeeper is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and well decorated, the food is delicious, and the patio is inviting and relaxing.


After the hurricane visit

5 on November 10, 2016

We were delighted that the St Francis was open for business since we had booked several months ahead of time. It had been many years since we visited St. Augustine and we visited in conjunction with a football game in Jacksonville. We had 3 nights at the inn and we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. An incredibly friendly staff, the room was perfect and all the food and drink were great. The proximity of the inn to the historic district was great. We parked our car and toured the city without any hassle. We hope to visit St. Augustine for the winter light display and we will definitely plan another visit to the St. Francis Inn B&B.


Great b and b

5 on November 07, 2016

Fabulous time at the St Francois as always . Very accommodating. Bootsie the cat welcomes you along with the staff.


Anniversary Stay

5 on November 06, 2016

Third visit at this inn. Wonderful visit with wonderful people. The public rooms were peaceful and much needed. Breakfast hit the spot as well as the other food offerings. Will return for many more trips.


Lovely, Historical St. Augustine Inn

4.6 on November 05, 2016

We chose the St. Francis Inn principally because it has a charger for our Tesla. We were thoroughly charmed by the location, the decor, the staff, and the many lovely amenities the Inn provides. The staff, food, and service were top-notch, and we only regret that we were unable to stay longer. One caveat - there is not an elevator, if you have bad knees (like I do) you might not want a third floor room. This was a small inconvenience, however, and we hope our travels take us to the St. Francis Inn again!


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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

Check Dates

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

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

Check Dates

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.

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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