The Kenwood Inn

38 Marine Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)
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About

For over a century this lovely Victorian Inn has received visitors to St. Augustine. Local maps and early records show that the inn was built between 1865 and 1885 and was advertised as a private guest house as early as 1886. By 1911 the property was known as the Kenwood Hotel. The inn has maintained the charm and character of 100 years of tradition while now providing a casual elegant style to enjoy. Located within the Historic District between the Oldest House and the famous Castillo de San Marcos, The Kenwood Inn is within walking distance of many fine restaurants and all historic sites. It is one block from the Intracoastal Waterway with its passing fishing trawlers, yachts at anchor and the classic Bridge of Lions. Across the bridge by car or bicycle are miles of beautiful ocean beaches. The Inn's spacious accommodations include rooms with double, queen and king sized pillow-topped beds. Several rooms also include pullout queen size sofas. Beautiful balconies and porches are featured in many rooms. The Inn has central heat and air, and all rooms have private baths. All guestrooms feature hairdryers, bathrobes, overhead ceiling fans, HGTV televisions,and more. Bicycles are available to tour the city. The walled-in courtyard is the perfect place to sit and relax after a long day of exploring the old city. The saltwater swimming pool is adjacent to the courtyard through the gate and is very refreshing on those hot and humid summer days.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Fabulous and Charming

5 on May 19, 2018

A friend recommended this place for our visit to St. Augustine and it far exceeded my expectations. We were greeted by the Inn owner, Pat, who welcomed us and gave us the run down. There were 3 of us traveling so we had the suite on the top floor. It had 2 bedrooms with lovely big, comfortable beds and 2 pullouts, one in one bedroom and the other in the living room. Marco lugged all our luggage to the top floor with a smile on his face. At 5 there is a lovely wine hour, a chance to meet some of the other guests and share experiences. In the morning there was a wonderful sit down breakfast served by Barb, again with a lovely smile. Especially good we’re the smoothies with rum! Thia, the inn Manager was friendly and welcoming and full of information on things to do. We would definitely return to this charming city and Inn.


Customer Service unsatisfactory

1.0 on May 19, 2018

I had booked my stay of one night over the bedandbreakfast.com page the evening befor the stay. There were more than half the rooms available at that point, we are off season. The next day the weather forecast turned to heavy thunderstorms. I travel with a motorcycle. For that reason I called them up early next morning, asking to please cancel my reservation. Answer: That is only possible 7 days in advance. I asked them to make an exception - nothing. "This is the cancellation policy". It may be a nice place, but be aware of rude, customer unfriendly cancellation policies. CAN NOT RECOMMEND THE PLACE.


Coincidental return

5 on May 16, 2018

Booked our stay & upon arrival realized I had stayed here 20 yrs ago. Inn was as wonderful, we were greeted at the door & quickly checked into our room (Caitlin's) which has a neat story to it. Barbara served breakfast that was elegant & abundant on the patio. Our departure was like leaving family.


Perfect spot for R&R

5 on May 12, 2018

Wonderful B&B, great private porch with table, chairs, lounge chairs and a hammock accessible directly from our room (Colonial). Saltwater pool, secluded courtyard for delicious breakfasts served by Pat and the ever cheerful Barb. Gorgeous plants and flowers and koi pond. Our stay could not have been more perfect! Very helpful and friendly staff and owner made this the place to be!


Anniversary Weekend

4.4 on May 09, 2018

What a Great place to make the word "Special" have true meaning. The owner goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and at ease in her home.


We so look forward to returning!

5 on May 07, 2018

We were impressed with EVERYTHING about the Kenwood Inn, from informative welcome of both the Inn and surrounding area, to the comfortable room (blue porcelain) to the awesome waitstaff, and delicious breakfasts. We had the best shower, so that other Inns we stayed in on our way home couldn't come close. We kept saying how much we wanted to return. And we will! Thank you Pat for your attention to detail. Elizabeth & Steve


Wonderful B&B

5 on May 02, 2018

Our third time visiting St. Augustine and our second time staying at the Kenwood. Lovely old restored home. Wonderful breakfast and the location is perfect. Parked our car and walked everywhere.


Got married here will return on our anniversary.

5 on April 23, 2018

It was pleasant, very pleased with our wedding ceremony wanted a small personal event. You get a key to the front of house so coming and going was easier than expected.


Home!

5 on April 22, 2018

What a wonderful place! It felt like Home the minute we met Pat and staff. Food was delicious and with our special diet , they could not have been more accommodating. We will definitely be going back - LOVED it!!!


Terrific place to stay!

5 on April 20, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed our stay during our small honeymoon getaway, and we go there every time we travel to St. Augustine! We aim to see the charm of a new room each time we visit. The owner and staff are friendly, and the inn itself is beautiful and full of history, We can't wait to go back!


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Rooms & Rates

Blue Porcelain Suite

This totally renovated one room suite is wonderfully decorated in hues of blue and features a king-sized four poster bed. This room is located on the second floor overlooking the lush pool. The sitting area in front of the fireplace has two traditional wingback chairs ideal for reading and passing the time away or watching your favorite show on the oversize flat screen television. An extra special feature to the room is its access via french doors to the wrap-around porch complete with rocking chairs and hammock. The bathroom has a very large Carrera marble shower with wall-mounted body-massaging and overhead rain shower.

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

Old English Suite

Original heart-of-pine planking floors, along with soft shades of yellows and creams compliment this spacious first floor one room suite with king-sized bed. The full private bath features a two-person Jacuzzi jetted bathtub/shower combination. One of the special features to this room is the sitting area in front of the fireplace, stunning crystal chandeliers and sconces plus large flat-screen TV. The spacious bedroom is a rare find in a 19th-century inn. You also have a spacious private porch overlooking historic Bridge Street. The perfect location to view the passing horse-drawn carriages.

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

British Colonial Room

The British Colonial Room, located on the second floor overlooking the pool, features an antique step-up queen-size bed, balcony access, compact bathroom with shower. The sink is uniquely nesteled in an antique armoire located in the corner of the bedroom. Decorated in French Country style florals and rich blues, the quaint sunlite room is ideal for those on a budget.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lavender's Room

Lavender's Room is located on the second floor with views of the courtyard and swimming pool. This charming room features a queen-size antique four poster step-up bed, cozy sitting area for reading or watching the large flat screen TV. The room has compact bathroom with shower. The high vaulted ceiling with a unique wrought iron chandelier add to the charm of this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Country Victorian Room

This totally renovated and restored second floor room is one of the prettiest with shades of soft blues and corals. A beautiful king-sized bed adds to the beauty and charm of your stay. The two chairs create a comfortable sitting and reading area or viewing of the 42" flat-screen TV which is situated over the ombiant flame fireplace. The room also features double French door which open to a private balcony with wonderful views of the bay in the distance and historic Bridge Street. The very large and luxurious bathroom includes a wet-room oversize stone tile shower with multiple shower heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Country Suite

Transitional and elegant in style, The Country Suite features soft gold and steel blue shades accented by oriental area rugs. This second floor two-room suite includes a bedroom with a stunning king bed and living divided by double French doors. The living room includes a queen-size sofa bed, two-side chairs, and coffee table. Additionally a stunning large armoire houses a second flat screen television. The large bath includes a tiled shower and spacious sink cabinet. The special feature of this suite is its quiet location overlooking the courtyard and koi pond.

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

Brass Room

Recently renovated, this is one of our coziest rooms. Located on the second floor, the Brass Room overlooks historic Bridge Street and features a queen-sized bed, 36" flatscreen HDTV and bath room with a luxurious glassed shower with body-massaging heads. Decorated in striking jewel tones, this wonderful room is ideal for those traveling on a budget.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bayview Grand Suite

This very spacious and sun-filled four-room suite features elegant contemporary furnishings and is located on the entire third floor. There are spectacular water views from all windows and a private balcony with bird's eye view of the Matanzas Bay. The Bayview Suite consists of two bedrooms; king bedded and queen bedded. You can also relax in the separate living room on rich mahogany-colored leather couch and love seat while viewing the television, which is located in the oversized custom-built armoire. There is also a small refrigerator microwave plus a Kuerig coffee maker. The very spacious newly renovated bathroom's focal point is a large glass enclosed shower with body massaging heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Caitlin's Rooms

This unique suite is actually two quaint but separate bedrooms with a pocket doorway between them. One bedroom has a king bed and the other a full size bed. Each bedroom has its own bathroom; one with a shower and the other a shower/Jacuzzi tub combination. The rooms are located on the first floor on the courtyard side of the inn and feature a private porch. This is the perfect room for families or guest preferring separate beds and bathrooms.

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

Captain's Suite

The very spacious Captain’s Suite is located on the second floor and features a very large private balcony overlooking the courtyard and Koi pond.The balcony has a dining table for four plus two over-size wicker chaise lounges. The one-room suite features a king-sized four-poster bed, sitting area with queen-size pullout couch, coffee table and chairs. The suite is decorated in handsome rich fabrics and plush area rug. The mahogany armoire at the foot of the bed is equipped with an oversize television. The bath has a large walk-in two-person tile shower and a sled-shaped copper vessel sink mounted on an antique writing table. The queen-size couch opens to a comfortable bed. This room is ideal for a party of up to four guests

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

Elizabeth's Room

This very large second floor room is one of the most popular. The room features a beautiful natural finished pine four-poster king bed and oversized armoire. This room is decorated in shades of soft sage green. The brand new bathroom features a luxurious Jacuzzi shower/tub combination including a rain head and a handheld shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Green Rooms

Ideally located on the first floor, the Green Room is most popular for those wanting their own bedroom and bathrooms! Two separate bedrooms and bathrooms with showers are featured in this two room suite. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other a full size bed. The bedrooms are separated by a pocket door way.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Country French Suite

This very spacious one room suite is one of our most popular and is located on the second floor. The room is exceptionally quiet and boasts of a king-sized bed decorated in warm shades of gold. The bathroom features a separate shower and Jacuzzi bathtub and access to the balcony. A separate sitting area includes a queensize sleeper sofa, reclining wing-backed chair, flat screen TV and coffee table sit in front of the fireplace.

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

Wellington Room

The beautiful queen-bedded room is located on the first floor and was just completely renovated. It has a stunning bathroom with French doors, large vanity, private commode area, and large walk-in shower with body massaging heads. Elegantly decorated, this is one of our most popular rooms, as it can connect to the Bridge Suite, thus making it into a very spacious two-bedroom suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Bridge Suite

Located on our first floor, the totally renovated suite comprises of a living room and spacious master bedroom which features a king bed, flat-screen television and side chairs for cozy reading. The very comfortable and elegant living room has a queen-size sofa bed, oversize lounge chair and flat-screen television. What makes this suite so unique is the hallway from the living room to the master bedroom with a half bath on one side and on the other side a bathroom with a large vanity, spacious walk-in shower with multiple shower heads and a shower bench. This is ideal as it allows access to the bathroom without walking through the bedroom. Plus the 1.5 bathrooms makes it ideal for several guests getting ready at the same time. This suite is particularly popular as it can connect to the Wellington Room making it into a very spacious two-bedroom suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location

Location Type

Historic city, City, Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Historic and national archeological sites, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Tours, University, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Sunbathing Terrace, Koi Pond, Courtyard, Swimming pool, Private balconies and porches, Private porches

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 10:00 - 19:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes You must call prior
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Local babysitters can be arranged
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Please call about pets prior. $35 for 1 dog and $50 for 2
  • Disabled Access No

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Pat Dobosz

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8 am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Poolside, Courtyard, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian


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