5 on July 11, 2016
This was our 3rd 4th of July staying with Dave and Marie at Penny Farthing. We stayed in the lovely Victoria room, which has a large private balcony overlooking Cedar St. As always Dave and Marie were wonderful hosts! Penny Farthing has become a family 4th of July tradition. Our reservations for 2017 have already been made.
4.6 on December 28, 2015
Cedar street is the place to stay when visiting St. Augustine. Near everything but also homey. Nice place with friendly staff. Great breakfast. Bathroom with baby claw tub shower is only drawback. A little difficult to maneuver but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
5 on December 21, 2015
Unfortunately we stayed just for one night.. but we found everything perfect!!! Rooms very clean, Xmas decorations everywhere, and a super breakfast.. I really felt like home!! thanx to Marie for her kindness, I really hope to come back soon!
4.4 on December 16, 2015
Visited this B&B while attending the annual B&B Christmas tour. The accommodation s were reasonable and the breakfasts were enjoyable. The service was very accomodating. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on October 28, 2015
This was my 2nd stay at Penny Farthing. Great rooms, great food. I will, of course, stay here again!
4.4 on October 28, 2015
We are always on the lookout for places that offer more than a chain hotel or motel. The Penny Farthing Inn certainly does this. Greeted by the ebullient Marie, and when she left for a trip home to Yorkshire, looked after by her lovely daughter, this place graciously defies the anonymity of many hotels and inns. We felt welcome and comfortable. The room (The Tree Top) was great -- lots of character -- and we loved the fact there was a little balcony to sit out on. Best of all, and this may not appeal to a lot of people, we were able to open the windows (everything screened properly)! We hate air conditioning (although we admit it is necessary sometimes), and to be able to sleep with the Florida air drifting in was a joy. That's not to say that the air conditioning wasn't adequate -- it was fine. But thank you, Penny Farthing Inn, for NOT going the way of most B&Bs and bolting the windows shut!
4.4 on October 05, 2015
Stayed for a weekend for our anniversary. Great location with easy walking to all the sites. Nice and quiet. Marie was very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast in the morning and afternoon tea and happy hour. Loved our room(The Victorian Bedchamber) which had a large private deck with chairs and a hammock. The only issue I could see for some people was that there wasn't any climate control in your room. I had heard you could control your AC in the hallway to each floor so I wasn't concerned as we were the only ones on our floor but the Climate control had a lockbox around it. I was really hot one night at around 2 a.m and couldn't do anything about it. I'm sure if I had called one of their cells they would have adjusted it for me but I didn't want to contact them in the middle of the night.
5 on September 17, 2015
Beautiful. Clean. The staff was amazing. I will definitely return.
5 on August 29, 2015
Everything was clean and fresh, the young lady that checked us in was very sweet and made sure we had everything we needed. I will stay here again.
5 on August 23, 2015
The room was so comfortable! And breakfast was amazing!! We had eggs Benedict w spinach, which is my favorite, but not my boyfriend's, so they made scrambled eggs special for him! Maria and Betty are the best!!
5 on August 19, 2015
This B&B is 2 blocks from the heart of town. The beds are comfortable and the room very clean. The staff and owner are very friendly and the breakfast was excellent.
4.8 on August 05, 2015
We only stayed one night, unfortunately, but the staff was great and very accommodating, the room we had (the Victoria), was beautiful with an awesome balcony and hammock, the street was quiet, and the furnishings were full of charm and history. Our only regret was our length of stay, burning definitely looking to remedy that soon.
5 on May 24, 2015
We love staying at the Penny Farthing Inn. Marie is just the best hostess and goes well and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. The Inn is so convenient, and you can walk everywhere in town. It's the best. Dan and Ginny
5 on May 22, 2015
We're very pleased with our stay and look forward to returning several times a year for a relaxing vacation.
5 on May 20, 2015
This is a wonderful B&B conveniently located within walking distance of The Lightner Museum and Flagler College (also Claude's Chocolates). The little trolley cars pick up nearby for anywhere you might want to go to see the sights. Marie, David and Betty are very helpful and made our stay excellent. The breakfasts were delicious and they had no problem accommodating food preferences. I cannot say enough nice things about The Penny Farthing ... I want to go back, right now.
4.6 on May 19, 2015
Convenient to St. Augustine attractions. Very charming and clean room. Pleasant hosts.
3.6 on May 18, 2015
Great staff. Breakfast was good. My wife loved the tea. Room stayed a little warm and air conditioner was loud. But it was not intolerable by any means. Close to everything in the historic distric.
4.4 on May 15, 2015
This bed and breakfast was the best choice I could have made. The staff is incredible and will accommodate you in any way they can. Breakfast was outstanding. I was so so pleased I surprised my fiance with this!
4.8 on May 04, 2015
We stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn for our honeymoon night. The owners were very accommodating with helping us to get things ready earlier in the day. The homemade breakfast was wonderful and we were able to enjoy it on the balcony. We liked the decor and the ambiance of the room, lobby, and outdoor areas. It was a romantic place to stay. If you are looking for a place with friendly, helpful staff, lovely antique decorations, and a tasty breakfast, this is a good choice.
4.4 on April 11, 2015
The Penny Farthing is a charming respite on a quiet, tree covered street. It was immaculately clean, the staff were very friendly and attentive and the breakfasts were wonderful. It is very conveniently located near the major St. Augustine points of interest. We stayed in The Catherine Bedchamber and the king-sized bed was plush and comfortable. It was set up a little differently than the photo on the web site and included a settee. Our only negative is that it was somewhat lacking in sufficient counter space for cosmetics, medications, etc.. However, we would definitely stay there again should we return to St. Augustine.
4.2 on April 05, 2015
Lovely room, charming Victorian details, warm and welcoming owners.
5 on March 31, 2015
Beautiful property managed by a friendly and caring staff
5 on March 07, 2015
Very gracious hosts. We will definetly com back.
5 on March 04, 2015
This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast and I am thrilled we chose to stay here! The Treehouse room was wonderful!, breakfast was amazing, and the owners were so awesome! Highly recommend, this is a great value for what you get and a nice location, we will be back!
Thank you so much really appreciate your comments and thrilled that your bed and breakfast experience was positive.
- david (innkeeper)
5 on February 24, 2015
Dave made our recent stay even better than we had hoped. He went above and beyond in recommending a top restaurant for a special birthday dinner, as well as things to do in walking distance. Breakfast was quite nice, the rooms have charm and all the essentials. Nothing is rushed, we relaxed with afternoon tea or a glass of wine and enjoyed chatting and mulling about. The location is great, ample parking. We will return for sure!
We want to thank you for choosing The Penny Farthing Inn, we truly enjoy our guests and appreciate their business. There are many alternatives for lodging and to receive positive feedback really makes our time worthwhile we are here to try and make each stay memorable.
- Dave (innkeeper)
4.4 on February 11, 2015
Great location, very clean, and a very friendly staff. We enjoyed a very good breakfast in the morning, and a relaxing evening with a glass of wine.
5 on February 01, 2015
We have having been visiting St. Augustine every year since 1997. Since we found the Penny Farthing Inn we stay no place else. This year was out 5th stay. The grounds, rooms, service and food are excellent. Marie, David, Matthew and Betty are great people. They are really nice and always make you feel welcome. Do yourself a favor, if your going to stay in St. Augustine, stay at the Penny Farthing Inn.
4.6 on January 29, 2015
Wonderful meal and warm friendly staff
5 on January 29, 2015
My husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely. The host was very accommodating and fun to talk to. Enjoyed meeting other guests as well. Very friendly and enjoyable stay.
4.6 on January 22, 2015
Location was great for walking to St. Augustine sites and staff was very friendly and helpful. One hint if staying longer than one night, just make sure your room has larger bathroom. Would certainly recommend!
4.6 on January 10, 2015
My wife and loved the Penny Farthing. The hosts were super nice and polite, and the woman who did the breakfasts was outstanding. We would love to go back. Plenty of places to just sit, read, and relax.
4.6 on January 01, 2015
Great location, beautiful surroundings, friendly staff
4.8 on December 29, 2014
Stayed in the Treehouse in December. B&B was very nicely decorated. So much that the trolly comes by at night as part of the Christmas Lights tour. Got a taste of English breakfast. Very nice. Parking was good.
3.6 on December 26, 2014
We spend 6 days in Penny Farthing house for our honeymoon. It was really nice and cozy, we loved the hosts and the charming historical environment. We will definitely come back.
4.6 on December 18, 2014
Extremely friendly owners and staff, well maintained facilities, perfect location for city walks, excellent cooked breakfast, ample off road parking. Altogether a very positive experience.
5 on December 07, 2014
Favorite B&B in St. Augustine - we love Marie, Dave & Betty - could not think of visiting St. Augustine without staying here - great accomodations and love the friendliness of the owners - great food and location to everything - we love it here!
5 on November 29, 2014
Marie and David are the nicest people. Breakfast was great and everything is within walking distance. Highly recommend.
4.2 on November 18, 2014
This was a gift from our children for our 40th wedding anniversary. We had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before and were overwhelmed with all the hospitality. Marie and Dave go out of their way to make you feel right at home. Betty watches over you to make sure you are comfortable. We loved our room, the bed was comfortable and the balcony was very private. Everything they offered for breakfast was delicious!!! We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back again.
4.8 on November 04, 2014
Penny Farthing Inn was the perfect place to celebrate our first anniversary. The owners, Marie and David couldn't have been nicer. They were very helpful advising us where we might dine out. The location was great because most of the shops and attractions were within easy walking distance. Our room was especially nice because it had its own private entrance. If you are planning a trip to St. Augustine, I hope you would consider the Penny Farthing Inn for your stay.
5 on October 09, 2014
This is a wonderful place,so many details and great service. Good is delicious
5 on October 06, 2014
Always a treat to visit St Augustine, and the Penny Farthing was the highlight. Housekeeper Betty couldn't be more helpful or personable. Breakfast was delicious, wine and cheese ready every afternoon, and a sherry in the room every evening. Location was perfect - quiet street in a scenic section, but a short walk to everything. To top it off, my wife left a hat, and before we drove the short hour home, there was a message on our phone to remind us we'd left it! We travel a lot, and would highly recommend this to anyone, young or old.
4.6 on September 20, 2014
We stayed 2 nights while there for a wedding. The room was ready when we arrived (2pm, ahead of posted check in time) and there were snacks and wine in the house. Breakfast was great each morning and service was outstanding. Would definitely stay here again.
4.6 on September 07, 2014
Tremendously friendly and helpful team really made the two night visit a tremendous start to a longer touring holiday. The whole ambiance is exactly right for a relaxing and enjoyable break and the Windsor Room is a very comfortable and romantic setting. The little extras such as home made cakes and complimentary sherry were lovely touches too, and much appreciated.
2.6 on August 04, 2014
Spent a couple of nights here recently. It was average. The building looked tired but the inside was quaint. Wasnt impressed with the dilapidated building 2 doors down especially as it was the first house on the street as you turn in. Gave the whole street a run down look Breakfast was varied each morning but was slightly disappointed as my expectations were based on comparison to the B&B's in the North East or at least an English Breakfast as the name of the Inn would suggest. First day was pancakes smothered in some sort of cherry sauce. I would have preferred that on the side with the choice of syrup. Yuk! They did have good bacon though!!!!! Second day was scrambled eggs which were cold and I cant remember what else,so it obviously wasnt memorable. Staff were very friendly and courteous so that was a plus.
5 on July 22, 2014
My mother and I stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn for 3 nights. It was our first B&B experience and the inn came highly recommended to us. We were not disappointed. When we arrived, Matthew told us to think of the inn as our home and it quickly felt that way and remained so for our entire stay. Matthew was an excellent host! He provided information about activities in the historic downtown area and even made a dinner reservation (Including pick up) for us. Historic downtown and most attractions were within walking distance. Breakfast was excellent every day. I have dietary restrictions and Matthew and Betty graciously accommodated them. Afternoon tea, wine and snack were such a nice touch. We stayed in The Cambridge room which was spacious and quaint. This room was on the first floor (limited steps for my elderly mother) and had a king sized bed. Right outside of the room was a covered patio that we enjoyed as a reading spot. We hated to leave and will definitely be back!
5 on July 21, 2014
Admittedly there are a couple other bed and breakfasts in St Augustine that are pretty good but the Penny Farthing is our favorite and we always stay there unless they are booked up (we plan pretty far in advance so that's rarely an issue). We have stayed in at least 4 of their rooms and have probably stayed with them easily a dozen times. This is our getaway spot, Dave and Marie are wonderful hosts and with them and Betty in the kitchen - breakfast is always a treat. Our favorite room is Penny's Attic - its a bit of a hike up the stairs but worth it to us. But any of the rooms that we have stayed in have been good. Our favorite time to go is in the cooler months and they can arrange for a carriage to pick you at the inn - well worth it. We went for the 4th of July this year and the fireworks were spectacular - but July in Florida is hot - we already have reservations for the 4th next year. Again - there are some good choices in St Augustine and we have tried them. But the Penny Farthing is the best.
3.4 on July 19, 2014
Very convenient to historic St Augustine, parking is on site and easily accessible. The house is nice and quaint. Mid-day snacks were a nice feature, as were available drinks. Best feature is the breakfast. Both days I ate the food was excellent. The room (Windsor) was ok. AC was hard to control (fortunately on the cold side). Things that they seemed to want to provide were not actually stocked - there was a coffee maker and near empty coffee can, but not filters.
5 on July 18, 2014
Awesome! Great owners/staff very friendly and makes you feel like part of the family. Will stay here again next year. Great location, we walked everywhere we wanted to go.
4.6 on June 25, 2014
Stayed in the Catherine Bedchambers. Marie and Betty were fabulous and you always felt at home.The room was like a big warm hug. The house is far enough off of the noise of King street but within a few strides of some magnificent dining, shopping and sightseeing. I loved the ample and secure parking out of sight of the street. Gave a nice feeling of peace. There are three ghosts there (all friendly of course). We had a meeting with what we believe to have been the little girl. Our hairbrush lifted up off of the toilet, drifted to the right and then fell quickly to the floor. Both my wife and I laughed out loud. We can't wait to return and highly recommend.
5 on June 13, 2014
We had an incredible time here. We came from Tampa for a getaway weekend to celebrate my husbands birthday. We accidentally booked one of the days wrong but they were nice enough to let us stay in the attic (honeymoon suite) that night. It was fantastic!!! Everything from the great service to a great location. This inn is in walking distance to everything and exactly where you want to be on St. Augustine. Thank you for he wonderful weekend! We can't wait to come back! Kasey and Brandon
5 on June 12, 2014
Lovely home. Great food and service. Very welcoming!!
4.4 on June 09, 2014
The location was perfect! It is in walking distance to everything you want to do and there is plenty of parking at the Inn. The breakfast(s) were wonderful and home cooked and ready when you get there. The only thing that was not outstanding was just the condition of the house. It's old and could use some TLC. If you are looking for a place with charm and don't need hotel quality and state of the art amenities with a great location at an affordable price then this is a great choice.
5 on June 02, 2014
The two rooms were Great, I loved looking around the House. The Breakfast was Wonderful. Loved Marie's British accent and would go back if we ever come to area again.
4.4 on June 01, 2014
Very enjoyable stay at the Penny Farthing. Full of charm, great location and excellent service. Delicious breakfast every morning and wine/treats in the afternoon.
5 on May 29, 2014
We had a wonderful experience. Marie & Dave were wonderful Hosts and The staff made sure we had everything we needed. We would highly recommend this B&B. Everyone was friendly and visited with us.
4.4 on May 28, 2014
Friendly and warm service. Very comfortable. Great location. Want to visit again.
4.8 on May 26, 2014
Authentically decorated Victorian B&B is a pleasant surprise in the oldest town in North America. Walk to town and historic sites. Wine, sherry and cookies in late afternoon and a delicious breakfast in the morning. Very friendly hosts and a great place to stay in St Augustine; what more could you ask for?
5 on May 19, 2014
We had such a great time at this bed and breakfast, very friendly, clean and the food was excellent. The other house guests we very friendly too! Will definitely go back!
5 on May 15, 2014
This bed and breakfast is perfect for anyone wanting to stay close to downtown. We walked everywhere during our stay. The rooms are very clean and private. You are served homemade breakfast every morning and treated like family. I can't wait to return.
5 on April 28, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Penny Farthing Inn. The room was comfortable and clean. The hosts were attentive to our needs and wants. We went on the Beach Break and enjoyed ourselves at Anastasia State Park beach. We found Old St. Augustine easily accessible by walking from the inn. We will stay again in the future.
5 on April 19, 2014
We stayed over this past week and what a nice place! Marie and Betty are very sweet and helpful. This was my first experience at a B&B and it was quite nice. We will definitely be booking another stay here on our next trip to St. Augustine! I had to stay a bit past the checkout time and they were very kind and I was even given a glass of wine while I waited!
It was nice meeting you both, you had a while to wait on your own so it was my pleasure to give you a glass of wine. thank you for your review we really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy life. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
5 on April 17, 2014
We could only stay for one night but it was absolutely wonderful! We stayed in the Catherine Bed Chambers which I believe use to be called the Dawn. The room was perfect, breakfast was delicious. Everyone was friendly, it was a beautiful experience. We are already planning our trip back here for next year!
4.8 on April 10, 2014
A wonderful, cozy inn located within easy walking distance to everything. Owner Marie and her staff give such wonderful, personalized service, you'd think you were their only guest. Beautiful, Victorian period rooms, private balconies, and lots of extra touches made my and my girlfriends stay a pleasure from moment one. From complimentary sherry in our rooms, to afternoon wine and snacks, to a delicious breakfast every morning, our stay at the Penny Farthing Inn was a memorable experience and we're already planning an autumn return! Thank you, Penny Farthing Inn for such an enjoyable stay.
5 on April 05, 2014
Fantastic Getaway Vacation - My Wife and I spent two nights at the Penny Farthing. It kept us within walking distance of all the sights in town, yet was situated on a quiet side street. The room was spotless, the service impeccable. We will be back again next Fall. Thanks for such a great visit. T&C
4.8 on April 03, 2014
Penny Farthing Inn is a great spot for a relaxing weekend getaway. The staff was amazing and exceeded every expectation. Rooms were comfortable with nice amenities. Food was so yummy, wish they served more than just breakfast because the cook is great. A must see next time your in St. Augustine
were so glad you enjoyed your stay thank you for taking the time to write a review we really appreciate it. looking forward to seeing you on your next visit thanks Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.0 on April 02, 2014
This was our first time staying at the Penny Farthing - we went to St. Augustine for a romantic weekend getaway and this was the perfect place. My fiance is from England and loved all the touches from his homeland. The location is perfect - walking distance to just about everything but not too close to a main road so not noisy. The rooms are super cute and the owners are just amazing - we felt more like family than guests. We had breakfast there our second day and it was fantastic! We definitely plan on staying again - my fiance thought it was so perfect he proposed our first night there!
We really enjoyed meeting you both, congratulations on your engagement, looking forward to seeing you both again soon, glad you liked the British Hospitality were glad it felt like home. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.8 on March 31, 2014
Wonderful Victorian home full of authentic antiques. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Great food. Met a lot of interesting people
enjoyed meeting you both we had a great time getting to meet all our guests outside on the deck every evening. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.4 on March 31, 2014
We had a great stay at the Penny Farthing Inn. Marie, the owner was delightful, friendly and entertaining. The location was great. The room we stayed in was small but very nice.
We try our best to make you feel welcome in our home, were glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to seeing you both again soon. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.8 on March 31, 2014
we had a very nice time. The hostess was very gracious and made us feel very welcomed.
So glad you enjoyed your stay looking forward to seeing you both again very soon. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
3.4 on March 30, 2014
Parking in the Penny Farthing Inn fenced in yard was a major plus as we brought kayaks to use during our stay and felt they were secure in the lot. Breakfast was prompt and good - loved all the teas we could choose from all day long. Thanks for a very nice visit!
3.8 on March 27, 2014
Really enjoyed the weekend at the Penny Farthing. David and Marie were delightful and couldn't do enough for us. Would definitely stay there again. Location was great.
5 on March 24, 2014
We were only in town for one night and we were told about this B&B by close friends. They said we would love it and we did.
Hopefully you can stay a little longer, you need at least 2 nights 3 days to see everything. We enjoyed meeting you both. take care Marie and Betty
- marie (innkeeper)
4.0 on March 17, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We stayed in the charming Elizabeth room, which was a spacious bedroom, a small bathroom, and a quiet private balcony. The Innkeepers take great care of you, helping with suggestions of things to do while you are in town. We look forward to another visit.
5 on March 16, 2014
We stayed at Penny Farthing for 2 nites in early March. Marie was a welcoming host. The Buckingham Room was clean and spacious with a small sitting area ner the gas fireplace. The Inn was convenient in that we could just leave our car there and walk to most everything in the historic downtown area. Would definitely stay again if we are in the area
5 on March 14, 2014
My wife and I recently spent three nights at the Penny Farthing. The location was excellent, the rooms excellent, the breakfast excellent. Friendly and knowledgable staff. We enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.
We enjoyed meeting you both, and looking forward to seeing you again when your visiting our lovely city. take care Marie and Betty
- marie (innkeeper)
5 on February 23, 2014
This is the second time we have stayed at the Penny Farthing and it was lovely as expected! Personal service and very friendly. We stayed in the Tree House this time and it was very private. Close enough to the historic areas and shopping that we walk everywhere, far enough away and off the main drag so that there aren't noisy people up and down the street all night. We looked long and hard for our first B&B and settled on this one thinking we could always stay somewhere else next time. We will never stay anywhere else, this place is wonderful and everything you could want. We can't wait to go back!
Were so glad you chose the Pennyfarthinginn to stay, and come back a second time round. We look forward to seeing you again. thanks Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.0 on February 23, 2014
Very pleasant B&B with very welcoming owners
Were glad you enjoyed your stay looking forward to seeing you both in the future. thanks Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.8 on February 19, 2014
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast and we loved it! The owners were so welcoming and nice. The house was so cute and in a perfect location to walk everywhere. Lots of space to park as well! I would definitely go back.
Were glad you enjoyed your first B&B experience at the PennyFarthinginn were looking forward to seeing you both again. Thanks Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.6 on February 13, 2014
My wife and I certainly enjoyed our weekend at the Penny Farthing. The Innkeepers (Marie and Dave) were warm and gracious; it felt like staying with family (without any obligations). We especially appreciated their accommodation of our meatless breakfast requests by serving wonderful, delicious fare. We will definitely come back!
It was nice meeting you both were glad you both enjoyed your stay we like everyone to feel like there family. Looking forward to meeting you both again. thanks Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
5 on February 04, 2014
So friendly and felt so comfortable! Will be back to visit again ,our stay was way to short Tisha and Mike
Were glad you had a great experience at the Pennyfarthinginn looking forward to meeting you both again in the future. thanks Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
5 on February 01, 2014
We stayed in the Victoria room. Beautiful view, a decanter of Sherry on a corner table, hot water, good shower, and a comfortable bed. The breakfasts were outstanding. Well worth the money.
4.8 on January 16, 2014
Everything about this place has been a joy. I highly recommend it!
3.4 on January 15, 2014
friendly hosts, excellent position, good breakfast.
4.8 on January 14, 2014
This place is outstanding. It is the second time my boyfriend and I stay here, and both times have been amazing. It is a gorgeous Victorian B&B especially during the holiday season. We always feel like family when we are there. I highly recommend stay here.
5 on January 08, 2014
Our short stay at Penny Farthing was wonderful! The owners accomodate you like family, even accomodating a change in plans after our arrival. The home is beautiful and well furnished. Rooms are comfortable! The food was marvelous and you could not ask for better hosts or hostesses.
3.6 on January 07, 2014
The inn hosts made our three day stay in St. Augustine a true delight. Hospitality is the mark of this inn. All guests were invited to a lovely musical performance sharing wine and then champagne at 7:00 PM as the new year dawned in England. Morning breakfasts were outstanding. Afternoon cakes and wine also added to the feeling of welcome. Delightful people make delightful hosts, thanks David, Marie, and Betty.
4.0 on January 02, 2014
We stayed at Penny Farthing for the second time in the Treehouse room. This is a great B&B that is located near everything that you want to do in St. Augustine, but just far away that it isn't so noisy. We loved seeing the city and the B&Bs decorated for Christmas. The hosts are so accommodating and the breakfast and afternoon noshes are perfect. We will definitely be back.
5 on December 27, 2013
Very nice place to stay. Really enjoyed the inn-keeper Dave was a pleasure to get to know and the hospitality was the best. Thanks from Patty and Roger
4.8 on December 04, 2013
The women who run this B&B are amazing and have such a gift of hospitality. It's a wonderful location that is convenient to everything and the stay was so memorable. It was a joy to stay there!
4.0 on November 25, 2013
We came here for our first anniversary and first bed and breakfast stay and couldn't have been happier! We stayed in the Dawn and loved having the private balcony. The house was in walking distance to everything which was quite nice. Breakfast was so delicious and the staff were just wonderful. They kept our wedding cake in the freezer and were so kind so set it up on a tray for us to eat in our room. I would highly recommend this place!
5 on November 14, 2013
Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Great Hostess who really made sure you felt at home. Must mention 'Betty' the Maid/Cook, lovely Lady. Would recommend this B&B to anyone planning on staying in St Augustine.
3.6 on October 26, 2013
Penny Farthing is a nice B&B, not a great one. Our room was small but adequate and was nicely decorated. They put sherry in all the rooms which is a nice touch and they put a couple bottles of wine out each evening. They have a great parlor where we met some other guests and shared some wine. Marie and David are gracious hosts and are around a lot if you need them. I expect a little better breakfast from a B&B but the breakfast at Penny Farthing was average at best. Day one was a ham, egg and cheese croissant with a slice of pineapple. Day two was french toast with some kind of hot banana mixture on it. There were no other choices and no pastries. Maybe this was why the Penny Farthing was a little more economical than other B&B's in the area. It is in a great location, close to all the historic areas, the college and museum.
4.8 on October 23, 2013
Mary & Bill
5 on October 09, 2013
We loved it! We got married downtown and picked this as our first night's stay and it was great! Breakfast was out of this world, and the staff was completely awesome! Even have us a wedding card! We definitely plan to come back and stay here in a few years!!!
5 on September 26, 2013
Our stay was just as you would expect from a Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a quaint little town. It had beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces that made you feel right at home and ready to relax. The hostesses could not have been more welcoming and friendly. Breakfast was amazing and in the evening wine and snacks were served. The location was very nice on a quiet street but just around the corner from a trolley stop and only a few blocks from the water, shopping and restaurants. It fulfilled all of our expectations!
were so happy you had a wonderful stay at our inn, we try very hard to meet everyone's needs and expectation's. We want guests to feel like friends and family before they leave. Take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
5 on September 22, 2013
We stayed in Penny's Attic, which was the only room on the third floor and had its own private deck. There are love notes hidden throughout the room that were written by previous guests. My husband and I enjoyed hiding our love notes as well. The room has a king sized bed and jacuzzi tub and was very nice. The breakfast was good as well.
Were pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Penny's Attic, it's very Romantic, our guests love to leave Love letters for everyone to find, its a part of the history of our inn, it gives everyone the Romance they are looking for. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.6 on September 19, 2013
The staff was a delight and very helpful. Will return but for more than one night.
Where looking forward to seeing you again when you visit St Augustine, so happy you enjoyed your stay. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
5 on September 07, 2013
Our stay at the Penny Farthing Inn was lovely as always. Very welcoming and the breakfast was wonderful. Thank you again Marie!
We always enjoy seeing your smiling faces when you arrive, its nice when we see familiar faces and know your enjoying your stay, we have done what we intended to achieve is to make you happy. take care Marie
- marie (innkeeper)
4.8 on September 03, 2013
I surprised my boyfriend with a weekend away at this little Bed and Breakfast for his birthday a couple weeks ago and it was simply delightful. The owners of the inn were so welcoming and friendly, as were all the other guests that were staying at the Penny Farthing. We stayed in the Tree House room which had its own private stair case entrance and patio. It was perfect. (although the bed did need to be flipped or replaced we still enjoyed our stay) We will be back.
4.4 on August 20, 2013
For an impromptu night away this was a wonderful experience
3.8 on August 18, 2013
The room gets warm in the afternoon (Dawn room). There is construction going on next door from 830-6pm but hopefully that will end soon. The room was nice but its hard to find somewhere to plug your phone, etc into. Overall the value is good. The room is decent sized for one couple and it was a good stay.
4.6 on August 17, 2013
My husband and I were visiting Saint Augustine for our tenth anniversary, and after looking around for a bid, we decided on the Penny Farthing Inn. It is a great value and in a very good location. The whole inn is very charming and the staff, Marie and Betty, were wonderful. We would absolutely stay here again.
4.8 on August 16, 2013
I stayed at this inn with my husband for a weekend getaway and we were very pleased with our room and our host! My husband was apprehensive about staying at an inn but quickly overcame those inhibitions. This inn is in a great location for walking to everything, it was easy to drive to the beach and breakfast was super tasty. I hope that all guests get the opportunity to eat the homemade bread pudding! Thanks you!
2.4 on August 15, 2013
The room was lovely and very nice for such an older Victorian home. Having a private porch with a swing was a great bonus. Very quiet and private. Owner was very nice. I love B & Bs for all the added special personal touches that I thought were lacking in many areas. Had more of a hotel feel. Breakfast was very good but no choices whatsoever. A plate was brought out and that was it. Self serve water and coffee.
5 on August 06, 2013
From the moment we pulled into driveway I had that warm fuzzy feeling. The grounds are beautiful as well as the Victorian style house and living quarters. Breakfasts each morning were prepared while you enjoyed a cup of coffee or tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Located on a quite side street, a comfortable walk to downtown St George St. After touring the town you were welcomed back with a glass of wine or cup of coffee with freshly baked goodies. Finally, when it was time to retire, you could sip on some sherry or cognac right in your room on a very comfortable bed. I have already recommended Penny Farthing Inn to many and would love to go back there myself. Truly enjoyed it and very reasonable! Deb Bonita Springs, FL
5 on July 27, 2013
My husband and I had a wonderful experience at the Penny Farthing Inn. Marie and Matthew were very welcoming when we arrived and let us check in early. They had fresh coffee and baked goodies when we came back in the afternoon. Betty made a delicious breakfast each morning. The atmosphere was so homey, and we felt so comfortable there. We even had fresh sandwiches and wine in the evening, along with more coffee and tea. I recommend this B&B to anyone who is traveling to Saint Augustine. It's located near the Lightner Museum, so it's within walking distance of the historic district. We hope to go back again in the future!
5 on July 20, 2013
The Penny Farthing inn was amazing. Well maintained for a 100+ year home. The penny attic room was enchanting and you could feel the love flowing from the walls. The food was excellent and so good they should charge for (I am glad they don't), best egg benedict I had in 12 years (step-dad made it, five star sous-chef). This was our first BnB experience and I think we just got spoiled. I will be going back even if we can't have the attic. Betty is a sweetheart and Marie is great hostess. Much love and can't wait to go again.
Were so glad you enjoyed your stay at our inn, we enjoyed meeting you both. Thank you for taking the time to writing a review we really appreciate it. Take care Marie and Betty
- marie (innkeeper)
4.0 on May 12, 2013
found the place hospitable.staff was warm and freindly.location was very convenient for shopping and eating.
were pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Pennyfarthinginn thank you for your review we appreciate you taking the time to post one. Dave Betty and Matthew
- pennyfarthinginn (innkeeper)
4.0 on April 15, 2013
Enjoyed a fabulous visit to Old St. Augustine and staying at the Penny Farthing made it all that more enjoyable. Just a short walk to the historic downtown and many wonderful eateries... Will definitely be back because we just couldn't fit everything in over two short days...
5 on April 07, 2013
Exceeded every expectation. For the cost of a 2star hotel they delivered 5 star luxury. This is by far one of the nicest surprises of our trip! From the forest cake and wine offered during the day to brandy on a private porch to the best eggs Benedict I have ever had! We will make Penny Farthing Inn a tradition whenever visiting St Augustine in the future.
thank you for your wonderful review, were so happy you had a great stay at the Pennyfarthinginn. Have a wonderful weekend Marie and Dave
- marie (innkeeper)
4.6 on March 26, 2013
The house was located outside of the busy section of St. Augustine but close enough to walk to everything. The room was great! We would stay here again.
it was nice meeting you both were glad you enjoyed your stay at the pennyfarthinginn. take care Marie and Dave
- marie (owner)
4.6 on March 26, 2013
This was our first time as a B&B guest. We had a wonderful time. The location was central to everything but quiet and comfortable. Due to the owners and staff, we felt like family after only a few hours. We will definitely be back.
4.4 on December 16, 2012
We stayed two nights at the Penny Farthing Inn in late November 2012 and would highly recommend it. The Inn is within walking distance of the historical area and many fine restaurants. It is beautifully decorated in Victorian style with many interesting antiques and accessories of the period. We stayed in the Victorian room, with a very large bedroom and sitting area, but a small bathroom and particularly small, out-dated sink area. The breakfast was delicious and adequate in size. The Inn's owner and staff were very friendly and helpful and provided extras including wine/sherry/port, snacks, and coffee/tea at various points throughout the day.
Thank you for your review we realy appreciate you taking the time to post one. We want to wish you both a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Marie Dave and Betty
- Marie (innkeeper)
4.0 on December 14, 2012
We stayed only for one night ; everything was just perfekt. we defenitely would come again.
Were glad you enjoyed your stay at the Penny Farthinginn We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Marie Dave and Betty
- Marie (innkeeper)
5 on November 07, 2012
I've been to B&B's from Kentucky to the Keys...Penny Farthing Inn was definitely one of the most cozy ones. I was very satisfied with not only the Inn itself, but also the location. Will definitely return.
I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year we appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Marie Dave and Betty
- Marie (innkeeper)
4.6 on November 01, 2012
The Penny Farthing is as nice an Inn as I have stayed and I have been in B&B'S from VA to FL. The hospitality was second to none and the quaintness simply added to it's charm. Thanks you for a lovely stay. Todd Young
We wanted to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year thanks for your kind words we appreciate it. marie Dave and Betty
- Marie (innkeeper)
5 on October 19, 2012
My husband & I came to St. Augustine for a romantic weekend getaway. We have stayed at other places there that were beautiful but now that we've stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn, we will not stay anywhere else. Penny's Attic was a quaint, nicely decorated room with a beautiful private rooftop porch. Marie and Betty took such good care of us that we thought they could actually read our thoughts! Breakfasts were delicious, especially because we had perfect weather for dining at their outdoor tables. This Inn is in a great location-you can walk everywhere but are not surrounded by the hustle & bustle that could keep you up at night. We are looking forward to our next stay already!
We wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year thanks for the wonderful review Marie Dave and Betty
- Marie (innkeeper)
5 on July 12, 2012
Our daughter is visiting Flagler College and we decided not to stay at a hotel...this was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast (my husband was skeptical). We stayed in the "Attic" and it was awesome!!!! Convenient to everything, the host and hostesses were great and so accommodating, the private balcony amongst the treetops was soooooo relaxing and special. We have already decided that if our daughter choses Flagler then this will be our home away from home!!!
We wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, thanks for the wonderful review Mrie Dave and Betty
- Marie (innkeeper)
5 on May 08, 2012
My husband and I just returned from a wonderful weekend in St Augustine; we stayed at our first B&B; Penny Farthing Inn was charming, clean and a perfect location to the historic area, withing walking distance to everything. The innkeepers Marie and David were very personable and warm. Breakfast was delicious both days and afternoon wine and snacks were delightful. We both were so please with our stay we have booked another weekend in July. Judy and John
5 on April 02, 2012
The Penny Farthing Bed and Breaksfast is a precious gem tucked away in the heart of St. Augustine and the best B&B we have ever stayed in. Words cannot express how wonderful my husband and my stay was at this charming and cozy B&B. The owners David and Marie are two of the most lovely warm people I have ever met. They make you feel like family and are part of what makes your stay so special. The breakfast was amazing and the wine in the afternoons hit the spot after a long day of walking. My husband and I will never stay anywhere else. Thank you Penny Farthing for such a memorable weekend!!
5 on April 02, 2012
My wife and I stayed for a single night on a weekend. All of the good reviews that you read are correct. I don't think it could have been better, or the Innkeepers more friendly. Parking was on premise and that is a plus for this area. Breakfast was amazing. Sad that we had to leave. You absolutely won't go wrong here.
5 on February 17, 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Penny Farthing for a romantic 12th year anniversary just last week during Valentines Weekend. We absolutely adored it. It was fulfilling and pleasurable. Dave, Marie and Betty were super. We are very busy in our everyday schedules and it was nice to get away in such a beautiful place. I loved the tree house and will make plans to stay again. I am planning a girls retreat in August and this is where I will be booking my stay. Thank you Dave and Marie you will always have a place in our memories right next to our hearts.
5 on August 26, 2010
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at the Penny Farthing Inn and had an absolutely wonderful time. Marie, Dave and Betty were very warm and friendly. Everything was perfect, and I mean everything!! Thank you so much!!
5 on April 12, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Penny Farthing Inn about a week ago. Dave and Marie were so welcoming and friendly, and the breakfast was delicious! We stayed in The Dawn room and absolutely loved it. It was my first time at a bed and breakfast and what a great 1st experience it was. I will definitely stay there again.
5 on April 02, 2010
Anne & I pulled into the B & B in the late afternoon, Marie patiently awaiting our arrival on the porch with a big cheerful smile. From that point on, smiles ruled every moment of our stay in the beautiful Victorian mansion. No innkeeper could have done more to assure that her guests felt like they were royalty. The aroma of freshly baked muffins & cookies welcomed us upon entering the main house. Fresh coffee & tea were prepared within moments of expressing a desire for them. The breakfast plate, an array of home made goodies, presented with pride, was enough to hold us until the evening. Our room was spotless and adorned with enough period pieces that one could have easily thought that they had crossed the Big Pond and were nestled in Great Britain. The inn, comfortably situated on a quaint, quiet side street, was only a few short blocks from the main tourist areas, shops, and shore. Marie's friendliness and desire to make our stay special took us by surprise. She welcomed the opportrunity to share her knowledge of the area and was always available to sit and chat. She was as good of a listener as she is a storyteller, prompting Anne and me to agree that it was Marie's presence that made our visit to Saint Augustine one that we'll never forget. Without a doubt, Penny Farthing will be our "home away from home" whenever we return to the area. Barry, Vero Beach, FL
5 on March 26, 2010
We just returned from a two-day stay at the Penny Farthing Inn in St Augustine, Florida. The Inn is a quaint victorian-style Inn right across the street from Flagler College property. It is very convenient and a short walk to the historic district and fort. The sleeping quarters, dining room, and main gathering rooms were very charming and clean. Breakfasts were fit for a King and Queen and should not be missed. There is no need for lunch afterwards. Marie and Dave were our hosts and we could not have asked for any better. Both are from England and their "European hospitality" was superb. Both were attentive and very informative. Their staff were most gracious too! You can't beat the value for this get-away destination.
5 on December 25, 2009
We have decided to stay here at the last minute and called the INN from the car. The Innkeeper, David and Marie were very friendly and nice people and we really enjoyed the stay there. Too bad, we only stayed one night.
5 on August 17, 2009
We just got back from 3 day stay at the Penny Farthington. It was lovely and exciting I must say. Betty the inkeeper and Maria and Husband are very special people. Lovely just like their bed and breakfast. The food is delicious as well and we plan to return for our Anniversary this year. You feel like you step back in time surrounded by a cozy home feeling . Very special place. So lovely and Graceful. Tammy and Michael
4.6 on June 22, 2009
My husband and I decided to try a Bed and Breakfast for our 3 year anniversary. Marie, the proprietor, was the most gracious and helpful host we could have asked for! We stayed in Penny's Attic, which was a lovely, quiet, secluded room at the top of the inn. It was a lot of stairs to walk every day, but well worth the climb. The room was charming...a mix of antiques and modern refurnishing. It was more than enough room for 2 people. The only complaint we had was the mattress was very hard, but we are used to a soft mattress, so this is just a preference. The breakfast that Marie made every morning was delicious and very filling. My husband and I could not have asked for a better place to celebrate 3 years together! We will be coming back to the Penny Farthing in the future!
5 on December 12, 2008
We stayed at the penny farthing inn for our 31st anniversary. It was our first time at a bed and breakfast. It was a marvelous time. Romantic,comfortable. The owners could not do enough for us. We go to St. Augustine every year for our anniversary. We will be staying the Inn again next year..
5 on November 10, 2008
This was our first stay in a B&B. Well can I say, I will never stay in another hotel. Dave, Marie and Betty were fantastic, and they have a lovely place. Very nicely docorated, extremely clean, warm and welcoming. Our room was very comforable, and you wanted for nothing. The breakfast was out of this world. Betty out did herself. When we are in St. Augustine again, you can be sure that, that is the place we will stay. You must go and check it out, you will not be disappointed.
4.0 on September 08, 2008
I stayed in the Victoria and absolutely loved it! The Inn is lovely and Marie is delightful. This Inn truly has an excellent location. It is within walking distance of everything yet it is away from the car traffic noise of the Bayfront and the people noise from St. George Street, so you can easily rest at night. Parking was a breeze. I can't wait to go back!
5 on August 18, 2008
This was our first stay in a B&B. What a wonderful experience. We fell in love with the house since we love antiques. The owners were very friendly and seem to enjoy getting to know their guests. There have been many improvements to the house since Dave and Marie purchased it almost two years ago. They are planning more amenities in the future. My husband and I both would highly recommend the Penny Farthing Inn to everyone wanting a unique getaway. We stayed in the LaCasita. We could walk to almost everything in town and enjoyed our visit to St. Augustine very much. We had a genuine "English" breakfast our last morning and hated to leave. We look forward to staying at the Inn again and saying...."Top of the Morning" to Dave and Marie! R Cook
5 on July 23, 2008
My wife and I stayed in the Tree House. It was very clean and quiet. The owners Dave, Marie and son Matt made sure everything was right and were very friendly.We felt welcome and comfortable from the greeting at the door and throughout our stay. Lynn was very nice and breakfast was great. We have stayed ant many hotels but this is the first B&B we stayed at and enjoyed it very much. I would recommend Penny Farthing Inn as a Bed and Breakfast to stay at. While you are there ask about the history.
5 on June 12, 2008
The owners Dave and Marie were outstanding, made you feel very welcome. Marie was very animated with her story-telling of the house, the army men, and don't forget to ask about the love letters. She made my boyfrind's birthday very special. We didn't want to leave. I had such a good time that I cryed when it was time to leave. Never done that before. She was so kind and knew how much fun we had.She let us linger in the room an extra hour because no one else was checking in that day. They were great and helped us plan a carriage ride with the best guy in town.
5 on March 02, 2008
My husband and I stayed in the Victoria room for a weekend in February 2008. We cannot say enough about how wonderful this inn is. The hosts / owners Dave and Marie were great.. They made every guest feel like family. We hated to see Sunday come. This is by far the best Inn we have ever stayed inn . It's close to everything. The goumet breakfast we had every morning was great ! We are looking forward to staying here again as soon as we can !!!
4.4 on July 26, 2007
I stayed in Penny's Attic and it was outstanding. The Inn Keepers Dave and Diane were just awesome made you feel right at home, and were very pleasant. I will certainly stay there again. Very nice!
5 on March 23, 2007
This was the best B&B I have visited in St. Agustine and we have stayed at 5 others. The owners really make you feel at home and the room was Great! Everything was Great!!