Penny Farthing Inn

83 Cedar Street , Saint Augustine, FL 32084 USA (Show map)

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Located in St. Augustine's historic district and built in 1897, the Penny Farthing Inn is a Victorian-era home with 9 eclectic rooms. We have something for every taste and pocketbook. If you want a classic Victorian experience, the antique-rich decor in the Victoria, the Elizabeth or the Cambridge rooms may be what you are looking for. Not into lace and doileys? Check out the beautiful Catherine Bedchamber with its 2-person jacuzzi or the exotic, newly remodeled 2-room suite in the Attic for total privacy. (You haven't really seen St. Augustine until you've seen it from Penny's Attic!) You'll find quiet and seclusion in the lovely, romantic gem the Buckingham. Or, when's the last time you played in a Treehouse? You might want to try ours! It's very private and very romantic - the perfect retreat from the real world. Every room has a private bath, TV/DVD, A/C, wireless internet and free guest parking (you can walk everywhere from here). Complimentary wine, coffee and tea and afternoon deserts are always available and a wonderful gourmet breakfast in a romantic setting with bistro type tables for two, Need the whole house for a family reunion or wedding party? Call Marie at (904) 824-2100 for details. (Children are welcome when you reserve the whole property for your group.) Visit us online at .pennyfarthinginn for specials and reservation information. N0 MINIMUM STAY IS REQUIRED (except major holidays) and don't forget your small non-shedder... we have one pet friendly room available, The Cambridge. So, what are you waiting for? Call us or book your special getaway online today.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great place

4.2 on June 30, 2018

We had a wonderful time, staying at a b&b instead of a hotel made our experience in st. Augustine so much nicer. Within walking distance to everything, staff was friendly, and the breakfasts were delicious. The evening snack of wine, cheese and crackers was a really great extra we loved.


A Great Getaway

5 on May 05, 2018

Richard was the perfect host seeing to our every need. Breakfasts were served indoors and out and were always cooked to perfection. We enjoyed hos d oeuvres at four every afternoon and a sweet cake when we came in in the evening. Oh, I almost forgot there's Sherry in your room and complimentary water. We have already made reservations for November.


A decent place to stay

4.4 on January 08, 2018

Great location just off the beaten path in St. Augustine. The house is heavily decorated, it felt a little claustrophobic to me. The bed was comfy, room was clean, heat worked well (it was very cold the weekend we were there.) Innkeepers were friendly, food was pretty good. Coffee wasn't so great, but we are pretty picky about our coffee. Happy Hour snacks were OK. For the price we paid I expected a bit higher quality. A decent place for sure but definitely not high-end.


4th of July at Penny Farthing.

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.


Nice weekend stay

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.


A lovely B&B !

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!


Great short stay

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.


2nd 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!


lots of character and comfortable

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!


Quaint Victorian House

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Penny's Attic

Large two room suit with King bed and jacuzzi and large balcony

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

The York

Economy Queen bedroom with large bathroom on the ground floor

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

The Buckingham

Queen Bedroom on the ground floor

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

The Victoria Bedchamber

Queen Bed with balcony

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

The Windsor

King bedroom with kitchen on the first floor

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

The Cambridge

King bedroom with fireplace on the first floor

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

The Elizabeth Bedchamber

Queen Bedroom with Balcony

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

The Catherine Bedchamber

King Bedroom with jacuzzi and balcony

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

The Tree House

Queen bedrrom with balcony

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

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Location

Location Type

Historic District, Downtown

Airport

Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Once in St Augustine on US1, turn east on King Street. You will pass the Post Office. Next street to right turn onto Grenada Street (one way). The first street to right is Cedar Street. We are the third house on the left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marie, David, Matthew

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30A.M. - 9:30A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten intolerant, vegan


Signature Dish

British Breakfast
This dish allows us to bring our heritage to you. A good old fashion British breakfast includes: Bacon/sausage, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, baked beans, and an english muffin with jam or butter on the side. We also include fresh fruit with every meal we prepare.


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