By the St. Augustine Historic Inns
St. Augustine’s Kenwood Inn has been named one of the top 10 B&Bs in the United States by BedandBreakfast.com. The Kenwood Inn first opened as the Hotel LeBorge in 1865 and remained a hotel until 1979 when it became the first licensed bed and breakfast in St. Augustine, Florida.
Meet the Owner
The owner, Pat Dobosz, purchased the Kenwood Inn in 2008 and has lovingly restored much of the inn and guest rooms. Dobosz is no stranger to the hospitality industry. Her resume includes five-star hotels, meeting management firms, and management positions with Fortune 500 companies plus international hospitality industry associations’ board of directors. Dobosz also served on numerous advisory boards including the cities of St. Augustine, FL, Montreal, London, and the country of the Bahamas.
“We are honored and thrilled to be selected by BedandBreakfast.com as one of the top 10 U.S. bed and breakfasts,” Dobosz said. “I couldn’t be more proud of the inn’s staff and the care and service they extend to our guests. We are all very fortunate to be part of the St. Augustine hospitality community and are privileged to call this city our home.”
Kenwood Inn is a member of the Florida Bed and Breakfast Association, Visit Florida, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. They are also a member of the St. Augustine Historic Inns, where Dobosz has served as a board officer since 2009 and is currently the St. Augustine Historic Inn’s President.
Read the article by BedandBreakfast.com below:
By Denise Clarke of BedandBreakfast.com
BedandBreakfast.com, the world’s largest B&B travel site, announced today the top 30 winners of BedandBreakfast.com’s 12th Annual Awards. These 30 inns across the globe provide exceptional hospitality, over-and-beyond service, delicious breakfasts, and outstanding accommodations in alluring destinations.
Finalists were chosen based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of traveler reviews on BedandBreakfast.com from the past year, and winners were selected by an independent panel of guest judges. The 2016 BedandBreakfast.com Annual Awards guest judges are Stirling Kelso, freelance travel writer for Travel + Leisure, Money and other publications; Caroline Morse, senior editor with SmarterTravel; and Robert Firpo-Cappiello, editor in chief at Budget Travel and a regular guest on The Weather Channel’s AMHQ morning show.
“BedandBreakfast.com’s Annual Awards recognize B&Bs that offer exceptional service and beautiful accommodations, but they also showcase the wide diversity of bed and breakfasts,” says Lisa Westlake Chen, general manager of BedandBreakfast.com. “This year’s winners run the gamut from Victorian mansions, historical homes and boutique hotels to seaside cottages, gorgeous cabins and even a Bavarian farmhouse.
Of the top 30 winning inns, 10 are part of BedandBreakfast.com’s Diamond Collection™, an exclusive group of professionally inspected and guest-reviewed luxury inns in the United States and Canada. Each Diamond Collection inn participates in a comprehensive 400-point third-party inspection program, maintains top guest reviews on BedandBreakfast.com, and offers amenities and services required for a top-quality guest experience.