Reasons to Stay at a St. Augustine B&B

Traveling is not just about the destination but about the experience. So, why should your lodging be excluded from that? Your accommodations should enhance your getaway rather than act as just a place to rest your head. Bed and breakfasts are the perfect places to stay if you want to truly get the most out of your vacation. From the amazing attention to detail to the scrumptious food and everything in between, there are many reasons to choose at a B&B.

Each B&B has a unique story to tell

The Bayfront Marin House dates back to the Second Spanish Period. Photo credit: Bayfront Marin House

St. Augustine is known for its history. It’s a top destination for those wanting to learn about the past. Many of the bed & breakfasts in town are large restored homes. The B&B owners go to great lengths to preserve the unique details that make the home one-of-a-kind, and they will be happy to tell you stories of the home’s history! If you would like a preview of the history before your stay, many of the B&Bs display their history on their website.

Customer service is top-notch

Innkeepers truly put their heart and soul into every part of their business. It is their livelihood, and they have a passion for each person who steps through their doorway. Their job doesn’t begin and end with check-ins and checkouts – it’s a nonstop commitment. The B&B staff is always readily available to answer any questions you have and give suggestions about what to do and where to eat. B&B’s have a quaint amount of rooms, so the staff is able to give each guest a generous amount of time and attention.

You can’t beat the food

Breakfast is served at St. Francis Inn. Photo credit: St. Francis Inn

When you think of the food you usually get from your accommodation on vacation, what comes to mind? Cereal, a small selection of fruit, and a waffle maker if you’re lucky. Not too impressive, huh? The continental breakfast has become what we expect when traveling. But it doesn’t have to be. One of the top perks of staying at a bed & breakfast is the absolutely delicious food that is prepared. Breakfast isn’t just another meal – it’s an event full of homemade, nourishing food. Some inns even serve afternoon snacks, dinners, and happy hours.

B&B’s are the best place for rest and relaxation

The pool area at The Kenwood Inn. Photo credit: The Kenwood Inn

Looking to experience peace and quiet on your getaway? Bed and breakfasts are perfect for a place to relax. B&Bs have a limited number of rooms, which means fewer people and less noise than a typical hotel. Most inns boast a spa-like atmosphere with big front porches perfect for rocking chairs, pools, cozy alcoves and common rooms, and beautiful grounds to wander and explore. Just one example of a great place to stay for a calm getaway is The Kenwood Inn. As you can see by the photo above, they have a gorgeous, tropical pool area perfect for catching some rays, catching up with loved ones, or reading that book you brought along.

Location, location, location

People enjoy meals at a sidewalk cafe on Aviles Street. Photo credit:

Most of the bed & breakfasts in St. Augustine are central to the downtown area. You’ll be just steps away from historical sites, world-renowned attractions, and award-winning restaurants. Most of the B&B’s are in restored homes in the historic district in St. Augustine. This gives you the opportunity to stay in local neighborhoods and experience a more authentic visit than you have by staying in a hotel. Live like the locals do during your visit!

B&B’s offer packages to help you plan your stay

Unlike most hotels, bed & breakfasts offer packages for their guests to make planning their vacation easier. Most bed & breakfasts in town have relationships with different businesses in town which allow you to get great deals on unique St. Augustine experiences. When booking your stay, be sure to search the website for packages or call and ask a staff member for more information. As each inn is different, so are the packages they offer.

Types of packages offered at St. Augustine Bed & Breakfasts:

  • Honeymoon Packages
  • Eco Tour Packages
  • Babymoon
  • Girls Getaway
  • Beach Getaway
  • Golf Packages

Book your stay today!

Whether you’re coming in town for a quiet, romantic getaway, girls’ weekend, or family reunion, St. Augustine bed and breakfasts are a perfect choice. Enjoy The Ancient City up close and personal with an experience you won’t soon forget!



Natalie McElwee
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