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“Peaceful and Friendly!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Kenwood Inn
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   38 Marine St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hertford, NC
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Peaceful and Friendly!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2008

We decided to do something a little different on our trip back North. We love Historic St. Augustine and usually stay in the Inn just in front of the Kenwood. We had often walked past and wondered what this B&B was like. We were so pleased we spent the night there. The proprietor and resident Inn Keeper are delightful. Our room was well appointed and very comfortable, with view of the garden courtyard and pool. Breakfast the next morning was over the top; the selection magnificent. We took advantage of the upstairs porch to sit a while in the rockers just after we got in. It appears that only a couple of rooms have access to it, so if that is your pleasure, make sure you ask. Ice, tea and juice is available all day from the guest fridge. Wine and snacks provided in the afternoon. The garden courtyard is a wonderful space and perfect for afternoon cocktails and morning breakfast. The Inn provides bicycles with locks for St. Augustine touring. Free WiFi is available and usable in most rooms. It worked perfectly in the courtyard. The pool area is large enough for several couples but a little cool the evening of our stay. Parking is available street side or in a nearby parking area. We utilized the parking area with no problems. Common to historic Inn's, some of the bathrooms are a little small. If you are a large person, we suggest that you mention it when making reservations. All in all, a very pleasant Inn in a great location!

  • Liked — Breakfast Selection, Garden Courtyard
  • Disliked — Limited Access to Porches
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2008

We recently stayed at the Kenwood Inn & couldn't have had a better experience. The hostess was delightful and the inn was beautiful. Our room was exceptionally clean and the decor was lovely. We enjoyed the wine and light snack in the evening and had a sherry for our nightcap after enjoying a meal in St. Augustine. There were bikes available, as well as a pool in the courtyard. The breakfast was delicious! Fresh baked muffins, breads and pastries, as well as cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit & a delicious quiche. We will definitely be returning to the Kenwood Inn.

  • Liked — Too hard to pick just 1 thing!
  • Disliked — That we only stayed one night!
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Newbury
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2007

My wife and I returned here for our third visit. We keep going back to St Augustine and since we found the Kenwood just wouldn't go anywhere else. If you want an impersonal corporate style hotel with impersonal corporate style staff this is not for you. If you like warm, friendly hosts (Mark and KerriAnne) and bags of character then this is the place.
I understand some people are put off as maps indicate the inn is not in the centre of the old town - this is true only if you can't manage a 2 minute walk! And it is quiet and peaceful.
All the rooms are individual ( the best has to be the Blue Room with it's wrap around balcony complete with hammocks). My only criticism would be that the plumbing is a tad antiquated. The small swimming pool is a bonus. Breakfast though not a cooked version is excellent with a variety of fresh fruit and homemade breads and KerriAnne to welcome you and give you all the local info and gossip.
We will be back again at the end of the year - we just love St Augustine and the Kenwood.

  • Liked — Character
  • Disliked — Plumbing
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ocala, Florida
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2007

My husband and I stayed here a few years ago in the Olde English Room. Very very spacious! The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The bath was not my taste -- a clawfooted bath with a shower head above -- but it was adequate.

Breakfast was 'continental' and not very good, at that. Although the inn boasts that it's all home baked, I recognized the bagel as grocery store freezer department quality.

The location of the Inn is great. Then again, everywhere in historic downtown St. Augustine is reachable on foot.

I haven't been back here since we discovered the Bayfront Marin House (which is a few feet away, facing the bay)

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sarasota, fl
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2007

The Kenwood Inn exceeded our expectations for our last minute weekend getaway to St. Augustine. My first "romantic" trip to the area and was incredibly excited to stay at a B&B. Even though we only stayed for 2 days, the accommodations and company at the B&B were relaxed and refreshing and just how you imagine a B&B to be.
We spent our nights and late mornings in the "Captain's Room, RM#16". This was a king suite with sitting area and comfortable bathroom. You could have breakfast in the downstairs of the cozy house with other guests or grab a tray and take anything from cereal to fresh fruits to hot quiche, bagels or biscuits to your room.
Kerri, the innkeeper, and her husband were extremely kind and helpful with information about restuarants and tours and anything else we inquired about.
I also work in the hotel industry, managing a quaint beach property on the West coast of FL, and truly appreciated the experience I had as a guest since I know how hard it is to please everyone everyday. This place does it!
I highly recommend The Kenwood Inn whenever you find yourself in St. Augustine - as long as there is a room for us each time we go back! : )

  • Liked — it was just incredibly inviting. really close to shopping, dining, the water and cultural attractions, too.
  • Disliked — the cold and dreary weather, but the hotel was a wonderful refuge. there really wasn't a thing i didn't like about the place.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2006

Just got back from touring America, Miami through to San Antonio, stayed in three B&B's this was by far the best and would thoroughly recommend.
A warm reception from Margaret, excellent home made, enormous cakes from the owner Kerri and interesting and good conversations with Jen. Complementary wine on the evenings and superb breakfast. A short walk into town, some retail therapy, or a good meal at one of several excellent restaurants, then back to the house for a relaxing glass of wine by the pool.

Thank you girls for an unforgettable stay in St. Augustine.

Linda & Keith of Knaresborough

  • Liked — Friendly staff in a lovelly house, close to town
  • Disliked — nothing to complain about
  • Tips/Secrets — Aligator farm a must, and enjoy the bar that sells Euro booze
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2006

We just go back from the Kenwood and loved it!!!! As soon as we arrived we took our cooler to the pool and relaxed!!! The French Contry room was very large, clean and nicely decorated. I recommend that you stay in the room with the access to the second floor balcony if not and someone is in that room there is no access. In the morning there were plenty of fresh fruits, hot quiche, biscuits and plenty of baked goods. Coffee, tea and juice were offered all day. The wine in the afternoon was very nice, but the pool was my favorite!
I have stayed at many B&Bs and this one is the best!!!
Thank you Kerri and Mark for a memorable stay!

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 38 Marine St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kenwood Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a very kid friendly inn that offers complimentary bikes and a salt water swimming pool. We also have several seating options for our multi-course breakfast, both indoor in our dining rooms and outdoor in our courtyard. In the courtyard we have a koi pond and fountain for the enjoyment of guests. ... more   less 
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