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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
Plant City, Florida
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It feels like home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We were greeted with hugs and a smile. Pat is a great hostess. She said make yourself at home and I had breakfast in my pajamas every morning. No one really minded. I will go back in the future when time allows. It is quiet at night until 530 a.m. when the street sweeper goes by, but hey if you're on vacation you can just go right back to sleep, I did. Food was AWESOME, coffee was great and service outstanding.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Have you ever been a guest in someones home who had the ability to anticipate your every need and desire. Well, Pat Dobosz is just such a host and the Kenwood Inn is just such a place. On the three occasions we have stayed with Pat every detail was taken care of, every possible whim was satisfied. It is easy to review that the houskeeping was impeccible and the rooms that we stayed in were beautifully furnished and detailed out, including modern bathrooms and upgraded fixtures everywhere. It is easy to review the imaginitive and unique meals with out of this world flavors and tastes, served in the most luxurious setting with beautiful linens and silverware. It is easy to review the grounds, the beautiful porches and patios, the pool, and the fantastic location of the Inn itself. All of these components of the perfect stay are present in abundance at the Kenwood Inn.
How do you, though, descibe the prefect Innkeeper, which in Pat's case is elevated to Host. There is a subtle passion within Pat that assures each guest exactly what they need, more importantly what they want, usually without even having to ask. Pat can anticipate and fulfill needs and wants just from casual conversation and how she will unobtrusively get to know her guests during your stay. For us Pat has gone out of her way on every occasion without being asked, and provided a haven for us that is virtually impossible to find in todays world. Innkeeper, maybe, trusted friend, probably a more suitable description of Pat. And, while I could describe the various accomodations made for us during our stays, it doesn't matter---yours will be different that ours, but be aassured, Pat will attend to your needs without fuss and with the quiet confidence of a truly caring and accomplished host.
There is much more that I could write but suffice to say, make your plans to visit St Augustine around the availability at the Kenwood Inn. Nothing else compares. You will return again and again as we have--Pat and the Kenwood Inn---fantastic.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Without doubt this is one of the most sociable guest houses I have ever stayed in. Pat the owner serves wine at 5pm each day and all the guests that are about meet up and chew over their day, swop tips on what to do and where to eat. We met some lovely interesting people most of whom were on short breaks from other parts of Florida. You can park your car in the car park around the corner then you can walk to most of the locations. We stayed in the country Victorian room which was one of the cheaper ones but was still very nice. Well decorated with quality bed linen. Breakfasts were really good with something different each day - quiche, Eggs Benedict, and things that I wouldn't normally have for breakfast but were great. Nothing is too much trouble for Pat and you can see why she has so many returners. If you've stayed here once and were returning to St Augustine you wouldn't think about staying anywhere else.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The Kenwood is like a home away from home! Pat, the owner, was on-hand to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. She serves a delicious breakfast and provides recommendations for meals and shopping in St. Augustine. The inn has a lovely courtyard area, perfect for relaxing or eating breakfast outside, along with a pool, which is rare for B&Bs in St. Augustine. Pat has beautifully remodeled and updated the bathrooms and most of the bedrooms. I highly recommend the Kenwood for your stay in St. Augustine!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bergen, Norway
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61 hotel reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our stay at the Kenwood Inn got off on the wrong foot, as I managed to mess up my booking and had reserved from one day earlier then what I had planned. Luckily they had availability for an extra day, and if it had been up to us we would have stayed even longer.

Pat made us feel like home from the second we entered the front porch and the hospitality continued throughout the whole stay, with a caring attitude and even serving us beers by the pool (which is the highway to a mans heart). On the first day we had a nice breakfeast buffet, while we on the last day got served to dishes, both days the breakfast was much better then anything we have had on any of our hotels. The atmosphere at the B&B was great at all times, with many of the guests almost seeming like a small family. In the afternoons there is also wine being served in the living room which can work as a gathering room if you are a larger group.

We got good recommandations of bars, restaurants and attractions and the best thing is that everything is within walking distance. The B&B also have free parking, which was great as finding parking didn't seem like the easiest task in St. Augustine.

Our room was the Caitlin Room, which consisted of two bedrooms (separated by a sliding door) and two bathrooms. It was perfect for us and we had a great stay at the Kenwood Inn. Pool area was also great, and although it didn't seemed to be used by too many (and it's not heated), we loved it.

If we return to the area (which we hope we can, as St. Augustine was great) we would definately stay here, and we will also recommend it to everyone heading in that direction. Thanks to Pat for a great stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Kenwood was an amazing place for our friends wedding reception. It was a great location and the court yard was beautiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They made sure everyone was happy, had what they needed, and were enjoying themselves.The food was great also. I don't know who made the food but it was delicious! Then Kenwood really helped our friends wedding reception really come together and would recommend it to all my family and friends.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairhope, Alabama
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We dont have a lot of down time but when we get a chance we want it perfect. I have stayed at several B&B's but The Kenwood Inn is special. Remember the feeling that you get when you have not been home in a very long time. The excitment in your heart to see family, well that is how it is with Mrs Pat (owner). The home is unbelievable, the rooms are very clean, and the service is exceptional. We are looking forward to going back in December. I would highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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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