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St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   279 St George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084   |  
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Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Would not recommend”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I planned a romantic weekend to relax and enjoy St. Augustine, it turned out to be anything but. After making reservations and paying for them, we arrived and our room was under-construction so we were moved for the night. The next day we were told that our room was still unavailable and that we would need to find other accomodations. I was shocked because we were visiting from out of town. I don't recommend and will never return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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OfficeMax, Public Relations Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
We apologize again for the unexpected and serious plumbing issue that occurred in your guestroom on your arrival date. Our staff upgraded you to a deluxe room with a king bed, whirlpool tub, and private deck for your first night (Friday night). Unfortunately, the plumbing issue could not be corrected in your original room (a special part had to be ordered) for your second night (Saturday night), and we were full. Our innkeeper found you lodging at another B&B a block from the party you were attending in town. You declined the room and chose to stay elsewhere for the night. Again, we're sorry for the inconvenience, but these were circumstances beyond our control.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed this two night stay in a B & B for the very first time. We feel we were blessed to find the most perfect Inn right from the start. We were want of nothing ~ a knowledgeable and helpful staff, endless complimentary snacks and drinks, a variety of incredible breakfast choices (Loved the strata!), quiet and friendly surroundings, an authentic and immaculate late 1700's suite (Elizabeth) but with all the amenities of today including complimentary sherry and fresh flowers, proximity to the heart of St. Augustine, and a 4 block walk to the cathedral for morning Mass. Would you like to take a Horse and Buggy ride? Upon request, you will be picked up right at the front door! Feeling blessed, indeed! Arthur & Leona

Room Tip: The Elizabeth Suite overlooked the cobblestone roadway. The windows were fitted with wooden blinds...
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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OfficeMax, Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
And we were blessed to have you stay with us! Thanks so much for your review - sounds like you had a wonderful stay - and that makes us HAPPY! Come back soon!!
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Hull, Yorkshire,England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We finished a tour of Florida with a one night stay at this historic inn. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. The idea of having inside and outside social areas with complmentary snacks and drinks is a great one.
The inn is in easy walking distance of the
We stayed in Anna's room which, although small, was very pleasant.

Bill and Jeanne

Room Tip: The bathroom was very compact, but what can you expect in a 250 year old building!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OfficeMax, Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Our Historic building can be a challenge - originally built in 1791 - without today's modern conveniences.... Anna's Room is cozy - but has floor-to-ceiling windows for lots of sunshine - and a walk-in shower in the bathroom. Anna's Room is enjoyed for its easy access to the public balcony also. Thanks for your review - and we hope you will return someday!
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Orange Park, Florida
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

From the moment we were greeted, our stay was outstanding. Carolyn showed us to our room, gave us quick tour, and made us feel welcome. The breakfast was amazing, all you cared to eat, served in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. After a 5 minute walk, you're in the heart of St. Augustine. This is how a guest should be treated at a B&B. We can't wait to go back!!!

Room Tip: Just ask...they will accommodate as best they can.
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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OfficeMax, Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
You know how a hotel gives you your key and points in the general direction of your room?? NO WAY - we show you to your room and show you where the thermostat is, how to work the whirlpool tub, point out the welcome letter with all the details to help you enjoy your stay. We want you to relax!! Not wander around looking for your room...
Thanks for taking the time to review us...and thanks for your kind words! See you next time!
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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

My boyfriend and I were planning a roadtrip and found a Groupon for this location. Such a blessing! This place is so worth it, even without a Groupon. When we arrived they were having their evening social which offered local wines, beer, and snacks. Our room (Emily's Room) was very nice. Loved the balcony and free bike rentals. Recommend taking a bike ride around the town. Best of all, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Really made for a great stay! Will come here again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OfficeMax, Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Thank you for taking your valuable time to review us! We are proud of all the free guest amenities which are included with your stay...and so pleased that you listed those that you enjoyed! Our staff works very hard to make sure all our guests have a wonderful time - thanks for your positive words! Looking forward to your next visit...
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Jupiter, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

If you want to stay at a B&B where you get 'warm & friendly' service, delicious meals & great value for your travel $, this is your place.

Besides a variety of very comfortable rooms & a tasty breakfast, the St. Francis Inn offers features that other ST. Augustine B&Bs can't or won't.

1. Location. Although it's right in the popular 'old town' area, the Inn is in a quiet corner. You can still easily walk to all of the sights without having to put up with the traffic & noise of this popular tourist town.

2. On site free parking. There's room for every guest's car in an off street, shady, private lot steps from your room.

3. A beautiful outdoor courtyard with trees, tables, a 'historic' fish pond (with fish), rocking chairs & a 2 person swing. A great place to relax, read, eat breakfast, have a cup of tea or meet new friends. They even have portable outdoor heaters to take the chill out of some winter nights.

4. Free use of bicycles.

5. Free tickets to the lighthouse.

6. 1/2 price tickets to 'Oldest House' which is next door.

7. Complimentary beer, wine & hot/cold snacks every night 5:30 - 6:30.

8. Complimentary home cooked desserts, coffee, tea & cider 7:30 - 9pm.

9. Many discount offers. We stayed for 3 nights during the week in January & paid for 2 nights. They've also had discounts on 'Groupon'.

10. A staff that bends over backwards to please every guest.

I've had numerous stays & the Inn & staff just gets better each time.

BTW, the place is animal friendly & has a resident cat.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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OfficeMax, Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Perfect! High praise! Thank you so much. We love the way you listed all the great things about the Inn!! FABULOUS! and...Zeke (our cat) says thanks for the shout-out....
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

I surprised my boyfriend with a weekend at St. Francis Inn for his birthday. I reservered Maria's Room and also purchased the Inn's Sweatheart Fanatsy Package - which is worth every penny! - They helped me make sure every little detail was perfect from what time I wanted breakfast in bed to dinner reservations at the AMAZING restaurant that is included in the sweartheart package. Everyone was so friendly, like they had known us for years. The food was awesome from breakfast in bed to the dessert social in the evening. Our room was so romantic and cozy. The Inn is perfect all the way around. We will definately be back!!!


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  • Stayed January 2012, 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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OfficeMax, Manager at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, February 28, 2012
Thank you! We gratified that we could help make your boyfriend's birthday memorable. We love your review - ESPECIALLY "The Inn is perfect all the way around." WOW! Thanks again - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Address: 279 St George St, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The St Francis Inn is an historic bed and breakfast with Old World charm, located in the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida. Individually decorated rooms and suites grace the inn, many with whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and antiques. The peaceful walled courtyard garden is a favorite place to unwind. Gourmet full breakfasts, private balconies and porches, swimming pool, bicycles and evening socials add to the ambiance. ... more   less 
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