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Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   142 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084   |  
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Palmetto, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“AWESOME AGAIN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We just celebrated our 34th. anniversary and I cannot think of another place that could come close to the Marin. As usual, Mike and the entire staff warmly greeted us like old friends. We had a chance to spend some time with Sandy and thoroughly enjoyed our time with her ( Mike you're one lucky guy, almost as lucky as me). The staff went beyond the call of duty ,as they always do, to make our time special. We are addicted to the Marin. The room was awesome, the happy hour awesome, the breakfast was incedible. Can't wait for for next trip. Thanks for everything Bayfront Marin. See you soon.

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  • Stayed May 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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BayfrontMarin, Owner at Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
All of our guests are important to us, but we have a special spot in our hearts for people who have visited us multiple times. It was great to see you both again, and to help celebrate your 34th anniversary. We look forward to seeing you next time--and by the way, we hope that we're an "addiction" that can't be cured!! :) --Mike and Sandy and the Whole Bayfront Marin House Staff
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Orlando, FL
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012 via mobile

Found this inn through tripadvisor. It was an enjoyable stay and the property is beautiful. Its a bit of a walk into town for the nearest trolley stop so I would not recommend this to anyone who has challenges with distance. The parking is quite far from the inn as well, so definitely use the drop off parking out front.

The food was excellent and most of the staff was great. The gentleman who makes the Sangria was delightful!!!

The location is a few blocks from the main street of St. Augustine and right on the waterway. Its so close to the water that we actually saw dolphins one morning.

Two downsides, cleanliness of the rooms-quite an assortment of bugs in the room, including millipedes in the bathroom.

The second concern was there lack of concern for our room being ready on time. The confirmation quoted 2pm as check-in but the front desk lady said the room may be ready at 3pm, as the previous guests were still in the room. I asked for the room to be ready by 2pm as that was my quoted time and with some hesitation they finally made that happen. Perhaps that's why the room was not as tidy as I would have hoped.

The beds are EXTREMELY high off the floor. I like a poster bed, but standing barely 5'3" I had to get a bit of a running start to jump into it. The bed and pillows were very comfortable however and I slept like a baby!

In all, it's a nice place, but it's not perfect.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Valrico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Totally awesome bed and breakfast. Kudos to the owners and staff for making our stay so enjoyable. From the delicious breafast every morning to the great food and drinks during happy hour we could not have asked for more.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Orlando, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We just returned from a great weekend stay in St. Augustine. We are considered to be seasoned travelers and we were very satisfied with our expierience. Our room was perfect- very clean and nicely decorated. High quality of linens and bath towels. We loved the fireplace and jacuzzi tub for two! We were welcomed each morning by Mary (the cook) who made awesome breakfast. The Banana pancakes were the best and her grits are wonderful. It was a nice touch to have the Happy Hour service. After long days of site seeing, what a perfect way to unwind and enjoy the tropical sunsets while sipping a glass of wine.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms offer a view of the bay.
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  • Stayed May 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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BayfrontMarin, Owner at Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the comments about Mary's breakfasts--she is a true southern cook, so she'll be especially proud that you mentioned her grits! Thank you also for taking the time to write such a nice review...we really appreciate it!--Mike and Sandy and the Whole Bayfront Marin House Staff
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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

My stay at the Bayfront Marin House was wonderful! My room was very comfortable, and the Jacuzzi tub was delightful. Beautiful grounds and a great location -- convenient to all the attractions of the city. I loved the view of the bay. The staff were so attentive and friendly; they really made me feel like an honored guest. I love Eggs Benedict, and theirs were some of the best I've ever had. All in all, a great experience. I plan to return soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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BayfrontMarin, Owner at Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Enjoyable is exactly what a getaway should be--we're glad that we hit the mark for you!! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review--and we look forward to welcoming you back to our city soon!--Mike and Sandy and the Whole Bayfront Marin House Staff
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed at the Bayfront on the 7th and 8th May, we couldn't have been made more welcome.
The rooms were superb and the views over the Bay fantastic, even the dolphins made an appearance every morning and evening.
The breakfasts were great and the Happy Hour with Sangria, wine and beers plus all the nibbles giving us the chance to meet up with the other guests and have a chat.
Mike and Sandy made our stay even more memorable with their attention to detail and were such charming hosts.
We will be be going back hopefully again and again as were really love St Augustine and now to have found the Bayfront we won't be looking for anywhere else to stay.
Barbara and Nigel

  • Stayed May 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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BayfrontMarin, Owner at Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us!! And we're glad that the dolphins made an appearance every morning...we definitely consider them part of our family, and we're glad you got to "meet" them (we actually worry if we don't see them for a couple of days!) Thank you for taking the time to write a review--and we look forward to your next visit to Saint Augustine!--Mike and Sandy and the whole Bayfront Marin House Staff
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

We have celebrated 2 special wedding anniversaries at Bayfront Marin and have our weekend booked for next year. This year we enjoyed the King George room. This room is downstairs overlooking the bay with a private front porch. We love lounging in the porch swing cozied up in all of the big pillows. The large in room jaccuzi and fire place make for a romantic getaway. The staff is very friendly and attentive. In fact, when breakfast time was a little crowded in the courtyard, they brought breakfast right into our cozy breakfast table in our room so we didn't have to wait for a table. Breakfast was delicious - eggs Benedict one day and breakfast casserole the next. Happy hour brings homemade sangria with dessert and treats.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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BayfrontMarin, Owner at Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
We love it when people make the Bayfrotnt Marin House "their" place for celebrations!! And we're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the King George--we just bought all new furniture for that porch, and it is super comfortable (and a great place to enjoy the water!) Happy anniversary again, and we look forward to seeing you next year!!--Mike and Sandy and the Whole Bayfront Marin House Staff
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Address: 142 Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
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Location: United States > Florida > Saint Augustine
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bayfront Marin House Bed and Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Find romance on the waterfront in our newly refurbished, elegant Victorian inn located right in the historic district. Memories for a lifetime for your vacation, wedding, honeymoon, vow renewal, family reunion. Enjoy a full southern breakfast each morning, a daily happy hour, and lots of other great amenities--free parking, free wifi, free bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, and the best water views in town. The Bayfront Marin House has the style of the past with the conveniences of today--double Jacuzzi tubs, flat screen televisions, free wifi and more. Come visit us soon!! ... more   less 
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