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St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 30 St. Augustine B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Exceptional B&B with convenient location, many unexpected "perks", and very nice physical facility. However the most exceptional quality of this place is the staff: The entire staff was friendly, gracious and very helpful with recommendations, directions, etc. We stayed there 2 nights in April and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the inn from April 27-May 2, 2013 for our 30th anniversary. This was our first time in St Augustine, loved it, and our first B&B stay. I can't say enough about the inn, the staff, the warmth and friendliness and the variety of interesting people that we experienced here. The staff were courteous and informative, down to telling us which restaurants not to go to. There was always fresh water, iced tea, coffee and tea available. The breakfast exceeded our expectations. Afternoon social hour was a fun time to talk with the other guests had complementary beer, wine, sangria, and delicious appetizer type offerings. Evening desert hour was also a nice treat. We stayed in Anna's room, unfortunately no hauntings to report, but the room was nice, bathroom is very small so if you are a larger person or someone that has a hard time in a tight space it would probably not be a good choice for you but we had no problems . At night there are snacks left out if you need your midnight snack. We also got complementary passes to the lighthouse. We used bikes provided every day as well as swam in the pool which we always had to ourselves. Top notch in every respect Joe the owner was always visible and staff were beyond accommodating from the desk to the kitchen to housekeeping.

Room Tip: If a larger room is not a priority we would recommend Anna's room fro view and location
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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OfficeMax, Heather Wilson (Innkeeper) at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

We are so glad that you had such a wonderful 30th anniversary! Come visit us again at St. Francis soon!

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This inn is awesome and convenient around in beautiful St.Augustine, Florida. The owner is as a friendly and knows signing language. They are warmly giving nice desserts and wines, Also every nights provide different kinds of snacks and desserts are really delicious! Each bedrooms are unique characters and beautiful cozy with fireplaces.. I would recommend you to see this inn.. Advice that you may need to call it in an advance time if you plan to stay there. We were staying there during in Dec. it was very lovely Christmas decoration..

Room Tip: I don't know about another bedroom... Our bedroom is really cozy with fireplace and small bathro...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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OfficeMax, Heather Wilson (Innkeeper) at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thanks for writing a review about your experience at St. Francis. The holidays are certainly the staff's favorite time of year, we love all of the decorations too! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the inn from April 18-20, 2013 for our 20th anniversary 'second honeymoon' celebration. I can't say enough about this wonderful inn, the staff, the warmth and friendliness that we experienced here. Since it was our first trip to St. Augustine, we had many questions. The staff were courteous and informative, down to telling us which restaurants not to go to. There was always fresh water, iced tea, coffee and tea available. The breakfast exceeded out expectations, especially the one that we received in our room as part of our package. Afternoon social hour was a fun time to talk with the other guests and far exceeded our expectations, with complementary beer, wine, sangria, and delicious appetizer type offerings. Evening desert hour was also a great surprise, there were several things to choose from, along with some port wine and other drinks. We stayed in Lily's room, unfortunately no hauntings to report, but the room was absolutely lovely. I also 'snooped' in a few of the other rooms when they were being cleaned. The staff caught me but they didn't care that I was checking them out. At night there are snacks left out if you need your midnight snack. Our package included a carriage ride and a river cruise, both were lovely. We also got complementary passes to the lighthouse. Quiet, impeccably clean, friendly, historic, pretty....all words that I would use to give this wonderful inn the highest recommendation possible for anyone considering a stay in St. Augustine!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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OfficeMax, Heather Wilson (Innkeeper) at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you, thank you for your kind words. We are so honored that we could help make your 20th anniversary so special! Please come visit us again soon, we would love to have you back!

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

My first visit to the St. Francis Inn was a delight. This lovely, beautifully restored property oozes old-world charm and gentility--and has all the amenities. The bed was super-comfortable. My impressions (in no particular order): Friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive staff. Intimate. Serious antiques. Peaceful. Gorgeous well-maintained grounds and gardens. Shaded courtyard for dining, reading or nodding off. Small pool. Delicious full breakfast and afternoon tea-cocktail hour, evening dessert (included in the room price). Most of the historic city--shops, restaurant and sights--are within walking distance. A big plus for this walker. Plenty of off-street parking. I'd like to return ASAP and recommend it for a relaxing solo or couples getaway, romantic weekend, girlfriends timeout, intergenerational reunion. OR a honeymoon.

Room Tip: Second floor is probably quieter. I stayed in the Ballet Room. Heard not a peep.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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OfficeMax, Heather Wilson (Innkeeper) at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you so much for all of your thoughtful compliments! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we are looking forward to spoiling you during your return trip!

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

The staff were very friendly and helpful.We were able to check in early ,good car parking.Room a little on the small side but beautifully presented,we were on the ground floor courtyard room,unfortunately the upstairs bedroom floors creaked badly,and we were woken during the night 3 times.No tea or coffee facilities in the room,although the info sheet did say it was available anytime,but I could not get coffee when I returned about 10-15 in the evening.The setting for the B and B is lovely,courtyard and pool.I should mention the bathroom is extremely tiny ,so the sink is in the bedroom .Would we go again,yes.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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OfficeMax, Heather Wilson (Innkeeper) at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the St. Francis. We do apologize that noise from another room disturbed your sleep. A staff member is on property 24 hours a day to help assist with your needs, including in the event of noise complaints. As for your room, our website is very informative and has detailed descriptions of each of our 17 rooms. The Courtyard Room is described as small and cozy. And finally, the innkeeper should have described during check-in about our around the clock beverage station including water, iced tea, hot tea, coffee, and hot chocolate located in our sitting room off of the main lobby. Thank you again for your honestly and we hope that you will visit us another time.

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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Extremelly friendly and attentive staff, The breakfasts were way beyond expectation and the cottage was perfect for the two couples. Happy hour with local wines and the evening dessert topped off the stay. Would recommend to anyone

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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OfficeMax, Heather Wilson (Innkeeper) at St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation at the St. Francis. It means so much that you recommend us to all your friends and family. Thank you!

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Address: 279 Saint George St, St. Augustine, FL 32084-5031
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in St. Augustine
Price Range: $163 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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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