Hotels to Book for a Trip to St. Augustine

From quaint bed-and-breakfasts to oceanfront resorts, these are the top hotels to book in historic St. Augustine, Florida.

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The Collector Inn
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The Collector Inn

Established by Spanish settlers more than 450 years ago, St. Augustine, FL, is America’s oldest continuously inhabited city of European and African American origin, and one of its most interesting. Among the city’s must-see attractions is the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States, which was built by the Spanish to defend Florida’s coast. Travelers also flock to St. Augustine to visit Ponce de León’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the Oldest Wooden School House in the U.S., and Flagler College, a former hotel built by Florida magnate Henry Flagler in 1887. And since St. Augustine is located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, it’s also a great place for water activities like surfing, Jet Skiing, and kayaking.

St. Augustine has a unique mix of accommodations suitable for different types of travelers. There are romantic seaside cottages, resorts packed with thrilling amenities, and budget-friendly hotels. Many of the city’s top properties also provide convenient access to the Historic District. To help you plan your next trip to Florida’s “Ancient City,” here are some of the city’s top hotels.

Best St. Augustine Hotels of 2022

Editor’s Pick: The Saint Augustine Beach House

The Saint Augustine Beach House

The Saint Augustine Beach House

Why We Chose It

Ideal for guests who want a quiet beachside stay, the Saint Augustine Beach House includes a daily breakfast, and past guests rave about the warm, friendly staff.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes 
  • Resort fee: No 
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Direct beach access, dog-friendly, some guest rooms have kitchenettes

Hotel Description 

The Saint Augustine Beach House only has 16 guest rooms, which makes for an intimate stay. The charming bed-and-breakfast has a coastal theme, and each room is decorated in soft shades of pink, green, and blue, with white cottage-style furniture. The hotel provides a hot breakfast in the morning, and though it doesn’t have an on-site restaurant, it's just a short walk or drive to some of the best places to eat in St. Augustine.

Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront

Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront

Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront

Why We Chose It

The hotel has the charm of a bed-and-breakfast and great views of Matanzas Bay.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: No
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Outdoor pool, electric vehicle charging, room service

Hotel Description

Inspired by Spanish Colonial architecture, the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront sits on Matanzas Bay, and many of the guest rooms offer sweeping views of the bay or of downtown St. Augustine. The hotel’s central location means that many of the city’s top attractions, like the Castillo de San Marcos, are within a few minutes' walk. With only 72 rooms, the Hilton St. Augustine feels like a charming bed-and-breakfast, but it includes hotel amenities like an outdoor pool, fitness center, and an on-site bar and restaurant.

Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection

Casa Monica Resort & Spa

Casa Monica Resort & Spa

Why We Chose It

This property will appeal to those wanting a taste of St. Augustine history along with modern amenities like a heated pool. 

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $24.31
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Heated outdoor pool, pet-friendly guest rooms, access to a beach at Serenata Beach Club

Hotel Description 

Built in 1888, Casa Monica is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. The guest rooms have a bold, classic design, with curved red velvet headboards, saturated yellow walls, and red patterned drapes and carpeting. The hotel is located in St. Augustine’s Historic District and is within walking distance of St. George’s Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, which is loaded with shops and restaurants. Guests of Casa Monica also get access to Serenta Beach Club, which includes complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas. The on-site restaurant, Costa Brava, has a modern dining room and Mediterranean dishes like calamari and paella.

voco St. Augustine – Historic Area

voco St. Augustine

voco St. Augustine

Why We Chose It

With a unique art deco exterior and a new interior, this boutique property offers a good value.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: No
  • Room rate: $

Notable Amenities

Rooftop pool, complimentary parking, on-site bar and restaurant

Hotel Description

A 2019 addition to the city, voco St. Augustine – Historic Area is a 50-room boutique property spread out over two floors. The guest rooms have an updated contemporary design with calming blue walls, abstract art, and plenty of storage space. The hotel is on Anastasia Island, making it a quick drive to nearby beaches and putting it within walking distance of the Historic District. The on-site restaurant, BLVD Bistro, serves small plates and Caribbean-inspired cocktails. Past guests rave about the clean rooms and stylish pool deck.

The Collector Inn

The Collector Inn

The Collector Inn

Why We Chose It

Ideal for couples, this 30-room hotel has a romantic setting and a convenient location next to St. Augustine’s Old Town.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: Yes, $35
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Heated outdoor pool, complimentary bicycles

Hotel Description

The Collector Inn’s 30 individually styled guest rooms are spread across nine historic homes, the oldest of which date to 1790. The charming cottage-style rooms feature polished wood floors and beds with impressive headboards, and some have separate living rooms, kitchenettes, and balconies. Guests of this adults-only (16+) hotel can enjoy a continental-style breakfast each morning, and the hotel’s bar, the Well, serves custom cocktails and offers private mixology classes. The Collector Inn also provides walking tours and talks with art and history docents.

St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast

St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast

St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast

Why We Chose It

With a historic building that dates to 1791, this top-rated bed-and-breakfast provides charming accommodations and easy access to St. Augustine’s historic district.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: No
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Outdoor pool, complimentary bicycles, complimentary breakfast and social hour

Hotel Description

Owned by husband-and-wife team Joe and Margaret Finnegan since 1985, the St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast is one of the oldest bed-and-breakfasts in St. Augustine. The building dates to 1791, and no two rooms are the same. Choose from suites that have elegant four-poster beds, fireplaces, or private balconies that overlook the immaculate garden courtyard. Your stay also includes breakfast, a nightly social hour, and homemade desserts made fresh daily. It’s hard to beat the inn’s location, just a few blocks from some of St. Augustine's most popular attractions.

St. George Inn

Why We Chose It

St. George Inn is located just off the pedestrian-only St. George Street in the Historic District, and its on-site wine bar is a great place to relax after a day of sightseeing.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort fee: No
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Wine bar, complimentary à la carte breakfast, pet-friendly accommodations

Hotel Description

Every one of St. George Inn’s 25 spacious guest rooms comes with a great view, perhaps of the courtyard, the city gate, or Castillo de San Marcos. The rooms are fitted with linens in green and earthy brown hues, and some feature cool tile floors and vaulted ceilings. Though there isn’t a restaurant on-site, the inn is home to a locally beloved wine bar, Bin 39, which serves more than 70 different wines. All of St. Augustine’s best attractions are just a stone’s throw away, and the warm front desk staff is happy to recommend nearby activities.

Bayfront Marin House

Bayfront Marin House

Bayfront Marin House

Why We Chose It

Bayfront Marin House offers a romantic getaway, with accommodations that range from bed-and-breakfast guest rooms to beachfront cottages.

Key Specs

  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Resort fee: None
  • Room rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Complimentary breakfast and happy hour, fireplaces in some rooms

Hotel Description

With soft, romantic interiors that include shiplap-covered walls, ornate four-poster beds, and cream-colored tufted headboards, Bayfront’s rooms ensure that guests will have a hard time checking out at the end of their stay. The cozy accommodations include rooms at the main inn and beachfront cottages on Vilano Beach. Guests can explore nearby attractions in St. Augustine on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles or spend the day surfing, Jet Skiing, or lounging on the beach.

Final Verdict 

With so many hotels to choose from in St. Augustine, we’ve narrowed down the choices to a collection of hotels that are ideal for different travelers and occasions. Though all of the properties presented here are great for their own reasons, the Saint Augustine Beach House stands out thanks to its fantastic amenities and location near many of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The Collector Inn and St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast are unique options for travelers looking to really immerse themselves in this historic city by staying in a historic building.

Know Before You Go

  • While St. Augustine is generally sunny, the area can sometimes get chilly from November to March. January is typically the coldest month in St. Augustine, and temperatures can dip below 50°F. Plan ahead by packing a few comfortable layers.
  • We recommend choosing a few attractions a day and wearing some sturdy walking shoes. Most of St. Augustine’s attractions are within walking distance of the historic center, though there’s also a convenient trolley service.
  • St. Augustine has several haunted attractions and ghost tours, as well as child-friendly attractions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum and the St. Augustine Aquarium.

How We Chose These Hotels

We evaluated a number of hotels before deciding on our list of top properties. We looked at features like location, room decor, furnishings, customer service, and dining options, as well as access to hotel amenities such as pools, complimentary bicycles, and room service. Finally, we considered recent guest reviews across several third-party travel sites.

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