We booked a room at the St. Francis Inn for a few reasons - great reviews, great price and it's haunted! (unfortunately, we saw no evidence of any haunting...maybe next time...) We were on a 2nd honeymoon - 1st time away from the kids - and it's an awesome area - a very easy walk to everywhere, great food and great weather. The inn is very nice, it was quiet for us, very clean and the service is awesome! All of our requests (Any de-caf coffee? Could we get a bowl of popcorn? etc...) were handled quickly and with a smile. The staff was very knowledgeable and enjoyed talking with guests. The amenities were great - free breakfast (very good food!), free beverages throughout the day, cookies in the afternoon, appetizers/cocktail hour and desserts later in the evening. Its a good thing its located in a walking city, to help burn off some of the tasty calories they serve! They also have a pool (closed when we were there, though,) a beachhouse to park your car at for a day at the beach, and free/discounted admission to a few attractions. We loved our stay! If a 'con' is required, and the reason for 4 out of 5 stars for the 'room quality', it would be the tv. Just a small set in the room. They DO have current DVDs to borrow and free wi-fi, so that was nice. We didnt watch alot of tv, but we wanted to catch a bit of a football bowl, and it just would have been nicer on a bigger set. We had daily housekeeping, they recycle, and they have a parking lot (I guess that's a rarity with these historical-town inns...it was nice to be off the street!) All in all, if we get back to the area - the St. Francis Inn is where we'll be staying!
This charming Inn is located in an excellent location, only a few blocks from the district, a short walk that takes you thru the real historic St. Augustine. The Inn and its staff are extraordinarily accomodating and exceed expectations on all levels. Everything from sherry on the mantle in our room, an upscale breakfast reserved usually for 5 star Inns, to incredible staff prepared deserts served after you return from dinner out, all at no additional charge. If you are expecting ultra modern this Inn is not for you. If you value serenity, impeccable cleanliness, charm and location you won't be disappointed. The St. Francis is on top of our list for St. Augustine revisit.