St. Francis Inn

St. Francis Inn

Visitors today to The St. Francis Inn find echoes of our colorful past in the tranquil ambiance. Enter the Inn from brick-paved St. George Street, through the wrought-iron archway into the walled garden courtyard. Here a fountained pond is fed from an artesian well at St. Augustine’s historic “Oldest House,” just a block away on old St. Francis Street. The courtyard is a relaxing oasis, with lush banana trees, bougainvillea, and colorful tropical flowers. Guests frequently enjoy their breakfasts in the courtyard and often gather there for the evening social hour. The towering trees provide cool shade in the summer, and the gas fire pit is a favorite guest spot on a winter evening for making Inn s’mores! Just around the corner from the courtyard is the St. Francis Inn’s inground temperature-controlled swimming pool, a private retreat in all seasons.

 

Dating from 1791, the St. Francis Inn embodies the rich history and culture of the nation’s oldest city. Anna Dummett converted her family home into a lodging establishment in 1845. The inn operated under many names until 1948 when the Inn was christened “The St Francis Inn.” The St Francis Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, the Inn has been continuously renovated and redesigned to fit the needs of today’s traveler. Its lodging offerings also now include the historic Wilson House right across the street.

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