The Kenwood Inn

The Kenwood Inn

Today, your Kenwood experience will blend traditional elegance with hints of the tropics in the inviting, individually decorated guest rooms that bring to life that Old Florida elegance, with rich hardwood floors, four-poster, and antique beds and warm-colored fabrics.

Each of the fourteen guest rooms and suites (includes 2 two-bedroom suites) features premium bedding and deluxe linens. Slipping into our high thread count cotton sheets is a decadent pleasure matched only by the lavish cotton towels in your bath. The Kenwood provides spa-quality amenities for an elegant accompaniment to your bath or shower. Additionally, each room is equipped with television service, hairdryer, clock radio, iron, ironing board, and robes.

Built in 1865 and formerly known as the Hotel La Borde and Hotel Kenwood, The Kenwood Inn is the only remaining hotel structure of its size from what was known as St. Augustine’s Gilded Age (the time period between the Civil War and World War I during which the U.S. population and economy grew quickly and many wealthy people lived extravagant lives). During that time, St. Augustine was home to many luxurious hotels and guesthouses, including the famed Ponce de Leon Hotel, which is now Flagler College. Many a famous visitor has walked its halls, to include Mr. Henry Flagler himself who considered it the finest inn of its time.

With the exception of The Kenwood, the Buckingham Hotel (now Flagler College Gymnasium), and Hotel Villa Flora (now the retirement ho

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