The Kenwood Inn: St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast
Experience History, Elegance, and Comfort
You might remember the feeling from family reunions: a large home breathing with the faint hum of life and togetherness. You’d wake up in your room relishing the decision to join the others for breakfast or remain tucked up in your comfortable room, moving at your own, unhurried pace. The Kenwood Inn has offered that feeling to thousands of bed and breakfast guests to St. Augustine for over a century.
The building itself is one of the best examples of Queen Anne Victorian architecture and St. Augustine’s history and grandeur. Originally built as an inn between 1865 and 1886, The Kenwood Inn seems simultaneously massive and cozy, welcoming you into each room with elegant, antique and reproduction furnishings and classic decor. The gorgeous, high-ceiling parlor, living room, and dining areas are as comfortable as they are gracious. The fireplaces and sweeping bay windows make the space warm and inviting, particularly the baby grand piano which beckons guests to play a tune or two.
Homemade gourmet breakfast is served each day including selection of juices, fruit, parfait, cereals, granola, yogurt, and freshly baked pastries. Also featured are hot entrees such as quiche, Eggs Benedict, omelets and more. Plus on weekends sip on Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the dining rooms, in the Inn’s lush, tropical, private courtyard (complete with Koi pond), or even enjoyed in the comfort of your room.
This three-story bed and breakfast inn features 13 unique and comfortable rooms and suites with a variety of stunning views which may include the bay, the Inn’s pool, the courtyard, and the charming, historic streets which surround the Inn. Guestrooms can include antique, traditional or contemporary furnishings, plush carpet, and fireplaces. Others offer hardwood floors, Jacuzzis, showers with body massaging heads, and hammocks on balconies. One suite, taking up the third floor, even has a spacious living room and balcony with views of the bay.
Whether celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, family reunion, girl’s weekend, golfing trip, romantic getaway, or long-awaited vacation, The Kenwood Inn has the perfect room and amenities for you.
The Inn Is a Place to Make Friends As Well As Memories
You always have the option of socializing with other guests or maintaining your privacy, though the company of fellow travelers as well as the Innkeepers is what keeps many guests coming back again and again. Everyone is invited to enjoy the evening wine service in the living room or the inn’s courtyard. You may even want to take a glass of wine to your room. Coffee, water, lemonade and iced tea are available add day. The owners of The Kenwood Inn want to ensure from check-in to check-out, you feel completely comfortable and relaxed, even offering concierge services to make sure you enjoy your stay in St. Augustine.
Modern comforts are available but not intrusive: a large screen television, for example, is tucked away in an elegant cabinet in the sunroom. Many a night finds guest gathering to cheer on their favorite teams. You have the choice of making use of the Wi-F ithorughout the inn including your guestroom or watching television in the privacy of your room, or ignoring the present day completely and immersing yourself in a bygone era. Take a long, hot bath in your tub or Jacuzzi tub by candlelight. Get lost in a novel while enjoying the breeze from the bay, swinging gently in a hammock on the Inn’s balconies or lounging by the pool or under a century-old tree in the courtyard.
A Bed and Breakfast Making a Splash
in St. Augustine’s Historic District
The Kenwood Inn also features a swimming pool with a surrounding patio with chaise lounges offering the perfect place to cool off after sightseeing and strolling the streets of St. Augustine. The pool is an extremely rare commodity to find in a historic St. Augustine bed and breakfast and is walled-in for your comfort and privacy.
The Perfect St. Augustine Bed and Breakfast Location:
Close to it All but Quiet at Night
Located just south of the Bridge of Lions and a block off of the bay, you can truly enjoy being a St. Augustine resident during your stay. This location is just moments from the City Marina, making The Kenwood Inn a top choice among traveling boaters wanting to enjoy life on the mainland for a bit. It is also a favorite for Flagler College and Florida School for the Deaf and Blind parents visiting their children or celebrating a graduation. Business travelers select The Kenwood because of its location and convenience to their clientele and city buildings, complimentary office equipment support, and space to spread out, as do those visiting or studying at The St. Augustine Art Association which is just doors away.
The bed and breakfast inn’s residential location allows you to be within a short walking distance of all the shops, restaurants, bars, and historic sites without the loud music and pedestrian traffic all night long: only the gentle echoes of the horse drawn carriages strolling by periodically.
You are welcome to use the Inn’s bicycles to explore the streets of St. Augustine or cruise the short and scenic distance over the Bridge of Lions to the Anastasia Island and beach.
Small weddings, rehearsal parties, graduation celebrations, family gatherings, and corporate meetings can be accommodated at The Kenwood Inn including planning support, set-up, and even A/V equipment. The courtyard and pool patio are ideal for receptions or casual gatherings of 25-40 people. Catered meals can be held in many locations throughout The Inn and an accompanying gourmet meal (breakfast through dinner, it’s your choice) for 20 people can be arranged in the dining room.
If your occasions calls for more than a room or two, The Inn’s 13 rooms and extensive gathering space, including two living rooms, sun-room and separate dining rooms is a perfect size for exclusive use for social and church groups, retreats, wedding parties or a place for the out-of-town guests. The Kenwood can be tailored to fit your special requirements and needs.
For any intimate or casual event, The Kenwood Inn offers the perfect setting to ensure a most memorable occasion.
Complimentary parking is provided for you by The Kenwood Inn. Most guests will park their vehicle upon arrival in The Kenwood’s Inn convenient off-street parking lot and realize they don’t need to move their cars until they leave. Parking is scarce in the Oldest City and the Inn offers you the perfect base of operations for pedestrian enjoyment. Tour trolleys also pick up and drop off near the Inn.
If you’re coming to St. Augustine to experience a B&B, history, comfort, elegance, fine food, and friendly company as well as plush private rooms and suites in a quiet, residential portion of the historic district, The Kenwood Inn is the ideal choice!