Free Guest Amenities at the St. Francis Inn
Our Buffet Breakfast always including two hot homemade entrees, varying from day to day, fruit salad or fruit soup, freshly baked breads, coffee and assorted teas, fresh juices, homemade granola, cereals, and a full serving of Inn hospitality. Breakfast is served:
- Monday – Friday 7:30am to 9:30am.
- Saturday & Sunday 7:30am to 10:30am
Guests enjoy breakfast in the Inn’s dining room, in their guest room, on a balcony, or in the courtyard.
Brunch… On Saturdays, on Sundays, and on the morning after a night when holiday rates are charged, a special extended Brunch is served until 10:30am. Special complimentary Champagne Mimosas and make-your-own Bloody Mary’s are also added to the offerings.
Please note that the Holiday Brunch is served on the morning after the evening which has been charged at our “holiday” rate; for example, the Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch is served on Friday morning for guests who stayed with us on Thanksgiving (Thursday) night.
Our complimentary Evening Social Hour, held from 5:00pm – 6:00pm daily in the dining room or in the courtyard, allows a delightful opportunity to meet other guests. Enjoy a different specialty appetizer daily, such as our Antipasto Tray with homemade Crostini, or Zesty Hummus with House Baked Pita Chips.
Assorted bottled wines and mixed drinks and cocktails, including ones made using the local St. Augustine Distillery Gin and Vodka, as well as our signature St. Francis Sunset, are available for purchase.
Decadent Evening Desserts, homemade at the Inn, are offered nightly from 8:00-9:30pm. The variety ranges from tall layered cakes to fresh fruit pies and crisps, from rich chocolaty brownies to chewy bars, from tall ice cream sundaes to chocolate fondue.
During the Twelve Days of Christmas, our chef’s creativity echoes the theme, with specialties like Poached Pears with spiced wine sauce and vanilla ice cream, or a Turtle Dove Cheesecake with caramel, pecans, and Dove chocolate. Indulge!
The Inn’s swimming pool is a private hideaway – great for cooling off on a hot day. The pool water is temperature-controlled for maximum swimming comfort every month of the year, maintaining a temperature of about 80°F.
Poolside is a great place for lounging with a good book, catching up on your emails, or devouring some Inn-baked cookies and iced tea. We also have aqua exercise equipment for guest use… good for working off the treats you eat during your stay.
Guests love our complimentary Specialty Coffee Bar, offered from 7:30am until noon. Espressos, lattes, and cappuccinos are individually made to order, with seasonal specials like Pumpkin Spice, Irish Cream Latte, or Chocolate Bianco Latte.
Beverages such as house blend regular, decaf, flavored coffees, hot chocolate, ice tea, assorted hot teas, soda, and bottled water are offered all day.
An afternoon at the beach…
Inn guests are invited to enjoy a visit to nearby St. Augustine Beach. We’ll set you up with beach towels, beach chairs, off-street parking, a shower and other comforts for a lazy day on the beach or for walking part of the 14 miles of beautiful sandy beach. Speak with our innkeeper to make arrangements. Click for beach afternoon details!
Feel like a kid again! Complimentary ingredients for make-your-own S’mores have become one of our most popular free guest amenity! Gather ’round the courtyard gas fire pit between 8:00 – 9:30pm nightly (weather permitting) and savor the graham cracker, marshmallow and melted chocolate bar concoction. If you’ve never made a S’more, you are in for a big treat… you’ll want ‘some more’, which is how they got their name.
Stay fit during your stay at St. Francis Inn. We have a variety of exercise equipment and fitness DVDs for your complimentary use. Choose from fitness items to use in the privacy of your room as well as aqua fitness equipment for a workout in our temperature-controlled swimming pool.
Everyday is special, but seasonally we find reason to celebrate and surprise our guests at St. Francis Inn, especially with Culinary Treats. In summer we make our own fresh salsa, great on breakfast eggs. On the Fourth of July, enjoy our old-time BBQ with all the fixin’s. Evening Desserts often reflect the holiday theme, such as French Macaroons on the 3rd Day of Christmas, or Tres Leche Coconut Cake on the 8th Day of Christmas!
Owners of Tesla Model S and other electric cars can now recharge during their stay. Two complimentary Tesla/electric vehicle charging stations and designated parking spaces are located in the Inn’s private parking lot. The charging station has been installed at St. Francis Inn through the Inn’s prestigious membership in the Select Registry™ group of premier lodging properties.
Plush white terry guest robes, monogrammed with the Inn’s logo, are provided in your guest room, for you to snuggle up in after a bath or help you warm up by the fireplace. You can wear the robe to the swimming pool during your stay at St. Francis Inn. They are so snuggly, many guests want their own to take home, so we offer them for sale in our gift center – a great memento of your vacation!
Complimentary fresh flowers and a sherry decanter and snifters greet guests in their room or suite upon arrival. Relax and enjoy these special treats in privacy and comfort during your stay.
Chocolate snickerdoodles are just one of our guests’ favorite varieties of Inn cookies, baked daily for guests to help themselves. Snack on complimentary fresh fruit, like apples and oranges, during the day too.
Private complimentary Guest Parking is conveniently available during your stay at the Inn. Our lot is just steps from the Inn entrance, across St. George street, a one-way street with light traffic.
Anywhere on our property, high speed wireless internet is available. Relax and connect from wherever you feel most comfortable: your guest room, the living room, a balcony, the courtyard garden, or poolside.
Complimentary bicycles are available for Inn guest use. This is a great way to tour the Old City and take in all the charm, sites and history of Saint Augustine.
The Courtyard, with its award-winning tropical gardens, is a relaxing oasis for guests, shaded by giant live oaks. It’s often the choice for our daily Evening Socials too.
Each private guest bathroom has soap and conditioning shampoo. A hair dryer, laundry bag, ironing board and iron are also in each accommodation for guests’ use.
Keep in shape during your stay. We have Fitness DVDs and a DVD player which you can use in the privacy of your guest room. Check with Innkeeper for what is currently available
A complimentary Night-Time Snack Basket of chips, crackers, and snack bars is left for hungry guests in the lobby after the front desk closes at night. Help yourself during the wee hours when you get the munchies.
Our guests have complimentary access to a state-of-the-art health and fitness center. Anastasia Fitness Club is just a short drive onto Anastasia Island. Please speak with your innkeeper to obtain your pass and directions.
Guests have complimentary admission to the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum plus discounts on purchases in the gift shops. The distinctive Lighthouse is just a short drive from the Inn. Please see our innkeeper to obtain your tickets and directions.
As our guest, enjoy a 50% discount on admission to the nearby Oldest House Museum – one of St. Augustine’s finest treasures of local history. The Oldest House is just steps away from St Francis Inn, east on St. Francis Street.
The Best Breakfast in St.Augustine
At the historic St Francis Inn in St. Augustine, breakfast is an experience worth having. We serve a scrumptious Breakfast Buffet, and strive to keep it as informal and relaxed as the rest of your stay without sacrificing flavor or experience.
Whether you’re an early riser or like to take your time in the morning, we’ll have breakfast ready and waiting. Guests can stroll down to breakfast on their own schedule, anytime from 7:30am to 9:30am (and an hour later during Extended Brunch on Saturdays, Sundays, and post-holiday mornings). There’s no need to be on a schedule when you’re visiting us in beautiful St. Augustine! Share the breakfast experience with fellow guests, either in the Inn’s comfortable Dining Room, or outdoors in our beautiful garden Courtyard.
If you prefer quiet time alone as you browse the morning paper, select your own table and dine in peace. You can also bring buffet selections back to your own room, where you’ll enjoy in the privacy and comfort of your own room. We can even arrange to serve breakfast for two to your guest room or suite, for a $25 extra fee. Just let us know in advance if this is something you’d like to arrange!
You’ll never experience the same breakfast day after day at the St. Francis Inn. We like to keep things interesting and our guests satisfied. The varied menu of our Buffet Breakfast always includes two hot homemade entrees which vary daily, a fresh fruit salad or fruit soup, fresh baked bread, English muffins, homemade granola, assorted cereal, coffee and assorted teas, fresh juices, whole and fat-free milk, and a full serving of Inn hospitality. Put simply, there’s no better way to start your day in St.Augustine that our scrumptious breakfast!
Breakfast is served Monday-Friday from 7:30 to 9:30am. Our extended brunch is served on Saturdays, Sundays, and post holiday mornings until 10:30am, and includes complimentary Champagne Mimosas and make-your-own Bloody Mary’s; the perfect addition to your weekend!
The St. Francis Inn Offers More Than a Great Breakfast...
We may be known as a “bed and breakfast” but our delectible offerings don’t end with breakfast. Additional St. Francis Inn “food” events are equally extraordinary and included FREE in the room rate as Guest Amenities:
Evening Social, in the dining room or outside in the courtyard
• 5:00pm to 6:00pm daily
• Serving a changing daily specialty appetizer, select wines and locally brewed beer
• Our signature St. Francis Sunset cocktail and other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase
Evening Dessert, served in the dining room
• A delicious complimentary homemade dessert, varying nightly
• 8:00pm to 9:30pm daily
Specialty Coffee Bar
• Enjoy a made-to-order latte, cappuccino or espresso. A seasonal special flavor is offered each month.
• 7:30am to Noon daily
All-day Beverage Service
• Serving house blend regular, decaf, and gourmet flavored coffees, hot chocolate, ice tea, assorted hot teas, soda, and bottled water
Freshly Baked Cookies and Fresh Fruit are set out for guests to help themselves during the day
S’mores, by the courtyard gas fire pit
• Complimentary ingredients for make-your-own S’mores are provided
• 8:00 to 9:30pm nightly, weather permitting
• A complimentary basket of chips, crackers, and snack bars is in the lobby when the front desk closes at night, for guests to help themselves.
• We are always looking for ways to spark our guests’ taste buds, so you might find unexpected treats during your visit. Our “12 Days of Christmas” sweet snacks are quickly becoming a St. Francis Inn tradition, for example.
Also available, for an extra charge:
- Breakfast for 2, delivered to your room, for $25.
- Picnic Basket for 2 for $59. It’s a great addition to a Beach Day or other excursion around the St. Augustine area.
- Champagne, Chocolates, Goody Baskets, Cakes, Snack Platters, and other ala carte extras can be delivered to your room. Fees for these special touches are on our Extras page.