St. George Inn
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This morning we went to the Fountain of Youth, which is a Spanish dig site. It was home to the first white settlement in America.
1. A musket firing
2. The planetarium (to show how early explorers navigated)
3. A canon firing (it was loud)
4. The Fountain of Youth spring (it tasted sulphuric)
5. A native Indian village (an old Indian burial site)
6. Mission de Numbers (the earliest ...
We had a sleep in and then went out to the Fountain of Youth which is where America was first settled. We went and saw how to work a musket. After that we saw a canon. It was very loud when it was fired. We saw some shelters of some Indians that once lived here.
Today we went on a Segway Tour.
1. Flagler College (the first hotel that had electricity)
2. A cathedral (it had a pipe organ with the most pipes in the world)
3. A popsicle shop (it had home made popsicles that were delicious)
4. A house on fire (it nearly took the chocolate shop!!!)
After lunch went to a animal rescue and rehabilitation park for exotic ...
... stopped and had a homemade popsicle at the Hypo.
Then we went to the St Augustine Wildlife Reserve. It looks after big cats and lions. A lady bought a lynx for a pet but it was too rough and so she kept it in her garage and just threw it some food now and again. So they rescued it and care for it now. We also saw lions, wolves, tigers, black jaguars, white Bengal tigers, a cheetah, some leopards, bobcats and porcupines.
... having driven through the night. Once Sean and Mike have had a chance to rest and freshen up we'll get the phone chats done, but as that'll be a while yet, we jump in a cab and head for Saint Augustine, having changed our booking and located a cheap motel there, thus saving money in the process. Result! It takes about forty minutes to drive down the freeway and as we pull into Saint Augustine it's obvious we've made the right choice. This is America's ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews St. George Inn Saint Augustine
The St. George Inn combines the convenience of a hotel with the service of a bed and breakfast. The inn is new and has been built to look old and fit in with the St. Augustine architecture. The rooms are spacious, clean and nicely appointed. Its location at the end of the pedestrian mall is quite convenient. We would definitely stay here again.
Don't make a mistake!
Don't make a mistake and miss an oppotunity to stay in this Inn. Barbara is a transplanted New Englander who knows how to make you feel special. The rooms are wonderful and if you time it right you can secure one with a balcony view of the Fort and the gates of Old St. Augustine. You are right at the beginning of the historic district and can walk all around on streets where cars are prohibited. The Orange trolleys are the best way to take a crash course on St. Augustine and you pick it up a half a block away by the "Oldest Drugstores" parking lot (which is where you park for the Inn for a measly $5.00) which is also operated by a woman that understands how important being polite to her customers is. Our visit to St. Augustine was wonderful but had we not stayed at The St. George Inn, it wouldn't have been the same.
Great Location, Great Staff and Great Room!
I stayed at the St. George Inn November 14 -15 2004 and had a great time! I arrived at the Inn from Jacksonville for the last leg of my vacation. I was excited because I read the reviews here and was very pleased. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable.
I stayed in the Santiago room which was just beautiful. It was very clean and well furnished. The bed was very comfortable and was super clean. The breakfast served was wonderful. You didn't have to worry about breakfast running out because there was plenty.
The location was perfect. It's right on St. George street where all the shops and restaurants are located. The Old Fort and City Gates are just across the street. Other attractions like the Oldest School and Colonial Spanish Quarter are also a few blocks from the hotel. The Sightseeing Trolley is located a steps from the Inn. It can be a little noisy at night because of the tourists but by 11pm it was quiet enough for me to sleep.
The rates were very reasonable. I paid $86.11 (tax included) per night for the Santiago room.
When I go back to St. Augustine I will stay at the St. George Inn!!
As paul would say now what LOL
All I can say is this is the best place to stay in St. Augustine and paul and lori make you feel at home i want to thank them for makeing my many stays there so great thanks again for being there for me
My husband and I stayed at the St. George Inn for our 1st wedding anniversary. I have done a lot of traveling and I can honestly say that this was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. They were extremely helpful and even upgraded our room when we told them it was our anniversary! Our room had a balcony that was overlooking the street and we could also see the castillo and the water. There were wonderful wooden rocking chairs on the balcony. From the side windows we could see into the yard of the oldest wooden school house. There is a candy shop downstairs and the smells were wonderful. We could hear music from the street that added to the atmosphere. The room was clean and beautifully decorated. The hotel is in a good location and we felt enveloped by the St. Augustine ambiance.
It just had a great feel. We would stay here again in a heartbeat if we ever get back to St. Augustine!
Great Service - Great Inn
I have nothing but excellent things to say about this lovely inn located on St. George street in the historic district of St. Augustine. The new owners (special thanks to Irving) have done a lovely job with renovations and the service is second to none. St. George street is a great pedestian street located just across the street from the ocean and the Castillo de San Marco. We stayed in a lovely room on the 2nd floor with a great view of the Castillo. (The only downfall travelling with a baby was not having an elevator to get all the luggage and baby gear to our room - but the staff was SO helpful). I had a medical emergency while there and the owners insisted on waiving the telephone charges I incurred. The rate was excellent ($99) and included a simple but well stocked continental breakfast served in the small lobby area. I am in the hotel sales industry and I have to say I was more impressed with the staff at the St. George than I have been in a long time!! Thanks for a wonderful stay. We will be back soon!!
The Whitfield Family, Miami, Florida
This small hotel was great! We had the least expensive room (Santiago) for two nights in June, but it exceeded our expectations! The hotel staff was beyond wonderful, in that they talked us in to the hotel from the interstate (it's easy to get lost in St. Augustine), printed directions to various places we mentioned about visiting, and let us use their personal computer for business! The breakfast was delicious, and had good variety. The room was actually rather large, and had a nice bathroom. The only problems were that the air conditioning was not powerful, so the room was very warm all day and night (even with the fan on high). Also, the bathroom had a handicapped shower, and the water spilled all over the floor. We will definitely stay at St. George Inn if we visit St. Augustine again, but select a different (lower level) room.
Loved our stay
My husband and I stayed at the St George Inn the week of July 4th 2004 and had a wonderful time. It is located in the heart of everything. You can walk to almost anything in the historical area. the staff at the Inn were among the kindest and helpfulest I have seen. The only draw back to the city is it starts up late, 10:00am and stops at about 6:00pm. After that time there is very little to do but eat or drink. I would gladly stay at the St George Inn again and will refer them to anyone that ask about our trip. Thanks again to the staff at St George Inn for a wonderful stay.
Danny & Sandra Faulk
Spent five GREAT days at the St George Inn in St Augustine. Special thanks to Paul and Tina. Everyone was great, service is great - location great!!! Price was great, too! Thoroughly enjoyed the time at the St George and plan to return.
Great location, but a bit noisy
I was whisked away last weekend by my boyfriend, now fiance, to St. Augustine. We stayed at St. George's inn Friday and saturday night. The location was fabulous! Right on St. George street! ('THE' tourist stop). the rooms overlook a small courtyard off of st george which has a great coffee shop. Great for morning coffee, and afternoon, etc...while watching the world go by. You're right on St. George and can walk the whole thing from there! Our room had a balcony that overlooked the cemetary (not as morbid as it sounds), and we could see the fort and the water from there. It was really a great location! The room was nice enough. Furnishings were nice, bed was firm, and the room was big enough. Sink was in the bedroom with only shower stall and toilet in the bathroom. There was also a mini-fridge in the room. Nice thing was that the fridge and TV were both in cabinets, so they were hidden away.
Also, the manager there was fabulous! He was very nice and is eager to give information. He found that my fiancee was trying to get a reservation at a specific restaurant and that he was going to propose over dinner. The manager kept calling and calling for him (line was very busy) until he was able to get a reservation.
OK, so now the not so good stuff...I got very little sleep on Saturday night. The walls must be so thin. We were watching TV (not turned down really low) and we could hear the guy next door snoring...with the TV on!!! We thought that was pretty funny...at the time. I was finally able to get to sleep amidst the snoring, but I was woken up before 7am when that neighbor's cell phone rang...it was a woman on the phone...she was quite loud...I could actually hear the annunciated words! (like I said, walls MUST be really thin!) When I tried to go back to sleep, I was very dismayed to realize that the tour trains start at 7am and are quite loud. They of course go right by the cemetary, right outside the window and they go by what seemed like every 15 minutes or so.
Luckily, my noisy neighbor left on Saturday, and the tour trains don't start until 9am on Sunday, so I got a much better night sleep the second night.
What would I say overall about this hotel? The location is excellent! The rooms were nice enough, just bring earplugs! I would really highly recommend this hotel, if you have a set of earplugs!