Travel Blogs from Saint Augustine
February 19 – 21, 2010, Cocoa Beach to St Augustine
Apologies for an entry that will be quick and dirty; I’m trying to get this out before we head to Cumberland Island, Georgia, this morning.
Deerfield Beach. While Aimee visited with her close friend, Chaya Leah, I took the boys to the beach. That’s one great …
Previous trivia question: What is the difference between ice cream & gelato?
Answer: Ice Cream is made with High Fructose Corn Syrup, heavy cream and 20-40% milk fat. It is also expanded 40-80% and frozen for long periods. Gelato is typically made daily with 4-5% milk only. It is much more dense, so while lower in overall fat it tastes at least at rich.
Tom- Apparently eggs are used in custard based Gelato's, but not ...
... to art galleries to study the work in person. I was blown away when we went to the gallery and he sat down to study a sculpture book for 20 minutes without me suggesting it. Additional photo's from the Lightner Museum.
TRIVIA: What is the difference between ice cream & gelato? (Answer to be provided in next blog).
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... Augustine was crazy, with massive 15 foot breakers just outside the inlet. We also got to see Castillo San Marcos from the water side. This was followed by a trip through a drawbridge (our first), where the width was 74'. With Four Coconuts beam of 24' it left a boat width on either side. ...
Today Connie took me to the Washington Oaks Garden Park, which was the winter estate of Owen and Louise Young. Owen Young was the Chairman of General Electric and founder/Chairman of RCA. Louse was a businesswoman in her own right; manufacturing delicate lingerie and table linen. Louise donated the Washington Oaks property to Florida in 1965, just before her ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Monterey Inn Saint Augustine
We went to this motel mainly because of the reviews here, and it was great. Fab location, walkable to everything, very scenic, very clean, very friendly. For $59 we got a room with a little table at which we could have breakfast overlooking the bay. The only drawback was that the bathroom was very small- making showering a bit awkward, but that's a very small issue, especially considering the price. Also, if you are a late riser, you might find the trolley bells, right outside, a bit annoying - I think they didn't start till about 10:00 am. The coffee was good, served till 11:00 am and the coffee shop next door was fine.
Right on the Bayfront in the historic district, walking distance to almost everything (you'll need to ride a tram to the lighthouse, the beach, and The Alligator Farm). My husband and I have stayed here at least a dozen times for long weekends, and we've always been satisfied.
This older motel is very clean and well-kept. There's a cute pool and a sundeck that looks out over the bay. The furnishings are older but still clean and well-kept. A great little budget motel. Don't miss the diner next door (Mary's) for a delicious and reasonably-priced breakfast.
Location, location, location. It was in a great spot, surrounded by all the neat and nifty shops and restaurants AND this hotel has parking facilities. It's a more casual place with clean and average rooms. I will definitely be visiting the Montery Inn very soon!
Taking a Break
We went there to see the sights of the oldest city in the country. We had a good time. The Monterey Inn is located in the center of everything. Easy to get everywhere and enjoy all the various sites.
Harry's Restuarant has very good shrimp. Wish it was closer to my house.
We went to St. Augustine to celebrate our 19th Wedding Anniversary. It was incredible, the comfortable atmosphere, viewing the historical landmarks and the casual shopping and dining were more than I hoped for. Although it rained everyday my husband and I had a wonderful time and we walked just about everywhere. The Monteray Inn was comfortable, clean and affordable. Thanks St. Augustine for a wonderful Anniversary, I hope to be back next year.
a clean, comfortable hotel in the heart of the historic district. walk to restaurants, shopping and attractions. right on the bay, near the visitors center and bridge of lions. parking is limited but we never had a problem getting a space. if you are playing downtown, stay at the Monterey.
Perfect for the budget traveller
The Monterey Inn is in the perfect location if you're more interested in visiting the Old City than the beach. Horse-drawn carriages, the Castillo de San Marcos, the Bayfront, ghost tours, the Old City and many other attractions are at the doorstep of this hotel. It is very simple-no frills but VERY clean and comfortable. Parking can be tight, though and I had to call several times before I was able to book the room (kept being put on hold for long periods). It would help if their website would list room rates and take reservations. I do plan on staying there on my return trips to St. Augustine.
We stay at the Monterey everytime we visit St. Augustine (every couple of months). The rooms are quiet, clean, well kept, park your car and walk or ride the trams for the rest of your visit. The rooms are inexpensive, the staff is friendly, accomodating, the am coffee is GREAT and free, and the prices are fantastic! If you only want 4 or 5 star service don't go there. Ask them for the "big" rooms, if they're available. Enjoy!
Worth looking into
I've stayed here on business at the Fort and found it simple and quaint - yet adequate for a vacation due to its prime location near the heart of the old town. It's in walking distance to everything but the beach. Friendly staff and clean accomodations. One room I got late at night was less desirable, but most are very nice. Enough privacy and convenience for a budget-conscious couple visiting the area. This is the best hotel I've found in St. Augustine under $60. Note: BYOS (bring your own shampoo).
Monterey Inn, St Augustine, FL
Very clean, not elegant, but very adequate motel accomodation directly next to the Historic District of St.Augustine. Many Rooms have a view of the harbor. "Nights of Lights" in the area (during the tourist season) make it Enchanting! Enjoy St.Augustine at its affordable best!