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The Best Hotels in St Augustine: Beachfront and Downtown

Updated: Jul 31

Where to Stay in St. Augustine, Florida

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St. Augustine, Florida is an east coast beach town you need to add to your travel list. With a unique history as the oldest city in the US and a plethora of beach access, this city is the perfect US spring and summer travel destination.

Like many other US cities, there are a plethora of places to stay in St. Augustine. You can find luxury St. Augustine beach rentals, cheap yet nice hotels, or anywhere in between. It depends on how much you want to spend on accommodation.

Finding the right accommodation for your trip will make it the best possible. The city of St. Augustine is quite big, but I recommend staying downtown or on the beach. You can still find reasonably priced accommodations in these areas, and you’ll be close to the main points of interest.

You want to have fun exploring the city and checking out the best things to do in St. Augustine, but having a nice accommodation to come back to and relax in is just as important. These are my top recommendations if you’re looking for the best hotels in St Augustine.

St. Augustine Beach Rentals

Wake up on the beach and enjoy a slow morning as the waves crash on the beach. Watch as the sun rises over the ocean from your balcony. Book a St Augustine beach rental for a truly epic experience. Here are my top recommendations.

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Sunrise on St. Augustine Beach

Oceanfront Crescent Beach Villa

Enjoy ocean views from your window and a private patio perfect for outdoor dining or watching the sunrise. The Oceanfront Crescent Beach Villa has 3-bedrooms so it’s perfect for friends or family going on vacation together.

With beach access right outside, you’ll be able to get all the beach time in you please. There is also a community pool for you to relax in, a full kitchen if you want to cook, and a washer and dryer for your convenience.

Perks include a private balcony with ocean views, beach access, a community pool, 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen, and parking on-site.

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beach boardwalk - St Augustine Beach Rentals
Beach Access!

Beachfront Home: 4 Bedroom

Situated right on the beach, this home has reached the full potential for a beach house. Walk out the door to the beach, and even enjoy the surfboards and boogie boards available to use.

This beachfront house even has a hot tub with ocean views! Grab a drink and relax here as the sun goes down, or sit by the fire pit on the balcony overlooking the ocean. The best part? Your pets can come along for the adventure!

Perks include ocean views, beach access, beach equipment, private parking, pet-friendliness, and an outdoor dining area.

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Beach Dunes on Your Door Step

Guy Harvey Resort

While this is a hotel rather than a house or condo, it is a great option for those wanting to save money but still be right on the beach. Relax by the pool, order from the bar, and enjoy the coastal decor and vibes.

Guy Harvey Resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beaches of St. Augustine. There is a community pool to enjoy and even a gym to utilize. There is also free parking, and many attractions are just a 10-minute drive away.

Perks include more budget-friendly, ocean views, room service, pool, and free parking.

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A Pool AND the Beach

Best Hotels in St Augustine & Guesthouses

Along with beachfront rentals, St Augustine boasts a wonderful array of hotels and guesthouses that offer their own perks. Here are our top picks for the best hotels in St Augustine, the downtown area.

1. 319 Riberia

Relax and enjoy St. Augustine like a local in this modern, chic guesthouse. 319 Riberia is located downtown and close to many attractions and activities. With 2 king beds and a private backyard, it’s great for friends or a family to stay in. And bring your furry friend along, it’s pet friendly too!

Perks include the backyard, full kitchen, onsite parking, pet friendliness, and excellent location.

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Flagler College Campus St Augustine Florida
Flalger College - A Must Visit!

2. Cedar House Inn

In the heart of downtown, Cedar House Inn is an adult-only bed and breakfast oasis. Perfect for a couple, here you can enjoy a garden, beautiful decor, free parking, and wonderful service. Along with a lovely room, you will be provided with breakfast, with vegetarian options available.

Perks include beautiful decor, breakfast included, adult-only, free parking, and outdoor seating in the garden.

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument St Augustine Florida
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument - Downtown St. Augustine

3. Southern Oaks Inn

A budget inn that still offers great perks, book your stay and feel right at home at Southern Oaks Inn. In a great location, you can save money on accommodation while still being very close to the best parts of St. Augustine. There is even breakfast included and pet-friendly rooms available!

Perks include great price, breakfast included, pet-friendliness, pool, wheelchair-accessible rooms, and free parking.

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Best Hotels in St Augustine - Downtown Courtyard
The Charm of Downtown St. Augustine

4. Pomar House

Enjoy the privacy of your own apartment, a one-bedroom or studio, at the Pomar House. With only three units, you’ll feel right at home with quiet surroundings. Less than a five-minute walk away are many popular places, such as the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and the Lightner Museum.

Perks include the privacy of an apartment, excellent location, close to many restaurants, clean and pretty decor, and a balcony with views.

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Best Hotels in St Augustine - Downtown St Augustine Shopping Area
Local Shopping in St. Augustine

5. Casa De Solana & Victorian House

Enjoy the true Victorian style here, a peaceful courtyard and patio, and even free bicycle rentals at Casa de Solana. This one-of-a-kind bed and breakfast is a gorgeous and relaxing place to stay in St. Augustine.

Along with your Victorian-style room and a delicious breakfast, you’ll be in a nice part of downtown, close to many attractions, but tucked into a quiet street.

Perks include breakfast included, beautiful Victorian decor, proximity to shops and attractions, bicycle rentals, and a peaceful courtyard.

Book your stay!

view of st augstine and boats in the ocean

Finding the best accommodation to fit your travel style is so important. Now you can make the most of your beach trip! With the best hotels in St Augustine and a plethora of fun things to do, you’re set for an epic vacation.

You can visit the city on a budget and book a cheap yet nice hotel in downtown close to the main attractions. Or splurge on accommodation and book a St. Augustine beach rental! Whichever you choose, you can’t go wrong.

Pack your bags, explore the city, spend the day at the beach, and have the best place to crash when you’re tired from all your adventures. Which of the best hotels in St Augustine will you be booking? The right hotel truly does make all the difference.

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