Answers to Those Frequently-Asked Questions
Does "bayfront" mean you are on the beach?
"Bayfront" refers to Matanzas Bay, which is right across the street. Just 3.5 miles away, you'll find Anastasia State Park and Beach, and 1 mile south of Anastasia State Park is the St. Augustine Beach Pier. (Tip: If you purchase a 3-day pass for Old Town Trolley, this entitles you to ride the beach shuttle. See below for details about that.)
Do you have bicycles?
We do not have bicycles, but we do have an exclusive deal with St Augustine Bike Rentals and a great discount on bicycle, scooter, and scoot coupe rentals.
Is there a house curfew?
No, you may come and go as you please. The doors to the Main House are locked when our staff leaves at night, but if your room is in the Main House, your individual room key will work for the front door.
Is breakfast really free?
Indeed it is, but it’s not just free, its excellent (as is social hour every evening)! CLICK HERE to see the menu and all the other complimentary items!
Are there refrigerators in the rooms?
No, but you may make an advance request for a mini fridge to be placed in your room (based on availability) for an additional $25.
Is there a soda machine?
There is not a soda machine on site; however, complimentary coffee, tea, bottled water, and cans of soda are available until the office closes at night.
Are there individual items that I can buy instead of purchasing a whole package?
Of course! Chocolate-covered strawberries, fruit and cheese platter, flowers, chocolates, sparkling beverages, special occasion cakes, massages, attraction tickets, and more. Just ask and you shall receive!
What is this story-telling thing everyone talks about?
From 6 to 7 pm every Monday and Wednesday, a professional story teller hosts our social hour, sharing St Augustine stories in animated fashion.
Are children allowed?
Please bear in mind that the majority of our guests are here for a private and quiet getaway, but we do welcome children over the age of 12.
Do you permit pets?
Sorry, we do not have any pet friendly rooms.
What is the best way to get around town?
Listed by Forbes Magazine on its “Prettiest Towns” list and by AAA as Most Walkable Cities. St. Augustine Bike Rentals has bicycles, pedicabs, scooters, and segways. St. Augustine, also has a trolley system that features 22 stops and more than 100 points of interest. Your ticket is good for three consecutive days of unlimited use and includes free admission to St. Augustine History Museum and the Beach Bus Shuttle. If you decide to stay on the trolley for the full tour (maybe to get your bearings), it will take about an hour; otherwise, you can jump on and off as you please at each designated trolley stop between 9 am and 5 pm. You can purchase your tickets online before you come, you can add them to your reservation and we will have them waiting for you on arrival, or you can get them at any trolley ticket location.
Check-In Procedures and Parking
Check-in is at 3 pm (check-in after 9 pm can be arranged with advance notice, the arrival time you requested is noted below); check-out is at 11 am. Street parking near the house is your best and closest option, should spots be available. Please be careful not to park in spots marked reserved or in metered spaces without feeding the meter. If you cannot find available street parking, we have two unloading zones--one on the street in the front of The Marin House (the Inn directly next door) and one between the houses in the back on Marine Street. They both offer two spots, so please be sure to leave room for other guests checking in. You can then check in and unload. We will help you find an available street spot or direct you to our free parking lot for permanent parking (about 4 blocks away, 0.3 miles) and near many of the downtown historic attractions.) If you choose to park in one of the metered spots in front of the Inn, we would be happy to feed the meter for you as necessary for $25 per day.
Can I Get Married at Westcott House?
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Things To Do In St Augustine
There are so many things to do in St Augustine, in addition to the regular tours and attractions. We try to keep a composite list of monthly things to do that have appealed to past guests.
Deposits and Cancellations
Click here to read about our reservation and cancellation policies.
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