My Life Being Renewed: 15 Year Wedding Anniversary at the St. Francis Inn

15 Year Wedding Anniversary at the St. Francis Inn

August 21, 2014

The St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine, Florida graciously offered to host me and my husband for one night to celebrate our 15 year wedding anniversary in the Elisabeth Suite. Kelly, one of the Innkeepers was so welcoming and was always available to answer all of our questions about the area.

The Inn Kitty "Zeke" was the first thing we saw upon our arrival- I instantly knew that this was going to be a wonderful place to stay!

They also offer free guest parking, which believe it or not, is extremely rare in St. Augustine- almost every place that you visit, you either pay a parking meter or a daily fee to park your vehicle in a lot.

At every point in the day, there was always iced water, sweet tea, hot teas and coffee available. 

The husband and I enjoyed having our coffee/tea on this beautiful porch right outside our suite.

Sherry was available in our room upon arrival

Bicycles are available for complimentary use to ride around the  historic downtown area.

I loved having s'mores by the fire - so much fun!

St. Francis Inn even remembered our Wedding Anniversary-such a nice surprise!

We checked into the St. Francis Inn early Wednesday afternoon and they were so gracious that they allowed us to check in 1.5 hours early. I overheard another couple being checked in early as well- most places make you wait so that was a nice little treat! Upon check-in, the innkeeper gave us free admission tickets to visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum (you will see later in the next post how much fun that we had there!). She also showed us some fun places to visit on the map and gave us the access code to use their beach cottage that provides beach towels, beach chairs, refreshments and free parking for a day at the beach. This was my first time ever hearing of any accommodations that provide this type of service-I was blown away by how much they had to offer.

Some other amenities that the Inn offered was a buffet breakfast (the quiche was so delicious!), social hour with wine and light bites, specialty made coffees, then later in the evening, they also offered a dessert hour with hot teas, coffee, hot cocoa and their in-house home made cakes and desserts. We only stayed one night, so we didn't have enough time to enjoy their heated pool, in-room Jacuzzi, board games, book reading collection, etc.

After staying at the St. Francis Inn, we definitely plan on visiting again but next time, we are planning a longer stay so we can enjoy more of our time there. We thoroughly enjoyed the romantic ambiance of the Inn- especially with the champagne by the fireplace and the complimentary robes. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 15 Year Wedding Anniversary. If you plan on visiting St. Augustine in the near future, you should definitely check out the St. Francis Inn.  Thank you to St. Francis Inn for their hospitality and for making our wedding anniversary so amazing.

Have you ever visited St. Augustine?


  1. I'm so glad you had a nice anniversary! And 15 years?! That's awesome! We had planned to visit St. Augustine for our 4 year anniversary back in May, but due to work we had to cancel. I'm hoping we can sneak away for a few days before the end of the year, so I'll definitely look into this place! Happy anniversary :)

  2. Jessica, happy belated 4th Aniversary!! You really should check out St Francis Inn- it was so romantic:) We hope to visit again soon!