Casa Monica Hotel

St Augustine, Gold Coast Beaches

The hotel

Restored to its 1888 glory, and registered in the National Trust Historic Hotels of America, this Moorish castle-like landmark is a very special place to stay. With authentic period features and decor, you really will feel like you have taken a step back into yesteryear. This hotel was the hang-out of aristocracy and royalty; inside, it's all tapestries, velvet and chandeliers, with top-class dining and discreet service. It's in the heart of the Historic District, where you'll find boutiques, antique shops, museums and more. The Poseidon Spa is a great addition to this luxurious hotel and provides the perfect place for some relaxation and pampering.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Wedding
  • No Smoking
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Car Included
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

In the heart of the historic district, a few steps from Matanzas Bay and a block from the shopping of St George Street.

Hotel information

138 rooms and suites on 5 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, radio, CD stereo, WiFi, work desk, tea/coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Premium Rooms are larger with a sitting area, wet bar, mini-fridge and walk-in shower. Each has views over the Historic District or pool deck, sleeping max 4 adults.

Most of the town's attractions are within walking distance and the beaches are a 5-min drive. The hotel is a stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour® route. Valet parking*.

Costa Brava (Mediterranean restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Cobalt Lounge (drinks, lounge menu, open for lunch and dinner). Café Cordova (deli serving Starbucks® Coffee, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Poolside food and drinks service.

Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, 24-hour fitness centre. Poseidon Spa*. Use of nearby Oceanfront Serenata Beach Club* at Ponte Vedra with 3 pools, beach, fitness centre, poolside food and drink service, and activities organisers.

Room service*. Shops. Art gallery. Laundry service*. Complimentary WiFi.

This hotel has a resort fee of $20 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge

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Sep 13, 2019 bj75nt

What a nice hotel, looks so good from the street and that’s exactly what you get. Friendly helpful staff, valet parking and a great central location. Shop around or ask about their best rate, it’s up there in price but sooo good.
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Sep 12, 2019 monica4130 Orlando, Florida

Loved this hotel. Clean and the decor was cute and Moroccan style. The people there are very kind and accommodating. Really good location literally right next door to the lighter museum. Overall we had a really great stay.
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Sep 10, 2019 Ksenya Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Located in the center. Beautiful hotel inside and out. Starbucks is on the first floor of the hotel, very convenient for the coffee drinkers like me. Great life music in the evenings at the bar of the hotel, which is next to lobby. Stayed in the room 412, apparently, next to the most haunted rooms in the hotel 411 and 511, but ghost didn't… Read more
Located in the center. Beautiful hotel inside and out. Starbucks is on the first floor of the hotel, very convenient for the coffee drinkers like me. Great life music in the evenings at the bar of the hotel, which is next to lobby. Stayed in the room 412, apparently, next to the most haunted rooms in the hotel 411 and 511, but ghost didn't appear) we had a good night of sleep on the comfortable mattresses. The ghost, Lady in White, appeared in the room 416 though, where our friends were staying. My friend is very skeptical about ghosts, I guess not anymore. We had some breakfast promotional coupons from Marriott on the first day, and we just applied those coupons to the total order, as continental breakfast is limited on the menu, but there are plenty of tasty options on the menu. The buffet has lots of options too. Also, the life music in the morning is such a great bonus. Will be back. Love this hotel! Read less
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Sep 8, 2019 hermes2009 Madison

First time in St. Augustine and a great hotel to start a vacation in. Valet parking is the best option here with great valet and bellman experience. Check in was also very helpful and the room was well appointed. I could tell that all employees were very proud to work at the hotel. There is a shuttle outside the hotel that takes you around St.… Read more
First time in St. Augustine and a great hotel to start a vacation in. Valet parking is the best option here with great valet and bellman experience. Check in was also very helpful and the room was well appointed. I could tell that all employees were very proud to work at the hotel. There is a shuttle outside the hotel that takes you around St. Augustine. Tickets to purchase are available at the Concierge. Walkable to many Downtown locations and I would definitely stay again. This hotel is part of the Kessler collection which has to my mind the best beds in any hotel I have stayed in. Read less
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Sep 6, 2019 pinchdpeny Atlanta, Georgia

We stayed 2 nights and were celebrating our 20th Anniversary. The rooms are spacious and clean. Everything is within walking distance. The staff, bar tenders and servers were all friendly and offered assistance if asked. Additionally, they sent up Champagne and strawberries for our anniversary celebration. We will go back again.