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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May 26, 2019 Bigelow1 Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Casa Monica hotel is a beautifully restored building in the heart of historical St. Augustine. The interior has intricate decor, artwork, and historical artifacts. Four of us visited for 3 nights. The staff was friendly and helpful. I gave 4 stars for our visit - deducting one star because of room and service issues that did not measure up to the… Read more
Casa Monica hotel is a beautifully restored building in the heart of historical St. Augustine. The interior has intricate decor, artwork, and historical artifacts. Four of us visited for 3 nights. The staff was friendly and helpful. I gave 4 stars for our visit - deducting one star because of room and service issues that did not measure up to the upscale room rates. Pros: Outstanding location - easy access to most attractions, helpful staff, Starbucks on property, very nice outdoor pool and deck area, hotel is kept clean everywhere, mini-fridge in room (microwave would have been nice). Cons: decor was nice but dated, AC did not cool to desired setting, room furniture worn, chairs uncomfortable, no sofa, no bathtub, concierge person rarely present, repeated calls needed to get food/beverage service at pool on 2 successive days. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The ideal location, cleanliness, and staff offset the shortcomings listed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury, Charm, History and a Great Location

May 21, 2019 MCFisher Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Beautifully appointed hotel set right in the heart of Saint Augustine. The staff are unbelievably friendly and more than willing to assist with your requests for directions, hotel amenities, great places to eat, and things to do. The dining at the hotel is very good, but I most heartedly recommend the breakfast with great selection and very good… Read more
Beautifully appointed hotel set right in the heart of Saint Augustine. The staff are unbelievably friendly and more than willing to assist with your requests for directions, hotel amenities, great places to eat, and things to do. The dining at the hotel is very good, but I most heartedly recommend the breakfast with great selection and very good prices. The rooms are comfortable and the bed was great (I do realize that each of us have a different preference for bed softness). The only negative I can think of is that the Wi-fi was often very spotty and both my wife and I had to log on again after being kicked off. Otherwise, I highly recommend the Casa Monica. Read less
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May 21, 2019 terriethetraveler

We discovered someone else’s toiletries in our room after returning from breakfast. I called the resort on my phone (the inroom phone did not work), after explaining the situation I was left on hold for almost 10 minutes. An employee was sent up to retrieve the items. I was told by him and the person on the phone that we would be contacted by a… Read more
We discovered someone else’s toiletries in our room after returning from breakfast. I called the resort on my phone (the inroom phone did not work), after explaining the situation I was left on hold for almost 10 minutes. An employee was sent up to retrieve the items. I was told by him and the person on the phone that we would be contacted by a manager. That never happened. While we were checking out later that morning, we asked to speak to the manager. He told us he was never apprised of our situation, but was sure that it was just a matter of his staff moving a guests’ items to a new room. I explained to him the “items” were not in a suitcase, but scattered & open in our restroom & that our things were still in the room. It would have been obvious that the room was not empty. That was the end of our conversation, he couldn’t/wouldn’t offer any other explanation. I am angry that someone was allowed to use our room & so very disappointed in the customer service we received once the problem was reported Read less
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May 11, 2019 colt68 Aiken, South Carolina

Great location but not what I expected. Rooms are small and dark. No refrigerator. Thought the $26.00 a day parking charge was a bit high..maybe New York but St. Augustine..Really. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. I thought the KESSLER collection would have been a bit classier!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel in historic downtown St. Augustine

May 7, 2019 funtraveler0705 Titusville, Florida

My husband and I have stayed a few times in this hotel. It's very well maintained and convenient for walking to much of downtown St. Augustine. This time our check-in process did take longer than usual...about 15-20 minutes of standing in line-this is not the normal. I believe they were training new staff. The staff is very accommodating and… Read more
My husband and I have stayed a few times in this hotel. It's very well maintained and convenient for walking to much of downtown St. Augustine. This time our check-in process did take longer than usual...about 15-20 minutes of standing in line-this is not the normal. I believe they were training new staff. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. There is no self parking at this hotel so be prepared to valet. The valet attendants are very quick to get your vehicle if you need it. Always a pleasant experience at this hotel. Read less