The Casa Monica Hotel is a gorgeous, historic building dating back to 1888. This 138-room hotel is located in a convenient, central location near many of St. Augustine's top attractions. The Spanish-villa-meets-Arabian-Nights theme creates a historic, romantic vibe in the lobby, and the theme continues into the rooms. Details such as dim lighting, dramatic, velvet headboards, wrought iron accents, and red oriental-style carpets will appeal to some, though others might find them kitschy. Highlights include a sunny rooftop pool with large surrounding patio and a spacious fitness center. There is also a convenient on-site cafe, restaurant, and bar, as well as manicured grounds. However, pricey fees for Wi-Fi and parking might encourage some guests to compare other options in St. Augustine.