Casa Monica, Autograph Collection Rating: 4.0 Pearls
St Augustine, Florida, United States

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Pros

  • Convenient, central location near historic district attractions
  • Gorgeous, landmark building dating back to 1888
  • Rooms have Spanish-inspired decor and plush robes
  • Sunny rooftop pool with large surrounding patio
  • Lobby has an interesting, historic atmosphere
  • Spacious fitness center with cardio machines and free weights
  • On-site cafe with Starbucks coffee, restaurant, and lobby lounge
  • Beautiful, manicured grounds
  • Free morning newspapers

Cons

  • Some rooms have old tube TVs
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Pricey valet parking only

Bottom Line

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.

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 Location

In the historic downtown area, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and historic sights

Casa Monica is located near the historic district, in a landmark building from 1888, within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and sites.

Nicknamed the "Ancient City," St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied European-established city in the country. This Florida city is known for a romantic vibe with streets lined by beautiful architecture. Some buildings date back to the 1600s while "newer" structures from the 19th-century still celebrate the Spanish colonial style but on a larger and grander scale.

St. George Street is the main street of St. Augustine's historic district. Almost all attractions center around the city's history; Castillo de San Marco, the oldest masonry fort in the U.S., attracts visitors, as does the Markland Mansion, and even the original Ripley's Believe It or Not! is housed in a historic mansion. The historic district has a compact but lively nightlife with one of the most popular activities being ghost tours. Anastasia Park has some of the best beaches in the area, as well as a lagoon and several hiking and walking trails.

  • 9-minute drive to Northeast Florida Regional Airport
  • 63-minute drive to the Jacksonville International Airport
  • 65-minute drive to the Daytona Beach International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to the Lightner Museum, an antiques museum
  • 4-minute walk to the central area of the historic district
  • 4-minute walk to the historic Markland Mansion
  • 11-minute walk or 3-minute drive to Castillo de San Marco
  • 4-minute drive to the Fountain of Youth Achaelogical Park, where Ponce de Leon is said to have landed
  • 6-minute drive to the St. Augustine Lighthouse
  • 6-minute drive to Anastasia Park's beaches
  • 10-minute drive to Vilano Beach
  • 27-minute drive to the World Golf Hall of Fame

 Bottom Line

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.

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Address

  • 95 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Room Types

  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suite
  • 3 Bedroom Suite
  • Premium Guest Room
  • Standard Guest Room

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Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 138
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: St Augustine, Florida
Address: 95 Cordova Street, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
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