Staying at the Inn on Charlotte reminded me of long ago visits to my grandmother's home. From the outside it doesn't look like much, just a plain-faced brick building, solid and homely, a little time worn. But there is a wide welcoming front porch that leads you into a large hallway and comfortable parlor with cozy overstuffed couches, and turn of the century furniture that fit the house's unpretentious exterior. It feels totally warm and welcoming, and so are owners Rodney, Jerry, and their wonderful staff -- they are all very open, friendly, and helpful -- genuinely nice people who clearly enjoy getting to know their guests. During our three night stay we felt like we were visiting with family -- the Inn on Carriage is definitely the friendliest B&B we have discovered. We stayed in Diamond Lil's, a charming room, small but with an nice oversize bathroom with a large jetted tub The bed was a lovely four poster with a comfortable mattress and quality linens, and the room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. No ghosts while we were there! Loved curling up on the porch with a glass of wine and chatting with the other guests during happy hours, and breakfasts were delicious -- served at nine, a little late for us but St. Augustine doesn't wake up until after 10 a.m. so we relaxed and went with the flow. The location is better than perfect, in the heart of downtown, but it still feels private and off the beaten path, and we were able to walk everywhere. And, for those inclined the rear entrance to the Tini Martini Bar in just steps across the street. Perfect vacation, wish we could have stayed longer -- we'll be back!
- Also Known As:
- Inn On Charlotte Hotel
- Inn On Charlotte Hotel Saint Augustine
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1918, the Inn on Charlotte Street is an elegant bed and breakfast in the heart of the nation's oldest city. We are just steps from the bay front on a quiet brick-lined street. The home has been lovingly restored to reflect its original grandeur and is carefully decorated with antique furnishings and accessories. As a bed and breakfast since 1993, the Inn on Charlotte has become known for its Southern hospitality which, of course, means relaxation and comfort for you. ... more less