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The Westcott House
146 Avenida Menendez
St. Augustine, FL 32084
904-825-4602, 800-513-9814

The Westcott House- St. Augustine, Florida - Hotel Review

The Westcott House was built in 1880 and has been restored to its original and distinctive white-with-blue-trim exterior. A Victorian Carpenter structure, it is one of the few inns located directly on the Matanzas Bay , which makes for wondrous views especially at dawn and dusk. Each guest room is decorated with period antiques, and some are equipped with double Jacuzzis and decorative fireplaces.

Every morning, breakfast can be enjoyed on the side veranda, the garden terrace, or in bed. In the evening, guests can socialize in the cozy dining room at a complimentary wine and cheese reception. The veranda and second floor deck, furnished with comfortable chairs, tables and benches, are a great place to watch shorebirds soar, turtles paddle up to the seawall, and dolphins and manatees swim by.

A stroll north along the sea wall—the last structure ever built by slave labor in St. Augustine—takes you to the beautiful Bridge of Lions and onto the historic Castillo de San Marco. A walk along the narrow adjacent streets is pleasant, leading to many of the city's historic sites, museums, art galleries, quaint shops and fine restaurants. The Westcott offers special packages for honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic sail-away day trips.

The inn's sixteen rooms have access to outdoor seating overlooking the picturesque waterfront. Additional amenities include fireplaces and terrycloth robes. All have private baths and many boast Jacuzzis or double showers. Complimentary parking is available at a public lot a few blocks away.

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