St. Augustine, located on the northeast coast of Florida, is the oldest continuously occupied European city in the U.S. In addition to its historic district, the destination offers 42 miles of beaches and top-notch hotels and resorts that offer family-friendly perks and services. If you”re searching for a good family hotel in St. Augustine, consider a stay at one of these properties.
Written by Stacey Zable
World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, St. Augustine
Located at the World Golf Village, families who play together or want to get little ones hooked on the links will enjoy their stay at the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort
. In addition to two onsite championship courses, the resort is also home to the World Golf Hall of Fame museum. An 18-hole putting course can also get kids started on the game. A complimentary shuttle ride takes you to downtown St. Augustine or to The Spa World Golf Village. A seasonally heated outdoor swimming pool, an outdoor playground and refrigerators in every room are part of the family-friendly appeal.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Augustine Historic Inn
The newly renovated Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites St. Augustine Historic Inn
sits within the historic district and is walking distance to many area attractions. The local sightseeing shuttle even picks up in front of the hotel for added convenience. When you want to take a day off from sightseeing, the hotel has a swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room and a restaurant serving three meals a day. All guestrooms feature refrigerators and microwaves for quick snacks during your stay.
Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
Experience the history of St. Augustine, starting with where you"re staying. The Second Spanish Colonial-inspired design of the 19 buildings that make up the Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront
features wooden balconies, cedar-shake and tile roofs and an inner courtyard. Each building has a different color and elevation, with guestrooms offering views of Matanzas Bay or the St. Augustine historic district. An outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, fitness center and a restaurant of Spanish, French, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine keep you busy onsite.
DoubleTree by Hilton, St. Augustine Historic District
DoubleTree by Hilton, St. Augustine Historic District
"s signature chocolate chip cookies upon arrival will have kids smiling right from the start. The hotel is located in the historic district, and is walking distance to the Spanish Quarter, area attractions and restaurants. An outdoor heated saltwater pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center and restaurant (with a children"s menu) and lounge are onsite amenities. Family packages offer more value, such as breakfast.
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Augustine-Vilano Beach
Minutes from the St. Augustine historic district, the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Augustine-Vilano Beach
is in a residential area of Vilano Beach. An outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center are onsite for relaxation, while Hampton"s free hot breakfast offers great added value for families. Microwaves and refrigerators are in all guestrooms, while suites offer the same, but more room to spread out. There is also a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee for peace of mind.
St. Augustine Beach House
If you want a hotel near St. Augustine beach, the St. Augustine Beach House
"s 16 rooms and suites feature private balconies to enjoy the views of Vilano Beach, and kitchenettes to make your stay convenient. Both the hotel and beach are pet-friendly, so bring your furry friends along. A hot breakfast with eggs and homemade pastries is part of nightly rates.
Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast
Families can combine days in historic St. Augustine with this beachfront resort 20 miles south of the city. When not on the sands, kids will spend most of their time plummeting down the twisting waterslide, floating along the lazy river, or splashing in the zero-entry beach pool or indoor pool. An adult pool, spa and two championship golf courses allow you some Ã¢â‚¬Å“meÃ¢â‚¬Â time while the kids are in Kids Crew, an activity program at Hammock Beach Resort
. There are also junior tennis lessons, a putting course, bicycle rentals and activities for the family to do together. Accommodation choices at the AAA Four Diamond resort include one- to three- bedroom villas and suites with full kitchens and washers and dryers.
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach
Set on miles of uninterrupted beach approximately 20 miles north of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club
offers families a fun-filled getaway. In addition to newly renovated guestrooms and suites, the AAA Five Diamond resort offers a family pool with a waterslide and children"s wading pool, water sports, bicycles, two 18-hole picturesque golf courses and 15 tennis courts. Mom and dad can also enjoy the fitness center and classes, as well as the spa, four restaurants and three lounges. Children"s activities include dinner clubs, movies, games, storytelling, arts and crafts and more.
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach
Family-friendly Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
offers tons of outdoor activities and the Villas at Sawgrass, with multiple bedrooms, living areas and kitchens. Most of your time will be spent at the private Sawgrass Marriott"s Cabana Beach Club, accessible via complimentary shuttle. It has a beachfront pool and a toddler pool, casual dining and water sports. Depending on the season, there are also summer and surf camps, swim lessons and other events. The Sawgrass Kids Klub for ages 5 to 12 offers full- and half-day sessions, along with Kids Night Out programs. Golf, a fitness center and spa keep parents happy.
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