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A Marvelous Locale on the Bay

The Inn offers a stunning panoramic view of the bayfront in downtown St. Augustine

With a commanding view of St. Augustine’s beautiful Matanzas Bay, Casablanca holds a premier location in the nation’s oldest city.

The scene will tranquilize you, with passing boats, jumping fish, magnificent sunrise reflections, and the distant beacon of St. Augustine’s Lighthouse. The promenade along the water’s edge provides great people-watching, bustling with activity day and night.  Decorative horse and carriages begin their old city tours just across the palm-lined Avenida Menendez from the Inn. Hear the clang of the sight-seeing trains, the cries of the sea birds, and the peaceful rustle of the palm fronds swaying in the breeze.  You’ll have a front row seat for the spectacular annual July 4th fireworks show, shot from a barge on the bay. During the holiday season, thousands of sparkling white lights decorate the palm trunks like candy cane sticks, and the historic Bridge of Lions dazzles.  Watch ghost tour hosts, in period dress, lead their patrons by a lantern light past the Inn.  Across the bay you’ll see St. Augustine Lighthouse beaming brightly.

The Inn is within the historic Old City, with narrow brick-paved streets just outside the  door. It’s an easy walk to historic pedestrian-only St. George Street, to the Castillo de  San Marcos National Monument, to the central Plaza for concerts. The area is full of  historic churches, museums, and homes; unique shops, art galleries, and antique stores.   Restaurants range from casual to exquisite, mingling with candy makers, coffee shops and ice creameries.  Come to this special place!