Casa Monica Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- A gorgeous example of 19th century Spanish Revival architecture
- Excellent Old Town location within walking distance of restaurants and sights
- The second-floor pool terrace, with heated whirlpool
What To Know
- Overnight valet parking costs $24
- Rooms facing the Lightner Museum offer great views of their beautiful gardens
- Lower-floor rooms facing the street can get some noise in the mornings
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 138-room Spanish Revival gem is all Moorish arches, frescoed fountains and ornate chandeliers. It could double as a film set—and so could St. Augustine, arguably the most Old World town in America (and definitely the oldest). Casa Monica is right off the gallery- and restaurant-lined pedestrian thoroughfare through the Old Town, but it’s a destination in itself thanks to the grand lobby, elegant 95 Cordova restaurant specializing in American and Middle Eastern cuisine, and live local bands performing in the Cobalt Lounge every weekend.
In the Area
St. Augustine is a history buff’s dream—which is to be expected from the nation’s oldest city, discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1512 (you do the math, Pilgrims!). Visitors can explore the past at the Castillo de San Marcos fortress, follow Ponce’s footsteps at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, or relive the Gilded Age of Henry Flagler’s development of Florida at the Lightner Museum and Flagler College. If the active pursuit of leisure is more your style there are three golf clubs within 20 miles (the closest, Palencia Golf Club, is only 8 miles from the hotel), biking trails, a nature preserve to hike, and 43 miles of shoreline at St. Augustine Beach.
How to Get There
Girls trip to St. Augustine for the weekend! This was our first time staying at the Casa Monica. This hotel has amenities galore. Complimentary champagne while waiting to check in...Yes Please! The staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. Our corner suite was gorgeous with a beautiful view of Flagler College. We were within walking distance to St George Street, tours and delicious restaurants. We will definitely return again.
This place is so much fun to explore from a historical and beautiful building aspect. Located across the street from one of the most unique museums-Lightner-that you could spend a couple days doing this. Accommodations and service are typical Marriott and the General Manager soon to be sent to the JW Savannah-Joel Gonzalez made our stay memorable.
very impressive entry to the hotel with huge wooden doors to go to valet parking....$29 a night....even had free electrical charge for our volt.....auto done without asking....beautiful marble staircase to an upper floor.....was built in 1888 with upgraded bathroom...very large with new tub , toilet and sink...2 bathrobs are included....it was like a mini suite with a bar sink and fridge and a door to a balcony which could not be opened ....very comfortable king size bed with luxury linens...huge leather chair and dek with a highback leather chair...all funiture were antiques with a huge dresser holding a huge modern tv....velvet red high headboard,,,very romantic.....at $152 a night plus a resort fee of $25 with a spa and pool....you also get access to a beach club and a free taxi is provided.....very good restaurant....bar and lounge....art galleries are also inside the hotel.....our room was 209 and the room key allowed access to the elevator....dogs are also allowed....excellent location...2 blocks from the water ....west from the municipal marina where you can cruise the historic area for $ 16 senior at 11 am.....we were celebrating our 31st anniversary ...a great experience....many shops and restaurants right next door