Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

Select Registry Member Since 2017

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Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

Select Registry Member Since 2017

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The Basics

You’ll find Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast in the historic downtown area, on Avenida Menendez (formerly known as Bay Street) and overlooking Matanzas Bay. This historic home was built in 1880 as a lavish private residence for Dr. John Westcott. Today, Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is a 16-room, full-service luxury bed and breakfast. Room selection is a huge factor in the ultimate experience. Choose among electric fireplaces, luxury soaking tubs, jetted tubs, spa showers, and private outdoor seating.

Things We Love

Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast

Guests love the beautiful views of the Matanzas Bay our property provides

breakfast spread

We provide guests with homemade breakfast available on our veranda overlooking the bay, or in the privacy of your room

outdoor patio

Our early-evening social hour features an assortment of beers, wines, and light nibbles

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Concierge Services
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms
  • Onsite Spa Services
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • History & Heritage
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination
  • Waterfront Getaway

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Be a pirate, or just act like one, on the The Black Raven's unique live, interactive pirate cruise
  • Take a scenic cruise on beautiful Matanzas Bay
  • Learn all about the accomplishments of golfers from around the world and the history of the game of golf at World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Visitors can experience three centuries of St. Augustine's vivid history through interactive activities and more at the Colonial Quarter


Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is located in the downtown historic district, on the water, just south of the famed Bridge of Lions, and there are at least a dozen award-winning restaurants and dozens more street-side cafes within blocks of the Inn. There are coffee shops, high-end art galleries, artisan shops, fashion stores, water sports, and historic sites and attractions everywhere you turn, all within walking distance from Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast. We are consistently rated as one of the best places to stay in St. Augustine.

There is a Ripley's Sightseeing Train stop just across the street at the end of the block, and Old Town Trolley picks up at the other end of the block, both of which run from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Just 3 miles away, you'll find Anastasia State Park along with more than 1,600 acres featuring 4 miles of pristine beach, a tidal salt marsh, and a maritime and upland hammock. There is also an archaeological site where coquina rock was mined to create the nearby fortress, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Just a mile further, you'll find the St. Augustine Beach Pier.


Inn Amenities: LGBT Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

Guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning, complimented by fruits, croissants, bagels, juices, teas, and coffee. Eggs made to order also are available. Complimentary bottled water, tea, coffee, and sodas are available throughout the day at the inn. Each evening from 5:30 to 7 pm, we present a social hour, featuring wine and beer and light hors d’oeuvres as well as cheeses, dips, spreads. At check-in, guests receive exclusive coupons for complimentary desserts at select restaurants.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables, Flexible Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Evening Cocktails, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres, Picnics Available

Rooms & Suites

Our guest room décor intermingles old-world charm and modern-day amenities, each with its own theme, most with electric fireplaces, luxury spa showers and/or jetted tubs, and outdoor seating. All rooms feature luxury hypoallergenic microfiber sheets (comparable to a 600 thread count); plush (ecofriendly) bath towels, and William Roam bath products.

# of Rooms: 16

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Private Entrance, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, Business Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: LGBT Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Small Town/Village, Waterview


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Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays

Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: No Pets

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

Bayfront Westcott House Bed and Breakfast is available for weddings up to 50 guests with a full-inn-rental contract; however, we do cater to the eloping couple and have married hundreds on our second-story bayfront balcony and in our courtyard.

Events Supported: Elopement

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