St. Augustine is a great destination for both people and their dogs! Pups (and their parents) looking for a dog friendly hotel in St. Augustine like our walkable town, our many fur-friendly restaurants, and our miles of pet friendly beaches. Be sure to review our Pet Policies before your arrival!
Dog Friendly Hotel in St. Augustine
Let Us Spoil Your Fur Baby in Historic St. Augustine
Our hotel in St. Augustine is in the ideal location for pet owners and is known as one of best dog friendly hotels in St. Augustine, Florida. Wake up early and go for a walk along St. Augustine’s peaceful seawall, or through the quiet streets. We’ll be happy to map a path for your fur baby! Your four legged friend will be fawned over by our attentive staff (warning: we love to hold our smallest guests!), and treated to a relaxing, luxurious getaway. Food and water bowls are available, as are pet treats, loaner leashes, and puppy popsicles during the summer months.
Stroll the cobblestone streets, sniff the sea air,
play in the warm water or savor tasty treats together.
You Don’t Have to Settle for a Sub-Paw Stay in St. Augustine
We offer 7 luxurious ground-floor rooms at our downtown inn and 1 contemporary cottage on Vilano Beach to serve as your home away from home in St. Augustine with your pet. No matter which pet friendly accommodation you choose, we’re here to help you plan the perfect stay for you and your pup.
Vilano Beach is a shell-filled beach, in a beautiful and quiet side of town. Local ordinance requires leashes at all times on the beach, as well as courtesy beach cleaning. We’ll even provide the doggie bags!
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
A beautiful walk in the park, for both you and your fur baby! This is where St. Augustine began in 1565. With more than 15 waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy. Visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, take a sip of the water, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park. BONUS TIP: The Fountain of Youth is located on Magnolia Avenue…one of the most photogenic spots in St. Augustine. It’s a must stop for Instagrammers and Snap Chatters!
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination and endurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonant with the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangible evidence of America’s grim but remarkable history.
St. Augustine Eco Tours
Choose from a wide variety of on-the-water adventures with your furry best friend and St. Augustine Eco Tours. You and Fido can enjoy kayak and sailing excursions as well as guided boat tours. Just make sure your pup is well behaved and calm—because you will see a lot of wildlife!
A Ghostly Encounter
Explore the otherworldly side of St. Augustine on A Ghostly Encounter tour. As you visit historic cemeteries and haunted buildings, you will hear tales of those who haunt the streets of the nation’s oldest city. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you on your tour.
St. Augustine Lighthouse
Visit the historic Lighthouse with your family and pup. Dogs, while on a leash, are welcome to the grounds and are asked to remain outside the historic buildings. Lighthouse officials retain the right to ask unruly pets to be taken off the property. (They will ask unruly owners to leave too!)
Located right in the middle of town, the Colonial Quarter offers a unique glimpse into 16-18th St. Augustine. Tours are offered throughout the day (the tour guides are excellent!) Learn to fire a musket, experience centuries-old woodworking (a wooden fishing vessel is being built using only hand tools on the property), and master 17th century games (we end up trying to throw the ring on the hook for at least 20 minutes whenever we go). The Colonial Quarter also has several restaurants within its walls—all of them have pet friendly patios.
Oldest Wooden School House
The Oldest Wooden School House Historic Museum and Gardens is the oldest wood frame building in St. Augustine. Used as a school for the neighborhood children in the early 1800’s and a guardhouse for soldiers during the Seminole War. Today you may tour the School House and learn the history and see what school was like in the 1800’s. BONUS TIP: The Oldest House boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in town. Don’t miss them!
Spanish Military Hospital Museum
If your dog likes bones, and you like cutting edge colonial surgery techniques, you’ll both love the guided tour at the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. Seriously, very interesting displays (even if there aren’t any discarded bones), and a great location on beautiful Aviles Street, the country’s oldest street. Lots of outdoor restaurants as well, perfect for a quick stop for a cold drink with your four legged friend.
Several Restaurants Will Welcome Your Dog in St. Augustine
Irish Pub, outside seating, full menu.
Beaches at Vilano
Casual seafood eatery right on the sand. Happy hour drink specials, seafood dishes, wraps and salads.
Harry’s Seafood Bar Grille
Serves New Orleans style seafood, it opens for lunch and dinner.
Outside seating, in Camachee Cove Marina, near the entrance to Vilano Bridge, offers seafood and casual cuisine.
Maple Street Biscuit Company
Biscuit sandwiches, serving breakfast and lunch.
Casual restaurant with large outdoor patio. Pork, beef, chicken, and turkey bbq are available, as well as salads, Brunswick stew, and southern favorites.
The closest restaurant to Bayfront Marin House, serving seafood, hamburgers, and frozen drinks.
Traditional restaurant in a historic Victorian home. Known for their beef wellington. Dogs are welcome in the courtyard featuring gazebos and a koi pond.
Offerings at this gathering place include fresh fish and seafood, prime ribs/meats, poultry, pork, salads, pasta, and handcrafted desserts. They also have a full bar, oceanfront dining entertainment, happy hours, weekly specials, etc…
Stir It Up
Casual outside seating or take-to-the-beach eatery, located one block from public beach access at A1A and A Street, offers healthy salads, wraps, veggies.
Large drink menu, seafood, and Minorcan clam chowder. Dogs are welcome at the high top tables on the first floor deck.
Taberna del Caballo
Outdoor restaurant located in Colonial Quarter. Tapas and limited drink menu.
- A daily pet tariff of $35 will be added to your stay. Please inform us before check-in if you will be traveling with a four legged friend.
- Dogs must be less than 75 pounds, unless previously discussed with the innkeeper. For everyone’s comfort, we have a limit of 2 dogs per room.
- Dogs must be well behaved and get along with humans and other canines. They should be on a leash at all times when on Bayfront Marin House grounds.
- Any damage done to rooms or other people on the premises by companion animals is the absolute responsibility of the pet’s owner.
- Pets that cause any disturbance (e.g.: barking, scratching), may not be left unattended. If there is a disturbance while the guest is out of the room, we will call you and expect you to return to the inn within 15 minutes.
- If companion animals are left unattended during daily servicing hours and appear to be protective of the room, your room will not be serviced. If your pet will be in the room alone during servicing hours, please inform the front desk.
- If your pet is accustomed to lying on furniture such as beds, couches, etc., please use blankets or sheets to cover those areas. Just ask us for some!
- Pets must not be bathed in Bayfront Marin House tubs or showers. Dirty and/or sandy pets may be bathed in the rear of the property using a garden hose. They must be completely dry before being returned to the room.
- Out of respect for other guests and our property, please don’t forget to pick up the poop! We are happy to provide you with bags if you run out.
- We reserve the right to terminate occupancy without refund if damage or disturbances or barking persists.