Downtown St. Augustine Hotels :: Award Winning Waterfront Inn
Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida

We believe in spoiling our guests with one of the top rated Southern style breakfasts in the area and a Happy Hour every evening. And that is not all, on Wednesdays in July, August and September, you can enjoy the breeze off the bay along with Mike’s unbelievable homemade ice cream. Savor his unusual flavor combinations: banana Oreo, coffee toffee caramel crunch, Kahlua mocha chocolate cherry chip.

Celebrate Thursday night with homemade margaritas – icy concoctions guaranteed to cool you down – seasonal yummies are only available July through September!!


Hot Southern Breakfast Daily

You don’t have to speak with a twang to love our hot, southern breakfasts.

Our head cook Mary has been with us since the Bayfront Marin House opened in 2003. She grew up in restaurants from North Carolina to Florida, and those years of experience (plus a heart full of love) definitely show with every meal she creates. By the time you leave, you’ll be begging Mary to come home with you!

What to Expect Downtown

Breakfast on a tray in room

We offer a different hot entrée each morning—examples include our famous French toast (seriously—Google it!), banana pancakes, bacon stratas, caprese eggs Benedict, country casseroles, blueberry waffles, and more. Alternatively, you can choose our light start breakfast, which includes smooth Greek yogurt, honey, walnuts, and a ring of freshly cut fruit.

Of course, each morning you can add as many “extras” as you would like—including our homemade muffins (ask what varieties we have each day), fresh fruit salads, cereals, oatmeal, locally made bagels, croissants, etc.

All breakfasts come with your choice of drinks—coffee, of course, freshly squeezed orange juice, grapefruit juice, or milk.

What to Expect at the Beach

Breakfast basket

If you’re staying in our Beachcomber Cottages, you are welcome to join us downtown for breakfast, happy hour, or any time in between! You’re always welcome!

If you’d prefer to enjoy your cottage rather than coming downtown for breakfast, we’ll be happy to deliver a small breakfast basket directly to your front door. Breakfast baskets include 2 muffins, 2 homemade breads, 2 pieces of fresh fruit, and cold orange juice. Each room is outfitted with Keurig coffee makers and pods.

Optional - Room Service

You can choose the time you’d like to eat – any time from 8:00 to 10:00 – as well as the location you’d enjoy: our cozy dining room, breezy patio, or elegant gazebo. For an additional charge, you can also enjoy a romantic breakfast in your room, or on our picturesque second story deck. (available at our downtown location only)

Happy Hour

Enjoy our Happy (2) Hours

There’s no better place to unwind on vacation than our Happy Hour, served every day from 5:00 – 7:00 (so technically, it’s two hours—which makes it even happier!)

Cool off with our homemade sangrias – red, white, or mix them together for a festive pink—because there are no rules on vacation. Or enjoy an ice cold imported or domestic beer or pick from a wide selection of wines.


Appetizers change daily, and include seasonal favorites such as:

  • Curry chicken pastry puffs
  • Homemade guacamole and fresh salsa
  • Jalapeno pepper poppers, stuffed with chicken sausage
  • Bruschetta with balsamic reduction
  • Stuffed mushrooms (Mike’s Grandmother’s recipe)
  • Layered shrimp dip
  • Sweet potato and ground beef samosas
  • Bloody Mary shrimp soup
  • Chipotle chicken corn chowder
  • Southern deviled eggs
  • Maryland crab dip
  • Veggie roll ups
  • Reuben pastry cups
  • Breaded spinach balls
  • And many, many more!!


We also feature delectable treats each night – all baked on site by our evening innkeepers.

Save room for special desserts such as:

  • Heloisa’s rum cake
  • Southern tuxedo pie
  • Pumpkin roll
  • Rhubarb and strawberry cheesecake
  • Deep dish apple pie
  • Southern banana pudding
  • Cranberry cream cheese cookies
  • Homemade ice cream (made seasonally by Mike—served every Wednesday from July-September)
  • Donna’s super sized truffles—peanut butter and pretzel, key lime and white chocolate, cookies and cream, etc.
  • And lots lots more!

Fantastic place!!

The property was the perfect location, the rooms were absolutely beautiful. The breakfast and happy hour were amazing.

Launa K Merritt Island, Florida