Our St. Augustine hotel is proud to share a number of articles and press we have received over the years. You will find links to press and media coverage we have earned from various travel writers around the country and also international. Our awards are based on some of the best service you will find in the St. Augustine area. We have proudly been featured on CNN Travel, HGTV, and Coastal Living, as well as in publications including Food Network Magazine, Jacksonville Magazine, and First Coast Magazine.

As the #1 Waterfront Hotel in St. Augustine we are proud of our welcoming atmosphere along with the personalized service provided by our friendly, helpful staff that has earned us these great reviews and press coverage.

April 2024

We are proud to once again receive the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2024 from Tripadvisor. This places us in the top 10% of hotels worldwide!

March 2024

“The main building, located in St. Augustine’s historic district and across the street from Mantanzas Bay, features 17 distinct rooms and suites with names like Napoleon, Princess Margaret and Marie Antoinette. Amenities may include soaking tubs, electric fireplaces, sitting areas, and water or Bridge of Lion views.”

January 2024

“There’s no shortage of old homes that have been turned into quaint bed and breakfasts and historic inns to stay at in St. Augustine.”

December 2023

“It might seem strange that Florida, a state enamored with the new and quick to bulldoze the old, is home to the nation’s oldest city. And when you visit St. Augustine, you might wonder how its centuries-old buildings escaped the wrecking ball.”

August 2023

“Sandy and Mike Wieber also wanted happy guests when they bought a small hotel in 2010. In the heart of St. Augustine, a picturesque town on the north coast of Florida, proudly named the “Nations Oldest City”. The town, founded by a Spanish admiral, dates back to 1565.”

August 2023

Bayfront Marin House was honored to be named the Best Bed & Breakfast in the 2023 Best of St. Augustine Awards, a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional hospitality, luxurious accommodations, and unforgettable experiences for our guests.

June 2023

We are proud to receive the 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award. Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

February 2023

“In St. Augustine, a real castle, horse-drawn carriages, moonlit sailing cruises, ancient streets and mysterious lanes, magnificent hotels like the historic Casa Monica Resort and Spa and quaint Inns like the Bayfront Marin House Bed & Breakfast Inn provide the perfect setting for romantic retreats.”

Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn & Cottages, is located across from Matanzas Bay (and is arguably the best waterfront hotel in St. Augustine).

March 2022

“The Bayfront Marin House is another gorgeous spot with airy rooms and breezy porches in a bed-and-breakfast-style setting.”

February 2021

“Watch the historic Bridge of Lions from your private porch or the spacious deck; it’s good luck to kiss when the drawbridge is up. Afterwards, get cozy in a two-person hammock under the palms.”

August 2020

We are proud to be included as one of Tripadvisor’s Best of the Best: Most Romantic Hotels.

June 2020

“Located along Matanzas Bay, the Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn is a quaint inn with the amenities of a hotel but services of a B&B.”

June 2020

We are honored to be chosen as the best Bed and Breakfast in Best of Jax.

August 2019

“As home base, we chose an award-winning bed and breakfast inn that harkens back to St. Augustine days of old. Bayfront Marin House traces its history to 1788, when Francisco Marin acquired the house and lot on the west bank of the Matanzas River.”

April 2019

“Stay at the family-run Bayfront Marin House Inn, a cozy home with porches and hammocks to relax and enjoy a view of the gardens and the bay. Mingle with the owners and other guests over a free cocktail hour offered every evening.”

September 2018

“Christmas without the cold? We’re listening. In addition to abundant sunshine and festive holiday decor, you’ll also find lights and candles sprinkled throughout this village.”

December 2018

“Looking for water views? Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn dates back to the late 1780s and was noted in a Roque Map, one of the most important maps related to St. Augustine’s history. Staying here is a history lesson unto itself.”

Press Kit

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Contact Information:

Sandy Wieber
Owner, The Bayfront Marin House
(904) 687-8781 cell  |  (904) 824-4301 office

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About the Property:

Bayfront Marin House is an award-winning inn located in downtown St. Augustine, Florida. It is in the historic district, and across from the Matanzas Bay, just south of the Bridge of Lions.

Guests of Bayfront Marin House have multiple lodging options, including 17 downtown rooms, 8 beach cottages on Vilano Beach, as well as a stylish downtown apartment.

The main house has 15 recently renovated rooms, with beautiful baths, and fresh touches like seaside colors, hardwood floors, and an elegant mix of modern furniture and beloved antiques. The main house was originally three houses:

  • the oldest part, which was built of coquina around 1790;
  • a Victorian home, built in 1880, with big porches and windows;
  • and an eclectic gabled home, built in 1860 just south of the Marin, and moved to its current location in 1900.

The three buildings were integrated and attached in the early 1900s, and the rambling property was maintained as apartments.

Bayfront Marin House was converted to a bed and breakfast in 2003.

Next to the main house is Sanchez House, a historic home built in 1790, which now houses two large luxury suites. Sanchez House has retained much of its Spanish Colonial character, with open frame ceilings and terra cotta tile floors. Its architectural details and design are documented in the Library of Congress; it is the only Spanish Colonial home in St. Augustine open for nightly rentals.

Eight suites in four separate cottages are located oceanside in Vilano Beach. Referred to collectively as the Beachcomber Cottages on Vilano, the suites have all been recently renovated to comfortably accommodate both couples and families. Suites are varied in size and amenities, and sleep from 2 – 6 people, with some boasting large spa baths; sweeping views of the Atlantic; and private decks and porches. One suite and one cottage even have private pools. Vilano Beach is approximately 2.2 miles from St. Augustine’s historic district, and the cottages are roughly 3 miles from the Marin’s main house.

Finally, Bayfront Marin House offers guests who would like to stay for longer periods of time a stylish downtown apartment, located on nearby Marine Street, less than 2 blocks from the main inn. The Marine Street Apartment is located in an historic building across from O.C. White’s; it has two private decks, with views of the bay and City Marina.

Bayfront Marin House is a popular St. Augustine wedding venue as well, hosting almost 70 weddings a year. Up to 60 guests can be accommodated, and both ceremony and reception options are offered.

About the Amenities:

Bayfront Marin House offers its downtown guests a hot breakfast each day. As a Covid-19 precaution, breakfasts are delivered to the guest’s room or served outside at one of the strategically distanced tables. Breakfast baskets are delivered to the beach cottages each morning. Breakfasts include a hot entrée, a homemade baked item, and fruit options.

Happy hour is served by request at the downtown location.

Bayfront Marin House also offers free parking, free wifi, and Hulu Live television. Guests can borrow bicycles, beach chairs, and beach umbrellas.

The inn employs several types of technology to ensure safe social distancing. Keyless locks are on each door. Guests can opt in to a text messaging program that will let them know when their room is ready, and what menu options are offered each day. In addition, guests can use the app to check in, check out, request extra towels, or answer other questions. Each room also has an in-room electronic concierge which has been programmed by the inn’s staff to answer specific guest questions about St. Augustine, as well as the individual property. Guests can ask about favorite restaurants, best attractions, wifi passwords, and where to find the bikes or ice machine.

About the Owners:

Mike and Sandy Wieber purchased the inn in 2010. Before owning Bayfront Marin and moving to St. Augustine, the pair renovated several historic homes, in Galveston, Texas and Cape May, NJ.