Casa Monica St Augustine FL Historic Hotels of America

We loved our stay at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, FL. It is one of the most unique and historic hotels in America. The Moorish Revival-style hotel opened in 1888 as a lavish winter getaway for the rich and still maintains a lavish atmosphere today. During our stay at the Casa Monica Hotel we experienced a warm ambience and friendly staff.


The Historic Casa Monica Hotel


Casa-Monica-Hotel-St-Augustine-FL- Entrance

Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine FL Entrance

The Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, FL is one of the oldest hotels in the United States and is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America. The Casa Monica was decorated for St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights celebration when we took the photo above. We found the architecture, fountains and ornate artwork at the hotel to be exceptional. This elegant boutique hotel offers fine dining in its 95 Cordova restaurant and cocktails in the Cobalt Lounge. Even if you’re not a guest at the hotel, it’s still worth a visit. You can enjoy the restaurant, lounge, art gallery, and coffee shop all while admiring the beauty of this historic hotel.



Casa Monica Hotel Balconies Architecture Moorish Florida

The Casa Monica’s intricate balconies, hand painted Italian tile and Moorish Revival-style architecture make this hotel one of the most attractive hotels in Florida. The lobby, decorated in fine Spanish tapestries, fountains and lavish chandeliers has the feel of an elegant Moroccan hotel and the courtyard pool deck was outstanding.



Casa Monica Hotel Arched Entrance FL

Casa Monica Hotel features an arched carriage entrance and valet parking. There are several attractive shops and an art gallery at the hotel that we always make time for during our visit. There’s a Starbucks coffee and pastry shop inside the hotel lobby. We found the outside terrace the perfect spot to relax and enjoy our coffee…what better way to spend some quite time in St. Augustine?


Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine Florida

Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine Florida

The Casa Monica Hotel, located at the corner of Cordova St. and King St. is right across from the Flagler College and the Lightner Museum. Conveniently located, you can walk, take a carriage ride or trolley to nearby historic attractions, shopping and restaurants.


Guest Rooms at the Casa Monica Hotel



Guest Room Casa Monica St Augustine FL

The guest rooms in the Casa Monica Hotel are decorated with Spanish style furnishing. During our stay we enjoyed a room with a four-poster wrought-iron bed and mahogany tables. The art work on the walls depicted the earlier years in St. Augustine which was interesting to see. The bed was very comfortable and the room exceptionally clean.



Bathroom Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine FL

The bathroom in the Casa Monica hotel was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean.



Bathroom amenities Casa Monica Hotel St Augustine FL

Starbucks Coffee Organic Tea Hotel Casa Monica FL

Starbucks Coffee Organic Tea Hotel Casa Monica FL

The amenities provided by the Casa Monica during our stay were perfect. The Starbucks coffee and organic tea in our room made our stay very enjoyable.


Sightseeing in St. Augustine



Horse drawn carriage St Augustine FL


Historic District St Augustine FL

Carriage rides are a popular way to see St. Augustine. I would highly recommend taking one if you have the time. It’s a great way to not only see the town but also to learn about St. Augustine’s fascinating history. Just steps away from the Casa Monica Hotel you will find the Historic District with many things to do including shopping, dining, historic sights and much more.


Casa Monica During the Nights of Lights Celebration



Casa Monica Hotel Nights of Lights St Augustine FL

The Casa Monica Hotel shines during the Nights of Lights celebration. From Thanksgiving to the end of January, St. Augustine celebrates the holiday season with a dazzling display of over 3 million tiny white Christmas lights. Another wonderful reason to visit the Casa Monica and St. Augustine!

To see how beautiful the hotels interior is, visit the Casa Monica’s website! There you will also find information on room rates, reservations, wedding options, gift cards and more. We hope your experience at the Casa Monica in St Augustine Florida is as enjoyable as ours was!

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  1. Such a wonderful hotel and a true gem of the south. Thanks for sharing the great pictures and article on the property and history.

    • Casa Monica is indeed a true gem of the south and a wonderful hotel that we try to visit every time we are in St. Augustine. So glad you enjoyed the pictures and article!

      • ted sands

        Hi Barbara, l visited St Augustine in 1984 and l just loved the history of the place. It was hard to imagine that it is the oldest city in America. lots to see and do. l was just doing some surfing courtesy of Google and saw your post. It makes us want to travel back there again and see some more of the US. We have been to the east and west coasts and far north as Seattle, Anchorage and Fairbanks a great country regards Ted

  2. Barbara those are some great photos you took!

    • Hi Steve and welcome! Thanks for the compliment. St. Augustine and the Casa Monica are a photographers dream. This historic hotel is rich in American history and one that we love to return to year after year!

  3. Great article guys :) The hotel looks beautiful. I love anywhere that has a Spanish feel to it. I especially liked the night of lights photo.

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    • Thanks Dariece! We love the Spanish feel too, it always seems to make things more fun and St. Augustine certainly has its share of Spanish influence. And, the Nights of Lights seems to make the entire city glow…we really love it there at Christmastime!

  4. I love these kind of places, they all look so interesting!

    • The Casa Monica Hotel and St. Augustine are both very interesting places to visit..I think you would love it there!

  5. What a pretty hotel.. both by day and night. The massive bed sold me! LOL

    • The beds at the Casa Monica are massive and so comfortable, they really made our stay at the historic hotel even more enjoyable!

  6. This hotel looks beautiful, especially with all of the lights!
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    • The Casa Monica Hotel really does look beautiful all decked out in holiday lights, Annette. I think it’s one of the prettiest in St. Augustine!

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