Ponce St. Augustine Hotel has a pool that's great for a summer vacation

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Recently, my family had the pleasure of visiting St. Augustine, Florida.  We really wanted to stay close to the Historic District, so we picked The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel.  We were very pleased with our choice.  You can find out why in our below review, where we outline eight reasons why we think you should choose this hotel

Amazing Location

Ponce St. Augustine Hotel is a convenient stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour line

Ponce St. Augustine Hotel is convenient if you do the Ghosts & Graveyards Tour

As I mentioned before, the primary reason we chose this hotel was because of the location.  It is right next door to the St. Augustine Welcome Center, which was super convenient for us. We did the Ghosts & Graveyards tour (which I highly recommend – read our full review here) and that’s where the bus picks you up.  The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel is also right next to one of the stops of the Old Town Trolley Tour.  So if you get a ticket for the Old Town Trolley Tour, you can just get picked up there and then driven to all the top attractions.  You can get a good deal on an Old Town Trolley Tour with this Combination Package.  And of course, if you don’t want to use the Old Town Trolley, you can walk, too.  Because the area’s top attractions are that close.


Ponce St. Augustine Florida hotel has a continental breakfast option

The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel gives guest a free breakfast option

The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel offers free breakfast items like eggs

The Ponce, a St. Augustine Florida hotel, has free parking & affordable prices

You might think a hotel with this great of a location might be expensive, but it actually really isn’t.  You can find a great price if you click here.  In addition to a low price, the hotel also offers a continental breakfast and free parking.

Beautiful Exterior

A picture of the exterior of Ponce St. Augustine Hotel, a hotel near Historic District

A pictures of cars parked outside the Ponce St. Augustine Hotel

The Ponce St. Augustine has amazing architecture that makes your stay even better

You can tell what a beautiful hotel it is the moment you drive up to the hotel.  The beautiful architecture and palm trees are really beautiful.  It looks exactly like the kind of hotel you would want to stay in when you visit St. Augustine.

Beautiful Lobby

Beautiful decor of the Ponce St. Augustine hotel in Florida's First Coast

But this beauty doesn’t just stop there.  The interior of the hotel and lobby are also really beautiful.

Great Customer Service

Customer service is one of the strengths of the Ponce St. Augustine Hotel

The hotel has two stories and there are no stairs, which is a negative for my family.  But when we explained our situation they were incredibly accommodating.  We were able to switch into a room on the first floor.  I really appreciated that, since not every hotel is that nice when you bring up a complaint.

Great Rooms

A picture of a king bed in a guest room at Ponce St. Augustine hotel

The Ponce St,. Augustine Florida hotel has comfy beds

Enjoy a great hotel room with a huge TV at The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel

Ponce St. Augustine Hotel has nice rooms with good bathrooms

As I said before, the hotel was very accommodating and switched our room.  The rooms are beautifully decorated with great colors.  Beds are comfortable, too.  If I had one complaint it’s that the room is a bit on the smaller size, but not to the point it hurt my enjoyment of the trip.  And I fully expect rooms to be smaller when they are in such a good location.  So it wasn’t a deal-breaker for me.

Dining Options

De Leon Cocina Restaurant at Ponce St. Augustine serves delicious Colombian

A picture of seats at the Ponce on-site restaurant & bar

The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel is close to a lot of fast food restaurants like Zaxby's

The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel conveniently has an onsite restaurant, De Leon Cocina.   De Leon Cocina serves delicious Colombian food.  It also has a bar that serves great mixed drinks, wine, and beer.  The Latin music playing in the restaurant also gives the restaurant a great atmosphere, too.

If Latin food isn’t your cup of tea, there are also nearby fast-food restaurants.  The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel is also right next door to a Zaxby’s, which was convenient.  And across the street is a McDonald’s.

Pool & Hot Tub

Relax poolside while your kids enjoy the pool during a family vacation to St. Augustine Florida by staying at The Ponce

Ponce St. Augustine Hotel has a pool that's great for a summer vacation

Relax at the pool or hot tub at The Ponce St. Augustine Hotel in Central Florida

Jacksonville area hotel Ponce St. Augustine has an outdoor pool

This hotel has a great outdoor pool and hot tub.  The pool is definitely something you’re going to want to check out if you visit during the hot summer days!  There are also a lot of relaxing chairs around the pool.

And finally, if you are visiting St. Augustine during the winter, I highly recommend the St. Augustine Night of Lights Trolley Tour.  My family really loved going there last year – you can see highlights from it here: