April 2012 - Historic Casablanca Inn - www.StAugNews.com
Historic Casablanca Inn one of Most Photographed St. Augustine Boutique Hotels
(Forbes Magazine Names St. Augustine in Top ‘10’ Prettiest Cities)
The Casablanca Inn is one of the most photographed buildings in St. Augustine, whether from the water, looking at its majestic white pillars and porches or from the inn itself gazing across the river.
With its prominent position on the bayfront of St. Augustine, Florida, the Casablanca Inn is one of the first historic boutique hotels that visitors encounter when arriving in America’s oldest city (circa 1565). Within steps of the famed Bridge of Lions and the St. Augustine Marina, the bayfront (Matanzas Bay) is also recognized as the Intracoastal Waterway that winds from Maine to Miami.
St. Augustine, listed in the Top 10 Prettiest Cities by Forbes Magazine on March 29, the publication made their selection based on natural beauty, a unique identity or a combination of the two. “The town’s picturesque historic district is full of old-world atmosphere, historic homes and easily explored on foot”.
Casablanca Inn’s open air verandah features the popular Tini Martini Bar, which offers one of the City’s premier views of the waterfront that feeds into the Atlantic Ocean, also within eyesight of the Inn.
THUMBNAIL Media DESCRIPTION:
One of the most photographed boutique hotels in Northeast Florida, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this graceful 20-room luxe Mediterranean revival beauty overlooking Matanzas Bay will transport you to a gentler time of gracious Southern breakfast with the sunrise, lemonade and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Serving a two-course sit down breakfast, the Hotel offers free parking and $15 credit each night to the Tini Martini Bar. Located on the expansive al fresco verandah, The Tini Martini Bar is the ‘toast’ of Northeast Florida…and the Hotel’s ‘Secret Garden’ is a little jewel tucked away in the heart of St. Augustine’s historic district. Each of its 3 suites has a private entrance with large balcony or patio where guests enjoy privacy and tropical foliage each season. The Hotel itself is an oasis of lavish accommodations, luxurious linens and baths. Southern Livingquotes “We like Casablanca Inn on the Bay”, Atlanta Journal Constitution names Casablanca in their “Ten Great Inns of the Southeast” and Frommer’s Travel Guide says “What Divine Decadence”!
Forbes List of Other Top 10 Towns:
Newport, R.I., Taos, N.M., Old San Juan, P.R., Columbus, IN, Gatlinburg, TN., Key West, FL., Longview, Wash., San Luis Obispo, CA. and Tarrytown, NY.