Where Old-World Appeal and Timeless Romance Begin
Casa De Solana Bed and Breakfast offers elegant romance in the heart of Florida’s “Ancient City”: St. Augustine. Discover luxurious comfort within our warm and inviting guest rooms within easy walking distance to many of the city’s most popular destinations including restaurants, galleries, museums, state parks, Flagler College, site seeing trains, and historic attractions.
Ten uniquely appointed guest rooms and suites await your visit. Each morning comes complete with a delicious inn breakfast to prepare you for another incredible day on Florida’s northeastern coast.
The inn’s warm and inviting atmosphere lends a draw to those romantic moments, and we love to help couples plan and celebrate an intimate wedding or elopement here on our grounds. We want your special day to be an incredibly beautiful experience to solidify your new lives together.
History of Casa de Solana Bed and Breakfast
Celebrating Over 250 Years
Our inn resides in the seventh-oldest house on the oldest street in St. Augustine. But don’t let the age fool you: today, Casa de Solana Bed and Breakfast is a full-service inn built with fresh ideas and forward thinking. This 10-room bed and breakfast greets guests with gorgeous architecture and decor, and delicious scents wafting from the kitchen.
The inn’s name is a nod to original owner Don Manuel Lorenzo Solana, who was part of one of the first Spanish families in St. Augustine. At 23 years of age, he was part of the Spanish Army’s Mounted Dragoons, and was one of just eight men allowed to remain in the city after British occupation in 1763. At this time, he built a tabby house (concrete made of burnt oyster shell lime, sand, ash, water and additional broken oyster shells) on the property and took Mary Mitchell (a London-born Protestant) as his wife. After two children together, the couple’s marriage was still not recognized by the Catholic Church, and eventually dissipated.
Solana then took a second wife (Mary Mastres from Menorca) and proceeded to give the world 11 more children. Even then the house was like a B&B, as the couple often offered hospitality to Native Americans, injured soldiers, and almost any traveler who needed a place to rest.