About the Bed & Breakfast Inn
The Kenwood Inn is ideally located in the heart of “Olde Town,” St. Augustine’s most historic district. Built as a hotel between 1865 and 1886, The Kenwood was the first licensed bed and breakfast and is the oldest continuously operating inn in St Augustine. Guests at our bed and breakfast inn enjoy the numerous areas throughout the inn including the sun-room with large-screen TV, two spacious and inviting living rooms (one with a baby-grand piano) and large dining room for afternoon card games.
Outdoor areas include a very large walled-courtyard with Koi pond plus a swimming pool and walled-patio with chaise lounges and dining tables.
The Inn Owners
Celebrating five years of ownership of St. Augustine’s oldest bed and breakfast, The Kenwood, Pat and Ted Dobosz look forward to sharing their expertise and hospitality, as well as their dreams, and welcoming many, many guests to their home in the years to come.
Relocating from Coral Springs, FL, Pat and Ted have three children, Kimi Watkins of Jacksonville, Christopher in Toronto and Kate who joined them in their move to St. Augustine. They also have two grandchildren, Megan and Ryan.
Pat and Ted are seasoned hospitality executives. Their backgrounds include operational and sales/marketing management of four- and five-star hotels, resorts, and exclusive private estates.
Ted attended Cornell University’s Hospitality School and has held hotel and resort positions including accounting, sales, and operations. For more than 25 years, he was employed in General Manager positions. For the last five years, Ted was the Managing Director for a large private estate in Lyford Cay, Bahamas where the very high-profile guest’s expectations and attention to detail was unsurpassed.
Pat’s award-winning career includes Director of Sales/Marketing for St. Regis, New York, NY, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Turnberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL. She has also held the similar positions for numerous Caribbean resorts. Pat received the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1995 and one of first 18 in the U.S. to achieve the Medical Meeting Manager Certification (MMMC).
Pat has also held international leadership positions with numerous hospitality associations plus served as an industry advisor to many organizations including Marriott Hotels, Citrix Systems, Océ NA, Office Depot, and the cities of London, UK; Montreal, Canada; Atlanta, GA; and Nassau, Bahamas.
Pat and Ted are committed to providing their guests with a most exceptional and memorial experience during their stay in St. Augustine and The Kenwood Inn.
Rooms and Amenities
Each of the 13 rooms or suites at The Kenwood Inn is unique. All have cable TV, ceiling fans, private baths with shower/tub, Jacuzzi, showers with body-massaging heads or shower, antiques or reproduction furniture, central heat and air-conditioning, and pillow-topped double-, queen- or king-sized beds. Rollaway and sleeper sofas are also available. Several rooms and suites have decorative fireplaces and some have two bathrooms for those who prefer not to share. Hairdryers are provided in the guestrooms. Irons and ironing boards, and bathrobes are available on request.
Breakfast (8:00am – 9:30am on weekends; 8:00am – 9:00am midweek) Breakfast is served in one of the two dining rooms. Our guests also enjoy dining in the walled-courtyard, covered porches, poolside or in the comfort of their rooms. Breakfast items include selection of juices, pastries, muffins, assortment of cereals, granola, yogurts, fresh fruit and parfaits, coffee and assorted tea. Hot entrees may include Eggs Benedict, quiches, egg casseroles, waffles, and more. Weekends include an extensive buffet breakfast featuring traditional loxs and bagels, smoked white fish, pancakes, potatoes, sprial ham, to name a few items plus champagne mimosas and make your own Bloody Marys.
Evening Wine Social (5:00pm – 6:00pm ish daily) is a great opportunity to meet other guests and share stories about your visit.
Guest Pantry is located on the main level and includes Keurig coffee machine, refrigerators with all-day beverages of iced tea, water, and lemonade. The cupboard is stocked with a selection of teas and coffees along with flavored coffee creams. Glassware, dishes and cups are available for your use as well. An ice machine and instant hot water faucet add to the convenience and comfort of the stay.
Guests are welcomed to bring their own beverages and use the refrigerators to store personal items.
Swimming pools are very rare in St. Augustine. The Kenwood Inn has a magnificent large SALT WATER pool with a huge patio surrounded by a brick privacy wall which is adjacent to the walled courtyard. Features of the pool area included oversized cushioned chaise lounges, dining tables and seating areas for relaxing. The pool is open 24 hours
Bicycles St. Augustine is a wonderful city to explore by bicycle and The Kenwood Inn has several 32″ street cruisers and safety helmets and locks available for our guest use.
High Speed Wireless Internet (WiFi) is available at no cost throughout the inn, balconies, poolside and in the courtyard.
For more information, including our policies, please see our reservations and policies page.