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Southern Oaks Inn

Southern Oaks Inn welcomes two pets up to 75 lbs for an additional fee of $20 per pet, per night, plus a $100 refundable deposit per stay. Rooms that accept pets are labeled 'Pet Friendly' in the details. Both dogs and cats are allowed, but pets must be crated if left unattended in rooms. Dog beds, bowls, and treats are provided, and there is an off-leash dog park with obstacle course and treehouse gazebo on the property.
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    • 1 king bed
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    • Up to 4 people
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    • Up to 4 people
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OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Location is ideal - just north of the entrance to the most popular sites and attractions, and convenient to I-95 and US 1 for easy access to major highways. Restaurants, shopping, and a trolley center are all nearby. The Inn features a newly designed lobby area, a spacious breakfast room, a welcome center area, and a business center. The pool has been refinished and the grounds offer room to roam and relax in the shade under one of the huge southern oak trees. There is plenty of complimentary off street parking, complimentary wi-fi access and you can start your day with the best complimentary breakfast in town.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Southern Oaks Inn has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Hand sanitizer is provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Cashless payment is available. Each room has a 24-hour gap period between stays, and hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available
  • Free Breakfast
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • RV / Trailer Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Laundry Room
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Southern Oaks Inn has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 69 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 2,017 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Ayrian
    May. 28, 2021
    Wonderful Dog-Friendly Inn

    Such a relief. Cute, clean rooms, big open grassy space as well as a big grassy fenced area for our dog to run. definitely would stay again. They had a comfy dog bed and water and food bowls ready in the room and the shuttle to downtown is also dog friendly (we didn’t use the shuttle because we were only staying one night). They even provided a list of dog-friendly restaurants in the area and provided a good hot breakfast. Friendly staff, great dog amenities, and clean, our family really enjoyed the stay.

  • Nancy
    May. 23, 2021
    Made my trip easier

    Very nice staff, convenient text message communication system for questions or requests. If I needed anything or had questions I could text the front desk and get an actual reply, no automated replies! 24 hours a day. Designated dog area for pet relief was pretty, well maintained, had well stocked poo bags, hoops, tube and ramp for pups to play. Breakfast was eggs, grits, pancakes and changed slightly every day. Ice and soda machines well stocked and clean. Limited bar in lobby area. Dog bed, bowls for pups, Blow dryer and iron in room. Comfy clean bed and small love seat in room. Dog-friendly restaurant, activities and attractions list given to you at check in.

  • Anne
    May. 23, 2021
    Very Pet Friendly

    Hotel is set up to look after you dogs, reasonable pet fee, dog play park with shade for the humans and agility course if your dogs desire. Staff professional friendly and courteous. A dog-friendly shuttle runs regularly between the hotel and the historic district so you get the best of both worlds.

  • Georgene
    May. 12, 2021
    Good option for pups

    Hotel was a little older than in the pictures. Only issue was we asked for a first floor room in advance due to health issues and no elevator. When we arrived we were told it would be the 2nd floor, which would not work. They were able to place us in the ground floor after some conversation. Breakfast was very good. Able to purchase bottled drinks, which was a nice touch after a tough week. Pool was very nice. Would stay again when traveling with our old cranky Jack Russel.

  • Robert
    May. 6, 2021
    Very pet friendly

    Rooms were clean, but a bit dated. Nice fenced in dog park. Shuttle for a sort ride to heart of city. Will stay again.

  • Donna
    May. 1, 2021
    “Humans allowed”

    I honestly could not be more pleased with our 2 week stay. There is a pet fee

  • Tracy
    Apr. 9, 2021
    Dog Happy

    Great place to stay with dogs. They even had bowls and a bed ready for our dog. Very clean room. Great fenced in area for your dog.

  • Elizabeth
    Mar. 16, 2021
    Hot Diggdy Dog Tastic

    Great place for pups, our to labs LOVED the fenced in dog park and had a great time.

  • Brian
    Mar. 9, 2021
    Just wonderful!!

    Clean!!They had doggie bowls for the pets, the staff was absolutely outstanding and very helpful. We’ll be back again!!

  • Deidre
    Mar. 7, 2021
    Excellent Service and Location

    I’m an avid lover of St Augustine. I visit several time a year. We decided to bring our Boykin Spaniel child on this trip. After reading reviews here we booked at Southern Oaks. They exceeded our expectations. The check in process was well organized. They messaged on our way to confirm our stay and text again after check in to make sure our room was suitable. The room was VERY clean and comfortable (much cleaner than some non-pet friendly places that I have stayed. The shuttle service was excellent and pet friendly as well. The exterior of the hotel was charming and they have a fenced dog park which was also nice. There was a dog bed and food and water bowls in our room. Definitely a great choice if your looking for a stay in the greatest old city in the USA.

  • Danielle
    Feb. 9, 2021
    Doggie Ritz

    This place is a dog owner dream! Huge, personal, dog park, welcome doggie bowls and even a bed! Great location and if you want to avoid the parking fees, take the free shuttle!Dogs are welcome there too...just don’t forget to tip! One of the pet friendliest places we have ever experienced!

  • Joan
    Jan. 16, 2021
    Wonderful place to stay

    The room had plenty of space and was clean and comfortable. They provided a hot breakfast which during these COVID times is unusual and it was very good. If you are traveling with your dog this is the place to stay! The room had a dog bed waiting for us as well as dog bowls and two towels for the dog! The towels came in handy after a walk in the rain. There was also a shuttle on demand to take us, dog included, to all the attractions and dinner. We never waited more than ten minutes for this service and parking down in the city is hard to find.

  • Terry
    Jan. 9, 2021
    Excited about the dog park!

    Hotel is older, all outdoor rooms and vinyl flooring, beds comfortable and everything very clean. Walking in the room there's a dog bed and bowls available for our Maggie. They have a system at check-in that's easy to follow and when all is explained she was excited about the "big dog run and park with obstacle courses and everything." Our little girl is 10lbs, 14, blind and very particular about her 'spot' to go. So there's a big grassy area around the dog park as well. We did not take advantage of the complimentary shuttle at this hotel which would take you into town and pick you up to bring you back (because parking is difficult downtown and can cost $15-$20. if not in a public lot or on meter) and the shuttle was dog friendly. The kids (teens) and I were very happy with the hot breakfast served to us and many full breakfast choices that were complimentary. YES! a hot breakfast buffet (scrambled eggs, ham, potatoes, cheesy grits, chocolate chip pancakes) and fresh fruit and continental style other on the breakfast bar to choose from during the pandemic. Gave the hotel extra value and was so appreciated by all.

  • Kendra
    Jan. 4, 2021
    Nice hotel

    Spacious, clean room complete with dog bed & bowls. Nice fenced in dog park. Convenient location close to town, restaurants.

  • Russ
    Dec. 23, 2020
    Best Service

    stayed at the Southern Oaks Inn Dec 10, 11 and 12/2020. The staff is terrific, the free breakfast is very good and the rooms are clean and well appointed . I'll be staying here again when I'm in St Augustine.

  • Greg
    Dec. 16, 2020
    Very good visit

    Just returned from Southern Oaks Inn for a Monday thru Wed stay. Wasn’t clear from some of the information I’d checked online but they do charge $20 for each night with a dog. We had our golden doodle with us. They placed us in a room close to the enclosed dog yard (nice sized and well maintained). Although we had our own food bowls they had included two bowls as well as a bed in the room. There is a train that runs three times a night so keep that in mind but it wasn’t very noticeable. Nice location with courtesy van service for both you and your furry friend into town. Would stay there again.

  • Barbara
    Dec. 9, 2020
    Great Customer Service

    Very accommodating, clean and no complaints. Would definitely come back.

  • Robin
    Dec. 7, 2020
    A Boxer’s Life

    Staff was professional and curious. when I checked in they let me know where the dog park was and that the dog bed was in the room. They provided a list of dog friendly restaurants and activities. If I return to this city I would stay here again! 🐾💙🐾💙🐾

  • Donald
    Dec. 4, 2020
    The best

    Great location.

  • Gina
    Dec. 1, 2020
    Very convenient and accommodating!

    Perfect for our dog. He had plenty of space to exercise after our 8 hr drive! The breakfast was also very good.

  • Jennifer
    Nov. 18, 2020
    Friendly And Comfortable

    we’ve stayed here the last few times we stayed in St Augustine. always enjoy our stay

  • Thomas
    Nov. 15, 2020
    Nice people, good location

    Easy check in, good breakfast, nice people

  • Leslie
    Oct. 27, 2020

    Highly recommend this hotel for your stay with your dog! The room was spotless our entire stay as was the check-in and dining area. After using the fresh big bed they provided for my corgi, I've pretty much decided I have to go buy one just like it for home. The fenced in dog park has loads of grass, shade, and benches to sit on. Breakfast is provided and is quite tasty. Best cheese grits I've had in a while! We had a microwave and refrigerator in our room to, so that was nice to keep our drinks cold and heat up our leftovers. Thank you Southern Oaks Inn! We will definitely be back.

  • Jone
    Oct. 11, 2020
    Great Pet Amenities

    Excellent choice for those traveling with their dog. The room was very clean and even had a dog bed big enough for our 115 pound boy. Very large, fenced dog park and plenty of grounds to walk around. We will be back.

  • Aileen
    Sep. 19, 2020
    Great Stay!

    We had a great time at this hotel. Nothing fancy for humans, but the dog amenities are amazing! The dog park was large and well taken care of, the dog bed and bowls in the room were so thoughtful. Location is great close to all the popular attractions and parking & breakfast was included.

  • Stephen
    Sep. 7, 2020
    Great place

    Very good hotel friendly staff and great dog park

  • Donna
    Jul. 25, 2020
    Fantastic stay.

    Great place to stay with your fur baby. Knowing we were bringing our dog they had a dog bed and bowls waiting in the room and it wasn't some flimsy cheap bed either. It was big and fluffy and where Taffy could be found whenever we were in the room. Then there is the dog park. Again, not just some little patch of grass to walk your dog but a huge grassy fenced in area that they can run in off leash. In the middle of the dog park is a covered pavilion where we relaxed while Taffy investigated the area. As for us humans, they furnish a fantastic full breakfast every morning, not just a simple continental breakfast like many places nowadays. As a bonus, its also within 5 to 10 minutes of all of the attractions. We will definitely be back.

  • Shanimah
    Jun. 21, 2020
    Very accommodating to my Fur Baby.

  • Kim
    Jun. 20, 2020
    The Dog-Friendliest

    We have stayed at Southern Oaks 4 times now with our two large dogs. This hotel doesn’t just “allow” pets, they truly cater to them. They have a really nice fenced in dog park, plus a nice large shaded, grassy area for leash walking. Our room had a giant doggie bed and complementary collapsing water bowls waiting for us when we arrived. Other perks include a pretty decent free breakfast (for the human guests only, of course.) The pool is nice, with a partial shade covering, and the hotel itself is conveniently located to both the historic district and the beaches. The only negative thing I would say about the hotel is that the standard rooms are VERY small, to the point it’s difficult to freely move around in them, especially if you’re traveling with a large dog(s.) There really isn’t any room to set up a crate, it’s that cramped. But, if you don’t mind the close quarters and plan to do little more than sleep in your room, Southern Oaks is about as pet friendly as they get at a pretty good bargain, too.

  • Catherine
    Jun. 12, 2020
    Great place for pets!

    We have 3 dogs and they had a great time. The dog park on the property is really nice! Staff was friendly and helpful and the breakfast was good. Very close to historic/ tourist area. Plenty of parking.

    The room was a little small, other than that, it was a perfect stay.

  • Ann
    May. 25, 2020
    Great Value

    Staff was friendly. Room was clean. Great value for the money. Good location.

  • Nicholas
    May. 25, 2020
    Great staycation!

    Great dog run. And they were very friendly!

  • William
    Mar. 21, 2020
    Very pet friendly and excellent value for money

    Great property with excellent breakfast and a dog bed,

  • Rich
    Feb. 29, 2020
    Guest Review

    We chose Southern Oaks by the reviews, and were not let down in the least. Great staff, very comfortable, and great location. We will stay again on our return from Florida.

  • William
    Feb. 23, 2020
    Great Location for Travel with your dogs

  • Billy
    Feb. 23, 2020
    Excellent Stay!

    This place was GREAT, we had no complaints and would definitely stay again!

  • Katherine
    Feb. 16, 2020
    Great pet friendly hotel!

    Very pet friendly, they provide dogs beds and bowls in all the rooms and have a dog park on site. They do require that dogs are in a crate if they’re going to be left alone in the room.

  • Terri
    Jan. 27, 2020
    Our Favorite Place in St. Augustine

    Great staff, room is really nice and spacious. This year they added a doggie bed and folding doggie bowls which are fabulous for taking around town with you but you cannot keep them. The fenced in Doggie park is really nice and they are upgrading it. Full (Not just continental) breakfast for the humans! Can't wait until our visit next year!

  • Lawrence
    Jan. 26, 2020
    Very Good

    The Inn is huge a great deal of space to walk your dog. The dog walk area was closed when we stayed there. The Inn manager was accommodating when we had an issue with the location .of the room The room itself was small but clean.Bathroom was very tight. Breakfast was outstanding So many places use faux eggs.These were real and delicious Best home fries I have had in quite some time.

  • Deb
    Jan. 20, 2020
    The best dog hotel

    In our many travels with our two pups (larger dogs) this hotel ranks as one of the best. Hotel staff friendly. Property well taken care of. Larger room (we were outside the dog area). Dog area fenced so pups could run freely. In addition there is large grass areas. Leave your car parked at hotel (for free) and take shuttle with your pup to downtown St Augustine. No charge and so convenient. It was truly a wonderful stay and I can’t wait to stay here again.

  • Leslie
    Jan. 8, 2020
    Location was ideal, close to everything.

    Rooms were clean and nice. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good. Will stay .there again

  • Nicole
    Dec. 2, 2019
    Great Stay For Us And Our Pup!

    Friendly staff. Great location. On site off leash dog play area. Complimentary shuttle to downtown that allowed us to ride with our dog.

  • Walter
    Nov. 17, 2019
    Great Place

    Have stayed here before and very pet friendly, good breakfast and have a free shuttle to downtown and other sites.

  • Darrin
    Oct. 10, 2019
    Will go again

    First stay here and can say they care about their facility room was clean grounds well maintained and they have a good area for the dogs to play off leash at the front desk they have jars of treats for the fur babies. The people that we interacted with was very friendly. Didn't get to use the pool on this trip but did look at it and it was very inviting. We will be going back again very soon.

  • Loretta
    Oct. 7, 2019
    Loved this place!

    Awesome place to stay with your pet! They made it very convenient for you to take your dog out to do his thing. The little enclosed area was really nice and just across from the pet friendly rooms. The breakfast was awesome! The fellow serving breakfast was very nice and even remembered us from the day before. Nice selection for breakfast too! The menu even changed the 2 days we stayed there. Highly recommend this place and will definitely stay there again!

  • Kendall
    Oct. 3, 2019
    Great for dogs

    Too much smoking outside of designated smoking areas for non-smoking humans

  • Gracie
    Sep. 24, 2019
    Nice place

    Nice pet area, clean and convenient, if stay there again.

  • Sally
    Aug. 14, 2019
    Great staff

    I made a mistake with my reservation and the staff were so helpful, they even had a list of dog friendly places we could go. We loved it.

  • Ashley
    Jul. 3, 2019

    The lobby is beautiful and staff are super friendly. Clean, spacious rooms. We were put right across from the fenced dog area for ease of access. Left our Golden in the room a few times for dips in the large pool and while we took the complimentary shuttle downtown for drinks and some nightlife. Breakfast in the morning was delicious! Would definitely stay again!

  • Marta
    Jul. 1, 2019
    Awesome Hotel

    I stayed one night with my dog, Luna, We had a wonderful stay. The staff is the friendliest hotel staff I have ever encountered. Every single employee I encountered was attentive and friendly. Great fenced in doggie are with a beautiful oak tree and benches (off leash)and a large grass area to walk around (on leash) HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

  • Debra
    Mar. 16, 2019
    A true dog friendly hotel

    We spent One night in this hotel with our two dogs, a 90 pound Doberman and a 60 pound mixed breed. Checking in was a pleasure especially because they had two big jars of treats for the dogs to enjoy. Front desk staff was friendly and informative. The hotel features a small fenced in play yard which came in handy for exercising the dogs. Breakfast was included and we had an outdoor area to sit at with the dogs while we ate. It worked out well because it was nice weather but I can see how if it was raining this might be a problem especially because the door to the patio was an exit only and you had to walk back around to the lobby to go back into the dining area. Overall I would recommend this as a dog friendly place

  • Alexandria
    Jan. 31, 2019
    Great For Dogs!

    We stayed here for about a week. The rooms were always cleaned and the hardwood floor was a plus. We were in a room right across from the big fenced in dog area. Gibbs loved that he could run around each day! It was double gated and had poop bags to clean up. Only thing that was bad was people couldn’t clean up after their dog.

  • Marissa
    Jan. 19, 2019
    Loved the fenced in dog patch

    It's not the closest to St Augustine's historical district but the hotel is nice. The customer service wasn't the best for me and that's the only reason for not getting 5 bones. The room we stayed in was super pet friendly (or baby proofed). It was like they knew we were coming with a wild pup. He really loved the shower and that it had no lip. He was scared of water at the time and would come sneaking in while you showered and lay at the edge. We both loved the little dog patch for them. Would probably watch small dogs off leash in it though. Us people loved being so close to a store and that's the one plus side to being out of the historical district. All in all it was a great first experience for the pup and for us as well.

  • Joy
    Jan. 10, 2019
    Super nice property!

    My husband and I and our mini dachshund Rudy were impressed with the cleanliness and service of this beautifully landscaped hotel. It has a nice large dog run and the front office staff gave Rudy biscuits every day. The free shuttle service saved us the hassle and expense of driving on narrow crowded streets. The hot breakfast is served until 10am weekdays and 11am on weekends. We had a wonderful experience!

  • Justine
    Jan. 3, 2019
    Beautiful Little Dog Park

    This place was beautiful inside and out, the hardwood floors and dog park gave much needed peace of mind! Not to mention seeing all the different pups up early walking around in the morning! Obviously a fan favorite among dog parents !

  • Andrew
    Jul. 14, 2018
    5+ Bones

    There is a big difference between "Pet Friendly" and "Pet Tolerant". Southern Oaks Inn was beyond Pet Friendly! We were greeted with smiles and a list of doggy friendly restaurants, shops, activities, and animal hospitals. Our room was very clean and right next to the dog run/park. Our dogs loved playing in the park and getting a bunch of attention from the workers and other guests. We can't wait to come back!

  • Terry
    More than a year ago

    We booked this hotel through bringfido and I’m so glad we did. The hotel is clean and the staff is very friendly. On checkin we were given a list of dog friendly restaurants and sights. They also had dog biscuits for our fur babies.

    We will come back here again when visiting St. Augustine.

  • Brianna
    More than a year ago
    Great stay!

    Looks newly renovated! Very nice rooms and great breakfast! There's a dog run that was so perfect for our pups! Highly recommend!

  • Oliva
    More than a year ago
    Great place

    Room was nice, fridge and microwave are always welcome. The fenced-in dog park was great. Our Cavalier was so happy to be off lead for the first time in over a week. The breakfast was also very good, We would go there again.

  • Mary B.
    More than a year ago
    Great stay

    Clean and very pretty friendly hotel, fenced yard to play with your dog and nice area

    Close to the historical downtown, 1.5 miles probably

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