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Travel: Arrrghably the best deal in St. Augustine!

March 19, 2007

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Chers Amis,

Here is my travel tip of the day … week . . .Oh,never mind. I never know when I will post again, but here is a great travel find at anytime.  Caution:  If you are used to the Ritz-Carleton and swanky is your middle name,this is NOT for you.  If however you have a car, van, cargo van or bus load of pirates,   the Pirate Haus Inn and Hostel in historic St. Augustine would be perfect.  Any place with the motto, "Giant Squid: It’s what’s for dinner," unlimited cinnamon pancakes made to order for breakfast, and bunk beds for the kids is my kind of place. Think European hostel for families one block from the water, one block from the cathedral and an owner that dresses up as a pirate for historical reenactments. It brought back memories of my days as a broke, but adventurous student treking through Europe- but tamer. We found the Pirate Haus through Frommer On-line,stayed there two years ago and loved it.  We stayed in the Map room (see the site) and paid only $52/nite.  Yup. $52.  They don’t charge for children under 13!!!  All the guests share a common living room, kitchen and patio. They have Wi-Fi free and limited free Internet for guests.  Pippin adored the pirate toys in the living room and just had to wear his pirate PJ’s.  Breakfast is free unlimited pancakes made by the owner each morning.  Eating space is family style around a small table or in the common area, but where else will you find pancakes made with your name on them or winking pirate faces.  The location couldn’t be better.  The Hilton (for the swanky crowd) is next door for $200/nite. Not in my budget 🙂 Only the parking could be improved – a tiny lawn next to the building, but it is Free too. Hard to complain about that when parking at the Hilton is $18/nite extra. Try the Pirate Haus.  You’ll like it, landlubbers.

–Marjorie

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2007 8:06 pm

    How fun! I don’t care where I stay if it is clean. You can’t really beat that price.

  2. April 13, 2007 10:29 am

    What a deal! I’ve been dying to visit St Augustine, and now I know where to stay when I do! Thanks.

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