Pair of St. Augustine Inns Among Top 25 B&Bs in Nation

Tripadvisor's 2023 list names Cape Cod inn the top. See who else made the Top 25.
The Cedar House Inn in St. Augustine
The Cedar House Inn combines the elegance of the Victorian Era with 21st century amenities. Facebook photo

The Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod has been ranked No. 1 on Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list of the country’s top B&Bs and inns. Two inns in St. Augustine were the only Florida establishments among the top 25.

Based on reviews and ratings gathered from travelers worldwide on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period, the awards recognize the top traveler-favorite locations, lodging options, restaurants, and more. Winners of the Best of the Best award are among the top 1% of Tripadvisor listings, making them the top picks of tourists in 2023.

The Candleberry Inn is a boutique bed & breakfast that has won numerous awards. It is situated in Brewster, the historic center of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Beautifully designed rooms with modern private bathrooms, central air conditioning, and HDTVs are also available. Each morning, have a sumptuous multi-course gourmet breakfast. The Candleberry Inn is ideally located in the heart of a traditional Cape Cod community for visiting the region.

The two Florida inns selected are The Cedar House Inn (No. 4) and St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast (No. 13), both located in St. Augustine.

“We are so thankful to all of our guests who have left us reviews on TripAdvisor,” said Marco DiDomizio, co-owner of the Candleberry Inn. “We feel like it gives our future guests a more multifaceted viewpoint on what it’s like to stay at the Candleberry Inn. Our goal is always to serve our guests at the highest level. What a privilege it has been to do that.”

“Congratulations to the 2023 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best winners,” said John Boris, Chief Growth Officer at Tripadvisor. “Ranking among the Best of the Best demonstrates that you have provided exemplary experiences to those who matter most: your guests. With changing expectations, continued labor shortages, and rising costs, this is no easy feat, and I am continually impressed with the hospitality industry’s resilience and ability to adapt.”

Here are the Top 25 inns and B&Bs, according to Tripadvistor:

  1. Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod (Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts)
  2. Captain David Kelley House (Centerville, Cape Cod, Massachusetts)
  3. The Blue Horse Inn (Woodstock, Vermont)
  4. The Cedar House Inn (St. Augustine, Florida)
  5. The Welsh Hills Inn (Granville, Ohio)
  6. Camden Windward House (Camden, Maine
  7. Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast (Americus, Georgia
  8. Inn on Turner (Beaufort, North Carolina)
  9. Cedar Crest Lodge (Pleasanton, Kansas
  10. Captain Freeman Inn (Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  11. Inn at Woodhaven (Louisville, Kentucky
  12. Descanso Gay Men’s Resort (Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, California)
  13. St. Francis Inn Bed and Breakfast (St. Augustine, Florida)
  14. The White Moose Inn (Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia
  15. Gazebo Inn Ogunquit (Ogunquit, Maine)
  16. Historic Oak Hill Inn (Natchez, Mississippi)
  17. Aldrich Guest House (Galena, Illinois
  18. Sea Street Inn (Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts)
  19. Queen Vic Guest House (Provincetown, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  20. The Trellis House (Ogunquit, Maine)
  21. 1899 Wright Inn and Carriage House (Asheville, North Carolina)
  22. Solomons Victorian Inn (Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland)
  23. Almondy Inn (Newport, Rhode Island)
  24. The Featherbed Inn (Waitsfield, Vermont)
  25. Four Oaks Inn (Camden, South Carolina)

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