Hotel Ponce de León

St Augustine

Ornate tower and details of Ponce de Leon hotel now Flagler college built Henry Flagler in St Augustine Florida; 
Hotel Ponce de León
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This striking former luxury hotel, built in the 1880s, is now the world's most gorgeous dormitory, belonging to Flagler College, who purchased and saved it in 1967. Guided tours are recommended to get a sense of the detail and history of this magnificent Spanish Renaissance building. At the very least, take a peek inside the lobby for free.

Tours are occasionally cancelled for college functions: check the website for details.