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Apalachicola Bay Inn

240 US Highway 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1872
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#4 of 5 hotels in Apalachicola
New Management! Hotel under remodeling. Rancho Inn is a recently-renovated hotel located in the historical coastal town of Apalachicola Joe on Florida's forgotten Gulf Coast, less than 30 minutes from Port St. Joe and, Mexico Beach and 20 minutes from St. George Island. The Rancho Inn sits just 2 miles from Apalachicola downtown with public boat launching facilities, and close to marinas offering fishing charters and waterfront dining. We pride ourselves in cleanliness and good old fashioned friendliness. You will enjoy the home-like feel we try to impart to all our guests. We try to make you feel like you are truly guests in our home. We the owners do live here on the premises. When you are talking to us on the phone, in the office, or on the property you have a 99% chance that you are speaking to an owner. We care what you think of us and our establishment and want you to enjoy the time you spend in our city. If there is anything we can do to make your trip and your stay more pleasurable, please don't hesitate to ask. We no longer have a Swimming Pool on the property.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mike B wrote a review Jul 2021
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On the road trip back from Madeira Beach we stopped to stay over in Apalachicola. We decided to stay at the Apalachicola Bay Inn, the place had been updated somewhat and was very clean. The staff was very friendly and we got a good night's rest .
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Penny C wrote a review Mar 2021
Macon, Georgia1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is an older hotel but extremely clean. Did not see any dust in our room which is unusual in a hotel. The check in area was very clean which is always a great sign to me on how the rooms are kept. The bed slept very well. Linens were fresh and clean. The owner goes out of his way to make your stay as perfect as possible. Wonderful hospitality! We will definitely stay her again!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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RJ S wrote a review Mar 2021
Boston, Massachusetts250 contributions119 helpful votes
Apalachicola's a great little town, but you pay an arm and a leg to be right downtown. This place is just a short drive out of town on the main drag, and the budget savings make it well worthwhile. It was worn but clean and comfortable.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
FL Barbie wrote a review Jun 2020
Gonzalez, Florida1 contribution2 helpful votes
If you want a nice quiet old south place to vacation with no stress, this is the place. The kind folks that manage & run this place are the owners so they really care about their customers. Friendly helpful people , nicely decorated, renovated rooms. Would definitely stay here again!! ☺️
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada12 contributions4 helpful votes
We arrived to room that smelled musty and the pool while advertised prominently in the listing, was in a permanent state of closure for maintenance. In fact the maintenance sign was permanent affixed even though the pool looked beautiful. It gave the impression that it was a marketing trap. I wonder when this pool will ever be open ? Not a word from management on this either. Overall a poor experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$104 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apalachicola Bay Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Apalachicola Bay Inn?
Nearby attractions include Orman House Historic State Park (0.8 km), The Raney House Museum (0.9 km), and Apalachicola Maritime Museum (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apalachicola Bay Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a convenience store.
Which room amenities are available at Apalachicola Bay Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Apalachicola Bay Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apalachicola Bay Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe, Apalachicola Chocolate and Coffee Company, and Owl Cafe.
Is Apalachicola Bay Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Apalachicola.
Are there any historical sites close to Apalachicola Bay Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape St George Lighthouse (14.0 km).