This was our first trip to Apalachicola and it was like stepping back in time -- a quaint, small fishing town and very laid back. We stayed at the Coombs House Inn in the Sandpiper room for three nights. Our room was on the second floor at the end of the hall, which was a good location. There is a moderate amount of traffic around the inn and I think it was a little more quiet on the 2nd floor. There are a couple of nice porches on the back of the house with plenty of comfy furniture. The room itself was about average for a B&B, but we felt a little cramped as the room has lots of furniture and not much available space for guests to use. The bathrooom had no space at all for our toiletries, so we ended up keeping them in their cases and keeping the cases on the floor. There was no bathtub, but the extra-sized shower was nice. The A/C had a main control for the second floor, and they kept it on 72 degrees (no thermostat in the room). The inn offers freshly baked cookies, coffee and tea in the afternoons and has a wine reception on the weekends from 6-7 p.m. The breakfasts were nice, with the typical continental offering of cereals, store-bought muffins and bagels, yogurt, etc. Each morning we were served a casserole-type food. We loved the bicycles, which were always available when we wanted to use them. They also have a tandem bicycle, which was a lot of fun. There are beach towels and chairs available (free) for trips to St. George Island. The staff was friendly and helpful. The inn is within walking distance to all the town's restaurants and shops, so we only used our car to go to St. George Island. There is a Piggly Wiggly grocery store a couple of blocks away, if you need to purchase wine (a nice selection) or picnic provisions (they carry Boars Head meats and cheeses). We would return to the Coombs House on a next trip to Apalach. The best alternative I saw around town was the Waterfront Marina - but it is a totally different type accommodation. I would def. choose the Coombs House over the Gibson Inn because of the location - the Gibson is right at the bridge to St. George's Island, where there is much more traffic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury boutique Inn near the beach. The Coombs House Inn is a luxurious Florida Bed and Breakfast consisting of three elegant Historic Victorian Mansions located between Pensacola and Tampa on the unspoiled Gulf Coast known as "Florida's Forgotten Coast." For 20 years our visitors have returned to our relaxing, romantic accommodations for a quiet alternative to typical Florida hotels. Less than 2 hours from Panama City Beach and Tallahassee, the historic, picturesque seaside village of Apalachicola is adjacent to the pristine white beaches of St. George Island, and near Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach and WindMark Beach in Port St. Joe. Walk or bike to nearby boutique shops, museums, art galleries, and waterfront cafe's serving fresh local seafood and famous Apalachicola oysters served 28 different ways. Tour our 4-star guest suites furnished with European antiques, original oil paintings and oriental carpets on gleaming hardwood floors. All 23 rooms have private baths (7 with romantic whirlpool massage spas), complementary hi-speed internet, in-room Starbucks coffee and flat screen cable TVs. Several 2 to 3 room suites are available, some with kitchenettes and private verandas, perfect for family vacations, bridal wedding parties, girl's getaways and pets. From complementary gourmet breakfasts to afternoon teas and evening wine tastings, view our complete list of amenities and learn more about our unique area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coombs House Hotel Apalachicola