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Gibson Inn

51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, FL 32320
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Gibson Inn
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Apalachicola
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Demorest, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been going to Apalachicola for almost 20 years and always stay at the Gibson Inn and always get the same room. We love the charm of the place, love sitting on the porch after dinner. Woue stay as anywhere else.

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Panama City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved a lot of what the Gibson Inn had to offer. The staff was friendly and the room was nice. We did not eat at the bar or the restaraunt but everything else was nice. I do however think some things could be improved. Wifi was awful. It needed to be stronger. Bathrooms are nice but a curved shower curtain... More

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Orlando, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent road trip we booked in for one night - on arrival the staff were friendly and welcoming. The older pieces of furniture dotted about help retain the charm of this historic bed & breakfast and the lobby genuinely reflects the image of an old country house of the Victorian era. Our bedroom was not very big (Which... More

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Constantia, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Inn transports one back to a gracious Victorian era. There are beautiful wood finishes, spacious rooms and quality bathrooms. We loved Apalachicola, especially the abundance of oysters and its old world laid back charm. It's unspoiled, we saw dolphins and pelicans in the bay, and enjoyed the museum devoted to Dr John Gorrie who discovered the process of Refridgeration

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Nashville, Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our tenth year staying at the Gibson Inn. My favorite thing about it is the vibe. It's not fancy but it's got amazing Victorian sea-town character. This place is laid back in an authentic way that reflects the old-Florida culture of the town itself. The innkeeper Sharon is a total pro and so nice. The housekeeping staff is... More

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cape cod
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84 reviews 84 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice room with a four poster bed in a funky town in the panhandle. It was somewhat expensive.Traveling alone, the romantic aspects of the room were wasted on me. There are some good restaurants in town. Spent the night there and explored the town the next morning. Lots of history there from when cotton was king.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to "get away" for the week. He'd already stayed at the Gibson Inn but it was my first time. The hotel itself maintains a dreamy, bedroom community that's traditional and timeless. I have to mention Kimberly who went above and beyond expectations in every way from making sure all our needs were met to even... More

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Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
25 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was our first time to stay, however our friends have stayed here 5 times and told us we had to GO!! So glad we took their advise. Kimberly checked us in and helped us map out resturants and places to visit. Very nice room with a king size bed and comfortable. The following morning agent Cynthia, over a cup... More

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Rocky Point, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the Gibson Inn so much last year we drove an extra 6 hours to stay here this year and we were not disappointed. We even had the same room and the bed was so comfy after the long drive. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. This pet friendly inn even has a resident "house" cat (Salem) who... More

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Watertown, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Our second visit in two years. I love it's presence as you come down off the causeway! Sooooo inviting! And pet friendly to boot. Even tho, the pet families quarters are on the back back of the Inn, each room was quite charming. Very clean and tidy. All the staff were lovely. The bar tender even brought me my glass... More

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Additional Information about Gibson Inn

Also Known As:
Gibson Hotel Apalachicola
Gibson Hotel
Address: 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Apalachicola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gibson Inn is a fine example of Florida "Cracker" Architecture. This was the style of wood frame structure used widely in the 19th and early 20th century in Florida. These homes and businesses are characterized by metal roofs, raised floors, high ceilings, center hallways, and large wrap around porches. A widows walk and cupola crown the tin roof, all a reflection of the area's steamboat past. Built in 1907 of native heart pine and black cypress, the inn soon became known as a first class luxury hotel and was the only one between Pensacola and Jacksonville heated entirely by steam. Now listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Many of the 30 guest rooms are uniquely appointed with authentic antique furnishings, cable TV, telephone, and wireless internet. Each guest room has its own full private bath. ... more   less 

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