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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 2014
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed staying in this hotel. It's very nice, clean. We liked it's design and atmosphere (classic). But staff doesn't seem to care much about their guests. They didn't explain us breakfast hours well, so we came 15 minutes before breakfast was over, and they had already cleaned everything. We asked for a little snack at least, but the lady... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Gibson Inn mainly because the room was available. We got the King Suite which was very large and comfortable. The Inn is old and needs some quality maintenance, but is quite a beautiful place. Wish they would upgrade the details (finish work, fit of the door, etc) to make it match the price and the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently spent two nights at the Gibson Inn. Love the staff, the location and the history of the building, but the hotel needs some updating. The beds are very uncomfortable. Bathroom could use a better shower head too. And all hotels need to get rid of those plastic cups in plastic liners. If you have a kitchen and a dishwasher... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I also love the Gibson Inn, we've stayed a few times. But goodness gracious folks, please, I am begging you, please get with one of your terrific local chefs and ask them to consult with you on some breakfast ideas. Perhaps it could even be a voucher to a restaurant that is open for breakfast. That being said the Gibson... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Apalachacola to see if Oysters fresh from the bay were any different than those we get in Venice, FL. They ARE!! We discovered much, much more. The town of Apalachacola is walkable and has many excellent restaurants. Many old style southern homes with surrounding poarches. A gem that is worth returning to again and again. The gem... More

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Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed at the Gibson around Xmas and I returned with my husband & dogs in April. Stayed in the same "pet friendly" room. The large second story porch gives this inn a very old fashioned feel; the dogs loved it. The room was cozy but comfortable. The bathroom was updated and clean. We would visit again. Be aware that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Not knowing much about this area before leaving Atlanta, we had a great time. The front desk night staff(I hope I get the names correct) Kimberly and Lynn were the best. Mark the bartender made awesome drinks and was nice to look at. The rooms were nice and everyone I went into were setup differently. We would stay there again... More

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Albany, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Cannot complain about much with our stay at the Gibson. Very nice for the price and the location can't be topped. Had a nice stay with the In Laws (First trip to the area) and we brought our small child. He loved breakfast outside on the porch. Bar and restaurant was convenient as well. Downtown Apalach is a great place... More

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Buford, Georgia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed at Gibson Inn this past weekend and left very sleepy and disappointed. Between the noise from the room above us and the extremely loud air conditioner we slept very little. I expected the rooms to be a little dated due to the age of the building but I think some renovation is overdue. Rocking on the porch was the... More

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Granbury TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Gibson Inn is a beautiful old Inn. That being said, the noise level of logging trucks, local loud pick-ups, creaky floors and staff right below our room smoking was a turn off to us. And on top of that, a 1 1/2 hour Septic Pumping Truck right below us, I am afraid to say, once is enough. There were... More

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Address: 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Gibson Hotel Apalachicola

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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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