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“Very relaxing and perfect location” 4 of 5 stars
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76 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320   |  
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DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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“Very relaxing and perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We had a very relaxing and quite evening. Please see comments below.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

First let me say that I usually can find something to say as a negative -even minor. But this time is the FIRST time ever that I can not find a negative. The Consulate Suites is amazing! We stayed at the Ambassador suite. Our hope was that the suite would be comfortable for my husband and I and our two young sons and also still be close to town. This place was very comfortable but what blew me away was the loving care that the owners have shown the suites. Wow. The architecture was restored to appropriate time period of when the Grady Building was first constructed along w/ lovely antiques! The exposed brick throughout is lovely! There is a little library sitting area with lots of good books and the kitchen is gourmet kitchen all the way! I only wish we had stayed in more and cooked some more! The beds were very comfy and there were plenty of towels and sheets etc. They do not skimp on household 'stuff' as some rentals do. They provide little shampoo soaps, lotion etc. like a hotel. (bring your own hairdryer). There is dvd player also in the family room. The master has TV also. They have an Ipod docker music player as well. Parking is right out front. Downstairs are cool shops /boutiques. The place was exceptionally clean. I HIGHLY recommend this place and we do plan to return in the summer!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

We stayed in the Attache Suite! Large, spacious room with a great private balcony for an after dinner cigar! We'll be back!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

We stayed in the Attache for a weekend on our way to Siesta Key. We chose to stay in Apalachicola because of it's convenience to both Cape San Blas and St. George Island, with quaint small town convenience. Our suite was large with a living room open to a kitchen, a separate bedroom, bath, and (gasp!) even a laundry room. The bed was very comfortable and I was surprised to find they even had a sleep machine in the bedroom. The hardwood floors, brick walls, and high ceilings add character you don't find in typical hotels and made it feel like home. The kitchen was nicely supplied, including a Cuisinart coffee maker and organic coffee. The bathroom was nice, but with a pedestal sink it would have been nice to have a counter/cabinet to hold typical women's beauty tools (hair dryer, flat iron, make up bag, etc.). It also needed an extra towel hook to hang a second used towel on, and a higher pressure shower head would have been nice, but those are small items that can easily be dealt with. The suite was very clean and convenient to restaurants & shops. (Please note that restaurants close at 9pm (ET) on Saturday night in this town!) The Attache is the last room on the hall, which gives it more privacy than the others. (Although the pictures of the others look beautiful, too.) It also has it's own balcony and a back entrance/exit through the garden, which is lush and beautiful. The bay is across the street where we watched dolphins jumping out of the water. We considered staying at a local bed & breakfast, but forced socialization was not what we were looking for on this trip, preferring privacy and quietude instead - which we received and appreciated. It's character, cleanliness, and understated elegance made this a winner and I give it an overall A-. (It would have been an A+ if not due to those small issues and some ants on the kitchen counter). I recommend it highly.

Room Tip: The Attache is last room in hall and private.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

The Consulate Suites were the best place to stay for a relaxing four-day vacation. The suite is impeccably clean and comfortable. It allowed us the space we needed to enjoy a laid-back, drive-to vacation spot within walking distance to shops and restaurants.. The restored architectural features of the Attache Suite provided a unique ambiance to our stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Walker, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

We tried the Consulate based on reviews in TripAdvisor and were well satisfied! Some of the docks are located directly across the street from the Consulate and it's a block or 2 walk to many, many restaurants and the main street area. Very convenient. You won't find such a fine selection of fresh seafood restaurants anywhere!

We were walking down the streets one night, trying to decide where to have supper, and instead ended up spending the night enjoying the Dixie Theater's "Blues In The Lot". We were probably the only non-locals in the place but we enjoyed the music greatly and also the chance to take part in something distinctly local in a historical, old theater.

Our "Port Captain" unit was very nice with a full compliment of furniture and kitchenware. This unit is starting to show a minor amount of wear but that's a very minor complaint. The Port Captain unit has 1 bedroom with queen bed, bathroom with shower, living room/kitchen and a small laundry room with washer/dryer which was nice for us. We had been travelling for 2 weeks and took advantage of the chance to run some clothes through the washer each night.

Cleaning crew shows up around 10:00 am, but otherwise never spotted any staff. No office or lobby.

I look forward to coming back.

Minor negatives:

Pets evidently are allowed - loud dog barking in one of the other units.

I wouldn't recommend this place if you have difficulty with long flights of stairs.

One side note - a gentleman in town told me that the owner of Consulate Suites passed away in December 2009 but his wife and family will continue to operate it.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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63 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our rather spontaneous one night stay at the Consulate Suites. We contacted Virginia by phone from the road, booked the Attache Suite and arrived late that evening to find it was beautifully appointed room - more like a luxury apartment - with a garden terrace attached. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, amenities quality and everything about our stay was a delight. The town itself is charming and walkable with great shops and restaurants. Higly recommend a visit to Apalachicola and a stay at the Consulate Suites.

  • Liked — Size and quality of the suite
  • Disliked — Difficulty accssing the lockbox at night to obtain the key to let ourselves in
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 76 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Apalachicola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 beautiful suites located on the Apalachicola River. Each suite offers full kitchen, laundry room, flat screen TV's, Blu-Ray player, personal wifi, and balconies with great views. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the Consulate. During your stay we do not offer daily housekeeping but if you find you need something or have any maintenance concerns you may contact us bye phone or the Grady Market is open from 10:00 to 5:30; someone there can contact the appropriate person to take care of your request or concerns. We look forward to having you as our guest. ... more   less 
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Consulate Hotel Apalachicola

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