If you love old historic inns - the Gibson is a perfect stay! Beautiful dark wood floors throughout, wood clapboard interior walls giving it a ship feel, 4 poster beds, etc. etc. Really lovely, very well maintained, very spacious for an older inn. Bathrooms are in excellent shape. Nice bar downstairs. Front desk is very sweet. Price is quite good between $115-$130-ish. Both queen and king beds available for about $10-15 difference.
The one negative is that it sits in the middle of a forked intersection and so has roads on almost three sides - one of them fairly major. If you end up in a room facing the highway - it can be pretty loud with car noise. Also, the reviews that talk about the river views are wrong. You are 2-3 blocks off the water and it can only be seen in the distance.
Still its a very lovely place.
- Also Known As:
- Gibson Hotel Apalachicola
- Gibson Hotel
- 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