My wife and I made a second trip to Apalachicola and the Gibson Inn recently. Just like our first trip a couple of years ago, this one was equally terrific. The 2nd floor king suite with direct access to the porch is now our favorite room.
As usual the staff made us feel welcome and comfortable.
PJ was very helpful with some of our inquiries. Plus the dinning at Avenue Sea......David & Ryann.......we love what you have done with the menu!
This part of Florida is truly the "forgotten coast". I encourage anyone to visit now before it gets over run with resorts. And while you are there......you just got to have those wonderful oysters.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Gibson Hotel Apalachicola