This was our second stay at The Coombs. It is a very pretty old Inn, that does need some deep cleaning and updating. It bills itself as a luxurious B&B, we did not find it to be so. We were greeted warmly upon arrival by the new inn keeper. He offered to help us with our bags, which we declined. I was surprised when he then just pointed up the stairs toward our room, instead of showing us up and showing us how things work. I stayed downstairs while my husband went and got our bags and only then, did I over hear the innkeeper tell some others how to operate the TV remotes and the internet code. Speaking of the internet, it is pretty much non-existent, if you could connect, it would be okay for a few minutes, then so slow, you couldn't do anything. Perhaps with everyone have mobile devices these days, they need to upgrade their system. The TV in the room was a very small one and when you sat in bed to watch (which was pretty much the only option), the post on the bed would block half of the screen. The sheets were pretty pilled and need replacing. The old, dusty silk flower arrangements in the hallways and room need to be cleaned of thrown out. The bed was comfortable, but I am glad I travel with earplugs because the room noise it pretty loud and our room did not even face the busy road. The breakfast was nice, but nothing outstanding. The servings were pretty small. The homemade hot dishes were good, but it just seemed like they were trying to get by with "good enough". The fruit was the frozen fruit you sometimes get in some hotels, with a few fresh berries thrown in. The homemade muffins were good, but they had the same "everything" bagels each morning. I personally don't care for those at breakfast and would prefer a plain or wheat bagel, or perhaps some toast. There was no toaster to toast the bagels either. I also felt that for a "luxurious" Inn they could have had some tea of better quality. They seem to be trying to scrimp and cut corners. While there was a large selection of tea bags, when steeped, they had very little flavor. The inn keepers were very friendly and helpful and the bikes you can borrow and ride around the town are a nice touch. After looking at other options in Apalach, I do think this is the best choice, I just think they need to update and spruce up a bit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxury boutique Inn near the beach. The Coombs House Inn is a luxurious Florida Bed and Breakfast consisting of three elegant Historic Victorian Mansions located between Pensacola and Tampa on the unspoiled Gulf Coast known as "Florida's Forgotten Coast." For 20 years our visitors have returned to our relaxing, romantic accommodations for a quiet alternative to typical Florida hotels. Less than 2 hours from Panama City Beach and Tallahassee, the historic, picturesque seaside village of Apalachicola is adjacent to the pristine white beaches of St. George Island, and near Cape San Blas, Mexico Beach and WindMark Beach in Port St. Joe. Walk or bike to nearby boutique shops, museums, art galleries, and waterfront cafe's serving fresh local seafood and famous Apalachicola oysters served 28 different ways. Tour our 4-star guest suites furnished with European antiques, original oil paintings and oriental carpets on gleaming hardwood floors. All 23 rooms have private baths (7 with romantic whirlpool massage spas), complementary hi-speed internet, in-room Starbucks coffee and flat screen cable TVs. Several 2 to 3 room suites are available, some with kitchenettes and private verandas, perfect for family vacations, bridal wedding parties, girl's getaways and pets. From complementary gourmet breakfasts to afternoon teas and evening wine tastings, view our complete list of amenities and learn more about our unique area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coombs House Hotel Apalachicola