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“great old place”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gibson Inn

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Gibson Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Apalachicola
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Fernandina Beach Fl
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88 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“great old place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Over a hundred years old but well maintained.Just basic . A comfortable bed, good airconditioning. Small bathroom, with the only sink in the room. No frills but very pleasant staff. price is low but remember it is just your basic old Inn. We were there on a friday night and the bar and poarch were filled with locals who couldn't have been nicer. A real great old bar room. A very simple continental type breakfast but we didn't try the restaurant for dinner; it loked nice.Good place to start your tour of the historic district but about a half hour from the beach at the state Park. Would go there again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chapmansboro, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

We were staying on St. George Island when Hurricane Isaac came for a visit. We were evacuated and decided to stay in the Gibson Inn until the evacuation was lifted. We found the Inn to be very confortable and relaxing. The staff were helpful in helping us get settled. Such a relaxing place some of our group stayed there instead of going back to St. George Island. Would go back and visit Apalachicola and the Gibson Inn. Loved the ghost stories. We even have a few stories of our own.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed at the Gibson Inn by chance and found it to be a great place to relax. My son could walk to the fishing pier and the double front porch was terrific. The hotel smells of wood and lemon oil and brought back great memories for me of my great grandmother's house. The staff was very pleasant and the rooms nicely decorated and very comfortable. I highly recommend the Gibson Inn for anyone traveling through the panhandle of Florida.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Adel, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

My daughter and I took a weekend trip. We wanted to visit St. Joseph State park because of the wonderful beach and kayaking in St. Joe bay. We stayed at the Gibson and loved it! It was relaxing, clean and friendly.

Room Tip: no pool or restaurant - within walking distance of really good restaurants
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

My wife and I have had the pleasure of staying at the Gibson Inn on three occasions.
Rooms are of superior quality.
Bar and staff were great.
Food very good.
Only draw back was that you had to park on the street.
Can't wait for our next visit.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

We just spent a week at the Gibson Inn and it was incredible. Sharon and Sue at guest registration were especially helpful (the entire staff is fabulous). Betsy at the lovely bar is interesting and fun. The little bar spills out onto the verandah on Friday nights. Guests should come prepared to meet people from all over and all equally friendly. The housekeeping staff attended to all our needs quickly and with southern hospitality. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed the stay only that we cannot wait to go back.

Larry and Sandy

Room Tip: We have stayed at the Gibson several times and have had friends and family join us in other rooms...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Tallahassee, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2012

This was our first time staying at the Gibson Inn. It was a nice old inn/hotel. We had a third floor corner room. The room was nice. The walls are thin and with our room being on a busy street, well it was loud. There is no longer a resturant at the inn, the bar is nice but not much going on in there. Overall it was a good weekend and a nice inn, nothing super special but still nice.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gibson Inn

Property: Gibson Inn
Address: 51 Avenue C, Apalachicola, FL 32320-2306
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Apalachicola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gibson Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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