We stayed at the Gibson Inn in February and really enjoyed it. Guests need to keep in mind that it is an historic inn, so you do hear sounds through the walls (like the plumbing) and the dining room was noisy with a private party. However, they all cleared out by 10 and the rest of the night was extremely quiet. We stayed in a king room which was large, clean, and had a lot of character with hardwood floors, and a claw foot tub. The window did open to an interior space, but it was an open air veranda. Yes, closet space and luggage storage space were lacking, and there wasn't much shelf space for tolietries. I wondered what the early travelers did? What we got in return was a bar with beer for $1.75, that went down to $1.25 at happy hour (enjoyed sitting in the sun on the outdoor porch), a friendly welcome, and an excellent breakfast (a little expensive) in the beautiful dining room. We didn't eat dinner there due to the private party, but walked to Boss Oyster. (If you want good seafood in a very casual atmosphere, that's the place! The oysters on the half shell were the best ever. ) So, I think the Gibson Inn is what you make of it. If you expect the Crown Plaza or want to be pampered, you will be disappointed, but if you want a taste of history and old time travel, it's a unique experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gibson Hotel Apalachicola