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Rancho Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Crescent City, Florida
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We have been to Apalachicola many times but this was our first time staying at Rancho Inn. What a pleasant surprise. Seemed like it had been recently remodeled. It was very clean. Bed was comfy. Medium sized flat screen TV. Room included microwave, fridge and coffee maker. Extremely fast internet service. Only thing missing was breakfast.

2Thank Bob-Susan
Lucedale, Mississippi
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had never stayed here before and this was a bang for our buck on booking.com. No smell of cigarette smoke. Everything else was booked so we booked here. I recommend if you like value!!! It had a desk and two comfortable club chairs.

2Thank Helen1950
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I came here on recommendations from Trip Advisor and it was great! Low key, great price and exactly what we needed! Refrigerator and microwave in room. Cable television and close to downtown. Well done Trip Advisor! The only thing we needed was more pillows.

2Thank Rachel W
St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The owner was very nice and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, very basic. Room included fridge, microwave and coffee maker. I couldn't find a blanket, (it was hiding in the bottom drawer) and the owner brought me one a minute later.

2Thank MrsOliveira
Washington, Indiana
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Frankly, I think we got the last room in town because we were just passing through. I was worried about the negative reviews, but meeting the owner made all the difference. There has been renovations and he tries so hard to please and have high standards. The room was clean and the beds were excellent, which is a priority for...

2Thank jlr72
Staunton, Virginia
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Those are from a different owner/operator. The Inn is convenient, well-appointed, spotlessly clean, and the best bargain in Apalachicola. I've stayed at the other comparable hotels and this one is hands-down the best deal.

4Thank Dwane2000
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I spent 3 nights at the beginning of February at the Rancho Inn, after several weeks of renting a newly refurbished house on Saint George Island. I feared that it would be difficult to transition to a motel, but the Rancho turned out to be an excellent place to stay. The king room was large and very comfortable, with an...

1Thank beachwalker431
Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Stayed at the Rancho Inn 2/1 and highly recommend it. Our room was large and very clean, updated, and came with fridge, microwave, and coffee pot/coffee, as well as cable tv with lots & lots of channels. The room was also very quiet even though our unit was right next to the street. The owner is very nice and clearly...

1Thank RamblingVoyager
Reviewed 12 January 2016

The hotel is older but they're doing a lot of updates. It's not a Hilton but a good clean room. There isn't a view of the bay but we didn't spend much time at the hotel except to sleep and watch tv after a day on the beach at St. George. It has a decent pool and location.

Thank Sherri S
Hoover, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Suitable VRBO and Airbnb places were booked over a holiday weekend and we ended up here based on reviews. Inexpensive but rooms and grounds are clean and neat. Staff very friendly and helpful. Not a scenic place to stay but we were planning to stay busy in Apalachicola and SGI so it didn't matter that much. Clean bathroom and comfortable,...

1Thank Jerry M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Management! Hotel under remodeling. Rancho Inn is a recently-renovated hotel located in the historical coastal town of Apalachicola Joe on Florida's forgotten Gulf Coast, less than 30 minutes from Port St. Joe and, Mexico Beach and 20 minutes form St. George Island. The Rancho Inn sits just 2 miles form Apalachicola downtown with public boat launching facilities, and close to marinas offering fishing charters and waterfront dining. We pride ourselves in cleanliness and good old fashioned friendliness. You will enjoy the home like feel we try to impart to all our guests. We try to make you feel like you are truly guests in our home. We the owners do live here on the premises. When you are talking to us on the phone, in the office or on the property you have a 99% chance that you are speaking to an owner. We care what you think of us and our establishment and want you to enjoy the time you spend in our city. If there is anything we can do to make your trip and your stay more pleasurable, Please don't hesitate to ask. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Inn

Address: 240 US Highway 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1872
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Price Range: £68 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rancho Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Be advised that this hotel has two stories and no elevator, so if you want to stay here, make your reservations early, and be sure to ask for ground floor if climbing the stairs with suitcases is not your thing!”
169betsyf, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“economical, clean, close to town”
PhilH39, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“accessibility, big rooms, helpful and friendly, safe area”
295margiew, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very clean rooms.”
DaleandSheila, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I connected to wifi but it was very slow - wound up using my AT&T data plan.”
DalTexN, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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