Pros: Fresh hot full breakfast--nothing fancy; good location close to historic homes, walks and downtown; friendly staff, historic property.
Cons: Although the Coombs House Inn is prominently featured in many respected publications, it feels as if they are resting on past laurels. The house has undeniable architectural charm but our room furnishings were not consistently above average. It seems like the owners tried to maximize profits and have as many beds/baths as possible. The small breakfast kitchen is next to the dining room which resulted in strong cooking smells on day 2. Breakfast lacked any variety in cereals & no breads/toast were present although I'm sure the staff would have accommodated requests. Our 1st night (Wilson room) bathroom was tiny and the water pressure was low, like light rain. The room was off a main street (for a small town). 2nd night in Hemingway "Jacuzzi" suite was disappointing. Bedding was stale and the room over a garage lacked a defined conceptual decor with materials and construction well below average for the price. Beds were very firm in both rooms and street noise in the Hemingway was high. I will give them their due but I would like to try other places in town, although the Coombs may likely turn out to be one of the better places in Apalachicola.
- 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