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“Perfect for a leisurely get-a-way!”
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Consulate Suites
Reviewed 18 September 2010

The Consulate Suites were the best place to stay for a relaxing four-day vacation. The suite is impeccably clean and comfortable. It allowed us the space we needed to enjoy a laid-back, drive-to vacation spot within walking distance to shops and restaurants.. The restored architectural features of the Attache Suite provided a unique ambiance to our stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2010

We tried the Consulate based on reviews in TripAdvisor and were well satisfied! Some of the docks are located directly across the street from the Consulate and it's a block or 2 walk to many, many restaurants and the main street area. Very convenient. You won't find such a fine selection of fresh seafood restaurants anywhere!

We were walking down the streets one night, trying to decide where to have supper, and instead ended up spending the night enjoying the Dixie Theater's "Blues In The Lot". We were probably the only non-locals in the place but we enjoyed the music greatly and also the chance to take part in something distinctly local in a historical, old theater.

Our "Port Captain" unit was very nice with a full compliment of furniture and kitchenware. This unit is starting to show a minor amount of wear but that's a very minor complaint. The Port Captain unit has 1 bedroom with queen bed, bathroom with shower, living room/kitchen and a small laundry room with washer/dryer which was nice for us. We had been travelling for 2 weeks and took advantage of the chance to run some clothes through the washer each night.

Cleaning crew shows up around 10:00 am, but otherwise never spotted any staff. No office or lobby.

I look forward to coming back.

Minor negatives:

Pets evidently are allowed - loud dog barking in one of the other units.

I wouldn't recommend this place if you have difficulty with long flights of stairs.

One side note - a gentleman in town told me that the owner of Consulate Suites passed away in December 2009 but his wife and family will continue to operate it.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank northernRaven
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Reviewed 27 October 2008

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our rather spontaneous one night stay at the Consulate Suites. We contacted Virginia by phone from the road, booked the Attache Suite and arrived late that evening to find it was beautifully appointed room - more like a luxury apartment - with a garden terrace attached. The bed was wonderfully comfortable, amenities quality and everything about our stay was a delight. The town itself is charming and walkable with great shops and restaurants. Higly recommend a visit to Apalachicola and a stay at the Consulate Suites.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank SusanGlobalGallop
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Reviewed 25 March 2008

We were delighted to happen upon the "Consulate" by chance during a tour of Apalachicola. It's a gem of a place, located adjacent to the waterfront in a historic two-story building. There are several suites to choose from. We spent three nights in the "Attache" which over looks the rear garden from a second story deck. The suite is well-furnished, includes a kitchen area, and has exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. The rooms were spotless. The first floor is occupied by an attractive, up-scale clothing and accessories shop, the "Grady." Apalachicola is a perfect place for a relaxing visit without crowds. Marvelous seafood, fresh off the boat, is available at numerous attractive resturants in the historic district.

Stayed: March 2008
4  Thank pickwicktraveler
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Reviewed 11 August 2007

The Consulate Suites was a great place for a quiet family mini vacation. As new grandparents we enjoyed visiting with our son and daughter-in-law and watching our grandson toddle around on the beautiful wood floors. Sailboat watching was calming from the spacious river front balcony. The Consul Suite, where we stayed, is a 1300 square foot apartment with two bedrooms and two baths and a large great room with sitting and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen. There are three other suites at the Consulate, one larger and two smaller, but all sleep at least four people. August is very hot in Florida, but we were comfortable and quiet. A grocery store is close by for in suite dining and all the fantastic seafood restaurants are within walking distance. We especially enjoyed the Owl Cafe and Tamara's. On our last day we were pleasantly awakened by a carillon chiming "Oh What a Beautiful Morning". It was!

  • Stayed: August 2007, travelled with family
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10  Thank Angie C
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Reviewed 16 September 2006

Spent 2 nights in the Port Captain suite at The Consulate in Apalachicola for my 65th birthday. Tastefully decorated, comfortable quarters were immaculate, thoughtfully furnished. Nice view of the river & shrimp boating activity, easy walking distance to outstanding restaurants. We're native Floridians & found the seafood to be the absolute best ever including The Owl and Tamara's Floridita for dinners, & Boss Oyster open air on the water for lunch. Another great lunch in nearby East Point, FL on the gulf along highway U.S. 98 is simply named "That Place on 98."
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  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank MontBleu
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Reviewed 24 March 2006

Had a great time on our anniversary. This was just what we needed. The seafood is great. There is not much to do outside of resting and a little shopping if you are not fishing. For fishing I can see this place would be fantastic. As for the Consulate suites they were very nice and very comfortable.

  • Stayed: June 2002
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8  Thank dawgfan35
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Additional Information about Consulate Suites

Address: 76 Water St, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1732
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Apalachicola
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Apalachicola
Price Range: £124 - £228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 beautiful suites located on the Apalachicola River. Each suite offers full kitchen, laundry room, flat screen TV's, Blu-Ray player, personal wifi, and balconies with great views. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the Consulate. During your stay we do not offer daily housekeeping but if you find you need something or have any maintenance concerns you may contact us bye phone or the Grady Market is open from 10:00 to 5:30; someone there can contact the appropriate person to take care of your request or concerns. We look forward to having you as our guest. ... more   less 
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Consulate Hotel Apalachicola

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