The New Old Florida
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a room with a table chairs and a rug
a bar with chairs around it
a bedroom with a bed and a fan

The Gibson Inn

The Crown Jewel of Apalachicola

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Welcome to the Gibson Inn, a beloved landmark turned modern expression of the New Old Florida. Beyond our breezy wrap-around porches and swaying palms, discover a historic jewel steeped in authentic Southern hospitality and old-world charm – where lovingly crafted guest rooms, fresh local seafood, and live music inspire guests to linger a spell – all in the very heart of the Panhandle’s most welcoming town.

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What Gibson Guests Love Most

Buzzing Around Town

See and explore Apalach like a local behind the wheel of one of our all-electric Gibson golf carts. Rent by the day or choose our cart-included overnight package! 

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Pedaling along the Panhandle

Whether you’re planning a leisurely spin around the historic district or a quick trip down Avenue C, enjoy complimentary use of our custom Gibson-branded bicycles. 

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Arriving in Style

From airport pick-ups to tooling around town, our Bentley House Car elevates all your everyday experiences. Call the Front Desk to make arrangements.

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Calling the Corner Pocket

Under the watchful eye of Jean-Pierre, our resident gator, the hotel’s stylishly appointed Billiards Room is a favorite afternoon-into-evening hangout for well-mannered pool sharks.

What Gibson Guests Love Most

Reveling In Rich History

Step back in time to the Florida of yore, to a place steeped in old-school charm and Southern hospitality. Constructed in 1907, the Gibson Inn is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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Drinks at the Parlor Bar

A staple for more than a century, our Parlor Bar is Apalachicola’s favorite watering hole – the preferred place to imbibe, make a few new friends, and enjoy a round at Happy Hour.

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Handcrafted Rooms

From hand-laid marble bathrooms and hardwood floors to elaborate crown molding, our newly renovated guest rooms and suites feature the work of local craftsmen, complemented by carefully selected décor, furnishings, and modern amenities.

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Savor & Sip Coastal Flavors

A fixture for more than a century, the Franklin Café and adjacent Parlor Bar serve up elevated, seasonal cuisine that highlights the best of the Gulf Coast’s fresh seafood.

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“The Coolest Spot to Stay on the Panhandle”

- Southern Living magazine

“The Grand Dame of Hotels in Apalachicola”

- Wall Street Journal

“A Grand Dame of Old Florida”

- Garden & Gun magazine
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Explore Apalachicola Possibilities on the Panhandle

Discover the Florida Panhandle’s most welcoming historic town. Once known as the “Oyster Capital of the World,” Apalachicola is a beloved home base for laid-back leisure—from shelling along the sugar white sand beaches of St. George Island to fishing, boating and birding in and around Indian Pass.

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