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Coombs House Inn
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80 6th St Apalachicola, FL 32320
80 6th StreetUSFloridaApalachicola32320
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A luxurious Bed and Breakfast Inn consisting of three elegant historic homes, in a quaint unique town. All 23 rooms have private baths, free wi-fi, cable tv, phone, coffee, antiques, & free bikes.
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Sophisticated rooms in an antiques-filled Victorian B&B offering free breakfast & afternoon tea.- Google
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Jeffrey Winn
3 weeks ago
I had great hopes during our most recent stay in early July of 2015. I heard from family friends that the Coombs Inn was a magical place. The location is nice, a straight walk to everything Apalachicola has to offer, this is its greatest strength. During check in, a new employee wanted to take me to the wrong room, she must have not been well trained. She was corrected and we were sent to the Jasmine room #4. The Jasmine room was a bit warm and I was assured it would cool off. The explanation was the room was a central system. This meant my comfort was being determined by someone in the lobby. One can imagine how great this could be with having a four month year old? After coming back to the room from dinner, one of the house keeper turned a sea shell ornament into an ash tray and proceeded to smoke cigarettes on the porch swing in front of my room. The young lady was using the phone and counseling someone, while smoking. Keep in mind the Jasmine room has two doors with gaps in which we could see daylight. The smell of smoke came in. Furthermore I discovered that a front lamp was unplugged and without light bulb along with an alarm clock that was unplugged and broken. When my wife and I woke up in the morning we noticed the green chairs were severely stained, I would compare it to a bad nursing home condition or frat house furniture. I am concerned about these stains! The floor had severe scratches on it due to people moving the bed to adjust to such a small room. Furthermore,the laminated hardwoods, probably haven't been cleaned since the day they were installed. My feet were saturated black after walking around a bit. The occupants upstairs could be heard walking around and stomping until 3:00 AM. House keeping needs to actually put clean sheet on the bed. I fear our bed sheets were not clean because the duvet had a pizza grease stain on it. The bathroom had stained grout and hard water/soap scum stains in the tub/floor. The drywall in the bathroom, had cracks in it near the towel dispenser I can't believe I was charged over $400.00 for these two nights. Check out was at 11:00 AM and the air-conditioning to the room went off at 9:45 AM.I informed the front of the house and they assured me everything was fine as I noticed the thermostat going from 75 degrees to 76 degrees. Nice way to get us on our way and to save money, besides running out of hot water in the morning. The room resembled a bad Knight's Inn with a nice bed, I think I deserve to know if the Coombs Inn has changed owners? I was expecting what I saw in the pictures on the internet, not a small dirty room. I will never stay at the Coombs Inn again and I will bring up the topic when we discuss Apalachicola or bad accommodations. Why isn't the Jasmine room used for an employee break room, since they are so comfortable smoking in front of it! Smoking should be out of sight of guests, this is common courtesy.
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Will Butler
2 months ago
I know that the Coombs House Inn's many, many positive reviews will insure that very few people see this, but I felt compelled to create an acount to share a pretty bad experience I had in the hopes of saving someone from wasting their money. Last month I made reservations for my wife's and my anniversary. I spent nearly $250 on a king suite with a jacuzzi. I did notice that there was a disclaimer on the website that said that rooms could be substituted if need be, so I called to make sure that that would not be the case. I was told that it was standard boilerplate, and that it would not be an issue. When we arrived, we were taken to a detached building called The Cloister, and were told that "some people don't like it." It was apparently a duplex that had then been divided once more in half to create four suites. We waited on the porch for 15 minutes while our hosts attempted to unlock the door to the suite, and upon finally gaining entry, we found that the suite was nothing like what was shown on the website. The site shows a canopy bed, his-and-hers sinks, and really nice furniture. This room was very plain, and had uneven floors that caused us to trip or crack our toes several times over the course of our stay. We were disappointed, but decided to make the best of it. A little after midnight, my wife and I woke up, as the room had become hot, making sleeping difficult. Unfortunately, The Cloister is the only hotel room I've ever stayed in that didn't allow the guests to change the thermostat, as the controls are apparently in the other room of the duplex. There is no innkeeper on duty past 9:30, so there was no one we could call. When we tried to turn the ceiling fan up to help with the heat, it made a loud rattling that prevented us from sleeping. I probably only slept for about three hours all night. The next morning, I politely let the innkeeper know about the temperature issues, for which she apologized and said they would look into it. There's no way that this hasn't been an issue before. When I returned home, I wrote the staff a polite e-mail letting them know the issues we had, and asking for a partial refund. We received an e-mail back letting us know that they were sorry for the issues, and that they would like us to stay with them once more. When I called, I was offered another room for "only" $150. After spending as much as we did for a substandard stay, the idea that we would then jump at the opportunity to spend another $150 does not make sense. I know that there are many exemplary reviews of this inn, but our experiences did not bear this out at all.
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Laura Bertoncini
4 months ago
Unfortunately I did not have a good experience at this Inn. I stayed at the best room in the Inn. The floor in the bathroom was dirty. I actually took a picture to show the staff. We could not tell who worked there because they did not have a uniform or name badge. The room was so noisy we could sleep in. The manager never contacted me regarding all these issue
Jay Schneider
a year ago
Recently stayed at the Coombs house on a trip to Apalachicola May 2014. The historic building is attractive and nicely restored, but situated right on the main highway leading through the town, making it anything but peaceful as the St Joe Paper trucks come barreling into town. The room we were given was named Heron and along with half the others in the building are right on and facing this highway. The resulting noise did taper down in the evening but starting right up again around 6 am, becoming quite loud and disturbing as I am trying to sleep in on one of my vacation mornings. Naturally this being an older building the doorways and windows are not sealed completely, allowing outside noise to easily seep in. However, the room was quite large, clean and furnished with a four posted bed and antiques. The hot breakfast that morning consisted of frozen tasting baked biscuits and some Jimmy Dean type prepared sausage gravy, along with the standard cereal, coffee and yogurt. Biscuits and gravy may be considered a hot breakfast to locals but is NOT what one would expect in a nice B&B. We asked for a different room for the next night considering the LOUD noise from the highway and were told that they did have another queen room but with jacuzzi at $30 dollar higher. I said that since we did not sleep very well the night before due to traffic noise and have the inconvenience of having to move to another room, couldn't we just be given that room for the same price? Nope, we were offered instead a handicapped room in their nearby annex building that was quite literally big enough for one bed, dresser and chair....about 1/4th the size of our previous room but in the rear of the building and noticeably quieter. This is extremely poor customer service and hardly a comparable room, almost punishing us for complaining about traffic noise. This room was quiet overnight but had several maintenance issues along with a mattress in truly awful condition, being able to feel the springs bulginging through the material and very uncomfortable to sleep on. One would think a B&B could at least provide comfortable mattresses since a good nights sleep is what we were staying there for. The hot breakfast the following day was dried out, tasteless reheated eggs, again some cheap Jimmy Dean type sausage and store bought bland cubed fruit. We had to ask for the bagel to be toasted as they have no toaster in the dining room. The breakfasts here were overall pitiful, inadequate and sorrowful. We did use their bicycles to ride about the wonderful town with many restored homes and gardens but here again, maintenance and attention to detail was sorely lacking. Most bikes were in disrepair, loose handlebars and seats, tires almost flat and wobbly, etc. Evidently the prior owners that restored and ran this establishment have recently sold this property to a local company with noted miserable results. The facility itself is nice but with the accompanying inferior customer service, noise and maintenance issues and pathetic breakfast make the Coombs Inn an unacceptable and an entirely unsuitable choice of a B&B to stay while in Apalachicola. Room Tip: If you want to get a QUIET nights sleep, insist upon a room not facing the busy highway out front!
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James Walls
2 months ago
a friend recommended apalachicola, fl, so i surprised my new bride with a trip, BOY were we blown away with the atmosphere. stayed at Coombs inn and suites and it was fantastic, all staff were wonderful with anything we needed, Renee went beyond her duties to find us a fan to help us sleep, just an awesome experience and trip, WILL go back "5 star"
Kim Rohr
a month ago
Wonderful stay. Staff were great as were rooms. We stayed at the original house.
Becky Null
3 months ago
Each time we stay we have a wonderful experience! Beautiful and relaxing!!!
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Carl Nelson
a year ago
We had visited Apalachicola last summer and wanted to come back again. Apalachicola is a quiet little town without a lot of commercialized areas. We saw the Coombs House Inn last summer and learned of their free bicycle loaners. Also available were beach chairs and umbrellas. We made our reservation online around two months before our stay and had our choice of rooms. About a month later, I checked and our room had dropped in price $30/night. When I called the inn, they said they had no control of the rates and could not change our reservation. For others looking at the Coombs, keep this in mind! The Coombs House was a really nice inn with period furnishings in all rooms. Can't say enough good about the breakfast. All of our meals were very special and tasted wonderful. Afternoon cookies were good too. In all, we were very pleased with our stay. Would have given 5-stars except for several housekeeping items. We would definitely consider Coombs House for a repeat visit.
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