BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn
249 US Highway 98, Apalachicola, FL 32320-1871
Phone: 850/653-9131 | Fax: 850/653-9136 | 42 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM | Check In: 2:00 PM | Online Reservations
Stay at this Apalachicola, Florida hotel offering charming and comfortable accommodations convenient to miles of Florida Gulf Coast beaches.
Whether stopping in for a quick visit or staying for a relaxing getaway, the BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn has everything to make every stay a comfortable and memorable one. Located in historic Apalachicola, Florida, known for the friendly people and unspoiled natural resources, this hotel offers guests incredible value, excellent amenities and a convenient location to area attractions, points of interest plus a variety of local festivals and events. Guest will enjoy beautifully appointed guest rooms featuring cable satellite television with HBO® and high-speed Internet access. To help start each day off right, guests are greeted with a complimentary full hot breakfast every morning. Other hotel amenities available at this Apalachicola hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, free parking and guest laundry.
Just minutes from the hotel guests can spend the day enjoying the many miles of world famous beaches including St. George Island Beach. There are endless outdoor activities located just a short distance from the BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn including fishing, golf and acres of National and State Forests. What's more, the hotel is situated a comfortable exploring distance from the Apalachicola River, St. Joseph Peninsula States Park, Marianna Caverns and the Wakula Springs. Guests will appreciate the variety of local seafood available for sampling, especially the delicious oysters! The BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn often hosts guests in town attending the Florida Seafood Festival, Chili Cook-off and several local fishing tournaments.
The friendly, helpful staff at the BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn is ready to ensure a fun-filled memorable stay in Apalachicola, Florida. Make a reservation today and save!
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Outdoor pool
- Ice/vending machines
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee
- Truck/RV parking for hotel guests.
- Free parking for hotel guests only
- Fax services
- Exercise facility, open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Stair stepper
- Stationary bike
- Exterior corridor
- Parking for the physically challenged for hotel guests only.
- Outdoor parking for hotel guests only.
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- High-speed Internet access
- Housekeeping provided daily
BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn
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Conveniently located, the best western apalach inn in Apalachicola, Florida is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 29.715725 / Latitude: -84.998155
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: Interstate 10. We are 60 miles east of Panama City. Go to Route 231 South to Highway 98E. The BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn is 0.75 miles before downtown Apalachicola on left.
From: Route 319 South. We are 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee. Take Highway 98W to the BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn.
BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Housed in a small building with stately columns near downtown Apalachicola, the Apalachicola Museum of Art houses several exhibits – from local and regional artists. The museum, located on the Florida Panhandle, conducts numerous events throughout the year as well.
Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum preserves the heritage of those who trained at the camp – over a quarter million soldiers – during WWII. The museum showcases the history of WWII, extensive histories of the various units that trained there, photographic displays of the area, and life as it existed at the camp in Carrabelle.
Veterans from the camp have contributed the artifacts brought back from battles overseas, along with uniforms, mess kits, and a variety of souvenirs to be showcased at the museum on the Florida Panhandle near Apalachicloa.
Originally commissioned in 1895, this 100-foot tall lighthouse guided shipping off the Florida Panhandle for 100 years. After its 1995 deactivation, a local civic group raised money to replace the lens and it once again serves as a navigation aid. Even better, you can visit the lighthouse and climb up to enjoy the view from the top.
The Keeper's House Museum & Gift Shop is open from noon-5pm Thursday through Sunday. You can climb the Crooked River Lighthouse on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm for $5 per person. Be sure to note all climbers must be 44 inches tall. The lighthouse is closest to Apalachicola.
Originally opened in 1912, the Dixie Theatre bustled with audiences enjoying movies and live performances for decades before being shuttered in 1967. An enterprising Virginia couple discovered the shuttered theatre in 1992, decaying right in the heart of downtown Apalachicola.
They decided to purchase and revamp the theatre – partially because they saw its potential, and partially because they had coincidentally named their daughter Dixie. The Dixie Theatre continues with production shows, with its main performance season running from January through March. But you never know what special Florida Panhandle events might be taking place there the rest of the year.
John Gorrie moved to Apalachicola in the early 1800's when it was a prominent port of trade, commerce, and shipping in the Florida Panhandle. As a young physician, his concern for his yellow fever patients inspired him to invent a method for cooling their rooms.
In doing so, he pioneered air conditioning and refrigeration by inventing a machine that made ice, and received the first U.S. Patent for mechanical refrigeration in 1851. A replica of his ice-making machine is on display at the museum, as well as exhibits chronicling the history of Apalachicola.
This lovely antebellum home, owned by cotton merchant Thomas Orman, was constructed in 1838. Tours of the home are available, showing where the family lived as well as where business was conducted and major social gatherings took place.
The collection of original items from the home is impressive, as is the architecture which follows both Federal and Greek Revival styles. The grounds around the home feature beautiful flora, a part of the Chapman Botanical Garden, and a butterfly garden. You can also check out the Vietnam Memorial Statue while on the grounds. The park is located in Apalachicola on the Florida Panhandle.
This Greek Revival house, completed in 1838, housed the Raney family. David Raney took advantage of the cotton trade in Apalachicola’s 19th century boom years and built this house on a bluff, where he could see the shipping and trade activity of the Florida Panhandle from his front porch.
The family lived there until 1914, and since 1973 it has operated as a museum. Many original and period furnishings, decorations, and documents are in the house, including original clothes and Confederate currency. Tours are offered daily.
Forbes voted this area as the third best beach in the United States in 2013. St. George Island State Park, accessible via Highway 300 off U.S. 98 near Apalachicola, offers miles of undeveloped and unspoiled beaches with swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, picnicking, and nature trails for walking and communing with nature.
Don't miss plenty of wildlife watching at this Florida Panhandle oasis. Sea turtles and shore birds are common mainstays and the park is also a popular shelling spot.
Named one of the top-rated beaches in the Florida Panhandle and the United States, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park offers snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and some of the highest sand dunes in the nation. During scallop season, the park is very popular with visitors looking to enjoy fresh-caught bay scallops near Apalachicola.
The adjacent St. Joseph Bay State Buffer Preserve Center includes a nice observation tower for great views along the shoreline. The Preserve protects an intact natural coastal landscape with one of the highest concentrations of rare plants in the Southeast and it contains 20 known archaeological and historical sites, dating from prehistoric times to the 20th century.
An undeveloped barrier island which helps protect Apalachicola from the Gulf of Mexico’s occasionally stormy waters, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge offers Florida Panhandle guests ten habitat types to explore.
Abundant native wildlife can be found everywhere and the refuge is also a haven for migratory birds and other traveling species. Human visitors are welcome to enjoy everything from bird watching to kayaking in the bay.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 1 mile(s) from Gorrie Museum
- 1 mile(s) from Apalachicola River
- 7 mile(s) from Fun Center
- 10 mile(s) from Gulf of Mexico
- 20 mile(s) from St. George Island beach, bird watching and park
- 20 mile(s) from Indian Pass beach and park
- 20 mile(s) from Cape San Blass
- 20 mile(s) from The Lighthouse
- 20 mile(s) from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, voted the number one beach in Florida
- 50 mile(s) from Wakula Springs
- 100 mile(s) from Marianna Caverns
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 15 mile(s) from St. George Island
- 50 mile(s) from Wakulla Springs
- 60 mile(s) from Panama City
- 80 mile(s) from Tallahassee
- 100 mile(s) from Marianna
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Outdoor pool
- 1 mile(s) from Charter Fishing
- 5 mile(s) from fishing lakes
- 20 mile(s) from hunting
- 20 mile(s) from scuba diving
- 20 mile(s) from golf
- The Grill, American cuisine
- .5 mile(s) from The Great Wall
- 1 mile(s) from The Hut, lunch and dinner, seafood and steak
- 1 mile(s) from The Red Top Café, 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., sandwiches, steaks and salad
- 1.5 mile(s) from Papa John's
- 2 mile(s) from Seafood Reef, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- 2 mile(s) from Magnolia Grill, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. seafood/steak
- 3 mile(s) from Boss Oyster, 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- 3 mile(s) from Caroline's, lunch and dinner, seafood
- 3 mile(s) from Seafood Grill & Steakhouse, lunch and dinner, seafood/steak
- 7 mile(s) from La Fiesta
BEST WESTERN Apalach Inn
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Apalachicola. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
Panama City Friday Fest
Held on the first Friday of each month in downtown Panama City, Friday Fest features a car show parade, late hours for shops and restaurants, and over 50 food vendors along Harrison Avenue.
Pensacola Seafood Festival
Guests in downtown Pensacola treat their taste buds to hundreds of dishes from vendors. Explore gumbo, crab, shrimp, grilled conch, and more.
38th Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Fun for the entire family with many different food concessions and fun in Niceville. Event times vary.
Tallahassee Greek Food Festival
Reflecting one of Tallahassee's many diverse cultures, this Greek food festival includes gourmet food, folk music, costumed traditions, and public dancing under Greek tunes.
Florida Seafood Festival
Held in Apalachicola, this premiere seafood festival features delicious dishes, musical entertainment, parade, eating contests, and a 5K run.
Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival!
Games and contests take over the downtown streets of Sopchoppy. The events start at 7 a.m. with a 5K run.
Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival
Pirates descend onto Fort Walton Beach for three days of plundering, torchlight parades, fireworks, and a family-friendly festival filled with activities and good food.
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