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! Enjoy your stay.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Exercise facilities
- 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
- Exter 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.
Plan your next visit to Florida and head north to the Panhandle. You'll find a wealth of premier attractions, excellent scenery, and ideal weather. Visit in early may and check out the annual Artists of Apalachicola Area Association Exhibition, hosted by the Apalachicola Museum of Art.
Preserving the heritage of WWII veterans, Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum memorializes over a quarter million soldiers. 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.
Crooked River Lighthouse
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 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 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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 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.
Having moved to Apalachicola in the early 1800s, John Gorrie found the city to be a prominent port of trade, commerce, and shipping in the Florida Panhandle. The John Gorrie Museum State Parks serves as a memorial to him. 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.
St. George Island State Park
Once voted a top U.S. beach by Forbes, St. George Island State Park features plenty of outdoor recreation along St. George Sound on the Florida Panhandle.
Accessible via Highway 300 off U.S. 98 near Apalachicola, the park is ideal for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, and picknicking.
Hikers are encouraged to embark on the East Slough Overlook trail – a 2.5-mile trail finishing at Gap Point.
Those with boat in tow will surely want to take advantage of the park's two boat ramps, making access to Apalchicola Bay a breeze.
St. Joseph Peninsula State Park
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. You can see tidal marshlands, freshwater lakes, scrub oaks, and dunes.
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. Make the most of your next visit to Apalachicola with a tour of the St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge.
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:
2015 Tallahassee Downtown Market
Get a true "Taste of Tally" this summer, when downtown Tallahassee hosts its marketplace every Saturday from March until November. Enjoy fresh produce, homemade breads and goods, and much more. The market opens at 9 a.m.
2015 Saturday in the Park Concert Series
On the first Saturday of each month this summer, the Ponce De Leon Park in the Downtown Chain of Parks in Tallahassee puts on a family-friendly concert, featuring beer and wine and more. Show times vary by day.
2015 Summer Concert Series
Each Thursday during the summer, a free concert is held at Aaron Bessant Park in Panama City. Everything from blues to alternative rock to country. The shows begin at 7 p.m.
2015 Penascola Comic Convention
Celebrate all things paranormal, pop culture, and science fiction at the Penascola Interstate Fair Grounds Expo Hall during this two-day festival. Festival start time is TBA.
2015 Gulf Coast Jam
A three-day country music festival held at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, featuring headliners Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and more. The festival start time is TBA.
4th Annual Capital City Bikefest
Bikers of the motorized variety are encouraged to get together at the Tallahasse Regional Airport for this all-day event, featuring a bike show, vendors, live music, a market, and plenty of food and refreshments. The event begins at 10 a.m.
2015 UNwinded Panama City Beach
A two-day event featuring some of the best craft beers and award-winning wines Panama City Beach has to offer. There will also be food pairings and live music as well. The event is at Aaron Bessant Park starting at 6 p.m. and 2 p.m.
2015 Apalachicola Riverfront Film Festival
A celebration of both film and the great outdoors, this event will feature a variety of independent film screenings beneath the stars and October's full moon at Riverfront Park. Festival start time is TBA.
A costume contest hosted at HarborWalk Village in Destin, featuring live music, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more Halloween activities. The event begins at 11 a.m.
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