Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Lovely room but not very friendly

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: The room was very nice and large and well furnished.
Cons: The service
Location: Was just driving through and it was a Sunday night so everything was closed.
Our room was lovely but our experience in checking in was unpleasant. Had to wait for the clerk to get off the phone for 20 minutes without even a nod to us waiting for her. Rather abrupt in attitude. Had a nice breakfast but it was not a typical bed & breakfast. There was no warmth to the place and the staff seemed to be annoyed that they had to take care of us. We missed the charm of what we have experienced in other B&Bs.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Jim from Colorado

Convenient B & B to town

Posted Jun 22, 2014
Pros: Convenience to town
Cons: Needs some upgrading to stay with the rest of this historical town. Update drapery and set better expectations for staff. Some staff seem lax.
Location: Good restaurants and nice shops for browsing. Beaches are near by. The Owl is a great restaurant with an outstanding wine list.
You can walk to all parts of downtown. Very easy for shopping and accessing restaurants. Great little Old South town. Laid back and historical.
1 out of 5
by keimanu from orange park, FL

noisy, uncomfortable, poor quality breakfast

Posted Jun 4, 2014
Pros: woodwork
Cons: where do I begin....
Location: St George Island Apalachicola National Forest Orman House eating oysters!
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 off
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bob from Crawfordville, Florida

Great Place to Stay

Posted May 19, 2014
Within walking distance to the docks, gift shops and great seafood. Quiet place to relax and enjoy the weekend. A real treat to stay in a historic home.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Trisha from Eugene,Or.

Wonderful B&B

Posted May 17, 2014 on Hotels.com
If you like antiques,history and charm this is the place for you. Rooms are small but beautifully appointed. Was nice to meet other guest and visit about each others travels at breakfast which had a number of items both hot and cold. Wish we could have stayed there for another night.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Victoria from New York, NY

Right In the Middle.

Posted Mar 26, 2014
Pros: Not far from shopping, the beach, or restaurants. Grocery store within walking distance or a quick drive. Gas station nearby. Jacuzzi was heaven.
Cons: Some of the staff seemed a little stand-offish. Nobody was outright rude, but it was uncomfortable at times, as though we weren't wanted.
Location: The beach is a short drive (over a bridge, or two). Lots of fresh seafood, oysters are delicious (tried them for the first time). Plenty of shops.
The check-in lady was wonderfully accommodating, we arrived after check-in time (got a little lost using the GPS), and she waited till we arrived and made sure the lights were on for us, etc. She also gave us some restaurant suggestions around town, and gave us a brief tour of our accommodations before departing. By far the most genuinely friendly staff person we encountered. Also note the environment is more of a retired or semi-retired couples retreat. Bed was very comfortable, jacuzzi tub was perfect. Perfect old-timey feel, with porch, sea air and all! With that said expect some creaks and groans, from the floors and doors. Loved the facilities, yet somewhat scary (for the small child in me), at night.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Stay Away!

Posted Mar 22, 2014
Pros: Coombs House Inn is a beautiful, historic building.
The management double-booked our room and told us they hadn't heard a thing from Expedia about our confirmed reservation. Expedia personnel described their confirmation process as including a fax to the Inn and a confirmation number, with which the facility is required to respond. I suspect they gave our one-night reservation away to another party willing to stay longer. We were offered an "upgrade" for the same price to the superior room we reserved. This "upgrade" was not a large room (as promised), only had a shower (not the shower/ball and claw tub), didn't have the promised couch and only had a single, double bed. Furthermore, it was in a separate, inferior building to the original Coombs House Inn.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Bill from Delaware

Top floor cozy.

Posted Mar 18, 2014
Only room left when we booked was Egret on 3rd floor. Small but comfy..especially the beds. Hot breakfast choices limited. Threat staff!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mark from Orlando, Fl

Nice Bed & Breakfast

Posted Oct 22, 2013
Pros: Decor was excellent, friendly staff, outside porches to enjoy the early morning with good coffee. Evening wine and cheese was nice.
Location: Small town with a fishing history. I came to run the marathon and it was a nice getaway weekend with my wife. She enjoyed her morning coffee.
Beautiful refinished hotel. Staff was very helpful and personable. Well done breakfast in the morning.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Jan & David from The Villages

Lovely and Peaceful lodging

Posted Aug 18, 2013
Pros: Peaceful, unique, well-maintained, beautifully appointed. Breakfast was tasty with elegant presentation of serving pieces.
After over 2 weeks on a road trip, your B&B was our final stop and the perfect conclusion for these weary travelers. Your greeter was so warm and accommodating. She offered us a variety of accommodations, and was so helpful in directing us for dining. It was unfortunate that our late arrival prevented full enjoyment of your amazing facility. Should we ever pass this way again, Coombs House will definitely be visited with pleasure.