2018 Accommodations

Preferred Hotel Partners
Hotels in Port St. Joe
Our Newest Hotel Partners

Planning your stay for Paddle Jam 2017 just got easier.
Perhaps you’re looking for a hotel, motel or affordable lodging near Port St. Joe?MainStay Suites!
The MainStay Suites is a 68 room, all suites hotel and they are a branded Choice Hotels International property.  Just 15 minutes from historic Apalachicola, and one of only four along the entire Forgotten Coast to receive a 3-diamond rating, with affordable nightly, weekly and monthly stays.
Hotel features an on site fitness center, guest laundry facility, and outdoor pool with gas Bar-B-Q grill and picnic pavilion for our guests to enjoy.

The new MainStay Suites is the first and only AAA-rated hotel in Gulf County, and our newest Paddle Jam sponsor and partner property.
Guests wake every morning with fresh brewed Community Coffee, a complimentary continental breakfast, and a daily newspaper delivered to their door (or very close, you know how paper boys are).
MainStay Suites
3951 East Highway 98
Port St Joe, FL 32456
Tel : 850-229-MAIN (6246)     Fax : 850-229-7829
email : info@mainstaysuitespsj.com
Discover a forgotten era on St. Joseph Bay!
Port Inn is a recently-restored 21-room hotel located in the coastal town of Port St. Joe on Florida’s quiet Gulf Coast, less than twenty minutes from Apalachicola and Mexico Beach.   Paddling on St. Joseph Bay is just across the street from the Port Inn with public boat launching facilities, and just three blocks from Port St. Joe Marina offering fishing charters and waterfront dining.

Contact UsTo learn more about Port Inn,
or the Port Cottages, including accommodations and amenities, contact us anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Local: 850-229-PORT (7678)
Toll Free: 866-825-7175

Hotels in Apalachicola
Port Inn
501 Monument Ave.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
email: reservations@portinnfl.com

Water Street Hotel & Marina 

Where Simple Pleasures Come Alive –
Apalachicola’s newest hotel, the Water Street Hotel and Marina is a unique 30 suite hotel in an Old Florida setting. With today’s modern conveniences including a 20 slip marina, pool,meeting facilities and screened porches on the water, guests are greeted by a warm and welcoming staff. Only four blocks from the center of Apalachicola, the hotel’s beautiful turn-of-the-century look captures the solitude of life by the water.


329 Water Street | Apalachicola, FL 32320 | 850-653-3700 (phone) | 850-653-1236 (fax) | Contact Us

Gibson Inn


The Gibson Inn is a fine example of Florida “Cracker” Architecture. This was the style of wood frame structure used widely in the 19th and early 20th century in Florida. These homes and businesses are characterized by metal roofs, raised floors, high ceilings, center hallways, and large wrap around porches. A widows walk and cupola crown the tin roof, all a reflection of the area’s steamboat past. Built in 1907 of native heart pine and black cypress, the inn soon became known as a first class luxury hotel and was the only one between Pensacola and Jacksonville heated entirely by steam. Now listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places. Many of the 30 guest rooms are uniquely appointed with authentic antique furnishings, cable TV, telephone, and wireless internet. Each guest room has its own full private bath.

Apalachicola is packed with things to do, whether you enjoy fishing, shopping, touring historic locations or just getting outside and enjoying the Forgotten Coast.

Recently selected as one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Distinctive Destination”, Apalachicola is a wealth of history. Walk the streets of downtown and you’ll find quaint shops, art galleries, restaurants, and museums. Take a boat tour and see the beautiful nature that surrounds us. Stroll through the neighborhood and find restored homes that give you a glimpse of Apalachicola’s past. On the working waterfront you may see a shrimp boat unloading or take a ride over the bridge and see the oystermen hard at work tonging up your future lunch or dinner! It is Florida as it once was.



Best Western Apalachicola 
Located along Florida’s Forgotten CoastWelcome to Apalachicola, FloridaStay at this charming hotel in the Gulf Coast community of Apalachicola, Florida known for the friendly people and unspoiled natural resources.The Best Western Apalach Inn, located in the panhandle of Florida, offers hotel guests easy access to miles of pristine beaches, excellent fishing, golf and acres of National and State Forests to explore. Hotel guests are just minutes from St. George Island Beach, the Apalachicola River and St. Joseph Peninsula Stated Park.

All well-appointed guest rooms feature high speed Internet access and cable satellite television with HBO®. Hotel amenities include a complimentary full hot breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, free parking and exterior corridors. While in Apalachicola, hotel guests may choose to feast on some of the fresh seafood that Apalachicola is famous for.