Choice Hotels Brings New Options to Florida’s Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast
Coombs Inn and Suites

Exceptional service and coastal charm deliver an upscale experience for meetings groups.

Ascend Hotel Collection brand, Choice Hotels’ portfolio of unique, boutique and historic hotels and resorts, has added three new corporate retreat options to Florida’s Gulf Coast. Coombs Inn & Suites, Water Street Hotel & Marina and The Wyvern Hotel, are sure to offer a one-of-a-kind seaside setting for execs who need a little inspiration.

Coombs Inn & Suites

Previously a Victorian mansion, the 23-room Coombs Inn & Suites, provides a turn-of-the-century experience—complete with European antiques and original oil paintings—in the quaint fishing village of Apalachicola. Here, not far from the white-sand beaches of St. George Island, groups can partake in afternoon tea before hopping on complimentary bikes to explore nearby boutiques, museums, art galleries and waterfront cafes serving fresh seafood and Apalachicola oysters.

Water Street Hotel & Marina

Apalachicola’s newest hotel offers 30 suites in an Old Florida setting. Every guest room at the waterfront property has picturesque views of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve and includes a full kitchen. In between meetings, groups can walk to the Raney House Museum, Battery Park and sample local specialties, or explore antebellum homes, light houses and the Apalachicola Historic District, featuring 250 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Wyvern Hotel

Chic style and a resort atmosphere await groups that meet at The Wyvern Hotel, nestled in the beautifully restored historic district of Punta Gorda. The 63-room property’s marble floors, artwork by the Visual Art Center Punta Gorda and sophisticated guest room accents such as Italian linens create an opulent ambiance. All guest rooms offer views of either the bustling avenues of Punta Gorda or the yachts moored in Charlotte Harbor. Groups can meet at the 650-sf River Room, in private dining spaces or on the rooftop deck, overlooking the harbor. A rooftop pool with poolside service from Perch 360 and a lounge area are additional perks here. The property also offers access to the popular Harborwalk and the Fisherman’s Village community.

The Coombs Inn & Suites, Water Street Hotel & Marina, and Wyvern Hotel all participate in the Choice Privileges loyalty rewards program, rated a top hotel loyalty program by both USA Today’s “10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards” and US News & World Report for three consecutive years.

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