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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I stayed over Easter Weekend and were a bit disappointed overall. Lamp did not work in our room nor did the A/C work properly. Front desk told us he'd look into it but nothing was done. Tom at the front desk always head in headphones which was very annoying and disrespectful to guests trying to speak to...

2Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Inn has a great deal of character and is of considerable architectural interest. Sadly, the rooms are very tired looking. I stayed in two different rooms on consecutive nights, and each had drawbacks; lighting was poor, beds uncomfortable and bathrooms inadequate. Breakfast was a big disappointment; an egg dish was available, but there was a very poor fruit salad,...

1Thank londonfoodie81
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a historic building, beautifully kept in the old style, run by very friendly, welcoming people who made is feel at home instantly everything is personal, original and feels home made, particularly breakfast was such a change from standard offerings we also recommend the restaurant, eating on the large front porch on a warm spring eaving was a lovely...

1Thank Peter S
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is excellent.Close to the beach and plenty of great restaurants. Gulfport is a small town reminiscent of an old hippy beach town. Bed was comfy and sheets and towels were soft and welcoming. Staff was helpful when asked. The breakfast was very good although our stay was 10 days and we would have appreciated a little variety. The...

3Thank jfavk
Western MA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice breakfasts provided with one warm egg dish each morning, fruit, breads/toast, juice, etc. Lovely service... staff was always available and ready to help. Room was adequately large and well maintained. Ours had an attached sitting room as well. Bed was very comfortable. Very convenient location to the Gulfport Casino and beach. Many restaurants within walking distance. About a...

Thank RSG-foodie
Veronica C, Owner at The Historic Peninsula Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are always happy to hear that people have really had a chance to enjoy the Inn as well as some of the sights in the area. We are working on a plan for new windows and new AC's which we expect to make a stay at the Inn even better. We look forward...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second stay at the inn and we expect to have many more down the road. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are not fancy, but have that classic feeling like staying at grandmas. We love the quirkyness of Gulfport. There's no other place like it. Great food, interesting shops, nice uncrowded beaches, the historic...

Thank Patrick M
Veronica C, Owner at The Historic Peninsula Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind review Patrick. It was wonderful to have you back with us and your Gulfport "grandma" looks forward to your next visit!

Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Historic Peninsula Inn in Gulfport is a time travel adventure back to the 1940s. The hotel is atmospheric, well kept, and evocative of times long past, as is Gulfport itself. The rooms are spacious, the breakfast excellent, the staff charming and helpful. The in house restaurant, Isabelles, has gourmet level dishes at reasonable prices. This is not a Marriott...

Thank MikeRossTravel
Veronica C, Owner at The Historic Peninsula Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Mike, It was lovely having you stay with us and learning about your travel business. You definitely have an exciting life and the opportunity to visit some great places! With all that said, we really appreciate you spending your time with us and are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at the Inn. See you both again soon!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Had a lovely stay for a few nights. The Inn, like the city of Gulfport, is a little quirky, and that is part of the charm of both. It's not a Marriott, it feels like your great-Aunt's home, a little creaky in some spots, but lots of nooks to sit & read, and lots of reading materials laying about. Not...

Thank BlueWater87
Veronica C, Owner at The Historic Peninsula Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a delight having you with us and we look forward to your return. Yes, each of the rooms has its own personality.....that is why you should return often so that you can try them all! The restaurant staff is happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner. They really work...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I traveled to Gulfport for a one night getaway to celebrate our anniversary. The inn was pleasant and comfortable, but our room was noisy. Located on the 3rd floor (Irian Jaya) was fine for us, but we must have been right above where the restaurant staff congregate after hours. Fortunately, the AC noise covered it up. Don't...

Thank campdadxyz
Veronica C, Owner at The Historic Peninsula Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you were able to enjoy and explore our little town. We know we are not huge but we are pretty darned cute and really friendly! Hopefully you will be back to visit us again one day!

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Went for Brunch on Sunday. Arrived just as they were seating people. We were the second table to be seated and first to order. It took 45 minuets get our food. Menu says brunch comes with fruit and pastry plate. Had to ask waiter twice before it came. Short rib hash was tasty but lukewarm. Eggs over easy were fine....

Thank bruce b
Veronica C, Owner at The Historic Peninsula Inn, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, I am sorry for the delay in responding to your review and am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Brunch. Thank you for letting us know about your Brunch experience. Isabelle's has a very dedicated team that tries their best to make sure everyone enjoys their meal. We have reviewed your comments and the...

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Peninsula Inn, built in 1905 in the heart of the historic waterfront district of Gulfport, is one of the oldest hotels on the west coast of Florida. Featuring 12 unique guestrooms and suites, the Inn is also home to Isabelle's, the award winning restaurant specializing in Southern Cuisine with a modern twist. The Inn also has a full service bar and live entertainment on most nights. There is Free parking and Free WiFi and the Inn is a short walk from the Gulfport Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Historic Peninsula Inn

Address: 2937 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707-5547
Region: United States > Florida > Gulfport
Price Range: $246 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Historic Peninsula Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Peninsula Inn And Spa
Peninsula Hotel Gulfport
Peninsula Gulfport
Gulfport Peninsula
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Do not stay on the ground floor. (see my review) One guest told me her room was close to the nightly entertainment and therefore was loud.”
  • This door was in our room!! The light was was too bright!!
  • Screw driver holding door shut. Very easy to make this better
  • Door in our suite. Exit sign and screw driver holding door shut
jfavk, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We enjoyed the size of the Burma room.”
MikeRossTravel, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have less noise”
pesevern, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the street were actually quieter as some facing the courtyard overlooked a restaurant.”
WideWorldTraveller, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We enjoy the luxury of the higher priced room with sitting room.”
old_contradancer_US, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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