Located just steps from the calm St. Joseph Bay, this boutique hotel and cottages are located where Highway 98 and State Road 71 meet, in the middle of Port St. Joe, Florida. Mere steps from the historic downtown that boasts restaurants, boutiques, and museums. Even though Downtown Port St. Joe in Gulf County Florida is spectacular, the focus needs to be on what an absolute gem the inn and cottages are. Built in 1909, the Port Inn has been the center of social life for more than 100 years.
Even though the Port Inn and Cottages were gutted after Hurricane Michael in 2018, the location still holds a historic charm that could never be swept away. The front of the inn has landscaping that includes beautiful palm trees. This is also one of the best places to watch the spectacular sunsets on the bay, by far some of the most incredible ones in Gulf County. Once you journey inside, guests are greeted with hospitable inn staff that are ready to help you with anything on your stay. Their continental breakfast leaves you full and ready to tackle your day while their local coffee choices will give you just the boost you need. Their shop in the lobby is also full of local products that you simply cannot leave without.
The guest rooms within the inn include a queen, king, ADA king or two-bedroom suite, and suites. Additionally, guests have the option to stay in a two-bedroom suite that is located on the second floor and offers a king and queen bed as well as a Jack and Jill bathroom. The cottages are simply incredible and something I could live in! The one we stayed in was a two-bedroom and 1.5 bath that included a king and queen bed and a sleeper sofa in the living room, and it included a full kitchen. We truly had all the comforts at home and, if the weather had been a little warmer, we had a beautiful pool just a few feet away.
Staying at the Port Inn Cottages was by far one of the greatest experiences of staying in Port St. Joe. We literally awoke every morning and walked across the street to eat breakfast and then continued our day by wandering around town. One of the greatest things about Port St. Joe is that you can nearly walk everywhere. In addition, all ten cottages have premium parking that are just for the residents.
One of our favorite days included renting a bike from the Port Inn and riding four miles on the Port City Trail that winds through some of the most beautiful and historic areas in Port St. Joe, Florida.
The Port Cottages are available for rental nightly or weekly and there are even monthly winter stays when available. If you are interested in staying at Port Inn, please call their manager at (850) 229-7678 and take time to look at their Facebook and Instagram pages for updated information about events and pictures from there location!