Historic rooms and suites

Rooms and suites

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Rooms at the heart of Gulfport's history

Before Gulfport boasted an eclectic mix of restaurants, First Friday art openings, and a monthly marketplace, fishing ruled the day. In the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, locals and Gulfport visitors alike loved our water for its bounty of fresh seafood. Boca Ciega Bay and tidal estuary Clam Bayou teemed with oysters, clams, grouper, scallops, mullet, shrimp, and other tasty morsels.

A fishing resort turned boutique inn

So when visiting fishermen wanted a place to stay, a fishing lodge at the edge of Boca Ciega Bay seemed like a wonderful idea — and it still is the perfect place to stay in Gulfport. While you’d never know it by looking at the stylish inn today, the Historic Peninsula Inn came into existence as a 40-room fishing lodge. The architect intended the rooms to be a place to sleep in between fishing, no more, no less. When prior owners renovated the Historic Peninsula Inn, they joined multiple rooms to create far fewer guest rooms and suites.

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Steeped in history, dedicated to comfort

We can’t change our roots — and we don’t want to, because we love that our boutique inn remains part of Gulfport’s rich maritime history — but we have maximized the space in each of our cozy guestrooms to make sure every inch offers you maximum comfort and luxury. Our guests don’t stay with us for spacious suites; they return to our charming Gulfport inn because even the smallest of our rooms offers them luxe bedding, comfortable yet stylish design, and modern rooms steeped in history.