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This once beautiful landmark is now an eyesore.

The Grand Hotel is long past it's prime. The building is currently closed and has been under some type of renovation for several years.

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Lake Wales, Fl
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Grand Hotel is long past it's prime. The building is currently closed and has been under some type of renovation for several years.

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Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This old building is the reason Lake Wales cannot come into the 21st Century. It is time to TEAR IT DOWN. For over 13 years the City it has traded hands over and over and is still a blight to the town. Some buildings are worth saving...this one is not!

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Davie, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After reading the other reviews I wanted to add that we drove by the Grand Hotel on our recent visit to Lake Wales. While it was very sad to see how run down it had become, as we drove around it we saw that they actually seem to be restoring it. 1/4 of the building is painted and it looks... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Eye sore, need to be removed and then you can rebuild it to look like the grand dame it one was. It's a great old building but need so much work.

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We only saw it from the car as we were on our way to Bok Tower. It looked very sad. You could tell from a distance that in its day it was a Grand Dame! Sad that it couldn't have been restored to its former beauty! It totally looked haunted!

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was actually sad to see. Not just the building but the entire main part of town. Made a point to spend the day there during a planned event and the place looked like a ghost town. On a Saturday afternoon there were only a handful of establishments opened. Many closed down retail spaces. Not a very vibrant city although... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Back in the 60's it was a hopping place but today is just an empty building that needs to be torn down - there is a gentleman trying to restore it but even if it did it would still be a dinosaur. It's time to tear it down and make use of the property for something people would use.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It is on the tourist map to drive by and see. We did, we took pictures and that's about it. It was neat to see a "historic" hotel. I just wished there was a posted sign to let us know exactly what we were looking at. No information any where. Just "no trespassing" signs. Kind of disappointed.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I they don't want to tear it down then they should at the very least make a board it front of the fence with pics,stories and information about what the hotel once was for tourist who want to see it.What looks better what I just said or A sign that says felony trespass. If this town don't do what I... More 

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central florida
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Whaaaaat? This is no attraction. It's an abandoned old hotel that needs to be torn down. People have tried to "renovate" the place but like most everything else, government regulations (code) makes it too expensive to do. It should be torn down. But like a lot of "old historic buildings" you have local "purists" who go on and on about... More 

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