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Grand Hotel

Lake Wales, FL
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Ranked #9 of 9 attractions in Lake Wales
Type: Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Jul 27, 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 attraction reviews
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just an old Hotel that should be torn down before it falls down ! People have tried to fix it up but they do not get far. I think the city has considered it an eyesore for a long time !

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Nothing but an old building. Can't go in it or near it. Fenced in. Will be cool if they ever get around to restoring it. They certainly shouldn't call it an attraction!!

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Lake Wales, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

What's to see here. A bunch of peeling paint and some scaffolding. I keep hearing they are restoring this but lots of starts and stops later....I can't see any improvement. Would make a nice parking lot or community garden spot. Would also work for a new post office as the old one is also approaching "eyesore" status.

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Alva, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

So, we stopped by and unfortunately it is being renovated. We can't wait to stop by when it's back up and running!

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Knightdale, North Carolina, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

The hotel is closed, though I read it is being reopened for residency. You can get some nice pictures of the ornate exterior if you park in one of the many surrounding parking lots. Does not strike me as a good place to hang out at night.

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