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Address: Lake Wales, FL
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This is an old abandoned building

Owners have been trying for many years to restore this 1920's era hotel. It is no where near ready to be occupied or used. Considered an eye sore by many residents.

1 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
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Lake Wales, United States
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Lake Wales, United States
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11 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Owners have been trying for many years to restore this 1920's era hotel. It is no where near ready to be occupied or used. Considered an eye sore by many residents.

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Thank Robert A
Winter Haven, Florida, Usa
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Judging by how long it has sat there untouched and vacant, I'd say it is probably more costly to repair the hotel than to destroy and rebuild. rumor has it the place was elegant in its day, but its day is very long gone.

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Thank Deborah H
Lake Wales, Fl
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121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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Thank USHistoryTeacher
Florida
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank FloridaRuby
Davie, Florida, United States
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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37 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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Thank gram11fer210
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank Laura M
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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Thank LWYank2014
Lake Wales, Florida
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398 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 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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Thank Bob S
Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Shell B

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