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Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
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Ranked #1 of 1 Maitland B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Coral Gables, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

For a taste of central Florida as it was 125 years ago, avoid Orlando, go to Maitland (north of Orlando on I-4 and just blocks north of downtown Winter Park), and stay at the Thurston House B&B. The house is original as built in 1885, impeccably maintained, on a large and very quiet property, with a stunning late afternoon or... More

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We so enjoyed these guests and very happy that they appreciated what we had to offer. They were so interesting and charming, and a pleasure to spend time with. This is why we have been such long time innkeepers! Carole Ballard - Owner/Innkeeper More

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Although the people who owned this B and B were very pleasant and accommodating, we felt that they were not your typical Bed and Breakfast owners. They were not particularly engaging or friendly as most other proprieters have been. They basically did the minimum to make it sufficient. Additionally, the place needed a bit of a "facelift", especially the bedroom.... More

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thurstonbb, Owner at Thurston House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

I must say reading this review was very disappointing for this long time innkeeper. We work very hard to keep the inn fresh and like new, and the breakfast options interesting and delicious! Upon their arrival I greeted these guests at the door, showed them the rest room that they desperately needed after their long drive, then showed them around... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I have been coming here for nearly 20 years and thoroughly recommend this incredible bed & breakfast. When visiting the Orlando for business or pleasure, this is the only place I will consider staying. It's all the little extras that Carole puts in that make this home away from home truly extraordinary. The home itself is exquisite, beautiful surrounds, incredible... More

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Shenandoah Valley, VA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is a Great place to stay. We especially liked the decor... we've stayed at B&Bs which are stuffed to the rafters with kitsch to the point where we were nervous to move around for fear of breaking something... Thurston is much more subdued giving it a feeling of homey, normalcy. The room was very comfortable with extensive amenities -... More

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Maryland
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15 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Thurston house. Carol has incorporated little touches throughout to make your stay comfortable. Wished we had more time to enjoy the screened porches, including hammock on the second floor, but, we were attending a wedding. Carol was so responsive to our dietary needs (gluten free for me, dairy free for my husband)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We chose to stay at Thurston House on our last dat before the flight home from Orlando airport. We loved the area. It's everything you would not expect from Orlando! After a warm welcome from Carol and a tour of the house we were treated to wine and cheese on the porch with a wonderful view of the lake. Joe... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Beautifully restored, romantic, comfortable, friendly host, superb breakfast (and plenty of it,) wine/cheese, snacks, comfy porches overlooking the lake, excellent mattress, even wifi. This is the perfect place to stay for adults. We were in the Hirsch room which we prefer over the O'Heir as we are not sunrise people, but all 3 rooms are lovely and just fine. And... More

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Golden, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We met friends here for a wonderful visit--charming decor, delicious breakfasts and afternoon snacks, and enticing rocking chairs on the big porch overlooking the water! Carole and Joe made us all welcome and helped us find great restaurants (Try Antonio's where we went twice!) and local sights including the marvelous Tiffany museum in Winter Park and the beautiful camellia and... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

One of the best bed and breakfasts have ever stayed in. Carol the innkeeper aims to please. Her breakfasts are great. The rooms are just beautiful. Quiet. All kinds of little things that make you feel special. Location also good. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Spent 2 wonderful nights here. Carole has thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. The rooms are large, immaculate, and beautifully decorated. The beds/linens are very comfortable, and extra towels, chocolates, candles, fridge access with water bottles, contribute to a great experience. The breakfasts are amazing: expertly prepared food, a lovely dining room, a beautifully set table. They are... More

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Additional Information about Thurston House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 851 Lake Avenue, North Orlando, Maitland, FL 32751
Location: United States > Florida > Maitland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Maitland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thurston House is central to everything, making us perfect for business and pleasure travel. We are in the heart of Maitland, and 5 minutes to Winter Park, 10 minutes to downtown Orlando, 30 minutes to the attractions and one hour to beaches. Our three queen-sized guest rooms offer all modern amenitites. Our 8 acre lakefront setting provides our guests with quiet accommodations. ... more   less 
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