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Key West Resort on Lake Dora

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123 S Joanna Ave, Tavares, FL 32778 (Formerly Lakeview Inn)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a bit surprised by all of the rave reviews about this motel. Don't get me wrong, it is perfectly nice -- clean, spacious rooms, comfortable beds, etc. However, while it's a great place to stop over for a night or two, that's about it. That said, compliments to the front desk attendant (I apologize for not catching her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a relaxing/beautiful place to stay the next time you're passing through Tavares. Extremely affordable rates and plenty of things to do in the downtown Tavares entertainment district and seaplane base. Enjoy live entertainment while you have lunch and be sure to go for a swim in the resorts gorgeous pool!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had the best time at this resort. The beds were nice and comfortable. Als landing and Sand bar were a blast customer service was totally awesome. They made us feel like we were locals.Thank you very much to Vanessa, Juni, Roger and Robbie. We had a great time and definitely would come back again

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear Dplx2, Thank you for staying with us and the kind compliments regarding your room and bed. Our hotel in Tavares is surrounded by some of the best restaurants and eateries, and we will pass along your compliments to Rodger and the crew at Al's Landing and Al's Sandbar. We look forward to having you again as our guest, Warmest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room reminded me of the rooms in Aruba. Very open and a really nice view. I killed one big spider but that was the only bug that was in the room. Lots of bugs accumulated on the sitting area out on the porch, but they were everywhere anyway. Very nice and easy check-in, check-out. Several resturaunts within walking distance.... More 

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear Valdez_Fish_Person, Thank you for the compliments regarding your room and the surrounding accommodations and establishments. Regarding the spider, over the last few weeks, the lakes in the area have had an influx of "lake midges" that tend to swarm and go everywhere. We have actually been spraying twice a day for them outdoors, and the spiders come out to... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has really big rooms with a nice view of Lake Dora. Rooms include coffee maker, mini fridge, microwave, small sink in kitchenette, and an open balcony overlooking the lake. Nice place to stay in Tavares.

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear Bgirl130, We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and the amenities in the rooms. Thank you for your kind compliments. We look forward to having you again as our guest, and the opportunity to earn a five star review on your return! Warmest regards, More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has recently become part of the Key West franchise. My long time friend and I were looking for a "halfway point" and chose this hotel on the basis of their website New construction is underway but, in the meantime, the current location fills the bill for clean/large rooms ... all with a balcony overlooking the lake. Alex and... More 

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear jma1232015, Thank you for the compliments and we are so happy to have provided you with the service you deserved during your stay! We look forward to having you again as our guests on your next stopover, and thank you once again for the opportunity to be in your service! Warmest Regards, More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was king for a day. The rooms here are spacious with tiled floor. The balcony facing the lake is a plus. This was a very quiet experience and thanks to William I know that I will be back. Great spot when you wanna get away! Also, if you are a seafood lover, be sure to check out the tiki... More 

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear Lonnie M, We are so glad that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and your private balcony with the lakeview at our hotel in Tavares. At our Front Desk, Will strives to provide the finest in customer service and we are happy that you appreciated his efforts. We will pass along your kind words to Tiki West, the Carribean and... More 

Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The rooms are huge, awesome balconies, walking distance to restaurants, the best hair stylist Posh studios. Just a great city to chill and relax. All rooms face the lake. You can watch seaplanes land and takeoff.

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear MWO1859, Thank you for staying with us as our guest, and for all of the kind compliments. We are glad you were able to enjoy the private balconies, with which all of our rooms are equipped. Posh Studios is a very popular stylist located at our hotel, and we will pass along the compliments. We look forward to having... More 

Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We took a quick trip up to see Mount Dora, not familiar with the area at all. The hotel was nice, with a view of the lake and marina, there's a pool, rooms were clean, and the bar and eateries were above average. The only downfall was the distance to Mount Dora downtown area, where most of the shops and... More 

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear TonyD, Thank you for all of the kind compliments. We are glad you enjoyed the close proximity to the bars and eateries in the Downtown area, and our location on the lake. Please let us know what we can do to make your next stay a 5 star stay when you return, and we look forward to seeing you... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A friend and I stayed one night here, while passing through central Florida. We'd chosen it because of its location away from the hubbub of theme parks and because of its proximity to the atractive lakefront. The hotel was easy enough to find, and check in was smooth. However, the room was rather bleak with inadequate furnishings. Two beds were... More 

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear HomeGoneHome, Thank you for choosing us for your stay, and for the kind consideration regarding our staff. Most of our two queen rooms do not have activity tables because of available space, but they all have a study desk built into the back wall. We have addressed the seat cushion issue. On your return visit, if you request a... More 

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