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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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Parrish, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were on a trip with no destination, looking for an old fashioned small town 4th of July celebration. While exploring Mount Dora, we were told about the Key West Resort and the town of Tavares with the old fashioned 4th of July celebration. We called and got one of the last two rooms. Annie was the representative of the... More 

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

Dear Cynthia B, Thank you for all of the kind remarks regarding our popular Independence Day Celebration here at our Tavares hotel. Our proximity to Mt. Dora allows us to offer a special experience which you were able to enjoy for your weekend. We will pass along your compliments to Anna, at our Front Desk, who will be thrilled to... More 

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband, 5 year old and I stayed here for approximately 2 weeks on an impromptu visit to Tavares due to my father's illness. This place was absolutely amazing! I cannot begin to write a review that would fully explain how truly outstanding the entire staff at this hotel was. Every single employee was friendly, courteous, and beyond accommodating to... More 

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

Dear skearney40, Thank you for staying with us, and your very kind review. We will pass along your compliments to the staff. We hope that your next visit will be under less difficult circumstances, and you will choose to stay with us again. Thank you for allowing us to serve you during your visit, and we hope we can continue... More 

Spring Hill
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stayed in a two bedroom suite over 4th of July weekend. 3 adults, 3 kids. The room itself was the size of a two bedroom condo...awesome and very clean. It had a full size oven, fridge and microwave. Two bathrooms...huge balcony. We watched the best firework show over Lake Dora that we have ever seen...right from our balcony. The... More 

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

Dear Shannon R, Thank you for the great review of your stay with us, and the many kind compliments regarding your accommodations and our staff. The proximity to the playground and the Splash Park is not well known to many of our guests, and we thank you for pointing it out. The fireworks display is becoming increasingly popular, and we... More 

Eustis
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Think of it as your room on a cruise ship. It's very serviceable and clean, has everything you need, but it's not a luxury resort. The claim to fame is from your balcony outward. You can sit and watch the world go by. You can go out and enjoy the nightlife. Great food is within walking distance. Fun things for... More 

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

Dear Linda K, The Independence Day Fireworks Celebration in Tavares is becoming an increasingly popular event, and we are glad that you chose to stay with us to enjoy it. The balconies are perfectly situated for viewing the lake, the seaplane basin, and the fireworks display. We hoped you "cruised" through your stay and had a great time, and look... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

Dear gscooper, Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. We hope to make your stay "5 stars" the next time you come back! The Downtown area is expanding, and we hope you will have everything you need within walking distance by the time you come back to visit us. The lake midges are cyclical and seasonal, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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

Dear Kristin M, Thank you for the kind review, and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The convenience of our location, in the Entertainment District, is one of the many reasons our guests enjoy staying with us. Warmest Regards, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 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 

Fairbanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

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 June 11, 2015

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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