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“(Beauful, restored) Old Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Hotel Jacaranda

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The Hotel Jacaranda
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19 East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825   |  
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“(Beauful, restored) Old Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2006

Probably the most interesting place to stay in the area, it dates to the mid-1920s and in its youth hosted famous people. Now part of it is dorm space for college students, some of whom help out with lodging and restaurant operations as part of their hospitality studies. Our room, with 2 good double beds, was small but comfortable. (The sink is in the room proper, not the bath.) There are indoor sitting rooms and a wonderful sunny veranda when you want more space, and the high-ceilinged lobby offers cozy seating and walls of books to read.Thanksgiving buffet at the restaurant was quite tasty (and popular). In addition to a nice heated pool, the Jac has (and uses) its original elevator! Staff was kind and helpful. We were there on a chilly Florida night and there was no heat in the room, but the extra blankets sufficed just fine.

  • Liked — old style
  • Disliked — small room
  • Tips/Secrets — staff must operate the antique elevator
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Address: 19 East Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825
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Location: United States > Florida > Avon Park
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Avon Park
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Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in a quiet corner of Florida's Heartland, The Hotel Jacaranda is the picture of Southern repose. Built in the 1920s and listed on the National Historic Register, Avon Park's "gracious lady" boasts high ceilings and quiet hallways. In years gone by, the Jacaranda played hostess to the likes of Babe Ruth and Clark Gable. ... more   less 

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