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“Fantastic for business!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast
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420 Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Sanford B&B and Inns
Sarasota, Florida
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“Fantastic for business!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I travelled to the Daytona area for business and selected the Higgins House because I prefer locally-owned B & Bs over large, chain hotels. I am a seasoned traveller and can honestly say this is the best B & B I have ever visited. The inn was delighful! Even though it is a historic house, I found it to be impeccably maintained. The inn keepers were incredibly friendly, warm, and went out of their way to make me feel welcome. The evening cocktail hour was wonderfully conversational and breakfast was delicious. I will be returning to the area for business and look forward to reserving another room at the Higgins House! -- Brooke Butler, Ph.D.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

My wife and I were extremely pleased with our stay at

Higgins House. The room was large and comfortable, the innkeepers
Lou and Sharon are warm, helpful and friendly. The are true B & B people. They do it for the love of the art. The breakfast was delicious and abundant. The hosts informative and plugged into the city. It is evident that they really enjoy what they do.

Sanford is a great town with fun things to do. We highly recommend it,.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Sanford's been in the news lately, all the time. We had booked a room in Higgins House late in Feb for Mar. 31, so at that time it was just a lovely central Florida town. Believe me, it still is. All the hype is just that -- hype. The Higgins House faces a park several blocks from the center of town. It was built in the late 1800s, and is the first "historic" B&B that we've been to that doesn't smell the least bit musty. It's a lovely comfortable house and lovely comfortable owners -- in residence, I might add. Lou and Sharon went out of their way to make us feel pampered. Lou made us tasty appetizers to accompany our late afternoon wine. He's quite a cook, experimenting to make unusual, delicious foods. (Try the cornbread -- it's to die for!)
Our bed was very comfortable. A claw-foot tub made it a little difficult for my bad knees, but that's part of historic homes. We stayed there in order to take the autotrain the next day. We went to the station in the morning, got our seat and dinner assignments, then returned to the B&B for several hours. "No problem," said Lou, "stay as long as you'd like." What a nice way to end our 3-month Florida stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I was greeted by owners upon arrival. My dog Baylee and I were welcomed and shown to our room. We were oriented to the backyard area for Baylee as well. I had a dog training clinic I was traveling for, and so happy to find a nice, comfortable accommodation for me and my dog.
Thank you Higgins House!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Bel Air, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I came to Sanford visit a family member and was very pleased with the inn and innkeepers. Actually it's a Bed & Breakfast and the breakfasts were delicious. Lou and Sharon were excellent hosts. Higgins is House is cozy, with its antiques to see, and lovely to visit. Sit out on the porch or go upstairs to the sitting area where there is a smaller porch. I was in the Wicker Room, which I enjoyed.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Was recently in Sanford for their "Love your Shorts" Film festival and stayed at the Higgins House B&B. What a treat. Lou and Sharon are wonderful hosts. Spent part of one day just sitting on the front porch reading. Don't miss the homemade raisin bread french toast for breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The wicker room was fantastic and so was the food. The owner/hosts are wonderful, friendly people.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 420 Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Sanford
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Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sanford
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Number of rooms: 3

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