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“Back for our Annual Visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Kenilworth Lodge
1610 Lakeview Dr, Sebring, FL 33870   |  
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Sebring
Flagler Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Back for our Annual Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is our 11th year to stay at the Kenilworth. We believe we get a nice room at a fair price. Granted, this property is no longer at the height of its elegant history but it is aging gracefully. The linens and towels are fine and we always find our room to be very clean. We enjoy staying in the poolside rooms and spend a lot of time in the screened shady porch. The Palm Restaurant and Jimmy's Café that are nearby provide good meals at very fair prices. If you have a few hours to fill, get directions to the Highland Hammock State Park in town. It has several short hiking trails, a tram ride to other sections of the park and an interesting museum of the CCC, a work program of the government in the l930s.

Room Tip: The rooms around the pool are choice
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Brownsburg, Indiana
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was the dirtiest most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed in. Dirty sheets, a filthy shower and paper thin walls. I woke up this morning with a big bug on the side of my head. Never again. I would sleep in my car before I would stay here again. If I could give it a 0 rating I would.

Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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midlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have stayed at Kenilworth Lodge many times since 2004, and look forward to another trip soon. We always seem to sleep well, and get up early to make the most of our time in Sebring. Our last stay was for the Bike Sebring 24 Hour event held at the Sebring Race Track. We had a suite, as we have done before and loved the space available. Breakfast is always fun, and meeting the guests who come for the winter months is great and adds to the friendliness of the hotel. The jigsaws are good entertainment and we love the history surrounding the lodge. Wonderful to sit on the veranda on a rocking chair and have nap....
We will be back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco
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56 reviews 56 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here maybe 5-6 years ago, and while it was not ever a luxurious hotel it was acceptable, funky but charming. This time, we couldn't get a reservation at the Residence Inn or Inn on the Lake, so we checked into one of the suites on the 2nd floor of Kenilworth, and what a disappointment. We were prepared for funk and even just a Comfort Suite level type of accommodation. What turned out was not acceptable at any standards. The closet floor was filthy with debris from not having ever been vacuumed it seemed (not sure what the stuff was). Stains on ceilings, toilet did not look like it was cleaned, had "stuff" around the rim. Tub rusted out at the bottom, and then get this, not only did the sink in the bathroom not drain, there was another sink in the bedroom, and it was backed up with disgusting looking water that wouldn't drain. I called the front desk, and maybe we will be able to change room tomorrow, but we will likely try to find another hotel if possible. I don't mind old, like linoleum floor, old CRT TVs, (hard to find any hotels with them these days), all this is acceptable since the hotel is inexpensive, but basic cleanliness is to be expected. The lodge had one shot this time with us because our usual hotels were full, unfortunately we will never come back again. A shame as the staff all seems nice, and I would love to support mom and pop type of businesses but there is a minimum level that a hotel should have to live up to. I hope the management would consider closing down some of the rooms and gradually repair one room at a time, and turn this very very tired (near death) grand dame around, she deserves it.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Ithaca, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Although I love old things, when I stay on the road, I don't want funky. The best part of this hotel is the grand staircase. But it ends there. The rooms include a few amenities such as: noisy window-unit air conditioners. The paint is chipping on the windows. Pull down vinyl shades. Step-up into the bathroom. Old square lineoleum in the bathroom. Oldest toilet I've seen in a long time--the kind that will take small children with a good 10-gallon flush. But there is some charm in the original check-in counter, complete with the wood cubby hole mail slots, all wood cabinets. It hasn't changed in over a half century.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Valencia, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The staff and the location are perfect! We rent a cottage and love being able to enjoy the grounds and the pool, as well as our own screen in porch! We'll continue to go back at least twice a year! There is no place in Sebring we would rather stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Beautiful old lodge. Staff was great, everyone was very helpful. Free Continental Breakfast had lots of choices every morning. Loved waking up each morning, looking (from our second floor room) over at the Lake that was across the street, behind the Elks Lodge.
The only negative was that we asked for a handicapped accessible room and they only had standard/full sized beds in them ( two standard beds in the room). My husband and I slept together in one of the beds the first night but, decided to each sleep in seperate beds for the rest of our stay. We were used to a queen bed. This was not that much of a problem.
We would definitly go back.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor room, on the front, to get a view of the lake.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Kenilworth Lodge

Address: 1610 Lakeview Dr, Sebring, FL 33870
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Sebring
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Sebring
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 109
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