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“A Hidden Gem, In The Town That Time Forgot” 4 of 5 stars
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Edgewater Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   99 West Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Winter Garden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Key West, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem, In The Town That Time Forgot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

We knew about the Edgewater Hotel because we had lived in Winter Garden, a small, and picturesque farming town outside of Orlando before moving to Key West. Also, it just happens to be one of the closest towns to Walt Disney World. The Edgewater sits on Plant Street, in the historic downtown area as a reminder of a time long since past where you can take a small step back to a simpler time.
We arrived about an hour after check in (3:00) to a completely empty lobby. After a quick call on the house phone located at the unmanned front desk, a clerk came and showed us to our room. We were reserved for room 209, a modest but cosy room with a desk, small tv, and private bathroom. A deal for $70 a night. The bed in 209 was quite comfortable, and we really enjoyed the spacious shower. After the first night, the Manager came and asked us if we would like to have a free upgrade. It was a very nice gesture, and so we took him up on it and moved to room 212 on the corner of the building with nice views of downtown. The room was beautiful, and much larger than our last room. This room had a bath tub with a shower (but it was not as good as the one in 209). The room gets a lot of light late into the evening, and gets quite a bit of noise from the street down below. However, at night it is dark, quiet, and peaceful. We thought the bed in 212 was stunning (to look at) but really missed the mattress from 209.
  Each morning we were there breakfast was served at the community dinning table at a time we had prearranged. The self serve coffee was really good, and they go out of their way to make you whatever your heart desires for breakfast (this is included in the price of your room).
  Most of the staff seem to live at the hotel, and were very helpful and pleasant, and always around. You should be prepared for the fact that The Edgewater is not a resort, and you will not find the pool, the hot tub, or room service for that matter. Also, there is no stay over service for your room, so if you need a sheet change (or something like that) you should let the staff know.
If you plan to bring your children here you should bring something to entertain them with. However, if you are bringing them to the theme parks most of your time here will be sleeping and having a great breakfast to set you off on your day. Oh, and did I mention there is a homemade ice cream parlor in the lobby?
Overall, we had a really nice stay at the Edgewater, and next time we are in the Orlando area we will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

Very clean and cozy Bed & Breakfast with an interesting back-in-time theme enhanced with period architecture and furnished with antiques. Good food and live music adds to the value of the experience.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

Relaxing. Staff was GREAT!!! Lots of places to eat with a variety on menus. Easy access to a bike route and rentals were cheap. Great little town common area with big swings to relax on. Breakfast was great and included. Old world charm

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

The hotel was quaint and peaceful. The staff was super friendly, and they cooked whatever you wanted for breakfast, which was delicious. Our suite was very quiet. The rooms have wireless internet access, but no phones. Also, the televisions are very small. If you want a lot of frills, this is not the place for you. If you want tranquility and fantastic service, then this is the place for you. The downtown area surrounding the hotel has brick streets and lots of restaurants and shops. There is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and two restaurants within the hotel. I stayed at the hotel because my son had a golf tournament in Winter Garden, but I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clearwater, Fl
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

I stayed only one night but it was fairly comfortable and the people there were helpful and very nice.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milton, FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

I highly recommend this B&B!!! There's history to the building and a great story to the owners/investors who made it all happen. Several young couples have created a warm, charming place for all the guests (the men are all part of a band and the pianist plays in the lobby sometimes). The clientele are as friendly as the staff (owners) and the town is frozen in time. There is a large bike/jogging trail running right in front of the hotel for recreation. The town is all local business owners which seem to add to the historic feel.

The staff will go out of their way for all the clientele (including a ride/pick-up from Disney) and cook a fabulous breakfast. My room was well kept w/ wooden floors and clean sheets (I was actually comfortable walking around without shoes or socks on). The stand up showers where spacious; although water pressure was less than expected (it is original plumbing). The only negative I experienced was that there was a music from the local pub keeping me up till 11:30 at night (my wife and I are light sleepers); request a room on the other side and there'll be no problems. The common area was great for breakfast, a game of cards, or just to visit. The local restaurants are amazing! We ate at the Chef’s Table and a Thai restaurant; I highly recommend them both.

This is not a modern high rise so many of the modern amenities are left out to keep the historic and small town feel (I didn't look if we had wireless internet). Everything needed for a memorable experience is included. I will return, with out a doubt.

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

Great service, extremely friendly staff. Loved the antiques and journals in the rooms. Breakfast was a full spread! Solid built old hotel with good restoration in progress. We loved it! Enjoy!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Edgewater Hotel

Address: 99 West Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Location: United States > Florida > Winter Garden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Winter Garden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Edgewater Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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