I'm in town working for the next few months. I picked this hotel because I was able to get a weekly rate of $299, which included housekeeping only once a week. This hotel is immediately outside of LegoLand, which used to be called Cypress Gardens. I think back in the 1967 when this hotel was built, it was probably trendy. I met a guy here in Winter Haven who said during the early 1990's the property was called Admiral's Inn, and it was a nice place. Unfortunately, that time has passed. The hotel is in extremely poor repair. The landscaping is dirt and weeds, and filled with trash and cigarette butts. My room has a microwave that looks almost exactly like the one my parents had in the 1980s. It has a big dial on the front you spin to set the time. The metal door frames have rust on them, the toilet in the bathroom is mounted crooked and so you have to sit on it sideways.
In my shower, there was a pubic hair stuck to the ceiling. There were also multiple putrified bugs stuck to the ceiling in the shower as well. I found a huge spider web in one corner that was filled with dead flies. By the way, this was the upgraded room!!!
I booked a room with a microwave and refrigerator but when I arrived the room they gave me had none of that. I went to the front desk I explained to them that my two coworkers got rooms with the microwave and fridge, and I asked them to move me. The very nice lady told me, "I'm going to put you in the tower, but don't tell your friends because they'll be jealous."
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Magnuson Grand Conference Hotel,overlooking Legoland(R) Florida Theme Park offers every amenity to make both business and leisure travelers feel right at home. Guests will be close to a variety of local attractions including Legoland(R) Florida Theme Park, Lake Eloise, Historic Bok Sanctuary, Golf, Fishing, Polk Museum of Art and Fantasy of Flight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Admirals Hotel
- Best Western Winter Haven
- Winter Haven Best Western