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“Great hotel super close to Legoland” 4 of 5 stars
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Magnuson Grand Conference Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5651 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884 (Formerly Park View Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Winter Haven
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“Great hotel super close to Legoland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You've seen all the other reviews. People complain about the cleanliness or the age of the hotel often. To me, this place is perfectly fine for a trip to LEGOLAND. First off, I got the room for $80. Preferred parking at LEGOLAND is $25.00, so once you subtract that from the room cost, your stay (per night) is only $55.00. That's a fair price to me.

The room was clean, no insects or other grossness. The bathroom may be a bit rough looking just due to its age, but otherwise clean. I stayed on the 5th floor of the main building above the lobby. We had a pool view which was nice. The pool is huge and we enjoyed swimming in it. There is even a kids zone with games and a bar/lounge.

The best part was the sidewalk that runs from the hotel's front door to LEGOLAND's entrance. You can't beat a 10 minute walk to save $25.00 on parking.

Overall, would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I reserved a poolside room with2 queen beds onlinefor $300.40...when we got there we were given a room with two double beds that faced the parking lot. We were upgraded to the honeymoon suite which was falling apart. So far, we have been charged $879.56 and have only been refunded $128.69. Do yourself a favour and stay anywhere but here!!!

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is old and falling apart which might not have bothered me so much if it had been clean. At $140 for a night it was way overpriced. Forget about aesthetics; this is a bed to sleep in (with earplugs) if you must and a place to shower if you dare. Our room had the basics: two small beds, a table with two chairs, television, closet, iron, ice bucket, coffee pot on the bathroom sink counter, separate room with shower & tub. Forget about room to spread out, or anything that inspires the word amenity. The main door had to be pulled hard to close and would wake anyone in rooms on that level (noticed that about other rooms). There was no obvious outdoor social area within view of the room – just a narrow sidewalk and a dark, busy parking lot, which left no quiet area or feeling of privacy when traveling with a child. There were cobwebs around the ceiling and grey dust & hair balls on the floor, even in the corners of the bathroom. The bathroom had visible mold and mildew at cracks and spotted on the shower ceiling. The toilet spit back on the seat upon flushing. The bathroom door was poorly insulated and there was no fan. The shower was very difficult to turn on and the tub filled with greywater while showering (and stayed full for the next person!). I had a difficult time sleeping on the small hard bed while wondering how clean the sheets were and listening to constant noise outside. We did not stay for breakfast.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The options in Winter Haven for dog friendly hotels are limited. With that said, I was glad to be able to have my pooch with me on a week of hybrid vacation / business travel. Clearly the property is undergoing a much needed facelift. Don't let the word Grand in the name conjour up images of a resort convention center. The pool and kids zone appear to be geared towards attracting families visiting Legoland, I could not imagine anyone paying the published rack room rate. Join the Magnuson a Star Club for free and be eligible for a 25% discount, but you will need to enter the code when making the online reservation.

Breakfast was "adequate" no sausage or bacon. The layout was extremely inefficient - cups on the other side of room from drinks, no plates near eggs and waffles, etc.

The bed was not comfortable in spite of me asking the desk clerk at check in - she assured ne they had never had anyone complain about the beds.

The TV was old and small compared to other hotels.

If you are staying in a Tursday night, Be sure to ask for a room away from the trash dumpster lest you be woke up at 4 am for 20 minutes if very loud dumpster emptying right outside your room on the back corridor.

Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pool was nice, breakfast was great. The rooms facing the road are not great, carpet is old and smells weird same as the bed sheets. I found hair I the bathtub the first day there. No fridge or microwave which it was hard for us with kids. Walked to Legoland both days didn't pay for parking.

Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time ever I had to ask for a different room due to spiders on the ceiling and feeling unsafe in this dirty room. Front desk staff was nice but rarely answered the front desk phone. I had no a/c in my room the second night and in the morning couldn't get the shower water to turn on for anything. No one answered my repeated calls. Pool was clean and very large, kids area was nice with lots to do and breakfast was good. Hotel is right next to Legoland

Stayed April 2015, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was nice and clean. The house keeping staff was wonderful, they always greeted us with a smile. The pool is huge, aswell as clean, and beautifully lit at night. We had a wonderful stay and will deffinitely be back.

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Address: 5651 Cypress Gardens Blvd, Winter Haven, FL 33884 (Formerly Park View Hotel)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Winter Haven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 17 Hotels in Winter Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Magnuson Grand Conference Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 174
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

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