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Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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565 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I remember when this property was built, nearly 50 years ago, as a Holiday Inn. It sits in the middle of the municipal Marina, is surrounded by 2 adjacent restaurants and is only a block from Sanford's historic district. One could not find a more convenient location. The motel surrounds a large outdoor pool and large patio which appear to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is easy distance from airport and sits on the lake, about a block from the riverwalk. This hotel is functional, not fancy. The pool is nice, the staff is friendly, and the location is within walking distance of the historic downtown. Of all the Sanford hotels to chose from, I think this one has the best location. Room is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is a little basic, but receptionist was really nice & helpful. Carried large bag up the stairs as I'd recently injured my back. Shuttle *only* goes back to airport from hotel. We'd inferred there was also a shuttle to the hotel from the airport - not so! Taxi driver seemed hacked off that it was a short fare..... Nice... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent one night on tail end of an Orlando conference. Old property and satisfactorily maintained. Staff was pleasant. For the price expected just a bit more quality. Very nice quality restaurant next door met our needs. Great Lake/ river location. All considered would stay here again when in Sanford

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Decent hotel, a little dated. Great view of lake monroe and operated by very nice people. Close to airport as well. Nice out door pool and benches along the lake. They even printed off our airplane boarding passes for us.

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Thank Matthew M
Monroes_Staff, Front Office Manager at Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay on Lake Monroe. Yes, we are an older property, but we aim for clean and comfortable with a personal touch for all of our customers. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and perhaps we will see each other again in the future! More 

Land O Lakes, Florida
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We stayed at this hotel in April, and tried to stay again this past weekend (August 12 & 13, 2016). We could not stay in the room. The room smelled, there were cockroaches in the bathroom, exposed electrical wiring near the possibly inoperative AC unit (see pictures), no door knob, just a strap welded to door (see pictures), and a... More 

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Monroes_Staff, Front Office Manager at Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall, responded to this review

First, we do appreciate you returning after your initial visit in March. It would be a sad thing were you never to return as you found the inaugural stay so enjoyable! Ours is an independent hotel, as you may well be aware, and that being said, we do try to meet the needs of our guest's (you!) at every corner.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This hotel is something else! I was welcomed as if an old friend by staff and owner. These people were amazingly friendly and the owner not only took my suitcases to my room but also made sure I got a great vegetarian meal at the restaurant next door! Loved the view at the lake too! Room wasn't modern or luxe... More 

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Monroes_Staff, Front Office Manager at Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind and honest assessment of your recent stay. You are correct when you say we are nothing fancy, but we do strive for comfortable, clean, and friendly! Perhaps we shall be lucky enough for our paths to cross again in the future! More 

Boardman, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

The staff is very friendly which was the best part about staying at this motel. The lake view was pleasing. The bad thing about this establishment is that it is very out dated and is in DIRE NEED of refurbishing. Beds are uncomfortable and doors seemed to be unsafe. I was skeptical about the safety. Swimming pool was shut off... More 

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Monroes_Staff, Front Office Manager at Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, and glad to hear you enjoyed the view. There is no doubt this is an older property, but there has not been an issue with safety as far as the guest room doors are concerned. It is necessary to maintain pool hours in consideration of other guests who may be rising early. The hours are... More 

Elliston, Virginia
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53 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We arrived at Monroe's in the pouring rain. Monroe's is an older place that is being refurbished. However, it is designed so that you can get from your car to the office to your room without getting wet. As mentioned, it is not a new facility, however, the rooms are neat, roomy, and clean. The office staff was very helpful... More 

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Monroes_Staff, Front Office Manager at Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall, responded to this review

Dear Stormy, We are pleased to hear you were able to make the most of your stay here with us, despite the inclement weather. There is no controlling nature, but your appreciation regardless of the circumstances shows an awesome outlook on life. Thank you for choosing Monroe's, and safe travels to you! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Sarah was a fantastic lobby host. She was warm and friendly. I had a tough situation that I was dealing with my airline and she was most helpful and kind....the property is very pretty and has awesome views!!! This is a jewel of Sanford !!! I'd definitely come back!!

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Monroes_Staff, Front Office Manager at Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall, responded to this review

Dear Allan, So glad to hear you and your family made it home! It was our pleasure to be able to assist you in anyway possible to make the best of things. We will love to have you and the girls back with us during the daylight hours! :) More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rest and relax in our quaint, comfortable rooms, or outdoor courtyard area overlooking the pool and beautiful Lake Monroe. Enjoy individual, outdoor access to rooms with no stuffy hallways! Located on the marina in Historic Downtown Sanford, with shopping and dining minutes away; also just under five miles from the Sanford-Orlando International Airport, (SFB). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall

Address: 530 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771-1354
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Sanford
Price Range: $75 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Monroe's On The Lake Hotel & Banquet Hall 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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