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Key West Resort on Lake Dora

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiance and I stayed here last night and we were really impressed! We go to hotels often and this is by far my favorite. For a great price you get a beautiful room. The room was very modern and clean. The balcony was huge overlooking lake Dora and all the restaurants and bars below. There are so many options... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Key West in early March for 4 days for a friends wedding. It exceeded every expectation. The hotel is very clean. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. We did have one issue with our door handle not functioning properly and it addressed, and resolved within 15 minutes. Great service. The town itself is quaint with very kind... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was excellent! It was large, attractive, clean and stylish and also practical with a kitchen and lounging area. The balcony was a great vantage for watching all the fun things in Tavares including the seaplanes on Lake Dora. We will definitely be back!

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Key West Resort in Tavares is a new hotel. It was clean and comfortable with a great view of Lake Dora. We went for July 4 weekend and had a fantastic time. We ate at Lago Dora, a nice Italian place on the first floor of the hotel. There are so many restaurants from which to choose. We plan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little town with a gorgeous view. Great day and night life for all ages. The hotel was magnificent! Boat and plane rentals are at your finger tips. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. The town itself isn't far away from Orlando airport which makes it very convenient!

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East Prairie, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I spent the 4th of July weekend here. This is a delightful area with Mount Dora nearby which is also quite charming. The shops and restaurants/bars on the first floor of some of the buildings are pretty neat and can be very convenient. There are so many options within walking distance! The hotel itself has large rooms... More 

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Alex C, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear sailor17n61w, Thank for your comments regarding your stay. Your input is very valuable to us, and we appreciate the time and energy you took regarding this. Regarding the power outage, which appears to have been your biggest concern, we can't apologize enough for the inconvenience. The entire Downtown area lost power, and the power company had told us that... More 

McIntosh, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure I can top what others say. Location, location, location. Beautiful view of Lake Dore. Restaurants on main floor and others within easy walking distance. Room was immaculate, bright, and very, very comfortable. Looking forward to visiting again in fall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were in Fl for a friend's wedding. We lucked up and made a reservation at Key West a couple days before coming and we were pleasantly surprised by how nice the resort was. The room was clean and very spacious, customer service was very friendly and the views outstanding! The only downfall was we were running... More 

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Kevin D, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear colsaries, Congratulations on your friend’s wedding! We’re very glad you found the Key West hotel in Tavares - and enjoyed your stay with us! It’s always an honor when we can play a small part in our guests’ enjoyment of their most special days. Our staff takes great pride in taking great care of our guests and our hotel,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great stay again! The room is clean, pet friendly, Wi-Fi was great and breakfast was wonderful. Bedding was very comfortable, only thing missing are blackout curtains. Prefer building 2 over 1 better view and less noise. Parking was a problem a night with customers at the restaurants taking hotel parking. Would definitely stay again!

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Thank TerryMiamiFlorida
Kevin D, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear TerryMiamiFlorida, Thank you for this wonderful review! We love seeing reviews like this from returning guests - and knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us at our hotel in Tavares as much each time as you did the first! We hope your pet enjoyed the visit, as well! Our cleaning staff works so hard to take care of... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My wife and I had a great weekend at the Key West Resort on Lake Dora. The staff was warm and extremely helpful. The worst part of the stay was the obliterating heat which was aided by our clean and cold room. My wife was happy so I was happy. Thanks for everything, we hope to return very soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at one of Florida's only inland seaplane basins, where pilots like to stop in, enjoy the entertainment, and often spend the night before the next day's adventures. Jet skis are available for rental, as well as boat rentals. There is a steam engine (Orange Blossom Cannonball) that runs from Tavares to the historic village of Mt. Dora and beyond with themed trips. Live entertainment is common on the weekends on the waterfront at Puddle Jumpers (restaurant and bar) and Al's Sandbar (bar with limited menu). The hotel itself has The Tiki West Raw Bar and Grille, as well as Lago Dora Italian Restaurant, and Brand Charles Studio and Salon on premises. Classic Boat Racing, Antique Car Shows, Sailing Regattas, and Jet Ski Tournaments are common events on Lake Dora in Tavares, as well as the famous Arts and Antiques Festivals in Mt. Dora. The Downtown Tavares area is an Entertainment District, where patrons are allowed to stroll (with the adult beverages of their choice) to visit the many shops, museums, and restaurants and bars. The Hotel is located only two blocks from the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares, Florida. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Key West Resort on Lake Dora

Address: 199 West Ruby Street, Tavares, FL 32778 (Formerly Lakeview Inn)
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Tavares
Price Range: $106 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Key West Resort on Lake Dora 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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