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Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed last year and rebooked for antique boat show for staycation. Did not disappoint with private balcony overlooking water (and the antique boats!) with fridge, wet bar, large closet and walk in shower. Bright and clean with very high ceilings.

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a brand new resort hotel on Lake Dora. There are three separate building. We stayed in the second building. Each building has 4 floors the 1st floor are businesses. The rooms are large with a balcony, walk-in closet, big bath, two queen beds, tv, and a counter with microwave, refrigerator, and sink. Unlike some reviewers comment about the...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took 3 teenagers to Universal Islands of Adventure for the entire day and booked two rooms at Key West Resort on Lake Dora to get away from Orlando attraction hotel prices, crowds and traffic. This hotel is less than 1 hour from Universal on highways 80% of the way. The view overlooking Lake Dora was nothing short of glorious,...

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Kenton, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought the rooms were great. Big for the price, me and my wife traveled around florida for 10 days stayed at a few high priced places on the beach , stayed in a few inland places too . We found key west resort quite nice . Great view of lake and lots to do in the area .. Liked it...

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is having Major Road work in Front and Refurbishing behind none of which have to do with the Hotel but was still a major impact on our stay none of which was told to us at booking. We decided to stay because it was only one night. It was impossible trying to relax with the Back-up Beep, Beep,...

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

Dear pcfl258, Thank your feedback regarding your recent stay, and we are disappointed that the road construction was such a problem for your relaxation. The city wanted to replace the storm drains on the road in front of our lobby, and have run into some problems that delayed them. They promise they will be finished in the front by next...

Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has three buildings. The one by the water wasn't in use, we we were told, so we were across the street. First, the positives. The room was clean and very large. The towels were thick and absorbent, though one was was pretty frayed. The room was pretty quiet, especially given the hard floor surface (no carpeting) and the...

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

Dear GPsy, Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay with us, and we are so glad that you found your room clean, spacious, and quiet. Our mattresses are European pillow-tops, of very high quality, and most people find them very comfortable; we apologize that yours did not meet your satisfaction, and will certainly make sure that it is...

Oxfordshire, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually stay at a chain hotel on the main road to visit family locally but we tried this after visiting downtown Tavares on a previous trip. We were in a building across the road from reception. The room was well laid out, large and clean. Most importantly it had a fabulous view over the lake. We braved the pool...

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

Dear KatyBen, Thank you for your kind comments, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and your accommodations. We do have very nice lake views that our guests can enjoy, as well as the local eateries and pubs. We are happy that you found your room clean and spacious, and while the floors are swept and...

Eustis, Florida
Reviewed February 20, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised how nice this hotel is! Although the reviews are good, I wasn't expecting it to be on par with other well known 4 star hotels! We stayed in a king corner room. The room was long and open, such that you don't feel confined or find yourself trying to walk around the furniture. The view of...

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

Dear DLL4, Thank you so much for these wonderful compliments! We’re so happy you enjoyed your King Corner room so much - they are quite spacious and a guest favorite. Our balcony views of Lake Dora are also a guest favorite! We do everything we can to keep our guests in comfort during their stay, including providing little touches such...

Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a few nights amd it was great. The rooms are huge (was supposed to be apartments but apparently that fell through). The rooms could have used more and better furniture (looked like they raided ikea). Great location, walked to the train and took it to mt dora. Wonderful trip!

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

Dear Daniel K, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We are known for our very spacious, open rooms and large balconies overlooking Lake Dora. We do value our guests’ feedback and take into consideration your critique of your particular room. Our management does have a minimalist approach to decor, by design and to help keep our rooms as...

Ocala, United States
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Great view of the lake. Rooms are huge with a full walk in closet. Everything is incredibly modern and minimalist, yet rooms have all the amenities you need including refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, etc. You get a choice of many free breakfast items from the restaurant in the parking lot. There are a ton of restaurants and bars...

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

Dear Trevor H, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! We take great pride in our hotel, and love hearing that you enjoyed so many of the things we’re known for during your stay - including the Key West Resort’s perfect lake views, large, neatly kept and uniquely decorated rooms, and convenient amenities. A home-made breakfast at Buster...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • 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 W Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778-3821 (Formerly Lakeview Inn)
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Tavares
Price Range: $116 - $165 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“try the first building”
 of 5 bubbles Joepg629, 3 days ago | Read review
“Good Luck with this”
 of 5 bubbles pcfl258, 1 week ago | Read review
“I think every room has a view of the lake. We chose the top floor, corner unit which was perfect for us.”
 of 5 bubbles DLL4, Feb 20, 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room in the new part of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 857traceyo, Feb 14, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have lake view”
 of 5 bubbles OttandBert, Feb 7, 2017 | Read review
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