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Wakulla Springs Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wakulla Springs
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“Excellent family lodge..”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge at the end of july. My family loved the lodge. Starting with platforms in the swimming area. We had a great time jumping and swimming in the swimming area.we took the boat ride and it was amazing learning about the wilderness area animals and plants.we actually like the lodge a lot but improvements are neededin some areas such as the spring viewing area they could buy nice chairs and tables. Rooms were roomy and we had no problems with the room . The restaurant food and service was good.we definitely will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The lodge itself is beautiful. The rooms are large & some even overlook the spring. One of the staff members on the day we checked in was very unhelpful. The control for the a/c in our room said the batteries needed to be replaced. We asked the young man at the front desk for new batteries. He said that the controller in the rooms doesn't really do anything, so he wouldn't give us new batteries. My husband & I went to the nearest convenience store & purchased batteries, replaced them in the a/c controller & AMAZINGLY were able to operate the a/c in our room.

The remainder of the stay was good. We took the boat tour, which was fun & informative. We also ate at the lodge restaurant, which had very delicious breakfast, dinner was so-so here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is an amazing place to stay. It is an enchanting visit back in time. My parents brought my siblings and me to tour Wakulla Springs via the glass bottom boats about 30 years ago. I decided to bring my family and while my kids (12 & 16) were unsure at first because there wasn't a tv in the room, they quickly adapted. They played checkers together and we ate at the restaurant. The food is very good at the restaurant and not expensive. The rooms are filled with antiques. The bathroom is accommodated with toiletries and soft, fluffy towels. Both our room and bathroom were LARGE. the architecture and accents are truly artwork. The concierge that checked us in is wonderful and truly loves what he does - it shows. We couldn't stay but one night but when it was time to go my daughter was asking if we could stay longer. She loved the boat tour the next day, although the glass bottom boats are in repair and we could not use those which was a disappointment. We still saw plenty of alligators, birds, plant life, wild life, manatees, etc. and Mahoney, our boat tour guide, was one of the most pleasant persons I've had the chance to encounter. We didn't have time to go swimming, but it is definitely on the list for a future visit. If you have a night or two to spare and are looking for a truly unique experience, it would be worth it to stay at the lodge.

Room Tip: The rooms are large, so even if you have a good sized group it won't be packed to stay in one ro...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Our family of three adults and three children stayed one night in rooms 67 and 45. The lodge is "back to basics", so no TV or coffeemakers in the rooms and the Wi-Fi didn't really work for us. But we still had a wonderful time and in fact the hot water from the tap in the bathroom was sufficient for brewing tea and instant coffee in the room.
The rooms are very large-- lots of space so they will be great for longer stays, the closets are huge and were great for hanging all our wet stuff to dry.
We took the glass bottom boat tour in the riverboat tour, both good fun.
The hotel lacks extra staff, just one person on duty at the front desk but they were friendly and helpful.
The playground and hiking trails were splendid.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you always wanted to go camping, but hate the idea of sleeping in a tent; stay at the lodge, steps away from the crystal clear spring, in the middle of the woods. We saw manatees, alligators, turtles, many different birds. Hiked on a nature trail, swam in the spring, jumped off the docks and of course you can't miss the boat tour. The lodge is historical, could use some work but totally worth it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a beautiful old hotel that is unfortunately declining. Rooms are large with granite or marble floors. The sink in our room had cracks in it and mold was around the vent above the tub. Staff is very friendly, but the hotel is understaffed. One evening we waited 30 minutes for our bill in the restaurant. The food is good in the restaurant, however, and reasonable priced. Although our room was clean when we arrived, we had to make our own bed, empty our own trash and take it and our dirty towels to the front desk. I recommend staying only one or two days. The boat trip--run by a state worker, not a private service--took us back in time to old Florida. We saw alligators, manatees, turtles, and various types of birds and fish. The guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We snorkeled in the natural spring, which is great for swimming, but very cold. Also, although the water was clear, there was nothing to view, not even minnows. The six-mile trail in the park is shaded and trees are identified, so it is a pleasant walk. Wearing bug spray is advised; we did not, and as a result we received quite a few bites. If staying more than one day, I recommend driving to see St. Mark's Lighthouse, only about a half hour away at most.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orange, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2013

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An unusual place,,it is like going back to 1950' a state park lodge, very tranquil setting. No tv or radio, but has wifif. Room was very clean, every thing worked well.. May not be for every one but we loved it. Home to,a natural spring fed swimming spot. Also boat tours are very interesting and fun.

Resturant on site with great comfort all very reasonable price wise.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wakulla Springs Lodge
Address: 550 Wakulla Park Dr, Wakulla Springs, FL 32327-0390
Location: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Wakulla Springs
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wakulla Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Wakulla Springs Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge at Wakulla Springs is located in the Wakulla Springs State Park near historic Tallahassee, Florida. Considered a Florida architectural landmark the Lodge has been on the grounds since 1937 and is featured, along with the nearly 6,000 acre park and river, on the National Register of Historic Places. Surrounded by canopies of oak, hickory, and beech trees, the natural springs, and Florida wildlife, the Lodge offers an old southern feel and a peaceful getaway for family vacations and reunions, weddings anniversaries, conferences, and other special events. The Lodge also is a perfect retreat for artists, writers, or those that just want to get away from it all. Guests will be inspired by nature's beauty and serenity inside of any one of the 27 guest rooms which overlook the springs, park, and courtyard. In keeping with the Lodge atmosphere there are no televisions in the rooms. ... more   less 
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