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The Hotel Jacaranda

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for one night and regret it. Should've saved my $70 and drove the two hours home. The room was dirty. There was hair in the shower drain. Hair in the bed when we pulled the blankets back. Hair in our basket of 'clean' towels. There was a mirror with spots and finger smudges all over it (just demonstrated...

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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A stay at the Jacaranda is worth the visit to Avon Park ! This building is a historic gem with each room decorated individually. The staff were delightfully accommodating and friendly. Coffee and light breakfast items were included in the rate. The locals frequent the lobby restaurant. We were very happy in our corner suite 218 at the end of...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Next time try room 228 it has the same king bed Master suite in the middle of the hotel and very quiet. So glad you and your friends enjoyed the veranda it is a great place to visit in the evening. I also enjoy the dinners at 18 East they do a great job. We...

Lake Alfred, Florida
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Stayed here on a last minute decision not to drive home and was very pleasantly surprised! VERY reasonable room rates and the building is full of old Florida history. Got a Master Suite room and it was very spacious with a large sitting room and very big bedroom, everything was clean and well cared for. Had the Sunday Brunch and...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love the positive feed back on our wonderful Hotel. We hope to have you visit us again soon.

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This hotel was built when Florida was very undeveloped in the 20's. The decorations and fixtures date back to that period. Don't let this scare you. Service is excellent and the personnel is extremely nice. It's been run as a Hospitality school. I highly recommend this hotel if you are in the area. Buffet breakfast on Sundays is excellent also....

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad your enjoyed your stay.

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to stay at this old hotel in central Florida. Folks were nice, place was clean and everything worked. I was in the seashell room with a balcony. Light blue and white colors dominated the paint job. Had an old hand crank elevator which was fun. It was a nice change from all the chain hotels for me....

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to have you stay again soon. We have plans of remodeling the 3rd floor after our season.

Lake Wales, Florida
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars for the Jacaranda lunch buffet and decided to try the limited time evening buffets. We went for the Friday seafood buffet and we're not disappointed. The evening buffet is Monday through Friday, January 4 - April 8. Our party of 8 had reservations (suggested) and were seated quickly. As usual everything was perfect, the tables were...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope to have you join again soon.

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I loved this hotel. Beautiful and decorated still from Christmas. We ate in the hotel restaurant, nice buffet great price. Rooms here are very nice also and just the right price. I understand that the Christmas decorations come down Jan. 25th and then the hotel goes into major decorations for Valentines day! I am thinking about again staying here. This...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We always look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Our ladies came yesterday and took down valentines day decorations and put up Easter. So hurry back.

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The glory days of the Jacaranda may be in the past, but they are doing a good job of keeping it going and maintaining a sense of grandeur. In this day and age, and location, it could easily have become a white elephant or closed down completely. Part of the deal to keep it going is that one wing is...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As we always try our best to make everyone's stay enjoyable. We hope to have you stay with us again soon.

Arcadia, Florida
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The decorations are just amazing. We were not staying here-just 45 women from Arcadia came for lunch. They accommodate large groups all the time and had several this day. There were no issues, no glitches-all went well. The food is not spectacular, but is good and more flavorful than 2 years ago when I was last here. I understand that...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your lunch with your group. As far as being a Culinary school. We do have a culinary school in our building. But they do not make our food or desserts. (except on advertised occasions) We have our own chefs that make items for the restaurant.

summit, nj
Reviewed 28 December 2016

while the hotel is most attractive in the lobby with Christmas decorations, once you get to your room, it's a different story. old, worn down appearance with poor water pipes. we had no hot water most of our stay. the a/c fan blew so loud, it was difficult sleeping. the toilets didn't have a top to lean back on. one...

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David B, Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. After talking to our desk manager I was told the only things she was aware of was the hot water in the sink. That was repaired during your stay and the charges that happen somewhere else. That she offered to contact our local police help you with. Thank you for staying with us and hope...

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Nestled in a quiet corner of Florida's Heartland, The Hotel Jacaranda is the picture of Southern repose. Built in the 1920s and listed on the National Historic Register, Avon Park's "gracious lady" boasts high ceilings and quiet hallways. In years gone by, the Jacaranda played hostess to the likes of Babe Ruth and Clark Gable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hotel Jacaranda

Address: 19 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3942
Region: United States > Florida > Avon Park
Price Range: €51 - €190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
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“Room 215 is a suite with a king bed that opens outside to the sunny 2nd floor veranda.”
 of 5 bubbles loveitoutdoors, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“didn't see any good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles siwelsummit, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a renovated room”
 of 5 bubbles CynthiaF621, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi is spotty in the rooms; but why the hell do you want wi-fi when you're in the midst of the early twentieth century??”
 of 5 bubbles 995wendellt, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms are small; the suite we had was quite roomy. The old-style elevator must be operated by a staff person.”
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