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Park City, Utah
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Lake Alfred, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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....

Thank Mrgurd
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Lake Wales, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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...

Thank ZeeVenturer
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...

Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went here for the evening seafood buffet on a Friday night. The Christmas decorations are outstanding. The entire place is a winter wonderland. The waiters are great and the service was also good. The buffet is very small and did not have a great selection, however the food was good. The desserts seemed to be bought and not prepared...

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

Thank you for your review. I will let them know about your concerns.

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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: $72 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 35
Also Known As:
The Hotel Jacaranda Avon Park, Florida
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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.”
 of 5 bubbles archibaldm2015, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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