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Hotel DeFuniak

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auburn, Alabama
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Closed, out of business, dead! Sad day:-( We heard about this cute little town with the most perfectly round lake, one of only two in the world. So we thought we'd stay at this historic hotel after a day at the cool springs. oh well, let's just go to the chain hotel down the street.

3Thank Marge G
Weston, Florida
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Even on a rainy day, it was still a beautiful little stop. The library and Victorian homes were lovely. Stop by if you are interested in seeing what some parts of Florida looked like many years ago. There aren't many places to eat, but it's a nice walk or drive around the lake.

1Thank Valerie V
Panama City
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This was a fine boutique hotel/ B&B but has closed. The hotel and its adjoining restaurant are vacant and striped of all furnishings. We had hoped it would reopen under new ownership but since it is striped to the bare walls that does not look likely.

1Thank tommytucker47
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Rooms very well done, some Retro but all clean, quaint and well done. Staff great, food/bar wonderful. Free wifi. Hotel pretty much in the heart of things. Enjoy your stay in a very old hotel that does Not smell like mildew.

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Received a very unprofessional letter today canceling a confirmed reservation at this hotel. Rather sad that the sale of this hotel and transition is going extremely poorly. They obviously are in serious trouble and poorly planned this transition. Questions should be asked to Florida state hotel regulators. Are they a viable hotel? Is canceling confirmed reservations a sound strategy? Is...

5Thank Globaltrekk
2gofishing, Owner at Hotel DeFuniak, responded to this review

We understand your disappointment and share your concerns. We just don't what other choices would have been better. We don't mean to be cynical, but our choices were to cancel your reservation or let you knock on the door when you arrive. We sincerely regret that this cancellation has disrupted your travel plans.. We have always bent over backwards to...

Reviewed 14 October 2015

The staff and atmosphere were absolutely fantastic and it was a breath of fresh air!! great room great service breakfast was awesome !! my go to when i need to find me and need some relaxation !! love love love it and the couple that run the breakfast at the B & B part are so sweet !! look forward...

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

For less than the cost of a decent room elsewhere, my wife and I spent two nights in this historic hotel where we received personalized service and had a tasty breakfast served each morning. We enjoyed a bottle of wine one night in the cozy lobby area and chatted with another couple who were doing the same. We also enjoyed...

1Thank Kendall C
Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stopped here for the night on our way to Seaside. This hotel is a gem! The owners welcome you with true Southern Hospitality. The room was comfortable and breakfast was excellent! I'm only sad that we have just found this hotel. Hopefully, the new owners will take some hospitality lessons from Tom & Pam before they retire.

Thank sunshinedaydreamin
2gofishing, Owner at Hotel DeFuniak, responded to this review

Pam & I will miss all of our friends when we retire. We are doing all we can to help the new owners with the transition. I am sure they will love the Hotel and all of the guests with the same authentic enthusiasm as we do. The Hotel has been a part of so many special occasions for its...

Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

such a sweet bed and breakfast. I stay here two nights a week. The breakfast is awesome, the only problem is breakfast doesn't start until 7:00 but they are each a culinary experience. The hotel has history and a certain relaxed atmosphere to it that can't be duplicated. It's being auctioned off at the end of August and I just...

Thank L M
2gofishing, Owner at Hotel DeFuniak, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences with others. We have the best guests ever! Pam and I have had a great time over the past 13 years and feel sure that the new owners will carry on the tradition. We invite all of our guests to join us one last time before we retire. We will be here until Sept...

Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

My wife surprised me when I walked in the door on Friday afternoon. She said, "Here's our bags, let's get going." The trip led us to the Hotel Defuniak in Defuniak Springs, FL. The first impression as I walked thru the front doors was, "I've just stepped back in time." The music playing was one by Frank Sinatra. The antique...

1Thank James J

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"One of Florida's Top Ten Bed & Breakfast Inns" gives service beyond your expectations. Built as a Masonic Lodge in 1920, this magnificent structure was completely restored in 1998 with all of the modern amenities you would expect in a fine Hotel. Every room has been decorated to create a unique theme with the ambiance of a time past. With its 4-Star Bogey's Restaurant and Bar and the Hotel's AAA Triple Diamond Rating, it has become the place to stay for travelers and romantic get-a-ways as well as for business men & women. Hotel DeFuniak is located across from the Walton County Court House and steps from the Lake Yard Park at Lake Defuniak. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel DeFuniak

Address: 400 E Nelson Ave, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433-7443
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > DeFuniak Springs
Price Range: RM385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel DeFuniak 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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