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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My house just had a major water leak and black mold is everywhere. To top it off I started chemo for lung cancer today and my family and I are still staying in the hotel because they have to tear everything apart. We (all 5 of us + 1 dog) had nowhere to go. Key West Resorts opened their doors...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Key west Resort for the Boat show per friends recommendations. The place was clean and convenient BUT The room was enormous with hardly any furniture! It looked ridiculous! The furniture was mismatched and appeared as if it had recently been pulled from storage. There were three prints on the wall which were IDENTICAL! The place was...

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

Dear Carol B, We appreciate that you would notice how large our rooms are - and apologize that due to their size it may seem your particular room was under-furnished. Each of our rooms come equipped with a wet bar and mini-fridge, microwave - as well as desk and desk chair, large bed(s), flatscreen television, and 2 balcony lounge chairs...

Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Key West resort could not have been a more perfect place to stay. Big rooms, great beds, amazing showers. The towels and linens are top notch. We had three rooms on two different floors and the rest of the wedding party had rooms also, no complaints from family or friends that stayed. There was a wedding at the Pavillion...

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

Dear holph, Congratulations to your daughter, her new husband, and to your family! It is an honor that each of you would give us the opportunity to host what are some of your family’s most important and special moments, as the backdrop for your memories that will last a lifetime. We’re so glad you enjoyed the Key West Resort -...

Bradford, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No where did it say the place was under renovation. No one bothered to let us know that there was a wedding party staying all on out floor. No one told us that they take DOGS in any room. The noise went on until midnight when we finally knocked on their door and asked then to please quiet down. Then...

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

Dear Lesley M, Thank you for your comments. Please note that our hotel is not under renovation. The street in front of our lobby, Ruby Street, is being redeveloped by the City of Tavares to create a storm drain which will overtime improve the ecology of Lake Dora. The project is dual-function. The work being done along the lakeshore behind...

Maitland, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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Kevin D, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear Sailnaked361, We are so pleased that you chose to return to the Key West Resort during the Classic Raceboat Association Antique Boat Show - a return visit is the highest compliment! The Antique Boat Shows are always some of our favorites events. It’s unique and very special to be able to view so many gorgeous watercraft launching from the...

Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Joepg629, Thank you for your comments. We must first address your security question. The area you are referring to as unlocked is the outdoor elevator lobby, which accesses from reverse Tiki West Raw Bar & Grille in our Building 1 and Dipped in Glamour Salon in our Building 2. The elevator itself is key-card access, only. Each of the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear Todd T, We are so pleased you chose to stay with us during your visit to Orlando and Islands of Adventure! We are fortunate to have so many world class travel and amusement options so close. We do have many guests stay with us for this same reason, in wanting to experience all Orlando has to offer during the...

Kenton, Ohio
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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

Dear plohrber1, We’re so glad you chose to stay with us during your Florida travels, and enjoyed visit to the Key West Resort so much you chose to stay an additional day! We must agree that the Key West Resort is “quite nice” and our rooms are “big” and “great!” The balcony views from each room of Lake Dora are...

Palm Coast, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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 14 March 2017

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...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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)
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Tavares
Price Range: RM502 - RM726 (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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“Try to stay in building one and the two bedroom rooms are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !!!”
holph, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Make sure there are no wedding groups on your floor and no dogs. They take dogs in any room.”
lesleym389, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“try the first building”
Joepg629, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Good Luck with this”
pcfl258, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I think every room has a view of the lake. We chose the top floor, corner unit which was perfect for us.”
DLL4, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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