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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for a few nights amd it was great. The rooms are huge (was supposed to be apartments but apparently that fell through). The rooms could have used more and better furniture (looked like they raided ikea). Great location, walked to the train and took it to mt dora. Wonderful trip!

Thank daniel k
Ocala, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great view of the lake. Rooms are huge with a full walk in closet. Everything is incredibly modern and minimalist, yet rooms have all the amenities you need including refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, etc. You get a choice of many free breakfast items from the restaurant in the parking lot. There are a ton of restaurants and bars...

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here before Key West Resorts bought them and after. Both times we liked our stay. The view from the room is wonderful and its convenient to many places within walking distance. The price is reasonable and parking is ok too. I would stay here again.

Thank Tracey O
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The feel of this resort is one that makes it very easy to tell a private and individualized touch was put into the details of all the buildings and in the rooms, down to the shower hooks and the fixtures.Everything felt more like an apartment or a condo than it did a hotel room.The rooms were very spacious and up-to-date,...

Thank mclawhorns
Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were large and clean. Since the hotel is new, it appeared they had not finished decorating the rooms. Nice breakfast at a nearby restaurant. Not sure why they built three separate buildings.

Thank Tony C
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I picked this hotel from Trip Advisor reviews and was very glad I did. Hotel is relatively new. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. The view of the lake is exquisite. There are 5 very good restaurants either in the buildings (hotel is in 3 separate buildings) or a short walk. Free breakfast is at Buster Tubbs, a small...

Thank OttandBert
The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is spread out among 3 buildings just off the lake and with restaurant/bars on the first floor. The rooms are huge and clean. The furniture is sparse but adequate. You get a coupon for some breakfast at next door Buster Tubbs. This place has al kinda promise once the town finishes tearing up the streets and curbs. Nice...

Thank Choochoo20
Lindenhurst, New York
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stayed for three nights and will be returning on our next visit to the area. The well-kept, clean and comfortable room was the largest regular hotel room we've ever stayed in. It accommodated a king-size bed, large sofa couch, table and chairs, kitchen area with sink, frig and microwave. The bathroom was spacious and the walk-in closet larger than...

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

Dear Lindiver, Thank you so much for these wonderful compliments - we will gladly accept each of them!
 We take great pride in all that you’ve mentioned. Our rooms are large, spacious and uniquely appointed to offer guests any number of ways to relax and get comfortable.
 Our staff works very hard to take great care of our guests and...

Plantation, Florida
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I've stayed a the Key West in several times, and have never been disappointed. The rooms are huge, clean, and overlook beautiful Lake Dora. The beds are very comfortable. I go to Tavares twice a year for the vintage boat races. The newest building is preferable because the elevator is in the lobby instead of on the back side of...

Thank Hightide2014
Kevin D, Public Relations Manager at Key West Resort on Lake Dora, responded to this review

Dear Hightide2014, We’re so glad you enjoy returning to the Key West Resort again and again! It is a testament to our hotel and our staff, and the highest compliment a guest can give! We love the Classic Raceboat Association's events on Lake Dora. They are some of our guests’ (and our) favorite events, every year - and the views...

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I recently stayed here for a wedding and everything was perfect! From the hospitality to the massive size and cleanliness of the rooms. Quaint breakfast restaurant included with your hotel stay which is walking distance. The view is gorgeous and is surrounded with great bars and restaurants. I would absolutely reccommend this place.

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

Dear Ian W, “Perfect!” Wow. What a compliment! We are honored you enjoyed your stay with us so much! We’re certainly glad you were able to enjoy the gorgeous views of Lake Dora from your balcony, which are always a guest favorite. Your kind words about our rooms and the hard work of our housekeeping staff mean very much to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $150 - $443 (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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“Choose a room in the new part of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 857traceyo, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have lake view”
 of 5 bubbles OttandBert, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are 3 buildings, so many of the rooms face the lake with sliding glass doors and balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles paulav, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to not stay in building 1.”
 of 5 bubbles 57larryb, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a balcony and face the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles 511geraldm, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
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