Jacaranda Hotel

★★★★☆
27.5959 -81.5017
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863-453-2211

19 E Main St

Avon Park, FL

33825

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The hotel Jacaranda is one of the oldest hotel in the state, the antique floors ceiling and just the out put of the hotel if wonderful, It's amasing how they reconstruct the hotel and still have the antique stile; The restaurant is wonderful it has a Sunday buffet, and from Monday to friday they have the summer Menu consisting of sanwiches, soup& salad bar, It's amasing how much food you get for just the price!! I garantie you will leave satisfied and you'll be back for more!! everything is freshly made!! when season starts just before Thanksgiving the Piano player is back Jeff Klein, The atmosphere is fantastic,live piano music while eating some good food!!! You can't beat that anywhere!!! Give it a try and enjoy your self!!

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★★★★☆

The hotel Jacaranda is one of the oldest hotel in the state, the antique floors ceiling and just the out put of the hotel if wonderful, It's amasing how they reconstruct the hotel and still have the antique stile; The restaurant is wonderful it has a Sunday buffet, and from Monday to friday they have the summer Menu consisting of sanwiches, soup& salad bar, It's amasing how much food you get for just the price!! I garantie you will leave satisfied and you'll be back for more!! everything is freshly made!! when season starts just before Thanksgiving the Piano player is back Jeff Klein, The atmosphere is fantastic,live piano music while eating some good food!!! You can't beat that anywhere!!! Give it a try and enjoy your self!!

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When the historic Jacaranda Hotel fell into disrepair, South Florida Community College bought and restored it. While still a working hotel, many of the rooms are used as dorm rooms for students at SFCC. Also, the college's culinary arts program is taught at the Jacaranda. While I personally believe the Jacaranda Hotel could be more finely refurbished, I am glad they took on the huge task they have for the Jacaranda would be sorely missed had it been allowed to fall apart.

4
★★★★☆

When the historic Jacaranda Hotel fell into disrepair, South Florida Community College bought and restored it. While still a working hotel, many of the rooms are used as dorm rooms for students at SFCC. Also, the college's culinary arts program is taught at the Jacaranda. While I personally believe the Jacaranda Hotel could be more finely refurbished, I am glad they took on the huge task they have for the Jacaranda would be sorely missed had it been allowed to fall apart.

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This hotel is an example of the fine hotels that were built in the area. It is still a landmark in Avon Park and still recommended by the locals. The atmosphere could use some refurbishing and the restaurant facilities could offer a more varied menu.

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★★★☆☆

This hotel is an example of the fine hotels that were built in the area. It is still a landmark in Avon Park and still recommended by the locals. The atmosphere could use some refurbishing and the restaurant facilities could offer a more varied menu.

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The name comes from the 150-year-old Jacaranda tree growing where the hotel was to be built in 1923 - the Florida Boom Era. The tree was a landmark in town and there was much ado that it had to be felled to make room for the building. In fact, local citizens tried to replant the giant tree elsewhere, but it failed.

For several years, the hotel was known as the "Queen of the Ridge," thanks to its elegant accommodations and fine dining. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the War Years of the 1940s robbed her of her youth and sparkle. A series of loving owners tried their best to maintain her but the new trend toward highway hotels was just too much and the downward spiral continued. By 1988, the Jacaranda teetered on the edge of being closed down; but South Florida Community College came to the rescue. The college got into the Jacaranda act because of (1) its expanding programs in culinary arts, hospitality management and historic building restoration; (2) the need for student housing; and, (3) the desire to improve the economy of the community.

An enthusiastic crew of college staff, students and volunteers began the tedious jobs of scraping off all the accumulated coats of paint, patching, sealing, repainting, restoring the brass hardware and china fixtures, refinishing the wood floors, rewiring and re-plumbing.

Today, the "Jac" offers guests a choice of restored guest rooms, mini suites, master suites and grand suites, with the grand suite featuring a living room, two bedrooms and two baths. The restored lobby readily lends itself to relaxing, reading, conversing, card playing or working puzzles. And there's a heated, enclosed swimming pool.

Except in the summer, the dining room is open for lunch and dinner, with a southern-style buffet, salad bar and an a la carte menu. A grand buffet is offered on Sundays. It is closed Saturdays and Mondays.

PROS: Restored Beauty, Great Program for Community and SFCC
CONS: Elegance Could be Refined

3
★★★☆☆

The name comes from the 150-year-old Jacaranda tree growing where the hotel was to be built in 1923 - the Florida Boom Era. The tree was a landmark in town and there was much ado that it had to be felled to make room for the building. In fact, local citizens tried to replant the giant tree elsewhere, but it failed.

For several years, the hotel was known as the "Queen of the Ridge," thanks to its elegant accommodations and fine dining. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the War Years of the 1940s robbed her of her youth and sparkle. A series of loving owners tried their best to maintain her but the new trend toward highway hotels was just too much and the downward spiral continued. By 1988, the Jacaranda teetered on the edge of being closed down; but South Florida Community College came to the rescue. The college got into the Jacaranda act because of (1) its expanding programs in culinary arts, hospitality management and historic building restoration; (2) the need for student housing; and, (3) the desire to improve the economy of the community.

An enthusiastic crew of college staff, students and volunteers began the tedious jobs of scraping off all the accumulated coats of paint, patching, sealing, repainting, restoring the brass hardware and china fixtures, refinishing the wood floors, rewiring and re-plumbing.

Today, the "Jac" offers guests a choice of restored guest rooms, mini suites, master suites and grand suites, with the grand suite featuring a living room, two bedrooms and two baths. The restored lobby readily lends itself to relaxing, reading, conversing, card playing or working puzzles. And there's a heated, enclosed swimming pool.

Except in the summer, the dining room is open for lunch and dinner, with a southern-style buffet, salad bar and an a la carte menu. A grand buffet is offered on Sundays. It is closed Saturdays and Mondays.

PROS: Restored Beauty, Great Program for Community and SFCC
CONS: Elegance Could be Refined

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