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“Wish we had more time”

Florida House Inn and Restaurant
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wish we had more time”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a charming B&B, unfortunately since we had early morning obligations we did not get to enjoy the breakfast. But our room was fantastic! The bed was super comfy, the room was spacious, we booked one of the king rooms, the shower in our room could be challenging to some, you needed to step up into a bear footed tub, and getting out was a bit awkward, but still very nice, and although we really didn't need it at this time of year the fireplace is functional, so very cool. The grounds of the Inn are very nice and relaxing I did sit in the courtyard with some wine and my book, the sound of the mermaid fountain was very soothing. The mermaid bar was great! So nice and comfortable and the bartender was very helpful pointing out places to eat and drink. They were also most helpful allowing us a later check out because of an appointment that was going to take longer than anticipated. We will be back.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Kelly K
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English first
North Charleston, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Quaint and Clean, but has problems”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Booked one of the cheaper rooms and it was a hole in the wall. However it was charming. Air conditioning was freezing and no way to turn it down. The live music coming from the bar next door kept me up until very late. The inn is quite photogenic, but little atmosphere. They have a front parlor room which has all the romance of a doctors waiting room. I never saw anyone there. There was no one to check us in and we eventually found someone. I would have given five stars as one expects this if you pay the lower rate, but the music and A/C were deal breakers. I would not stay again.

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank guestRelationsSav
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Jacsonville,Fl
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great time at Florida House. Again.”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I just spent a weekend at the Florida house in Fernandina Beach. We wanted a nice getaway for our anniversary, and this fit the bill perfectly. It was our 3rd stay here, we keep coming back because of the staff and people we meet while staying here. The location can't be beat. Centrally located to great restaurants and shopping, we can walk everywhere we want to go. Such a variety of people at the Mermaid bar inside the Florida House, we always make longtime friends during each stay here.

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1 Thank Gregory R
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved Everything About It”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed at the Florida House Inn this June and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our second-story room was spacious, the bed was comfortable, the linens were fresh and classic and the air-conditioning (very important for Florida this time of the year!) was top-notch. We enjoyed the little touches that made our stay distinctive, the claw-footed tub, lovely porches and grounds among them. The owners are wonderful, hard-working and warm...a real family-affair. The inn also is well located and the bar next door (also owned by the inn proprietors) was a real hot spot that night. We will definitely come back for more getaways from Jacksonville. Thanks for the hospitality, Florida House Inn and restaurant!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Susannapbarton
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“small and dated rooms”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

small rooms, i know this is a historic building, but to class our room as a double was a joke. two single beds about 18 inches apart and no wardrobe at all, just a cople of loose pegs on door, breakfast small and cold.


bar great fun, but noise travels up into rooms, nice to look at

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank 99tdog
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