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Lakeside Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mount Dora
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We have stayed at the Lakeside inn four times, so we obviously enjoy the hotel, but a few "bewares" are in order.

You cannot beat the location and old Florida charm. The inn is right on Lake Dora and surrounded by beautiful oak trees hung with Spanish moss. The inn has a huge front porch lined with rocking chairs and is within walking distance of everything Mount Dora has to offer.

Our room was spotlessly clean, with a comfortable bed, private bath, TV and quite air conditioner. The room was however very tiny and close to the lounge, which thankfully closed at 10 PM.

At check in we received $10 off meal vouchers, so we tried the Saturday morning breakfast. They were out of wheat toast, out of sausage, and forgot to bring the hash browns. We ate our other meals at the local restaurants.

Room Tip: Rooms near the lounge might be noisy before 10 PM.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The location was excellent. No need to get in car. Explore, drink, eat all in walking distance. View of sunset excellent. Rooms were like others stated but it was expected of old historical hotel. Some things they could change easy enough. Sheets were put on bed wrong, a little extra maintenance and cleaning could help alot. We could pill on rug and the banisters were rotten through. The price was great for area even though we did get that third party "energy charge" but price was still good. Dont get room 119 in Gables. The ice machine is right outside the door and you hear people shoveling and talking all night. If you arent a nit picker and just can enjoy yourself in a old hysterical hotel with not the best upgrades you will enjoy yourselfs. We did.

Room Tip: dont get room 119 in gables . Ice machine outside door.
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Sebastian, Florida
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

We booked an overnight for our 35th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately the hotel also booked a wedding and a political conference for the same day. We could not eat in the restaurant or use the bar due to them being booked for the functions and the beautiful porch was cleared off and set up for the functions as well. The lake view was blocked due to the wedding tent and wedding party revelers were loudly celebrating at the pool and the grounds well into the night.

As just regular patrons, we were definitely pushed out of use of the property. The hotel should have let us know that 2 other functions were happening. We would have chosen another place to stay.

Additionally upon checkout the desk person and a server were complaining about having to check people out - right in front of us!

Room Tip: If you are planning a stay, please be sure to check out what functions are booked for the property!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I feel me earlier review has been take down. But let me start. Great location, nice views from the docks and good proximity to the little town of Mt Dora. Now keep driving. The prior reviews were of no help. The rooms were dated, the hallways were dirty, the stairwell was so smelly I held my breath. I told everyone. Until I told the financial controller nothing happened. Food at breakfast was not worth a free breakfast. Fresh fruit was not, oatmeal was piled so high in the bowl nobody could find it appetizing. The dead bugs all over the front porch made me wonder if they were trying to get the place closed. The rating from the local board of Health was not reassuring. The inside bar was ok but the pool never seem to have towels. So would I stay in this hotel again - no way. And I would not recommend it to anyone.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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South Florida
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Arriving at Lakeside you feel like you stepped back in time 100 years and the welcome mat is laid out for you. Charming nostalgia porch begging you to rock in the chairs, enjoy the gentle breezes and relax with other guests.
The restaurant breakfast was delicious with many options on where to sit, inside or outside. The staff was always gracious sometimes confused and disorganized.
The front desk was disorganized and had reservations mixed up and booked on wrong days. It was very difficult to fix their mistake and they did NOT take any responsibility for this mistake and we booked multiple rooms. Have your reservation confirmation with you and check it thoroughly immediately for corrections.
This hotel is placed in the heart of a quaint town that is worth a long weekend. Loads of activities in the surrounding town . Best Food and entertainment throughout this small town

Room Tip: CHECK YOUR CONFIRMATION LETTER front desk can be difficult and disorganized
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Came for nice weekend arrived no parking Porsche owners only!! Room was not ready @3 .Restaurant was terrible Chicken and dumplings with raw dumplings Meatloaf ice cold .Breakfast buffet no eggs impossible to get coffee Wow what a disappointment

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I booked a family getaway to the Lakeside Inn for Memorial day weekend(Fri-Mon) to enjoy the sights of downtown Mount Dora. We have always gone for a day trip but never stayed overnight. We really enjoyed our stay! The inn has a lot of history behind it and the property was soooo beautiful. We chose a family double suite...it had 2 queen beds in one room and a queen bed in the parlor. The pool was very clean and not crowded. A dock in the back goes out to Lake Dora(5000 acre lake) and you can fish from it. My son did fish all 4 days but didn't catch anything. Maybe it was his bait? The sunset was amazing. The train stops in front of the entrance to the Inn with daily trips to Tavares/Eustis. We didn't eat at the Inn due to previous arrangements. Tremain's Tavern has live entertainment(jazz Fri./irish music Sat.) which is located in the Inn. The staff was always pleasant and helpful with questions. I love visiting historical places and happy that we finally made it here. We will definitely return.

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Property: Lakeside Inn
Address: 100 N Alexander St, Mount Dora, FL 32757-5570
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Mount Dora
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mount Dora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 89
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