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“"A Step Back In Time! Loved It"”
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Lakeside Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mount Dora
Royal Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
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“"A Step Back In Time! Loved It"”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Loved the charm of the Inn! Very close to town! Our first room was very musty, we went back to the front desk and they changed our room without any problems. The employees went out of their way to accomadate you any way they could. Justin and Sebastian were awesome! They even brought our dinner to one of the outside tables as we watched the concert on the lawn of The Lakeside Inn! We took the train ride and didn't really care for that. There wasn't much to see and not to informative. So if you like taking a step back in time you will love The Lakeside Inn!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, FL
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I do love the setting and the history of this antique hotel. We only stayed one night and it was just ok. First....there was a thick nest of cobwebs on the top of the ONE lamp in the room. I took a photo and showed it to the front desk folks. They said they would notify housekeeping, but that was it, no "sorry about that". AND unbeknownst to us, our room was directly over the restaurant. So when the Irish band was playing on Saturday night...it was quite loud in our room. Luckily they stopped playing at 10:00. We had 2 meals at the hotel. Just average. But our bartender on Saturday afternoon, Floyd, was really good. Very personable, friendly and efficient.

All of the streets in whole town are in the process of having new drainage systems installed, so it was a mess. But progress can be messy I guess.

I doubt that we would go back there.

Room Tip: Do not take a room over the restaurant!!!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Inn has a beautiful view of the lake with a hugh pool lakeside. The rooms were clean, the employes were nice, resturant and bar nice. The bathrooms needed. Were updated but poorly. The tub although clean was OLD and deep. If you can't handel steps try to get into the main buildeing. Rates were resonable for Mr Dora, $139/night. Call Ahead.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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George Town, null, Cayman Islands
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Mt. Dora is one of my favourite little towns so staying at Lakeside Inn was a must.
The front desk staff was excellent, took an interest in us and made us feel very welcome. The rooms are old but charming.
We had a complimentary breakfast included which was nice but if you are looking for quick service this is not the place for you. Everyone was pleasant but on a very relaxed schedule. This did not make my stay any worse, I enjoyed the charm.
Wifi service was only available in the main house and porch, not in room.
The bed was not the most comfortable but we were only there one night.
It may be a little over priced for the room but the historical house and location make up for it.
Enjoy, we did.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I got married here 6 years ago and spent the weekend here to celebrate our anniversary. If you like vintage true vintage charm and accommodations , then you will love lakeside, beautiful grounds, on the lake, rocking chairs on the porch like yester years! The lakeside is 130 years old, if you want first class all the way, you may not feel at ease here, but if you appreciate the vintage history, and know back in the day, bathrooms and closets where made small, no counter space in bathrooms then you will feel at home! We loved the inn, beds where a little "tired" and linens need a facelift on the beds, but very clean!! We had no hot water in the morning for showers, but we chalked it up to a remodel hiccup! The inn is going through a remodel and rejuvenation , the restaurant dinner not so much, but breakfast was great! The restaurant chairs could use a face lift very worn! Professional staff at check in, wait staff hot or cold depending on server, overall we had a fun stay and we will always love the lakeside:)

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

We planned our vacation around taking train rides and found one at Mt Dora Fl. , wanting to enjoy a totally vintage vacation we chose to stay at the Lakeside Inn. When we arrived at the Inn it was like going back in time, the wooden front porch with rocking chairs on it overlooking lake Dora was breathtaking. Upon entering the lobby we found a turn of the 20th century décor including the lounge and the restaurant. After checking in , which was easier than any hotel chain.The rooms were upstairs and also vintage it was small and somewhat Spartan but quite comfortable, the bathroom was very basic but certainly served the purpose. We dined at the Inn's restaurant twice and found the food and the service very good. My complaints though few were that the bath was not good for handicapped patrons but I did not think to ask for one so I don't know if that is offered and that there was no elevator to get luggage up one or two flights of stairs ,also no computer access in rooms only in lobby seating area. All things considered what was not offered in amenities was offered in atmosphere. our stay was so good that we opted to stay an extra day and would return when we go to Mt. Dora in the future.

Room Tip: Book ahead of time since it seems that the Inn is always busy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rockledge, Florida
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

great place great people great locaition go there it is well worth it you can park your car and not use it for the time you are there the town is one block away the lake is just a few steps away the food is great the old train cannonball express is worth the ride to Travares and back plenty of shops and restaraunts

Room Tip: get the room on the lake
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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