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19 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825-3942
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 4 hotels in Avon Park
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Nestled in a quiet corner of Florida's Heartland, The Hotel Jacaranda is the picture of Southern repose. Built in the 1920s and listed on the National Historic Register, Avon Park's "gracious lady" boasts high ceilings and quiet hallways. In years gone by, the Jacaranda played hostess to the likes of Babe Ruth and Clark Gable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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kibbe wrote a review May 2021
Punta Gorda, Florida417 contributions106 helpful votes
This hotel opened in 1926 and the rooms still have the same charming fixtures! It was very grand in it's day and being there takes you back. In the evening we sat in the "mall" area and played cards. I would love to see all the shops operational again! Had our dinner in the dining room--buffet-style. Deserts were especially lovely! Only a 30 minute drive to Bok Tower Gardens from here.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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SusanMikeTampa wrote a review Dec 2020
Tampa, FL228 contributions75 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
The Hotel Jacaranda is a beautiful historic hotel with a long history. The decor/furniture makes you feel like you are traveling back in time. The staff is friendly, and it's fun walking around the hotel looking at the decor and antiques. The hotel is decorated beautifully for Christmas and there are a lot of great photo opportunities there.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: The Master Suite was beautiful, make sure to get a room away from the corner/traffic light.
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Response from David Bruns, General Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thank you for your review. It is always great to have new guests to enjoy our hotel with. See you again soon.
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Thomas T wrote a review Feb 2021
Lake Wales, Florida552 contributions99 helpful votes
Along with friends we went to the Hotel Jacaranda for their dinner buffet. During the pandemic many local businesses are struggling. When we arrived there were only 5 other diners plus us for a total of 8 guests. The buffet was well stocked with fresh salad bar, soup and buffet including fried chicken, fried fish, pork ribs, pork tenderloin in sauce, bread/ beans, black eye peas among the choices. Server was prompt and efficient, taking our drink order as soon as we were seated. This was possible be the best meal I have ever had in the past 6 to 7 years we have been dining at the restaurant. Desserts were varIed, fresh and delicious. Fresh strawberry short cake with fresh whipped cream is still a favorite. If you live in the central Florida I highly recommend this fine establishment. It is run by South Florida State College’s of culinary arts dept. Please support this delightful establishment during the pandemic if possible.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from David Bruns, General Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thank you for your review. Glad to have you back to dine with us. We have changed a few key things over the past few months. We have a new General Manager & Chef with new ideas. It is great to hear. We are all working hard to make sure your visit is great.
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Adam J wrote a review Jan 2021
Delray Beach, Florida93 contributions30 helpful votes
In June, we stumbled upon Avon Park. The Jacaranda caught our eye. What was this place? And why is this town so charming yet rather empty? We read up on the history of this town and the hotel — and for our first wedding anniversary took a chance and booked room no. 215. Well...? It’s not for everyone but we loved it. It is 96 years old. It is safe, clean and the “mini suites” are huge, with high ceilings and original fixtures. The rates were very low compared to what if I had to guess they would be. And the service was very friendly and loved the vintage 1925 elevator. Now, the room: Facing Main Street is surprisingly noisy on a Saturday, like South Beach with no clubs but lots of vehicles and a train. Sunday night? Much quieter. The bed? Firm. AC/heat? Good. Hot water? In the shower, in need of a new head and tub scrub. No hot water in vintage sinks. Otherwise, the experience was unique, positive and a great memory. The hotel Xmas decorations were also up when we arrived. Other notes: “free breakfast” is a basic bar a la Hampton Inn The Grand Buffet? Sorry, not our type of food. Eighteen East across the street when open is our jam, as is Market 27 a few miles away. Overall: 4 of 5 stars for a historic weekend we loved!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from David Bruns, General Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thank you for your review and staying with us for your Anniversary. I understand the buffet isn't for everyone. and can never go wrong at 18 East or Market 27. They are both great places.
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Sonntag1 wrote a review Dec 2020
Oberursel (Taunus), Germany12 contributions22 helpful votes
The Hotel Jacaranda is definitely special - it feels like stepping back in time into the old Florida. The room was spacious, windows could be openend. Bathroom appliances directly from the 1930s - might need to be slightly restored, but they work and give a feeling of authenticity. A highlight was the terrace on the 2nd floor, facing Main Street, with chairs and tables, it is perfect for an aperitiv or an after dinner drink (you have to bring the drink yourselves, there is no service). For dining, just go across the street to 18 East, a nice neighbourhood restaurant.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from David Bruns, General Manager at The Hotel Jacaranda
Responded 14 Mar 2021
Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to have you back again soon.
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US$78 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesFloridaCentral FloridaAvon Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hotel Jacaranda
Which popular attractions are close to The Hotel Jacaranda?
Nearby attractions include Avon Park Depot Museum (0.4 km) and Peter Powell Roberts Museum of Art & Cultural Center (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hotel Jacaranda?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Hotel Jacaranda?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Hotel Jacaranda?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hotel Jacaranda?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hotel Jacaranda?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taqueria Merlo, Hotel Jacaranda, and The Depot Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hotel Jacaranda?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Hotel Jacaranda located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Avon Park.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Hotel Jacaranda?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does The Hotel Jacaranda offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hotel Jacaranda?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sebring Downtown Historic District (12.6 km).