When it comes to travel, there's an undeniable allure in experiencing the grandeur and elegance of a bygone era. These architectural marvels, often nestled in the heart of cities and towns, provide not just a place to rest your head, but a unique opportunity to step back in time. Here, we explore the captivating charm of staying in the historic Hotel Jacaranda, nestled in the heart of downtown Avon Park.
A Glimpse into the Past
Originally built in 1926, this iconic hotel has witnessed decades of history, from the roaring '20s to the present day. The hotel took its name from a 150 year old jacaranda tree that had been removed to build the hotel. Its architectural beauty and classic design are a testament to the craftsmanship of yesteryears. This historic hotel is a time capsules, with a story to tell. From the opulent furnishings to the carefully preserved architecture, every nook and cranny of a historic hotel exudes an air of nostalgia. Wander through the hallways and corradors adorned with vintage photographs, admired for generations. The Hotel Jacaranda offers a true sense of the past, making every stay a memorable journey through time.
Stepping into the lobby
In the Lobby of the hotel, you're greeted with a sense of grandeur that transports you to a bygone era. The Arched doorways, the polished wooden floors, and the meticulously preserved furnishings give a feeling of stepping back in time. Enjoy elegant, casual dining at the Hotel Jacaranda Restaurant. Indulge in the all you can eat buffet featuring Southern fried chicken, regional favorites, and sample speciatly dishes created by South Florida State College cullinary arts students.
The hotel was purchased by South Florida State College Foundation in 1988, with the goal of preserving it's historical character. Just outside the hotel's doors lies the charming downtown area of Avon Park. Take a drive down the mile long mall lined with shops, and cultural landmarks. Explore the historic streets and stop in to visit the nearby Historical Society and Arts and Cultural museums. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a historic exploration the Hotel Jacaranda promises an unforgettable experience.