We slipped deep into this natural Florida habitat via a pontoon boat as civilization receded and the wildlife came into view. One hour north of Orlando, Florida (as in Disney World), this is a great change of pace from the crowds and commercialization. The jungle feel of this swampy canal is convincing. So much so it became the set for the 1951 Hollywood movie, African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart. Definitely tour during the winter months, when the heat, humidity, and bugs are at a minimum to see blue heron like this guy, as well as alligators, anhinga, turtles, snakes, and ducks. See the entire trip via my blog at http://www.aplacecalledroam.com/home/its-a-jungle-out-there-infloridas-dora-canal. Lake Dora sunset in Mt Dora. Mt Dora is a charming small town about 40 minutes NW of busy Orlando. Beautiful lighthouse on Lake Dora Gorgeous place to relax....wonderful southern hospitality here! Mt Dora has tons of antique and niche shops to visit during the day. At night, they take on a creepy vibe. Mt. Dora, Florida is a quaint town with lots of dining and shopping. And, it also has a lighthouse! We explored by bike and had a blast! #StunningStructures Heh. #frog Mount Dora is just 45 min from Orlando. It has that small town charm vibe. There is not much to see but it has a few blocks of nice restaurant and cute antique stores. It is very unique and calm. Such an amazing bakery and coffee shop!! The treats are so yummy! The decor is so cute!! A must visit while in Mount Dora!
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Get an overview of this hotelWaterfront hotel with an outdoor pool

Popular property highlights

Beach
Free parking
Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Restaurant

Location

Located in Mount Dora, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within a 10-minute walk of Evans Park, Donnelly Park, and Mount Dora History Museum. Gilbert Park and First Baptist Church of Mount Dora are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

At Lakeside Inn, spend the day on the private sand beach where you can enjoy motor boating. Then return for a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer private yards and free local calls. Guests will also find cable TV, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the sand beach. Have fun in the sun at Lakeside Inn with summer activities like motor boating and rowing/canoeing.

Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Victorian hotel also offers an outdoor pool and a garden. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Lakeside Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Year Built 1883 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 279 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) continental 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3000 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Total number of rooms - 90 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Beauclaire Room - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Veranda - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Tremain's Tavern - This pub serves light fare only. Open daily.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach and an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site 
  • Boat tours on site 
  • Motor boating on site 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9 and USD 13 per person (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet, per stay
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 5.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Lakeside Inn
  • Lakeside Inn Mount Dora
  • Lakeside Mount Dora
  • Lakeside Hotel Mount Dora

We should mention

Up to 4 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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