Staying with Us


We’re the only hotel in Tavares within walking distance to the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake - Tavares’ own world-class wedding & event venue. We frequently accommodate large groups of guests and wedding parties.

The Pavilion requires that hair and makeup for the bride and bridesmaids be done outside of the facility, making us the most convenient location not only for wedding guests, but for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready on her wedding day. 

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Our over-size Suites and connecting rooms can accommodate as many as 10 guests comfortably, making for the perfect location for family and extended family stays - a beautiful view as the night closes on young couples’ and their families’ most important day, as well as the perfect space for next morning brunch before checkout.

Nightly live music in downtown Tavares will keep the celebration going after the bride and groom make their grand exit - rest in full comfort knowing that no one staying with us will need to drive home, or anywhere at all.

We also offer the rooftops of our Building 1 and NEW Building 3 as a more informal wedding and venue spaces. For more information about our rooftop venue you may view our Wedding Wire profile here. 

On grounds

For your comfort and enjoyment we have:
• Full-size, glow-at-night pool
• Rooftops available for gatherings, reunions, get-togethers, weddings, etc.
• Plenty of parking
• High-speed Wifi

Family Vacations & Recreation

Key West Resort on Lake Dora is a fantastic getaway with plenty to do for the whole family!

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• Jones Brothers & Co. Air And Seaplane Adventures offers affordable, dramatic tours of the surrounding lakes and further, for groups and individuals - as well as chartered flights to exotic locations (1 minute walk from Key West lobby)

• Boat and jetski rentals available at the docks behind our lobby 

• Tavares Splash Park & Water Playground (open to public, 5 minute walk from Key West front desk)

• Antique & Vintage shops (5-10 minute walk from Key West front desk) and sundry items close-by

• 16 cafés, restaurants and shops within a 10 minute walk

On the Water:

Lake Dora forms the larger Harris Chain of (8) Lakes in Lake County, FL totaling 45,000 acres of freshwater playground for speed- and sailboaters, jetski riders, kayakers and other watersport enthusiasts, and hosts annual festivals and competitions throughout the year. Boats and jetskis can be rented at the docks that line the shore of Lake Dora, a short walk from our lobby area. 

Lake Dora is one of 1,000 lakes that form the landscape of the Lake County, and well-know for its fantastic bass fishing.


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• Mount Dora, a 10-minute scoot along scenic Lakeshore Drive, is old-Florida small-town charm - a bustling downtown with classical, New England pastel architecture, up-scale shopping, a thriving arts community (including the Mount Dora Arts Festival, one of the nation’s largest annual arts festivals, running on its 42nd year in 2017) and dozens of high-end restaurants, all looking over Mount Dora’s Lake Dora shoreline. You can also turn your trip to Mount Dora into an excursion, by traveling aboard the Orange Blossom Cannonball. 

• Renninger’s Twin Markets is half-flea market, half-high end vintage market, 2 large buildings and plenty of open-air shopping over 117 Mount Dora acres - an antique collector or vendor's dream. Annual shows bring vintage shopper from all over, who are rarely disappointed. 

Renninger’s is the largest of many local antique and vintage markets that make up our area’s thriving vintage shopping industry.

For a larger list of places to shop for antiques & vintage items close-by, click here.


Several world-class golf courses are only a few short minutes' drive from Key West Resort, including Bay Tree Executive Golf Course, the Country Club of Mount Dora, Mount Dora Golf Club, and Deer Island Country Club


We are a 1-hour car trip from The World’s Most Visited Theme Park, Walt Disney World, as well as Universal Studios & the Wizarding World of Harry Potter & Islands of Adventure, Wet ’n Wild, and hundreds of other Orlando attractions, as well as world-class shopping, dining and a long list of other activities in the Tourism Capital of America

Our Key West Resort is more affordable than a Disney or Orlando stay, close enough to play during the day and far enough to escape the bustling city at night to relax poolside or on your private balcony. 

Business & Government

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Lake County has a growing economy, and Tavares is the County Seat. We support our business and government community by offering business travelers discounted rates on their stay with us.

The Lake County Welcome Guide is a valuable resource if you're interested in learning more about our community and looking to explore all that Lake County, Florida has to offer.

We offer special rates to our military and government, business travelers, bereavement and seniors.

Homepage Tavares Pavilion on the Lake  /  Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Adventures  /  dockside-newlyweds photo © & compliments of Sterling Photography. Thank you!

199 W. Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32778  |  352.508.5344  |  Email front desk