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The Best Hotels in Winter Haven, Florida and Fun Things to Do

iStock-498702051.jpgPicturesque and beautifully named, Winter Haven is a mid-sized city with both an urban scene within a downtown district and gorgeous Florida sceneries within untouched woodlands.

Moments from the inner cities of Lakeland, and minutes from Lake Roy, Winter Haven has an abundance of things to do, see, and explore. There are adventures to be had around every corner. Or, you can find a peaceful park with a quiet lake and relax on a park bench with a few ducks for a while. Your choice.

The city atmosphere also gives you the opportunity to experience new foods with authentic Southern, Asian, Italian, and Grecian cuisines.

The pride of Winter Haven is Legoland Florida, a theme park that features all of the fun and colors of Lego building blocks. This place doubles as a hotel, but you can also snag an admission for a half-day of building fun. Learn more about the wonderful world of Legos, while your kids play with ginormous blocks and take a spin on fun, interactive rides.

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Afterwards, head over to Bok Tower Gardens. This highlight in Polk County, near Lake Wales, is a beautiful botanical garden with nature paths and little bird exhibits along the way. The ambience is often described as peaceful and serene, as the Bok Tower serenades visitors with singing bells at numerous times throughout the day.

While most nature paths are paved, you can find a few rugged trails for hiking and adventuring. You can bring a picnic basket for a nice lunch under the shade trees. Or, stop at the on-site café for a classic club sandwich and an ice cream cone.

Regardless of what kind of traveler you are, or how many people are traveling with you, there is always an accommodating place for you to stay. Four of the best hotels in Winter Haven, FL include: America’s Best Value Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, and Lake Roy Beach Inn. For more information, check back to TravNow regularly for updates about Winter Haven hotels and attractions.

 

 

Where will you stay in Winter Haven?

 

America's Best Value Inn

America’s Best Value Inn, located on 8th Street Northwest, is high-ranked as one of the most accommodating and pleasant hotels in Winter Haven. You have the usual homey amenities, such as free parking spaces and an adjustable AC unit for each room, but you also have a few upscale luxuries, like a free breakfast, free high-speed internet, and a wide outdoor swimming pool. The rooms are nice and comfortable, with plush queen-sized beds, an entertainment center, and small kitchenettes with in-room coffee makers. There is even a business center with internet access and plenty of seats, just in case you need to call a professional meeting or get some work done during your stay.iStock-539110590.jpg

Craving something sweet, fresh, and oh-so yummy? Take a stroll down to the Donut Man, a donut café located less than a mile from America’s Best Value Inn. From classic glazed, to apple fritters, or chocolate creams, these melt-in-your-mouth delights are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Grab a cup of their famous iced coffee while you’re there.

 

Hampton Inn

Settled on Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Hampton Inn is winner of the Certificate of Excellence; a prestigious award that TripAdvisor hands out to the best of the best. Winter Haven travelers love this hotel because of its closeness to restaurants, shops, and attractions. You can catch a free shuttle to Legoland, spend the afternoon learning and playing, then come back to snag dinner at the nearby Outback Steakhouse or Red Lobster.

Room-wise, the hotel provides you with home-like amenities to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Each room features a comfortable, plush bed, mini fridge, coffee maker, flat-screen television, and large desk with a cozy chair. In the lobby, the hotel serves up a hot and fresh breakfast every morning. And service has been dubbed quick, precise, and courteous. For multiple travelers, the Hampton Inn offers group rates and special deals year-round.

If you have time, be sure to check out the Theatre Winter Haven. They have an annual roster of concerts and shows, like Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, and Million Dollar Quartet.

 

Holiday inn

Another Winter Haven favorite on Cypress Gardens Boulevard, the Holiday Inn is a classic hotel with modern, homey accommodations for all kinds of travelers. Families will love the on-site restaurant where kids eat free with the purchase of adult entrees. While business professionals will love the meeting rooms, business center, and free high-speed internet access. Every kind of traveler will adore the indoor swimming pool, fitness center, and lounge area [complete with a full-stocked bar]. They also have an outdoor swimming pool with lounge chairs around the perimeters so you can soak up the sunshine.

Room-wise, the Holiday Inn is all about comforts and convenience, as their rooms feature plump pillows, fresh linens, a flat-screen television with cable access, and a spacious, toiletry-prepped bathroom.

While the on-site restaurant is super-nice, you might have a taste for something else. In which case, you should walk to Slyce Pizza Kitchen, where they serve up fresh, made-to-order pizza pies with the freshest ingredients. They also offer homemade garlic knots, appetizer caprese, hot wings, lobster mac and cheese, and salads.

 

Lake Roy Beach Inn

 

Lake Roy Beach Inn is a beaubigstock-Breakfast-With-Bacon-Eggs-Pa-80641280.jpgtiful, scenic hotel with lake views and small beaches along the lakeside shorelines. Within a few minutes of Legoland, the hotel is a favorite of families with children. Amenities-wise, the hotel offers free parking spaces, an outdoor swimming pool, self-serve laundry facilities, and free high-speed internet. Guests also appreciate their free hot breakfast that features eggs how you like them, sausage, bacon, and lots of fresh-baked breads and pastries. The rooms are basic but comfortable, as you get a cozy bed, small kitchenette, beautiful views, and spacious, accommodating bathroom with a high-pressure showerhead.

 

To explore the lake a little more, call Memory Makin’ Guides; a fishing tour service that takes you on a boat for an afternoon of reeling in one great catch after another. They provide everything, from fishing equipment, to life jackets, and a nice, steady pontoon boat.

 

Winter Haven provides the perfect setting for families and business travelers alike.  Book now - TravNow

 

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Photo Credits:

Downtown - CSfotoimages

Legoland - RobHainer

 

Topics: Florida