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South Florida Community College

19 E Main St, Avon Park, FL 33825
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This business is categorized as a University business. South Florida Community College is located in Avon Park. They can be contacted by calling (863) 453-2211 or going to their website . They have a total of 4 reviews, 1 positive review and 1 negative review.
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Saturday, February 3, 2007
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Jacaranda Unsafe and Dirty by Jenean M. at InsiderPages
Having stayed in the Hotel during Hurricane Charley, I can tell you this place is a death trap. I talked to a fireman, who came out for the fourth time on a false alarm, who told me the wiring was was paper coated and that every time it rained the electricity short circuited. I saw water dripping from every light fixture in the lobby, even after the rain stopped. He said the place should have been torn down long ago, and that the fire department came out so often, it was now charging the hotel for every false alarm. I was also in the kitchen - horrors! As for the South Flroida Community College rescuing the building - it's a cash cow and an unsafe one at that!
The people who give this place good reviews probably work there. I recognize two of the names.

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Monday, October 31, 2005
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An Architectural Piece of Art by Maryanne P. at InsiderPages
When the historic Jacaranda Hotel fell into disrepair, South Florida Community College bought and restored it. While still a working hotel, many of the rooms are used as dorm rooms for students at SFCC. Also, the college's culinary arts program is taught at the Jacaranda. While I personally believe the Jacaranda Hotel could be more finely refurbished, I am glad they took on the huge task they have for the Jacaranda would be sorely missed had it been allowed to fall apart.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005
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Jacaranda Hotel by Jean P. at InsiderPages
This hotel is an example of the fine hotels that were built in the area. It is still a landmark in Avon Park and still recommended by the locals. The atmosphere could use some refurbishing and the restaurant facilities could offer a more varied menu.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Beautiful Old Refurbished Hotel by Kathy B. at InsiderPages
The name comes from the 150-year-old Jacaranda tree growing where the hotel was to be built in 1923 - the Florida Boom Era. The tree was a landmark in town and there was much ado that it had to be felled to make room for the building. In fact, local citizens tried to replant the giant tree elsewhere, but it failed.

For several years, the hotel was known as the Queen of the Ridge, thanks to its elegant accommodations and fine dining. The Great Depression of the 1930s and the War Years of the 1940s robbed her of her youth and sparkle. A series of loving owners tried their best to maintain her but the new trend toward highway hotels was just too much and the downward spiral continued. By 1988, the Jacaranda teetered on the edge of being closed down; but South Florida Community College came to the rescue. The college got into the Jacaranda act because of (1) its expanding programs in culinary arts, hospitality management and historic building restoration; (2) the need for student housing; and, (3) the desire to improve the economy of the community.

An enthusiastic crew of college staff, students and volunteers began the tedious jobs of scraping off all the accumulated coats of paint, patching, sealing, repainting, restoring the brass hardware and china fixtures, refinishing the wood floors, rewiring and re-plumbing.

Today, the Jac offers guests a choice of restored guest rooms, mini suites, master suites and grand suites, with the grand suite featuring a living room, two bedrooms and two baths. The restored lobby readily lends itself to relaxing, reading, conversing, card playing or working puzzles. And there's a heated, enclosed swimming pool.

Except in the summer, the dining room is open for lunch and dinner, with a southern-style buffet, salad bar and an a la carte menu. A grand buffet is offered on Sundays. It is closed Saturdays and Mondays.

PROS: Restored

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