329 E Main St Lakeland, FL 33801
Lakeland Terrace Hotel first opened in 1924, and was immediately hailed as one of Florida’s finest new year-round inns. Today the Terrace is still breaking new ground for all the right reasons in every season.
The Lakeland Terrace Hotel first opened its doors in 1924, and was immediately set apart from others by being open year-round in a region which only boasted seasonal inn usage. With 73 spacious hotel rooms, 15 lavish guest suites, elegant conference and banquet facilities The Terrace Hotel captured imaginations and were a beacon of what could be possible in Central Florida.
What sparked the construction was the prosperity of the early 1920s. It lead to tourists from all over America pouring into Florida looking for beautiful warm weather and promises of a lucrative real estate market. Seeing this influx of tourism and trade, Florida Collier Court Hotels decided to build this homage to opulence in the heart of downtown Lakeland. The guests entered the Hotel from Main Street by traveling through a luxurious tropical garden that opened on to Massachusetts Avenue. Potted palms accentuated the majestic high-ceilinged lobby immediately greeted guests and huge French windows in the lounge overlooked Lake Mirror. Visitors enjoyed fine meals and spirits from the acclaimed restaurant and bar served in a restful atmosphere. Guest rooms were simply and thoughtfully appointed with then-modern comforts and conveniences that few other Hotels could match.
The Terrace Hotel is one of 234 hotels to be bestowed membership in the Historic Hotels of America; an organization founded in 1949 by United States Congress Congressional Charter . To be selected for this program a hotel must be at least 50 years old and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Member hotels are located in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and all of the Hotels have faithfully maintained their historic architecture and ambience. The Terrace Hotel is only one of three hotels to be designated both a Preferred Boutique Hotel and a Historic Hotel of America.