The Terrace Hotel

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Presidential

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Art

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Memorabilia

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The flourishing railroad and real estate industries in Florida in the early part of the 20th century gave rise to booming tourism, and to welcome the Sunshine State’s many visitors in style, Lakeland’s Terrace Hotel opened its elegant doors in 1924. It was the city’s first grand hotel, the first high-rise building, and, thanks to the recent invention of air-conditioning, one of the first year-round hotels in Florida. During its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s, The Terrace was the vacation spot of celebrated figures such as Henry Ford, Frank Sinatra, and Frank Lloyd Wright. In 1999, a $10 million renovation restored the hotel’s Mediterranean beauty and classical features and ushered The Terrace into a period of modern elegance and contemporary service.
Image of Guestroom at The Terrace Hotel, 1924, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Lakeland, Florida, Location Map

Location Map

Discover Lake Mirror, Munn Park, Hollis Garden, the Polk Museum of Art, and the Explorations V Children’s Museum steps away.

Historic Image of Hotel Exterior The Terrace Hotel, 1924, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Lakeland, Florida, Discover

Discover

Discover the grand lobby of The Terrace Hotel, which overlooks Lake Mirror.

Image of Suite at The Terrace Hotel, 1924, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Lakeland, Florida, Explore

Explore

Explore Hollis Garden, a lakefront botanical garden in downtown Lakeland.

Image of Banquet Table at The Terrace Hotel, 1924, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Lakeland, Florida, Experience

Experience

Experience a tour of the world’s largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture at Florida Southern College.

Image of Dining Room at The Terrace Grille at The Terrace Hotel, 1924, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Lakeland, Florida, Taste

Taste

Taste classic American cuisine in a historic setting at The Terrace Grille, the signature restaurant of The Terrace Hotel.

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