Hotel Defuniak

400 US Highway 90 East , Defuniak Springs, FL 32433 USA (Show map)


Winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence 2012,2013, and 2014. Hotel DeFuniak, is in the center of one of the most intriguing and historic towns in the southeast, Defuniak Springs, Florida. In 1997 the hotel was painstakingly restored as one of Florida's most elegant and romantic historic hotels. Nineteenth century European and American antiques abound throughout the entire hotel to recreate the rich ambiance of a time lost. Every room has its own unique theme from the Safari Suite to the Romantic Suite to the French Country Room. No matter which room you choose, you will experience the warmth and luxury of another time and place. ***ANY ARRIVALS AFTER 10:00 P.M. MUST CONTACT INNKEEPER PRIOR TO ARRIVING.***



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Weekend get away.

4.4 on December 19, 2014

If you have never been to Defuniak Springs you must visit during the month of December. The Christmas lights around the lake are just wonderful. And when you visit you must stay at the Hotel Defuniak, the service is wonderful and the owners are very friendly.

A pleasant experience

4.2 on October 10, 2014

The best part of the stay was the breakfasts we were given. Everyone was nice and gave good service, but the breakfasts were the best part.

WOW - A breath of FRESH AIR

5 on September 26, 2014

I was there on business, I chose the hotel based on the location of where I needed to be. I drove pass the hotel twice, but once I got in and spoke with the Owner and his wife, I knew I was in the RIGHT place.. The room LOVED it!! What a throw back into TIME and space (I know they didn't have flat screen TV's back then), I loved the walk-in shower, spacious bathroom, high ceiling, CLEAN room and QUITE.. Just what I need during a busy travel week. (I didn't dine there, I had already picked-up dinner), but the dining area looked very very nice & clean. (Not noisy) This is a great place for an adult get away and RELAX. (Mom, Dad need to get away, this is the PLACE) and the rates are better than any chain hotels. Just be prepared for the 4:15am-train that comes through. (I hope I get a chance to go there again very soon).. Gene Mays

They Put De Fun in Defuniak

4.8 on August 31, 2014

Defuniak Springs is a pleasant small town in the panhandle of Florida. Most traffic bypasses the town on I-10 and most people probably stay in the chain hotels near the highway exit. The Hotel Defuniak is an old-timey hotel run by some very friendly people. It is so much nicer to stay where people have a real stake in making things right for the customer and providing a special, individual experience. Hotel Defuniak does just that. The rooms are very comfortable and well outfitted and very clean. The sitting area in the lobby is welcoming. Each staff member we dealt with was professional and friendly. In the morning the owner prepared a large and very tasty cooked breakfast that is included in the price. If you want a feel of what Florida was like before it was criss-crossed with interstate highways and drivers flying by its small towns, stop in at the Hotel Defuniak.

A hidden treasure!

5 on June 03, 2013

From the outside you could easily believe this place is a dive. Trust me it is not! The minute you walk in, the beauty and peacefulness are around you. The lobby and rooms are filled with antiques. I was checked in quickly, had the wine bar explained to me, asked if I wanted a reservation for dinner at Bogey's and was told where my room was. My room was small, but very comfortable and beautiful. It was immaculately clean. The staff is super friendly and know the town and beach area well. When I enquired about a place to go for a run, I was directed to a lake one block away. It has a 3/4 mile path around it, and many benches, two gazebo/docks, play areas, a bandshell with seating and lots of trees. I did not have a reservation, but they quickly found me a table at Bogey's where I had 5 star service, great music and superb food. BEWARE the portions are gigantic! My server was friendly and knew the menu well. Don't miss the fried green tomatoes!! Both mornings I had an excellent breakfast. Yogurt followed by a belgian waffle, covered in whipped cream, sliced bananas, and pecans served with smoked sausage on day one. The next morning was eggs scrambled with herbs, sausage patties, fresh fruit and toasted ciabatta bread. You will NOT go hungry here! They have bottled water, cold drinks and snacks available all day/night. I got to chat with the owner and he told me about the lighted displays at the lakeside for Christmas....I will be back!

Great weekend getaway

4.6 on July 28, 2012

My husband and I wanted to escape the frantic pace of Atlanta for a weekend diversion. We thought about Pensacola but after searching online, found all the accomodations either booked or ridiculously expensive. We almost gave up but stumbled upon the Hotel Defuniak. It is truly a step back in time (in all the best ways). The town if Defuniak Springs is charming though there is not much to do. There are a few antique shops and a walking trail around the small, spring fed lake. It's an easy drive to Pensacola if a visit to the beach or Naval Aviation Museum sounds appealing. We dined at Bogey's (a restaurant attached to the hotel) and found the

Charming B & B

5 on July 09, 2012

We had a wonderful time. Breakfast had the fluffiest eggs I can remember, Bogey's was a real treat. We enjoyed.

The best of everything!!

4.4 on June 21, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at this hotel twice and will go back again and again. Our first visit was so relaxing - the staff, hotel, restaurant and quiet location made it perfect for our anniversary get away. We loved it so much we brought back family on our second stay and they were not disappointed. We recommend this now to all our friends and family.

A Hidden Gem

4.0 on June 30, 2011

The room was more than expected. It was decorated with antiques which I'm always looking for in a B&B. The bed was so comfortable and the room was clean and spacious. The staff was friendly and willing to answer any questions I had. Breakfast was a delightful experience. The prices can't be beat and I'd go back in a heart beat.

Great service

4.6 on April 11, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay. Customer service was top of the line. All staff members were helpful and courteous. The hot breakfast, included in price, was delicious. Bring earplugs-traffic was noisy.

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Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Room

The Victorian style room is tastefully appointed for a cozy yet charming accommodations. It has a spacious Full size bed for the single traveler and at our best price. This room with its full bath is often used for children so the parents may enjoy their privacy while staying in other another room. Please note that this room does not have a desk available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 1
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $105 - $105

Deluxe Suite

All deluxe rooms are tastefully decorated with real antiques and feature a queen sized bed, private bathroom and shower. Wi-Fi internet is available as is room service from our on-site restaurant. Visit our website for detailed room photos and descriptions.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $105

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Location Type

Historic District, Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Village, Wine country


Pensacola, FL (PNS) 85 miles

Directions to property:

Defuniak Springs exit 85 off of Interstate 10, north on Hwy. 331 2 miles, right (east)on Highway 90. Past first light. The Hotel Defuniak is just up on your right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Chautauqua Festivals, Ponce De Leon Springs State Park, Vortex Springs, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Executive Suite has fridge and microwave, NEW!... Pet Friendly Suite Available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Antique shopping, Historic walking tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00-10:00 P.M
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only We are a Smoke-Free hotel. Sand pots are available outside.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small Dogs 20 pounds or less.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required for all reservations.
  • Cancellations: 72 hour notice to cancel is required.



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  • Time Served: 7-9am Mon-Fri 8-10am Wknds
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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