We just spent the weekend in Sebring as my hubby was cycling the Bike Sebring 12 hours time trial event. We stayed at Chateau Elan as that was where registration was for the race – directly next to the International Speedway.
The hotel is pleasant enough – probably not as good as the price suggests but obviously very convenient and great if you are a speedway lover. Our room overlooked the speedway and the outdoor pool. Although it was Valentine’s Night the hotel had catered for the Bike event participants and had catered an all you can eat pasta buffet. It was fine – just what my husband needed, possibly not my idea of a Valentine’s date! Registration for the event was easy, he registered on the day as we wanted to make sure we and the bike made it across the pond safely. The event organisers were very friendly and helpful.
The event itself was well organised, it attracted participants of all shapes, sizes, ages, genders and on all types of bikes. There was a 12 hour and a 24 hour event.
While hubby cycled, I went to see some of the local sights – including the Lakeshore Bay Mall – not really much there, extremely quiet although the Belk department store did have a Clinque Bonus time on which was the highlight of my visit.
Sebring is surrounded by Lakes – it was quite breezy and relatively cool which in one way was good as there were no bugs, however, it did make it a bit too cold and choppy for on the water adventures.
Bike Sebring – given a gold star. Sebring – ok, go if you have an event but otherwise I would say there are many nicer places to stay in Florida.