The Alfond Inn

300 E New England Ave | Winter Park, FL 32789-4426  [SEE MAP]Winter Park, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests loved the building design and room decor
Property is a bit removed from Orlando's theme parks

Owned by the neighboring Rollins College, The Alfond Inn offers modern accommodations about 20 miles northeast of Orlando's major theme parks. The boutique hotel boasts an art collection, a large sunk-in pool and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space. Recent guests loved the location close to restaurants and attractions in artsy Winter Park, and said the staff was friendly and helpful. Guests also say the clean rooms don't disappoint. The guest rooms are decorated with homey touches like coffee makers and minifridges, and the marble bathrooms feature glass-enclosed showers. The hotel is also a popular choice for weddings and business conferences because of its unique indoor and outdoor venues, like the glass ceiling conservatory overlooking the enclosed courtyard and verdant gardens. Plus, this property is a member of the Preferred LVX hotel family, meaning members of the iPrefer loyalty program can earn or redeem points here.

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Location
Winter Park, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 112 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Lake
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Frommer's

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In 2013, Rollins College opened the boutique hotel using a $12.5 million donation; its income will endow a scholarship program. That makes it both the newest fine property in town and the one with the biggest incentive to keep quality high.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Fodor's

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This serenely sophisticated building in the heart of Winter Park, just steps from the shops and restaurants of Park Avenue, combines an upscale hotel with an art gallery, and is owned by neighboring Rollins College. In an unusual marriage of philanthropy and hospitality, the net operating income is directed to scholarships at the college.

AAA

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Public areas are striking and feature hand-picked artwork showcasing various artists. Elegant rooms with vibrant colors, custom furnishings and cozy bedding make it easy to rest at the end of the day. The property is nicely situated across the street from Rollins College and just a short walk from top-notch restaurants and boutique shops.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler

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Dubbed Orlando's 'chic cousin,' Winter Park, Florida is home to a bevy of stylish shops and cool museums – not to mention the boutiquey Alfond Inn. Located on the site of the former Langford Inn, which shuttered in 2000, this terracotta-tanned hotel has some pretty high standards to live up to: Its former haunt was known to host high-profile politicos like Mamie Eisenhower and Eleanor Roosevelt, not to mentions the Reagans, who just casually dropped in to celebrate one of their wedding anniversaries.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1093 have reviewed the The Alfond Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1093 reviews 4.5 (based on 1093 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at The Alfond Inn start at 323 square feet and are outfitted in blue, green and brown tones. All rooms feature mirrored built-in closets, work desks, safes, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffee makers.
  • Free Wi-Fi access provided throughout hotel
  • Select accommodations have Juliet balconies

Standard room size323 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Alfond Inn is located in Winter Park, Florida, about 6 miles northeast of downtown Orlando. Its close proximity to Park Avenue, a street lined with upscale restaurants and shops, means guests won't have to travel far for entertainment. Winter Park was known in the past for being somewhat of an artists colony (the hotel itself has a collection of more than 240 pieces), and the town is now home to many art galleries, shops and museums. A notable mention is The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, located about eight blocks northwest of the hotel.
  • Sits within walking distance of Rollins College campus, which owns the property
  • About 15 miles northwest of Orlando International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The Alfond Inn's on-site restaurant, Hamilton's Kitchen, combines the traditions of southern cooking with Floridian influences and utlitizes locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant has a full-service bar and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • Brunch served on weekends
  • Restaurant named after one of Rollins College's former presidents

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The hotel's rectangular pool sits outside and is surrounded by lounge chairs and pergolas. Palm trees offer additional shade.
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Seasonal
    • Indoor
    • Outdoor
    • Indoor/outdoor combo
    • Pool bar
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas

    Fitness

    The Alfond Inn houses a 24-hour fitness center with cardio and weight-training equipment. Two bike rentals are also included in select booking packages
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles (with fee)
      • Tennis
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats
      • Motor boats

      Business

      Four meeting rooms, a pool veranda and a private dining room in Hamilton's Kitchen are available for business events. The 5,000-square-foot Park Avenue Ballroom features pull-down screens and projectors and can be divided into five smaller spaces, while the New England Room offers glass doors that open to the property's lawn. The glass-domed Conservatory, which sits in the courtyard and offers built-in fire pits, is another unique event space found on-site.
      • Library has two workstations
      • Pool deck can accommodate up to 125 guests for receptions
      • Audiovisual equipment available

      Number of meeting rooms4

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      Pets are allowed at the hotel for a nonrefundable fee of $50 per day, and dogs will receive a "Pup welcome basket" upon arrival. No additional pet amenities are provided, and no breed or weight restrictions apply.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting

        Wedding

        The Alfond Inn is able to host weddings in a number of indoor and outdoor spaces, some of which can be divided or combined depending on the size of the event. The 5,000-square-foot Park Avenue Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests for receptions, and The Conservatory features a glass-domed ceiling. For intimate wedding events like rehearsal dinners, couples can reserve Hamilton's Kitchen's private dining room.
        • Catering available
        • Staff can help with planning ceremonies or receptions

        Maximum wedding guest capacity500

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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