The Alfond Inn
Just outside of Orlando, The Alfond Inn is practically a cultural experience in itself. On every wall of this AAA Four Diamond hotel hangs work from the prestigious Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, which showcases established and emerging international painters, sculptors, and photographers. Framed by award-winning luxury, your stay at The Alfond Inn promises impeccable service and pristine accommodations as well as gourmet culinary artistry at acclaimed Hamilton’s Kitchen. From the moment you arrive, you understand why Condé Nast Traveler's Readers’ Choice Awards voted it “Best Hotel in Florida.”
- Unwind in one of 112 handsomely appointed guestrooms and suites
- Feast on the freshest local cuisine with a glass of wine at historic Hamilton’s Kitchen
- Take a dip in the serene heated pool atop the roof lined with palm trees
- Experience the fun and adventure of Orlando’s many theme parks
- Be charmed by Winter Park’s museums, galleries, and green spaces
- Explore the hotel’s exceptional 240-piece Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art
Owned by Rollins College — a private liberal arts college in Winter Park — The Alfond Inn supports the college’s scholarship program, nurturing the next generation of artistic greats. The hotel’s award-winning accommodations put you within steps of the beloved Hamilton’s Kitchen eatery and only a short drive from downtown Orlando and the nearby amusement parks.
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In any of the hotel’s 112 guestrooms and suites, find a mixture of king and queen beds dressed in luxury linens with crisp, white duvets and snug comforters. Catch up on work from the calm of your personal retreat at the spacious workstation, or take a relaxing soak in the stylish bathtub. If you are visiting as a family or with your pet, The Alfond Inn goes out of its way to create a seamless, welcoming experience, featuring connecting guestrooms and bespoke puppy packages.
Discuss your stay with the knowledgeable Les Clefs d'Or USA concierge, who can arrange your customized shopping excursions, organize luxury transportation to the area’s world-class theme parks, or make reservations at Winter Park’s finest restaurants. There is a Tesla charging station, a business library lounge, and impressive corporate-hosting facilities found in the domed conservatory, the charming courtyard, or the elegant Park Avenue Ballroom.
Hamilton’s Kitchen, the on-site restaurant, balances historic Southern hospitality with rustic allure to create fine-dining perfection. Drop by for a colorful cocktail or enjoy a hearty meal, surrounded by the eatery’s warm ambiance. Create your own menu if hosting friends or clients for a private-dining extravaganza at the hotel. Best of all, your patronage at the restaurant supports scholarships for students to attend Rollins College.
Hamilton’s Kitchen – Blending traditional Southern cuisine with modern culinary techniques, the open kitchen serves up fresh, locally sourced favorites and seasonal specialities. A charming combination of exposed wooden floors and red-brick walls, the dining room frames the eclectic chair collection that pays tribute to former college president Hamilton Holt’s habit of inviting “anyone who could find a chair” into his kitchen. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Hamilton’s Kitchen boasts an impressive wine list and cocktail menu.
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art is the unique stand-out of any stay at The Alfond Inn. Created by Barbara and Ted Alfond, the 240-piece collection explores language and literacy, expanded perspectives, and a developed understanding of other cultures and traditions. Take a self-guided tour of the collection then reflect on its themes while resting on a lounger beside the heated rooftop pool, or head to the fitness center to get in a workout with state-of-the-art gym equipment.
Experience the cultural highlights of artsy Winter Park, from The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum to Mead Botanical Garden the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. If you are visiting with children, take the short drive to Orlando to explore more than a dozen theme parks, including world-famous Walt Disney World and its five resort areas as well as Universal Studios Florida, home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Alfond Inn
Steps from Park Avenue and Lake Osceola in the vibrant, artistic city of Winter Park, The Alfond Inn is a favorite destination found on the Rollins College campus. Surrounded by galleries, museums, and parks, the hotel is just a short drive away from many the thrills of Orlando, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida.
Orlando International Airport is 15 mi / 24 km from the hotel.
The Winter Park station is a short stroll away.
The E Fairbanks Avenue and E Lyman Avenue bus stop is only a short stroll away, as well.
There is valet parking and a Tesla charging station at the hotel.