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“A Winter Park escape!”
Review of The Alfond Inn

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The Alfond Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 February 2014

There are so many incredible aspects of The Alfond Inn:

- It’s architecture
- It’s art collection
- The design & quality of its guest rooms
- The Inn’s philanthropic mission
- The location of the hotel in downtown Winter Park

In a phrase: it just fits the neighborhood perfectly. The Alfond is a comfortable mix of modern and “Floridian” Spanish architecture - both indoors and out. This being Florida, I found some its best spaces to be in the beautifully designed courtyard, sipping a cocktail after dinner at the bonfire pit.

Although, the daytime and evening views from the second-floor pool deck aren’t shabby, either. Sometimes, I find myself up there after a good workout enjoying the breeze and appreciating that the Alfond isn’t a run-of-the-mill high-rise in the middle of downtown Orlando.

The guest rooms are exactly the type of inventory Winter Park was previously-lacking: nicely sized, with a spa-style bathroom, beautiful furniture (including built-ins that serve as closets), and high-quality bedding. The down duvet + high thread-count sheets were appreciated by this admitted bedding snob!

Having daily newspaper delivery and complimentary (and speedy!) WiFi access were welcomed perks to this business traveler.

The guest services personnel I have encountered have all been pleasant. A little “stiff,” but I think that has a lot to do with serving older clientele who appreciate the formality. It doesn’t translate to me.

Only critiques: for requiring that guests use the $18/night valet, aside from the guys who run the morning shift, the others tend to be very slow – and other times mysteriously absent – in the evening. That can be really irritating when the parking lot is less than 50 yards away. I really wish that self-parking would be made available as an option.

Other than that, The Alfond Inn is a fantastic destination. It is my home-base whenever I’m in Winter Park and I can’t wait to return.

Room Tip: The rooms that face towards the courtyard are a better view, but given the residential neighborhood...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Can't say enough good things about this classy hotel just off Park Avenue in Winter Park. Lovely lobby, welcoming courtyard, and excellent restaurant. Rooms are well-designed and comfortable. Bathrooms are modern with splended shower (although faulty design has water leaking onto the bathroom floor), and the added luxury of a magnifying mirror for applying makeup. The outdoor courtyard has an outdoor fire pit which was great for having drinks on an unusually chilling evening.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony for fresh air. Windows do not open in non-balcony rooms.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed here for a business trip, the place is brand new, the decor is very nice, and the restaurant is excellent. The staff was very helpful in answering questions and fixing our problems during our business meeting. The fitness center was one of the best hotel gyms I've seen - new equipment, spacious, big TVs, very clean.

The Winter Park area is also very cute, lots of shops and restaurants on the main drag.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

This is a very nice, probably the nicest in Winter Park, hotel. The grounds are well designed and maintained while the interior common space is both clean and nicely appointed with a plethora of seating areas to accommodate groups of just about any size. The staff is professional, courteous and helpful. The rooms, generally clean (small amount of mildew present on floor by shower door and sheet contained noticeable stain) and average in size, are tastefully modern. Since the property is new, we were disappointed in the lack of soundproofing as it was too easy to hear through the bathroom walls. Overall, this hotel, with it's close proximity to the center of Winter Park and Rollins College, is a great place to call home while traveling in the area.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

I Loved this hotel. Brand new and great style. Cant remember the gentleman who checked us in but he was very friendly and helpful. Great Bar!! Clean rooms, very clean workout room and Great Pool! I really enjoyed the area of Winter Park, so quaint and cute. I loved it! Very impressed and will recommend to everyone going to Orlando. Price was just right also. Oh and the beads were heavenly! Everything about this hotel was great. Loved all the photos up everywhere.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Just stayed in this new hotel and was super impressed! The design has a lot of clean lines, good amenities in the bathrooom, turndown service, etc. Part of Preferred properties so use your iprefer number to get upgraded and free wifi. Winter Park is the best thing the Orlando area has - great restaurants, cute shops - totally not the usual orlando tourist mecca!

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Difficult not to be impressed by this property. It has position, facilities and design all wrapped up to make staying here an unforgettable experience. The roof top pool is a must visit as is the lobby. The corridors are lined with art works making walking any inside where an interesting experience. It really is that good that it makes you want to stay longer. Winter Park deserves this hotel and this hotel deserves Winter Park.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Alfond Inn

Address: 300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4426
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Winter Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Winter Park
Price Range: £193 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alfond Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alfond Inn, voted the #1 hotel in Florida in the Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader's Choice Awards is a stylish boutique hotel in Winter Park. A Preferred Boutique HOtel that has a AAA Four Diamond Rating, The Alfond Inn features 112 guestrooms equipped with complimentary high speed wireless internet access, iPod docking stations and flat screen televisions, as well as oversized workstations. The Inn also offers 10,000 square feet of meeting space, roof top pool, fitness center and Hamilton's Kitchen, a full service restaurant with a Floridian-inspired menu. ... more   less 
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