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Park Plaza Hotel Winter Park
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Winter Park
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Stayed at Park Plaza for just a get away for the weekend and what wonderful weekend it was. The front desk could of not been better on pointing me to the sights of Winter Park and the near by restaurants was just steps away. So nice to park car on Friday and not needing it till Monday checkout. With NO valet fee or parking fee and free wifi, can't beat the service you are provided at Park Plaza. Even if you live in central Florida, it's a nice get away to enjoy Park Ave and the things winter park has to offer. Already planning on next stay with Park Plaza.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

When you stay at a hotel on the historic register you can assume that there will be a shortage of amenities inherent in its nature as an old property. However, it is easily appreciated for its authenticity and usually welcoming atmosphere. That used to be the case at the Park Plaza. My wife and I spent two evenings here recently and I doubt that we return. Nothing is the same. It is severely understaffed in quantity and quality. The employees are friendly enough but are entirely untrained in the hospitality industry. While there were lots of smiles, I was not offered assistance until I was leaving. There is no doorman, no concierge, no one in charge, unless he is the gentleman who keeps his tie tucked inside his shirt. But it is really not the employees themselves that are the issue. The many problems go straight to the top. The establishment needs fresh blood in the way of ownership. Someone who can breathe life back into a stuffy old building. This hotel needs a heart transplant.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Ogadoo
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

It's easy to be a wonderful host for a day or two. Probably more of a challenge when the guest is around for considerably longer. A friend's surgery called for a prolonged stay at the Park Plaza and the staff were amazing hosts for every moment of my stay. Upgraded. HVAC made strange (to my hyper-sensitive ears) noises, so I was moved to another wonderful balcony suite. Making certain there was a taxi at 5:00 a.m.....no problem. Immaculate surroundings, immediate accommodation to logistical requests, incredibly thoughtful attention to details (full ice bucket when I returned to my suite hot, tired, thirsty). Well, gosh, I hated to leave. Every (every!) staff member is especially attuned to the guests' needs and desires. Cordial delight seems to be taken in going the extra mile. A potential ordeal became a genuine pleasure thanks to a lovely atmosphere, an immaculate and comfortable environment and a group of people who weren't just doing a job, but caring for their guests. Cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank SavannahMame
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Quaint, lovely, friendly and received great rates and upgrade!
Quaint, lovely, friendly and received great rates and upgrade!
Quaint, lovely, friendly and received great rates and upgrade!
Quaint, lovely, friendly and received great rates and upgrade!
Quaint, lovely, friendly and received great rates and upgrade!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We did not stay here, but Park Plaza has a very nice bar, which opens out onto the street. We spent a wonderful few hours sitting here watching the world go by. The service was excellent and the choices of 'bar' meals was vey good. For those who want more the restaurant looked very good and was very popular. We left with a warm contented glow and definitely visit again.

Room Tip: Get a table on, or near the street.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We loved our stay in February. We check in they were nice to give us a upgrade to a suite.
The room was the old time charm with the modern amenities. The bathroom was small , but oh that bath tub was so deep and nice for a wonderful bath.
The breakfast was very good. Muffins yummy. coffee and juice great.
We had heard it would be noisy but we slept very well.
It was close to everything.
We would stay there again

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank dove86
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

First, the Bad:

NOISE NOISE NOISE! No matter which side of the hotel you are on, you will want to remember your ear plugs. Whether it's noise from the bars across the street or trains behind the building or drunken patrons across the hall, THIS. PLACE. IS. NOISY.

ITTY BITTY/OUTDATED/DIRTY BATHROOM! Every person in our party (in two different rooms, from 5'2" - 6'2") had to literally step over the toilet in order to use it. The towel rack was rusted halfway through. The tile on the front and primary shower walls had black grime throughout the grout. I was able to remove some of it with my fingertip and, therefore, complained to the management that this needed to be taken care of. It wasn't. And watch your step - you have to step up into the bathroom (and duck your head if you're tall).

NOT ENOUGH OUTLETS! I had to unplug something in the room in order to plug my laptop in. The desk lamp did not work. AND the wi-fi or instructions on logging into it is not duly noted. I had to call the front desk to ask if it was available. The tv required a bit of knowledge we didn't have and so we thought it wasn't working for the first two days of our stay before asking management to help (which it did, thankfully).

NO IRONS/IRONING BOARDS! Apparently, they have a very limited supply of these that are available upon request. But you wouldn't know that unless you asked.

OUTDATED ROOM SERVICE MENU AND PHONE! They present to you a very lovely, multiple paged menu from the adjacent restaurant for room service, 11am-11pm. When you press on the "room service" button on the telephone, you get nothing. So you ring the front desk and ask for help and the front desk tells you, "Oh, that's because the room service button doesn't work" before giving you the local number to the restaurant next door WHO THEN TELLS YOU the menu you have is outdated and before you can order anything they'll bring a current menu to you (that you won't be able to retain for future ordering as they'll want to keep it in the restaurant for use at that day/night's service). When trying to go into said restaurant for an after-dinner drink, chairs are already heaped upon tables as staff is cleaning up for closing and it's barely 10:20pm.

BEDS SO-SO: My queen was quite comfortable but my companion (and I and everyone else who sat on it) had to find our bearings to not bounce off her twin.

SMALL/CRAMPED & SOMEWHAT DUSTY ROOMS/: Some people call this charming.

Now, the Good:

NO VALET PARKING FEE.

STAFF IS TRULY GREAT ... truly... unless they have a sudden rush of business in which case, at least during our stay, they kind of fall apart and become snippy.

BREAKFAST DELIVERED TO YOUR ROOM every morning, the same thing: ginormous blueberry muffins, coffee, orange juice... you have to dial down for it each morning and if you need anything different from the above said you must request it (for instance, bottled water, or decaf or tea instead of coffee) ... but I doubt they'd offer anything significantly different, not even cold cereal as this seemed a well-oiled machine). It was all very tasteful and the staff delivering it was charming and respectful if ever catching you in your nightgown (ahem).

RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT on Park Ave. Just about everything within walking distance, if all you want to do is tool around Winter Park. Good restaurants, fun bars, Rollins College, a 7-Eleven, Winter Park Fish Market, Prato ... where I had the single best trout meal I have ever eaten in my entire lifetime; so great that I took the leftovers back to the hotel and ate them cold in the morning instead of the blueberry muffin - and it was STILL a wonderful (second) meal!

I have debated giving this review 3 stars (average) or 2 stars (poor) and, ultimately, it gets 2 stars from me because of all the aforementioned negatives but also because of those negatives AND being priced at $200/nt minimum. You can get all these same services (short of breakfast in bed) with having to drive or walk a bit further for $100+/- less per night elsewhere. Orlando is NOT that big a city to get around in, especially if you're there for reasons other than visiting the theme parks.

Unless you've got cash and earplugs to spare and don't mind the inconveniences (and a little filth) stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: 307 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-7010
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Winter Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Winter Park
Price Range: £147 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Plaza Hotel Winter Park 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Park Plaza Hotel, built in 1922, on the famous Park Avenue in the old downtown Winter Park, is a unique and intimate vintage boutique hotel. Personal service and genuine hospitality is the tradition of the 28 room Park Plaza Hotel. Stay in a cozy one-of-a-kind room full of antiques with an elegant balcony garden overflowing with ferns, potted plants and brightly colored flowers. Situated on the corner of Park Avenue and New England street and overlooking a Rose Garden in the Park, the location is home to some of the best shopping often described as "The Rodeo Drive of the East." ... more   less 
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