Philanthropy is not typically the first thing that comes to mind when choosing a hotel, however, the Alfond Inn lets guests do good without even trying. The hotel was built in 2013 with partial funding from Rollins College and a multi-million dollar private donation. All net revenue from the hotel goes toward scholarships.
The hotel is just a block from the the Rollins campus, and the exterior’s Mediterranean influence echoes that of the campus buildings. The property is intended to appeal to both “town and gown” -- and serve as a meeting place for both students and area residents alike.
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art has over 100 pieces of its works displayed here, scattered throughout the property, and the hotel often hosts events for the community such as Jazz Under the Stars, of which proceeds also go towards scholarships.
A buzzy hotel restaurant and lounge features locally sourced ingredients and Floridian fare with a modern twist. An indoor ballroom is often home to weddings and other celebratory occasions. The lobby features cool taupe and brown tones and light tiles flooring. Passageways are partially filled with scrolling iron work forming an arch and floor-to-ceiling paned windows and a rotunda with an overhead skylight flood the lobby with natural light.
Rooms hew to the same soft contemporary aesthetic of dark brown woods and teal and lime green striped accents. Add in the rooftop pool and well-equipped workout room, and it's no surprise the Alfond Inn is a Four Diamond AAA Award-winner in 2014 and 2015.
From the press:
“Serenely sophisticated building in the heart of Winter Park” -- Fodor’s
“Ideal for explorations around town” – Frommer’s
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Nightlife / entertainment
Dry cleaning available Monday-Friday
24-hour front desk
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathtub available in rooms with 2 queen beds.
Bathrobes and slippers
Bathtub or shower
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Accessible pool area
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am
Children and additional guests
Pack and Plays available on request, free of charge for children up to the age of 3. Areo Beds available on request free of charge for children and adults in the Classic Kings only.
Pets (2 dogs max in pet friendly rooms) are allowed on request and will be charged $50 per day (guests must sign a pet waiver).
Valet Parking Fee of $20 (plus tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The Alfond Inn is approximately 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport. A taxi is approximately US$54 plus tip.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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