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. Its Southern restaurant and hopping cocktail bar, planted courtyard, and modern rooms striped in teal, wood, and lime are designed to appeal to sophisticated palates, something that its fantastic public art collection underscores. These gleaming new facilities are 3 blocks from the shopping of Park Avenue and the Morse Museum, making it an instant keystone of the Winter Park scene. It’s probably too far if you’ve got a heavy theme park schedule, but it’s ideal for explorations around town.
The Alfond Inn
E. New England Ave., Winter Park
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Area Phone 407/998-8090 Prices Doubles $159–$249. Valet parking $18, no self-parking Amenities Pool, restaurant, lounge, fitness center, pets permitted, free Wi-Fi Units 112 units Web site The Alfond InnBook a Room Now