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The Alfond Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2013

It was a little tricky to get to because the GPS route took us to a road under construction at the entrance to the hotel. We arrived late after a long work day and four hour drive, so we chose to grab a quick bite at the hotel. We walked through the bar to get to the restaurant, but found the dinner fare a little too much and pricey for a 9pm meal. We chose the bar to order something quick and light. Neither of these options worked. Even though there were only 6 people in the bar, it took almost 15 minutes to get a menu and a drink. After another 15 minutes I snagged what I perceived as a manager walking by to get some service. Frustration was mounting because we had observed 3 servers crowded around a computer screen for a long time apparently trying to figure out how to enter things or perhaps place an order. Food choices are limited, but appropriately priced. I would suggest they open their menu a little to allow for wings, wraps or flatbread pizza. Apologies were made and all was good, however offering a complimentary drink refill might have helped too. Beautiful property, only 2 blocks from Park Avenue where shopping, restaurants and bars abound. Stunning pool deck and wonderful new exercise equipment. This is an incredible property with interesting art work with a story behind it and good meeting space for reasonably sized groups. Lots of individual seating areas. Bed was very comfortable too. This property needs to work out a few bugs with the training of the staff, but I would definitely stay here again and you should give it a try.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Love the Alfond Inn, a new 112-room boutique hotel nestled in the ambiance of Winter Park. Just days after opening, it beautifully accommodated all of our family and wedding guests without a snafu. The entire property was impressive, offering plenty of space to gather as a group of several or just a few. We enjoyed meandering through the conservatory, the courtyard, the corridors perusing the art, the lush landscape, the lovely appointments. The friendly staff was attentive to every need. I made several trips back and forth to the hotel during the wedding weekend transporting sundary items and people too. The valet staff was outstanding. In every case, my requests were accommodated in a responsible, prompt, and friendly manner.

We can't wait to go back to the hotel. In fact, we already did. Before the wedding festivities were barely over, my husband and I returned to experience the Alfond Inn one more time, just the two of us to celebrate our anniversary. We intend to make this our frequent little get-away; fortunately, we're not that far-away…almost local so…see you soon, Alfond Inn.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Modern design..touches of Restoration Hardware. Art is modern-some walls still stark. Wonderful staff! Loud dinner at Hamiltons (getting acoustic panels soon) breakfast there was calmer and offered a thoughtful menu. Super comfy bed!!! All room views are charming but rooftop. Bar is lively and sexy. Pool feels private with plenty attractive, comfortably stylish seating under cover. Great views and equipment in gym. Great value!

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This hotel only opened less than a month ago I think and they still have a few bugs to work out but overall it is a beautiful hotel and the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. The rooms are large, well appointed, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower was the largest shower I've seen in a hotel room in a very long time. No bathtub though. Small fridge in the room. It is right across the street from Rollins College and an easy walk from the shops and such on Park Ave in Winter Park. Interesting that they have a beautiful pool area on the 2nd floor but very little lighting there at night, even early evening 8:30-9:00pm. Restaurant on site, food is good but very pricey - we had a pancake, a waffle, 2 OJ's, 2 fruit cups and coffee which came to $46.00! The Travelzoo coupon & special helped a lot with that, also also waived the $18 per day for valet parking, which is almost a necessity here.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

How fortunate we were that our daughter's wedding coincided with the soft opening of Alfond Inn. All of our bridal party and out of town guests stayed and we were not disappointed. Everyone from the valet, reception, and management could not have been more gracious and accommodating. Although the Inn was full, the expansive public spaces allowed for plenty of intimate conversation for our group without feeling crowded. The beautiful conservatory was the ideal backdrop for gorgeous wedding photos. Guests enjoyed the pool, fitness center, Hamilton's Kitchen, and taking advantage of the lovely Winter Park area. We couldn't have been more impressed! We will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I stayed the weekend with a wedding party at The Alfond Inn and LOVED it. Because we were prepping for a wedding, we had all kinds of crazy request that the hotel handled immediately. The pool was wonderful, the staff was helpful, the lobby/bar was great! And you can't beat the location - it's close to everything!
Infact, in my rush to get the bride and brooms luggage packed up, I forgot my OWN luggage at the hotel. I called the hotel and they had my luggage shipped to NY the following morning.
I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Here to celebrate my husband's 75th birthday, and we have been treated royally! Absolutely beautiful boutique inn, wonderfully comfortable rooms, great food in both bar and restaurant. Will definitely come back often! Five star rating for sure!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Alfond Inn

Address: 300 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4426
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Winter Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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: $221 - $351 (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 2017 Reader's Choice Awards is a stylish boutique hotel in Winter Park. A Preferred LVX 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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