Location: Winter Park, FL
Go: The Alfond Inn, located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida, offers 112 boutique hotel rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hamilton’s Kitchen. Stroll around scenic Winter Park exploring various theaters, museums, galleries and outdoor exhibits until your heart is content on art.
The hotel is located conveniently 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World attractions and the Orlando International Airport.
Choose not to leave the boutique hotel itself by enjoying hotel amenities such as the extensive 100-plus piece Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, a part of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, complimentary on-site fitness center, a heated pool, a hotel bar and in some select suites, Plum in Room Wine by the Glass, an in-room wine appliance.
Enjoy a meal at award-winning Hamilton’s Kitchen, an on-site restaurant offering a distinct Central Florida experience fusing locally sourced ingredients with the rustic, open-table charm of a bygone era.
After dinner, walk around to see the Park Avenue shops, local museums, art galleries and consider the nearby Winter Park Boat Tour. Don’t forget to bring Fido along, too, as dogs without any weight restriction are welcome to stay overnight with you.
And Do Good: The Alfond Inn is a hotel created with philanthropy in mind and isn’t just owned by hoteliers looking to make a profit – it’s owned by Rollins College, a private liberal arts school in Winter Park, FL. What distinguishes The Alfond Inn from other hotels is that its net profits are directed to the Alfond Scholars Program, Rollins College‘s premier scholarship fund.
Through this program, deserving first-year students receive full-ride, four-year scholarships including tuition and room and board, for students who qualify in the College of Liberal Arts. Over a four year period, the approximate value of each scholarship is $264,000. Since 2013 when The Alfond Inn opened its doors, 63 scholarships have been awarded.
By choosing to stay at this award-winning, top-ranked Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards hotel, you are helping to ensure that deserving first-year students at Rollins College can obtain scholarships to pursue their dreams of a future career in liberal arts.
Whether staying at The Alfond Inn or simply savoring a glass of wine, your patronage supports scholarships for students to attend Rollins College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions.