As Florida slowly reopens, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is welcoming Florida residents back to Winter Park, one of the state’s most beautiful small cities.

The Alfond Inn at Rollins, a AAA Four Diamond hotel, was just bestowed AAA’s Best of Housekeeping Award, which recognizes AAA Inspected & Approved hotels that receive the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores. It’s an achievement that matters today more than ever today as visitors start traveling again.

Winter Park, Florida
Winter Park offers a variety of outdoor activities.



Winter Park is a model city when it comes to outdoor living and social distancing. Built in the 19th century, the cobblestone streets, charming downtown with covered walkways and hidden pathways winding past shops and outdoor cafes, make it one of the most walkable towns in Florida. The city has a 23-acre green space on Lake Baldwin where dogs can run off leash during specific posted hours, a chain of tranquil lakes, the Winter Park Golf Course (now open) in the center of town, and an abundance of open spaces and parks cooled by the large oak trees hung with Spanish Moss.



The Alfond Inn at Rollins was designed to exhibit rotating installations of works from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, which are part of the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. The only hotel in the United States that serves as an actual extension of an art museum, the public areas showcase rotating installations of contemporary art from an extraordinary trove of paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media works from collection. There’s a self-guided tour of the current art installation using QR codes.



Hamilton’s Kitchen, which was singled out for the Best Brunch in Orlando 2020 by the Readers’ Choice awards in the Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards, has reopened, with Dinner service from Thursday – Saturday from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Brunch on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This is chance to enjoy Chef Stephen Doyle’s Florida Grouper & Risotto, Creekstone Filet, and his signature Rollins Burger, as well as Brunch-only comfort food dishes like Chicken & Waffles. The outdoor patio seating is open with limited seating inside the restaurant.


To welcome back Florida residents, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is offering a Yay!cation Getaway Package. The package provides for a luxury staycation with one night’s accommodation, free self-parking and one $50 hotel credit per stay, which is valid toward hotel services such as the Bar and Hamilton’s Kitchen. The hotel is pup-friendly as well.

Yay!cation Getaway Package

  • One night stay in a Classic Room.
  • Complimentary self-parking during the stay.
  • One $50 hotel credit per stay, valid toward hotel services, including Hamilton’s Kitchen and the Bar.
  • Rates start at $219 per night, per room, based on double occupancy.*
  • Taxes are extra and the package is based on availability.
  • Florida residents receive a 20% discount on the package rate.
  • Visit The Alfond Inn at Rollins for details.

*Additional $50 nightly pet fee applies for guests bringing a pup. It includes a keepsake water bowl and signature treats at turndown.