The Alfond Inn at Rollins: Valentine’s Day Romance in the Park

January 9, 2023. Winter Park, Florida – Thanks to its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, and live oaks offering welcoming shade, it’s easy to see why Winter Park is one of Florida’s most gracious and romantic cities. Central Park is the lush green heart of town, flanked by the promenade called Park Avenue, where restaurants and people-watching are favorite activities. The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning hotel celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is just a short stroll away.

This Valentine’s Day and throughout the month of February, get to the heart of romance with a stay at the Alfond Inn. The hotel’s Romance in the Park experience begins with checking into a Classic Room, where a chilled bottle of welcoming champagne awaits. There’s a specialty cake to mark the occasion as well. Spend the afternoon lingering by the pool or explore the cutting-edge artwork from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art displayed throughout the property. It’s part of the permanent collection of the Rollins Museum of Art, making the Alfond the only hotel in the country to exhibit artworks from a museum collection.

Then stroll along Park Avenue, check out the boutiques and the wine bars, and walk past the Mediterranean-style mansions. Back at the hotel, dress for a fashionable warm-weather evening and head down to Hamilton’s Kitchen for a romantic dinner-a-deux prepared by Executive Chef Stephen Doyle. It’s a fantastic way to feel romantic during this month dedicated to lovers.


  • One night stay in a classic room (double occupancy)
  • One chilled bottle of champagne in the room
  • Specialty cake for two
  • Dinner for two in Hamilton’s Kitchen, tax and gratuity not included
  • Rates start at $329 per room per night, taxes are extra
  • The package is based on availability
  • Available February 1 through February 28, 2023
  • Details at The Alfond Inn at Rollins


On Valentine’s Day evening, Tuesday, February 14th, The Alfond Inn at Rollins will host Under the Stars, the hotel’s annual Valentine’s Day experience. The evening starts with 7 pm Cocktails in the Conservatory, followed by a 7:30 pm Dinner on the Courtyard Lawn, with live entertainment. The $119 per person price includes a champagne toast and a three-course plated dinner. Reservations at Eventbrite.

The Alfond Inn at Rollins

A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts L.V.X.℠ collection, The Alfond Inn at Rollins has a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is managed by Olympia Hotel Management, an innovative leader in hospitality. Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, Florida, The Alfond Inn at Rollins opened in August 2013 and directs net operating income to The Alfond Scholars Program. The award-winning Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the 112-room boutique hotel, which has a pool, fitness center, and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is located 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport. The Alfond Inn at Rollins, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407-998-8090.


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