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Park Plaza Hotel, Florida: A Photo Review

Situated in the heart of Winter Park, Florida located on Park Avenue, the Park Plaza Hotel is the ideal choice for visitors who want to experience a beautiful setting and be in a location that’s next to everything Winter Park has to offer. We visited in April for three nights.

Location: Winter Park is located just six miles outside of Orlando city limits. Winter Park was founded in 1882, with the goal of a planned, residential community specifically used as winter homes for affluent Northerners. Winter Park stands on its own and provides many amenities to make an entire weekend busy and exciting! If escaping to the theme parks or other attractions is more favorable, Winter Park is very close to Interstate 4 (I-4) which connects you to all major roadways in the city. Travel to Disney in 30 minutes, Universal Studios in 20 minutes, International Drive in 25 minutes, Orlando International Airport in 35 minutes, and downtown Orlando in 15 minutes.


Property: Located right next to the oldest college in Florida (Rollins College), the Park Plaza Hotel is the only hotel found directly on the famous main street, Park Avenue. The hotel has a rich history and was built in 1922. The property was originally named the Hamilton Hotel. In the 1960s, the Park Plaza was purchased by the current owners and underwent some transformation. The hotel is an ideal spot to spend a long, leisurely weekend away from the hectic city of Orlando, in the heart of the historic district, and in close walking distance to many shops, restaurants and bars.


Accommodations: With 28 rooms available, the Park Plaza Hotel offers a boutique-style product that’s truly one-of-a-kind. The property is rich with charm, small details in common areas and in each room itself, tons of old world character, an antique elevator, and modern amenities. A unique feature of the accommodations that my guest and I enjoyed, was the balcony overlooking Park Avenue from one of the “Front Balcony Suites” and its comfortable, four poster king bed. Included in the room rate was the continental breakfast which we received every morning. It comprised of fresh coffee, tea, orange juice, and croissant(s) with butter, jam, and honey. A telephone call to the front desk first thing in the morning ensured the breakfast was delivered to our room and it was enjoyed outside on the balcony overlooking downtown Winter Park. Additionally, the room was equipped with a natural skylight in the bathroom which beautifully illuminated the space and a powerful split AC system near the bed that did an exceptional job resisting the brutal Florida heat.


For more information about the Park Plaza Hotel, visit the website directly.

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