About Our Hotel

Hotel History

The city of Winter Park was originally developed in the late 1800′s as a winter resort for wealthy Northerners seeking refuge from the harsh winters and a place to rest and relax. Rollins College, the oldest college in Florida and the nation’s premiere liberal arts college, was founded here in 1885. In 1886 the Seminole Hotel opened on New Year’s night. It was a grand lakeside resort with gas lights, steam heat, and a formal dining room.

Years later there was a need for a more modest hotel close to the Rollins campus. Built in 1922 by architect Peter C. Samwell, the hotel lobby is still a snapshot of vintage elegance. Originally the Hamilton Hotel, the Park Plaza Hotel became so after being purchased by the Spang family 40 years ago, and undergoing a major renovation in the late 1970′s.

Hotel Amenities

Complimentary Valet Parking
Available upon arrival and throughout the duration of your stay.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast
Served in your room or balcony daily.

Complimentary Wi-Fi
Available throughout the hotel.

Complimentary Daily Newspaper

Signature Bathrobes
Available in all front balcony suites, also available for purchase.

Television, Cable, & HBO
Complimentary and available in all rooms

Room Service
Lunch and dinner are available from room service, provided by the Park Plaza Gardens Restaurant.

Concierge & 24 Hour Front Desk
The front desk is open 24 hours a day, and the staff can assist in arrangements for taxis, limo service, dinner reservations, ticketed concerts, theater, and sporting events.

Dry cleaning/Laundry Service
Dry cleaning and laundry service are available on a same day and next day basis.

Fitness / Gym
Several fitness centers are within 5 miles of the Park Plaza Hotel. We also provide a jogging map of the area.

Shops / Commercial Services
The hotel is located in the center of a beautiful strolling shopping district. Everything from unique clothing, to jewelery shops as well as home decor stores are all within walking distance from the hotel.

Post/Parcel Service
Post, Fedex, UPS, and faxes can all be arranged through the Hotel Front Desk.