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Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Lodge

#137 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
9000 Bay Hill Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
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Ranked #137 of 327 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Booked Bay Hill as surprise for husband who is keen golfer. Got a "bucket list" package which was excellent value. Staff were friendly & helpful - especially Pamela in the Bay Window bar & grill for puttin up with our witty banter for most of the day & night! Food was fantastic too. Excellent value for money!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I lived in Orlando for 20 years and never knew this hotel existed. It is quiet, the rooms are beautiful and it is still near everything you need to get to. It is easy in/easy out in terms of parking, room access, etc. Because it is located within a residential community, you can take a nice walk around the area... More 

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Jacksonville FL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I stayed two nights with my son and husband (who were playing golf at Bayhill) and we all enjoyed the lodge. Its in a great location if you want to stay in the Universal area of Orlando- tucked away in the older golf community of Bayhill. Great access to Universal, Dr Phillips area and Millennia as well. The lodge is... More 

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Tampa,fl
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have stayed at many resorts, but to be honest I haven't stayed at one where the positive service attitude was so prevalent. The service was outstanding, and the most congenial and most accommodating resort associates I have ever experienced. From the Concierge to the bartender in the Members bar. Always, with a what "Mr. Palmer" expects attitude. The golf?... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were so excited about going to this iconic golf resort. The room was fine but after a long morning walk they wouldn't let us in the restaurant to breakfast because we were still in our walking outfits (sneakers, long pants, t-shirts and hoodies). Actually, what they did was keep rising the price of breakfast -- someone said one thing... More 

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royschindele, Director of Sales at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry for any confusion however all guests are given the dress code policy upon check-in and in our Classic Grill Room a proper collared shirt is required... we do offer a poolside cafe where T-shirts and flip-flops are acceptable... We would even have provided a " loaner shirt" on the spot so you could have enjoyed breakfast right then and... More 

Woodhaven, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Close to all the tourist places but yet it seems like you're not near them. Very quite. Staff is excellent and friendly starting from when you first call, to the bellman. The beds are very comfortable. It is very clean. Decor is very nice. Reminds me of what an executive man would like. Negatives: small 24-32" tv, needs plugs next... More 

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Bahamas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

As the name suggests this is a golf course hotel but not just for golfers. It you want to be away from the concrete jungle then this place may well suit. We found the lodge to be welcoming, spotlessly clean and run by friendly staff. The bedroom was large and very comfortable. The lack of tea/coffee maker and safe the... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I am a professional travel consultant and have the opportunity to play and stay at some of the world's finest golf destinations. I have stayed at fancier resorts and resorts with more activities and amenities, but that's not what Bay Hill is about. I found the service to be impeccable; every staff member I encountered was friendly and seemed genuinely... More 

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Woodside, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Do you golf? Go there for the excellent play. Do you want to explore Orlando? Stay here to miss the crowds and traffic. Not a luxury spot but if you belong to a country club this is like staying at your club for a week. Food is very good. Enjoy the pace and relax....

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

This is the second time I ve stayed here and it was better than ever! Staff really make it as they always seem happy and nothing is too much trouble For the non golfer there is a lovely spa and pool which is never crowded so perfect to relax by .Would definitely recommend

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