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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746 (Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center)   |  
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Vancouver, Canada
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“gaylord biosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Gaylord is a wonderful conference facility...enjoyed the variety of food...location is a bit out of the way...easy to spend entire time inside the massive complex...forget what fresh air is!! Saying that it has a great pool and facilities...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We went to ICE! Merry Madagascar just after it opened this year. We visited four years ago and the sculptures are more impressive but not very interactive. The kids were most looking forward to the slide but it wasn't slick so they had to scoot themselves down the slide. Between that and the extreme cold, the kids weren't impressed. As adults, we were very impressed by the sculptures but wish there were some way to do more than just walk through and look. The tickets, even with senior and FL resident advance purchase prices, were about $150 for 8 of us and that didn't include parking (additional $12/car) and hot chocolate. I'm glad we went early in the season because adding crowds to the experience would have decreased our enjoyment even further.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Whistler, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 days and it was everything else than boring. With our 3 year old child was action, fun and vacation guaranteed. While Mum was working did the rest, father and son, spend some quality time at the pool, in the restaurants, with the fishes and gators. It was great and impressive. My son would have rated it for sure with 5 stars but when it comes to SERVICE the place it`s just too big. Valet parking: It just took too long versus picking up your car at the car park around the corner for less money. Belldesk: It took forever ( 30 minutes) with pre order before someone came to pick up the luggage which resulted in a high speed race to the airport at 5am in the morning. Businescenter: We shipped some boxes to the hotel and asked prior to our visit for the procedure. No one told us about the 20 US charge per box in order to get your box. You never stop learning. Front Desk did not explain child policy in regards to kids eat free. We figgured. Let`s call it: Communication problems All in all a great experience with space for improvement

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Mostly all good things to say about this hotel. The atrium is very nice with lots to look at while walking around. We ate at several of the restaurants and all were good. Some small things that you would normally expect for a 4 star rated hotel were missing.....such as, small thin bath towels, very poor water pressure, water is hot one minute and cold the next, very cheap blow dryer in room, and lumpy bed. Nothing really bad but if you are used to traveling at 4 or 5 star hotels you come to expect these little extras. Overall it was a good stay.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jersey shore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed here in August. Arrived during a convention and check in took over an hour. really unacceptable. The pool area was too small for such a large convention crowd and it was standing room only in the pool.. way too many people in there so we did not get in, which was a disappointment since I choose the hotel for its pool area for the kids. The next day the conventioneers left. That night around 8:30pm, I wanted to look around the hotel atrium and it was eerie. very low lighting, no workers or security guards to be found, shops closed, and it felt unsafe walking through the area to check out the game room. Found the entire experience strange and uninviting. would not stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a nice venue for self contained meetings. The rooms are nice, the gym is nice and the food is good. If you like their Opryland property, you will feel at home here. Unlike big casino properties, the distances between spots are manageable. This hotel is near Disney World. They price hotel services similarly - how high can I price before I encourage my guest to leave the property? There is nothing in walking distance. I was told it would be a $30 cab ride to a restaurant on international drive on the other side of the convention center. I stayed for a week. I left the property only once for a short company sponsored function.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nothing to complain about other than Sunset Sam's was closed for the week. Totally awesome place! Spent five nights in early November 2012. Restaurants were great, especially Old Hickory Steakhouse. Spent a couple of evenings in Wreckers Sports Bar watching football. Very nice with 37' screens.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Address: 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee > Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Kissimmee
#6 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#10 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
#10 Spa Hotel in Kissimmee
#10 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just minutes from Central Florida's world-famous theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Sea World and Universal Orlando, the 1,406-room Gaylord Palms Resort is the ideal destination for leisure and business travelers alike. This spectacular resort features 4.5 Acres of beautifully manicured gardens and themed environments beneath a signature glass-covered atrium. On-site leisure and recreation opportunities abound with the Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park, featuring a multi-level water playground and four water slides; the adults-only South Beach Pool; Forbes Travel Guide's Four Star Relache Spa & Salon; Wreckers Sports Bar, featuring a two-story sports screen; and a 24 hour fitness center. And with eight restaurants and lounges ranging from fine dining at Old Hickory Steakhouse to casual poolside fare at SandBar, Gaylord Palms offers something for every appetite ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gaylord Palms Hotel Kissimmee
Gaylord Resort
Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando
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