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Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9000 Bay Hill Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819   |  
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Ranked #132 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Miami Springs
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

My family and I stayed here for a few days during December 2011. Went to Magic Kingdom for New Years and this was the closest and nicest property we found. Everything was very clean and it was confortable as well. It is about 10 minute drive to Magic Kingdom. Would stay again. There is an outdoor shopping mall about 3 minutes away. Very nice stores and restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Short Hills, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The Lodge type accommodations, the friendly people and the golf made this 'girls golf getaway' wonderful. You never felt like you were in Orlando/near Disney, but it was there if you wanted to visit. The lodge was quiet, there was a small gym and lots to do in the area. Tons of restaurants and other golf courses made the trip to Orlando anything but a kids vacation. I would reccomend this property to anyone looking for a get away to a lovely resort without the large resort features of chain hotels.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Austin
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11 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Stayed in the 2 bedroom villas. The kitchens had been upgraded, but the rest of the homes were very outdated. They were clean, but I would have expected more than something that looked like it was still in the 80's.
My recommendation is to stay in the lodge itself vs. the villas.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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St. Louis, MO
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Excellent stay. Quiet with beautiful views of the fairways. Staff was very helpful and friendly. I was a solo, female, traveler who felt quite at home there. All the bathroom lotions, etc. smelled like men's aftershave. Not exactly what a woman wants. But they were plentiful.
I'd definitely return.
Oh, and the pictures of Arnie gracing the walls are a nice touch, if not overwhelming at times. ;)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Midlothian, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

My buddy and I stayed in one of the cottages which was close to the main lodge. It was very well appointed with two separate bedrooms, no snoring issues The course was in great condition as they were prepping for the AP invitational. The forecaddie was good company and the speed of play very good. All the staff we spoke to were very friendly. All in all this was a great experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmington, Delaware, USA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I have been to Many golf resorts. Without a doubt this has been the most unforgetable. I was actually overwhelmed with the feeling of being a preferred member of a happy family. Found the food, quality and services to be far miles ahead of other "Top Golf Resorts". Even the workers on the course -of which keep a wonderful property at a rate of perfection- made me feel really at home.
While my wife and I were there for the golf, which I found the recommended tees to be "Right on", we enjoyed seeing other younger families staying there while visiting Mickey's Disneyworld which is right aroung the corner.
The staff seemed to go out of the way even for the "little visitors".

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Burlington, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Overall we had a nice stay and Mr. Palmer is very gracious. The unfortunate part was quite disturbing - the head of maintenance walked into our room unannounced and with no knock and said he was told that our room "might" be unoccupied. Maybe it's best to keep your clothes on and the door lock on. GM never responded to my complaint, so I assume he doesn't care.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Lodge

Address: 9000 Bay Hill Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#36 Luxury Hotel in Orlando
#100 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lodge offers complimentary parking & no resort fee, complimentary internet connection/daily use fee (wired or wireless), complimentary local phone charges, complimentary newspaper, complimentary coffee/tea every morning, complimentary Access to the fitness Center. The Bay Hill experience will give you a sense of belonging to a Private Club which features: 280 acre property, 70 Deluxe Rooms, 9000sq ft of meeting space, spa, salon, fitness center, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, pool, tennis courts, golf academy, and enjoy 27 holes of golf only available where Arnold Palmer lives and plays. The Lodge is situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood, rich with history, yet close to all the excitement Orlando has to offer. Bay Hill is just 18 miles / 20 minutes from the Airport, 5 miles from Walt Disney World, 4 miles from Sea World and 3 miles from Universal Studios and the Convention Center. Mr. Palmer's Resort offers 70 Lodge rooms in comfortable surroundings that is more reminiscent of a bed and breakfast getaway than a large tourist resort. Guests, are granted full club privileges during their stay and are invited to enjoy all of the club’s luxury amenities throughout our 280 acre property. BEST KEPT SECRET IN ORLANDO! We are looking forward to hearing from you.Amenities On-Site:• 27 Holes of Championship Golf• 6 Lighted Tennis Courts• Exceptional Dining in Three Locations• Three Restaurants & Lounges• Full-Service Spa and Salon• Fitness Center• Junior Olympic-size Pool• Arnold Palmer Golf Academy• Marina ... more   less 
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