We stayed here on a golf package. excellent, clean, lots of room. would stay here again.
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We stayed here on a golf package. excellent, clean, lots of room. would stay here again.
The person from Schenectady NY must have stayed at a different place and mistakenly wrote their review here. The pictures look nothing like those posted. The villa that I stayed in looked exactly like the pictures posted from Expedia. Everything in my villa was in new condition from the furniture down to the silverware. It was immaculate. The appliances looked like they were just delivered from Home Depot. It was like a home away from home, extremely comfortable with all the comforts of home. I, too, had read some mixed reviews about this place and was alittle skeptical. It turned out that this place went way above my expectations. I have stayed in many nice places and this is way up on my list of the nicest.
The staff was friendly, helpful, and accomodating. It was so close to the main gates of Disney. I can't say enought about how nice my stay was at the Palms. It is very clean. I will stay here again and again when in the Orlando area and I will recommend this to my family and friends. Oh, and one more thing, the layout of this place is exceptional.
We were brought to Wyndham Palms to see about a time share, but when you get there they say that you don't qualify, (because of some obscure little florida reality law), and then charge you a penality fee ($150.00), after spending $105.00 Per night for the so called "villa", Plus airfare. the "villa" was very small, had a hole in the carpet, the bathroom was dirty and the shower Had someones hair all over it along with something sprayed on the inside of the glass. The so called shower was a pullout hand held shower head that would not pullout far enough so you had to squat down to get your head wet.
In the kitchen-ette, the refridgerator door swung the wrong way so you had to move a chair to get into it, the tiny sink didn't have any way to stop the water so you could wash dishes or any dish towels or cloths, we had to use hand towels from the bathroom. The only cooking utensils was a frying pan and a sauce pan. which was stored under the sink with the silverware, (Yuck).
The remote didn't work for the TV with the fuzzy picture and you could hear the people in the next unit having a normal conversation. The door for the laundry (which is just a tiny stackable washer/dryer in a closet) would not open fully because it was broken.
The so called queen size bed was a small full size that had a queen size coverlet on it, there was a dresser had 4 small drawers but 2 of them were full of pillows, which were foam and made you sweat. The alarm clock was very confusing and in order to shut it off I had to unplug it every day.
The thremostat didn't work right so you had to turn the air on and off manually. the only windows in the whole "villa" were in the bedroom so the rest of the place was very dark.
There was NO information about anything in the room, even how to call the front desk. Of coarse you couldn't because the phone didn't work. They advertised room service, but there was no menu or info on who to call for it.
After the first day there we went to the front desk to see why our unit had not been cleaned or made up, and they said that if we wanted maid service we had to pay for it, on top of what we already paid. What's up with that?....
And if you don't like screaming, mis-behaving kids, don't go here. Even in the lobby, and at the pool (which was so crowded, you couldn't get in it), and at the Mini- golf course.
At the country club you get treated like a second class citizen and if you want to rent clubs and pay greens fees, watch out and be ready to take out a loan, ($65.00 just to rent clubs for one round, plus a deposit), and if you want a nice polo shirt for a souvenier, be ready to pay from $60. to $95. or more. I saw a baseball cap with Tigers logo for $28 and it only came in white, that will stay clean on the golf course.
The whole place was just a poor experiance. On the outside it looks very nice but up close, it is very poorly run and very cheaply built. If any one asked me about purchasing a time share or staying there, I would have to tell them to run, fast, in some other direction.....
We stayed at the Palms last October, and it was great. We've been longtime Disney resort enthusiasts, and have stayed in almost every Disney property there is many times. However, for this visit we wanted more space. I will NEVER stay on a Disney property again. For almost the same price as one small Disney room in their moderate resorts with two double beds and one bath, we got two HUGE bedrooms, two baths (the master being HUGE with a whirlpool tub, separate shower, and two large his and hers vanities), a full kitchen, full dining room, 50" color TV in the living room, and a really great screened porch with table and chairs. The trip to Disney was SO easy, and took only 5 minutes each way.
We were on a bottom floor with no real noise concerns the whole week, but I can see where it might be a problem if noisy neighbors were above you.
The only real negative was the check-in. It was a real nightmare after traveling, and took way too long. Not to mention being sent to two separate locations to get it done. No one gave us any sales pitches, though they looked "ready". Maybe I looked "not ready" by the time I got to location #2!
Anyway, we're staying again in April, and my whole family is looking forward to it. It was so spacious. No hotel rooms for us ever again.
Do not be fooled.This is not a resort. It is a timeshare property and a marginal one at that. It bears little resemblance to a resort. We stayed there Christmas to New Years 2004 and were terribly dissatisfied. The ridiculously low web-rate should have been a warning that this was not a class operation, but hey, every now and then you think you might have stumbled across a bargain.
Check-in was a disaster. The staff seemed unfamiliar with their tasks. The units could not have been constructed or decorated more cheaply. Phones did not work properly. No maid service unless you wanted to pay $30 per day. No room service. The main pool area is standard issue. Do not expect towels at the pool area. Hike back to your unit to fetch some bath towels and make sure you launder them before you shower next because you are not getting any more fresh ones from Wyndham. If you are fortunate you will get to stay in a ground floor unit close to an extended family whose teen contingent likes to hang outside to the wee hours blasting car stereos but do not call management because they could care less.
If you are looking for a cheap "condo" alternative to a standard hotel close to the parks and do not mind extremely limited amenities or less than neighborly neighbors then the Wyndam Palms may bee suitable.
We stay at a variety of hotels, from Ritz Carlton to Hampton Inn, and we found the Wyndham to be a pleasant experience. For those who expect a 5-star experience, DO THE RESEARCH! This is actually rated as a 3-diamond not 5, by AAA. The 5 is, I believe, a self-evaluation. If you realize this, you won't be disappointed by the Wyndham.
If you seek someplace close (15 min. or less) to Disney, with a golf course and much more space than a hotel room, and if you are fairly independent/unlikely to need frequent hotel staff services, this is probably a good option.
Our 2-bedroom unit on the 3rd floor in Bldg. 22 had ample space for 4 adults, was very clean and well-maintained, and had all the kitchen supplies we needed for simple breakfasts and lunches. If you are expecting to turn out elaborate meals 3 times a day, why are you going on vacation? Also, don't expect enormous pools--if that's why you came to Orlando, don't stay at a GOLF resort. For those who don't feel like walking 5-15 min. to get to pools or golf course, shuttles are quick. I don't know what this is like for those with kids, but I would imagine it's more enjoyable than being crammed into a small hotel room.
We sat in on the time-share presentation to get a good rate, and our sales rep was low-pressure. We've done this once before in Orlando, where the 90 min. turned into 200 min., so the Wyndham experience was not bad by comparison. (I think time shares are a ludicrous scam, by the way.)
I will say, they did try to reschedule our reservation, which angered us, but we absolutely refused to be bumped, and after a couple of tense phone calls, we got it worked out.
Also, don't fool around using the phone or other services that add charges to your bill, and you'll be able to do an express check-out. Local and 800 number calls DO get charged. Check out time is early--10 am-- but they let us stay until 11.
Frankly, after reading other reviews, I was very nervous about the Wyndham, but I was actually quite pleased by it. We may do this at Xmas if we can get another good rate.