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“Orlando will Never be the Same After Staying in this Heavenly Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Ranked #18 of 153 Hotels in Kissimmee
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Orlando will Never be the Same After Staying in this Heavenly Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Had a fantastic time at The Gaylord Palms Resort. The property is beautiful and the eateries have tasties menus. The pool and play areas is just what I needed. Great place for a romantic weekend or a wonderful getaway for the entire family. Very close to outlet mall and all the theme parks. Shuttle service is consistent and a ride to the airport is less expensive than I expected. I cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

PROS:
The atrium is stunning, pool is amazing, live gators with a small show on site, very safe property, restaurants are very good, most staff very friendly and helpful (a small number of bad apples), rooms are beautiful and very clean, alot to do in the atrium if it rains outside. Parents can escape the "Disney" theme.

CONS:
Can be noisy at night if you stay in an atrium view room, BIG conventions held here that create an overly commercialized feel - company signs, banners, ads, etc.

We stayed at the Gaylord Palms for 10 days on a family vacation (Me, Husband, and 12 year old daughter). Our room was a top floor atrium view n the Key West section. Would have given 5 stars if the endless conventions were not going on. If you are vacationing here - WARNING check to see if a convention is planned!!! If so, stay in Key West or Everglades sections - the main atrium will be flooded with a GIANT banner hanging from the atrium roof that absolutely ruins the pristine view of the atrium. Do you want to spend extra money to stay in an atrium room then stare into a GIANT "ALLSTATE" banner? Because we stayed in Key West it was quite, beautiful, out of view of the convention advertisments, and perfect for our family. The Everglades section is another option during conventions. All sections are seamlessly connected so there is no downside to the two "wing" sections.

Atrium is huge, very safe, and beautiful with three connected areas (Key West, Everglades, and the "Main" atrium). I've stayed in Key West and "Main" Atrium rooms and prefer Key West (or Everglades).

The pool is awesome with lots of activities for kids.

This hotel is not as overrun with very young kids as Disney properties are, so parents can get a non-Disney moment to themselves.

Room Tip: Check to see if conventions are planned during your vacation, if so pick Key West or Everglades sect...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Orlando, Florida
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170 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We had a great experience !! The rooms have been recently updated - they did a great job !! Rooms are bright, clean and comfortable !! The Pools are really nice - plenty of servers to bring your favorite drink!! The hotel was at pretty low occupancy that day - so we had plenty of attention - good service and friendly staff. You really need a car - otherwise you are stranded and need to eat the resort food -- very expensive. (there are a lot of great restaurants close by).
Wrecker's is worth the stop -- great atmosphere and good food !! I'll be back !!! Check the website - there are deals/specials - worth looking into.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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132 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

This place is hard to describe as there is so much to be amazed by. The rooms are just perfect, clean, comfortable and large. The indoor atrium is an amusement park in itself. There is so much to look at, it's like nothing i've ever been to before. Our room overlooked the atrium and i would highly recommend booking one of these rooms if you're thinking about staying here. Ours was on the fifth floor and i wouldn't have had it any other way. The food in the restaurant was wonderful. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is an all-around amazing resort!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alexandria VA
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Nice place to stay, my room overlooked the atrium in the Key West wing. Very amiable corner room with a interior and exterior view. The adult pool was fantastic with no shortage of attendants asking if you need anything. The downfall of this place is the location to outside restaurants and things to do, so if you aren't going to Disney, then don't pick this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Live Oak, Florida
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We absolutely love this place! You need to get on their email list for special rates through out the year. Once you arrive you do not have to leave. Water park for the kids, adult swim area, any type of food you could want. We even noticed a family eating pizza in the atrium, delivered from a local pizza place...the staff is eager to please...always a great time! Don't want to stay any where else when in the area!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Very beautiful resort. Room spacious and comfortable. I was anticipating a quiet weekend, but there were numerous families with children everywhere.

There were several lovely restaurants and interesting displays showing off our lovely state of Florida.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Address: 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746-4414
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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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kissimmee
#3 Business Hotel in Kissimmee
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
#12 Family Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 4*
Number of rooms: 1416
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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Gaylord Palms Hotel Kissimmee
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