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“Beautiful, lush grounds” 5 of 5 stars
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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Ranked #15 of 161 Hotels in Kissimmee
Palmyra, IN
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64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful, lush grounds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Got to stay at this lovely hotel with my husband while he was here to work at an event in the convention center. The indoor atrium area is so beautiful...lots of lush greenery, flowers and even some turtles and little alligators!!!
Our room was clean, well decorated and the bed was super comfortable. The comforter was soft and not too bulky. We even had a little balcony that overlooked the atrium area.
This would be a great place for kids too, with the huge pool, water slides and a big screen with animated movies!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I must say I'm not a big fan of the Gaylord Palms. The hotel and adjacent restaurants are all enclosed with a glass ceiling, giving the hotel guest a sense of being enclosed in a greenhouse. By the end of the stay, I longed to get out for some fresh air. The restaurants are incredibly overpriced. The sushi restaurant serves the equivalent of half portions (one piece instead of the customary 2 pieces per order). For a party of two adults and two small children, we paid $120 and left hungry. There are no other restaurants (other than those that are part of the hotel) or entertainment options in the vicinity, or within walking distance, so we were forced to drive several miles to find affordable food. There are plenty of other hotel options in the Orlando area, many of which are walking distance to restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Vermont
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71 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I Stayed at the Gaylord Palms in May, 2013 for a conference and the business services were great. This is a perfect facility for a convention, lots of room and very easy to navigate. The hotel is beautiful with all of the restaurants inside. Loved the everglades walk and the shops along the way. I dined at the Hickory Steak House and the Villa de Flora, both had amazing food and service. My room was in the Emerald Bay section and I was fortunate to get upgraded to a room with a balcony overlooking the inside and the pool.
The free shuttle to Epcot Disney and other Disney properties was a great service! The pool was amazing!
My only negative comment is that the walls are paper thin, I could hear the people in the next room and they were very loud. I would recommend adding some sound proofing and updating the bathrooms with walk in showers. Front desk check-in was smooth although my reservations were messed up and I did not get my room cleaned or any housekeeping services the last day. I had to call for towels.
Overall, a great stay and I would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel is beautiful and well maintained. There are several options for dining and relaxing at the resort. The location is not very centralized for many of the local attractions, so you will need a car, and parking is not included (neither self park or valet).
We selected this hotel due to the location of a local prom.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Gaylord Palms is an extremely classy resort that has everything you need right there. The hotel is built around an atrium which is filled with flowers and foliage. It is absolutely beautiful! It has several dining options right there and also several unique shops. In the winter it is home to ICE which if you have never been is well worth the price. They've just added a water park also which I'm sure would live up to any Disney standard. I highly recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Gaylord is beautifully well appointed hotel. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. Especially the atrium rooms. The lush greenery and beautiful trees are so beautiful to wake up to. The pool area for the kids is amazing and super fun. Very easy to keep track of the kids. Great tiki bar by the pool. Service while sunning is great touch. I highly recommend staying at the Gaylord Palms your next trip to Orlando!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful hotel. Rooms were nice and spacious with a fridge and ample storage space.
The hotel is magnificent. The huge atrium gives you a tropical gardens feel with the gorgeous display of foliage and tropical flowers everywhere and I really mean everywhere. The restaurants scattered throughout the hotel give the resort a very lively look yet due to the vast space it's not cluttery.
The service was excellent however room service had horrendous pricing so is definitely advise against that.
The live animals are a focal point and the feeding times are great fun for the kids. Beware that the feeding displays only happen twice a week ( tues/sat) .

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Property: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Address: 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746-4414
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 Business Hotel in Kissimmee
#3 Spa Hotel in Kissimmee
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kissimmee
#7 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: 1406
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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