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“Holiday Spirit at Gaylord Palms”

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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Ranked #18 of 152 Hotels in Kissimmee
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
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“Holiday Spirit at Gaylord Palms”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Start your holiday here! We were here on the first night of Christmas at Gaylord and I'd say we were truly entertained by each presentation they have and all the Christmas decors plus don't forget they have the ICE attraction here too. With the sale price I got for the room plus the wonderful holiday spirit, I want to say, see you again next year Gaylord Palms!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Rooms are very modern, and I would recommend an atrium view room. Christmas show was well done as were all the holiday decoration and tree. Hickory Steak House was good, but overpriced. Overall service was first class. My family would highly recommend this resort.

Room Tip: Higher floor atrium room is a must !
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

The hotel is very expensive for Florida. It was a typical Gaylord hotel which means that you can get lost for hours inside. Note that a car was needed since its far from everything. They do charge for parking which doesn't make sense since alot of people drive down to Florida.
I tried a bunch of different restaurants which all had great food but were priced high.
The pool and "water park" were fun and a great treat.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Sebring, Florida
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a great hotel. We stayed one night. The morning of leaving we did the ICE event. We had a great time. It was so neat to see the hotel all decorated for Christmas. I have stayed here a few times now & have had a great experience every time.

Room Tip: I recommend requesting an atrium view room that is high up. It was really great to get to see the wh...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Attended a conference here for 4 days. Accommodations are very nice. Service is great. I did hear the parking was ridiculous, but we didn't have a car so it wasn't an issue for us. Meeting rooms, meals and snacks that were part of the conference were all very nice - and the food was good.

Room Tip: Not much to see on exterior view rooms. I think interior (atrium) would be preferred.
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Gaylord Palms Resort- My husband and I went for our Anniversary on December 1st. Our stay was everything we expected and more. We found out that Gaylord is now part of Marriott Hotels. We booked here because of a recommendation to see the ICE presentation. This is a yearly ICE Sculptor presentation that is truly amazing. Since the rates were so good we decided to stay at the hotel. We had planned to go on to Disney Hollywood to have dinner at the Brown Derby. We had eaten there before and we loved it. (My husband is from California) However, it started to rain so we stayed at the hotel and ate dinner at the 'Old Hickory Steakhouse' right at the hotel. We were not disappointed. It was amazing. As good as Bern's Steak House in Tampa. We both loved it. We upgraded our room to an atrium so that we had a balcony and could see all the Christmas light in the center of the hotel. Again, we were not disappointed .Also, keep in mind this is a kid friendly hotel with pools and slides, several restaurants and fun activities. Truly an experience. Then on to Disney Hollywood the next day, and the weather was perfect.....Happy Anniversary to us...Thank you Gaylord.

Room Tip: We chose the atrium room because of the Christmas decorations. It was beautiful.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We have been see Ice a few times before but I think it's the last time we will be back to it due to the cost of it all. $18 + tax to park the car for 1 hour is taking the Mickey! I nearly just turned around there. It is criminal to charge that amount for such a short period.
The show tickets are $28.99 if you buy them on line. The show is well done there is no doubt about that, it took from the time we entered to exiting about 45 mins and that was including the 10 mins presentation before you go in.
So wrapping it up, for 1 hour of entertainment it can be very pricey.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Property: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Address: 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
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 Luxury Hotel in Kissimmee
#3 Spa Hotel in Kissimmee
#3 Business 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, Universal Orlando and Sea World, the 1,416-room Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center is the ideal destination for leisure and business travelers alike. This spectacular resort in Kissimmee, Florida 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 Water Park, featuring a double FlowRider and drop slide in addition to a multi-level treehouse water playground; 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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