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“Great for a Themepark/Sunbathe/Shopping base” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of International Palms Resort & Conference Center

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International Palms Resort & Conference Center
Ranked #261 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great for a Themepark/Sunbathe/Shopping base”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed at the International Palms Resort from September 27th to October 11th booked through travel republic.We requested a tower room which was no problem and we were checked in within 10 minutes.
There was more than enough space in the car park and we quickly found our room on the 6th floor.First impressions of the tower block and room was that its dated and the lifts need a bit of updating as there very shakey and slow but after settling in our room it wasnt a problem and the room was very clean,very spacious-it had a two big comfy beds,a televison,fridge and microwave,table and two chairs and a desk and computer chair! More than enough space for a basic room for two guests.Again the bathroom was very dated but useable and clean.
The pool area was a great! We were a bit worried from some reviews but when we went down it was spacious,not to busy and had a lovely hot tub.Also the pool had hammocks which were shaded by trees which was nice in the boiling heat and lilos in the pool which was nice not to have to pay for them or carry them around as they were always there! its not luxury but for the price its perfect.
We did not use the hotel fitness center,hotel shop or resturant so cannot comment.If you do need to visit a shop for basics go to walmart which is two roads away and not wallgreens which is on international drive as its much more exspensive! Saved us so much on suncream,snacks,toiletries ect nearly double the price in wallgreens!
Location was perfect for what we wanted it for which was to go to the theme parks,have a relax and sunbathe and lots of shopping.The hotel is on the older,quieter end of international drive but still has countless resturants and shops in walking distance.Right oppisite the entrance is gator golf which is a really cheap fun where you can feed the alligators,play mini golf and even hold and sit on jimmy the alligtor!!
This is my fifth time staying in orlando and previously much more luxorious,higher rated hotels aswell as villas which was great but for the money and location you cant beat the international palms hotel.Dont expect a 5 star as its not but if your just looking for a great base and great location I would definatly recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank danielle m
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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Danielle,

Thank you for choosing International Palms Resort for your visit to Orlando! We are delighted that you found this resort to “great”. Our location is ideal and we are delighted that you were able to enjoy the amenities on and off the resort property. We will share your accolades to our staff. During your next visit, instead of going across the street, come to our Alligator Show (poolside). We have a show every Friday!

Sincerely,
Brent DeNardo
General Manager
International Palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Clean, good value, excellent friendly staff (especially Cathy at front desk). Stayed at hotel for three nights and were completely satisfied. Great local for Universal Studios' parks and Disney parks. Have stayed at literally hundred of hotels because of work and found that this hotel was in the top 20%.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear CJ C

Thank you for your recent review. We were delighted that you choose International Palms Resort for your recent stay with your family. Although we are not the most flashy hotel in Orlando, thank you for your accolades with the “excellent value”. We appreciate your business and look forward to enticing you to return to Orlando!

Sincerely,
Brent DeNardo
General Manager
International Palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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Littlehampton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the International Palms Resort for 10 days and after reading some slightly worrying reviews, I am pleased to say that this hotel was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed at. Checked in late in the evening and staff were nice and kind and easily helped me get settled in. I stayed in the main tower block and it was fine. Floors were a little bit dirty but with the volume of people staying on our level it wasn't a major flaw for me. Room was nice and big. Got a great view of Universal and Islands of Adventure as well, which was a big plus. We also had a fridge and microwave although the freezer part was pretty faulty. Shower in my room could have used a little bit of TLC but again nothing worth worrying about. Would recommend the Intl Palms Resort to anyone and will stay again next time I am in Orlando.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Thomas K
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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Thomas,

Thank you for your recent review. We were pleased that you were able to enjoy your vacation at International Palms Resort Orlando with your significant other. We appreciate your kind words about our “nice and kind” staff. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next trip from Little Hampton to celebrate your next holiday!

Sincerely,
Brent DeNardo
General Manager
International Palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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Miami, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Resort? hardly. this place completly photo shopped their images ans posted them on their web site. this " resort" is sorely lacking in every aspect. when i got to my rooms the first thing i notices were the water staines ceilings. then came the beds. oh god! the comforter was torn and the stuffing was coming out of it. the yellow lighting leaves a lot to be desired. thats all i can say. as for the rest of the hotel, you can go andsee it for yourself if you dare.

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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear TripAdvisor Member

Thank you for you review. We appreciate your feedback, as feedback is a gift. We have been focusing our efforts on a number of areas and will continue to make steps to improve our property and the overall experience. I welcome you to reach me directly for your next trip, so that your next visit isn’t quite so “scary”…

Sincerely,
Brent M. DeNardo
General Manager
International palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We recently spent 5 nights at the International resort and we have to say it was a very nice place to stay.We arrived 7.00am in the morning from an overnight flight and we were imediately given a room so we could go rest instead of waiting till 2.00pm for the normal check in.Atmosphere there was excellent, pool was wonderful and breakfasts were exceptionally good with great service by the way . If we go back to Orlando for a holiday we will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Vlandren,

Thank you for your recent review. We were pleased that you were able to enjoy your stay at International Palms Resort Orlando from Brisbane. We understand the needs of our travelers, especially those traveling from such long distances. When we have availability, we do our best to accommodate special requests, such as an early check-in. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next trip with your significant other.

Sincerely,
Brent DeNardo
General Manager
International Palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We are just back from staying 2 weeks at the international Palms Resort and I can honestly say that this hotel is alright to stay in. We have stayed in this hotel in total 4 times 3 of which was when it was a holiday Inn and Holiday Inn certainly do it better. We have decided not to go back to International Palms just because the personal touch doesn't seem to be there anymore and the service just isn't same. The WiFi was continually going down in the tower and I couldn't check my emails. The beds in the rooms are no longer King size beds and the pillows are too small. I asked at the bar for a Mojito and I was told for 2 weeks that they didn't have any mint so could't accommodate me which for the size of hotel i found unacceptable. My wife asked at reception to cash a travellers cheque and was told she would need to to the ABC liquor store a 15 minute walk away. We later discovered that the shop within the hotel would have taken our travellers cheque if we made a purchase. We are now looking at one of the many other hotels in Orlando for our next holiday. Disappointed with International Palms Resort, but our holiday wasn't ruined.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danny S
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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Danny

Thank you for you review. We appreciate your feedback, as feedback is a gift. We are excited to understand the views of our guests. As we continue to make changes to enhance the experiences at International Palms, we will share your comments to improve our operations.

I welcome you to reach me directly for your next Staycation, so that we may exceed your expectations.

Sincerely,
Brent M. DeNardo
General Manager
International palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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Llanberis, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Brilliant location in International Drive, plenty of places to eat nearby, and some shops to buy food for breakfast, as there was a fridge & microwave in the room. Staff were very friendly, although no one had a clue where Quality Inn International was, as we needed to be picked up there for a tour to Kennedy Space Centre, it was actually only 10 mins walk away on International Drive, & we managed to work it out ourselves by using the phone book. The shuttle bus service was very good to Epcot, & very reasonable. We also used the airport shuttle service, which was much cheaper than the taxi. We didn't have enough time to use the pool, as our time was limited we spent all our time at the Parks, although it did look very nice. The foyer area looks amazing, much better than the actual rooms themselves, but the bedroom had everything we needed for our stay. We didn't try the restaurant, & there was a handy shop in the foyer for all our needs.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank roberts1963
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International P... O, General Manager at International Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2012
Dear Roberts,

Thank you for your recent review. We were pleased that you were able to enjoy your stay at International Palms Resort Orlando from Llanberis. Our location is ideal to Epcot, along with numerous other world-class attractions. We appreciate your business and look forward to your next trip with your family.

Sincerely,
Brent DeNardo
General Manager
International Palms Resort & Conference Center-Orlando
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Property: International Palms Resort & Conference Center
Address: 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-8217 (Formerly Holiday Inn Orlando International Drive Resort)
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando > Florida Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Spa Hotel in Orlando
#54 Top resorts Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — International Palms Resort & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 652
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When searching for ideal Orlando Florida hotels or resorts for your Central Florida vacation, meeting or event, make your reservation at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center Orlando on International Drive. Our resort is conveniently located in the heart of International Drive and offers guests easy access to the most popular Orlando attractions and exciting things to do. Discover adventurous thrills at Universal Orlando, marvel at an amazing underwater paradise at Sea World, cool off with an exciting trip to Aquatica or Wet n Wild and enjoy some of the best shopping in the world! With our Attractions Shuttle, Lynx Bus Stop, I-Drive Trolley Stop and Dollar Rental Car office, we have many ways to help you get around. At the resort, take a refreshing dip in our sparkling outdoor pool or whirlpool hot tub. Work out in our fitness center with an array of exercise machines. For tantalizing meals, choose from several delectable locations, like the Front Street Café, and enjoy a drink and pleasant conversations in our casual Coral Key Bar & Grill or Gator Joe's Poolside Bar. Experience event planning Florida-style, with delicious catering menus and 20,000 square feet of event space to meet all your needs. For great Orlando vacation deals, we offer an Orlando value vacation for your family or romantic getaway. We look forward to taking EXCELLENT care of you at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center Orlando! ... more   less 
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