$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2014 Check-out: Aug 3, 2014

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

5 stars
6000 West Osceola Parkway, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
409 reviews
Goregous!!!!

Traveled with wife and 2 kids. Great Kids pool area. Beautiful and elegant. close to Disney theme... See full review

  • JCintron
  • Jul 22, 2014
First Time

First time staying @ the Gaylord Palms. Very nice hotel and very well priced. Just stayed the... See full review

  • Mike Gallardo
  • Jul 21, 2014
Florida -- in all its incarnations -- and free shuttles to Disney parks

The Gaylord Palms epitomizes Florida grandeur. The sprawling resort pays homage to the various regions of the state, from breezy Key West to old-world St. Augustine. Four and a half acres of themed experiences under glass walk guests through theme park-like exhibits filled with lush foliage and architecture that capture the identity of the featured area. Rooms complement the style of each wing. Amenities tend to every need, whether it is scheduled transportation to Walt Disney World or babysitting services.  

Highlights
  • Four and a half acres of themed experiences to showcase the regional architecture of Florida
  • Six restaurants and lounges
  • Clearwater Cove, which features a zero-entry pool, octopus water slide and sand play area
  • Relache Spa with salon and fitness center
  • Scheduled shuttle service to Disney theme parks
Rooms

Lining the perimeter of four themed atriums, the 1,406 rooms of the Gaylord Palms are designed to mimic Key West, the Everglades, St. Augustine and Emerald Bay. Spaces wow with striped cabana fabrics, Spanish and Mission-style furniture and rich woods. Amenities aim for extra pampering, from glass-enclosed, walk-in showers to lighted magnifying makeup and shaving mirrors. Balconies encourage guests to take in the circus-like views below.  

Features

If the massive boat "docked" in the Key West Atrium does not grab the attention of Gaylord Palms guests, then the live alligator feedings and oversized octopus fountain in Clearwater Cove will. Relache Spa, a 20,000-square-foot oasis, pampers visitors from head to toe with an extensive menu of massages, facials, body treatments and nail and hair services. The spa is also home to a 4,000-square-foot fitness center equipped with cardiovascular machines and Smith Press System.

Transportation
  • Orlando International Airport (14.5 mi/23.3 km)
Attractions
  • Downtown Disney (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Epcot (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Walt Disney World (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Animal Kingdom (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • SeaWorld Adventure Park (5.8 mi/9.3 km)
  • Wet N' Wild (8.8 mi/14.2 km)
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure (9.6 mi/15.5 km)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (9.6 mi/15.5 km)
  • The Florida Mall (10.5 mi/16.9 km)
Business
  • Offers 400,000 square feet of convention, exhibition and pre-function meeting space
  • Catering
  • Dedicated meeting managers
  • Technical support
  • Full-service IKON Business Center
  • Parcel services
Policies and fees

  • The hotel charges a daily resort fee of $ 15 USD plus tax that is not included in pre-paid booking. The fee must be paid directly to the hotel.
  • A free shuttle to Downtown Disney operates on a first-come, first-served basis. The shuttle picks up guests at the transportation lobby. Request an updated shuttle schedule at the concierge desk.
  • The hotel charges $15 per day for Self Parking and $22 USD per day for Valet Parking.
  • Exciting renovations are now underway to provide guests with an incredible new resort experience.  These renovations will not impede guest amenities however some areas will have limited access. 

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

28.3448 -81.5232
Area served
Kissimmee
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport, (MCO), 19.30, MI, NE; Orlando Sanford International Airport, (SFB), 50.10, MI, N; Orlando Executive Airport, (ORL), 22.00, MI, NE; Kissimmee Gateway Airport, (ISM), 8.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Resort, Location Type: Resort

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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Children's activities
Game room
Tennis
Water skiing
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Iron
Ironing board
Bath tub
Wet bar

Nearby points of interest

  • The Millenium Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Million Dollar Mulligan: 1.7 mi
  • Jungleland: 4.3 mi
  • World of Orchids: 4.4 mi
  • Green Meadows Petting Farm: 5.6 mi

Dining

Old Hickory Steakhouse
Experience one of the finest restaurants in Kissimmee. Indulge in the finest wines as you savor premium All Natural Black Angus Beef seared-to-perfection along with handcrafted artisanal cheeses.
Wreckers Sports Bar
Named "Best Place to Watch a Game" by Orlando Sentinel readers! Catch the game on a two-story, 37' sports screen and over 50 HDTVs. Enjoy a casual menu and the coldest draft beer in town. Kids' menu available.
Villa de Flora
Voted Critic's Choice for Best Brunch by the Orlando Sentinel. Set in the grand dining room of a European villa, our chef's table offers a fresh and authentic seasonal buffet menu inspired by Mediterranean cuisine.
Sunset Sam's, a Key West Grill
New World Floridian cuisine showcased in one of the most fun and creative settings at Gaylord Palms! Step aboard the SS Gaylord sailboat, docked in the heart of Key West's Southernmost Point, for an experience unlike any other. Kids' menu available.
SORA
A modern sushi bar and lounge featuring popular sushi rolls, sashimi and other favorites prepared fresh. SORA is also an ideal hotspot to gather for eclectic, fusion-inspired cocktails and handcrafted drinks.
SandBar
Conveniently located just steps from our pools, SandBar lets you grab a bite without having to leave the fun in the sun! Indulge in All-American favorites and refreshing beverages to quench your thirst. Kids' menu available.
The Cocoa Bean
We Proudly Serve Starbucks(R) Coffee. Choose from premium coffee drinks, fresh bakery items, gourmet sandwiches and a selection of beer and wine at our signature coffee bar overlooking the St. Augustine Atrium.
Honeybells Frozen Yogurt
Treat yourself to tasty frozen yogurt that makes the perfect snack any time of day! Grab a cup and create your own delicious blend of yogurt piled high with toppings!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (409)

Ratings and reviews for Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
409 out of 409
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
amandajade
florida
Jan 5, 2013

Quick Getaway

Very beautiful definitely would stay there again. Clean rooms, lots to do around the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JCintron
Puerto Rico
Jul 22, 2014

Goregous!!!!

Traveled with wife and 2 kids. Great Kids pool area. Beautiful and elegant. close to Disney theme parks. Will stay over and over.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Wreckers Sport Bar A++++

Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mike Gallardo
Jacksonville Florida
Jul 21, 2014

First Time

First time staying @ the Gaylord Palms. Very nice hotel and very well priced. Just stayed the weekend and was treated very well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gregory B
Fort Lauderdale
Jul 17, 2014

Amazing Property.....Disney could use a lesson

Usually stay on Disney Property when we are in the Orlando Area.....after experiencing the resort at Gaylord Palms, think Disney needs to step it up. Food on site was expensive but good. The Resort fee was a bit of a surprise at $20 a night. Make sure you get the atrium view balcony.... really spectacular.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Verania
Davie, FL
Jul 16, 2014

Awesome!!!

Everything was on point!! Beautiful resort!! I will go again!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TuTall52
Macon, Georgia
Jul 10, 2014

Great Trip!

This was a great trip for our family to get together with the grand kids, spend some time together and take them to Sea World. Hotel was fantastic. Great service. Friendly, hard working staff. Facility was immaculate. Well kept. Staff was very personable and relaxed. We ate at Sunset Sam's (?) one night. Not much food for the price. Taste not too impressive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Everything that you want is within 10-15 minutes. Parks, restaurants, entertainment was either right there at the hotel or very close.

Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
QNguyen
Ocala, Fl
Jun 23, 2014

great anniversary

The hotel was fantastic from beautiful decoration to delicious restaurants. The spa was so awesome with excellent services and so many choices of treatment to choose from. Everything was outstanding. The only complain I have is that the morning before we checked out, the housekeeping staff kept on knocking our door since 8 am so that she can start cleaning the room. We told her to come back after we checked out at 11am. But she came back and knocked on our door again at 9am, then 10:30am, and 10:50am. We're only asking for some respect and courtesy. Other than that, everything was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pamper Me Silly
Business
Fort Lauderdale, florida
Jun 8, 2014

Didn't want to leave!!

Beautiful, things to do, but it rained so we couldn't go the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DisneyGuyT
Charlotte, NC
May 27, 2014

Convention Focused

An average hotel, very overpriced parking and resort fees. Amenities are very nice, but the whole property is really geared towards the convention crowd. If you are traveling for a family vacation, it's just average.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KLFL
Florida
May 27, 2014

More Amenities than You Can Even Enjoy!

The resort itself is incredible. Fantastic pools and activities to keep you occupied all day. The atriums are gorgeous - 3 themed areas to choose from, Key West, Everglades, and St. Augustine themed atriums - all beautiful and landscaped to the max with fish in the lagoons, koi ponds, etc. Every area is well maintained and very clean. The pools were beautiful - the waterpark area (Cypress Springs) was very cool. The only down fall is the pool area is PACKED with people. To the point that you cannot even find an open lawn chair. If there was one thing this place needs, it is a much larger pool area. Even though their pool area is huge and expansive, it's not big enough to accommodate the hundreds of people . I would go here again (if the price is right) to simply stay put at the resort and not go to any of the surrounding parks. There's more than plenty to do at the hotel. If possible, always get an atrium view. I would not enjoy staying here near as much if we didn't have that beautiful view. This is probably the best hotel/resort we've been to in the Orlando area....and we have frequented many of them in the South International Drive/Kissimmee area. If one were to only look at on-site amenities, this is the best hotel by a long shot. Nothing can really compare to this. The one HUGE downfall is the self-parking. You park so far away and pay $18 for it too! It's truly unreasonable to pay that much money to park 1/4 of a mile away from the main entrance. It's ridiculous. Aside from that, great resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

The best place to stop for a sandwich and a nice selection of drinks is the Sports Bar "Wreckers." If I were to stay here again, we'd definitely eat at the sports bar. Staying on-site is much easier and more convenient than trying to go anywhere. There's really no place to eat that is easily accessible and real close to this resort.

Review of Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DianaSJ
Miami, Fl
May 27, 2014

Beautiful hotel

Beautiful hotel. The Kid's pool is great. The beds were very comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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