$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 18, 2015 Check-out: Jan 20, 2015

Palisades Resort

3 stars
14200 Avalon Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
115 reviews
Awesome Stay...

The staff was friendly, it was in close location to restarants and stores. The room was clean and... See full review

  • GLAWR
  • Sep 22, 2014
Good times in Orlando

We came to Orlando for a volleyball tournament. Normally, we are hotel people, but thought since we... See full review

  • GoChaps
  • Jul 8, 2013
Self-catering condos near Disney World with balconies and full kitchens

A peaceful location, spacious suites, modern amenities and crisp, clean spaces earn high marks for the Palisades Resort, just west of Walt Disney World. Part of the Lake Austin Grande Resorts collection, these one-, two- and three-bedroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens, Jacuzzis, private balconies and a private outdoor pool, all surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. A state-of-the-art fitness center, private cinema and on-site sundry shop make the Palisades Resort a standout among Orlando properties. 
Highlights
  • Private movie theater
  • Fitness center and sauna 
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Minutes from Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Outdoor pool overlooks a lush nature preserve
Rooms
One-, two- and three-bedroom suites at Palisades Resort are furnished with king, queen or twin beds, a sleeper sofa, washer and dryer and private screened balcony. Dark wood furnishings have clean, contemporary lines, while decorative archways add visual interest. Some rooms overlook the outdoor pool or surrounding vegetation. Large sitting areas and flat-screen TVs provide plenty of space for families or groups to enjoy in-room entertainment and conversation. 
Features
Enjoy the Palisades Resort private outdoor pool, or head over to Walt Disney World for the day. Disney World's west entrance and Disney's Animal Kingdom are just a few miles from Palisades Resort. The 500-acre Animal Kingdom park features Discovery Island, the Festival of the Lion King live stage show, DinoLand U.S.A., thrill rides and other themed areas.
Dining

Nearby restaurants like Bruno's Italian and Houlihan's provide diverse dining options. Grocery stores are also nearby for guests who wish to stock the pantry for at-home family meals. Orlando's most popular restaurants, such as Texas de Brazil, Seasons 52 and Sweet Tomatoes are a short drive from the Palisades Resort. 
Transportation
  • I-4 (6.4 mi/10.2 km)
  • Orlando International Airport (21.1 mi/34 km)
Attractions
  • Walt Disney World west entrance (2.7 mi/4.3 km) 
  • Lake Louisa State Park (8.1 mi/13.1 km)
  • Orange County Convention Center (11.5 mi/18.5 km)
  • SeaWorld Orlando (11.7 mi/18.8 km)
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not (12.2 mi/19.7 km)
  • Titanic: The Experience (12.5 mi/20.2 km)
  • Universal Orlando Resort (13.4 mi/21.6 km)
Business
  • Business center 
  • 1,400 square feet of function space
  • Free high-speed Internet access
Policies and fees
An $8 USD daily resort fee is charged at time of check in, payable directly to the Resort

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

Palisades Resort Rooms

Two Bedroom Resort Suite
Luxurious Two Bedroom Suite with fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, screened private balcony, and Flat screen televisions in living room. Spacious living and dining areas. Suites are decorated in earth tones and have individual A/C and heat. Master bedroom with En Suite Bathroom and Jacuzzi Style Tub Second bedroom with two twin beds and bathroom. Private Balcony overlooking Florida's nature and beauty. Flat screen televisions in living room.*** An $8.00 daily resort fee is charged at time of check in, payable directly to the property****Resort is self catering. No meals available
Three Bedroom Resort Suite
Regal Three Bedroom Suite with One king bed, one queen bed, two twin beds, and sleeper sofa bed. Two bathrooms. Jacuzzi Style tub in master bedroom. fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, screened private balcony, and Flat screen televisions in living room. .*** An $8.00 daily resort fee is charged at time of check in, payable directly to the property****Resort is self catering. No meals available

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings
Knock light (hearing impaired)
Brailled elevators

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting rooms offering 1400 sq feet

Dining

NONE
All rooms have kitchens, therefore no meals are provided or available at the property

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

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 (115)

Ratings and reviews for Palisades Resort

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
115 out of 115
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Carrie F.
Business
N/A
Dec 16, 2014

Penny pinchers

The hotel did not live up to our expectations aside from the location. The night clerk put us in the wrong room and then acted like it was our fault. (Perhaps she should refrain from personal phone calls.) The word 'luxury' was laughable. Four inch mattress with broken springs on the sides and missing comforters or blankets in the master suite. Pans, oven mitt, kitchen towel, mixing bowl and silverware were missing and, despite me asking twice, none were given. Then, they wanted to sell me dishwashing detergent. The front desk relented only after I told them dirty dishes were in the dishwasher upon our arrival. No daily maid service despite the $40 housekeeping fee and a broom, etc is not provided. Great idea with great potential but I have no intention of returning to this resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Frustrated mom of 4
Business
Ft Worth
Nov 19, 2014

Has potential but falls short

We rented a 2 br condo for 2 adults and 4 kids. We were looking for an affordable place to stay while visiting the amusement parks. The condo was very spacious and decorated nicely. However, even though the condo was rented for a family of 6, we were only given dishes for 4 people. When I asked at the front desk for more dishes, I was told there were none available and I could not be helped. So we had to take turns eating dinner as there were not enough for everyone to eat at the same time. Also, the man at the front desk was rude both times that he helped me. The bed in the master bedroom was a headboard with a mattress laying on a piece of plywood .It was extremely uncomfortable. It was not a good nights sleep after spending all day on our feet. The value was good, and it was large and clean. However, I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Karen BB Mom
Business
Rochester NY
Nov 14, 2014

Dissappointing

After a prior exceptionally positive stay, this was disappointing. The hotel was under new management and the level of customer service was horrible. Everything about this hotel was positive with the exception of customer service. When asked for basis supplies like coffee, filter, toilet paper and soap, we were told to go out and buy our own. Kitchen was stocked and had a dishwasher, but not enough place settings(4) to even utilize the dishwasher.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arnoldville
Business
Georgia
Oct 14, 2014

Clean!!!

After reading previous reviews about this resort; we decided to stay there. I am a clean freak and am happy to report that I did not have to go in and clean before our stay! It is a bit older hotel and does need some upkeep, but it was clean and was smell free! We had 7 in our party and we were all pretty comfortable. I did bring towels and washcloths from home and dishtowels along with dishwashing detergent. They provided 2 packets of off brand dishwashing detergent. My recommendation is put all the dishes in the dishwasher before 1st use and you know that they are cleaned. This hotel is a self serve condo; if you want to be pampered; this is not where you want to be, but if you choose to save money; I would recommend. We will stay here again in March. The only concern that I had was the bathrooms; if you are staying with your family it would not be a concern, but we had a teenager who was not family and stayed on the pull out couch, but he had to use one of the bathrooms located in each of the 2 bedrooms. There is no common bathroom. The drive was about 15 minutes from Disney, but was well worth the drive to be in a quiet resort. I did not worry about safety at this hotel. Overall, we were highly satisfied and are looking forward to returning there soon! We traveled with ages 2-46; something for everyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Publix, Super Target are within 1 1/2 miles away; we prepared all meals in the hotel rooms full kitchen and saved money to spend on treats and gifts from Disney World.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GLAWR
Business
Savannah, Ga
Sep 22, 2014

Awesome Stay...

The staff was friendly, it was in close location to restarants and stores. The room was clean and neat. The best stay ever!!!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

any disney theme park...

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
betty boop 86
Business
Kissimmee
Sep 22, 2014

birthday

It was great very peaceful and quiet and spacious clean and friendly service.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mr Z Johns
Business
Tampa, FL
Sep 10, 2014

Excellent accomodations

We have stayed here now twice and each visit has been outstanding. The theater room was made available for us during the week and they played our selection of movies. The staff are sometimes overwhelmed but otherwise very helpful. The rooms are beautiful and I enjoy the double patios with fans. The place is always clean and it is nice and quiet away from all the Orlando noise but just minutes away from all the attractions. I'll be back with my family and will recommend it to anyone.

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

Business

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Avinash0512
Business
Hollywood,FL
Aug 18, 2014

Couples retreat

Good experience not great amenities and bad location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Great price for big groups

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gigi263
Business
miami, fl
Jul 28, 2014

Fantastic family getaway

it was very comfortable, lots of space for everyone..didnt feel like a hotel. only thing that was unsatisfactory was that we paid for a maid fee but they never cleaned the unit..we stayed there for 3 nights and ended up staying another night.. overall it was pretty good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christina8302
Business
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Jul 7, 2014

Weekend Fun

Overall it was very nice. My only issue is I had a late check-out of 1 and housekeeping knocked 3 different times to see when we were checking out. The last guy did sincerely apologize. Other than that it was great!

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

Business

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