$74 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 13, 2014 Check-out: Nov 16, 2014

Palisades Resort

3 stars
14200 Avalon Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
112 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.

Hotel Map

28.3585 -81.6455
Area served
Orlando, Florida
Nearby airports
International Airport: The Orlando International Airport is 18 miles away
Area description
Situated in the wet lands of Lake Austin Reserve only minutes from Disney's West Gate entrance and the desirable area of West Side. 18 miles from Orlando International Airport and 2 miles from Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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

Dining

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

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting rooms offering 1400 sq feet

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 (112)

Ratings and reviews for Palisades Resort

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
112 out of 112
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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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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Review of Palisades Resort

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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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harsith Haris
Business
DENVER
May 22, 2014

Overall good

Apart from wifi everything is good and worth for money.

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

Business

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JCBECK
Business
Lynn Haven, FL
May 18, 2014

Family Disney Trip

We decided to stay offsite for our Disney trip to maximize how many days we could visit the parks, and with four children a standard hotel room wasn't going to work for us. After painstakingly combing through countless reviews we decided on Palisades Resort. Check-in was fast and easy and we were pleasantly surprised to find that we had been upgraded to a three-bedroom suite. Our unit was spacious, impeccably clean, and had a cute little welcome basket on the counter. The kitchen had ample supplies for us to prepare some of our meals there without having to spend a fortune dining out all week. The washer and dryer came in handy but the dryer in our unit never seemed to get hot so we washed only the items we really needed and hung them to dry. The TV didn't have cable which left the kids little to watch while there but they seem to have survived just fine. I inspected all of the beds thoroughly and everything was clean and critter-free. The only major negative I can think of was how insanely noisy our mattress was - I've never heard anything like it in my life! I had seen it mentioned in many other reviews but there truly are no words to describe just how loud it really was. The bed was comfortable enough once we really got in but it was so loud from even the slightest movement that it was hard to settle in out of fear of disturbing the people below us. We also tended to whack our shins on the large platform on the bed in the master suite quite a bit as well despite being warned about it in other reviews. The only other thing I recall being a problem for us was the shortage of luggage carts. Our suite was up the elevator and at the end of a very long hallway so it was quite a distance to carry all of our luggage when we checked out, and without any carts available we ended up making several trips. (There were two small carts there when we checked in late at night but none at all when we left). The distance to the Disney parks was acceptable for us and it was worth having to drive a bit at the end of the day to stay somewhere clean and safe (and huge!) for the same price as some of the closer but smaller and more shoddy-looking motels. Overall we were highly pleased with our stay and will definitely consider staying there for our next trip to Orlando. Palisades met and exceeded our must-haves which were mainly size (including a kitchen and more than one bathroom for all of us), cleanliness, price, and the lack of drug deals in the parking lot. My advice to others with large families and modest travel budgets would be to not rule it out based on the noisy beds but consider bringing an air mattress if you have one just in case.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Friendly's Restaurant is always a favorite for our family. Great food and build-your-own sundaes!

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
con goer
Business
Miami, Florida
May 12, 2014

great for large groups

It was ok. The ice machine didn't work. The movie theatre was a bit of a hassle to work out and the air conditioning in one of the rooms didn't work. Otherwise the pool was fantastic, the sauna was a neat experience, and our suite was spacious and relaxing. Overall three out of five.

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

Business

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