Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., I–4 Exit 65, Kissimmee, Florida, 34746, United States

Built in the style of a grand turn-of-the-20th-century Florida resort, this huge building is meant to inspire awe: inside its enormous atrium, covered by a 4-acre glass roof, are re-creations of Florida destination icons such as the Everglades, Key West, and old St. Augustine. Vast meeting spaces mean lots of conventioneers, but families are definitely not ignored. The Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park and Splash n' Screen movie events are just two of the family-friendly entertainment offerings, and there are two other sparkling pools. Rooms continue the Florida themes with colorful, tropical decorations. Between in-house entertainment and the huge Relache spa, the hotel connives to make you never want to leave.

PROS

  • you could have a great vacation without ever leaving the grounds
  • free shuttle to Disney

CONS

  • daily resort and parking fee
  • rooms can be pricey
  • not much within walking distance (although the hotel is so big that you can take quite a hike inside the building)
  • shuttles to Universal and SeaWorld are available for a fee

Location

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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 407-586–0000

HOTEL DETAILS

1,406 rooms, 86 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals

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