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Gaylord Palms Orlando Hotel

The Gaylord Palms Orlando is one of the most interesting and unique Orlando hotels you'll see. 

From the moment you step inside the Gaylord Palms grand atrium, you'll know you're in Florida! As the photo below shows, this huge glass atrium brings the very best of Florida together under one roof. 

Gaylord Palms Grand AtriumPhoto courtesy of J. Coulter

There's everything from the quaint island style of Key West, to historical  St Augustine, to the Cypress swamps and wetlands of the Everglades (complete with real alligators and turtles!) A man from Gatorland visits three times per week to feed the alligators and give special talks about the wildife inside the Everglades atrium. 

The SS Gaylord in the AtriumPhoto courtesy of SevenBlock

The Gaylord Palms Orlando even has it's own ship! The 60ft  SS Gaylord is home to Sunset Sam's Fish Camp, a casual dining restaurant serving Floridian and caribbean dishes in a laid lack tropical atmosphere. The restaurant opens daily for lunch, dinner and late night drinks until midnight.

This stunning Orlando hotel has a selection of great bars and restaurants on-site inlcuding:-

  • Sora - a Japanese sushi restaurant. Opens for lunch, dinner daily.  The bar is open from 11.30am until midnight.
  • Old Hickory Steakhouse - serving classic American steak dishes set deep in the Everglades of 1855.
  • H2O Sports Bar & Grille - a South Beach style poolside bar serving American style snacks and cocktails.
  • Villa De Flora - a Mediterranean style restaurant and market serving fresh dishes from Itlay, Spain, Greece and France. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner.
  • Auggie's Jammin' Bar - if you enjoy live music, Auggie's is the place to come in the evening.  Opens 7pm-1.30am with a variety of live music acts throughout the week.
  • Java Coast - opens 24 hours for fresh coffee, pastries, salads and desserts. It also serves beer and wine.
  • Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Shoppe - for a refreshing snack, stop by the Haagen Dazs shoppe for an ice cream, frozen yoghurt or sorbet.

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Gaylord Palms Hotel Amenities

The Gaylord Palms has four different swimming pools to choose from.  The two largest pools are the Clearwater Cove area for all the family and the South Beach Pool for adults only.

Clearwater Cove has a zero entry pool area with many fun filled water activities dotted around the edge. Kids will delight in the giant Octopus waterslide and water jets and waterfalls. There are special play areas for tots too, with minature slides and interactive play areas.

Gaylord Palms Orlando Octopus Pool & WaterslidePhoto courtesy of M. Gray

The South Beach Pool offers an adults-only retreat from the noise and excitement of the family pools. The South Beach pool is styled like an art-deco Miami Beach pool and bar. You can enjoy large cocktails and snacks served from the poolside H2O Bar and Grille. This pool is open to 18s and over.

Kids Sitting Service

The Kids Nite Out child sitting service can be arranged if you want to enjoy a night out or attend an important meeting without the kids in tow. This in-room child sitting service uses only fully insured and certified child minders hired by the Gaylord Palms hotel. Child minders will bring along a variety of age appropriate games and toys to make the experience memorable for kids too!

Sports & Recreation

  • Canyon Ranch SpaClub Fitness Center - the use of the fitness suite is included in the $15/day resort fee. All spa treatments are extra.
  • Croquet lawns, volley ball court, bocce court
  • Putt putt golf course

Internet Access

There's free high speed internet access and WiFi available in your room and throughout the hotel.

Gaylord Palms Orlando Rooms

There are 3 themed room types to choose from: Key West, St Augustine and Everglades. Each one is styled and furnished to reflect the theme. 

There are atrium views and non-atrium views available. Atrium views do cost more than non-atrium views. It's up to you whether a view over the artrium is worth the extra cost. 

All rooms come with a safe, refrigerator, ceiling fan, desk and chair, TV with pay per view movies, internet access, bedside alarm clock, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. 

Bathrooms have full length mirrors, double sinks, granite counter tops, hairdryer and magnified shaving/make up mirrors. King rooms have walk in shower, queen rooms have a bath tub and shower.

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Gaylord Palms Resort Map & Address

6000 West Osceola Parkway,
Kissimmee, FL 34747 

Tel: 407-586-2000

The Gaylord Palms Orlando is perfectly placed close to all the attractions and theme parks. It's practically on the doorstep of Disney's Maingate (1.5 miles) and 15 minutes to SeaWorld, Universal Studios theme parks, Discovery Cove and Wet n Wild water parks. It's 20 miutes drive to Orlando International Airport (MCO).

The Gaylord Palms offers free shuttle service to the Disney theme parks - a great hassle free way to visit the Disney parks and avoid having to use a car and pay for parking. There are also paid shuttle services to SeaWorld and Universal Studios. The cost is approximately $16 per person. You can make reservations for this shuttle service at the check in desk.

Parking is $12 per day or $20 for valet parking. Please note there is a resort fee of $15 per day which is always extra to the cost of the room. This resort fee includes use of the hotel pools, fitness suite, internet access, local phone calls and shuttle service to the Disney theme parks.

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Orlando attractions near the Gaylord Palms Hotel:-

  • Disney Magic Kingdom - 2.3 miles
  • Disney Animal Kingdom - 7.5 miles
  • Epcot Center - 2.3 miles
  • Disney Hollywood Studios - 3.1 miles
  • Typhoon Lagoon Orlando - 1.9 miles
  • Blizzard Beach water park - 3.3 miles
  • Universal Studios theme park, Universal Islands of Adventure & Universal CityWalk - 13 miles
  • SeaWorld, Aquatica Water Park & Discovery Cove Florida - 6 miles
  • Wet N Wild water park - 8.5 miles
  • Pointe Orlando - shopping, comedy shows, restaurants - 3.6 miles
  • Orlando Premium Outlets - 3.8 miles
  • Orange County Convention Center - 7.6 miles
  • Downtown Orlando - 21 miles
  • Busch Gardens Florida - 61 miles
  • Kennedy Space Center Florida - 60 miles
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 21 miles

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