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Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

Who says only Texans know how to live big and rich?

Step aside Starwood, move along Disney and get ready for the shock awe tour at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee. Mosey inside and look up - way up - at the glass dome.

The Gaylord Palms Resort is built in the grand style ofGaylord Palms ResortGaylord Palms Resort turn-of-the-century elegance (with a whole lot of excess). The spectacular glass roofed atrium mirror the mock-ups of the Everglades, Key West, and old St. Augustine sprawled below.

Not sure if your family's ready for this kind of high-living? Opulence tends to miss the mark on 12-year-Gaylord Palms ResortGaylord Palms Resortolds, but you'll be pleasantly surprised to find your off-spring not only welcomed, but invited. I personally love the idea of signing the munchkins up to the La Petite Academy while I spa away my Disney nightmares.

Restaurants include:

The pros? You can live out your entire Orlando vacation without ever stepping foot in the parking lot.

The cons? You'll spend a bundle and if you do want to go anywhere, expect to drive. There's not much to walk to here.

Passport to Gaylord Palms Resort

  • 1406 rooms; 86 suites
  • Year built: 2002
  • Free shuttle to Disney (5 minute drive)
  • Dining: Sunset Sam's Fish Camp, Old Hickory Steakhouse, Villa de Flora, H2O Sports Bar and Grille, Java Coast, Haagen-Dazs Cream Shoppe, Auggie's Jammin' Piano Bar, room service available
  • Gym/spa/2 pools
  • Close by: Disney, Sea World Adventure Park, Universal Orlando
  • Room Rates
  • o Standard Minimum: $199US
  • o Standard Maximum: $300US
  • o Suite Minimum: $350US
  • o Suite Maximum: $2000US


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida
Toll Free: 877-677-9352
Local: 407-586-0000
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