The Gaylord, run by Marriott, is geared to meetings, so although its scenery is spectacular, so are its incidental charges. Beneath its mighty glass atrium is a 4.5-acre Florida-themed ecosystem of gator habitats, caves, indoor ponds, sand sculptures, restaurants, and a full-size sailboat—all that makes for an attraction unto itself, and to face it, you’ll pay about $20 extra. Rooms, renovated in 2012, sleep five and sport unusually nice granite-lined bathrooms. Even if it weren't nestled against Disney property, you could happily never leave, what with the on-site Cypress Springs mini water park, sports bar with two-story screen, adults-only pool, weekend brunches with Shrek, and the Relâche Spa & Salon. It also schedules family activities and an annual holiday ICE! extravaganza. Look on its Web page for last-minute rates that can save $25 or so.
6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee
Our Rating Neighborhood Kissimmee Phone 407/586-2000 Prices $169 king or double-queen rooms. $20 daily resort fee. $26 valet parking; $18 self-parking Amenities 2 pools, fitness center, spa, 5 restaurants, sports bar, fitness center, arcade, room service, free local phone calls, character breakfast, park shuttles (Disney free), free bottled water, free Wi-Fi Units 1,406 units Web site Gaylord PalmsBook a Room Now
Map6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee Orlando
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