£40.62 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 28 Jul 2014 Check-out 31 Jul 2014

Palisades Resort

3 stars
14200 Avalon Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
154 reviews
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
  • 8 Jul 2013
Weekend Fun

Overall it was very nice. My only issue is I had a late check-out of 1 and housekeeping knocked 3... See full review

  • Christina8302
  • 7 Jul 2014
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.

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 centre or spa
Services
Business centre
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

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.

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

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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 (154)

Ratings and reviews for Palisades Resort

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
154 out of 154
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.5

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christina8302
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
7 Jul 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
Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Harsith Haris
DENVER
22 May 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
Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JCBECK
Lynn Haven, FL
18 May 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
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

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

Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
con goer
Miami, Florida
12 May 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
Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
YM GUILLEN
Miami, FL
30 Apr 2014

Family getaway

The front desk is very slow, but with patience you check in and check out. The room amenities are very limited. The room in general is fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Minn Man
Minnesota
6 Apr 2014

Winter visit

Room was good but walls thin and lots of noise from rooms above and along

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots available but road under construction

Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Non stop Mother
Davison MI
28 Mar 2014

So Glad I picked this place

I was very worried when booking this hotel with all the mixed reviews. The room was absolutely beautiful and plenty of room for five of us. There were some stains here and there but the room was definitely clean otherwise. The only thing I was worried about is that there is no Wi-Fi but the front desk gave us an Ethernet cable to hook my laptop up to. It was very close to all the places we wanted to go but still secluded enough to have privacy and to not hear the traffic. I will definitely be coming back to this place next time I visit Orlando. So worth the price!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
con goer
Miami, Florida
25 Mar 2014

Great for large groups but...

There weren't enough towels or soap in the room. The cutlery was flimsy and there wasn't any dish soap to wash the dishes with.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tjb1969
Wilmington NC
25 Mar 2014

Palisades Resort

The hotel was fine. You definitely get plenty of room for your buck. Although you can see that the room was cleaned, the stained carpets take away from that. Not to mention lipstick on the comforter. The Toilet seat was broken but they did fix it pretty quick. Overall an ok place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

One tip that I would like to mention is the location does set you up to escape traffic to Disney by going the back entrance.

Review of Palisades Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Short One
Miami
17 Mar 2014

Quick Weekend Vacation

The hotel was originally condos are were renovated to be a resort. It is great for family and large groups and provides great comfort. There is no housekeeping. You have your own washer and dryer to wash your towels and whatever else you may need to wash. Other than that the hotel is pretty great. It is in a location where you think you are going no where but the hotel is actually there and down the road there are inexpensive dining places that aren't has crowded as the ones on International Drive in Orlando. Its really comfortable. A home away from home basically.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Inexpensive and it isn't crowded as other places in Orlando that are main tourist dining places.

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