An Unforgettable Retreat at the Gaylord Palms Resort

With its great dining options, fun-filled water park, cool animal encounters, and incredible events, the Gaylord Palms Resort is much more than a place to stay.

Beautiful exterior of Gaylord Palms Resort at dusk with clear reflection in the water below

Visit the Gaylord Palms Resort

The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee provides an upscale, entertainment-rich experience for resort guests and visitors. With everything from gator feedings to escape rooms to a water park, you’ll find many ways to stay entertained all day, every day at this family-friendly resort.

The resort is conveniently located right off Interstate 4, just minutes from major theme parks, and offers complimentary shuttle service to all four Disney theme parks and Disney Springs.

STAY: The Ultimate Mix of Comfort & Convenience

The elegant, modern guest rooms at the Gaylord Palms Resort come with a host of great amenities, including plush beds, mini fridges, and marble bathrooms. You can choose from a variety of view options, including water park view, Florida view, and atrium view. Balcony rooms overlook the massive glass atrium filled with lush Florida landscapes.

If you’d like more space, book a suite. In addition to all the guest room amenities, the suites come with an expanded living room area that’s perfect for hosting friends or chilling out with family.

PLAY: Water Park Fun to Animal Adventures to Major Events

If there’s one area where the Gaylord Palms Resort really excels, it’s the activities. Like many Orlando and Kissimmee hotels, the Gaylord Palms Resort features an amazing pool area. But this resort takes things to the next level.

Cypress Springs Water Park

Officially known as the Cypress Springs Water Park, this three-acre water wonderland – which is included in your stay, by the way – is filled with splash-tastic fun. Experience the turns of the Tamiami Twister, race through speedy rapids, get drenched at the multi-level water playground, or learn to surf at the FlowRider Surfing Experience.

The South Beach Pool

If you’re looking for some quiet pool time, this Kissimmee resort delivers with the sleek and stylish South Beach Pool. Lined with sun loungers and swaying palm trees, it’s the perfect place to sit back, relax, and soak up the Florida sunshine. For maximum comfort, you can even rent a cabana or daybed.

Animal Encounters

Through the help of augmented reality, you can come face-to-face with an array of endangered animals. Using the Wildlife Rescue app, you can wander through the resort’s signature glass atrium, track down some of the world’s endangered species – including penguins, polar bears, and panthers – and snap some pictures with them!

The Relâche Spa

With all the exciting activities at the Gaylord Palms Resort, you might need a minute to slow down. Luckily, the Relâche Spa is a lovely place to relax and unwind with a series of massages, facials, and body treatments. By the end of it all, you’ll leave feeling like your best, most refreshed self.

Special Events

As if its regularly scheduled programming weren’t enough, the Gaylord Palms Resort also hosts fantastic seasonal events, which are open to both guests and the public. From scavenger hunts to escape rooms to light shows, there’s something for everyone.

During the holidays, things get taken up another notch with snow tubing, ice slides, and even a fantastic ICE! sculpture exhibition for the whole family.

DINE: The Best of Land & Sea

While the activities at the Gaylord Palms Resort are exceptional, the dining scene is also impressive. From seafood to international flavors, the food does not disappoint.

Villa de Flora

You can also take a culinary trip to the Mediterranean with a visit to Villa de Flora. Set in a European villa surrounded by thriving greenery, the atmosphere is absolutely magical. Add delectable, seasonal dishes from Italy and Spain to the mix, and this buffet restaurant is truly a delight for the senses.


Get a taste of Cuban cuisine at Socio, a relaxed bar and lounge for small bites and drinks. On the food front, the ropa vieja, alitas de pollo, and sopa de frijoles are all crowd favorites. And as for the drinks, you won’t want to miss out on the interactive cocktail service. Order a peach mango mambo, a passion y spice margarita, or a smoked Cubano old fashioned for the full experience.


To dine on the water, hop aboard MOOR, a local seafood restaurant situated on a docked sailboat. Using fresh, seasonal, sustainable ingredients, MOOR’s chefs whip up delicious dishes like tuna tartare, Florida seafood stew, and blackened Florida grouper. And the fantastic flavors don’t stop with the savory dishes! Stick around for a dessert or two, like the chocolate citrus tart or the Florida citrus olive oil cake.

SMILE: Top Photo Ops

With all the incredible things to see and do at the Gaylord Palms Resort, it should come as no surprise that there are dozens of great photo ops onsite. Snap some pictures among the atrium’s lush gardens and waterfalls, aboard the dramatic MOOR sailboat, or in front of the water playground, just to start.

Stay and Play in Kissimmee

Gaylord Palms is just one of many fantastic resorts you'll find in Central Florida. To explore them all, head to our Hotels & Resorts page to find the perfect accommodations for your next stay in Kissimmee.