Galleria Palms Hotel
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... back to the room, had another bath (I'm already missing baths), packed up and went to sleep. Embarkation day is exhausting, and staying up late wasn't the best idea since we had a 3.30am alarm. I'll write up more about that another day cos typing this all on an iPad isn't easy. I have the afternoon off tomorrow so me and Paige are going to get off at St Maarten, which is super exciting! Hopefully we'll find somewhere with free wifi so I can actually post this! ...
... it made me feel like I was in an airport. The shops looked like airport shops and it seemed like it really needed an update, BAD. It certainly didn't smell as nice as the Grand Floridian either. There was no pretty pool or beautiful landscaping. I have read that this resort has the nicest rooms though. It also has the transportation luxuries like the other resorts I've mentioned. I guess those are its appeals.
We headed back to our resort to rest ...
... to read how one person was able to succeed so much in the animation world in one life time.
Frederick and I went on the roller coaster ride again - twice more I think... lol
At the end of the night just before the park closed, we watched Fantasmic! - "The power of dreams blazes before you in this breathtaking 30-minute fireworks and water extravaganza."
We had an awesome day at Disney's Hollywood Studios!
Can't sleep today was up at 5pm, plus side I got to see the sunrise which was impressive! Road trip to Orlando today, route planning but looking like we're going to go up the coast and across about a 3-4 hour drive... The coast road was fab more mustangs than I could wave a stick at not to mention the Impala, dodge dart and the super sexy black fox body stang that had ...
... House and finally had real food for the first time in almost 3 days. It was a buffet with an African theme. Back to the hotel again, swimming with Sean, who jumped into the pool with his head under the water TWICE, then watched the electronic show from the patio. It's now 11:30, Sean is finally asleep, Conner is swimming, and Ginger is at the arcade. I think this was a really good day ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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Historical Traveler Reviews Galleria Palms Hotel Kissimmee
Had planned to stayed at this hotel April 10th thur April 17th; but left after four nights. This Sleep Inn is no way compared to the other Sleep Inns that I have stayed at in the past. We are a member of the Choice Privileges Reward Program but his hotel doesn't appear to recognize it obligations. We had reserved two queen beds; but were given one double bed. Which by the way, had queen sheets on it falling off most of the time. Also the metal bed railing was protuding out from the bed and several times bruised my leg. The towels were rough, the front desk staff had no knowledge of anything, breakfast was a joke and stopped at 9:00 A.M. Overheard several people complain. Hotel was charging $20.00 per night surcharge for weekends and the week nighly rate was $69.95. When we checked out a call was made to the BBB and was told that this hotel has an UNSATISFACTORY RATING. No surprise.
After reading previous reviews on this hotel, I was a bit skeptical of my pending stay. This hotel was really nice and clean. The maid service was excellent and they paid attention to detail. The front desk was very helpful as well. We stayed in a deluxe queen room, which was a bit smaller than I thought it would be. The hotel is located away from the noisy, hurried Disney area, and is conveniently located to all of the major attractions.
Sleep Inn ~No way
This was the first time I had stayed at a Sleep Inn, It will also be my last. The room smelled awful, it was a combination of smoke and mildew.
I was there for 2 days and I had no room service. It was awful!!
Our senior group outing
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. One of our group members was ill and the hotel and staff were very supportive, found us a good hospital nearby and assisted in accomodating one of our group members staying two additional nights even though the place was full. Our group had a wonderful stay here and I will reccomend this hotel to anyone. The rooms are very well kept and clean and the breakfast is good, and most of all they have a friendly and helpful staff who care.
Would not choose this hotel again
I would say that I had a terrible time at this hotel. The shuttle left earlier than noted. They had no irons available for each room. You would have to go to the front desk and ask for it and could only keep it for 1 hr. They only had 2 irons and one of them spewed out brown stuff all over my clothes. The breakfast made me sick one day because the waffle mix was kept out too long in the heat. The room was dirty.
The desk staff at night had no clue about most things going on there.
All in all I would never stay at that hotel again. The best part of our whole trip was the shuttle driver Giovanni. He was great!!!
When we checked in, they gave us a form to sign stating that we would not check out early. That should've been our warning. The bed was a full size and the pillow was a piece of foam in a pillowcase. After that restless night, I was exhausted when I went to a theme park. The towels were thin and rough. The front desk clerk told me that hotel queen size beds are much smaller then regular ones. (give me a break) The place was clean and the breakfast was decent. But for the price, this hotel is not worth it. And when I sent a complaint, I received a postcard from Choice Hotels saying that they would have someone follow up, it's been over two months with no response. I wouldn't stay at a Choice again.
We stayed at this hotel during our Feb 2002 trip. We found it quite adequate for what we were there for--sleep. We spend most of our time at Disney, and returned every night to a clean room. A nice continental breakfast in the a.m. and off to the park again. I would advise skipping the "shuttle" to the park, as it stops at every hotel in sight and was very overcrowded. All in all, a wonderful and reasonbally priced ($29.99) place to stay.
Very nice hotel for WDW
My family stayed here during a trip to the World in Dec. 2003. Overall, we were very pleased with the quality and service at this hotel. This hotel is in a fabulous location if you are driving your own vehicle to the parks. Hint - Turn left out of the parking lot and follow the road back past the offices. Then follow the road to the next intersection, which puts you on property right by the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Huge time saver, since it saves you the traffic on 192 at night! Our only gripe is that there is no hot tub for this hotel. Very minor I know, but it would have felt so nice after a long day in the parks!
We spent four nights at the Sleep Inn in October and am very sorry I hadn't reserved at a different property. Our first room smelled awful - a combination of smoke (in a non smoking room) and mildew. The smell added to the frog hopping around our room led us to the front desk and another room. The rooms are, in a word, fine. Nothing special and a little small. The continental breakfast is something of a joke. No danish, bagels or fruit (which I would expect in Florida!) just cereal and waffles. The staff was nothing special either especially when we were charged $10 to check in early when there were CLEARLY rooms available. I will never stay here again and will advise others not to.
Stayed at this hotel mid-April 2003 for two nights. Had a discount rate of $50 per night, quoted rate was around $80 per night. Hotel is off main highway on a side street and is actually near several Disney office buildings. No problem with check-in, rooms were typical Hampton Inn. Room and bathroom clean. More than adequate breakfast included in rate - had pastries, breads, bagels, cereals, juices, coffee, etc. Breakfast in lobby area. Small pool and patio area, seemed well maintained. I give this 3 stars, but at price of $50 leaning to 4 stars. This is a good deal as a place to stay before checking into a Disney resort (say on your first night in Orlando) or an inexpensive way to stay offsite but close to Disney. Can be at Animal Kingdom in about 5-10 minutes. Several restaurants and stores short walking distance.