Palms Hotel by Lexington
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... and had beautiful, clear, blue skies. We made good time, until we turned south, down the peninsula. We came down I-75, but I didn’t want to go on the turnpike (gotta pay a toll—or troll, not sure). So we exited the interstate at Ocala, and made our way to State Road 27. It is a gorgeous area here, just beautiful to look at, and we got our fill of it. We crawled through small towns and country hillsides, with a traffic light every 37 feet (all ...
... meal, and Courtney and I opted for the chicken pot pie. Both were delicious. For dessert Courtney had carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and we had key lime pie. Total cost for lunch would have cost us $94.76, but once again cost us $0.00
After we finished lunch we headed back to our hotel to rest for a while. My headache was in ned of some meds, which were back at our room. Afer a quick break we went back to ...
... returned to this again later in the afternoon (after the queues subsided a little).
Next was "Rip Ride Rocket". You have to be 51'' tall to ride this - if Jo stretches herself up she just makes it...You sit in a chair, they pull down a large mettle harness and make sure you are properly secure -they even pull on everyones harness....we found out why...
It starts with a 90 degree vertical climb of 40m up up you go ...
... was packed all day. It was a ride that raises you above the ground and gives the effect of gliding over famous landmarks in the US. Such as San Francisco bridge and Napa Valley. We had lunch at an Italian restaurant which was good and also expensive. We now have to have a cheaper dinner to remain on budget..lol After an exhausting day of walking I assumed we would go back to hotel and crash when we left about 4pm. But no I suggested to Tim if ...
... including room service, destinations, crew-organized games and parties; swimming pools and gym equipment; Broadway-style shows and other performances; movies (often outdoors or in an onboard movie theater); kids' counselors and special activities; and access to the lounges, casinos, karaoke and dancing onboard.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Palms Hotel by Lexington Kissimmee
We stayed in the Palm Suites, Kissimmee in March, 2006. We booked this hotel through a travel agency and we pre-paid our room with them. Arrived at the hotel they didn't find our booking and claimed that they're completely booked. After a couple of minutes the receptionist came back and told us it was ok. Our room was ok, clean but very, very dark. We had asked for lake view and that was great. The complimentary breakfast was nice ( pancakes, toast, waffles, muffins, bagels, toast and eggs). We would go back if the price is reasonable (around $60) since they really need to refurbish the whole place.
Loved the Hampton
I am currently staying here now. I absolutely love this place. Room is very nice and comfy and the high speed internet access is great! I couldn't ask for more. What I really enjoy is the complimentary breakfast in the morning. It beats going out to get something. I recommend this place because it's in a great/beautiful area and the staff is friendly and satisfied our needs.
We recently stayed at the Hampton Inn at Maingate East. After 3 previous visits to the Sunshine State we can honestly say that the Hampton Inn rates very highly in the list of places where we have stayed.
We stayed here for 2 nights prior to starting our Disney (on-site) stay. We traveled from NC and stayed in Richmond Hill, GA and Cocoa Beach, FL before arriving here. Of the 3 hotels we stayed in before we stayed at Disney, this was by far the best! The other 2 hotels weren't bad either, but this Hampton Inn was very clean, well-kept and had a great staff. I also used the laundry facilities, which were quite convenient. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone (in fact, have already recommened it to a friend who's going to Disney this winter & was looking for off-site properties).
My Mother and sister came down from south carolina for a week to spend with me while I recover from a serious car accident. They have stayed at the Hampton Maingate east the year prior and at the time enjoyed it though the hotel was begining to show her age. When my sister and mother returned I booked them into this hotel because of the convenience to my home and the parks. QUITE impressed at the changes that have been made. Though it was under renovation when they stayed it was still a complete 300% change in quality. Being in the hospitality industry I understand the challenges of upkeep in the high traffic touristy areas. But let me just say they hotel looks a million times better. New beds, desks, dressers, bathroom, I mean EVERYTHING right down to the tiles in the bathroom floors are new. The color sceme is very soothing but bright. and the new art packages are quite elegant. There is new carpet in the hallways as well as new wallpaper. The entrance has two beautiful benches to sit on and chat if you dont want to stand inside the lobby. All in all this hotel is worth the stay. The outside structure is just like most every other hampton inn but you will be greeted with great surprise when you see the interior. I definately would recommend this property to all my friends and family and would definately stay there myself if ever I had too. The reservations manager and young man that works in the evening during the week are a credit to the hilton brands!
I checked into the Hampton Inn Maingate East for a two night stay while visiting Disneyworld in Orlando. Before reserving, I checked on the age of the property with the Hampton reservations agent (800 #) -- found out the hotel was built around 1990, which is older than I prefer, especially in a town like Orlando where the "shelf life" of hotel rooms is pretty short, due to the large number of Disney tourists -- families, lots of young children, etc. But the rate was appealing and in the end I figured the Hampton name has always stood for moderately-priced quality and cleanliness, so I reserved the room. The lobby seemed relatively clean, except that the tile floor in the breakfast area was so poorly waxed that my shoes stuck to the floor with each step. I pointed that out to the bellman who claimed it was coffee spilled by the guests (not!), but, by the way, there were coffee stains all over the counters that, as far as I could tell, were never cleaned up -- not during breakfast, and not during the rest of the day.
I stayed here on August 04 on a get away trip to Orlando which I do often. I booked for 3 days & the price was $52 for weekdays & $62 for weekends. The customer service for this hotel is above average. They were very friendly & helpful. The hotel in general was clean but the rooms were not as inviting as the rest of the building. The rooms had a cheap feel of lower class motels, the AC was rather loud also. Otherwise everything else was fine.
If you want a quiet & clean hotel with no hassles then this place might do the trick. I personaly think that for the price that they charge for the rooms; they could be better decorated, but what do I know anyways.... that's my 2 cents for ya.
Good Place to Stay for the Money
It's a great place for $52 a night. The rooms were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The pool was warm and clean. The breakfast was good but I suggest eating before 9am if you want variety. The only thing I disliked was the complementry shuttle to the parks. You are bound by their scheduale. They only drop off at Magic Kingdom in the morning. However, they pick up at all parks at night but you have ride to every park before you get back to the hotel and the buses are over crowed. On several occasions we just opted for a taxi ($18 one way). I would stay here agian but I would rent a car. For what we spent on transfers to the airport and the taxis to the park I could have rented a car and came and went as I pleased.
Nice and clean, good location.
What a deal to stay at the Hampton Inn. I booked with Expedia and got a very good price at $52.00 a night. It was clean and quiet. Breakfast the first day was not so great. Everything was picked over by the time I got down to the lobby but there were also several buses parked outside as well. The second morning there was plenty of fruit and bagels all sorts of stuff for breakfast. It was also very close to I-4, easy to find. Nice stay, I would definitely stay there again.
Great location - fun packed breakfasts!
Okay so it's a few years since we stayed here (spring 1997) but it was great - nice and quiet but only minutes from all the restaurants and late evening shopping. Just a hop skip and jump from Disneyworld etc.
We'd the pool to ourselves despite it being spring break, and our two boys stuffed themselves silly with all the complimentary breakfast had to offer!!