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International Palms Resort and Conference Center

3 stars
6515 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
257 reviews
Worth It

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It has plenty of restaurants walking distance. The... See full review

  • Patrycja
  • Jan 15, 2015
couples time

we could walk to everything we wanted. trolly stops close and all shuttles go to the parks See full review

  • dd2014
  • Jan 5, 2015
A family-friendly taste of the tropics in Orlando by major theme parks

The International Palms Resort Hotel is a 13-acre property set along International Drive that offers 652 rooms and 20,000 square feet of event spaces. The hotel places visitors a short drive away from Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and Walt Disney World. At this chic property, guests work out at the fitness center and unwind by the pool and Jacuzzi. A sports bar, pool bar, and full-service restaurant is available on site. Rooms come with Wi-Fi access, mini refrigerator, microwave oven. Additional services include 24-hour business center, parking and shuttle service to parks.

Highlights
  • Resort-style swimming pool
  • Standard rooms and suites with Wi-Fi, microwaves and mini-refrigerators
  • Close to Universal Orlando and SeaWorld
  • Three restaurants, including a poolside bar and karaoke lounge and grill
Rooms

Azure blue comforters and jade-colored walls and accents create a tropical feel in these comfortable accommodations at the International Palms Resort, which are available as standard rooms or suites. Beached-themed prints play up the casual style. Guests find the basics covered, including Wi-Fi access, work desk and sofa bed. A coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator and microwave invite in-room dining. Suites have the added luxuries of a dining table and separate living area.

Features

Families take advantage of the free-form resort-style pool surrounded by palm trees and lapping waterfalls at the International Palms Resort. The Pool Hut Bar serves light fare and drinks, while the Coral Key Bar and Grill gets the party started with nightly karaoke and live entertainment. Several fun activities are offered on site, such as movie night by the pool, create-your-own-ice-cream-sundaes, and handling alligators at Alligator Academy.

Apart from this hotel, holidaymakers can also unwind at the sister property, the oceanfront International Palms Resort Cocoa Beach located only 45 minutes away. It's the closest beach to Orlando! Vacationers enjoy the true Florida resort setting with choices of oceanfront suites, lofts, ocean view, poolside Cabana's and much more. Dine at seafront Mambo's island style restaurant, s'mores around the fire or just kick shoes off in the sand. 

Transportation
  • Orlando International Airport (18 minutes)
  • Orange County Convention Center (7 minutes)
Attractions
  • Universal's Islands of Adventure (1.4  mi./2.2 km)
  • SeaWorld Adventure Park (3.4 mi./5.5 km)
  • Walt Disney World (7.7 mi./12.3 km)
  • Wet N' Wild (0.7 mi./1.2 km)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (1.4  mi./2.2 km)
  • Florida Mall (3.3 mi./5.2 km)
  • Downtown Disney (7.2 mi./11.6 km)
  • Epcot (8 mi./13 km)
  • Animal Kingdom (11.5 mi./18.4 km)
Business
  • Nearly 20,000 square feet of event space, including a 10,000-square-foot ballroom with room for up to 1,400 guests
  • Catering service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Audiovisual equipment
Policies and fees

There is a $7.50 per room per day resort fee, which includes the following: Wi-Fi access, parking, shuttle service to theme parks, in-room safe, coffee- and tea-maker, access to fitness centre, refrigerator, microwave oven, daily scheduled activities, and amenity voucher for complimentary and discounted items at the resort.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

International Palms Resort and Conference Center Rooms

Standard Room
Room with one king bed includes with basic amenities.
Standard Room
Room with two double bed includes with basic amenities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Night club
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

28.4589 -81.471
Area served
Orlando.
Nearby airports
Orlando International Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of all the top Orlando attractions, International Palms Resort and Conference Center Orlando is the ideal Florida vacation destination.

Nearby points of interest

  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.8 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.9 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.9 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.9 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1.3 mi
  • Trainland: 1.7 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.7 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 1.9 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 2.3 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 2.7 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 3 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 3.2 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.3 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.6 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not: 0.8 mi
  • Universal Studios Florida: 0.9 mi
  • Malibu Grand Prix: 0.9 mi
  • Guinness World of Records: 0.9 mi
  • Universal Islands of Adventure: 1 mi
  • Universal Studios Escape: 1.3 mi
  • Trainland: 1.7 mi
  • Wonderworks: 1.7 mi
  • Pointe Orlando Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Complex: 1.9 mi
  • Orange County Convention Center: 2.3 mi
  • Shingle Creek Golf Club: 2.7 mi
  • Millenia Mall Complex: 3 mi
  • Aquatica Park: 3.2 mi
  • Seaworld Orlando: 3.3 mi
  • Sea World Adventure Park: 3.6 mi
  • Discovery Cove: 3.7 mi
  • The Florida Mall: 4.7 mi
  • The Florida Citrus Bowl: 6.9 mi
  • Downtown Orlando: 7.8 mi
  • Amway Arena: 8.1 mi
  • TD Waterhouse Centre: 8.1 mi
  • Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre: 8.1 mi
  • Gatorland: 8.2 mi
  • Lake Eola Swan Boat & Gondola Rentals: 8.3 mi
  • John Young Planetarium: 9.5 mi
  • Loch Haven Park: 9.8 mi
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 10 mi
  • Orlando Museum of Art: 10.2 mi
  • Lake Whippoorwill Speedway: 14.7 mi
  • CFE Arena: 19.5 mi
  • Bright House Networks Stadium: 19.9 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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 (257)

Ratings and reviews for International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
257 out of 257
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
leaventhall
Business
Beaufort, SC
Sep 29, 2021

Fun

This was a fun stop. It felt like a great old Florida hotel that had aged a bit but still had some oomph. Location and price were the best features, perfect for the budget traveler. There was a car rental right on site and plenty of public transportation options just outside the gate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Karla B.
Business
N/A
Jan 26, 2015

Very disappointed

I was very disappointed with this hotel. I made reservations more than a month before my trip. I made reservations for 7 people in 3 rooms. We were located in floor 12, and there was only one elevator working. The hotel has 3 elevators and only one of them was working!!! People started to use the stairs. My family and I had to use the stairs more than once!! My family and I were very upset with this. Of course, we had problems carrying our luggages all the way down through the stairs. There were many people in the hotel and of course many people waiting for the only elevator that was working. When I left the hotel, I told them about this, and they told me that I could have called them to help us with the luggage, but even if they had helped us with the luggage we still had to go down from the 12th floor, ourselves!!!! On the other hand, my sister used the bathroom in the first floor (when we were leaving) and it was dirty. If my reservation was made in advance, I think they could let us know about the elevator problem by email, or let us know about this when we checked in!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Ice Bar. Was awesome!!!

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rocky W.
Business
N/A
Jan 26, 2015

The hotel was terrible. just simply dirty

The hotel looks great on line but very dirty. I would never stay here again and I'm not a choosie person. this place needs a major face lift.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

This Hotel looks great online but its terrible to say the least. Dirty.

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anthony M.
Business
N/A
Jan 25, 2015

Gret Family trip

Between Disney and Universal With plenty of things to do just across the street. The only problem was the elevators. Just 1 of 3 worked and you had to wait for it all the time. The staff also used the elevator. Not that i am above them but they tied it up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Do not get a room in the tower unless the other 2 elevators are repaired.

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
edgar p.
Business
Miami beach
Jan 24, 2015

universal

Was a very nice place to stay for what we paid. The rooms are clean and have nice pillows. I would come back again!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lynn P.
Business
N/A
Jan 22, 2015

Budget friendly, clean, and comfortable.

This is an older property and has some hiccups but the staff are very attentive and eager to address any concerns. Rooms have been updated with fresh paint, linens, and furniture. Large rooms, comfortable beds, mini fridge, and microwave. Daily shuttle buses to Sea World, Disney, and Universal parks. This is a large property and has guests from all over the globe. Half the cost of other hotels. Great place to bathe and rest your head before heading out and enjoying all Orlando has to offer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Pemba L.
Business
N/A
Jan 19, 2015

Bad Experience

I booked the hotel for its location. The location was great and just few minutes away from Universal Studios. Lots of restaurants around and things to do. However, the facilities at the hotel was very poor. I stayed on the 12th floor. The elevator was not functioning well and it was a big hassle every day. The room was OK. The most disappointing part was the hotel did not provide blankets. The hotels only provides sheets. So bring your own blankets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Bring your own blankets and stay on the lower floor.

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Natyo
Business
miami
Jan 19, 2015

Cleaning

The hotel has the best location but the they should keep The bedroom a little more cleaner

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeff R.
Business
San Diego
Jan 17, 2015

"Resort" may be a stretch

OK, the good first -- the bed was extremely comfortable, the room was spotless and housekeeping did an excellent job keeping it that way. Upon check in you get a few coupons, including a free drink at the poolside bar -- a nice welcome, if the weather is good. The not-so-good. The hotel bills itself as a resort, which makes people think it will be something on the lines of a Disney or Universal resort. It is not. It has a pool. It has an "alligator farm" which appeared to have a single, sleeping alligator in it. It had sand patch for volleyball, a pool and such, but was really two hotels combined into one, and not really offering the amenities expected of a resort - but that is more an excuse to add another $8 a night onto your hotel bill as a "resort fee." When I pointed out that it rained most of my stay and I did not use any of the "resort" areas I was told that it covered internet and parking, things that every other hotel in the area offer for free. As mentioned it rained, quite hard, most of the days I was there, and I was staying in the tower building which is open in the middle -- meaning the wet got pretty much everywhere, including the walkway to the rooms. Not something that happens often in Orlando, of course, and buildings there were not really meant to be shelters in storms. The views from the tower building are nice -- and I would recommend getting a room there if you can. Unfortunately only 1 of the 3 elevators was working (for 13 floors), so the wait time was significant if you were trying to come/go when a group was there. The elevator looked like it was last cleaned somewhere during the Nixon presidency. All that said, the rates were SIGNIFICANTLY lower than true resorts, so the "you get what you pay for" adage comes to mind. Located on the north side of I-drive, you are close to Universal (there is supposedly a shuttle but I never saw it, and the day I went just drove since no one at the desk could tell me where it was -- add another $17 to park, but that's a whole 'nother story).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of International Palms Resort and Conference Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patrycja
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Worth It

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It has plenty of restaurants walking distance. The disney parks, downtown Orlando, and other attractions are only a short drive. We had a room in the A building and it had what we needed. The large mini fridge was perfect. The TV could have been updated and there was only one blanket for two beds, so at night it got chilly. Never had any issues with the service. There is a nice big pool. Overall, recommend the hotel mainly for the location, affordability, and if you don't need anything too fancy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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