Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge

9000 Bay Hill Blvd | Orlando, FL 32819-4880  [SEE MAP]Orlando, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

This resort is a bit more quiet and affordable than others in the area
Some say standard accommodations here feel a bit outdated

You don't need to putt on Grand Cypress' coveted greens to indulge in some quality golfing in Orlando. Satisfied travelers would just as well recommend Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge. This resort's 27 holes should entertain most golfers. And the service is first-rate, from inside the lodge to around the spa and fitness center – and of course at the clubhouse as well. Some previous guests do say that staying at Arnold Palmer's felt a little like being trapped in a time capsule; you'll see outdated furnishings and somewhat conventional fabrics in some of the 70 lodge rooms. Even the 27-inch flat screens don't push the accommodations into the 21st century. On the bright side, this resort in southwest Orlando is nearly always reasonably priced, and you'll be close to one of the city's top parks – Universal's Islands of Adventure, which features the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Recent lodgers also note that Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge offers a quiet and well-priced respite from the ritzy theme park resorts.

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Location
Orlando, FL
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 70 rooms
Style
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Groups

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Surrounded by the gated upscale neighborhood of Bay Hill Community and the Butler Chain of Lakes, Arnold Palmer Bay Hill Lodge and its 70 rooms provide guests with a relaxing and quiet atmosphere. Like many resorts in Orlando, a car is needed to access the popular entertainment attractions of the city which are less than a 15-minute drive away.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 269 have reviewed the Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 269 reviews 4.5 (based on 269 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge retain a rustic, traditional feel. An olive and beige color scheme and bulky hardwood furniture mesh with modern amenities like marble bathrooms, 27-inch flat-screen TVs with DVD players and plush bathrobes. Photos that belonged to Arnold Palmer also adorn each room's walls. Furnished, covered balconies and patios have garden or golf-course views.
  • Free Wi-Fi provided throughout resort
  • Complimentary coffee and tea stations provided in floor hallways each morning

Standard room size335 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The 280-acre Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge is located about 12 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, just off Lake Tibet. Golfers who want to play at the Palmer-designed course stay here, but so do couples and families who want quiet lodging near Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Walt Disney World. No amenities sit within walking distance of the resort, but various restaurants, supermarkets and stores are a short drive away.
  • Orlando International Airport is 18 miles east
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge houses three restaurants, all of which serve American comfort food, classic and modern mixed drinks, and Arnold Palmer wines. The Grill serves two meals a day in a casually elegant atmosphere. The Bay Window, with a view of the practice green, features salads, sandwiches and pizza, and The Terrace Cafe offers small plates next to the pool.
  • Members Lounge fireside bar is a relaxed spot for cocktail hour
  • Daily breakfast included in select reservation packages
  • Room service offered during The Grill and The Bay Window restaurant hours

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Kids

    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The fitness center at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge gives guests the option of working out on the equipment alone or with a certified personal trainer (for an extra fee). Scheduled fitness classes, including cardio, aqua aerobics, Pilates and yoga, are offered as well. Private or group tennis and golf lessons are also available.
    • The resort offers a four-hour fishing excursion from its marina as part of a reservation package
    • Each of the property's six tennis courts can be reserved for a fee
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge has more than 9,000 square feet of meeting space and banquet facilities, including one large executive boardroom (which can be split into three separate spaces) and two meeting rooms. The largest option is the Palmer Room, where events with up to 310 guests can be hosted. Event specialists can help plan meetings and arrange group activities, such as rounds of golf and spa packages.
    • Property sits 5 miles northwest of Orange County Convention Center
    • Pool deck and a terrace available for outdoor functions

    Number of meeting rooms3

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Golf

    Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, a stop on the PGA Tour. The Champion, Challenger and Charger links comprise 27 holes of challenging golf along the shores of the Butler Chain of Lakes. Instruction is available through the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy.
    • Open only to club members and lodge guests
    • Guests must adhere to a strict dress code on the course and in the clubhouse
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

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