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Marriott Royal Palms or Marriott Orlando World Center?


Apr 11, 2008
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Swansea Massachusetts
We are going to Orlando for two weeks in 2009.

The first week we have Marriott Points and can stay at either the Marriott Orlando World Center in a regular room or at Marriott Royal Palms in a 2 BR unit. (The second week we are staying at Orange Lakes River Island in a 2 BR Condo.)

I’d rather stay at the Royal Palms since it is a condo unit. Yet, are the resorts close enough that we can use the facilities at the World Resort? Is it in walking distance? I thought we could use the pools, the spa and some of the restaurants.

Thanks for your comments in advance!



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Jun 8, 2005
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Fort Worth, Texas
I was there years ago. Sable Palms was easy walking distance to the World Center; you could walk from Royal Palms to the World Center but it wasn't just around the corner; but they had quicky transportation to take you from Royal Palms to the hotel. It really wasn't all that inconvenient. If it were me and it was just H & W, I'd stay at the World Center. If there were more than 2 of us, I'd opt for Royal Palms


Big Matt

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Jun 6, 2005
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Northern Virginia
It's about 500 yards from Royal Palms to the front of the Marriott. The shuttle comes whenever you call. There is also a small pool at RP. I'd take the condo without any question. I stayed there four years ago before the refurb, and it was nice and large.