Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge

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Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge is our top recommendation of where to stay in Orlando, and it made out list in…the Best of Orlando.

Thanks to Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill for hosting us on our trip!

Whether you are a golf fan or not, this resort is a perfect place for luxury and relaxation.  From the moment you enter the gates (or the neighborhood really), you feel like you are in a whole other world than the hustle and bustle of the city.  The beautiful building with rich decor, amazing golf course, and all the amenities, are enough to call this a dream hotel.  It’s a perfect luxury getaway with a surprisingly affordable price.


First off, there’s so much history here at the legendary golfers getaway.  The Arnold Palmer Invitational is hosted here after almost 40 years.  It’s amazing to learn about all the greats who have played here.  In the “Club House”, you’ll find the Winner’s Cup and Arnold Palmer’s sword which use to be the award for the Invitational.  The course has an awesome statue of Arnold Palmer… and behind it…27 holes of tour championship golf.

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The Rooms

The rooms, and even hallways, are laid with solid wood floors, with rich decor and heavy wooden furniture.  The beds are made with stark white linens, super comfy pillows, and cozy sheets.  We all slept so well the two nights we were there.  We had 2 conjoining rooms for the 4 of us, one room had 2 queen beds, and one had a king bed.  We each had our own balcony, complete with a small patio set, and overlooking the beautiful 270 acres of course and lakes.  We sat outside for a bit, soaking up the sunshine and watching the golfers practice.

The bathrooms were tiled with a double sink, and travel sized (a bit bigger than hotel sized) shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and mouthwash.  The bathroom is complete with a long robe to cozy up in after your shower.

The rooms also have a table and chairs, where we enjoyed dinner after grabbing takeout.

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All the amenities at this lodge are what put the cherry on top. With your stay, you can enjoy the spa facilities, and book an appointment for one of their services.  They have a great pool, a beautiful restaurant and bars, tennis courts, and even their own marina, where you can enjoy their fishing package, with everything you need for the best Bass Fishing in Florida.  Don’t forget to check out their Club Store, where you can see the awesome trophies with all the winners names engraved in the plate.

If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, and away from the crazy of the city…or if you want a little more luxury at a great price, check out Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge!

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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