Marriott’s Sabal Palms is a small size vacation club resort that is located just outside of the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. While this is a timeshare style property / vacation club, Marriott also offers villas on a nightly basis just like any typical hotel.
Surrounded by the Hawk’s Landing Golf Course, each villa has two-bedrooms and features a fully equipped kitchen, living / dining area and a screened patio. Additional, the resort shares amenities and dining options with the adjacent Marriott Imperial Palms / Royal Palms as well as the 2,008 room Marriott Orlando World Center.
Marriott’s Sabal Palms is not only a Marriott Vacation Club property, it is also part of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program where members can earn and use points during their stay. In addition, Marriott offers a “Best Rate Guarantee” when making a reservation using any “official” Marriott reservation channel.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the nightly rates at Marriott’s Sabal Palms?
Hotel rates at the Marriott’s Sabal Palms typically range from around $200.00 per night to more than $450.00 per night depending on the time of year.
Is the Marriott’s Sabal Palms close to The Walt Disney World Resort?
Marriott’s Sabal Palms is very close to The Walt Disney World Resort and approximately 15 minutes to the Magic Kingdom. EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are also less than 20 minutes from the resort.
Is there a Resort Fee or Parking Charge at the Marriott’s Sabal Palms?
There are no resort fees or parking charges at Marriott’s Sabal Palms.
Does Marriott’s Sabal Palms have a nice pool?
There is a large resort style pool at Marriott’s Sabal Palms. Guests also have access to the pool at Marriott’s Imperial Palms / Royal Palms vacant resort along with the Falls Pool Oasis at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
While the water slides at the Falls Pool Oasis are included, the slides and lazy river at the River Falls Water Park are available for an additional fee of $20 per day.
What is the check-in / check-out time at the Marriott’s Sabal Palms Resort?
The check in-time at the Marriott’s Sabal Palms is 4:00 pm and check out time is at 10:00 am.
Is there on-site dining at Marriott’s Sabal Palms Resort?
There are a no on-site dining options at Marriott’s Sabal Palms. The villas have fully equipped kitchens and there is an marketplace in the lobby to purchase drinks and snacks.
Guests have access to eight different food & beverage options at the adjacent Orlando World Marriott Center.
Does Marriott’s Sabal Palms provide transportation to the theme parks?
Marriott’s Sabal Palms does not provide transportation to the theme parks.
What is the pet policy at Marriott’s Sabal Palms?
Other than service animals, pets are not allowed at Marriott’s Sabal Palms.
About Marriott’s Sabal Palms
Marriott’s Sabal Palms has an excellent location in the Orlando tourist district within minutes of the Walt Disney World Resort. This property is well situated to access all the Orlando area theme parks, the International Drive tourist district and several of Orlando’s major shopping including the Orlando Premium Outlets.
Marriott’s Sabal Palms
8805 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
It will take approximately 25 minutes to get to Marriott’s Sabal Palms from the Orlando International Airport and about 15 minutes to get to the Orange County Convention Center. The Orlando area theme parks are also a short distance to the hotel and per Google Maps, travel time is as follows (non-peak hours):
- The Magic Kingdom Park: approximately 15 minutes.
- EPCOT: approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom: approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
- Disney Springs: approximately 10 minutes.
- Universal Orlando approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
- SeaWorld Orlando: approximately 15 minutes.
- Downtown Orlando: approximately 30 to 35 minutes.
There are several restaurants and retail shops just outside the grounds of the resort along Apopka Vineland Road. Unfortunately due to the location of the resort, guests are not easily able to walk to any of these properties. For a major grocery store, there is a Publix Supermarket and a Wal-Mart Supercenter within two miles along Apopka Vineland Road.
Amenities, Entertainment & Dining Options
Amenities at Marriott’s Sabal Palms are fairly good based on the small size of the resort. There is a resort style pool with two hot tubs centrally located behind the lobby building. The patio deck features games including ping pong, a large chess / checkers set and a shuffle board court. There is also a fully equipped fitness center just off the patio deck and a children’s playground between buildings 44 and 45.
At the entrance to the resort is a sand volleyball court and tennis / basketball courts. Unfortunately during our stay the tennis courts were locked; based on the unkept nature of the courts, they are not in useable condition.
Guests are free to use the pool, tennis court, basketball courts and pickleball court at Marriott’s Imperial Palms / Royal Palms. Additionally, with the exception of the River Falls Water Park, guests have access to the amenities of the adjacent Marriott Orlando World Center.
Along with Marriott’s Sabal Palms / Imperial Palms, there are a number of organized activities that are held throughout the week. During our most recent stay in July 2023, there were fitness classes on weekdays and live music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Additionally, the adjacent Marriott Orlando World Center also offers a number of daily family activities which guests can participate in.
With the exception of a lobby marketplace, there are no food & beverage options on site at Marriott’s Sabal Palms. However, there are full kitchen in the villas and guests have access to barbecue grills throughout the property for grilling. There are also a number of great restaurants and dining options at the adjacent Marriott Orlando World Center hotel.
It should be noted that Disney Springs is less than 10 minutes from the resort and features over 50 different food & beverages options ranging from table service restaurants, lounges, quick service dining venues and individual kiosks.
Rooms and Rates
Marriott’s Sabal Palms features two-bedroom villas that range in size from 1,250 square feet to 1,360 square feet. Villas include a king bed in the master bedroom that includes a large bathroom with double sinks and stand up rain shower. The second bedroom features a double beds & a twin bed with direct access to the second bathroom. Flat panel televisions are included in both bedrooms.
The villas include a large living area with sofa, flat panel television, dining room table that seats six guests, fully equipped kitchen, washer / dryer and a screened patio with table and lounge chair. Overall we considered the living area very spacious and easily able to accommodate a large family.
Like most resorts in the greater Orlando area, rates at Marriott’s Sabal Palms are highly seasonal and we have found that rates and availability do vary quite considerably throughout the year. The rates shown below are the best available rate offered at this property.
Please note that nightly rates can change at any time.
|Nightly Rates – 2023
|2 BR Villa
There are no resort fees at this property and parking is complimentary.
Marriott Orlando World Center
Immediately adjacent to the resort is the massive Marriott Orlando World Center hotel. This massive 2,008-room resort is one of the premier off site hotels near the Walt Disney World Resort and features a massive lagoon pool with water slides, a separate water park with lazy river, a full service spa, fully equipped fitness center with fitness classes, mini-golf course, extensive conference center, a kids club, 18-hole on-site golf course.
In addition to all the amazing amenities, the hotel offers a number of different food and beverage options which range from grab-and-go to upscale dining. These dining venues include:
- Latitude & Longitude
- Siro, Urban Italian Kitchen
- Mikado Japanese Steakhouse
- High Velocity
- Falls Pool Bar & Grill
- Central Pantry
- Lobby Lounge
The Marriott Orlando World Center also features a number of daily family activities that are designed for guests of all ages. These include games & contests, fitness classes, experiences and a nightly laser light show that is held outside by the Falls Pool Oasis. The laser light show is very unique for any hotel in the greater Orlando area and not to be missed.
What we liked about Marriott’s Sabal Palms
There are many different things to like at Marriott’s Sabal Palms. Following are some of the highlights which we liked most:
- Large villas with a full kitchen and spacious living area
- Access to the amenities of the Marriott Orlando World Center
- Good location to the theme parks and local area attractions
- Represents a good value for the price
What we didn’t like about Marriott’s Sabal Palms
There were a few things not to like when staying at the Marriott’s Sabal Palms.
- Older property and the buildings are starting to show their age with respect to design and style
- There was no transportation to the Orlando area theme parks
- Lack of an immediate on-site dining option
- Guests had to drive along the rear of the Marriott Orlando World Center hotel to get to the property (loading docks, staff parking, construction areas, etc.)
What we think Marriott’s Sabal Palms is perfect for:
These timeshare resorts/hotels are perfect for a number of vacationers visiting the Orlando area for and is perfect for:
- Long term stays (due to full kitchens and good sized rooms).
- Larger families needing multiple bedrooms.
- Visitors to Walt Disney World
- Long term business travelers (conventions at the Marriott Orlando World Center or Disney)
- Florida weekend staycations
Endless Summer Florida has been to many different economy, moderate and luxury hotels in the in the Orlando tourist area and have stayed at a number of vacation club properties throughout the area. As result, we feel that Marriott’s Sabal Palms represents a very good value for the money as compared to other similar type properties throughout Central Florida.
The resort is very well located, self contained and has all the features / activities for a very enjoyable Florida vacation.
Endless Summer recommends Marriott’s Sabal Palms for your next trip to Orlando to visit the theme parks or for a longer terms stays.