Hotel & Travel

The Gaylord Palms is SOLD OUT on Sunday-April 3, Monday-April 4, and Tuesday-April 5.
Very few rooms remain at the Gaylord.
Please review information below regarding overflow hotels that are available.

NIRSA has secured a small block of rooms at the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration 1.5 miles away.

The rate—$109/night + a $20/night resort fee—is based on availability. Transportation to and from the Radisson to the Gaylord will NOT be provided. You will need to make your own arrangements. [Book now]

Please check your preferred travel websites for other hotel options nearby the Gaylord Palms. NIRSA 2016 is going to be a great conference, so don’t delay—register today!

The official conference hotel: Gaylord Palms

Join us at the official conference hotel, the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Learn, network, grow — and even sleep — in this 4.6-acre atrium filled with lush Floridian plants and wildlife.

We encourage you to stay with your colleagues and friends at the Gaylord Palms! NIRSA relies on strong room block usage to secure ample conference meeting space, increase negotiation leverage for future conferences, and offset Annual Conference expenses.

Hotel reservations can be made within the group block by using the link provided in your conference registration confirmation. A valid credit card will be needed to secure your hotel reservation. Multiple room reservations are possible. Information will be included in the hotel registration link.


  • $210 for single through triple occupancy
  • $230 for quad occupancy
  • *Sales tax is 7% and hotel occupancy tax is 6%
  • A deposit of one-night room and tax must be charged to a credit card for reservations to be guaranteed. Credit Cards will be charged on or after February 19, 2016.


  • Free Wi-Fi in all sleeping rooms
  • Free access to fitness center
  • Free access to pools
  • Free daily newspaper
  • Free bottled water every day
  • Relâche Spa & Salon discounts: 20% off spa services (massage, facials & body treatments) 50-minute services or longer; 10% off salon services (hair & nails) 50-minute services or longer
  • Parking for NIRSA guests is at discounted rate of $13 per day

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, Florida 34746

  • Reservations are available to all conference registrants through your confirmation email. Conference registration opens December 1, 2015.
  • If you registered for conference but did not receive a confirmation — or if you are having trouble locating it — please contact NIRSA Billing Coordinator, Rachel Hart.
NIRSA Member Discounts

About the Gaylord Palms

Experience all the wonder and enchantment of the Sunshine State at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

The hotel’s extraordinary service and superior amenities are conveniently located in the greater Orlando area – less than ten minutes from the main gates of Disney®.

The majestic resort spans over 63 acres and celebrates Florida’s history, culture and natural beauty in both architectural style and landscape design.

The extravagant South Beach pool, Cypress Springs Family Fun Water Park, luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space allows you to accomplish all your getaway desires without having to leave our resort.

For more information about Kissimmee please visit

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Travel details

By Air

If you are flying, you have two choices of airports, Orlando International Airport (MCO) or Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

By Train

If you are traveling by train there is an Amtrak Station in Kissimmee.

By Taxi, Car and Shuttle

A taxi will cost around $50 each way from MCO.

Gaylord Palms partners with Mears Transportation for 24-hour shuttle service.  To secure your reservation and receive a price quote call the 24-hour reservations line at 407-423-5566.

SuperShuttle offers service between both airports and the Gaylord palms. Please check their website for prices and options and non stop and group transfers are available.

Uber and Lyft are available in Orlando and Kissimmee.

Looking for a roommate?

Are you looking to share a hotel room with someone at the upcoming NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo? We have a solution for you!

Once you have registered for the conference, you’re automatically added to the 2016 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition community on NIRSA Connect. There you can post or view inquiries for room sharing in the discussion forum.

NIRSA 2016 CONNECT Community