Avanti Palms

International Drive, Orlando

The hotel

Having received a full renovation in 2017, the Avanti Palms offers guests contemporary accommodation with great views of the Orlando area. Sat right in the centre of International Drive, you’ll have your pick of how and where to spend your days in the Sunshine State. Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™ are your oyster, with free shuttles to take you there and back. With exceptional service, stylish surroundings and all the amenities you need to keep you comfortable while you’re there, your Florida holiday is all taken care of with the Avanti Palms Resort.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • No Smoking
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

5-minute drive to Universal Orlando Resort™ and 20 minutes to Walt Disney World Resort. Transfer time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

652 rooms on 14 floors in 6 buildings with 6 lifts. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, WiFi, coffee maker, mini-fridge and microwave, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Florida (pre-booking 24 hours in advance essential and subject to availability). I-RIDE Trolley stop outside hotel entrance.

Marketplace Café & Grill American-style restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Starbucks®️ coffee. Poolside Bar & Grill (light meals and drinks). Lobby Lounge & Bar (drinks and cocktails).

Freeform swimming pool. Children's splash pad. Whirlpool. 24-hour fitness centre. Beach area with volleyball.

Concierge. Complimentary WiFi. Gift shop. Coin or valet laundry*. Room service*.

This hotel has a resort fee of $12 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - WiFi access - Self-parking - Scheduled theme park shuttles. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Minimum stay 7 nights at all times.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a roll-away bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (555)
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Jul 22, 2021 matildao495

Don’t waste your time at this useless hotel. This is not a resort but a motel. My stay was disappointing, no one came to clean or give us towels. The didn’t have towels the one night. The room was dirty and the bed was uncomfortable. The pool area does not have a lifeguard. The outside was not clean. The elevators had a bad odor. The entire resort… Read more
Don’t waste your time at this useless hotel. This is not a resort but a motel. My stay was disappointing, no one came to clean or give us towels. The didn’t have towels the one night. The room was dirty and the bed was uncomfortable. The pool area does not have a lifeguard. The outside was not clean. The elevators had a bad odor. The entire resort needs to be deep cleaned. Absolutely the worst hotel I have ever stayed at.Overall, Terrible service & filthy hotel. Please look else where because this hotel is a waste of time. Read less
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Jul 22, 2021 Anniejbro

First it is more like a motel with exterior facing doors. No secured building for any of the interior rooms as the security lock to access the building is broken, so it is unlocked. Second the rooms were old and falling apart, the ceiling was bubbling and peeling. There were stains on the walls and ceiling. The pillows were flat as pancakes. I… Read more
First it is more like a motel with exterior facing doors. No secured building for any of the interior rooms as the security lock to access the building is broken, so it is unlocked. Second the rooms were old and falling apart, the ceiling was bubbling and peeling. There were stains on the walls and ceiling. The pillows were flat as pancakes. I asked for 4 new ones and received only 2 lumpy ones for my family of 4. The bathroom door wouldn’t close completely and there was no lock on the door. There was mold everywhere and to top it off there were only 3 towels. Housekeeping doesn’t come into your room to clean daily. So everyone puts their trash outside of their door. Now everyone must walk through a maze of bagged stinky garbage. This was supposed to be a non smoking room, it smelled like smoke. Not too mention the smell of marijuana being smoked on the property. Their was a large Starbucks sign inside the lobby near the cafe however there wasn’t a single Starbucks product by any means. Right next door to the property was an abandoned hotel with boarded up doors and broken windows and weeds as high as 3 feet. We left this hotel early and found a great hotel to spend the rest of our vacation at. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pool Bar( Elijah Bartender) 👍🏽 The man

Jul 21, 2021 Latoya W

Had a great time. Pool bartender was amazing. No pineapple juice the bartender blended up fresh pineapple to make me happy. However that should not have been pineapple juice should have been available. No pineapple juice 🤦🏽‍♀️ However his service was impeccable Elijah the bartender.
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Jul 20, 2021 Dream21209275775 New York City, New York

This place is terrible, old, rude staff switching off TV in lobby 2 min before end of NBA finals!!! Old buildings, even in « renovated rooms, the AC is super loud, carpeting is dirty, rooms are dirty, do not stay there, we had to switch hotel during our stay- that says it ALL! To avoid at all cost!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating NASTY MOTEL! Spend the extra money for CLEANLINESS & COMFORT.

Jul 20, 2021 HappilyLindsay

Filthy Motel not a "Resort"! Online PICS are NOT REALITY! -Floors dirty, I watched the housekeepers during my week stay. Never saw them with a mop! What I did see was a housekeeper with a stash of heavy soiled towels...Made me wonder if they were used as the MOP! -Rust through by bathroom. Rooms were never cleaned, had to go and get towels from… Read more
Filthy Motel not a "Resort"! Online PICS are NOT REALITY! -Floors dirty, I watched the housekeepers during my week stay. Never saw them with a mop! What I did see was a housekeeper with a stash of heavy soiled towels...Made me wonder if they were used as the MOP! -Rust through by bathroom. Rooms were never cleaned, had to go and get towels from front desk. Spider webs around window. -Bedding Dry rough sheets - Low lighting, I felt like I was camping in a dim cave. - Door hinges need to be replaced, which leads to having to slam the doors hard to get them to close... So be prepared to hear doors slamming all night. -The Tower smells moist like mildew. - Pool no towels and paid $12 resort fee for each night but no internet service. Staff gave the password for the staff internet, didn't work no service. Cell phone service did not work. - Between our group we had 5 different cell providers yet all our phones did not work. Don't bother paying more for a pool side "Garden Superior". Out of the 7 rooms total we had reserved, non of us received the pool side room we paid for! -Front Desk lacks personality but understandable considering they are working at a property that falsely advertised and has to work with so many mislead & disgruntled guests. -Chicken crumbs on base of desk chair. -Bath tub chipping needs resurfacing. -Lobby Bar never open -Not enough bell carts -Gap between floor and divider door is about 1.5 inches. YOU will hear your neighbors. I put a towel along the bottom to make sure no one could SEE us. RUN!! Avanti is a PRETENTIOUS resort. This place is 1 STAR MOTEL whose marketing team has prefected the BAIT & SWITCH marketing approach. $88 room+$12 resort fee= $100 + taxes... so go to a clean chain HOTEL that will cost same $100 with real working internet, clean rooms, breakfast and other amenties. Plus, the owner is operating under a chain name and will treat you better in order to keep a positive image of the brand. Our children were happy to leave what they called "this dump with hard sheets that made our skin feel dry!" We apologized to them for this experience & let them know we stayed there to be with our group and let them know we won't be doing that again. And yes, I was hesitant regarding staying here. They 2021 Trip Advisor a Award is what made me give this place a chance! Got me once but won't get me twice. Read less