Avanti Palms

International Drive, Orlando

Virgin rating

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

  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Free Parking
  • Free transport to theme parks
  • Games Room
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Restaurant

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 are located in the Garden building and have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Accessible room available with features including lowered counters and wide doors, emergency strobe light and strobe light smoke detector and accessible bathrooms (subject to availability).

Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort (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 night (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 4 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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very basic, cheap but cheerful

May 22, 2022 279RebeccaW York, United Kingdom

There seem to be 2 sides to this hotel, the tower block with rooms (I assume are more modern) and the older blocks to the left of the pool. I stayed here with a friend for 2 weeks in May 2022 and we were placed in block 4 which I got the feeling it was a older room that could maybe do with some rejuvenating. The rooms were clean and safe with 2… Read more
There seem to be 2 sides to this hotel, the tower block with rooms (I assume are more modern) and the older blocks to the left of the pool. I stayed here with a friend for 2 weeks in May 2022 and we were placed in block 4 which I got the feeling it was a older room that could maybe do with some rejuvenating. The rooms were clean and safe with 2 nice big beds and a large mirror in the bathroom to get ready on a morning and a fridge and microwave. Upon check in we were told that housekeeping would only come if we called them in advance but they seemed to come along everyday anyway without us asking so I’m not sure where we were told to call prior. There was a deposit to pay upon checkin (along with a resort fee) but this seems common place in most Orlando hotels. There are free shuttles to universal and a shuttle that takes you to Hollywood studios and the transportation / ticket Center at Disney. You have to be up early as the woman is at her desk at 7am so you need to be on time to book the shuttle before it gets full, I used the shuttle service a few times but I found using Uber / Lyft most of the time was quicker and more convenient when I wanted to go to the other Disney parks and didn’t want to spend an hour getting there. The hotel is very close to universal which is great but if you’re planning on only going to Disney I’d maybe stay at a hotel a bit closer as the prices for Ubers can be expensive! Breakfast wasn’t included but there was a nice quick service that had lots of options for breakfast and lunch / dinner, I ate there quite a lot and although it was expensive it was handy to have so close by and the food quality was good with a good selection of cold drinks and snacks. The view from the room was a literal demolition site, they must be knocking a building down that’s next door but as I was out most of the day I didn’t really hear much noise. We had quite noisy next door neighbours but this isn’t the hotels fault and it didn’t effect my sleep. The air-con was very loud and clunky in the room and I hope that when the rooms are eventually re decorated that the AC units would be too as it was quite hard to sleep with the noise sometimes. The bathroom was small with a bath / shower and the bathroom door didn’t close very well and seemed to be falling apart but it didn’t effect us getting ready and again the bathrooms could do with a lick of paint and a few touch ups! Overall it is a cheap (ish) resort that’s very basic but it’s clean and safe and in a handy location for theme parks lovers. Compared to the prices of other hotels nearer to Disney this had some good deals. If you’re after luxury I wouldn’t recommend but if you are coming to Orlando to explore the area and won’t be in the room much then I’d highly recommend as a good place to sleep and get ready! Read less
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May 22, 2022 A4440YKstephaniea

Elijah was so friendly and had a wonderful vibe. He remembered me and my husband each day of the trip and greeted us promptly. Great service, great drinks, fast food service. What more can someone ask for in a bartender!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing stay

May 22, 2022 chelseat787

Lovely holiday and fab service from Elijah at the pool bar, very friendly and nothing is to much for him! Very hard working man, the pool is fab for the kids and have a shallow end so they can just go in and out! Disney parks are amazing and magical which the hotel have a free shuttle bus to take and pick up!! Would definitely recommend and will… Read more
Lovely holiday and fab service from Elijah at the pool bar, very friendly and nothing is to much for him! Very hard working man, the pool is fab for the kids and have a shallow end so they can just go in and out! Disney parks are amazing and magical which the hotel have a free shuttle bus to take and pick up!! Would definitely recommend and will be returning in the near future Read less
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May 21, 2022 Gj140700

My 5th time coming to Florida and this is by far the worst hotel I’ve ever ever stayed in! Do not waste your money, stay anywhere from the big McDonald’s up towards pointe Orlando to enjoy your holiday. The lobby, cafe and pool area may be advertised to look nice but as for the rooms… they are I arrived at the resort on Sunday and we are… Read more
My 5th time coming to Florida and this is by far the worst hotel I’ve ever ever stayed in! Do not waste your money, stay anywhere from the big McDonald’s up towards pointe Orlando to enjoy your holiday. The lobby, cafe and pool area may be advertised to look nice but as for the rooms… they are I arrived at the resort on Sunday and we are absolutely disgusted at the Avanti Palms. We have already had to move rooms and we are still unhappy with the rooms which are unkempt dirty and have holes in the wall by the window. There was no one on Sunday to book any Disney transport with and when we have tried to book this morning it’s full ( not our fault as we arrived Sunday) ! We were hit with charges on sunday over £600 for two rooms and can’t access the services advertised such as Disney transport which is what we paid resort fees for! We have had to pay £100 refundable deposit which was not stated at this hotel per room also! We have stuck this hotel out after having better days in the park but coming back to dirty rooms I’ll be honest really disturbs your sleep, especially when you find cockroaches and crickets in your bedroom! The hotel stinks of weed and is full of gangs of people hanging around the rooms, the rails are wobbly and children like to play knock a door dash when you are trying to sleep. The wifi barely works and everything is just awful, there was one nice guy on reception and a lovely girl at the pool bar but apart from those guys the service was shocking. I called Virgin our airline and they had also had complaints from four other families regarding this hotel. When we were complaining at the desk there were just people complaining constantly around me. I have been asking for a hair dryer and ironing board for three days and we still don’t have despite asking numerous times. Yesterday it go to 15:35 and our rooms still hadn’t been cleaned, nor had our bins been emptied nor had we been given clean towels. We were given a sheet of paper saying that our room will have a full clean every FOUR DAYS, and other than that we will have a refresh? I complained about my floor being disgustingly dirty, and the lady on reception said she would send someone to clean this. I arrived back after a full day at the park to find the same . Please pay a little more and don’t stay here! We are a family of four and have had nothing but hassle, decided to come here for a change but instead today we are returning to the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando which is our usual stay to continue our holiday. Honestly stay elsewhere! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elijah was a great bartender

May 21, 2022 I1716BHleem

I loved his service. He's a very nice guy. Made me feel at home. He made me want to come back to Orlando next week lol the kids enjoyed the pool we loved it here wish we never had to leave. We will be revisiting thanks too Elijah