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.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (371)
  • Very good (137)
  • Average (92)
  • Poor (64)
  • Terrible (108)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great bartender

Jan 24, 2020 jellipong

Always go to the bar if Elijah is in he's one of the best bartenders I've ever encountered, great service from Elijah, otherwise average/below average hotel, but Elijah brought the experience up a notch. Thank you so much!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, still under renovation, but coming along.

Jan 21, 2020 Bill B Saint Louis, Missouri

This is a great location, right in the heart of the Disney bubble. Many restaurants and such walk-able or a short car trip away. The property itself is very nice and clean. The newer buildings are above board. The lobby and pool area were excellent. The Tower (where we stayed) was quite nice with the beautiful court yard. They are under a… Read more
This is a great location, right in the heart of the Disney bubble. Many restaurants and such walk-able or a short car trip away. The property itself is very nice and clean. The newer buildings are above board. The lobby and pool area were excellent. The Tower (where we stayed) was quite nice with the beautiful court yard. They are under a major renovation which means there might be construction dust/debris on occasion. Our room, on the 5th floor, was basically clean. The floors had a bit of dust/etc., but attributed to the renovations on the 10-12th floors. The beds were ULTRA comfortable, plenty of hot water, the Aircon was very responsive. The TV and furnishings were appropriate. Storage space might have been a minimum, however, it's not a condo or timeshare with ample space. The staff were all gracious and courteous. Call out to Ken at the patio bar. The snack/shop was well stocked and the grill was great! Yes, I'd have liked to have had a real plate when dining in, rather than the plastic to-go container. The BEST item on the menu is the quesadilla with chicken. The chicken was spiced just right and made the entire item one of the tastiest I've had. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lost our luggage

Jan 15, 2020 susanne_huckle Romford, United Kingdom

We stayed at the hotel in November 2019 on the day we were leaving we deposited our two suitcases in the hotel secure storeroom and were given a receipt. When our transport arrived to take us to the airport we went to collect our cases but our suitcases where missing. The front desk were of no help. As we could not miss our flights we had to… Read more
We stayed at the hotel in November 2019 on the day we were leaving we deposited our two suitcases in the hotel secure storeroom and were given a receipt. When our transport arrived to take us to the airport we went to collect our cases but our suitcases where missing. The front desk were of no help. As we could not miss our flights we had to return to UK without luggage. When we arrived home I had a missed text from a guest who had been staying at the hotel for a week before going on a cruise to say that they discovered they had our cases with the rest of their parties at Port Canaveral and had no choice but to leave them at the port. Of course they have never been seen since. The Manager told me that the bellman had seen the guest take them. How is that possible without showing the receipt? What sort of system is this? I asked for the CCTV to be viewed and was told that fro November until today January it is not working. The manager Ricardo told me this has never happened before. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Avoid

Jan 14, 2020 herm1134 Benton Harbor, Michigan

I gave the hotel an opportunity to make this right but unfortunately they didn't. I arrived New Year's eve early and my room was not available. The only thing I had on me was a backpack so asked to leave it with the front desk crew. A gentleman by the name of Ricardo allowed me to leave my backpack in their baggage check room as I left to wait for… Read more
I gave the hotel an opportunity to make this right but unfortunately they didn't. I arrived New Year's eve early and my room was not available. The only thing I had on me was a backpack so asked to leave it with the front desk crew. A gentleman by the name of Ricardo allowed me to leave my backpack in their baggage check room as I left to wait for my other guest to arrive. Shortly after I decided I did not want to carry as much cash as I had on me so asked him to retrieve the backpack. He met me at the door and stood over me and watched while I placed cash and keys in the backpack. 20 minutes later, after talking to friends, decided I would bring my backpack with me to Universal and keep it in their vehicle. Again it was Ricardo who gathered my bag and provided it to me. When I got to the park I realized there was $100 missing from my backpack. I thought about letting it go but on January 2nd sent a message via Facebook messenger and advised on what happened. They responded that they would send it to the property to address. On the 3rd I got an email from Ricardo that he was responsible for investigating the matter. So, the gentleman who handled my backpack, who witnessed me place money in my backpack, is now investigating whether or not money was taken. Understanding that it may not have been him emailed back that I looked forward to the findings from the investigation. Well, after 8 days I realized the complaint was simply going to be ignored because he never responded. I sent a message back to the Facebook messenger and they directed me to Hilly Adler the General Manager. I forwarded the email string and advised on what had happened and at that this point had not received a response on what was found. His response, "I apologize that this issue has not been resolved to your liking. At this time, we are unable to prove that anyone actually went into your bag. With out any poof, we are unable to move forward with any restitution. Please accept my apology." I emailed back asking how they knew and if that was based on video evidence or on the feedback of the individual responsible for the investigation, the same one who was handling my baggage. His response? "At this time we have to conclude our conversation. We don’t even know if the money was actually in the backpack. My team has never had any issues or concerns that I need to confront." Well, I can tell you they did know as he watched me put it in the backpack. Secondly, a response of I've never had problems in the past so there obviously can't be problems now is an unfortunate response from a General Manager. It was never about the money but instead knowing that the location would do their due diligence and look out for future guests. This is not the case here. Seems the way they manage consumer concerns is to ignore first and if it continues to deflect. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not bad!

Jan 13, 2020 Voyager782410 Carmel, New York

I wanted to write an honest review since most reviews about this place are negative. Listen people, most of the time you get what you pay for. You can’t spend less than $100 per night and expect a 4-5 star resort. That being said I do believe the negative reviews about this place are harsh and had me feeling very nervous prior to our stay. We… Read more
I wanted to write an honest review since most reviews about this place are negative. Listen people, most of the time you get what you pay for. You can’t spend less than $100 per night and expect a 4-5 star resort. That being said I do believe the negative reviews about this place are harsh and had me feeling very nervous prior to our stay. We traveled in January as a family of 3 (which included my 2 year old son). We were taking a quick 4 day vacation away from the cold of NY. Booked the Avanti Palms using Groupon. Paid around $235 for 3 nights! Hotel was not busy at all, I’m sure that added to our experience in a positive way. The grounds are very nice. No complaints there. Lobby and bar areas are clean and modern. There is a small cafe/convenience store that is cute and met our needs. Serving Starbucks coffee. Game room for the kids was clean, fun and reasonable at $1.00 per game. The pool area was excellent for my 2 year old. Water fountains and shallow water made for hours of fun. Decent sized sand area for the kids to play as well. Towels are provided by the pool which is great. The rooms are probably what bring this place down. We stayed in building 2 on the second floor overlooking the pool. Great location. The rooms are updated, but you can tell they are covering up a very dated building. Sheets and towels are clean but no attention given to weather or not they are stained or warn looking. The second day housekeeping was unable to clean our room because our son was napping. The lady said she would return, but never did. That left us with a mess of a room and no towels left to shower that evening. Reported to the front desk and we did have towels and sheets delivered promptly to our room, but no consolation was offered. Maybe a voucher for food or something for our inconvenience. Overall you will enjoy your stay if you have realistic expectations. Location is great as International Drive is jam packed with things to do and restaurants galore. Don’t even need to rent a car as almost everything you need is walking distance and there is a convenient trolly that runs up and down I-Drive. This place has potential. Rooms/corridors need to be spruced up like the lobby and pool area and this place can be great. We enjoyed our stay and would consider returning in the future. Read less