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The Avenue Hotel Lakeland

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3405 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lakeland-South)
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Ranked #22 of 32 hotels in Lakeland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013
kdragnfli Savannah, Georgia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mulberry, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel is closed and going to be torn down soon! The lobby had leaks that would flood the entire area and the buildings had mold in the walls that could make you sick. Also the management was very unprofessional and really didn't care about the guests needs. I'm glad it's closed it was really a waste of people's money!

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Savannah, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
11 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This hotel was exactly what I paid for-cheap. The bed was comfortable and clean-I did sleep well-there was plenty of hot water-and a fridge (nice touch). BUT, the room was outdated, the wallpaper was, well...wallpaper. No elevator at this place and no restaurant on site. Open hallways, so not very secure feeling-especially when the maid opened our door hours before... More

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Stephanie D, General Manager at The Avenue Hotel Lakeland, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at our hotel. On behalf of our staff, we strive to improve our services for all of our guests. In doing so we will carefully review your constructive feedback to ensure a better experience for all future stays with us. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you... More

St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I booked a room in this hotel and I completely regret it. First room, I requested non-smoking. Someone had smoked in there. They moved me to a second room, explaining that "we left the front door open until our maintenance man can get there because the lock doesn't work." As maintenance guy is fixing lock, I'm carrying my things inside... More

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Valley City, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Clean decent hotel in Lakeland. Hotel is aged but kept clean and in good repair. Many other hotels in area are very run down and unkept. Excellnt location. Many resturants very close and most within walking distance.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights and though there were positive aspects of the hotel, they were also some challenges. 1. The rooms were very clean. The cleaning staff kept the room very clean, and I was very impressed with not only how well they did cleaning the rooms, but they were always very pleasant and friendly. 2. I can't... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here two nights and it was a good hotel. Basic continential breakfast, freindly staff, easy in and out. Good location to restaurants and the highway but not ON THE highway!! Not a fancy place at all but clean and hard to beat for the price!!!

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south florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Was not impressed at all in this hotel. The manager Guilla was professional and a huge help in planning a trip there requiring 20 rooms. THere were no other hotels in the area that could accomodate us. once we arrived it was kinda downhill from there. Early check in fee, and a few other issues turned us off immediately. Rooms... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

So Just This Friday Past My Jrotc Drill Team Stayed A Night At This Hotel. The Cleanliness Was Good However, Laying In My Bed While Everyone Went To The Pool I Heard Banging On The Walls, My Cellphone Went Missing And Appeared In The Top Drawer, The Door Squeaked Everytime You Opened It And The Other Residents Were Inconsiderate And... More

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Tarpon Springs, FL
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I had made a reservation online, not realizing that it was nonrefundable. Nothing in the process leading up to confirmation was bolded or highlighted to this fact. I needed to cancel due to personal reasons of not being able to go and they would not cancel my reservation. That the computer would not let them, very unreasonable to the fact... More

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Stephanie D, General Manager at The Avenue Hotel Lakeland, responded to this review

Dear lisa3740 I am sorry to read that you were disappointed with the service received from The Avenue Hotel. We strive very diligently to make each guest experience the best possible. Our website offers many rates to choose from when making a reservation. One of the available rate options is an Advance Purchase rate. The Advance Purchase reservations are available... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have to say I was incredibly hesitant about staying here after reading the reviews. I was impressed at the cleanliness of my room (and I'm a bit of a clean freak..so, that says a lot), the bed was very comfortable, and the front desk staff was friendly. It is definitely a motel type though.. your room enters from the... More

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Address: 3405 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813 (Formerly Holiday Inn Lakeland-South)
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lakeland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Avenue Hotel Lakeland 3*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Lakeland South
Lakeland Holiday Inn

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Welcome to the Avenue Hotel Lakeland, your home away from home just minutes from dining, shopping and entertainment. An ideal Lakeland hotel choice for business and leisure travelers alike, relax and enjoy our excellent service, friendly staff, and amenities designed for your comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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