I would call my experience with the Avalon Lodge the best hotel experience I have had yet. The staff is excellent and the rooms are very comfortable and nice. When we arrived at the airport we realized we were going to be vary late coming in so we called the hotel to let them know and they were very understanding and held our room for us. Very happy with the room and had all the amenities listed. However the Wi-Fi would not connect with my iPad and the coffee Maker In the room did not make a good cup of coffee. I can't blame the hotel for the Wi-Fi it is more the providers fault then the hotel for having old equipment. In any case we just walked up two blocks to the nearest Starbucks to check email and Facebook. As for the coffee the front lobby always had a fresh pot Available so that wasn't a problem either.
We ended up eating more at the hotel then we did out at any restaurant. The hotel provided a wonderful breakfast of oatmeal yogurt and other Healthy items every morning which was a great plus. There was a mini fridge and a microwave in the room which we Made great use of. The staff was very nice to allow us to use their dishes and silverware for our dinners and lunches. In the afternoon they offered sangrias for the over 21 crowd to relax by the pool with. that was possibly one of my favorite parts.
The location was awesome you could walk two blocks one way and be on the main highway and close to The heavenly Village shops or roughly 2 blocks the other way and be right at the private beach on the lake. The private beach has a marina and a very nice little outdoor restaurant. The casinos were only about two blocks away however we did not visit And contribute.
We spent a very nice afternoon relaxing by the pool, And an evening relaxing in the hot tub. They do not use chlorine in their hot tub, This was very nice for me because I am very sensitive to the chlorine smell. All in all we had a wonderful time and plan to return to the Avalon Lodge very soon.