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Avanti International Resort
Ranked #84 of 341 Hotels in Orlando
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I recently stayed at the Avanti Resort for a week while attending the HiMSS Convention. The staff was great, The Front Desk and bell staff were johnny on the spot and very helpful with directions. As for the Garden Restaurant, there is a young man named Ronnie who is just a cut above, great customer service, ability to hold a conversation, one of those kind of young people that make a business man like my self say, I want to hire a person like that. To the the manager, Ronnie is a great asset to your hotel, to Ronnie, never stop smiling kid, God Bless. Vic from California. Hooah!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled that you received such exceptional service from our front desk and poolside Cafe! We value each and every one of our employees and will definitely make sure that your kind words are passed on. Thank you again for staying with us, we hope that you will consider visiting again when you return to the Orlando area.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

You have to understand that you're not staying at the Ritz or the Four Seasons, however, for the money this place is fantastic. It's an old Travelodge on International Drive which has been totally updated to feel like a boutique Hotel - the lobby in rooms are very modernist in appearance. The concierge at the front desk was very helpful and they have a kiosk where you can check in for your flight. Nyasha and Kelsey at the front desk were very helpful and didn't bat an eye when we asked for late checkout. The pool area was very cool and my son really liked the water attractions. The only negative is that we're on the side with I-4 which was a little noisy but inside the room you really didn't notice. I almost never give five's but considering the $70 rate all-in, this place is very nice.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed the modern decor of the resort as well as the friendly service that you received from our concierge and front desk teams. It is excellent that your son enjoyed the pool area. We do apologize that the Interstate caused some disturbance based on the location of your room, but we are glad that it was not a problem once in your room. We appreciate all of your comments and your review, we hope that you will come and stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

good location to restaurants and shuttle to amusement parks. OK rooms. Fabulous pool and poolside bar. Decent gym. Great barista (Starbucks!). Very knowledgeable and friendly bellman. unfortunately, our room got entered by a complete stranger on day #4 at 3 am with working keyfob (not one of ours!), and I was less than impressed with front desk responses to incident. And, housekeeping is terrible. We hardly ever had caffienated coffee in our room, sometimes didn't even have cups to drink with, and the floor was always dirty underfoot. The bed is hollow, and even setting your bag onto it will result in a "gong" noise that echoes. Our room was near the pool, so it was very noisy until 10pm every night, with music blaring. And internet surfing? Forget it! There is free WIFI, but you can't connect to it because the connection is so slow/low/bogged down with other guests. I could only use it early mornings during my gym workouts between 5-6:30 AM. After that it was near impossible.

Room Tip: corner rooms are shaded more.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Elizabeth, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. It is excellent to know that you enjoyed the location of our resort and the large pool area. Please know that the safety & security of our guests is our top priority. We work closely with our security company as well as law enforcement to ensure this safety. We also train employees in risk management practices.

We are sincerely sorry that your housekeeping experience was not up to our usual standards. The floors are cleaned daily as part of our housekeeping "refresh" and the coffee is to be replaced as well. We regret that this did not occur in your experience, we will be addressing this internally with our staff. We also apologize that the bed frame in your room made some noise. Our engineering team has a way to minimize this noise, so we will be sure that your room is addressed. We are also looking in to a permanent solution and anticipate this being addressed in the near future. Thank you for all of your feedback. Please know that we take these comments very seriously and will be addressing them internally as we work to continually provide our guests with a great experience. We hope that you will consider staying with us in the future.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed for 7 nights at this resort. The room were nice and big. The pool is great. The location is great for the money this is a very nice place to stay. I've stayed at disney value resorts for way more money and there rooms are smaller then this place. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Frank, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your 7 night stay with us.Thank you for mentioning how perfect the location is and that you felt our resort is a great value. We are so glad that you would return, we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We did a combination flight/hotel and we decided to stay at the Avanti, even with the mixed reviews I read. The stay for 8 days was perfect! Clean rooms, REALLY nice staff, REALLY nice pool area that all can enjoy, and "Hello" to Marc on the security staff!! Rooms were quiet and had good sound proofing, shuttles to Disneyworld and Universal Studios. Good café food and restaurants surround the hotel in either direction. Our little frig. went "kaput" 2nd day and they had a new one in the room within 3 hours. Perfect on and off to the freeway for Disney...need I say more!! DO IT!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

It's wonderful to know how perfect your stay was! Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us and for writing a review. It means so much to us that you experienced great service throughout your stay. Thanks for also mentioning how much you enjoyed the food served from our cafe. We hope that you will return to stay with us soon!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

My family stayed at the Avanti during a trip to the amusement parks in Orlando. This is a very large hotel complex in the heart of Orlando's International Drive. The rooms look like the typical rooms of your standard affordable hotel, with two beds, a dresser, a wardrobe, a desk, a sink, and a toilet/shower room. The floors are laminate, not carpet, which makes the rooms modern and clean (they DO clean the floors every day as part of regular housekeeping). The furniture is modern and the beds comfortable, although there is only one chair/room. The sink area is also modern and ample. However, the toilet/shower room was so small it felt like we needed to climb onto the toilet or into the shower to close the door. The walls were not smooth (it almost looked like popcorn ceiling), which made them look dingy. The shower curtain barely touched the edge of the tub, so taking a shower meant flooding the whole area. Despite those problems, the room was comfortable. Now, the two big pluses of this hotel are the common areas and the location. We only visited the pool/bar/cafe, and were quite impressed. The pool is large with a play area for the kids, a hot tub, and ample seating around the pool. There were also sand areas for play/lounging, a pool-side bar, a cafe, and a fitness room. The Universal Parks are a 5-min drive, and the Disney complex a 12-min drive from the hotel; there is a free shuttle service as well. I think that, if we visit Orlando again, we would stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: If you can request a room overlooking the pool, it is well worth it.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank M E
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Thank you for commenting on the modern features of the room that you enjoyed, including the flooring. Thank you for mentioning that you found it to be so comfortable. It is wonderful to hear that you were impressed with the pool area and the poolside bar and cafe. We are so glad that you plan to return, we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We had a few days for spring break and we picked this Resort. Great location walking distance to lots of places to eat.. Hubby and son went fishing during the day and I took the trolley located in front of resort shopping to outlet malls... Rooms were very clean and big... we will stay again..

Room Tip: we had building 1 in front of the pool
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Ana M
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Hayley C, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

Ana, thanks for the kind words! We are so glad that you chose to stay with us over your spring break. It is excellent to know that your family enjoyed the location as it was central to all that you had planned to do. We are so glad that you plan to stay again, we look forward to it!

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Additional Information about Avanti International Resort

Address: 8738 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-9317
Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#55 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#55 Business Hotel in Orlando
#63 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: $85 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avanti International Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 652
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
After a total renovation, the Avanti Resort is a shining beacon in the heart of activity and dining options on International Drive. This new resort features 652 renovated, comfortable, and contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, as well as a safe. The oversized pool complex features a kids water play area, beach volleyball, and shuffleboard court. Enjoy casual dining and beverage options without leaving the resort at the Avanti Pool Bar & Grille, along with property-wide WiFi. Avanti is located within walking distance of a variety of dining and shopping, and only a short ride on our shuttle away from major theme park attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites International Drive Hotel Orlando
Econo Lodge Inn And Suites International Drive
Econolodge Hotel Orlando
Best Western International Drive
Best Western Plaza International Drive
Econo Lodge Orlando
Best Western Plaza Orlando
Orlando Econo Lodge
Best Western Plaza International Orlando

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