. As a family we are very familiar with four and five star hotels and this was definitely not a four star rating. It is best described as a motel. Its only redeeming features are its location for restaurants and the parks and its swimming pool area, but not the café or bar.
The Avanti is exceedingly noisy 24/7, as it is right by the motorway. The walls are paper thin so that you can hear everything that is happening next door and it is filthy. In the two weeks we stayed there the floors were not cleaned once. Indeed we were told we would have to pay for such a service. Our experience was worsened by one of the maids throwing away some of our property, which was on top of our suitcase, which meant that my husband spent a good hour one evening in a dumpster trying to find the items thrown. Luckily my daughter’s precious photographs of Winter, the dolphin from Clearwater were found in the dumpster. The night manager Ryan Ditel was involved in aiding us. On leaving the Avanti we were told that we owed them more money. My husband refused as everything has been paid up front by Thomsons. WE have asked Thomson to downgrade this hotel. I have never seen such filth in a so called 4* establishment!!
- 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