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Avanti International Resort
Ranked #83 of 341 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Avanti Resort. The hotel was in the perfect location, near shops, restaurants, and the parks. We visit Orlando every year and we will be booking with this hotel again next year. Ignore the negative reviews that have been posted. The beds were extremely comfortable and the rooms were very clean.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Shawn L
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Shawn, we can’t thank you enough for the terrific review! We are glad that our comfortable rooms along with our perfect location contributed to a great stay. It is very rewarding to hear that you will return to stay with us next year. Next time you book with us, please remember that we offer a best rate guarantee. This means that if you find a lower rate than what is available on our website, we will beat it by 10%! Please feel free to contact our reservations department at avantiResort@phmemail.com for more information. Thank you once again for choosing our resort and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

I stayed at the hotel while attending a meeting at the convention center. This wasn't the luxury hotel I am used to, but the staff were outstanding and the room met my every need. The room was clean and well organized, and service was outstanding. The tile floor seemed a little odd, but with sand around the pool, it made perfect sense. Additional lighting was provided so I could complete paper work at the desk; the new refrigerator in my room was humming, so it was cheerfully replaced within the hour. I didn't get to use the pool but it looked lovely, and there were happy people in the pool and playing volleyball whenever I walked by. Interesting restaurants and the convention center were an easy walk, and taxis were always available to get to meetings at distant hotels. I would definitely recommend this, especially for a family!

Room Tip: There is a freeway behind the hotel --so I asked to be near the pool. I am a light sleeper and I sle...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Kathy D
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Kathy, we are so grateful for your recommendation! We are pleased to learn that our rooms met your every need. We appreciate your comments regarding all of the activity around our lovely pool, hopefully you will have the chance to unwind in the water next time you visit us. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed the variety of dining options available within steps of our resort. These convenient options, along with our own Avanti Bar & Grille, making finding a delicious meal very simple. It means a lot to us that you had a great stay and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel for a week and can't wait to visit again! The room was nice, clean and staff very helpful and friendly. Loved the pool and hot tub! The people at Avanti helped make it a great vacation! Can't thank them enough!!

Room Tip: We really enjoyed our stay only issue was there wasn't a close outlet to the bed to plug in devi...
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Debbie, we are so thrilled that you and your daughter had an awesome week stay with us! It is so rewarding to hear that the superb guest service you experienced from our team made it a great vacation. We can’t wait to have you and your daughter back as our guests as well! We look forward to your next family escape to Orlando!

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Ignore any bad reviews you get about this hotel! My 14 night stay was amazing. we stayed in room 4311 and enjoyed the entire time we were there. the guys on the front desk were a great help and an asset to the hotel. We used the pool and bar and they were constantly clean and tidy.

the room was cleaned everyday, always brush and new towels given. the only thing I could say was that the a/c made a sort of gushing water noise when left on. kept waking me up

would definitely stay again, we recommend this hotel to everybody !

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Hannah93_19
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Hannah, we are so grateful for your fantastic review! It is so great to hear that you had an amazing 14 night stay with us. Thank you so much for complimenting our Front Office team for the excellent service you received. We are also pleased that you had an enjoyable time by our beautiful pool area. On behalf of our entire team, we would like to thank you for choosing our resort and for recommending us. We are so happy to learn that you will definitely stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next holiday to Orlando!

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We stayed at the Avanti just one night after arriving in Orlando a day earlier than we could get into our Disney resort. We really enjoyed our brief stay at the Avanti and would recommend it to anyone visiting Orlando.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. When I asked about getting a room facing the pool we were upgraded at no charge. The pool itself was impressive and was the reason I’d selected this hotel in the first place. It’s huge, with distinct areas for adults, children and families, with a deeper section right by the bar. The “kids section” is dominated by a splash park feature and a zero depth entry area. A big portion of the pool is 3 feet deep which makes it great for kids. My daughter declared it “the best pool ever.” It was heated to a nice temperature too, which made swimming early in the morning an option. There also was a nice sized hot tub. There was a sand play area and a sand volleyball court as well.

We didn’t eat at the poolside café, but I did check out the menu and there were a lot of options at reasonable (for hotel food) costs.

The rooms themselves were nothing fancy, but were spacious enough. Our room on the second floor had laminate hardwood floors, a small refrigerator, its own dehumidifier, a nice TV, etc. It was comfortable for the price. I do recommend requesting a poolside room, as the back of at least one of the buildings of the hotel is right on top of the highway.

Location was great, with virtually any type of food you could ask for within walking distance. We decided on Tony Roma’s and the concierge gave us a $5 off coupon. There also was seafood, steaks and fastfood in the immediate vicinity.

We didn’t use the shuttles, but the hotel advertised shuttle service to all the parks.

We would definitely stay here again in the future and would consider it for a much longer stay if we weren’t staying in a Disney property. We’ve already recommended the Avanti to others.

Room Tip: Request a poolside room.
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5  Thank Need2TravelMuchMore
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

We are so thankful for the stellar review! We are so thrilled that you and your family enjoyed our beautiful pool area. There is nothing better than knowing that you and your family had a fun and relaxing time by our pool. It means a lot to us that your daughter loved our pool so much that she even declared it as the best pool ever!

Thank you for describing the great features of our rooms. We are so glad that you enjoyed all the great dining options available within walking distance to our resort. We hope that you and your family had a fabulous time at the Disney parks as well. We can’t thank you enough for staying with us and for recommending us. It was our pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for a longer stay!

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Reviewed 21 May 2014

The hotel was clean and well presented with the vast majority of staff keen to assist and friendly to speak with. Close to all major attractions / trolley / bus stops / restaurants and surrounded by a million things to see and do - its location in the centre of International drive meant we were never more than a walk away from all the fun Orlando has to offer (which is plenty!)

The first flaw however was housekeeping, which sonly occurred three times in an 8 night stay due to the completely arbitrary way it is timed. One day we had a knock on the door at 11.00am and other the room wasn't cleaned until 6.00pm - this made things extremely uncomfortable as we had no real idea when we could expect to return to a clean room or when we were going to be interrupted and turned out to the common areas whilst the room was cleaned.

The 2nd was the amazingly unhelpful concierge who didn't seem to know that she was in orlando or the hospitality industry in general. Every question we asked was met with a terse "I don't know" or confusion. A quick check on the computer in front of her could've answered any questions we had about local buses / attractions and services but this was seemingly an extra step she wasn't willing to take.

Overall we were very satisfied with the Avanti and would recommend staying there however be prepared to play a rousing game of "Is the Room Serviced Yet??" Whenever returning from a day out - sometimes you win but most times you'll loose out.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Marty L
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2014

Marty, thank you for sharing your thoughts with the TripAdvisor community. You are absolutely right, we are located in the middle of all the action on International drive. Indeed, there are so many fun activities within walking distance from our resort. It is also nice to know that you found the majority of our team to be friendly and attentive. We are disappointed to learn that your experience with our housekeeping and concierge team was not up to our usual high level of service. We would like to offer our sincere apologies that the timing of housekeeping service was not convenient to you. We greatly appreciate your feedback and we will be addressing your concern with our team. We are also sorry that you felt that our concierge was not as helpful as we would have hoped. Nevertheless, we are so delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us. Thank you for recommending us and we hope to welcome you for your next vacation to Orlando!

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Avanti Resort was an excellent choice. I will return in the future and recommend family members to stay there. It was a clean resort and the staff was professional and always willing to assist. Our room was facing the pool and it was great especially at night time when we wanted to enjoy the breeze. The rooms were excellent no complaints and the best was that they did not have rugs. The rooms are kept in great condition and they smelled great. I have to say that we could not beat the price. Love the fact that we did not have to pay so much for parking or Wi-Fi service. We will give the pool area an A+. Love it, love it!! The bar area and good were also great. Great restaurants and stores within the area.

Room Tip: I prefer the rooms facing the pool.
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1  Thank Miriam P
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Miriam, thank you for your fantastic review! We are so happy to learn that you loved your stay with us. It is fabulous to hear that you enjoyed the nice breeze at night. We are so pleased that the excellent value along with the terrific guest service you received from our team has contributed to a memorable stay. There is nothing more rewarding than to hear that you will stay with us again! We can’t thank you enough for recommending us. We look forward to your next visit to Orlando!

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Address: 8738 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819-9317
Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#55 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#55 Business Hotel in Orlando
#63 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range: £62 - £154 (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
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Best Western International Drive
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