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“Great Pool, Great Staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Avanti International Resort
Ranked #86 of 335 Hotels in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Vero Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Pool, Great Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We stayed at Avanti this past weekend, for a mini getaway to Seaworld before school starts. My girls (9 & 10) loved that the pool was open until midnight. The first night we were there we stayed until closing time, nice touch after you leave park around 9 and still have a few hours to play. We spent all morning at the pool on Sunday, kids loved the pool spent hours swimming with Sparkles (our new blow up Shamu, that is sold in the cafe). The rooms were clean and all staff was friendly. My husband and I were impressed that the front desk called to ask if our room was OK, and even gave us an option of what floor we would like to stay on. Hotel is in walking distance near restaurants. We will definitely be back soon! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Amy H
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Amy, thank you so much for making us a part of your weekend getaway! It sounds to us that your family had a fun time. We are pleased that you enjoyed relaxing by our beautiful pool after a long day at the park and it is great to know that your daughters loved spending time by our pool as well. We are delighted that you and your husband were impressed with the attentive service you received from our Front Office team. Your recognition means a lot to us and we are thrilled that you will be back to visit us. We appreciate your nice review and we look forward to your next stay at Avanti Resort!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

I stayed here for about a week during my vacation and was extremely happy with the hotel overall. My friend and I stayed in the king suite and absolutely loved it. The room was enormous and very clean. There was a microwave and fridge which is great if you plan on eating in. The room had a view of the pool which could get a little noisy at times. The staff was insanely friendly and were very helpful as well. Its located right on International drive so its easily accessible. Finding parking close to your room can get a little difficult if you come in too late but hey at least its free. To anyone with small children, this is a very family friendly hotel! The kids will love the pool area! For the price this hotel is more than worth it and I intend to stay here on my next trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ally L
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Ally, it means a lot to us that you were extremely happy with your stay at Avanti Resort! It is great to hear that you absolutely loved staying in our Premium Executive King Suites. We are glad that you found the refrigerator and microwave in our spacious Executive King Suites to be useful. Thank you for sharing how friendly and helpful our team was throughout your one week stay. Here at Avanti Resort, we pride ourselves in providing excellent guest service and it is wonderful to be recognized for that. We are happy that the great value you experienced has contributed to your decision to revisit us. Thank you again for the fantastic review and we look forward to your return!
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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed for five nights and had a nice experience. They remodeled an old motel and have tried to turn it into a resort-type place with a fancy name, but in the end, it's just a fairly decent motel. The location is pretty good...on a quieter area of I-drive, but still close to all the attractions. There are a million restaurants within walking distance. Parking was plentiful and close. The staff was friendly and somewhat efficient. The common areas are nice, the pool was great...clean and very warm. The kids enjoyed the snack bar, game room and sand volleyball court. There were plenty of teenagers and college kids around the pool in the evening with quite a party atmosphere, but security booted everyone out at 11:00 PM and it was quiet during the night. The room was average. The beds and linens were adequate, the TV was good, and the refrigerator was cold. The bathroom was small and dated, but acceptable. They have laminated floors in the rooms instead of carpet, which initially I thought was probably much more sanitary and easy to clean, but the kids kept tracking in sand from the pool area and made for quite a mess every day. Maid service was satisfactory. Considering the price and location, this was a very nice place to stay. Just don't be fooled into thinking you're getting a fancy Orlando resort for $75 a night. I would stay here again if we visited under similar circumstances. Normally, we stay at Disney and do all the parks, but this trip we decided to just visit Orlando and all the other things to do. It was an enjoyable trip and a nice change of pace from the hectic schedule of the parks. You could do much worse than the Avanti on I-drive.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank rps2967
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for choosing Avanti Resort and for sharing your nice experience! It sounds to us that you had a relaxing time with your family at our resort. We are pleased that our room amenities, great facilities, and excellent location contributed to an enjoyable stay. We appreciate you sharing how much your kids enjoyed the arcade-style game room and beach volleyball court. We are glad that our central location was perfect for your needs. You are absolutely right, there are countless of restaurants that are within walking distance from our resort. We hope that you had a wonderful time exploring all the great attractions that International Drive has to offer. We are thankful for your comments regarding the good value you received throughout your five night stay with us. We hope that you will visit us again when you return to Orlando!
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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

My wife and I were not expecting a whole lot. All we really needed was a nice place to sleep and hang out a little for our anniversary weekend. What we got was a whole lot more! This place was incredible for the price (even our friends who stayed at a similar priced place were jealous)!

1) The front desk people were incredible! I just mentioned it was our anniversary and we received an upgrade to a nicer room.

2) The room are nice and clean. There are laminate floors but it is nice with having the sandy resort area otherwise the sand would just build up in the carpet.

3) The center resort/pool area are awesome! Nice clean pool that is plenty big for everyone! Awesome sand volleyball area too. The prices at the pool bar are pretty decent and not all watered down or short shots!

4) The beds were comfortable and we had no complaint about noise!

Our only disappointment was the internet connection. It was pretty lousy and we wanted to shared our pictures with our friends on social media but we were not able to do it until we got home.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank daddyxl
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
We appreciate you staying with us as part of your anniversary weekend trip to Orlando! It is terrific to hear that we have exceeded your expectations. We are grateful for your compliments to our Front Office team for the superb service you received. Your kind words mean a lot to us as we strive to provide superb service to all of our guests. We are glad that you enjoyed our rooms and comfortable beds. Thank you for your awesome comments regarding our beautiful pool and beach volleyball area. We do apologize for your unusual experience with the Wi-Fi Internet access. In the future, please do not hesitate to let us know of your concern as it would be our pleasure to assist you with this. Thank you for your feedback and we will be sharing your comments with our team. We are thrilled that your stay at Avanti Resort was of an incredible value to you and we hope that this value will encourage you to visit us again!
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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

On our first ever trip to America, I stayed along with my husband and 2 daughters (15,17) for 14 nights. We chose the Avanti for the perfect location in I drive. The room was basic but roomy with 2 large comfy beds. The rooms were cleaned daily and towels changed every day. The room however need a bigger light in the middle of the room as we struggled with just a lamp and mirror light. We were located in the 3rd block on the top floor which we used the stairwell to access, this lets the hotel down as it looks a bit scruffy and wasn't as well kept as other parts of the hotel. You can experience a little road noise but we popped in some earplugs and fell asleep exhausted.
The pool location was lovely and we had a swim most nights coming home from the parks as the pool is always busy even at 11:00pm. Free towels at the pool is also a added bonus.
Staff on the front desk were polite and helpful at all times and always had a smile.
There are many resturants and shops within easy walking distance.
The shuttle service was good with very friendly drivers with lots of advice, the only thing that would improve this service would be to have a later shuttle available from disney parks (it is 9:45pm) and you would be unable to stay to watch the fireworks. We did stay for the magic kingdoms fireworks which is a must and paid $38 for a taxi.
Overall we had an enjoyable stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Avanti to others.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Helenep70
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Helen, we are honored that you chose to stay with us for your first family holiday to Florida! We are pleased that our rooms were spacious and comfortable throughout your fourteen night stay with us. We do apologize that the lighting in your room was not to your preferences. In the future, please do not hesitate to let us know of your needs as it would be our pleasure to have our Engineering team bring you additional lighting. Thank you for commenting on how friendly your interactions with our Front Office team were and please know that it was our pleasure to serve your family during your visit. It is great to hear that you had a lovely time relaxing by our beautiful pool area after a long day of activities. We are happy to have earned your recommendation based on your enjoyable stay at Avanti Resort. We hope that you will have the chance to revisit us in the near future!
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I had a quick overnight trip to Orlando and stayed here by chance. The customer service was wonderful. The room was quiet spacious and pleasant. The pool and jacuzzi were fantastic not crowded. If you forgot anything the store on sight had it! I would stay here again without a doubt.

R. Anderson

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Finnyranderson
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
We are happy that our spacious rooms, fantastic pool area, and wonderful guest service has contributed to a pleasant stay! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and it is rewarding to hear that you will stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next escape to Orlando!
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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

The prices is perfect, and it was clean the room, the pool area was perfect for my daughter, we enjoyed the hotel, just the wifi was little slow and I recomend this hotel :)
The location of the hotel is perfect

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank zuliar27
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Haping L, Guest Relations Manager at Avanti International Resort, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
We are delighted to hear that our beautiful pool area was perfect for your daughter. It is also terrific to know that your experience with our resort was of a great value to you. We really appreciate your excellent review and we look forward to having you and your daughter as our guests again!
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Property: Avanti International Resort
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:
#22 Best Value Hotel in Orlando
#55 Romantic Hotel in Orlando
#55 Business Hotel in Orlando
#63 Family Hotel in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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
Best Western Plaza International Drive
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