Avanti Resort

International Drive, Orlando

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 6404 reviews

The hotel

Set right at the heart of International Drive, the Avanti Resort has all the attractions and entertainment you could ask for. Not only are you right there for all the major theme parks, but you’ve also got movie theatres, restaurants galore, clubs and bars to cover the whole family’s entertainment. And you won’t be short of entertainment at the resort either, with an oversized pool, sandy man-made beach with sun terrace and loungers, state-of-the-art gym and a games room for the youngsters. After all that, you’ll need a good room to rest up in — fortunately the Avanti Resort has those too!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Close to Universal Orlando Resort
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Free transport to theme parks

Where is it

Centrally located on International Drive, close to shops, bars, restaurants and entertaiment.

Hotel information

652 rooms. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios® Florida and SeaWorld® Orlando (pre-booking 24-hours in advance essential and subject to availability). Complimentary self-parking.

Café and Marketplace (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Pool bar. Lobby Barista featuring Starbucks® coffee.

Swimming pool. Children's pool with fountains and waterfalls. Hot tub. Beach volleyball. Shuffleboard. Fitness centre. Games arcade*.

Concierge desk. Laundry facilities*. Room service*. Complimentary WiFi available throughout the property.

This hotel has a resort fee of $12 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - WiFi throughout the property - Scheduled theme park shutles - Self-parking - Unlimited local and 800-number phome calls - Use of fitness centre. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

Minimum stay 7 nights at all times.

*Dentoes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 4.0 Based on 6404 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating "Recently renovated means a recent 'facelift', that is all. Rooms are terrible."

Feb 19, 2019 twbloom Grand Rapids, Michigan

The location is great! Close to many restaurants and attractions. The common areas are nice, including the pool area and the pool bar/grill. If you want a nice-ish room, do NOT stay here! I checked into a king suite to find it very old, basic, and not clean. I figured, it was cheap, so I got what I paid for. Then I hardly slept the first… Read more
The location is great! Close to many restaurants and attractions. The common areas are nice, including the pool area and the pool bar/grill. If you want a nice-ish room, do NOT stay here! I checked into a king suite to find it very old, basic, and not clean. I figured, it was cheap, so I got what I paid for. Then I hardly slept the first night because the ac unit and the - dehumidifier unit? - both were super loud. The second night, I tried to go to bed a little early, but the bathroom ceiling over the shower started leaking, A LOT. I tried calling the front dest, but the one person staffing couldn't handle the volume. I went to the desk to speak with them personally. They sent their engineer, who didn't or couldn't do anything about it. The leaking had stopped and I asked them to come back in the am. The ceiling is soft, I could poke a hole in it with my hand if I wanted to - but I didn't. I guess it's a matter of time until it crashes in on someone when they shower? My point in all this is, this place may have had a facelift, but the structure is not renovated. It's a dump. Every time I was near the front desk, the manager was trying to appease upset guests. It was always a complaint about their room. If the deal looks too good to be true, it is! Read less
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Feb 19, 2019 Camille V

This hotel was located in the thick of International Drive. The staff were very nice and the rooms were comfortable and clean. Couldn't ask for more. This is the perfect place to baLance price and cleanliness which are 2 most important things to me when choosing a hotel.
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Feb 18, 2019 01Susan Moncton, Canada

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to a cruise. This is a value hotel and that is what you get. The room was smaller with basic furniture and the bathroom needed updating. However with that said the pool area is beautiful and you can’t beat the location on International Drive. The room was clean. If you are planning a stay with limited time in… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights prior to a cruise. This is a value hotel and that is what you get. The room was smaller with basic furniture and the bathroom needed updating. However with that said the pool area is beautiful and you can’t beat the location on International Drive. The room was clean. If you are planning a stay with limited time in the room for a few days I would recommend it, if you plan to spend a lot of time in the hotel room then I would recommend you increase your budget and stay elsewhere. For the money this hotel met our standards...but remember it isn’t a 5 star hotel. Read less
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Feb 18, 2019 tigerlily915

TLDR: First room smelled of cigarette smoke, second room of bleach, and my issues have not been resolved in about 2 hours. Currently typing this from outside my room, past midnight, because the manager hasn't shown up and I'm trying to air out the room. I arrived at the Avanti lobby at about 10:30 pm. There was a surprisingly long line to check… Read more
TLDR: First room smelled of cigarette smoke, second room of bleach, and my issues have not been resolved in about 2 hours. Currently typing this from outside my room, past midnight, because the manager hasn't shown up and I'm trying to air out the room. I arrived at the Avanti lobby at about 10:30 pm. There was a surprisingly long line to check in, and I should have known something was wrong with this place by the number of people who came in, asking to see the manager because something was wrong with their room... one woman was obviously distressed about the smell of her bathroom, another couple was distraught because the property had run out of cribs for their baby. At around 11:15 I got to my room, only to open the door and get overwhelmed by the smell of cigarette smoke. It was bad... I started getting a headache about 2 minutes in. I called the front desk and the man who answered said I must be mistaken because every room at Avanti is non-smoking. He also said they had no rooms to transfer me to, and said I had to wait for someone from housekeeping to come verify the smell before he would even look for alternative rooms for me. I waited for about 35 minutes. The smell was so bad, I had to wait outside my room - it was now approaching midnight after a long day of travel. The housekeeper finally came, walked 2 steps into the room and agreed, this room was uninhabitable and certainly had been smoked in. I got back on the phone with the front desk and within minutes was taken to another room. Unfortunately this new room smelled overwhelmingly of bleach/chlorine. The housekeeping woman was so kind and got her cleaning supplies to wash down the floors to minimize the powerful smell. I got on the phone again, asking to speak with the manager because this whole evening was absolutely terrible. He hasn't shown up, nearly 40 minutes later. I'm currently sitting outside my room, waiting for the manager while the bleach smell airs out - it's been almost 2 hours since I first walked into the lobby and I have yet to unpack. Read less
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Feb 16, 2019 Yousuck1515

Upon arrival we found that the room looked completely different from the pictures we looked at while booking. The front desk was extremely slow for check in and check out. 3 out of 5 nights we didn’t have enough towels in the room and every time the room was cleaned we seem to loose pillows from the beds. Rooms were very run down and beds were… Read more
Upon arrival we found that the room looked completely different from the pictures we looked at while booking. The front desk was extremely slow for check in and check out. 3 out of 5 nights we didn’t have enough towels in the room and every time the room was cleaned we seem to loose pillows from the beds. Rooms were very run down and beds were uncomfortable. The only plus was the pool and bar and restaurant. Pool area was nice and clean and the restaurant had decent food at a fair price each morning before we left for Disney World. Read less