Pool Avanti resort

Avanti resort Orlando

Florida is fun! Nice weather, great attractions and beautiful nature parks… We booked a vacation in the Avanti resort in Orlando. Read our review for more tips.

Avanti Resort

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world. And in the middle of this roller coaster walhalla, on International Drive, you can find the Avanti resort. At first sight the Avanti resort looks like a typical American motel. You know, the kind where you suspect that several serial killers are hiding… But appearances are deceptive in this case. Because Avanti transformed this hotel to a beautiful resort with lots of amenities, and a great value!

Lobby Avanti resort

Avanti resort entrance


America is big, really big. So be sure that you don’t underestimate the distance between cities and attractions. That’s why location is so important when choosing a hotel in Orlando. We advice everyone to rent a car during your stay in Orlando. For those who don’t get a car, Avanti resort offers free shuttles to the Disney and Universal theme parks. The service is included in your nightly resort fee. Avanti is also located right in the middle of International drive, where a lot of attractions and restaurants are located. So you can take short trips on your own without wheels.

Just steps away from the Avanti resort you can find Idrive360, a brand new complex with the Orlando Eye as the main attraction. Our tip for a romantic evening? Enjoy a nice dinner with you loved one in one of the restaurants on International Drive, then take him or her on a ride in the Orlando Eye just before sunset. The ride takes about 25 minutes, so a little timing is necessary for that perfect sunset picture you want. The capsules are air conditoned and have romantic onboard music. Don’t miss this one! After sunset you can grab some drinks in the cowgirls rockbar or visit Sealife and Madame Tussaud’s.

Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye, day & night


Avanti resort has a great location. But another highlight of our stay was the amazing tropical garden in the center of the resort. Fully enclosed by 4 buildings, there’s a pool surrounded by palm trees and spraying fountains. You can get sandy on the white beach and play some volleybal with other resort guests. Or late at night, when the kids are asleep, you can relax in the jacuzzi, underneath the stars. The pool bar offers tasty drinks and food, on mother’s day they had some delicious mimosa’s, perfect for cooling down in the hot Florida sunshine.

Avanti pool by night

Poolview by night

Breakfast is not inluded in your room rate. Avanti does offer Starbucks products and pastry in the lobby. International Drive has a lot of restaurants where you can enjoy a full breakfast. We recommend Perkin’s, our favorite.

Lobby Avanti resort

The lobby


Avanti has 4 buildings with more than 600 rooms, all built around the central pool. The rooms and suites are contemporary. We advice you to book a pool-side room. Other rooms may experience some noise from the interstate. And why not spoil yourself (you’re on vacation right?) and book a jacuzzi or a executive suite? We had a wonderful stay in our jacuzzi suite with direct pool acces, and of course a big jacuzzi next to our king size bed.

All the rooms have a beautiful design, free high-speed wifi acces and a flat screen TV. Of course there’s a safe, a refrigerator and a micro wave oven. Perfect for some late night snacks and refreshments.

Jacuzzi suite Avanti resort

Jacuzzi suite


Avanti is a great value resort. Rooms rates start from 109 dollars/night. Not too bad considering the amenities and the hotel’s location. Check the website for early booking discounts, sometimes up to 40%. Normally we never book through a travel agency. We prefer booking directly and try to collect as many hotelpoints or airmiles as possible. This time the travel agency offered us a rate of 600 dollars per person for 1 week, flights incuded. An offer we couldn’t refuse.

Avanti pool

Alligators in the Avanti pool

sunrise Avanti resort

Sunrise @ Avanti


We had a great vacation in the Avanti resort. Especially the beautiful pool and the excellent location were a plus for us. Avanti offers some great rates and make sure that you check out their promotions. The excellent service is the icing on the cake. Avanti!


Check the Avanti Resort website for more information, offers and pictures.

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