Lodge Assessment: IHG’s New Avid Lodge at Orlando Worldwide Airport MCO

Just a few weeks in the past, the parents at IHG invited me all the way down to Orlando to preview the debut of their latest resort addition to MCO and to be taught a bit extra about their new Avid motels model. The Avid at Orlando Worldwide Airport is a new-construction, 91-room resort that’s lower than two miles from the Orlando Worldwide Airport.

The resort neighbors the Vacation Inn Categorical at MCO, and a Cambria is within the strategy of being constructed subsequent door. The resort gives a free shuttle to/from the airport and close by eating places simply by requesting by calling.

The Avid at MCO not essentially family-focused, however is nice for brief stays – particularly for these getting in late and leaving early to begin your journey the subsequent day. Other than Disney and the amusement parks, Orlando can be an enormous hub for conventions and the cruise markets with its proximity to Port Canaveral.

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About Avid

IHG’s new Avid motels model is thoughtfully designed ship visitors the fundamentals completed exceptionally-well at an ideal worth. Every Avid resort contains a vibrant trendy design, welcoming open public areas, and visitor rooms particularly designed for good night time’s relaxation. The primary Avid resort opened in 2018 in Oklahoma, and now with the addition of the Avid at MCO, there are at the moment a complete of 10 areas throughout the US.

I picked up on quite a lot of small touches that transcend what you’d anticipate at a lower-mid scale resort and cleanliness is a first-rate focus. In actual fact, Avid stands by a “good assure”, which guarantees an ideal keep or your a reimbursement.

Nice Use of Factors

When it comes to IHG properties on the Orlando Worldwide Airport, the Avid resort at MCO is a superb use of factors – simply 20,000 factors per night time. I usually worth IHG factors at 1/2 cent every, in order that signifies that the 20,000 level redemption is price about ~$100 together with all taxes and charges.

It’s price stating that the Avid MCO is at the moment the most cost effective IHG redemption choice at MCO. As a comparability, the Vacation Inn Categorical subsequent door redeems for 30,000 IHG factors per night time.

Proper now, the IHG Premier Rewards Credit score Card is providing the highest-ever welcome bonus of 140,000 factors after spending $3,000 inside 3 months of account opening.

Talking of factors, Gold elite members will obtain 300 factors at examine in and Platinum/Spire elites have a selection of 500 factors or a water bottle and a bag of chip as a welcome amenity.

The Room

The room was primary, as I anticipated, particularly because the focus of the room is to sleep. Since Avid motels are designed for brief one-night stays, you gained’t discover a full closet or drawers in your room (as a result of let’s face it- you gained’t be unpacking).

I used to be delighted to see that there have been hardwood flooring as a substitute of carpets that extra time get grungy. All the things within the room was designed with cleanliness in thoughts, and I used to be advised that housekeeping should full an intensive 50-point guidelines earlier than the room is prepared for the subsequent visitor.

Every room and contains a soothing colour scheme and a comfy premium pillow prime mattress (actually, it’s the very same high-grade pillow prime mattress you’ll discover in IHG’s higher-end EVEN motels). There are each agency and delicate pillows on the platform mattress (which I appreciated as a result of meaning you may’t lose issues below the mattress), and there are many USB ports/retailers close to the mattress.

There may be an additionally a 55″ IHG Studio TV in each room that permits you to seamlessly join sensible gadgets to maintain up with your personal leisure/favourite exhibits/motion pictures along with the usual stay and cable TV programming.

I actually appreciated the sound-minimizing side of the room, and although I personally sleep greatest with shades open to permit pure daylight in, I do know many vacationers would admire that each room comes geared up with a full blackout shade for full darkness.

The lavatory was clear, shiny, and properly lit. I used to be grateful to see that there are not any bathtubs or bathe curtains which are generally present in lower-midscale motels. The bathe was giant with a squeaky-clean glass door, and as you’d already discover in lots of IHG properties, the shampoo, conditioner, and physique wash is within the type of bulk facilities (J.R. Watkins model).

The Foyer & Breakfast

Within the resort’s open foyer, you’ll discover giant home windows and a “working-at-a-cafe” vibe, particularly as a result of you may deal with your self to free freshly-brewed espresso and nonetheless or sparking water 24/7 on demand.

As one would possibly anticipate, there’s no devoted assembly area or on-property restaurant, however there’s market for fast grab-and-go snacks and drinks at truthful costs and a powerful health club with cutting-edge tools, which is a pleasant discover at a resort at this worth level.

Every morning, there’s free breakfasts for all visitors, no matter standing. The targeted breakfast providing contains a “grab-and-go” side of fruit, yogurts, cereal, oatmeal, granola bars, and so forth., in addition to a every day rotating scorching merchandise corresponding to a breakfast sandwich or egg scramble bowls.

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Backside Line

As frequent vacationers, we all know that how inconsistent a lower-mid scale or “worth” motels could possibly be. Avid particularly places the visitor on the forefront and guarantees to ship the “fundamentals” exceptionally properly – and so they did.

From a factors perspective, you may’t go unsuitable with redeeming simply 20,000 factors per night time all in for a fast and handy keep at Orlando’s Worldwide Airport.

Have you ever stayed at a Avid resort earlier than?

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