Avalon Waterfront Inns

2 stars
View map of 521 North Ft. Lauderdale Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
1.8
out of 5
106 reviews
"Unbeatable location for the price"

This was our second time staying here. Came down to see the surrounding sites. Made a day trip to... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 14, 2011
Good experience

We were not sure what to expect but since we prefer a smaller place, not a high rise we were ok... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Feb 26, 2008

The Avalon Waterfront Inns is well known as an ideal base for exploring the beautiful waterfront region of Fort Lauderdale, and its location could not be better for seeing the local sights. The hotel sits directly across the road from the beach strip and runs parallel to the Atlantic Boulevard. This exclusive strip often comes at a high price, but not at the Avalon Waterfront Inns. Though the property is a budget hotel, it offers friendly staff and serviceable decor and furnishings. Enjoy all Fort Lauderdale offers from this ideal spot. Self-parking is also available for a charge.

Rooms

All rooms at Avalon Waterfront Inns are strictly nonsmoking. Guests utilize convenient facilities such as a coffee-maker in the basic standard rooms. One-bedroom suites are available, and these come with full kitchen facilities. This allows for even greater savings as the guests cook their own meals. Separate living and bedding areas comprise each suite. Decor is simple and serviceable. Avalon Waterfront Inns has a choice of pool-facing or courtyard-facing rooms, and each room is slightly different from the others.

Highlights
  • Extremely affordable price given the excellent location
  • Right on the seafront, providing the best sea views and beach access within minutes
  • Perfect base for exploring the bustling local nightlife and many restaurants, cafes and bars
Nearby attractions
  • Beach and oceanfront (adjacent)
  • Jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling (various places along the beach, adjacent)
  • Many bars, restaurants and cafes to visit within walking distance
  • Fitness suite and pool (on-site)
Policies
  • Self-parking fee is $10 USD.
  • 100 percent nonsmoking hotel.
  • Guests checking in must be 21 years old and present ID at check in.
  • Room charges are based on double occupancy, $10 per extra person charge.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Avalon Waterfront Inns Rooms

Standard Room
Non-Smoking. Basic room with two beds and coffeemaker. Rooms either face pool or courtyard.
One Bedroom Suite
Non-Smoking.Separate bedroom, living room and full kitchen (fully equipped). Living room has sleeper sofa. Apartments face either the pool or the courtyard.
Efficiency Room
Non-Smoking. Large room with either one bed or two double beds with fully equipped kitchenettes that include fridge, microwave and coffeemaker.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 0.3 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 0.6 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 0.9 mi
  • New River: 1.4 mi
  • Stranahan House: 2.2 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 2.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 2.5 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 2.5 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.5 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 2.8 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 2.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Beachfront: 0.3 mi
  • Bonnet House Museum and Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Hugh Taylor Birch State Park: 0.6 mi
  • Las Olas Beach: 0.7 mi
  • International Swimming Hall of Fame: 0.9 mi
  • New River: 1.4 mi
  • Stranahan House: 2.2 mi
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale & Broward County Convention Center: 2.4 mi
  • Broward County Main Library: 2.5 mi
  • Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale: 2.5 mi
  • Andrews Living Art Studio: 2.5 mi
  • Old Fort Lauderdale Villange and Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Museum of Discovery and Science: 2.8 mi
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts: 2.9 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum: 3.1 mi
  • Old Dillard Art and Cultural Museum: 3.2 mi
  • African American Research Library and Cultural Center: 4.6 mi
  • Secret Woods Nature Center: 5.4 mi
  • Lockhart Stadium: 5.5 mi
  • Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum: 5.6 mi
  • Fort Lauderdale Stadium: 5.9 mi
  • Tradewinds Park: 11.1 mi
  • Art Children's Museum: 13 mi
  • Quiet Waters Park: 13 mi
  • Everglades Holiday Park: 21.6 mi
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park: 21.6 mi
  • Intercostal Waterway: 23.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Avalon Waterfront Inns

Overall score

1.8 / 5
5.01.0
106 out of 106
Amenities:
1.8
Cleanliness:
1.9
Hotel staff:
2.7
Comfort:
2
Location:
3.9
Value:
2.1

25% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tuty
Business
LIMA
Jun 19, 2015

The worst Hotel of the World !!!

The worst Hotel of the World !!! Dirty and the staff poor ...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
latoya S.
Business
N/A
Jun 16, 2015

Not so nice Hotel

The location is perfect..the beach is right across the street. But the hotel is creepy and dirty. It reminds me of a low end roach motel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Louisville
May 27, 2015

One night stop

All the reviews were accurate. The place is falling apart. Our room felt icky and unsafe especially due to boarded up small section near us. We sucked it up bc it was only one night and cheap. Directly across from the beach was great. Staff were nice and held our luggage after check out so we could spend more time on the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Curtis P.
Business
atlanta
May 26, 2015

Great location

Great location, just walk across the street to the beach or walk down the street for plenty of bar/restaurant options. Rooms are not kept up and outdated. When the lights go out the cockroaches come out to play!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
enrique v.
Business
N/A
Apr 30, 2015

Great staff worst hotel ever

Worst rooms ever will never stay at this place ever even if it's free

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
shaqueta t.
Business
egg harbor townsh
Apr 16, 2015

should be reported to health adminastration

There are no words for this place. It was completely unacceptable for any living being to stay there. The walls were completely rotted with black mold, mildew soaked the carpet and walls, bathrooms were vile. Had to wear shoes to walk around. the stentch was unbearable . Checked out as soon as we could. I cant believe they are allowed to operate with these conditions. Completely misrepresented themselves on website/pictures. I challenege anyone to stay at this inn for more than 2 minutes and think it is acceptable. Unreal

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Edin b.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Worst family trip

this hotel was just horrible and a disgrace. The ::::::::::::::::::::::::

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Veli
Business
FORT WORTH
Apr 6, 2015

Last minute trip

I stayed 4 nights at the Avalon Waterfront Inn hotel and the first night I couldnt even find the hotel it is being remodel or something and it was hiding behind some huge signs, the staff was really nice and polite from every concern I had to all the questions I had asked them they where answerd so that was a big plus, the room was worse than what I would've thought, the cleaningness of the hotel was horrible and thats mostly what I disliked, but it is across the street from the beach literally so that's a plus overall my stay was ok I would've liked the hotel to be a lil cleaner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
pie
Business
BROOKLINE
Mar 21, 2015

dirty sheets and towels

guy at the desk was nice. bad room service, strange smell, dirty hallway, sheets with stains, smelling like detergent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Avalon Waterfront Inns

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jose G.
Business
benbrook
Mar 4, 2015

save your money

This hotel was the worse. We stayed here due to emergency after missing our flight. We got a room with the kitchenette and it was just horrible. The deadbolt lock barely even locked the door. The room was filthy old stained carpets, chairs and sofa. The bedroom stank like urine and mold was visible on the walls and in the bathroom. I would not recommend anyone to stay here even if you're on a budget save your money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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