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Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel should be in 4-star class with some improvements like room carpet change, bed mattress, bath room remodel, small amenities like slipper so guests do not have to walk in bare feet on worn out dirty carpet. It's great location in Palm Parkway hotel and restaurant segment close to all Disney facilities and shopping, makes it second to within Disney compound hotel stay yet at attractive price for most vacationing families. I feel bad to rate it at 3-star but still like to recommend it to friends.

Me and my family booked two rooms. I had to leave one day prior due to work. When I checked out from one room on the last day they checked me out from the room that the rest of my family had for one more night. So when we came back the key would not work. They told us we had checked out from the wrong room and that I had to pay an extra day from the other room. They were not able to just switch us. So I ended up paying one day that I already had pay for. This I believe was unacceptable.

Could not of been happier with this hotel, very clean very easy close to downtown Disney

The shuttles were somewhat convoluted. Ended up renting a car to make the most of my vacation. Food at the bar was not good. The room and the pool were nice.

I am a repeat customer have stayed there over 10 times , I love the location the staff at the front desk is very helpful accommodating and friendly. I feel like repeat customers like myself deserve a special rate, because I come there all year round . Maybe even a free stay will be appreciated.

My family had a wonderful time. Shuttle services To disney and universal. Heated pool was awesome!!! Right next door to dennys, lol....i LOVE dennys. Overall this hotel was pretty great

Staff was helpful but short. Grounds were clean room could be better. The rooms have fresh paibt but could really use further updating. The bed sunk but did the job for one evening. They have a shuttle service to Disney and shopping which worked good for us. But note it stops at other hotels so give yourself plenty time.

I initially chose this hotel for the price, but distance to the Convention Center was also important. It was only about 13-15 minutes away and I encountered very little traffic to or from the Convention Center. I travelled before 7:30 am and after 6 pm to avoid the rush hour traffic. All things considered, I would definitely consider staying at this location again.

Good thing is no Resort fee and Parking fee. If you are in town to visit world famous attractions and using Hotel for sleep, then this is a very good choice.

It was no ritz carlton however I was very impressed with my stay. I absolutely loved how there was an abundance of security officers on the property and they were always visible, present and extremely happy in their position they actually made me feel like they cared about their jobs and wanted to make sure everyone was safe. I loved how there was an officer manning the front entrance at all times keeping unwanted vehicles out. I loved how every officer was always making their rounds and making sure everything was safe. I felt comfortable bringing my two year old daughter to that property. Not sure if the Ofiicers were contract or in house but ive seen too many properties where officers were there for a paycheck and thats it. These guys clearly cared about their jobs, the property and the guests! My run in with other staff at the front desk and the gift shop were short and to the point so I didnt really catch any wow factor there they seemed to just want to give you your information, goods, etc and push you off and on your way however the rooms were clean and property appeared to be well kept. Thank you security staff you were amazing and very kind to my daughter and I! I would definately come back to that property for that peace of mind. Also people on here were complaining about the pool temp!!! That water was extremely warm!!! I loved it.

Everything was new and clean. The grounds were beautiful. Breakfast was fantastic and filling. The gift shop was so helpful and had lots to choose from. The staff was so friendly and nice. Only complaint is the pillows were overstuffed so not comfortable for my taste. Great hotel! We will be staying here again!

Good hotel for the price. It was the only hotel in the Orlando area that didn't charge a daily resort fee. The room was comfortable, with comfortable beds and a TV with cable. However, the room had a unpleasant smell and the bathroom smelled like something wet had air dried. The room service was way too early (9 AM), we always requested them to come back at around noon when we were out of the room. Staff was very friendly at the front desk, we checked in late (at around midnight) and they were STILL friendly. Lots of parking spaces.

Room 4112 had a lot of traffic noise. The door was not working properly. Room smelled musty. bed was average. WiFi seemed okay.

On Highway with two small pools. I was attending conference and frustrated with pool hours 9-10 even though there is never a life guard so not sure why? Caters to family's and was the wrong Rose property than what I expected. When realized the error I was not released from the obligation or allowed to upgrade to the other property regardless of the best efforts of ORBITZ. ( The rep tried for me so no complaints with orbitz ) Nice low cost family hotel

I stayed at this hotel a few years ago and it was very good, however a lot has changed since then and not for the better! I booked 2 rooms both rooms smelled and the doors to the bathroom would get stuck and you would have to have someone let you out. No fitted sheets on the beds, seriously just a flat sheet if you moved around at night it came off! Water was not working in second room on our 3rd day there. Will not return, save your money and stay at the other hotels in the area!

It was a pleasant visit. I would suggest adult hours for the pool.

Staff were not friendly at check in or at the bar! Pressure washing during the day when fully booked and a lot of people at the pool getting spayed with dirty water!! Small bugs in the room!

One elevator was working while the other was broken. We checked into our room. We found AC unit broken. I turned on the sink and tub to see black and then brown water coming out of both faucets. The water turned off and didn't come on again. We returned to the front desk where the Desk Manager promptly checked us out of the hotel with no penalties and a full refund. We will not stay at this hotel again. They were to focused on getting as many customers to stay at the hotel rather than to cleanliness and maintenance of the property.

We stay at this hotel often never had a problem the staff is the best and what makes that hotel Jill and Miriam and the rest. Just one thing that wasn't up to par this particular week there were two groups of teenagers they occupy a large portion of the hotel between the knocking on my door at night and the running back and forth and waiting about an hour to be seated for breakfast because of all the kids teenagers from that group made it a little challenging and almost impossible but otherwise great place to stay

8442 Palm Pkwy Orlando FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Lake Bryan, Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Disney Springs®. This 640-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. On a lake, it's also near SeaWorld® Orlando and Discovery Cove.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite buffet restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 640 recently renovated rooms feature MP3 docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel offers 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include 2 meeting rooms, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

Everyone (16) Business (21) Couples (46) Family (58) Friends (12) Other (12)
3

magnificent hotel at reasonable price close to all

Families

Hotel should be in 4-star class with some improvements like room carpet change, bed mattress, bath room remodel, small amenities like slipper so guests do not have to walk in bare feet on worn out dirty carpet. It's great location in Palm Parkway hotel and restaurant segment close to all Disney facilities and shopping, makes it second to within Disney compound hotel stay yet at attractive price for most vacationing families. I feel bad to rate it at 3-star but still like to recommend it to friends.

By , from NJ on Nov 9, 2017

3

terrible administrative staff.

Everyone

Me and my family booked two rooms. I had to leave one day prior due to work. When I checked out from one room on the last day they checked me out from the room that the rest of my family had for one more night. So when we came back the key would not work. They told us we had checked out from the wrong room and that I had to pay an extra day from the other room. They were not able to just switch us. So I ended up paying one day that I already had pay for. This I believe was unacceptable.

By on Nov 7, 2017

5

our room was nicer than the last disney hotel

Everyone

Could not of been happier with this hotel, very clean very easy close to downtown Disney

By , from maine on Aug 28, 2017

4

nice basic hotel. close to disney parks

Everyone

The shuttles were somewhat convoluted. Ended up renting a car to make the most of my vacation. Food at the bar was not good. The room and the pool were nice.

By on Aug 9, 2017

4

a nice hotel in a very convenient area .

Everyone

I am a repeat customer have stayed there over 10 times , I love the location the staff at the front desk is very helpful accommodating and friendly. I feel like repeat customers like myself deserve a special rate, because I come there all year round . Maybe even a free stay will be appreciated.

By , from Bahamas on Mar 9, 2017

4

great pool

Everyone

My family had a wonderful time. Shuttle services To disney and universal. Heated pool was awesome!!! Right next door to dennys, lol....i LOVE dennys. Overall this hotel was pretty great

By , from Michigan on Mar 8, 2017

4

close to disney

Everyone

Staff was helpful but short. Grounds were clean room could be better. The rooms have fresh paibt but could really use further updating. The bed sunk but did the job for one evening. They have a shuttle service to Disney and shopping which worked good for us. But note it stops at other hotels so give yourself plenty time.

By , from los angeles on Feb 11, 2017

4

good choice for conference attenders

BusinessTravelers

I initially chose this hotel for the price, but distance to the Convention Center was also important. It was only about 13-15 minutes away and I encountered very little traffic to or from the Convention Center. I travelled before 7:30 am and after 6 pm to avoid the rush hour traffic. All things considered, I would definitely consider staying at this location again.

By , from Daytona Beach, Florida on Jan 28, 2017

4

nice hotel close to attractions and major highway

Everyone

Good thing is no Resort fee and Parking fee. If you are in town to visit world famous attractions and using Hotel for sleep, then this is a very good choice.

By on Dec 27, 2016

5

loved the security staff

Everyone

It was no ritz carlton however I was very impressed with my stay. I absolutely loved how there was an abundance of security officers on the property and they were always visible, present and extremely happy in their position they actually made me feel like they cared about their jobs and wanted to make sure everyone was safe. I loved how there was an officer manning the front entrance at all times keeping unwanted vehicles out. I loved how every officer was always making their rounds and making sure everything was safe. I felt comfortable bringing my two year old daughter to that property. Not sure if the Ofiicers were contract or in house but ive seen too many properties where officers were there for a paycheck and thats it. These guys clearly cared about their jobs, the property and the guests! My run in with other staff at the front desk and the gift shop were short and to the point so I didnt really catch any wow factor there they seemed to just want to give you your information, goods, etc and push you off and on your way however the rooms were clean and property appeared to be well kept. Thank you security staff you were amazing and very kind to my daughter and I! I would definately come back to that property for that peace of mind. Also people on here were complaining about the pool temp!!! That water was extremely warm!!! I loved it.

By , from Naples Florida on Dec 19, 2016