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Clarion Inn & Suites

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The place is expanding and the rooms were very nice.

Wonderful time ! Everything went as planned and the check in time was the fastest I have ever done!

Hotel is nice although it's seated in an area where there some construction going on. It's nearby a very nice outlet mall and is mostly quiet. Only problem I had was a non functioning fridge and an entirely damp floor.

We paid 93 plus taxes and fees for our 2 night stay. This hotel has a nice pool. We wanted a hotel close to universal studios and this is close but the roads are very busy so take Uber right to the park. Would stay again for this price. Staff was very accommodating.

There is so much construction and noise at this location. Find somewhere else to stay unless you want to hear hammering noises past 7pm on a Friday evening. The renovation in our hotel room was horrendous. The door connecting the two hotel rooms was boarded up but the door frame was still present. The lighting was poor at night to our building. And rooms containing construction supplies had the doors wide open at night - any person could have been hiding in them. House keeping came by at 7:30pm to clean our room. Isn't it customary for house keeping to straighten rooms out during the day when most people are out? The hotel says it is close to Universal Studios- false. Yes it is close if you drive. If you walk you have to cross 3 incredibly large, busy, dangerous intersections and the walk takes 20 mins. They don't tell you the shuttle stops at three other hotels in route to Universal. There is no complimentary breakfast. Hotels costing less have at least a complimentary breakfast. Yes the hotel does have an over-priced grill/food area. The hotel and area are not convenient for families not renting cars. There is no shuttle from the airport. The Uber was $56.00 from MCO to the hotel. The Ubers from and back from Universal were anywhere from $7 to $10. The hotel staff were not friendly and were snobby. I was asked where did I park the rental car and I said we did not have a car- and a condescending "Oh" was the response. Advice stay somewhere else!!!!!!!!!

Good price. Free shuttle to Disney and universal. 15 minutes walk to universal studio. Lovely swimming pool. The dinning was not good. Don't have many options for breakfast and beverages

The hotel has a swank modem style lobby, bar, coffee shop called roast and nice Asian restaurant called Tabla. If you sit in court you can smell the chef cooking preparing for dinner. The food is spectacular and portions are very generous. One entree serves two. The rooms are very clean and the staff are friendly. You can buy tickets to theme parks on site and there is shuttle service to them. Individuals with limited mobility should request to be placed on the ground level. There is no assistance for carrying your luggage up the stairs.

The hotel was in fair/good condition, but the rooms were very clean. Most importantly it was in walking distance to Universal Studios..we timed it at 15min to the city walk. If you want to stay at a cheap clean hotel that is in walking distance to Universal this is it.

Was very iffy about this hotel just by the looks of the outside and all the construction going on around the hotel . But this hotel is very nice .. Seems to have been remodeled recently and is very nice inside the rooms . Love the colors going on with this hotel . Our family had a wonderful stay . My kids absolutely loved the pool . Perfect pool for all ages and it's very inviting! The only this I disliked was the bed frame. We kept hitting our legs on it .

Beds very hard. Construction starting at 8am. Remodeling motel very clean. Will not stay again until construction complete and mattress changes.

Hotel is newly renovated and the rooms are beautiful. My complaints are that there was very little parking, as part of the hotel is closed for renovation, the beds were too firm (and I like a firm bed), the cleaning crews carts were very noisy going up and down the walkways in the morning and there was not enough staff in the coffee shop to accommodate the guests in appropriate timely fashion.

Great rooms for an amazing price! The rooms were just as shown on the site. Newly remodeled. Very clean, quiet, and comfortable. Nice pool/hot tub area. Great location. Literally across the street from universal studios! Lots of restaurants in the area to choose from! Everything was in walking distance. Even a 24 hour Walgreens close by. The only down point was that our refridgerator did not work. Oh and parking was very full at night when coming back. Looks as if they still have one more building to remodel. Overall great deal for the amount of money we spent!

5829 Grand National Drive Orlando FL

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ is within 2 miles (3 km) of Clarion Inn & Suites while other popular attractions such as Universal Studios Florida™ are within 3 miles (5 km). This 3-star hotel has 184 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. I-Drive 360 and Orange County Convention Center are also nearby.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Roast Cafe, which specializes in American cuisine. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 184 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Clarion Inn & Suites have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 3 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Pool View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn & Suites

Everyone (10) Friends (2)
5
Everyone

The place is expanding and the rooms were very nice.

By on Nov 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2017

Greetings to You. Thank You for staying at Clarion Inn and Suites Universal.Glad to hear you have had an enjoyable stay. Thank You for your positive feedback .Hope to have You back soon. Regards.

5
Everyone

Wonderful time ! Everything went as planned and the check in time was the fastest I have ever done!

By on Oct 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 15, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review on our property as well as leaving feedback on your experience. We hope to have you back again soon!

4

in a construction zone

Everyone

Hotel is nice although it's seated in an area where there some construction going on. It's nearby a very nice outlet mall and is mostly quiet. Only problem I had was a non functioning fridge and an entirely damp floor.

By , from North Port,Fl on Sep 3, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2017

Dear Debra, We would first like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review on our property and leaving feedback about your experience. We would like to apologize about the issues you experienced here with us. We strive to give our guests 110% and we are upset that we did not exceed your expectations. Thank you again.

4

nice. not perfect but i'd stay here again

Everyone

We paid 93 plus taxes and fees for our 2 night stay. This hotel has a nice pool. We wanted a hotel close to universal studios and this is close but the roads are very busy so take Uber right to the park. Would stay again for this price. Staff was very accommodating.

By , from C on Apr 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 13, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, We would first like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review on our property and leave us positive feedback about your stay. We apologize for all of the states construction, when it is done it will be great! We hope to see you again!

2

stay somewhere else!!!

Everyone

There is so much construction and noise at this location. Find somewhere else to stay unless you want to hear hammering noises past 7pm on a Friday evening. The renovation in our hotel room was horrendous. The door connecting the two hotel rooms was boarded up but the door frame was still present. The lighting was poor at night to our building. And rooms containing construction supplies had the doors wide open at night - any person could have been hiding in them. House keeping came by at 7:30pm to clean our room. Isn't it customary for house keeping to straighten rooms out during the day when most people are out? The hotel says it is close to Universal Studios- false. Yes it is close if you drive. If you walk you have to cross 3 incredibly large, busy, dangerous intersections and the walk takes 20 mins. They don't tell you the shuttle stops at three other hotels in route to Universal. There is no complimentary breakfast. Hotels costing less have at least a complimentary breakfast. Yes the hotel does have an over-priced grill/food area. The hotel and area are not convenient for families not renting cars. There is no shuttle from the airport. The Uber was $56.00 from MCO to the hotel. The Ubers from and back from Universal were anywhere from $7 to $10. The hotel staff were not friendly and were snobby. I was asked where did I park the rental car and I said we did not have a car- and a condescending "Oh" was the response. Advice stay somewhere else!!!!!!!!!

By , from Rock Hill, SC on Mar 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, We want to first thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review and also leave feedback that will help us grow and learn more ways to better us as an establishment. All of our guests are our number one priority and we want to sincerely apologize for any issues that you encountered during your stay. Please be assured that all issues have been taken seriously and appropriate action has been taken to come to a resolution for our future guests. Thank you again for presenting these problems to us as without our guests honest opinion, we would not be able to become 100% and reach our full potential as a team.

4

good location and price

Everyone

Good price. Free shuttle to Disney and universal. 15 minutes walk to universal studio. Lovely swimming pool. The dinning was not good. Don't have many options for breakfast and beverages

By on Mar 7, 2017

4

hidden gem

Everyone

The hotel has a swank modem style lobby, bar, coffee shop called roast and nice Asian restaurant called Tabla. If you sit in court you can smell the chef cooking preparing for dinner. The food is spectacular and portions are very generous. One entree serves two. The rooms are very clean and the staff are friendly. You can buy tickets to theme parks on site and there is shuttle service to them. Individuals with limited mobility should request to be placed on the ground level. There is no assistance for carrying your luggage up the stairs.

By , from Washington, DC on Feb 25, 2017

3

clean rooms for a cheap price

Everyone

The hotel was in fair/good condition, but the rooms were very clean. Most importantly it was in walking distance to Universal Studios..we timed it at 15min to the city walk. If you want to stay at a cheap clean hotel that is in walking distance to Universal this is it.

By , from new Hampshire on Oct 15, 2016

4

very close to universal studios

Everyone

Was very iffy about this hotel just by the looks of the outside and all the construction going on around the hotel . But this hotel is very nice .. Seems to have been remodeled recently and is very nice inside the rooms . Love the colors going on with this hotel . Our family had a wonderful stay . My kids absolutely loved the pool . Perfect pool for all ages and it's very inviting! The only this I disliked was the bed frame. We kept hitting our legs on it .

By , from panama city , fl on Oct 11, 2016

3

hard beds

Everyone

Beds very hard. Construction starting at 8am. Remodeling motel very clean. Will not stay again until construction complete and mattress changes.

By , from Orlando Florida on Apr 3, 2016