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Clarion Suites Maingate

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The rooms are sizable and clean. Easy parking. Nice pool. The only issue is the breakfast which is pretty bad. The breakfast area is cramped and dirty and staff prevents you from getting your food to eat in your room or elsewhere. It means there is no place to sit and the lines are long. And the food is gross.

Nice hotel, great staff, good location. Staying several days, it was very nice to have a laundry area!!! Nice pool, but the pool bar could be open more often!!!!

Great location, near a lot of stores. Room was very clean. Friendly staff!

Staff was freindly. The concierge ask the desk was very helpful and helped me and my children pick a theme park that was just right for them and they had a blast.

Minimal hot water. Excessivley noise A/C unit. Someone's leftover Tylenol in the bathroom! On par with outhouse (motel) 6! Not worth the money

I stayed for 1 night b/c I came into Florida earlier than I booked another hotel. I looked at all the hotels in the area and most of them had terrible reviews. So, getting to here was like heaven after seeing the conditions of a lot of hotels. Even at the hotel I stayed in afterwards, I heard stories of roaches and unclean conditions. I must've been lucky to have stayed at Clarion!

If you do not want to spend much but stay in a fairly clean and comfortable place, this is the one. The bed was very comfortable, A/C worked fine (a little bit on the noisy side), plenty of parking, front desk staff was very amicable, but the housekeeping staff looked upset and not very friendly. Pool and pool area were clean. Breakfast area is too small. Outside sitting was available but temperature at 94 degrees at 9am was not inviting to sit outside. Breakfast could be better. Grits were undercooked, sausages were hard and tasteless, but there were lots of fruits, and the scrambled eggs with tiny pieces of ham very OK. The breakfast staff really makes an effort to keep up with the demand, but sometimes fail. Water tasted better than apple juice. There is no brand name products and the quality is questionable (such as the cream cheese and jelly). My carpet had two dirty spots on my side of the bed but the room smelled clean and was spotless when we arrived. Since this is an economical hotel, you will find that there are many families with children that tend to run in the hallways and make some noise in the morning, but we did not really care since we woke up early, but if you want to sleep late, do not choose this hotel. Also the breakfast is only available until 9:30 am. I believe it was 9:31 AM when they began to remove the plates and the food. It should be extended to 10AM. Also, a $10 hotel service fee for the use of the pool and breakfast? NOT!

This place was great stayed a week and enjoyed every minute..The bartender was the best spent every night by the pool enjoying yummy drinks!! Thanks so much Gary. I will definitely return had a great vacation!

Nice rooms good location real clean breakfast not that good nice big pool food served at pool and drinks

We stayed here for a trip to Epcot. It was a good value. Great location and decent free breakfast. No complaints.

The hotel is in a great location and there is a lot of food nearby. Target is a few minutes away and Disney is close by. We stayed with 3 small kids and the hotel was okay for what we needed. The room did smell musty when we arrived but it was a good value for the price.

The receptionist insisted on charging my credit card for the whole reservation amount, before letting me in. She double charged me and I had to speak to the accountant to the resolve the problem.

The continental breakfast was not all that appetizing. Very cheaply done... But the hotel was very nice!

Good for the price. Decent enough. Place is near attraction.

hotel was good. the pool was nice. room was clean.

We only needed to stay overnight, but we will definitely come back again!!! The hotel pool is by far the best we've ever seen. No word was mentioned about breakfast in the description and I couldn't see anywhere in the lobby for breakfast; however, they lay out an Awesome buffet in the cocktail lounge - anything you could possibly want (except biscuits and gravy :) and there is outside seating by the pool. I was really, really impressed and for the price it's the best bargain you'll ever see!! The only downside was the pillows - you had a choice between polyfiber lumpy or down lumpy. Rooms could use just a tad updating.

Great deal and nice facility. The room smelled so strongly of bleach that we propped the door open. Shower needed to be cleaned a bit but otherwise it was fine.

This hotel was perfect for the price, as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. Room was clean staff didn't look too happy but still overall a great value.

We were looking for an overnight before our actual vacation began on resort property. Once we arrived I wondered why we were paying 5x more to stay on the resort. The price is what attracted me. I was cautious until I read several reviews. It was a gamble that was worth it. Other places at this price had reviews warning against the location. Not so with this Clarion. It's in a high trafficked area next to a Carrabas and other reputable places. Room was clean and big, two queens and a foldout allowing our kids to have their own bed. This is an older, outside entry hotel but appeared well maintained with visable signs of wear and tear. We were on the back side of he hotel and experience a quiet night without traffic or parking lot noise. Only complaints are the sorry excuse for breakfast and the stupidity of placing the coffee maker in the bathroom. I will definitely consider staying here again.

the bathroom was dirty ,it was very loud the whole time we were there people were yelling and banging around,you can hear the neighbors in the shower ,the breakfast left something to be desired. it was a fair hotel in a great spot for disney but not great by any means. i would not stay there again.

Room options

Suite, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking, Pool View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Non Smoking, Pool View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Clarion Suites Maingate

Everyone (8) Couples (7) Family (19) Friends (1) Other (1)
3

simple, clean

Everyone

The rooms are sizable and clean. Easy parking. Nice pool. The only issue is the breakfast which is pretty bad. The breakfast area is cramped and dirty and staff prevents you from getting your food to eat in your room or elsewhere. It means there is no place to sit and the lines are long. And the food is gross.

By , from miami on Sep 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2017

Thank you for sharing your comments. We will address your comments with our food and beverage team and management. Thank you for sharing your experience.

4
Everyone

Nice hotel, great staff, good location. Staying several days, it was very nice to have a laundry area!!! Nice pool, but the pool bar could be open more often!!!!

By on Aug 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We hope you will visit us again.

5
Everyone

Great location, near a lot of stores. Room was very clean. Friendly staff!

By on May 14, 2017

Review comment responded on May 24, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at the Clarion Suites Maingate.

5

nice hotel close to the attractions

Everyone

Staff was freindly. The concierge ask the desk was very helpful and helped me and my children pick a theme park that was just right for them and they had a blast.

By on Apr 15, 2017

2

average at best

Everyone

Minimal hot water. Excessivley noise A/C unit. Someone's leftover Tylenol in the bathroom! On par with outhouse (motel) 6! Not worth the money

By on Apr 14, 2017

5

great hotel. clean

Everyone

I stayed for 1 night b/c I came into Florida earlier than I booked another hotel. I looked at all the hotels in the area and most of them had terrible reviews. So, getting to here was like heaven after seeing the conditions of a lot of hotels. Even at the hotel I stayed in afterwards, I heard stories of roaches and unclean conditions. I must've been lucky to have stayed at Clarion!

By , from Washington D.C. on Mar 2, 2017

4

affordable stay

Everyone

If you do not want to spend much but stay in a fairly clean and comfortable place, this is the one. The bed was very comfortable, A/C worked fine (a little bit on the noisy side), plenty of parking, front desk staff was very amicable, but the housekeeping staff looked upset and not very friendly. Pool and pool area were clean. Breakfast area is too small. Outside sitting was available but temperature at 94 degrees at 9am was not inviting to sit outside. Breakfast could be better. Grits were undercooked, sausages were hard and tasteless, but there were lots of fruits, and the scrambled eggs with tiny pieces of ham very OK. The breakfast staff really makes an effort to keep up with the demand, but sometimes fail. Water tasted better than apple juice. There is no brand name products and the quality is questionable (such as the cream cheese and jelly). My carpet had two dirty spots on my side of the bed but the room smelled clean and was spotless when we arrived. Since this is an economical hotel, you will find that there are many families with children that tend to run in the hallways and make some noise in the morning, but we did not really care since we woke up early, but if you want to sleep late, do not choose this hotel. Also the breakfast is only available until 9:30 am. I believe it was 9:31 AM when they began to remove the plates and the food. It should be extended to 10AM. Also, a $10 hotel service fee for the use of the pool and breakfast? NOT!

By , from Miami, Florida on Aug 1, 2016

5

great place

Everyone

This place was great stayed a week and enjoyed every minute..The bartender was the best spent every night by the pool enjoying yummy drinks!! Thanks so much Gary. I will definitely return had a great vacation!

By , from Michigan on Apr 14, 2016

4

nice hotel breakfast not that good

Families

Nice rooms good location real clean breakfast not that good nice big pool food served at pool and drinks

By on Oct 13, 2015

4

good value

Couples

We stayed here for a trip to Epcot. It was a good value. Great location and decent free breakfast. No complaints.

By on Jun 8, 2015