Property Location: Located in Orlando (Florida Center), Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort is within a 15-minute walk of Orlando International Premium Outlets and Universal Studios Florida. This hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Fun Spot America and 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from Aquatica.

Rooms: Make yourself at home in one of the 192 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Amenities: Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.

Dining: Enjoy a meal at Roast Cafe or snacks in the hotel's coffee shop/cafe. Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily from 6:30 AM to noon for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities: Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Checkin Instructions: Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policyGovernment-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental chargesSpecial requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteedThis property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check inSafety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detectorBe prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Special Checkin Instructions: Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Know before you go: Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Parking height restrictions apply. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of: Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global); Safe Travels (WTTC - Global); SafeStay (AHLA - USA); COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Mandatory Fees: You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property: Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional Fees: Fee for full breakfast: approximately USD 5.00–12.00 for adults, and USD 5.00–12.00 for children Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per nightService animals are exempt from fees In-room safe fee: USD 3.00 per day The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 751 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful hotel for your Universal Vacation

    This is a wonderful hotel. The place is so clean and distance to the Universal Parks are great. You can easily walk to the parks if you don’t want to wait for the bus transportation. We have stayed at this hotel every year for the past 4yrs for our Universal Orlando vacations. We have gotten the one bedroom suites and have loved it. The beds are wonderful and the air conditioning can get extremely cold if you like that. Housekeeping and the front desk are great at their jobs and are really helpful. My only criticism would be the lighting is really dim in the rooms so would recommend you bring your own higher watt light bulbs if you can.

    Apr 21, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointed 😞

    Old and ready to tear down . There is Nothing at this hotel that remotely earns it even a 1 *. The reviews have to be fakes!! From the entry and appearance of the receptionist the hotel is disappointing 😞 how does TripAdvisor rate this hotel so high ?

    Mar 17, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Rooms nice but odd layout and motel vibe

    We stayed here one night after getting in late before starting our vacation elsewhere. The rooms are nice and seem recently renovated. However, they have an odd layout that is bad for families. The bathroom door only gives privacy to the person showering or using the toilet. The sink and mirror is in the common area with the beds, so there is nowhere to change. We didn’t have a chance to use the facilities, but the exterior and common areas are more run down and have the feel of a roadside motel versus a hotel. There are plenty of other options in the area that are newer and have interior corridors and next time we would stay at one of those. Also, the lobby has a very strange smell throughput, which seems to be the combination of the fumes from the restaurant in the hotel, and some sort of deodorizer. I will add that this hotel does not offer free breakfast like many of the surrounding hotels do, which takes away from its value.

    Mar 04, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I don't recommend it but if you can put up with some things, it's relatively cheap and close to universal park.

    The closet door where the refrigerator was, was damaged, I reported it and they went to repair it but the gentleman said it was beyond repair and it stayed that way. The bathroom shower was broken and the water came out on the left and wet the entire bathroom floor, I also reported it and they never went to check it, there was also a grate that had fallen that if they went to repair it. We stayed 5 nights and they never went to clean the room even though I asked them to, I also asked them to change the towels daily and they didn't do it. The last night the air conditioner was damaged, they sent someone to check it and they only said that it was damaged and that they were going to report it to the front desk but they didn't offer us another room or anything, we slept in the heat and left the hotel. Positive I could say was the free shuttle to Universal studio.

    Feb 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lifesavers in Orlando

    If you're planning a trip to Orlando, Florida, and looking for a cozy and comfortable stay, look no further than The Clarion Inn and Suites. This hidden gem is nestled in the heart of Orlando, just minutes from all the major attractions. I first met John at the front desk, and he was extremely nice and helpful and made my check-in easy breezy. The rooms are spotlessly clean, well-maintained, and equipped with just enough amenities. From plush bedding to furnishings, the decor was modern but comfortable. It’s close to the freeway but surprisingly quiet once you’re in your room. I drove quite a bit during my trip, so close proximity to the freeway was incredibly beneficial. Also, it’s located next to convenient stores and restaurants, like Walgreens and FRIDAY’S. Without a doubt, it’s the staff that really elevated my experience. I mistakenly left my backpack in the parking lot during the frenzy to get to the airport at the crack of dawn. The security guard found it and returned it to the front desk. Once I realized it was missing, I immediately panicked since my laptop, and other valuables were in there. The Assistant Manager on duty, Amina calmed me down and arranged to ship it back to me. It was returned the next day, just like I left it (see photo). There are not many hotels that would go out of their way to do this. That alone gets them five stars in my book. I will certainly be back soon. Thank you, Clarion Inn and Suites Team!

    Feb 17, 2023
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