Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort in Orlando, FL

5829 Grand National DriveOrlando, FL 32819
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Within walking distance to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Universal CityWalk, this hotel has everything you need for the perfect stay in Orlando. The smoke-free hotel includes amenities such as complimentary coffee, free parking, free internet access, a picnic area, theme park shuttle service, and an outdoor whirlpool spa and pool. Book your stay at the Clarion Inn & Suites today.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Orlando Travel Experts
  • Tabla Cuisine - Orlando's best Indian Restaurant featuring outstanding Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine is on premises.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Guest Laundry
  • Handicapped Access
  • Hot Tub
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Sun Deck
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Free Parking
  • Ice Machines
  • ATM/Banking
  • Concierge Services
  • Barbecue Grill(s)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Sundry/Grocery
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Picnic Area
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Shuttle Services - Limited (free)
  • Snack Bar/Deli
  • Fitness Facilities (24 Hours)
  • Beach/pool sun loungers
  • Beach/pool towels
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
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from Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
Orlando’s “Newly Renovated” Clarion Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels is perfect for travelers looking to enjoy all that Central Florida has to offer, with its special modern design/unique flair. The hotel is located within walking distance to Universal Orlando Resort, including the CityWalk Entertainment Complex, as well as, the Orlando International Premium Outlet Mall and is just minutes from Central Florida’s area attractions and theme parks.

  • Walking distance to the Universal Orlando® Resort, including the CityWalk Complex.
  • Free scheduled shuttle transportation to Universal Orlando® Resort, Sea World® & Aquatica®.
  • Located only 12 miles from the Disney World Resort and only 7 miles from the Sea World Parks.
  • The on-site Tabla Restaurant which offers Indian, Thai & Chinese cuisines. Hours: Tue-Sun: 12:00 pm-2:30 pm & 6:00 pm-11:00 pm. Closed Monday.
  • The on-site Roast Café which features all-American A la Carte cuisine. Open daily 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Meeting facilities with 2,700 square feet of flexible space & Catering Services.
  • Major hotel renovations, completed in 2016.
  • 2 miles to the Holy Land Experience.
  • Close to shopping – Millennia Mall / Prime Outlets
  • Sand Lake Road — also known as "Restaurant Row" — is a five-minute drive to several dozen casual and upscale restaurants.

You can enjoy it all when you stay at the Clarion Suites Hotel Orlando/Universal. Stay connected with our complimentary high-speed Internet or relax and unwind for the night while browsing HBO movies on our 42" flat-screen TVs. You'll also love our onsite activities such as our fitness center, ping pong table and our outdoor tropical zero entry pool area with a seasonal Tiki Bar and over-sized hot tub.

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
mindy dains
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"great sleep and close"
March 2019
the clarion inn was a clean and quite place and close to where we going to visit why their.. No breakfast was a big disappointment and the other food sold their isn't wroth it and very nasty
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Tip: NO Breakfest but clean and quite

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Tripster Customer
South Riding, VA
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Clarion Inn Hotel"
January 2019
The Hotel experience was ok. Parking was an issue. No Breakfast was a pain and need to take kids everyday out for Breakfast. It would be better if the hotel provided free breakfast. In hotel Restaurant was very good.
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Lonnie Wedd
Erie, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"What a nightmare!"
October 2018
The hotel cleaning service came into our room and broke my laptop while I was at Universal studios. I tried to talk to James Shakir, the General Manager. He refused to call me back for days and when I finally stood at the front desk and refused to leave without talking to him, he was incredibly rude, told me that he wasnt going to do anything to resolve the matter and refused to give me information of a corporate number, Instead he claimed to be the owner of choice hotels!!! This was the worst experience Ive ever had at ANY HOTEL!!! Do Not Stay Here!!!!!!!!!!
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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"Excellent Hotel and service."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2019 NEW
We have just recently returned from 8 nights at this hotel and I just felt that I had to leave a review as reading some of the others I wonder if we were even in the same hotel. The location is fantastic if you plan to visit Universal which is a 20 minute walk away thus saving you the $26 parking fee each day or you can use the complimentary hotel shuttle which runs quite a few times each day and is easy to book. Be aware that it is on a busy road so there is a little road noise, however we were in a pool facing room so weren’t disturbed by it at all. We were very happy with our room which was modern and super clean, as were the reception and bar area, the housekeeping staff are doing a great job and all of the staff that we encountered during our stay were very friendly and accommodating. We used the pool and hot tub most days and found the area to also be very clean and safe with plenty of sun beds and pool towels. Thank you so much for providing a good quality, well priced hotel, we hope to return for another Universal fix next year and fully intend to stay at this hotel again.
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Jacksonville, Florida
"Will never stay again"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019 NEW
The hotel itself is a step-up from an Econo Lodge. The best thing about it is the Indian restaurant inside, which is fantastic. The main reason for my poor review is I had a fall in the bathtub due to it being slick, and no rubber mat inside...or a texture which would have prevented it. I ended up fracturing my ribs and cost me over $500 in hotel visits and meds. I reported it the following morning. No one from the hotel ever contacted me.
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ChampionsGate, Florida
"A Breath of Fresh Air!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 15, 2019 NEW
A Breath of Fresh Air!! In today’s world, it’s not common to experience genuine, excellent, customer service. If you would like to experience this rarity, as well as quality suites, (yes they look like the photos!!) not only quality for the area, but some of the best that I’ve seen thus far in my travels, stay here!!! I coming from a horrible experience with a “resort” in the area, that was a complete nightmare, and not at all what they advertised, & I was exhausted as well. By the point that I came across Clarion, I was sleeping walking I was so wiped. I had called in the middle of the night, like 11:00 pm, & was expecting the typical rude behavior when it comes to most customer service employees, blowing you off and not wanting to answer absolutely any questions that have to do with them doing their job. Man, was I in for a surprise, in the best way. Josef very politely, without hesitation answered a few questions that I did have regarding this place. I didn’t want to have a surprise like I did with my last nightmare of a hotel, so I ended up making a last-minute decision to drive here in the middle of the night to come see a suite before I booked it. Larry, the other front desk employee as well as Josef, respectfully, patiently, & politely, answered my questions. They were very very accommodating and understanding of my situation....& patient!!! To my surprise when I walk into a suite at Clarion to check it out, it is one of those rare birds, that it’s not as it’s pictured, because it is so much better. Their suites are huge, immaculate, and beautifully decorated! Within 12 hours I began my stay here and out of that god awful situation of everything the customer service should not be. So I have to say a big thank you to Josef, Larry, & Rachel, they are among the elite in their line of work. They were so genuinely polite. I have enjoyed my stay this far, and I still have a little bit left so I am going to go get back to relaxing;)
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"Roach on tub! dried urine in tub! PROSTITUTE walking in her thong and bra w 100% sheer shirton in broad daylight!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed November 12, 2019 NEW
My resevation Confirmation Number: 26369180 in case anyone doubts my experience. I stayed 2 nights at $176 per night on Nov 8-10 2019. I do not see how this place is so highly rated! While making reservations I was asked *PAY NOW or *PAY AT CHECK IN. I selected *pay at CHECKIN* because I wanted to use a specific acct for the vacation and I hadn't deposited my vacation money yet. A few hours pass and I get an email telling me my card was declined along with se eral phone calls from the manager Amina to collect payment???? Rude!!! They refused to accept that I booked through THEIR HOTEL SITE and was given the option to pay at checkin! So ofcoarse I had to up n go to bank or lose my reservation! I checkin and told the man at the counter I showed him my phone with the confirmation and the PAY AT CHECKIN. Option selected, he was not nice and gave NO explanation. I get into my room and go strait to bathroom only to find a ROACH on the outside wall of the tub and DARK YELLOW SPLATTER STAINS AS IF ITS DRIED URINE INSIDE THE TUB. I was also quite dissapointed that the pictures of hotel look so nice and fresh but this is an OLD HOTEL THATS JUST BEEN PAINTED. The matresses were cheap and hard and to top off my whole time there. My Husband and I arrive vack at hotel from Universal and some HOOKER WEARING NOTHING MORE THAN BLACK LACE THONGS W RED ROSES ON THEM AND A RED BRA WITH A 100% SEE THRU SHEER TOP goes STRUTTING across the street UP TO THE WALKWAY WHERE SHE LIT A CIGARETTE! What IF we had brought our kids!! This was at 4:45pm BROAD DAYLIGHT! I paid $176.+ PER NIGHT OVER 2 NIGHTS FOR THIS KINDA MESS...Ive NEVER BEEN THIS DISSAPOINTED IN ANY BUSINESS especially after reading reviews! My Hotel Confirmation Number: 26369180 in case anyone wants to question this review!! GROSS JUST GROSS
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"didnt like/didnt dislike"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 02, 2019
This hotel was very convenient however, the bathrooms need some amendment. The service is average and staff friendly however during my stay i felt unsafe in the rooms especially since most entry points are from the carpark. The property is abit dismal and the breakfast is not so great.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

When is check-in and check-out?
Check-in is available beginning at 4:00pm and check-out must be completed by 11:00am.

Is smoking allowed at the hotel?
No. The hotel is 100% smoke-free.

Can I bring my pets?
Unfortunately, our hotel is not pet-friendly.

Is parking available for guests?


Is WiFi available?

Yes. Guests enjoy complimentary WiFi.

What in-room amenities are offered?

In-room amenities include:

  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room
  • Refrigerator
  • Clock Radio/AM-FM
  • Recharge Device
  • Bathtub
  • Curved Shower Rod
What hotel amenities are available for guests?
The Clarion Inn & Suites offers the following onsite amenities:
  • Free High-speed Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Free coffee
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Shuttle service to theme parks
  • Multilingual staff
  • Exterior corridors
  • Picnic area
  • Sun deck
  • Outdoor parking
  • Outdoor whirlpool/hot tub and heated pool