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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"Friends trip "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2019 NEW
The hotel is simple but nice, close to the outlets and other important amenities. A/C in all rooms and plenty quantity of towels. Bathrooms are a bit small but beds are really comfy. There’s a great pool as well.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
"Worst customer service ever!"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2019 NEW
After spending £10k on a 3 week holiday to florida, i have to say we left feeling very frustrated and disappointed.. but only with the hotel staff. You literally do need the patience of a saint when dealing with one particular bloke at reception. Hes far and away the most smug and arrogant bloke ive ever came across and luckily for him, i had my kids with me, otherwise his face would have been smashed through his desk! Anyway, im all for precautions to be taken when serious weather conditions threaten, but to close our pool area 5 days before a huricane was expected to hit was very premeture with absolutely no justification. The temperature was 35 degrees, with zero wind and zero rain yet they choose to close the pool. The Weather was amazing for 5 full days after this before one night of sight wind and drizzle. Closing the pool off in lovely weather was ludicrous! It resulted in us having to return to universal and disney parks, spending more money than budgeted for, with very tired children off the back of previous days at the parks in blistering heat. The manager made the decision to close the pool and quicklyleft site to avoid backlash frm other hotel guests. Reception staff found it amusing and i didnt and still havnt, received a reply frm the manager as i pleaded to open it for atleast a few hours in the sun so we could chill around the pool and recharge our batteries. The hotel shuttle busses to Disney were over an hour late, twice and according to the drivers it was due to a..surprise surprise, "dispute with our hotel manager" The cleaners had left our room door wide open all day after they had been in to change the bedding. Luckily noone had been in and nothing was missing. Apart frm a few other little things, disney and universal was amazing. We will defo return to florida but not to this hotel. Staff are extremely arrogant!
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
"Great resort and perfect for Universal!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
We wanted a last minute deal close to universal, so chose this resort for the convenience, reviews and price and honestly, we were so impressed and wouldn’t hesitate to return! The location was great, not too far or costly in a taxi (we didn’t have a car) to international drive if you wanted to head there. We didn’t use the I ride trolley but there was a station over the road. Very close walking distance to a good selection of restaurants (tgis, millers, McDonald’s and more) and Walgreens. It was only 15 minutes walking to/from universal which was brilliant. Plus you went up the side entrance for security so passed the main security section to save time. Also within walking distance of Orlando international premium outlet, literally across the highway which you could walk over on the bridge. Rooms were great, clean, modern and comfortable. Staff were great and there’s also a lovely cafe, shop and fantastic restaurant on site! We went to Disney for one day and the Uber was a reasonable price. We’ve been to Florida several times and stayed in villas, on international drive and here. If coming again just for universal for a week or so, would definitely be staying here! Thanks for a great stay.
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"Stay at Clarion hotel, Charlotte NC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2019 NEW
The hotel was clean and the front desk was fast and friendly for a last minute booking. The room was very clean. Mr. Robinson, the shuttle bus driver to the airport was extremely friendly and very punctual, which is highly appreciated.
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
"Excellent value for money"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019 NEW
We didn’t have the highest expectations as we booked the hotel for such a good price but we were very pleasantly surprised! The hotel reception was bright, airy, modern and clean. The parking was close to our hotel room. The room was spacious, had two queen size beds, a tv, dining table and two chairs, a coffee machine (makes both tea and coffee), a fridge, a large wardrobe, an iron and board, a large sink area with a large well lit mirror within the room. One thing we didn’t realise was that the safe was extra (we decided to go without). Towels, including pool towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, tea and coffee were all complimentary in the room. We found the room clean and more than adequate for our needs. The pool is in the middle of the rooms and so close to them all. The pool was a nice size and there were a lot of loungers, which were never all occupied, even in August. Being able to bring your own drinks to the pool was great too. We found the hotel clean and tidy throughout, and the maintenance staff were always cleaning and maintaining the hotel and grounds. We used the laundrette and found it really easy and convenient. There was lots of parking and the only time we struggled to find a space was a Saturday evening. The hotel was a 15 minute walk from Universal and it was easy to get there, an early morning walk was nice but it did get a bit sweaty later in the day! The hotel is about a 5-10 minute walk from some restaurants and the Vineland outlets too so the location was great. All reception, maintenance and cleaning staff were polite and friendly. We would definitely stay here again!
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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