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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Indianapolis IN
"A bit pricey for what I got"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2020 NEW
Small 1 bed room with no view. Only saw a wall. Room was clean, nicely decorated but dark. Having the view of a wall didn't help the lighting. TV, WiFi, A/C worked fine. Nice grounds, wish I had a view of that. Cold pool, hot tub warm but foamy. Didn't pay to eat there.
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
"Pretty good location and accommodations"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
Accommodations were good (with a major exception - see below) and breakfast was very good. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So our stay was pretty good, but could have been much better! Being really close to a major highway, we heard every noise throughout the night as we were facing the highway. It sucked! There was an inch separation between the bottom of the door and the threshold as well as the lock side of the door. It was like sleeping in a tent outside. I informed the front desk staff at checkout time about that. They did say that they would send maintenance over and did ask if I called the front desk when we noticed this. I told them that we got back from Epcot very late and didn't do anything as we were exhausted and just went to beg. Noise was awful - virtually no sleep. TIP - Inspect the room before accepting it and don't stay facing a major highway!
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Wrangell, Alaska
"Great Locations, Ok Hotel"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020
The front desk staff and housekeeping was very friendly. The location was excellent and within walking distance to the Outlet Mall. (Just over the Bridge) The Outlet Mall is enormous and spans for blocks. There tons of shops and eateries to choose from. The hotel provided limited shuttle services to the Parks. You must schedule daily with the front from the available scheduled times. Once the shuttle is full it's full. There is also a return shuttle, limited times after 6pm, first come first serve. Uber and Taxi from the hotel was roughly $8-10 if the shuttle didn't work out. The Pool is absolutely not heated. I'm not sure why it is advertised as such but it was literally freezing every single day of our visit. It felt as if they pumped cold water into it, even the sun did not heat it. The hot tub malfunctioned on a daily basis and was even closed one day of our trip. Unfortunately this was one of the selling points for us and we could not even utilize this amenity. The rooms are tiny and dated. The bathrooms are so small that you could not even open/close the door and sit on the toilet at the same time. Our light in the bathroom flickered at times as if there was something wrong with the wiring in the fixture. The housekeeping staff were excellent and provided us with great service. The room were very clean despite the dated atmosphere. The space was fine for the limited time we spent in our room. The staff and other hotels guests were great. We never felt like we were in a "bad neighborhood" despite the budget feel to the hotel. The service at the tiny snack shack/ coffee shop was not excellent. On one occasion we stopped in for some burgers, we asked about ketchup for our fries and the girl pointed to an empty dispenser. When we told her it was out, she didn't acknowledge us or seem to care. There was another occasion I had to ask the front desk if anyone was working in there after waiting several minutes alone in the shop. I was told "There should be" and sent back to wait. (The employee was outside smoking --Just a Tip for your staff... tell someone. You know that you are leaving...outside...on a break. So that when someone asks, they aren't completely oblivious of your absence.) Another time I waited while another girl struggle to assist 2 people in line in front of me, before I finally left without purchasing anything. It was apparent she either needed more training or the job was not a get fit for her. She seemed to struggle to multi-task and watching her struggle was borderline frustrating. Fortunately this was my last day, and I'd never have to go back again.
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Dover, Delaware
"Very convenient"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2020
My husband and I stayed here on our way home from the Miami cruise port, to make a trip to Universal Studios. We had a rented car, so we didn't use the shuttle, but this hotel provides shuttle service to/from Universal. The room we stayed in was clean and appeared to be recently renovated. The only issue we had was the gap around the door was so large that it let it noise, light and anything else small enough to fit in a bread box. We didn't have any bugs or critters come in, but we like it dark and quiet when we sleep and we didn't feel the door was all that secure either. Because of that and it being an outdoor facing room, my husband rolled a towel at the foot of the door both nights we stayed and jammed one of the room chairs under the door handle. One last thing, there was a safe provided for any valuables, but it wasn't bolted to the stand or floor so someone could have walked off easily with it. We chose not to lock our valuables in it because of that. Besides that, our stay was nice. We were able to check in earlier than 4pm, since we arrived early. There was a mini fridge in the room. The shower and the bed were nice, especially after a 12 hour day in Universal Studios. For the convenience alone, I'd recommend this place to others on a budget. My husband and I said we wouldn't stay here again, but it was fine for our first trip to Universal.
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Tina O
Ottawa, Canada
"So Convenient"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2020
Stayed here for three nights in early January. Shuttle service to and from Universal was very efficient but it is also an easy 20 Minute walk if the shuttle timetable doesn’t suit. The Indian restaurant at the hotel serves genuine Indian cuisine and is delicious! Rooms are typical and comfortable.
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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