Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista, Orlando

The hotel

We think the Clarion Inn offers excellent value as well as being so close to Disney. In the 23 acres of landscaped grounds is a lake which is home to a variety of Floridian bird life. You will find all the great family amenities in your room, just beware you may just get too comfortable! There are some great deals in the family restaurant here, and a free shuttle bus will take you to the four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. Disney springs is very close too — with a fantastic array of restaurants, bars and shops there.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Theme Parks
  • Kids Eat Free
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Close to Walt Disney World Resort
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

10-minute drive to Walt Disney World Resort and 15 minutes to Universal Orlando Resort™. Driving time from airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

640 rooms on 5 floors in 4 buildings with 8 lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV with pay-per-view films, coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, safe, iron and board. Non-smoking rooms on request. Rooms with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 5 adults with a rollaway*.

Free parking. Free scheduled shuttle bus to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort™.

Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant, Lite Bite mini-market (5:00am-1:00am). Comfort Zone cocktail bar. One child, 5 years and under eat free American buffet breakfast or dinner at the Boardwalk Café when accompanied by a paying adult.

2 swimming pools, video games arcade, children's playground and children's Splash Zone.

Gift shop. Coin laundry*. Iron and board on request. Complimentary WiFi available.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: There may be a local charge for use of a rollaway bed for parties of 5 people or more sharing a room. This is subject to change and is charged by the hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Location was fab. Mouldy smell in room but overall a pleasant stay

Mar 23, 2020 a1m2y blackpool

We had to cut our stay short with the coronavirus outbreak. The first night was so loud sleeping in a room opposite the highway we then got up the next morning to switch rooms. We then got a room facing the car park which was much quieter. Had one day by the pool which was lovely. Pool was a lovely temperature. We paid for breakfast a few times… Read more
We had to cut our stay short with the coronavirus outbreak. The first night was so loud sleeping in a room opposite the highway we then got up the next morning to switch rooms. We then got a room facing the car park which was much quieter. Had one day by the pool which was lovely. Pool was a lovely temperature. We paid for breakfast a few times it was very repetitive. However no beans. Staff were lovely and friendly in the restaurant. Reception staff was also very helpful when we had problems through the crisis. Would I return? Yes if they got rid of the mouldy smell. I did spray a few times but didnt seem to get rid of it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Room needs a deep clean. Fantastic location. Clean pool with pool towels

Mar 19, 2020 TappyFeet Essex England

This is not a 5 star hotel. It's a budget hotel in a fantastic location. Close to restaurants, Disney, I4 and lots of stores. We found the desk staff very friendly. We had to cut our stay short because of Covid 19. We had booked a 10 night stay but left after 6 nights to get a flight back to the UK. But our room needed a deep clean. Dust on… Read more
This is not a 5 star hotel. It's a budget hotel in a fantastic location. Close to restaurants, Disney, I4 and lots of stores. We found the desk staff very friendly. We had to cut our stay short because of Covid 19. We had booked a 10 night stay but left after 6 nights to get a flight back to the UK. But our room needed a deep clean. Dust on lamps, inside the wardrobe - we had to remove thick dust from the clothes hangers. In detail - Cleanliness The room was surface cleaned daily. However, the lamp with thick with dust, around the beds and door the carpet was stained, the air conditioner and curtains all needed a deep clean. I don't know how often this is done but it needs to be done on a more regular basis. We had brought anti bacterial wipes with us because of the Virus situation and cleaned everywhere throroughly on arrival. Like another reviewer we had ants coming up through the sink and couldn't find bleach onsale anywhere at this time. Pool We used this daily. It was clean and the pool deck was very clean. Pool towels were available each day and one one occasion the pool towels were from new boxes which was great. Both pools face I4 so it's not a relaxing time at the pool as the road noise is constant. Ear plugs help. Location and Parking Although there is an entry gate, there is no exit gate so people can walk into the property. There was plenty of parking available. It's a fantastic location at a budget price. Odour There was always an unpleasant odour when we got back to our room at the end of the day. Also the fridge had an unpleasant odour too. Suggest the fridge and microwave are deep cleaned - not surface cleaned - between guests. We bought an air freshener for our room. Safety Whilst we did feel safe there there were lots of coaches each day. Some school trip so kids were running along the outside corridors and being loud. We also had a group of adults who brought chairs out to the corrider where they were smoking and drinking outside so again more noise. Having read the reviews we asked for a room away from I4 so we didn't hear any noise. We didn't have breakfast there but as the room had a fridge and microwave we often had breakfast in our room. For the price we were not expecting a 5 star resort. It is great value and a great location. Read the reviews and make your decision on booking. Would we return - for the price we would bring our own cleaning materials for a 10 day stay. If only the carpet was removed and wooden flooring was installed, that would have kept it cleaner. Wouldn't say no to returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great cheap base for Disney

Mar 17, 2020 HKGHOL London

This hotel is very close to disney without being on Disney property and with out the Disney price ticket. I would say if you are planning to stay any longer than a night or two make sure you have a room away from the interstate as this became very noisy all the time.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, nice room, watch out for smokers!

Mar 17, 2020 KShow1025 Pekin, Illinois

We had booked a king room for 6 nights. Upon check-in, they assigned us a room with 2 double beds. We didn't immediately head to our room, so we didn't notice this error until after we ate supper. By the time we got back to the main desk, there were no king rooms available as the whole complex was full, but they were willing to get us into a… Read more
We had booked a king room for 6 nights. Upon check-in, they assigned us a room with 2 double beds. We didn't immediately head to our room, so we didn't notice this error until after we ate supper. By the time we got back to the main desk, there were no king rooms available as the whole complex was full, but they were willing to get us into a king room the next night for the remainder of our stay. The manager was also able to honor the price we booked, even though they had charged us more at check-in. Very nice customer service. They have signs posted around the buildings as "no smoking" in the complex. But, we saw many who ignored these. They definitely need security to walk around and manage this. Smoking near the elevators and the pool is very unpleasant. Our king room was spacious, perfect for the 2 of us. It was cleaned daily, seemed to do a good enough job. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Mouldy smell, noisy....

Mar 13, 2020 render76 Lowton, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 5 nights recently, the room was a good size, however the shower wasnt very warm or strong and the room had a mouldy smell to it, we thought at first it was because the room needed airing off a little as it hadn't been used in a while, but it clearly wasnt, as my parents room was fine and so was my cousins. We were in room 3100 in… Read more
Stayed here for 5 nights recently, the room was a good size, however the shower wasnt very warm or strong and the room had a mouldy smell to it, we thought at first it was because the room needed airing off a little as it hadn't been used in a while, but it clearly wasnt, as my parents room was fine and so was my cousins. We were in room 3100 in case you're wondering, the noise from other patrons outside our door was ridiculous and the noise from I4 is pretty loud too, or people running down corridors above too... I suggest ear plugs if you stay here. However it's cheap and location wise is great. Read less