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, 15 minute to Universal Orlando Resort™, 10 minute to SeaWorld® Orlando. 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, Universal Orlando Resort™ and SeaWorld® Orlando.

Boardwalk Buffet Restaurant, Lite Bite mini-market (5:00am-1:00am). Comfort Zone cocktail bar. One child, 9 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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Jul 13, 2019 velvet9844 Buffalo, New York

We stopped at the Clarion Inn after a long day driving. Only spent one night but wouldn't have minded spending more. Very friendly and clean. Was easy to get to from the thruway. It was also a nice area. Seemed very safe.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean, convenient and comfortable

Jul 11, 2019 StevieGee44325 County Laois, Ireland

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of June. Hotel room was small but perfectly clean and comfortable and, most importantly, the AC worked just as it should! The buffet offers a wide range of breakfast items and is very reasoinbale as does the buffet dinner. Hotel offers a free shuttle bus to the Disney parks which is fantastic - we had no… Read more
We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of June. Hotel room was small but perfectly clean and comfortable and, most importantly, the AC worked just as it should! The buffet offers a wide range of breakfast items and is very reasoinbale as does the buffet dinner. Hotel offers a free shuttle bus to the Disney parks which is fantastic - we had no problems using these whatsoever - they were on time and plenty of seats. The staff were all very friendly and helpful especially the front desk staff, othing was too much to ask of them from assistance with prining out tour tickets for us to holding our luggage securely for our last day after we had checked out. The pool areas were spotless also and the splash zone, the playground and the games room were a big hit with our two boys! I would highly recommend this hotel as a budget-friendly hotel which doesnt compromise on cleanliness or guest experience and will definitley be booking agin should we return to Orlando int he furutre. Tanks Clarion Inn for a wonderful stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location

Jul 10, 2019 Q4783RUmarkt Blaydon, United Kingdom

We stayed here for the first time as a family of six for two weeks, all the staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were cleaned daily and even though we were told of refurbishments going on we never heard or seen anything to disturb us. The kids were very happy with pool especially being open until 10 pm to cool off!! We had the buffet… Read more
We stayed here for the first time as a family of six for two weeks, all the staff were very friendly and helpful, the rooms were cleaned daily and even though we were told of refurbishments going on we never heard or seen anything to disturb us. The kids were very happy with pool especially being open until 10 pm to cool off!! We had the buffet breakfast most mornings which was really good, we also tried the pub in the hotel for some late meals after a day in the parks which were good value for money. The free shuttle buses were good going to the parks with the only downside universal studios was a 7am departure but the return shuttles meant you would have to leave before most of the parks closed..not a big issue as other posts have stated Uber is very reasonable and also the lynx bus service stops outside hotel for Disney springs and seaworld at 2 dollars a trip. Overall the clarion inn was in an excellent location for all the parks, all the staff we encountered in reception, restaurant, pub and shop were very friendly and we cannot wait to visit again in the future Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Devastatingly Dreadful why are Disney partnered with them?

Jul 6, 2019 Smartipantsbaby Woodville, United Kingdom

This was supposed to be a fantastic family celebration, wedding anniversary, son’s birthday, summer holiday etc. The reception was nice, Sheila was friendly and welcoming. Bus tour man was very honest and told us that basically if we have reservations for Disney not to rely on the free shuttles because they’re too full and we won’t get on! It… Read more
This was supposed to be a fantastic family celebration, wedding anniversary, son’s birthday, summer holiday etc. The reception was nice, Sheila was friendly and welcoming. Bus tour man was very honest and told us that basically if we have reservations for Disney not to rely on the free shuttles because they’re too full and we won’t get on! It could take hours to get to Magic Kingdom on the shuttle! The room reduced me to tears! After travelling for 24 hours due to delayed flight and storms preventing landing we arrived at a tatty brown door with hardly any lighting in the outside corridor. The ugly door was like something from a crime scene in an old movie where the person is on the run! Not helped by the temporary metal fencing and sand bags. On opening the door the musty smell of a charity shop over powered us and we were confronted by two small double beds, 3 drawers, a single wardrobe and a grubby armchair. Everything looks at least 20 years old. The most awful was the net curtains. Other issues: Other guest’s car parking receipt left on the room Dirty paintwork Grubby bathroom Old limp shower curtain Cot for my daughter was like something from the 70s! It is 4.30am UK time I’ve settled the kids having arrived an hour ago but in the morning, very early, I’ll be speaking to the Customer Service teams for the hotel, TUI and Disney. What shocks me most of all is that Disney would partner with such a poor hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Few great stays in the past, NOT THIS TIME

Jul 6, 2019 TrMiLa Asheville, North Carolina

We have stayed at this hotel several times in the past and always believed it was a great value. This time I would give up the money spent and go to another hotel if I wasn’t so tired from traveling. The first room had a very strong mildew and musty odor, most likely from the A/C not working. It also had things left in the room from a previous… Read more
We have stayed at this hotel several times in the past and always believed it was a great value. This time I would give up the money spent and go to another hotel if I wasn’t so tired from traveling. The first room had a very strong mildew and musty odor, most likely from the A/C not working. It also had things left in the room from a previous guest. They moved us to another room down the hall, A/C was working, room had no odor until the neighbor started smoking on the balcony and our A/C pulled the smoke inside. When I called the front desk, they were aware that it happens...it’s the type of A/C units is what I was told and nothing could be done🤷🏻‍♀️. There was also used q-tips left behind in this room. I’m not sure if the hotel is under different management, staffing issues, or what might have changed but we will be trying a different hotel on our next visit. Read less