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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel

May 22, 2019 Hayley S Norwich, United Kingdom

This hotel doesn't look like a lot from the outside, but boy were we surprised! Our room had two double beds which were comfy. A decent tv, air conditioning, iron plus board, microwave, fridge and coffee machine (can also make a tea).They also provide soap, shampoo and conditioner in small bottles. The room appeared freshly painted and was… Read more
This hotel doesn't look like a lot from the outside, but boy were we surprised! Our room had two double beds which were comfy. A decent tv, air conditioning, iron plus board, microwave, fridge and coffee machine (can also make a tea).They also provide soap, shampoo and conditioner in small bottles. The room appeared freshly painted and was tastefully decorated. It was also very clean. The downside to the room for us was the pillows. They were way to soft and not very supportive. The hotel is situated in a great location. Only a few minutes drive from the entrance to Walt Disney world. There are plenty of restaurants within a 5-15 minute walk. Even more within a 30 minute. We used uber/lyft to get around a lot. There is a bus which goes to Disney and seaworld fairly close to the hotel, I believe this is $2 per ride. The hotel also has a complementary shuttle, however the times didn't really suit us. I'll post a picture of the current schedule. It's a shame there isn't a frequent shuttle to the outlet shopping centre. The breakfast is really good. Lots of choice and you can make your own Mickey waffles! This costs $10 if it isn't included. Dennys down the road also does a decent all day breakfast if you miss it at the hotel. We didn't try any other meals. The staff were all super nice and friendly. The hotel either over looks a car park or a busy road so don't expect great views! Having said that the grounds are nice. I also really liked that you can get from your room to the lobby under a shelter so if it rains your not going to get soaked (unless it's really bad weather) and there is a really nice large covered porch with comfy seating and ceiling fans. Perfect for sitting outside if it's raining or if you want a restbite from the heat. The hotel also offers late checkout (around 3pm) for $25. Totally worth it. There is also a shop in the lobby, a bar and an arcade. We'd definately stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Hotel In Great Position

May 19, 2019 MattDD_13 Southampton, United Kingdom

Where to start. What a fantastic hotel this is! Myself and my girlfriend have just got back from two weeks here and loved every minute. Sure you’re not expecting 5 star luxury, but when you are paying the price you are you happily accept that. I saw a few people’s reviews talking about the transport to the parks not being great and this is far… Read more
Where to start. What a fantastic hotel this is! Myself and my girlfriend have just got back from two weeks here and loved every minute. Sure you’re not expecting 5 star luxury, but when you are paying the price you are you happily accept that. I saw a few people’s reviews talking about the transport to the parks not being great and this is far from true. This is a free service, a service that will save you in excess of $25 a day if you drove and parked at Disney. It was nearly almost on time (even if it was a few minutes late it’s hardly a problem) every day we used it, and the times were pretty perfect. It’s true it doesn’t take you to every park, and is only Epcot & Hollywood Studios but you can use the free Disney transport to get you to the other parks or water park. I would definitely recommend using the buses. Another thing I saw people complain about was the WiFi. I found the WiFi to be great, I FaceTimed home several times, downloaded some music and just browsed the internet and it was fairly speedy. The rooms themselves are spacious and comfortable, and the air conditioning was a little on the loud side, but I could sleep with it on. There is some road noise, but again it wasn’t loud enough to keep me up. The room was cleaned every day, albeit they would knock quite early to clean, so usually had to put them off for an hour or so. We only used the pool once, and it was a shame we didn’t again, it was the warmest outdoor pool I’ve been in, lovely! We did have one small issue where someone was trying to get into our room at 2:30am, which it turned out was a guest who had been given the wrong room number, so security turned up and it was resolved very quickly. The next day we went down to reception to mention it (not so much complain as it isn’t the person on the reception desks fault!) and were met by the lovely, friendly Nancy, who was very personable and apologetic. She offered us a free breakfast as a sorry for the next morning, which was a nice gesture. She’s a credit to your team! The shop on site is on the pricey side, but handy if you need the essentials. Marc who worked in the evening was a lovely guy, who would have a laugh and joke with us as well as other guests. The restaurant for breakfast was also great, the cooked breakfast is basically the same you get everywhere else and was very tasty. Lots of selections from pastries to fruits, to cereal to waffles. All in all I would definitely come back to this hotel again, when I can afford it and would suggest you do the same! Why pay the Disney premium when you can get something similar for a lot less money! Read less
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May 18, 2019 DRFOXX87

We live in Tampa and visit Orlando often. Thought we’d try another Hotel bc we were only staying one night. We were in room 3317 and the first disappointment was no King bed although we’d clearly asked for one on the reservation. Not only did the TV not work something had been smeared all over it. Gross! The lamp didn’t work either so we had only… Read more
We live in Tampa and visit Orlando often. Thought we’d try another Hotel bc we were only staying one night. We were in room 3317 and the first disappointment was no King bed although we’d clearly asked for one on the reservation. Not only did the TV not work something had been smeared all over it. Gross! The lamp didn’t work either so we had only one plug to work with. The shower was completely inadequate (extremely low pressure) and the tub did not drain. Towels are small and as rough as sandpaper. So beware, the cost may be less but you get what you pay for. 1 day was enough for us. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great value hotel

May 16, 2019 paulhR2584HT West Sussex, United Kingdom

I stayed at the Clarion Inn as it seemed great value for money, included a basic breakfast and there weren't any additional local taxes to pay on top as with the vast majority of other hotels. This can really add a large amount to the final cost! I arrived in my rental car and was happy to see manned security barriers in and out and they weren't… Read more
I stayed at the Clarion Inn as it seemed great value for money, included a basic breakfast and there weren't any additional local taxes to pay on top as with the vast majority of other hotels. This can really add a large amount to the final cost! I arrived in my rental car and was happy to see manned security barriers in and out and they weren't just waving people through. After checking in at reception, you get a car pass to display on the dashboard for quick entry and exit. This gave me peace of mind although I wasn't concerned about the hotel's location. The hotel has a central building which included the reception, bar, restaurant, shop, ticket sales desk, amusement arcade type room and a small business centre. There are 2 computers which seemed to free of charge to use. On each side are 2 buildings of 5 floors with lifts where the bedrooms are with each pair having a swimming pool between them. There is a coin operated laundry room with washing machines and dryers and also ice machines on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors. It seems the even numbered rooms face the busy interstate 4 whereas the odd numbered face the car park which is considerably quieter. I was on the 5th floor - Room 1533 - and although distant, at the height, you get a good view of the 9pm evening fireworks at Epcot? and Disney? The rooms are typically American with dark wood furniture and all was clean and serviceable. You get a microwave, fridge, coffee machine, hairdryer and an iron and ironing board. There are handy sockets in the lamp stands for adapters and USB saving you unplugging other items. Breakfast is basic - white and brown bread to toast with a butter type spread, jams, cereals, juice and tea and coffee. You can pay around $8 extra for the full choice of hot and cold help yourself food which includes making your own small or large Mickey Mouse waffles with hot syrup! They also do a buffet dinner every night for $13.99 or you can get burgers and (very good) Rosens pizza from the bar. The shop sells gifts, sweets and food so you can have a microwave meal in your room. All the staff were very courteous, happy and helpful except the lady who was on the breakfast buffet desk who never smiled the whole time I was there. A great hotel I would return back to. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really nice hotel, great value,gated parking, close to shops/restaurants/Disney Springs, friendly staff, no resort fees!

May 16, 2019 DianeParrish_FL Parrish, FL

We needed a hotel for a long weekend close to Disney Springs. The hotel has a guard with gated parking. The check in and check out were easy. The front desk staff were real nice. Our room was on the 5th (top floor) of one of the buildings, facing a pool/pond/and then the interstate. I wondered about interstate noise, there was not any, it was… Read more
We needed a hotel for a long weekend close to Disney Springs. The hotel has a guard with gated parking. The check in and check out were easy. The front desk staff were real nice. Our room was on the 5th (top floor) of one of the buildings, facing a pool/pond/and then the interstate. I wondered about interstate noise, there was not any, it was actually very quiet. The room was very clean and new.. The room has two double beds, a microwave, refrigerator, a nice armoire. This room would fit 3 adults or 2 adults and two small children comfortably.. The beds were nice, new, comfortable. We had a very nice housekeeper too, so friendly. Leave her a tip each day, she works very hard for her money. The hotel has 2 real nice pools and a splash zone for kids. We were in the area with a pool, the splash zone and the other pool were in another building. We really enjoyed the nice pool, perfect temperature to swim, the pool was clean, and lots of lounge chairs to get some sun. The hotel also has a bar/grille for sandwiches/pizzas, and drinks, and it is open late. There's also a shop in the lobby for incidentals and cold sandwiches and drinks, etc. There is also a restaurant that serves a breakfast or dinner buffet. Restaurants nearby I recommend: Hooters, (wings) Ford's Garage and Flipper's Pizza. We liked the location as it was so close to Disney Springs. The hotel has shuttles too. I give this hotel a 5 star rating for its friendliness, cleanliness, and security. We will stay here again. Read less