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*.

  • Extra Bonus: Stay for a minimum of 7 consecutive nights and receive 2 buffet breakfasts for 2 adults and 1 buffet dinner for 2 adults per room per stay. For departures between 1 Jan '19-31 Dec '19 and 1 Jan '20-31 Dec '20 .

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, 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 Awesome place

Nov 9, 2019 giovannabreion

Me and my folks stayed at Clarion during the first half of September. It was our second time there and, besides thinking the cleaning needs to improve, everything else was amazing. The staff is incredible! At the hotel’s restaurant we were mostly served by Johanna, who’s such a cool person! She presented us her beautiful children and my mom even… Read more
Me and my folks stayed at Clarion during the first half of September. It was our second time there and, besides thinking the cleaning needs to improve, everything else was amazing. The staff is incredible! At the hotel’s restaurant we were mostly served by Johanna, who’s such a cool person! She presented us her beautiful children and my mom even fought with me once because we almost lost the transportation to the park as me and Johanna kept talking and talking! She is awesome! Plus, there is Pablo from one of the front desks, who I noticed wasn’t there everyday, but who is such a sweetie and made me laugh all the times we talked. Last but not least, we would like to thank Sheila who made things very easier just for, like us, being a Brazilian, which made things very easy for my parents as they don’t speak English and they loved her. Thanks, Giovanna B. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating THE OUTSIDE V/S INSIDE ROOM

Nov 8, 2019 Bluebirdie4

On a family trip to Disney & Universal this past spring stayed 7 nights,check in was madness to start with long lines in the lobby and front desk staff not very efficient. Get to our room after a long wait,there definitely were some problems I would like to share. We stuck it out,but concluded we will not stay again. The carpet was old stained and… Read more
On a family trip to Disney & Universal this past spring stayed 7 nights,check in was madness to start with long lines in the lobby and front desk staff not very efficient. Get to our room after a long wait,there definitely were some problems I would like to share. We stuck it out,but concluded we will not stay again. The carpet was old stained and dirty in many spots,the bathroom walls had holes,the chair to the desk had many gross white stains,the lamp shades were dingy,and the towels were dirty,stained and folded for use under the sink. The elevator walls and buttons were smeared with all kinds of stuff that nobody wants to touch. Of course you call the front desk and they give you the run around for clean towels it took forever. Some positives for the Clarion is the location McDonald's,Disney Springs,Dunkin Donuts and much more are all very close in a car. The parking is free, with a security gaurd. There is a pool,looked fairly clean and gated we didn't use. We didn't eat any food there or buy anything from the small convenience store inside the hotel. The room had a fridge and microwave both were clean. The outside appearance of the grass,pool ect. accurate to the description provided when looking at their website you wouldn't think the rooms would be so run down the stains and dirt are visible as soon as you open the door to the room. I have provided pictures from inside our room it was pool facing on the 5th floor I hope this helps future travelers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating still love our visits here

Nov 6, 2019 jeanwales Anglesey

Been visiting the Clarion since 1991 and we have just had another month there. It is an excellent basic hotel and a good base for exploring. The staff are always helpful. Great hotel. Back there next year for another month lol.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fall Family Disney Vacation

Nov 5, 2019 BradC2158

This was a nice hotel close to the resort, food, shopping etc. The rooms were clean and the staff were courteous. I was a little disappointed in the water pressure of the hotel. The shower was not what we have come to expect and the toilets required a second flush most every time. Our room came with a microwave and mini fridge which was a bonus… Read more
This was a nice hotel close to the resort, food, shopping etc. The rooms were clean and the staff were courteous. I was a little disappointed in the water pressure of the hotel. The shower was not what we have come to expect and the toilets required a second flush most every time. Our room came with a microwave and mini fridge which was a bonus for us. The pool areas were nice and clean. The in house restaurant had a nice breakfast buffet. Overall, I would recommend this hotel to others looking for clean and affordable rooms near Disney. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect stay

Nov 4, 2019 AndrewOslo Oslo, Norway

My friend and I stayed in a double room on the 5th floor. We were very happy with our stay. Room was a decent size, there’s a fridge and a microwave, super comfy beds and pillows, and a decent bathroom. Lighting in the room was good. Our view was towards the highway, but we never heard any noise into our room. Super friendly staff at the front… Read more
My friend and I stayed in a double room on the 5th floor. We were very happy with our stay. Room was a decent size, there’s a fridge and a microwave, super comfy beds and pillows, and a decent bathroom. Lighting in the room was good. Our view was towards the highway, but we never heard any noise into our room. Super friendly staff at the front desk. Lots of parking spaces. Daily housekeeping. Clean and nice room and hotel + affordable. Would recommend! Read less