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, 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jan 21, 2020 teresawE2940KD

Stayed here with my sister during Christmas week, while visiting my son. The location was perfect, and the property and service were good. The only negative was a strong odor around and in the outside elevator, which I noticed every time I rode it, but it didn't permeate into the room. Visited the gift shop and ate at the onsite buffet, which… Read more
Stayed here with my sister during Christmas week, while visiting my son. The location was perfect, and the property and service were good. The only negative was a strong odor around and in the outside elevator, which I noticed every time I rode it, but it didn't permeate into the room. Visited the gift shop and ate at the onsite buffet, which had good food. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Location, Great Value

Jan 20, 2020 Anthony L Flagler Beach, Florida

Enjoyed the short time we were there. The staff was helpful. The room was clean, the Hotel overall was in good shape. I wish I had more time to use the pool area it looked relaxing and the water was warm. Perfect for a get away and when visiting the parks. NO Parking fees!! We will be visiting this Hotel again.
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Jan 16, 2020 victoriamccabe14 Georgetown, Canada

Stayed at this hotel December 6-10 for a quick trip to Disney. We were barely in the room so it worked for what we needed - I work in the hotel industry but couldn't get an associate rate with my brand so we ended up getting a really great flight/hotel deal thru Expedia for this property. The property is pretty clean (I try to not look at it with… Read more
Stayed at this hotel December 6-10 for a quick trip to Disney. We were barely in the room so it worked for what we needed - I work in the hotel industry but couldn't get an associate rate with my brand so we ended up getting a really great flight/hotel deal thru Expedia for this property. The property is pretty clean (I try to not look at it with my more critical hospitality eye). I found the air conditioning wasn't the best as the rooms could get warm at times but we played around with it to find a comfortable temperature. Service was fine - everyone was friendly. It is MASSIVE! We were a bit of a walk from the main building. We were on the ground floor, which I wasn't crazy about. We didn't hear much noise in the morning, rather, it was at night with the loud music from the bars across the way. We did turn on the TV and didn't notice it as much. I thought the breakfast was a great value - around $10 PP for a full buffet. The food was hot and fresh, with healthy/unhealthy options. Be aware if you order delivery you may need to walk to the main lobby to pick up your food. We had one order come right to our door, the other one we went to the lobby. Not a big deal for us but just something to keep in mind. We used the shuttle service one time. It was on time, a nice bus and easy to find. The rest of the days didn't work with when we were coming and going from the parks so we used Uber and Lyft as we didn't rent a car. Parking is complimentary which is a nice perk if you are driving considering everyone else in the area charges. About 10-20 minutes from Disney depending on which park you are going to. Overall, if you are going to be in the parks, need a clean spot in a central location, this hotel will work for you. I would come back if I needed to, however, my preference is to stay within my own brand so I can't say that I would be back any time soon. For anyone looking for a great deal, this is the place for you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Security supervisor said 'I have..sheriff office phone number because this happens a lot'...

Jan 14, 2020 spirituala2018

DO NOT STAY HERE. We mistakingly left a Gucci belt in the dresser, I put it there and asked my friend to put that in the suitcase for me because we were rushing. Friend forgot. I knew EXACTLY where it was left. I called security. They told me they found the belt in the room, and gave me instructions of how to have it mailed. I went through the… Read more
DO NOT STAY HERE. We mistakingly left a Gucci belt in the dresser, I put it there and asked my friend to put that in the suitcase for me because we were rushing. Friend forgot. I knew EXACTLY where it was left. I called security. They told me they found the belt in the room, and gave me instructions of how to have it mailed. I went through the tedious process of having it mailed, including paying for scanning documents, etc, and the mail center called to inform me that it was not the correct belt. When I called security back and the supervisor got on, she told me it sounds suspicous and when I said, 'doesn't it sound like someone switched out the belt you found in the room with the $500 Gucci belt?' and she replied, "yes it does". Then told me she would give me the Orange County Sheriff's office and I heard her tell someone else in the room, 'I have it in my phone because it happens a lot'. I'm mortified that this has happened. It was a brand new gift. And yes, we made the error of forgetting it but this world, this hotel, their employees...I'm so angry that you can't trust that things will be safe even when you pay. I wish that I could post negative reviews. An uncomfortable bed, bad food, even loud noises, that's deserving of a bad review but GRAND THEFT...that's certainly worth a negative 500. Just buyer/stayer/hard worker beware. Lesson learned honestly. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good location, great service

Jan 13, 2020 abmail2

Stayed 5 days in peak New year week at Clarion LBV. The Hotel is 10-20 mins from most Theme parks. There is a convenient shuttle from Hotel to Parks. This is huge convenience especially during rush seasons. They have a very tasty breakfast and dinner buffets. The biggest reason for my review is their excellent staff and service who are very… Read more
Stayed 5 days in peak New year week at Clarion LBV. The Hotel is 10-20 mins from most Theme parks. There is a convenient shuttle from Hotel to Parks. This is huge convenience especially during rush seasons. They have a very tasty breakfast and dinner buffets. The biggest reason for my review is their excellent staff and service who are very cordial at the front desk, restaurants & back office. I had lost a few valuables in my room during a hurried checkout. I noticed only after reaching home. But when I called the hotel, the staff confirmed that the items were recovered and kept safe. Their staff, verified my information and gave me different options to collect my items. I am thankful to Elizabeth M, who arranged for all and safely returned my valuables. Read less