"We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights, the food was very poor and way over priced. the towels were a little small but I'm a bigger person 6'4" 280, the po ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Orlando awaits you at Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel. You'll be 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Disney Springs® and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Lake Bryan. Highlights at this hotel include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant, and free self parking.

All 640 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, MP3 docks, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.

The buffet restaurant, Boardwalk Buffet Rest., is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the kids' swimming pool and pool loungers as well as access to a playground. Meeting rooms, a business center, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning full breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also RV/bus/truck parking, along with the convenience of a free theme park shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 3-star Orlando hotel include SeaWorld® Orlando and Discovery Cove.

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista ratings based on 124 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Nice hotel, nice rooms, good pool

Pros: it was a general run of the mill hotel, nothing stuck out as being really well done, the splash pad for kids was nice.
Cons: the food services are a disaster. we ordered a salad and it was just lettuce with no dressing and really just poor quality for almost $10
Location: Disney, tourist shopping, generic chain restaurants all near by, nothing authentic or exciting outside of theme parks.
We stayed for 3 days and 2 nights, the food was very poor and way over priced. the towels were a little small but I'm a bigger person 6'4" 280, the pool was nice and the splash pad was great for kids. the outlets weren't well placed and loose so plugs fell out. the rooms themselves were nice but the pillows were a little too soft. The price of the hotel was well worth it though but the pricing on everything else was way to much to try and take advantage of tourists, the shops in the area are over priced. If you can try to find a standard super market like Publix you can find way better food and goods at much better cost.

Posted by , from Lake Worth, Fl on Mar 9, 2018

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4 out of 5

Visiting the Orlando area

The room was very clean and spacious but we were facing i-4 making it very loud and the bed was uncomfortable and pillows are to lumpy So next time we will bring our own pillows

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location for Orlando activity

Great location to get downtown with ease. Clean inside and out.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2017

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5 out of 5

Very Charming !

Pros: This hotel had it all for all ages. Safe , clean & very friendly.
Cons: Get rid of the privacy buttons on the doors so you don't lock yourself out & the key card doesn't work !!!
Location: Hotel was in the middle of everything - food, shops, theme parks, lots of activities.
I searched many hotel & this hotel had everything I was looking for. FREE shuttle to the Disney & Universal Parks, FREE Wifi, FREE parking, NO resort fees, nice pool, play ground for the little kids and a little water park play area, restaurant in the hotel, gift shop & store in the hotel. Very friendly staff. Clean rooms and beautiful grounds.

Posted by , from Cazenovia, NY on May 22, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel for attending a destination wedding.

The hotel was fi e. Comparable in size and layout to my friend's room on Disney grounds. However, when I booked I asked for a kitchenette and was told I got one. Didn't. Refrigerator and microwave were fine but we came with 2 babies and needed the ability to do breskfast, lunch and/or snacks. No dishes or utensils, or place to sit and feed the kids was a disappointment. Also, our room overlooked the parking lot: buses in and out all day and night. Delivery trucks to the restaurant at 3 AM...we had trouble keeping the babies from waking every time they heard an alarm, truck bavking up, bus loading, unloading, and idling. The shuttle schedule to and from the theme parks also made it difficult with little ones. Staff was warm, helpful. I would go back, but be very clear to ask for what we need.

Posted by , from Long Island, NY on Apr 1, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great hotel for the price

Great property and location. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast buffet was well worth the money. 24 hr security was a plus.

Posted by , from perez on Feb 6, 2017

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4 out of 5

Convenient to Disney

Pros: Big, free parking lot. Convenient to Disney. Restaurants, store and video game room on premises. Close to other restaurants, nice pool area.
Cons: Shuttle to airport would be nice. Some staff could have been friendlier. A smile costs nothing.
Location: Very close to many chain restaurants. Close to Disney Springs, but no transportation offered. Close to outlet mall.
I stayed to get daughter settled at Disney College. It is convenient, but their web page is inaccurate - they do not offer a shuttle to either Disney Springs or the airport ( taxi to airport would be $55, so use Uber!). They do offer one to the Disney parks and the outlet mall. When I checked in, their stated price was higher than the Travelocity quote, and so after 50 minutes on hold between the hotel and Travelosity, it did get straightened out. The hotel clerk was rather rude about addressing it, as if booking through a third party was frowned upon. Some other staff also seemed 'short' with questions, not very friendly. Maintenance and security were friendly. We had to be moved due to an air conditioner malfunction. The room was clean. The hotel restaurant is not open at lunch time, but the little store had food and the prices were reasonable. The dinner buffet was good, and the early bird price was great. Long lines for the breakfast buffet so I did not go. Pool area very nice ( 2 heated pools and a splash area for kids). Many buses of teens in and out, but they seemed well chaperoned and not noisy. The highway side of the complex is noisy but the front is quiet. Within walking distance of many restaurants and stores.

Posted by , from Central New York on Jan 25, 2017

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3 out of 5

Not the best

Overall, not the best experience. The staff was nice and helpful, however the room was not very clean. The sheets were extremely worn and the bed was broken down and uncomfortable. I will not be staying here again.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Close to Disney world

Pros: The distance to Disney world and other attractions.
Cons: Different staff with better manners.
Location: Disney world and near restaurants.
Experience was OK during the stay. But the staff is rude. They didn't tell us about their loyalty program and we have stayed there many I mean many of times.

Posted by , from Tampa on Nov 24, 2016

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3 out of 5

Hotel Overbooked Transfer

Cons: Book to capacity and stop transferring guests.
Upon arrival, we were transferred to a sister hotel 20 minutes away, The Rosen Inn @ Pointe Orlando. We had chosen the Clarion due to it's proximity to the Walt Disney World resort. The transfer created a lengthy back and forth drive several times each day for us. Also, we were told the transfer was a free 'upgrade', however, The Rosen Inn @ Pointe Orlando was mediocre at best.

Posted by , from Boca Raton, FL on Dec 8, 2015

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About the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel

Location 8442 Palm Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32836

Property Features

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Tour/ticket assistance, an arcade/game room, and multilingual staff are also featured at the family-friendly Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Orlando hotel.

  • 640 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Built in 1987
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.) (24.2 km / 15 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, a Rosen Hotel offers 640 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature MP3 docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in July 2015.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (late night)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Boardwalk Buffet Rest. - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 11 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: USD 60.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Rosen Hotel Orlando
  • Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Rosen Hotel
  • Clarion Lake Buena Vista Rosen Orlando
  • Clarion Lake Buena Vista Rosen

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.


Kids Eat Free Program
Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel anytime and receive the following:

  • Complimentary meals for 1 child age 9 and under when accompanied by a paying adult
Maximum 1 child per room. Valid for children ages 9 and under. Offer may not include taxes or gratuities. The hotel may alter or discontinue this offer at any time without prior notification. Other restrictions may apply.