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4.1 out of 5

"It was nice. Quiet. Close to universal and sea world. Clean. Breakfast bar ladies were nice. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 23 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Universal Studios Florida

In shopping district

Within a 15-minute walk of this Southwest Orlando hotel, you'll find Universal Studios Florida and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Fun Spot America is within 2 miles (3 km) and Florida Mall is within 9 miles (15 km).

Multiple dining options

This smoke-free hotel includes 2 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and perks like free self parking and a free theme park shuttle.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 192 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and premium bedding.

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$80* Per night/room Nov 28 - Nov 29

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (2 Queen beds with 2 Person Sofa bed)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll In Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

Everyone (14) Couples (5) Family (12)
4 out of 5
It was nice. Quiet. Close to universal and sea world. Clean. Breakfast bar ladies were nice.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2021

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Oct 24, 2021 by Clarion

Greetings Jacqueline, Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time You have taken to complete a review on our property, and we are so happy to hear that You enjoyed your stay with us. . We hope to see You again very soon!

4 out of 5
We where there for one night to sleep the rooms where clean close to universal

Posted by on Oct 18, 2021

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Oct 19, 2021 by Amina

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

5 out of 5
I liked that check-in and check-out was easy. The desk clerks were helpful and knowledgeable. I liked that it was quiet and there was transportation to Universal.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2021

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Aug 13, 2021 by Clarion

Dear past guest. Thank You for staying with us. We are glad to hear You were very satisfied with your recent stay with us. Thank You for your positive feedback. We hope to have You back again soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 4, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 29, 2021

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5 out of 5
Great price, location, clean and has free shuttle bus from Universal to hotel. A big plus was it has the best Indian restaurant what a great surprise after a long day at the park.

Posted by on Jun 19, 2021

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Jun 19, 2021 by Front Desk Agent

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review on our property, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to give 100% to each of our guests and knowing that we have exceeded your expectations really makes us proud. We hope to see you again very soon!

5 out of 5
Rooms were surprisingly nicer than the outside of building ..

Posted by on May 12, 2021

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May 13, 2021 by Front Desk Agent

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review on our property, and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to give 100% to each of our guests and knowing that we have exceeded your expectations really makes us proud. We hope to see you again very soon!

5 out of 5
Clean, quiet room

Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

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Apr 28, 2021 by Clarion

Dear guest. Thank You for staying with us on your recent visit to Universal Orlando. We are happy to hear You were very satisfied with your stay with us. Thank You for your positive feedback., We hope to have You back very soon

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

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Apr 2, 2021 by Clarion

Dear guest. Thank You for staying with us on your recent visit to Universal Orlando. We are happy to hear You were very satisfied with your stay. Thank You for your positive feedback. We hope to see You back again soon.

2 out of 5
The room smelled of smoke. The smell would not go away. We had to sign papers saying no smoking in the room. The door did not look like it was closed. We only killed one roach.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2021

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Mar 15, 2021 by Front Desk Agent

Dear Valued Guest, We would like to thank you for staying with us here at Clarion Inn & Suites Universal. We appreciate the time you have taken to complete a review on our property. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any issues that you may have encountered during your stay. We will work to resolve these issues to prevent them from occurring furthermore. Thanks again.

About the Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

Location 5829 Grand National Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Orlando hotel is smoke free.

  • 192 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 6 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1978
  • Deli
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Free theme park shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Free theme park shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort offers 192 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Orlando hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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

Roast Cafe - This café specializes in American cuisine.

Tabla Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be 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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of: COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC); SafeStay (AHLA - USA); Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global); Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Credit card pre-authorization
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Staffed front desk
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 12.00 for adults, USD 5.00 and USD 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • In-room safe fee: USD 3.00 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Days Inn Maingate
  • Days Inn Maingate Hotel
  • Days Inn Maingate Hotel Orlando Universal
  • Days Inn Orlando Universal
  • Clarion Inn Across Universal Orlando Resort
  • Orlando Universal Maingate
  • Days Inn Orlando Universal Maingate Hotel Orlando
  • Clarion Inn Orlando
  • Clarion Inn
  • Clarion Orlando
  • Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel Orlando
  • Clarion Across Universal Orlando
  • Clarion Across Universal
  • Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort Hotel

You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.