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“Pleasantly Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Suites Maingate
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   7888 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747 (Formerly Comfort Suites Maingate)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 160 Hotels in Kissimmee
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Excellent, affordable hotel close to the Disney and Universal parks. I wasn't expecting much with a <$90 per night rate, but was pleasantly by the cleanliness and size of the rooms. We have five people (2 adults, 3 kids - 14, 10 and 5) in a two-bed suite (with fold out couch) and never felt cramped. The fridge and microwave came in handy too. The pool area was clean and decent sized. The breakfast was good and I liked the inclusion of beans and rice in the buffet. Get to breakfast early, because it does get crowded fast. Also, the wooden tables on the patio are very wobbly, so be careful with your cranberry juice! The first night, due to being tired from the day at the parks, we ate at the on-site restaurant "Jumbos." Typically, I avoid hotel cafes, especially with all the choices nearby, but I have to say the food was excellent and our server, Emily, was fast and friendly.

Room Tip: We had an even numbered room (346), facing the parking lot while the odd numbered rooms faced the po...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Hartford
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was my fourth stay at this hotel. The rooms are nice with decent size beds, bathrooms clean, pool good. Within walking distance to a grocery store and a chain restaurant.

Staff: Friendly
Room: better than average for the price and chain

About the breakfast---they used to have a fairly good sized breakfast area. They've replaced a large part of that area with a bar. You do the math...where might their priorities be? Families going to the parks or college students? I guess the bar brings in more money and subsidizes the lower cost of the hotel. But, it was still too bad.
About the transportation to the parks: bring a car. Otherwise you may feel trapped. Their buses run a limited schedule and you won't be able to get back to the hotel during the day if you need to escape the park. (It is a relatively short drive to all the parks).

Full assessment: Nice hotel with a really good price. Use the money you've saved to rent a car.

Room Tip: I've stayed on the second floor multiple times and have never been disappointed.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great Place to stay!! Located 2 miles from Disney..offers free shuttle to Disney!! Rooms are good size..2 queen beds and a pull out sleeper sofa..fridge..microwave...huge bathroom!! Rooms are non smoking..but have outside entrances..We had a poolside room..which was perfect!. Pool is heated and has a hot tub... Good breakfast and there is a small lounge on the inside of lobby that offers sandwiches..pizza..drinks..etc. Large laundry area located on second floor..Over all we were extremely satisfied!!

Room Tip: Pool side rooms seem more secure then the back side of motel..
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maine, USA
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13 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This is one of several budget-priced options near, but not in, the Disney complex. I stayed there last week for two nights and have absolutely no regrets. The rooms were clean and good sized, the beds comfortable. We used the hot tub and it was nice. There was nothing truly special, but for the price, you are usually just hoping for no unpleasant surprises. There were none, and the only surprise was that it was better than most any other low-cost room I can remember.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alpena, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Our 4th stay here over the past 7 years, but first since changing over to the "Clarion" name, and we found it just as clean and friendly and quiet, as it has been in the past. Rooms are nice and big and very clean, and we had great beds with a nice firm mattress. Very friendly staff throughout the hotel. The breakfast was exceptional, with a choice of several hot or cold items with plenty of extras. (bagels, toast, muffins,fruit, yogurt, etc.) And the breakfast area was clean and well stocked. Great location to the parks and to other attractions.
The most important aspect of this hotel to us, was the all around cleanliness of every area of the hotel. We are still impressed with this hotel and will return for our 5th stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Reviews were good but for the price I paid was not expecting much but was actually quite impressed. I find it very unlikely that I could have gotten another hotel this decent at that price. I dont know that I would factor in the breakfast in comparing cost because my experience was different from others. The hot choices were very limited, the sausage and eggs were nasty. They had two kinds of cereal, only fruit was an orange, and then bread or bagels, a basic hotel breakfast at best. I guess maybe with some of the reviews specific to that I expected more. The worst part though was how busy it was. We went during one of the slowest times of the year for Orlando area and while the hotel itself did not seem full breakfast was busy every morning except the one we went very early 7am. From 8am on it was packed. The room the food is in is very small and seating is limited. Sitting outside in the courtyard is nice atmosphere but a couple mornings it was pretty chilly. Going back in for more food required either waiting in a long line or cutting into the middle of the line upsetting people so get all you want the first time through. After the first morning we just had cereal and juice as the hot items were not that good. Enough of breakfast. The rooms were clean, fairly spacious, but I'm not sure "suites" really fits that well. I think some reviewers say the rooms were small because the term suites throws them off. It is a bed or beds and a enough extra room for a sofa and a small table, basically a large hotel room. The beds were Ok not super comfy but not that bad either, I do not think I would have wanted to sleep on the sofa. The pool was great, large size, nice courtyard, nice hot tub and the pool was heated nicely, we swam on a cold night and it was like bath water.
The location is pretty good with only a few hotels on 192W that are closer to Disney. It is very close to the back entrance to Disney and not far from the main North/South World Drive entrance either. Within a half mile in either direction there are tons of restaurants and stores, many are right in the same parking lot area and walkable. For the same or similar price I would definitely stay here again. I would not factor breakfast cost into my decision next time however.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Lincoln, Ne
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The price was hard to beat. The didn't have a king bed available the first night but the second night we were able to get a room with a king bed. Breakfast was included- and if you get there early you can find a seat otherwise it gets pretty crowded due to lack of seating. The bed was fairly comfortable however the walls are pretty thin so bring ear plugs if you are a light sleeper. The pool was awesome and the hot tub was fantastic. There are numerous places to eat and a grocery store within a block. It is a great location for Disney World...all of the parks were within a 15-20 min drive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7888 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747 (Formerly Comfort Suites Maingate)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Suites Maingate 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located two miles west of the Walt Disney World entrance. This Award winning hotel offers Complimentary breakfast, Free Shuttle to major theme parks and Free wireless Internet. Studio Suites sleep six people with two queen beds and sleeper sofa, refrigerater, microwave, coffee maker. All rooms refurbished in 2007, tastefully decorated with new furniture, carpet, bedding, linens. Oversized heated pool, Jacuzzi and poolside Cabana Bar. Eleven restuarants within walking distance as well as shopping center. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Suites Maingate Hotel Kissimmee
Maingate Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites Kissimmee
Comfort Suites Maingate Resort
Kissimmee Comfort Suites

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