When I hear the term "Suites" associated with a hotel, I assume two distinct rooms - a sitting/living area and a separate bedroom with a proper door separating the two (eg. Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Staybridge Suites, Springhill Suites, etc.). I booked Clarion Suites for our recent family trip to Orlando partially for the "Suites" layout, so that we could put our daugter to bed in a quiet room. I guess I should have reviewed the online photos more closely but we were somewhat surprised to find a basic standard hotel/motel room - a sofa, two queen beds, dresser, and TV all in one room, with the bathroom at the back of the room -the only division between the queen beds and the sofa was a 4' high partial wall across half of the room width.
Apart from the misleading "Suites" designation, we were satisfied with the hotel. WiFi was fast and reliable, the free breakfast was adequate (although zero variety day-to-day), and the room was generally comfortable and clean. Shower water pressure and temperature was a little hit-and-miss. I have had better hotel beds than those here (I found a little soft, lumpy, and squeaky frames) but they were acceptable.
Location was convenient to the main Orlando attractions.
Staff helfulness was also a litte hit and miss - some great people who were very helpful, and some that were less so. Not terrible, but not consistent high customer service standards.
Would I return to Clarion Suites Maingate? If travelling without kids, maybe. With kids, probably not, as I would rather choose someplace else with a true "Suite" layout.
- 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