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“Good budget hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9956 Hawaiian Court, Orlando, FL 32819 (Formerly Howard Johnson)   |  
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Ranked #243 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good budget hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a friend on our first visit to Orlando. Was impressed with the free buffet breakfast we were told we had when we arrived & the staff were all very pleasant whenever we needed to ask anything. Clean, tidy & just what u needed to come back to after a long busy day in Disney. Not extravagant but all u do there is sleep & wash so in Orlando an expensive hotel is not needed if you ask my opinion.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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GMOrland0, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive, responded to this review, 2 days ago
We are so glad to hear from you and to learn that we were able to give you a pleasant experience especially around our staff. It is wonderful to hear of the great impression we made with our amenities and services such as the free buffet breakfast. I am glad that we were able to meet your expectations of service, cleanliness, and accommodations and we're all looking forward to your next visit!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is situated in the best place possible, were tourists have access to restaurants, shopping malls and most importantly to Universal studios, Water world and Disney World. Best part about this hotel is there is always transportation leaving from and to hotel. For shopping malls and restaurants there is always public transportation available till late night. In terms of the hotel amenities, free WiFi is available in all rooms with a decent speed. But it tends to get disconnected all the time. For breakfast they didn't have fresh juice, and a few varieties in food would have been awesome. Room had decent space and bathrooms couldn't have been cleaned better and could have had new amenities. Overall its a decent place, most importantly the location its situated tops everything.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMOrland0, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Thank you for sharing your perspective of our hotel’s accommodations and services! It means a lot to hear from guests who are satisfied with all of our services and amenities. We are also happy to hear that you found the location to be so convenient for your needs such as easy access to restaurants, shopping malls, most importantly to Universal studios, Water world, Disney World. We seek to give each guest a very comfortable and accommodating experience and we are thrilled to hear of our success in this ambition. We are glad that you were satisfied with the hospitality of our staff and the convenience of our amenities as well as location, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved so many things about this Clarion! It's right along the main strip which is filled with great clubs, bars, restaurants and outlet malls and it's all along the trolley route! A $5 day pass will get you everywhere you want to go!
The rooms were clean, pool area is lovely! There's a small bar right inside the hotel and the bartender was a lot of fun and helpful by giving us tips on what to go see in the area. We were pleased with the day manager, he was very accommodating and friendly. However, the evening desk manager was very rude to us all 3 days we were there. Not only was he just downright unfriendly, but he seemed to go out of his way to make rude and snide comments.

I would like to point out that the day desk manager and 3rd shift desk manager were *extremely* pleasant and helpful during our 3 day stay. It was only this one employee. So I don't want to give this hotel a bad review because there were so many WONDERFUL employees, but it needs to be noted that we were talked down to and given rude answers to our questions. For example "Which trolley should we take to go to the premium outlet?" His answer "Take whatever one you want." "Well which one goes there? The red line or the green line?" his answer "It depends on how quick you want to get there."
Finally, after a few puzzles looks, a fellow hotel guest advised us on which trolley to take.
When I asked for change for the pop machine he said "We don't carry ones".
Since the pop machine didn't accept $5 bills, I used the change machine which is located between the vending machine and the washer/dryer. The change machine gave out tokens, but the vending machine does not accept tokens.
I brought them back to the desk and he refused to exchange them back for cash. I questioned why a change machine would be next to a vending machine that does not accept them and yet it does not accept $5 dollar bills. He said "You can walk to McDonalds for a coke. It's just across the street". Just a very rude man and it's a shame the other employees work so hard to give good service and he ruins it by behaving this way.

All in all, I will stay here again. The good things outweighed the bad.

Room Tip: Pool side rooms would be best. Lovely pool area.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was hesitant at keeping my reservation after seeing multiple bad reviews lately but went through with it anyway and Glad we did. The hotel was clean, quiet and generally in good shape. The morning breakfast was what you would expect for free. Its a little dated but certainly worth the price, we don't spend much time in our room usually anyway. Stayed in the two double room suite and need the extra room so I would highly recommend if you have more than two of you.
Staff was nice, and housekeeping did a reasonable job but could use some english lessons.
It is not a destination hotel, and I probably will not stay again just because there are so many options in Orlando but still a good value hotel for the price.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMOrland0, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive, responded to this review, 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your kind comments and review regarding our high standards of cleanliness and hospitality. I am so glad that you enjoyed our free breakfast. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location, our high standards of housekeeping and our friendly and welcoming staff. Your comments are important to us as we continuously seek ways to improve upon the guest experience in our hotel. I assure you that we are continuously improving upon our services and accommodations while addressing our policies and procedures for minimizing and attending to these situations. I hope you'll change your mind about seeking other accommodations in the area and that you will return to enjoy our service and amenities.
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The price paid for 2 nights during a December was USD $130 which wasn't bad. The bed was comfortable and the toiletries and amenities adequate. The room smelt dingy and was a little dark . The room luckily had a heater as the place was chilly average 10c . Coffee maker and flat screen TV made things comfortable. The downside - only 2 shuttle buses to parks. The upside- free parking and breakfast was both hot and cold items with Mc donalds on site.

Room Tip: room 206 second floor you can see your car
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GMOrland0, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Thank you for your review, your feedback, and your comments regarding your stay. It is so rewarding to hear that we were able to provide a comfortable experience. It means a lot to hear from guests who are satisfied with all of our services and amenities. We especially appreciate the tips for future guests who can benefit from such advice. We hope that everything turned out all right and we are looking forward to seeing you again!
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is more like a DIY kind of hotel. Went here for a trade show and there was a line waiting for check-in. We booked because of its location - close to the convention center, restaurants and a 24-hour Walgreens. The price is not bad but the service and amenities do need some upgrade. The hotel seemed understaffed so any requests would come a little slower. Some of the facilities need a lot of redoing cause it's really old. Their breakfast is bare basics so really, don't expect anything special.

Going to your room is quite a hassle as the layout of the hotel is kinda confusing.

Parking is all right though but highly recommended get a rental car or come here with a car.

Room Tip: Get the suite rooms. If you got a lot of luggage, pick a room on the first floor unless you want to...
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMOrland0, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive, responded to this review, 1 week ago
I regret to discover that you weren't thoroughly impressed with us during your most recent stay. I am very sorry to hear that you experienced such unusual circumstances and inconveniences during your most recent stay with us. I hope you'll accept our sincere apologies for the lapse in service and convenience that you encountered. Know that your voice is of tremendous importance to us and we are confronting each of the issues that you mentioned to ensure that no guest has this experience in the future. I do apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced and I want to assure you that we are continuously improving through guest feedback and suggestions. I hope you will change your mind about seeking out new accommodations in the area and that you'll give us another chance to restore your faith in our hospitality and service.
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Kirkland
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aging property has eager, helpful staff and is only a seven minute walk from the Orange County Convention Center(s), so represents a great alternative to the high-priced, high-zoot, Vegas-style hotels in the area. If you don't mind a flat screen TV that's bolted to the wall and room appointments that haven't been refreshed since 1989, then this is the place for you! Families on a budget, and business travellers who don't plan on bring clients back to their hotel for a drink and dinner, will find this budget hotel attractive. Nice Touch: the breakfast bar area turns into an evening bar, with a bartender and everything. Tickets to local attractions can be purchased from a friendly concierge.

Room Tip: Suites are slightly higher, and have a view of the similarly-outdated pool area.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMOrland0, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and to acknowledge the efforts of our hardworking staff to be as accommodating, helpful, and welcoming as possible. It means a lot to hear from guests who are satisfied with all of our services and amenities. We appreciate that you have taken the time to give tips for future guests who can benefit from such advice. We seek to give each guest a very comfortable and accommodating experience and we are thrilled to hear of our success in this ambition. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!
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Address: 9956 Hawaiian Court, Orlando, FL 32819 (Formerly Howard Johnson)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Orlando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #243 of 326 Hotels in Orlando
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn & Suites At International Drive 2.5*
Number of rooms: 221
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