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Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort

5829 Grand National Drive Universal Orlando® Area, Orlando, FL 32819-7909
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WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE FROM UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT™!! We are also located a few short minutes to the Orlando International Premium Outlet Mall across the Grand National Drive Overpass bridge and only 2 miles from the Holy Land Experience and minutes from the Orlando Convention Center. We offer free scheduled shuttle service to Universal Orlando Resort™, Sea World® & Aquatica® and Disney theme parks. All rooms are equipped with 2 queen Beds, 42" flat screen TVs, in-room safes, mini refrigerators, hair dryers, coffee & coffee maker, iron/ironing board and free WiFi. Now have select pet friendly rooms upon request. Dogs welcome up to 2 max per room for a daily pet charge of $10.00 + tax per night, non-refundable. Our Tabla Ballroom offers 2700 sq. ft. of meeting/banquet space for your special events or group meal celebrations which can be accommodated into 3 smaller break outs. The Tabla Restaurant offers an Asian Fusion Cuisine (Indian/Thai/Chinese) on site, open Tue-Sun Lunch 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm and Dinner 6:00 pm-11:00 pm. Our a la carte Roast Cafe, offers breakfast choices and an all day American Menu, open daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Property features zero entry pool, hot tub, lobby bar, gift shop, fitness center and complimentary parking and WiFi throughout. As a Universal Partner Hotel we were chosen based on quality, reputation and proximity to Universal Orlando Resort. Guests staying at our hotel also can enjoy the following Bonus Benefits: •Discounts on merchandise* at select Universal Orlando theme park locations and Blue Man Group •Discounts on food and non-alcoholic beverages at select Universal Orlando theme park locations and Universal CityWalk •Free scheduled transportation^ to Universal Orlando theme parks •And Much More! Visit the Universal Partner Hotel Vacation Planning Center** in the lobby for more details. Vacation Planning Center is staffed with experienced Universal Orlando Resort Vacation Planners ready to help with ticket orders, redemptions and whatever else you may need to make your vacation extraordinary. * Restrictions apply and benefits subject to change without notice. Discounts are not valid at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, Excludes all Harry Potter merchandise available at Islands of Adventure Trading Company and Universal Studios Store, film, batteries, candy, tobacco, sundries and media. Not valid with any other offers, promotions or discounts. **Hours of operation may vary. ^Reservations are required and must be made in person. Not valid for groups or special events. Transportation schedule and availability is subject to change without notice. © 2019 BMP. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Table tennis
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Coffee shop
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Fax / photocopying
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic
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The reception makes you think it’s going to be nice but it really is just very basic, fine for 2 nights but I wouldn’t want to stay longer. The man on reception when we arrived for very abrupt and not particularly polite to us but was over nice to the two single American ladies that came in after us. The room spelt of cigarette smoke which I reported so we didn’t get the cleaning bill, they did offer to move us but it was too late in the evening and we were only there for 2 nights. The ice machine on our level was out of order, the internet was extremely fiddly to connect to and it kept disconnecting over and over, not good internet at all. The cafe for breakfast was grim and there was nothing appealing or healthy looking, coffee only then for us. The only redeeming feature was the Indian restaurant which was very good and the shuttle to and from universal. The rooms were in a concrete jungle and the outside stairs and walkways were like something off a cheap motel. Saying all this the room was clean as was the bedding and the shower so that was good. Definitely would not stay again for more than 1 night
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We have just recently returned from 8 nights at this hotel and I just felt that I had to leave a review as reading some of the others I wonder if we were even in the same hotel. The location is fantastic if you plan to visit Universal which is a 20 minute walk away thus saving you the $26 parking fee each day or you can use the complimentary hotel shuttle which runs quite a few times each day and is easy to book. Be aware that it is on a busy road so there is a little road noise, however we were in a pool facing room so weren’t disturbed by it at all. We were very happy with our room which was modern and super clean, as were the reception and bar area, the housekeeping staff are doing a great job and all of the staff that we encountered during our stay were very friendly and accommodating. We used the pool and hot tub most days and found the area to also be very clean and safe with plenty of sun beds and pool towels. Thank you so much for providing a good quality, well priced hotel, we hope to return for another Universal fix next year and fully intend to stay at this hotel again.
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Small 1 bed room with no view. Only saw a wall. Room was clean, nicely decorated but dark. Having the view of a wall didn't help the lighting. TV, WiFi, A/C worked fine. Nice grounds, wish I had a view of that. Cold pool, hot tub warm but foamy. Didn't pay to eat there.
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Accommodations were good (with a major exception - see below) and breakfast was very good. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So our stay was pretty good, but could have been much better! Being really close to a major highway, we heard every noise throughout the night as we were facing the highway. It sucked! There was an inch separation between the bottom of the door and the threshold as well as the lock side of the door. It was like sleeping in a tent outside. I informed the front desk staff at checkout time about that. They did say that they would send maintenance over and did ask if I called the front desk when we noticed this. I told them that we got back from Epcot very late and didn't do anything as we were exhausted and just went to beg. Noise was awful - virtually no sleep. TIP - Inspect the room before accepting it and don't stay facing a major highway!
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The front desk staff and housekeeping was very friendly. The location was excellent and within walking distance to the Outlet Mall. (Just over the Bridge) The Outlet Mall is enormous and spans for blocks. There tons of shops and eateries to choose from. The hotel provided limited shuttle services to the Parks. You must schedule daily with the front from the available scheduled times. Once the shuttle is full it's full. There is also a return shuttle, limited times after 6pm, first come first serve. Uber and Taxi from the hotel was roughly $8-10 if the shuttle didn't work out. The Pool is absolutely not heated. I'm not sure why it is advertised as such but it was literally freezing every single day of our visit. It felt as if they pumped cold water into it, even the sun did not heat it. The hot tub malfunctioned on a daily basis and was even closed one day of our trip. Unfortunately this was one of the selling points for us and we could not even utilize this amenity. The rooms are tiny and dated. The bathrooms are so small that you could not even open/close the door and sit on the toilet at the same time. Our light in the bathroom flickered at times as if there was something wrong with the wiring in the fixture. The housekeeping staff were excellent and provided us with great service. The room were very clean despite the dated atmosphere. The space was fine for the limited time we spent in our room. The staff and other hotels guests were great. We never felt like we were in a "bad neighborhood" despite the budget feel to the hotel. The service at the tiny snack shack/ coffee shop was not excellent. On one occasion we stopped in for some burgers, we asked about ketchup for our fries and the girl pointed to an empty dispenser. When we told her it was out, she didn't acknowledge us or seem to care. There was another occasion I had to ask the front desk if anyone was working in there after waiting several minutes alone in the shop. I was told "There should be" and sent back to wait. (The employee was outside smoking --Just a Tip for your staff... tell someone. You know that you are leaving...outside...on a break. So that when someone asks, they aren't completely oblivious of your absence.) Another time I waited while another girl struggle to assist 2 people in line in front of me, before I finally left without purchasing anything. It was apparent she either needed more training or the job was not a get fit for her. She seemed to struggle to multi-task and watching her struggle was borderline frustrating. Fortunately this was my last day, and I'd never have to go back again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Nearby attractions include Fun Spot America (0.7 miles), Hollywood Drive-in Golf (0.6 miles), and Universal CityWalk (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Border Grill Fresh-Mex, Cinnabon, and Haagen Dazs Ice Cream.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting City Hall (6.2 miles) and Jack Kerouac House (7.2 miles).
Is Clarion Inn & Suites Across from Universal Orlando Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.