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Clarion Suites Maingate
Ranked #29 of 154 Hotels in Kissimmee
Reviewed December 30, 2012

The hotel needs renovation and the check-in clerk needs racial discrimination trainings. I checked into this Clarion Maingate hotel around 10PM on Sunday 12/23/2012 for a four days Christmas Disney family vacation. Despite the nice apperance at the front the hotel is a run down place. The double queen bed room we were given is small for a suite. The sink clogged and the shower head leaked. Three of my children, my wife and I, we all started to have sinus problem on the first night!
What worse is the check-in clerk seemed to have issues against Asian guests. She demanded that I write down the names of every family members in order to check in, something I've never experienced at other hotels. Of all people, this clerk should know better than to discriminate other race. I hope the hotel management can read this and provide her the proper trainings.
I will not come back to the Clarion Maingate or any of the ChoiceHotels hotels. When booking a suite there is not much difference in costs between ChoiceHotels and other established hotel chains such as Hiltons or Mariott. I'd rather pay $10-$20 more a day to stay at ones that treat you as guests.

Room Tip: Our room in the back of the hotel is small and run down.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Our party of 10 stayed here from Dec. 22 -27, 2012. Very accommodating, we had adjoining rooms. The rooms were freshly painted and clean. Desk and concierge were helpful. Grounds lovely. Pool area clean (i am fussy about clean pools). Location was great. Lots of eateries and shopping close. Not to mention the proximity to the theme parks. Free shuttle, but would suggest to take own car to parks, our shuttle was an hour and a half late picking us up from Disney (made for some frazzled nerves as we had 4 little ones falling asleep). Would suggest to pay the extra $10 for the ground floor. Clean laundry on sight. Sufficient breakfast.

Room Tip: Ground floor pool end.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Krobinson5
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

My daughter and I spent the first week of November, 2012, at the Clarion Maingate. From the moment we arrived late that night, the staff was so helpful and friendly. The room was new and very clean. Every morning we were treated to a spectacular breakfast buffet by friendly, professional serving staff. We felt right at home during our stay. We had so many questions each day and everyone was so willing to help and sincerely happy to do it. The entire property was also clean and very attactive. We would definately go back and recommend to everyone to stay there. Honestly it should be rated a 5-star hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Joan C
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

We have stayed here the last 3 years on our trips to Florida. Since our last visit they changed from a Comfort Suites to a Clarion. No real differences yet. Breakfast was good for a hotel except they did not have waffles which was a big downer. Prior to changing they had flavored waffels and Mickey Shaped waffles which were very good. The only other downfall is the Pool Bar is closed and you have to go to the restaurant now to get drinks or food. Its not far but out of the fence and away harder to watch children in the pool if you need a drink or a bite to eat. Pool was a bit colder then normal not sure if the heater was working properly or not.Other then that we had a great stay again, and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lindsay G
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This hotel is decent. Nothing spectacular, but we stayed here during our trip to Disney World so it was basically just a place to sleep and shower.

We had two rooms side by side, and both were kind of stinky - that would be my only major complaint. Not sure if it was the AC or just to much dampness in the room.

Free breakfast was nice and had lots of options. Get down there early though if you want a table, it gets busy!!!

Pool and hot tub were alright, pool bar had tasty drinks!

Overall the hotel is pretty good and got the job done for what we needed it for!

  • Stayed: January 2012
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3  Thank Smash4798
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Reviewed December 4, 2012


Close to Disneyland, lots of restaurants close by (walking distance), shopping outlet malls 15-20 minute drive.
rooms are dated, but there has been some attempt to update (flat screen tv, granite in bathroom).

Don't bother with the free breakfast (some sort of eggs, cereal, and toast and none of it very good) there are plenty of other breakfast places around (Denny's, I hop, McDonald's).

Wifi signal is weak and slow.

This place was okay overall, but I was less than impressed with the maid service. 1st day, they knocked at 8am and opened the door without waiting for any reply (I had enough time to lift my head off the pillow and look at the door to see her standing there). After that I put up the do not disturb sign...permanently. Day 2 I had the window coverings opened about 1 ft to let in some natural light and for some reason the maid took that as an invitation to press her face up against the window and peek in....then knock after seeing us in there to get me to sign a form to decline maid service.
I just found it unprofessional. If you stay here, keep the blinds closed...even if it does feel like a dungeon.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
5  Thank KimSnidar
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Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Clarion during the thanksgiving week, after a 16 hr drive from Tx we wanted try to check in early. They were so accommodating, initially they gave us a double room, but I had booked and prepaid for a king. One quick call and we were immediately given a king room with no hassle or wait. Our room was kept tidy each day. We loved having a refrigerator and microwave since we were on a budget, it housed our drinks and sandwich materials. This was an excellent location, less than 10 minutes from the parks and Downtown Disney and the price was just right. We are already planning next years trip and we will stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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2  Thank Compumom39
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Additional Information about Clarion Suites Maingate

Address: 7888 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34747-1738 (Formerly Comfort Suites Maingate)
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Kissimmee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range: $63 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Suites Maingate 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located minutes from Walt Disney World's entrance. Clarion Suites Maingate offers full hot breakfast buffet daily, featuring Mickey Mouse Waffles, scheduled shuttle to major theme parks and high speed wireless Internet. Choose between two queen beds (sleeps up to 6) or a king bed (sleeps up to 4) along with a sleeper sofa in every room so that everyone is comfortable in your suite. Over-sized heated pool, Jacuzzi and poolside Cabana Bar. Eleven restaurants within walking distance as well as shopping center. Host Hotel of Island Grove Winery at Formosa Gardens, offering Wine Tastings and Tours daily. ... 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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