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Clarion Suites Maingate
Ranked #31 of 155 Hotels in Kissimmee
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have stayed here several times. Now it has changed to Clarion and some of the amenities have changed. No pool bar and pool service but a nice full service bar near the pool which serves appetizers and dinners in the evening. Michelle was great as always. She gives you extra personalized service. Happy hour prices are fantastic!!!! You can walk to great restaurants including TGIF, Carabba's, Outback, Cracker Barrel. The pool area is very nice. A place to meet new friends or old friends! Or both!

Room Tip: I think any room would be nice. All newly spruced up and spacious!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We are extremely happy with the Clarion Suites. This was our 14th year staying there. They are always upgrading the property It's very clean. They are prompt at doing something that needs to be done when requested. The pool area is beautiful. It is within walking distance to other resturants. You don't always have to get in your car and drive someplace to eat and the new resturaunt Jumbo's located on site is very nice. Michelle the bartender and waitress is excellent. She's very helpful when we have asked questions on the menu. She's very friendly and extremely professional Excellent menu. We will keep coming back to this location.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed here early March/2013. Everything was perfect! Room was cleaned everyday.
Breakfast is really great, with a large selection of food and juices. One of the best I experienced in MCO area.
Front desk staff was always available to help you, in a very professional manner.
Great service. Really.
Big room, giant bathroom. *NO* roaches found at all (anywhere in complex BTW).

LOCATION: Hotel is located on HWY 192, WEST of I-4. This area is still developing, but you can find several good restaurants, like Sweet Tomatoes (@ 3236 Rolling Oaks Blvd - 1.5 mi from hotel), Fridays, Outback and Olive Garden, among with junk food places (McDonalds, BK, Taco Bell). A very few are under a walking distance, but for most of them you will need a car/taxi.

Hotel is close to WDW complex (9 miles from MK), about 13 miles from Sea World, 16 miles from Universal, 23 from downtown Orlando (Amway Center/Church Street St).

CONS: WiFi didn't work for several days during the peak season on spring break - and very poor quality on the other days. Their business center computer does not print - need to ask front desk to print it inside the office.

CRAZY MAIL ORDER SHOPPER: If you are here on vacation from overseas, this hotel will charge you a convenience fee for every item received by mail or carrier. The fee is small, so, no need to worry.

GEEK/NERD TALK: Very poor 3G reception and no 4G at all on T-Mobile. VirginMobile does not work here - good signal but can't connect to their network. If you need internet to work while travelling, you probably will need to work from hotel lobby area. Even T-Mobile (mobile) voice service was not available inside the room (my room was in the back of complex).

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Hermann-FL
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel as part of a 10 day flight-hotel package with Westjet. We booked kind of last-minute and paid $660 pp taxes in - which was a very good deal because I found lots of flight-only prices to Orlando to be $500-700 - with no hotel included!

I always read Tripadvisor reviews before booking anything and for the most part our experience here mirrored what I had read from other travellers.

PROS

Front desk staff were very helpful and friendly.
Hotel was older but very clean.
Full-size fridge in room.
Pool and hot tub were both a good size and very clean.
5 min to Disney.
15-20 min to Universal.
Close to hundreds of restaurants - 2min to Walgreens - 5 min to Target.

CONS

Breakfast area really small and busy (exactly what everyone else says)

No Fitness Area

Pool was NOT heated (I would guess it was 72-73F - no way it was 80F+)

Lady who works in the lobby of the hotel at the tourist kiosk (she sold us Universal passes) is a little offside and could be a little crazy!!! LOL I cannot describe it any other way but she was a total weirdo!!! Also, when we went to use the passes she printed out for us at the park, the scanner couldn't read them so we had to go to guest services for new passes which was a bit of a pain. I would have gone back to complain but I didn't want her to murder me and wear my skin as a hat :)

Overall, for what we paid, excellent value. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants an affordable Orlando vacation.

Room Tip: We had a pool view - It was nice
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We were exhausted when we arrived and were told they needed a credit card to check in. We stayed for 13 days and I found out on day 9 when I couldn't use that credit card anymore, that they had billed my card for 7 days accommodation at a higher rate quoted to me. In addition, they had placed a hold on my card for the 13 days accommodation at a higher rate than quoted. I had taken their initial quote with me and when I confronted the staff with this, was told 'computer says'. It was resolved but only because I was adamant. They do no ask you to sign a form with the hotel procedure and charge the card unknowingly. This is a serious breach in trust and it is illegal. The manager who was supposed to be on duty was not there even though the sign said she was available. This experience ruined my stay at the hotel!
The safety certificate for the elevator had expired in Aug 2011. Breakfast was disgusting and we had pb&j toast each morning. The buses are too small to manage the hotels they service and one often ends up standing after a very long day in the parks. We had cockroaches in our room. All in all this hotel was terrible and NOT a disney hotel at all! Will never visit again!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Spent 8 days at the hotel from Feb 23-March 3, 2012. Room was utilitarian but clean. Despite the fact that the hotel stay was prepaid, they asked for a credit card for "incidentals". I should not have provided a card as there are really no incidentals except for extra breakfast (only 2 provided) or drinks charged to the room and I preferred to pay cash for these. We were tired from a long flight and waiting until 4PM to check in so I provided the card. Big mistake. After paying for any extras (less than $20) in cash and checking out with a zero bill balance, arrived home to find a $518 charge to my credit card. We are now calling to investigate. Most of the guests seemed to get free stays as part of a time-share seminar. Will not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We had our family of 14 people, 9 adults and 5 kids.The service was great, the location was great, the pool was great and the nearby restaurants within a very short walk were a huge benefit (Outback, Chicago Pizza and Publix supermarket). The staff could not have been better in accommodating our group especially Veshti at the front desk.
The free breakfast was awesome - a huge savings.

Room Tip: Try to get a poolside room
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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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)
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:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Kissimmee
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Kissimmee
Price Range: $62 - $157 (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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