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Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

3-star3 stars
5829 Grand National Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819, United States of America

3-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Orlando International Premium Outlets
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

Florida may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • Pictures were definitely better than the real thing.Feb 27, 2021
  • the room was nice and neat. With covid limited housekeeping while in the room, but you…Feb 23, 2021

Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

from P3,158
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll In Shower)
  • Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (2 Queen beds with 2 Person Sofa bed)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)
  • Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

What’s around Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort


  • In Southwest Orlando
  • Orlando International Premium Outlets - 14 min walk
  • Universal Studios Florida - 17 min walk
  • Holy Land Experience - 44 min walk
  • SeaWorld® Orlando - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Florida Mall - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • Discovery Cove - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Aquatica - 6.8 mi / 11 km

Getting around

  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 19 min drive
  • Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway) - 31 min drive
  • Orlando Sanford Intl. Airport (SFB) - 40 min drive
  • Orlando Station - 11 min drive
  • Winter Park Station - 22 min drive
  • Kissimmee Station - 22 min drive
  • Free theme park shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 192 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-2:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Florida may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Free theme park shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 6
  • Year Built - 1978
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Roast Cafe - This café specializes in American cuisine.

Tabla Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Days Inn Maingate
  • Clarion Orlando
  • Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Hotel Orlando
  • Clarion Across Universal Orlando
  • Clarion Across Universal
  • Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort Hotel
  • Days Inn Maingate Hotel
  • Days Inn Maingate Hotel Orlando Universal
  • Days Inn Orlando Universal
  • Clarion Inn Across Universal Orlando Resort
  • Orlando Universal Maingate
  • Days Inn Orlando Universal Maingate Hotel Orlando
  • Clarion Inn Orlando
  • Clarion Inn


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 30 mi (48 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

Safes in guestrooms can be used for USD 3.00 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort

  • Does Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort?
    Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort?
    Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring American cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Kobe Japanese Steakhouse (8-min walk), Border Grill Fresh-Mex (12-min walk), and The Palm Orlando (15-min walk).
  • What is there to do at Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort and nearby?
    Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort has an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center, as well as a spa tub and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 918 reviews

Good 6.0
Good service Bad rooms
We are a family of six with a small dog. We requested a room that would accommodate all of us. We were only spending one night. The first room that was assigned to us had live roaches, chewed/torn carpet and chewed up door moulding. We went immediately back to the front desk to ask for another room. The gentleman quickly gave us another room without question. The second room, although in a little better shape, had paint missing from the walls, broken towel bar and a lack luster of cleanliness. The "pull-out sofa" was a leather futon. Not what we were expecting. When we left early the next morning, my kids left behind a couple of personal items. We called the following day and the lady at the front desk was gracious enough to talk to housekeeping and set aside our items until we were passing through again. Overall service is really good but they need to put a lot more attention to the maintenance of the rooms.
Raul, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Close to the park.
Very good location to go to Universal by walk (20min). Old room, heater was not working, and very and noisy. Ok for what you pay : it was clean, free parking, and close to the Park.
Camille, us5 night trip
Good 6.0
On Second Thought
First thought was Clarion has always been good to me. When I checked-in the lady at the desk did her job well and very pleasant. The lobby looked nice, clean, and welcoming. My wife and I drove around the whole hotel to get to the room. When we got there we where pleased to see we had a bottom room and could park close, with in three parking spots from the door. We went inside the room, it was nice and clean. Shower was hard to turn on and off, and we thought it wasn't a big deal. My wife fell asleep fast since we had a long day at the park, I couldn't seem to get comfortable. Our room was literally next the highway which ran next the hotel. I didn't think anything of it since when we got there around 9pm was a few cars now and again. Well that was wrong, sounded like a speed way out side all night, I had to turn my music on on my phone to even appointment to sleep. The bed was hard as a rock and the pillows where fluffy but flattened out fast. We liked how the hotel room looked and closeness it was to the parks. But we decided for the sake of our backs and our sleep this is not going on the list of a repeat stay. Get some new beds and better pillows and give me a quitter room maybe I'll be back but until then I will pass on this hotel.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
The rooms have a musty smell, the hotel looks old and worn down. Looks like a motel. The walls are so thin you can hear conversations from the other rooms. Overall it was just ok, I probably wouldn't stay here again.
Carol, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
Cold in orlando
We arrived at 8:30 was chilly in orlando. Got myself and 6 yr old unpacked...turned on heat to find out it didnt work..maintenence came and said they would fix it tomorrow...i had to call to get an, extra blanket..none was offered. Breakfast ...these burnt saucer shaped pancakes???on site ....horrible, my dtr said no..I'm not eating off to ihop we went I know better....dont go bargain...marriot or hilton for us
Diane, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
deciding to stay at the clarion was probably the best decision my family has made! we are picky and very concerned about cleanliness and this place met our expectations! the room smelled a little moldy but besides that everything was good :) pet friendly and the staff here is super nice! we will definitely be coming back!
Sarah, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent stay
This is a great hotel. It’s close to universal and room was comfy and clean. We were so thankful for the shuttle service After our long day at the park. We also enjoyed eating at the on-site Indian/ Chinese restaurant “Tabla”. The food and service were amazing! We will be back to this hotel!
Charmaine, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
The beds are very firm and I was unable to get comfortable after a day of continuous walking. The fitness room should be non existent as none of the machines worked.
K.Hannah, us4 night family trip
Poor 2.0
WORST HOTEL EXPERIENCE!! MISLEADING PICTURES ONLINE! This is a cheap motel disguised as an inn. I would not recommend this hotel to anybody. My boyfriend and I checked in and as soon as we opened the room it smelled musty and gross. IT was extremely hot in the room and the musty smell was almost unbearable. We then noticed the bathtub had 2 dead bugs on it obviously showing that the room had not been cleaned. To make matters worse the bedsheets were gross and dirty. The white comforter had dirt stains showing that it had not been washed after the previous guests had been there. Less than an hour later my boyfriend and I went to the front desk to complain and ask for a refund since we would definitely not be staying there. They refused to give us a refund claiming that they sent a maid to our room and she said we had slept on the bed. We hadn't even been checked in for 30 minutes much less enough time to sleep on those grimy beds. We left and had to pay for yet another room at a nicer hotel. VERY UPSET. DO NOT GO HERE!!
Jennifer, us1 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Take your pets somewhere else. HORRIBLE
This was a terrible terrible “deal”. Let me first start by saying that during check in, a paper is signed for a pet friendly room stating that no one would be coming in and out of the room. We were not told we would have to pay a non refundable additional pet fee. But ok. We did. Our first day was spent resting. The next day, our pet sitter for Rover had to change our drop off time. Our dog is crate trained, so we left her food and water, her blankets, and covered her crate. We decided to go ahead and get our ticket vouchers for Universal and wanted to spend our time eating and riding one ride before returning. We left at 8:30, and received a phone call from Yosef leaving a voicemail. We were told that there were complaints of our dog barking at 1AM 3AM etc. first red flag. we were asleep bc we have 2 small children. So was our pet. Then, we were told that our pet did not have food nor water. Second red flag. So we left immediately and came back to check on her. Someone had went into the room and she had spilled her food and water during/after. We waited at our hotel until the Rover was available due to not trusting staff. The following morning, another guest who was smoking in front of our room, told us that she was going to let her out of the cage to go use the bathroom when maintenance went in our room with her. Red flag number 3. We checked out the next day on Thanksgiving. This is a warning to all pet owners. This hotel is awful, run down, and HORRIBLE
us4 night family trip

Clarion Inn & Suites Across From Universal Orlando Resort