by Kristin Franks
Set on 23 beautiful acres, this hotel offers the perfect stay for families looking to explore Orlando. Clarion Lake is located approximately one mile from major Orlando attractions including Walt Disney World theme parks and Downtown Disney. Newly furnished guest rooms offer families a perfect retreat at the end of a busy fun-filled day. Each room is equipped with comfy pillow top mattresses, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and complimentary wireless Internet access.
The hotel features two outdoor heated swimming pools, a game room and children’s playground for them to cut loose. Kids can also splash around in the Ozzie’s Splash Zone with interactive water toys, sprayers and bucket dump.
Our Editor Loves
- Perfect locale for Orlando attractions
- Ozzie's Splash Zone for kids
- Children's playground and game room
Me and my folks stayed at Clarion during the first half of September. It was our second time there and, besides thinking the cleaning needs to improve, everything else was amazing. The staff is incredible! At the hotel’s restaurant we were mostly served by Johanna, who’s such a cool person! She presented us her beautiful children and my mom even fought with me once because we almost lost the transportation to the park as me and Johanna kept talking and talking! She is awesome! Plus, there is Pablo from one of the front desks, who I noticed wasn’t there everyday, but who is such a sweetie and made me laugh all the times we talked. Last but not least, we would like to thank Sheila who made things very easier just for, like us, being a Brazilian, which made things very easy for my parents as they don’t speak English and they loved her.
On a family trip to Disney & Universal this past spring stayed 7 nights,check in was madness to start with long lines in the lobby and front desk staff not very efficient. Get to our room after a long wait,there definitely were some problems I would like to share. We stuck it out,but concluded we will not stay again.
The carpet was old stained and dirty in many spots,the bathroom walls had holes,the chair to the desk had many gross white stains,the lamp shades were dingy,and the towels were dirty,stained and folded for use under the sink. The elevator walls and buttons were smeared with all kinds of stuff that nobody wants to touch. Of course you call the front desk and they give you the run around for clean towels it took forever.
Some positives for the Clarion is the location McDonald's,Disney Springs,Dunkin Donuts and much more are all very close in a car. The parking is free, with a security gaurd. There is a pool,looked fairly clean and gated we didn't use. We didn't eat any food there or buy anything from the small convenience store inside the hotel. The room had a fridge and microwave both were clean.
The outside appearance of the grass,pool ect. accurate to the description provided when looking at their website you wouldn't think the rooms would be so run down the stains and dirt are visible as soon as you open the door to the room. I have provided pictures from inside our room it was pool facing on the 5th floor I hope this helps future travelers.