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... carried back in time to my HS days riding around in one of my friends cars listening to music and talking.
Candace escorted us into our lobby and we all said our goodbyes for now. After that Jodie & I returned to our room to turn in for the night. Tomorrow is our last park day and we are heading back to Epcot (for our fourth time) to try to finish our tour around the other half of the world showcase and get all the stamps in our Food & Wine Festival passports!!!
... going global ha ha. The winning car from the last Daytona 500 is available to view at the end of the tour in the exact state it was in when it won- complete with champagne stickiness and trails, hand prints foot prints confetti stuck to it all bumpers broken etc. Following Daytona we made our way to coca beach. The rain? I've never seen rain like it within seconds the freeway was like a stream and you couldn't ...
... 90 minutes trying to track everyone else down and watching the super storm bearing down on us. The outlet mall was sort of an indoor/outdoor affair so parts of the mall had rain pouring in and you could see the clouds, wind, and crazy lightning. There were parents huddled in the corners of the hallways with small kids terrified and crying - it was a pretty crazy storm. I had a cinnamon sugar soft pretzel, which ranks right up there with Tiny Toms. Conner agrees. Tomorrow is ...
... We meet up with Fred, someone we met on our Freedom of the Seas sailing in 2009 and kept in touch with ever since. We eat the the Outback Steakhouse and although the food was very good the service was a little haphazard to say the least. Still it was nice to meet up with a previous sailing buddy who we hope we will have the chance to sail with again sometime in the future.
We say goodbye to Fred and head back to the villas where it's cocktail and TV ...
We got a morning bus from Miami to Orlando and arrived about 10am. We checked in to our hotel and got on the bus to go to Disneyworld. We purchased a park hopper ticket that allowed us to go to more than one park for the day. We knew we wouldn't see everything but we decided on 3 parks. Disneyworld was larger than Disneyland and had 7 parks in total. We decided on magic kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood studios. We tried to organise our day as all ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn Maingate Kissimmee
I stayed at the Clarion From April 8th to April13th. I travelled with two girls under 6. I really liked my experience at the hotel. Check-in was easy. The ladies at the front desk were pleasant and helpful. The one thing I really wanted from a hotel was an interior corridor which the Clarion has. The room was clean, however, it might be time to do a little updating. I had a king bed room with a fridge and microwave which came in ultra-handy during my stay.
Very nice but...
Hotel was in a great location and very clean. The breakfast buffet was only average. The one problem was that he televison didn't work properly for our entire stay. We told the front desk 3 times, but they were indifferent.
Had a great time there very clean, but the weather didn't let us enjoy the heated pool or the hot both looked very good. The only problem was that the pillows were worn out, so bring your own. The breakfast buffet was very good and worth the 6.95 the juice was extra though. The shuttle to Disney took us where we needed and picked us on time. The Clarion was worth ther price and will be back again.
First off, thank you tripadvisor.com, you were a huge help with finding this hotel. There are so many hotels in the WDW area and without the honest reviews here, it would be impossible to make a quality decision... Anyway, on to the nitty gritty. No i don't work at the Clarion! Got an awesome rate. Corridors are interior. Lobby area is functional and clean. Check in was easy, front desk staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was $7, but our kid ate free. The food was good (eggs [cooked to order during slow periods], hash browns, pastries, meats, yummy grapefruit and other fruit etc.) Very attentive and friendly service, also in room coffee (not so good) and free coffee just outside the breakfast buffet (better). There was a "visitors info" booth that was helpful for travel info if you dodge the timeshare pitches and multi day ticket pitches! The room was clean, bug-free, smell-free and functional. The kids channel on cable was fuzzy but otherwise the TV was reasonable and they had HBO. The beds were reasonable. The shower water pressure was excellent. We had the upgraded suite with the pullout sofa, which we used to store our luggage, so we had plenty of space. We had the same maid for the whole time and cleaned the room very well and always had plenty of clean towels. The windows did not open, but the A/C was good and there was plenty of fresh air, though i would have preferred it if it did open at least a crack. The pool was small to medium sized with a true deep end (over my head anyway) to about 6.5 ft deep i think... it was quite hot though, which would have been nice if it were cold out, but during the day it was partly sunny and 75 mostly when we were in the pool so a little too warm. There was also a one foot separate wading pool for the Young Un's but the water was ice cold so we didn't partake of it. Met some friendly Canadians as well as UK'ers and Germans by the pool. We are Midwesterners.... There was a Tiki Bar, but despite the 2-4-1 coupons they give you at checkin, we didn't buy drinks. During the day, just kept some beers in our fridge and down to the pool with a few...
Nice hotel.... great price
I was a bit worried about this hotel at first but, everything turned out great. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful. This is a very good hotel for the money. Outdoor pool was heated which made swimming in Feb. possible. We did not go to the buffett but the prices seemed very reasonable for the amount of food.
Now the petty stuff.... The TV only gets 8 or 9 channels and the local calls are 75 cents a piece. Make sure you cell phone works there or you may be running up quite a tab on phone calls.
After all is said and done, I will definately stay here again.
Awesome for the $$$
This place was great for me and my family...Nice pool, that was super warm and clean (except for the accident from a young swimmer that closed the pool for the afternoon!)...Pool area was real nice to hang out in, and my 3 year old loved the kiddie pool. Rooms were nothing special, but clean...Staff was right on top of any complaints or issues, and were very friendly and helpful...Location was superb, with a local friend showing us the backroads...We were at Disney in 10 minutes without the traffic hassles of I-4 or 192...Our rate of $39.99 made this a great family value, and a place we will definitely "look up" when we come to the area again.
Our stay was fantastic. The hotel staff are great and the facility is clean. There is a great pool and hot tub, the breakfast buffett was great.
If you are planning on visiting the theme parks this is the place to stay. It is only 15 minutes to the parks from the lobby.
We had a room with a micro and fridge. We bought stuff at the Wallmart super centre and had the odd meal in our room, we also made snacks and brought our own drinks to the parks. This saved lot's of $$, drinks and eats at both Disney and Universal are expensive.
The Clarion Hotel is the right choice for an economical, clean and fun place to stay in Kissimmee.
We've stayed at the Clarion two times now, and we love it! It has indoor corridors which are a real plus, it's very clean, and the staff are very nice and helpful. The rooms, at least on the first floor where we stayed both times, are slightly larger than most hotels we've stayed in, and they come with a mini fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The sink is also outside of the bathroom which is very nice. Also, the parking lot is nice and open with good lighting. Plenty of good places to eat near on both sides and a cross the street as well. And on the west side of the Disney gate,not only are you closer, but the traffic is soooo much less hectic too. A great location!!! A little hint stop at a McDonald's or Burger King and pick up a copy of Florida Travel Saver Guide (or order one online) where there's always a coupon for this hotel. Over the last year the coupon has been for $49.95 per night.The second time we stayed at the Clarion Hotel Maingate was directly after staying 6 nights at WDW's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Though the property was huge and the animals were neat, we were totally disgusted at paying so much money to stay on Disney property for such a tiny room, and the staff there was not very friendly either after previously staying at the Clarion the year before. So we knew we'd paid too much for too little! We decided we didn't want to go back home with a "bad taste in our mouths," so we picked up a coupon book and called the Clarion and booked 3 nights there that were to start the following night.It was so nice to stay in a larger room, and have friendly staff at such an affordable price! Our last three days ended up being the best out of our 10 day visit to WDW! So if you are not a person that likes to hang around a hotel or resort, and your on the go at the parks all day anyway, don't waste a small fortune by staying on Disney property, stay at the Clarion instead. It's just as close, if not closer, to the actual Disney parks as most of Disney's on site properties arend down a street from the Animal Kingdom Park! The Clarion Maingate has all that you need to give you a nice, clean, and comfortable stay during your vacation. We visit WDW 2-3 times a year, and plan on staying at the Clarion from now on!
Loved the hotel but beware of the Disney Ticket Agent
The staff was very helpful and accommodating. They were willing to go the extra mile. Rooms were clean and had coffee maker, microwave and refrigerator. Only complaint was the Disney Ticket Agent who pushed a timeshare promotion to Orange lake. Timeshare did not honor commitment for discounted tickets as promised.
This hotel was great. Staff was very friendly. Had a few drinks at the pool.
Restaurant staff was great. Room was spotless.