Clermont, located in Lake County and populated by 30,000+ residents, is located a mere 20 miles west of Orlando and positioned 60 miles to the northeast of Tampa. The Orlando International Airport is 28 miles away, making it convenient for you to travel to and from the area.
Originally founded in 1884 and later incorporated in 1916, Clermont is often called the 'Gem of the Hills' due to its rolling hills and scenic landscape. The eye-catching city offers outdoor fun for all visitors, particularly families. Most famous for its lakes like Lake Sunnyside, there are plenty of areas for camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding — and para-gliding and hang-gliding are favorite activities in Clermont too. Visit the unique Florida Citrus Tower, one of the state’s first landmarks, and enjoy panoramic views. Explore the cute on-site gift shop to pick up a memento of your visit.
In the area, there are more than 15 area golf courses, or if you are feeling adventurous, take a farm tour, boat charter or even an airplane to view Clermont from different perspectives.
Other attractions and fun things to do in Clermont include Waterfront Park located along Lake Minneola for picnics, fishing, and running. During summertime, head to Champions Splash Park or Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Or, plan a day-trip to the Kennedy Space Center, or nearby theme park attractions in Orlando.
Not to be missed is strolling around Clermont's historic downtown area. Another cool attraction in Clermont is the ten-mile 'Clay Loop' where Olympian runners train. The loop, once a clay road winding through citrus groves, now offers a soft surface and traffic-free trail for long-distance runners. If you are an avid runner, find it across from Lake Louisa State Park, just east of Highway 27.
Stay at one of the best Clermont Hotels!
When it comes to hotels, most of them are from familiar brands like Fairfield Inn & Suites and some properties from Exploria Resorts. For those looking for family rooms, check out Woodspring Suites, Days Inn Suite, and Hampton Inn & Suites.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Stay at the lovely Fairfield Inn and Suites at 1750 Hunt Trace. The hotel boasts 3 floors with 58 rooms and 27 suites, plus there is a 750 square foot meeting room for business executives or to host family events. On premise, find a nice outdoor pool with swim towels provided, a fitness center with cardiovascular equipment.
You'll also receive a free continental breakfast. If you don't have time to sit down for breakfast, Fairfield Inn also offers a free Grab-n-Go breakfast. There's also an on-site sundry/convenience store.
If you are seeking other meals, restaurant chains aplenty like Outback Steakhouse, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, Sonny's Real Pit BBQ, Robata Japanese Steakhouse and much more!
Plus, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is a pet-friendly hotel in Clermont and welcomes sweet Fifi and Fido. The policy states a maximum of 2 pets per room. There is a non-refundable fee of $75 per pet/stay and total weight must be 85 lbs or less.
Just five miles from the city center is the Woodspring Suites, ideal for family stays. In fact, it's one of the cheap hotels in Clermont and offers a kitchenette with a stove top, microwave, and full size refrigerator/freezer, on-site laundry, a separate sitting area, free Wi-fi and more. Plus, for $50 per stay, your pet can travel with you.
While this is a no-frills hotel, some cons to consider are the lack of infant cribs and the fact breakfast is not served, though you have the ability to prepare your meals in the room. On the brighter side, the property is convenient to the Hancock Park, Oakland Nature Preserve, the famous Citrus Tower, and the President's Hall of Fame. See engaging exhibits of 44 Presidents, first ladies and patriotic displays. Don't forget to bring your good camera and wear comfortable shoes!
Days Inn Suites
Another nice, cheap Clermont Hotel that is rated 'good', is the Days Inn and Suites on U.S. Highway 27. Perfect for families, the hotel offers connecting/adjoining rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center, self service laundry, daily breakfast available in the restaurant, an onsite bar/lounge, Find the Citrus Tower, Lakebridge Winery and Lake David Park nearby.
The picturesque park has a boat ramp, two docks, a gazebo, BBQ grills, picnic tables, a pavilion, restrooms, a playground, swings volleyball and a skate park. The skate park is equipped for BMX bikes, Razor scooters and skateboards. Plus, enjoy fishing, hiking and birdwatching at Lake David Park. You might spy ospreys, herons, eagles, ibis, red-tail hawks or sand cranes to name a few.
Hampton Inn & Suites
If you are looking for a clean and standard hotel stay, the Hampton Inn & Suites is for you. Ranked high by previous guests, the hotel boasts 87 rooms within a 4 story building. Receive a free hot/cold breakfast, enjoy coffee/tea in the common area and swing by the outdoor pool for a dip or grab a full workout in the 24-hour fitness center. You'll find an onsite guest laundry, dry cleaning services, a 24-hour business center, one 650 square foot meeting room and a microwave and refrigerator in the room. The only downsides to this Clermont hotel are that cribs for small children are unavailable so pack your playpen, and your pets will need to stay at home.
Universal Orlando Resort
Only 10 miles from Walt Disney World as well as less than 19 miles from Universal Orlando Resort, Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts is the perfect place for families.
Indulge and spoil your family with this lakeside resort covering 10 acres complete with 5 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, 2 tennis courts, game room, and a waterpark.
Holiday Inn Express Clermont
For guests who want to be close to Clermont’s lakes and golf club, stay at Holiday Inn Express Clermont. Less than 3 miles from this hotel is Lake Minnehaha, Kings Ridge Golf Club, and Clermont Historic Museum. Rooms and suites offer adequate in-room amenities along with free breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, a patio area, outdoor pool, and fitness center. There is also a 24-hour business center, meeting rooms and a computer station.
Families will especially appreciate the free cribs (note: there is a surcharge for rollaway beds), rooms are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator, a self service laundry, and some units offer adjoining rooms for larger and extended families.
Meridian Hotel & Suites
Looking for a budget hotel in Clermont? Check out Meridian Hotel & Suites. This affordable hotel offers basic amenities to make each guest feel comfortable and safe. This hotel is pet-friendly and offers free parking, Wi-Fi, on-site bar, and a pool.
Like most cities in Florida, Clermont Florida hotels are varied to suit every visitor’s preference and budget. From upscale to no-frills hotels, guests can find their own hotel of choice while in Clermont.
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