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The Clarendon Hotel and Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Ranked #11 of 174 hotels in Phoenix
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel was fine. I'm reviewing it as four stars because, while the accommodations themselves are average, at best, the staff and the taco restaurant next door far exceeded expectations. The Clarendon is a hip, boutique motel. Yes. Motel. The rooms are fine. Nothing to write home about. There is a pool in the middle of the establishment, but honestly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hospitality and Kyle was both nice and very cute! Th room was quaint and comfortable. Who would deny free snacks? Did I mention Kyle..... Yes, well handsome and hospitable! I may have to spend another night.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for the McCartney show. Yes there are lots of grumblings about this place not being 4 star. It's probably true but to be honest there just isn't much to compare it to. This place is totally unique. I booked on Priceline for $57 plus tax. This included the hotels $20 parking and amenity fee, which includes free bottle... More

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Cortez, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hip, urban, artsy, trendy, friendly, cool, European.... lots of words could be used to describe the Clairendon. If I had to tell you about it in one word, I would choose; Ikea. I loved the hotel, would stay again in a heartbeat, BUT; it isn't a four star...I doubt it COULD be made into one short of tearing down. It... More

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok. Let's begin. I booked thru Priceline who has this hotel as a 4 star. Bad on Priceline. Hotel is a "quad" ..a squarish shaped hotel with a pool in the middle. Rooms have doors that face the pool. It's WAY smaller than you'd think looking at the pictures. My experience. I came to Phoenix for a Dbacks game. Thought... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I have stayed as an overnight traveler before many times at the Clarendon Hotel, this was a day trip with my family to simply enjoy the unique and beautiful pool area on a hot sunny Saturday. We had a poolside cabana for the day and received all kinds of extras to make us feel even more special like iced... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here in the past and love coming here for a staycation to get away! The pool is fabulous and the hotel is a totally package. Not to mention a delicious restaurant inside! I always recommend this place for out of town guests. The staff and management are helpful and full of knowledge. Excellent hotel that is close... More

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Provincetown, MA
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Sadly, I had to travel to PHX after suffering a terrible loss in my family. I found this hotel online and the location was ideal, along with actually being a gay-friendly hotel, since I am also gay. However, that had nothing to do with my hotel decisions during this trip, and was more like an added bonus. It was also... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I am sorry to say I was a bit underwhlemed with the accommodations. There were some pros, but I'm afraid they weren't enough to sway me into wanting to stay again (not for the rate I paid anyway). Pros: Central Phoenix location near nightlife 24 hour stay Good restaurant Neat pool area Friendly staff Bathroom seemed very clean Cons: You... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I got this hotel through a Priceline purchase. You never know what your gonna get with these but most times your happy with your purchase. This time, as much as I travel, I wasn't... At all. The hotel is under construction. The front of the building is a mess you have to enter through a back door, which is not... More

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Ben B, Owner at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm glad I'm able to respond to this to correct a few statements and errors... * The hotel isn't under construction - if it was it wouldn't be open yet and you wouldn't be staying in it, but we are going through a few improvements. We are creating a new entrance to the hotel, which... More

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Address: 401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarendon Hotel and Spa 4*
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The Clarendon Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Phoenix, close to the convention center, museums, parks, shopping, theaters, sports venues and concert halls. Walking distance to two Metro rail stations - $4 for a 24 hour pass, the system runs 24 hours (except 1am to 4am Monday through Thursday) and provides direct access to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Full service spa on site, gorgeous rooftop SkyDeck overlooking the city skyline and surrounding mountain ranges, wonderful pool and jacuzzi, and great Mexican restaurant. ... more   less 
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