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Clarion Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1455 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro, CA 92243 (Formerly Ramada Inn)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Corona, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Calrion in El Centro on business, big mistake. I should have known something was up when it was the only place in town that had rooms available. Small rooms, NO hot water, and bugs crawling in my bed (pincher bugs). Not impressed and I won't stay there again. I will say that the staff was nice and... More

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Launceston, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed here and were very happy the room was large, centrally located, close to the pool and breakfast room, a good business centre, no on site guest laundry, staff very friendly and helpful. Good choice for breakfast. The only downside is that the vanity area is quite small, would definitely stay there again.

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David W, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Hello AussieBruvSis, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time here with us. I will pass along the good comments about the staff to management. We value guest reviews such as yours in order to better improve the guest experience at the hotel. If you would like to... More

Washington State
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We are not picky people by any means, but this place is truly a run down, awful place to stay. The only thing that saved them was the comfort of the beds. We had gross, run-down bathrooms, stained duvet covers, noise from the next room, an earring on the floor which lead us to believe that it wasn't vacuumed properly,... More

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David W, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Hello Vhood, I am sorry to hear about the problems with your recent stay. I have addressed the issues you have talked about with the corresponding departments. The necessary steps towards fixing these issues will be determined and taken. It is through customer feedback that we continually strive to improve guest stays. If there is anything else I can do... More

Derby,Ks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Have stayed here for the last year or so while in El Centro for business. Have stayed in other hotels in the area and for the price this place can't be beat. Close to food and workout room is above average. Beds fairly comfy. Only complaint I would have is the tv doesn't get all the channels and the sink... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Dear JPD153: We greatly appreciate you taking time to leave feedback about your recent stay at our property, and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Please know that we are constantly making improvements to our property, and your insights are very helpful to us. It is my sincere hope that we see you again... More

West Columbia, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
34 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a good hotel for the price. A little dated looking but it is clean and comfortable. We got in very late and the desk clerk took care of us immediately and was super nice. The breakfast is good. The fitness center is great for a hotel of this size. The only thing we would suggest is a little... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Dear TheArdsofSC: Thank you so much for your feedback; I am pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We are always looking to make improvements to our rooms and hotel property, and your comments are being relayed to our management team. It is my sincere hope that we see you again on future visits to El Centro. As our... More

Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews 88 reviews
83 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

stayed for 1N, tired after a long drive did not bother looking further. would've been worth it to keep driving off the freeway for 5 minutes more. this place was not exactly cheap and had a very noisy nightclub that spilled rowdy drunken teenagers into the hotel lobby. A/C was from the museum of air-conditioners and made a horrible noise.... More

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Dear urmsu888: Please allow me to first express my regret that you did not have a satisfactory stay experience with us. While the neighboring nighclub is in no way affiliated with the hotel and is not operated by us, I am sorry to hear that the noise was loud enough to disturb you. We do take your concerns very seriously... More

Hemet, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Room is ok...but was told we had a roll in shower...HC accessable...well the room was but had a bathtub...Staying here instead of Yuma to make a trip into Mexico...actually enjoyed visiting El Centro this afternoon...Hotel is quiet, parking hard to find as the Hotel is full...Would I stay here again...probally not...

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Dear sandymccluskey1953: Thank you for taking the time to offer us your feedback. I sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. I sincerely hope you will reconsider staying with us again during future visits to El Centro. Please feel free to contact me directly at your convenience if you would like to discuss this matter further. Sincere... More

Conway, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The rooms were very comfortable with free Wi-Fi... Beds were very comfy...Friendly staff... didn't care much for the hours of the lounge... should be open earlier in the afternoon for business... more for the younger crowd at night... not real impressed with the Denny's Restaurant either... The comp breakfast was sufficient for us....

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This motel was fairly clean and convenient. Husband & I were in El Centro for 1 night on work-related business. Did not want to spend $140 to stay at Marriott or Holiday Inn, so decided on Clarion Inn for $80. Was perfect for our stay. Denny's connected to motel so very convenient for breakfast or dinner (I had both!) Denny's... More

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We did not get a very warm welcome, as our tour leader had some issues with the desk clerk. The room was comfortable and clean but a long way from reception with heavy suitcases. Breakfast spoiled by plastic cutlery, which seems to be a common failing in the area.

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CalistaF, Guest Relations Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Dear Carol T: I am shocked and very sorry to hear that you did not receive a warm welcome, as our customer service experience is something that we take deep pride in. Please know that we take any suggestions and comments very seriously, especially in this regard, and we are reinforcing our customer service standards with our staff. Your feedback... More

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Address: 1455 Ocotillo Dr, El Centro, CA 92243 (Formerly Ramada Inn)
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Location: United States > California > California Desert > El Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clarion Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Ramada El Centro
Clarion El Centro
El Centro Ramada

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Whether you are traveling to El Centro for business or pleasure, make the Clarion Inn hotel your home away from home. Our affordable and inviting accommodations are sure to make your stay memorable. Book a room with us today and enjoy our countless amenities and exceptional customer service.All of our spacious and well-appointed guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, flat-screen televisions, coffee makers, curved shower rods, work desks, irons, ironing boards and cable television with free HBO. Ask about our rooms that have sofa sleepers. Coin-operated laundry facilities are on the premises for added convenience. Ample parking is available and can accommodate most cars, trucks or buses. ... more   less 
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