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Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

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2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, I-65 at Iindiana 46, Columbus, IN 47201 (Formerly Holiday Inn Columbus)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dyer, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here in July for a baseball tournament and were very impressed with the decor. Very unique and charming compared to other hotel chains. The pool area was awesome and it had a hot tub too! All centrally located in relation to our rooms. That was perfect for our group. There were a few cons... The rooms did not... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel used to be a Holiday Inn with a Hollidome. So, it has very nice facilities. Nice pool... big hot tub... cool Victorian décor.... The problem is the room was kinda shabby. I know some hotels have different rooms depending on the price you pay. And, I am sure that the inside entrance and tower rooms are nice. The... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear James7979, On behalf of the hotel staff I would like to thank you for providing us feedback on Trip Advisor. We do have an older generation hotel with outside corridor guest rooms that some people really like and others not as much. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations we provide throughout the hotel. Please... More 

Westmont, Illinois
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice surprise to find this hotel in Columbus, Indiana. it was a unique experience to see a décor of the years 1890 and 1910. Many examples of architectural and art pieces of that period can be found throughout the hotel. I spent only one night there, but would have loved to stay a little longer to explore... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Evangelina1944, It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our hotel has many antiquity aspects to it and it is different from your average hotel. The city of Columbus, IN has a great deal of history much like our hotel. A fun fact regarding our hotel is that we have refurbished brick from other businesses... More 

Greenwood
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the worst hotel ever. Our room was very hot and was told that the hotel has been told to replace the air conditoners but won't do it. There was duct tape holding the batteries in the remote. The pillows were small. Bed wasn't comfortable at all. One outlet on the wall the bed was on, and a power... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your recent visit with us was not pleasant. We are always willing to take care of issues as they arise. Please call me directly so that I can get an idea of where you were staying in our hotel and how we can make it right for you in the future. We always... More 

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indianapolis
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Main hotel (not the tower) is old, room doors to the outside parking lot, carpet old and in need of replacement; the "tower" addition is better and newer. nice hotel if your a family and want a thrifty vacation site w/pool, hot tub, pool tables and an arcade. we went on a summer weekend and the place was packed w/softball... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

On behalf of the hotel I would like to thank you for providing your feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I would like to share that we do cut fresh fruit. I will be sure to share your comments with our F&B department. Please let me know if there is anything I... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderfully strange hotel. I get bored with the cookie cutter box hotels just off the freeway and found the Clarion to be a unique change. Like most of my hotel stays, we chose this one because it was the lowest price (third party online) in the "three star" variety. At one point this conference center was surely... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to review our hotel. I would like to share with you that this particular hotel has an antiquity design and it favored by many people that stay with us much like yourself. We have a couple of staff members that have worked here for close to 40 years and really... More 

Haubstadt IN
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92 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are in Columbus several times a year for softball & always stay at the Clarion Inn. It is a beautiful hotel with an awesome pool area. The breakfast is always nice with biscuits & sausage gravy, bacon, sausage, potatoes, eggs, Danish, juice, milk, yogurt & fruit salad. The tower rooms are much nicer than the rooms in the older... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a Trip Advisor survey for us! We are glad you enjoyed the breakfast and your room. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to our management team. We appreciate your business and we look forward to you visiting with us again soon! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overnight stay in decent double bed room via Priceline. Had the dog too. From here moved in same town at Hotel 8 which was an unpleasant change. This hotel has a spacious area around pool where many kids had fun.. Go here for kids sake ! Also take them downtown to The Commons!

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

On behalf of the hotel staff we would like to thank you for staying with us. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and amenities we offer for your convenience. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to make your next visit another memorable stay. More 

Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This hotel is beautiful and has a unique layout. The rooms are equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and the central air (while noisy) works well. The Internet connection was good. I feel like I had to tell you the positives before I innundate you with the negatives. Rooms are guaranteed to be ready by 4 p.m., I came at 6:30... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

On behalf of the hotel staff I would like to apologize for not meeting and exceeding your expectations during your last visit with us. Our poolside rooms are very popular and at times it can be noisy. We always welcome a phone call to our front desk in the event of your dissatisfaction. Please do not hesitate in calling us... More 

Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Apparently 80 percent of their staff recently walked out. Waited 3 hours to check in, rooms not cleaned until 7:00 p.m., vomit stains on the side of the upper balcony, had to ask for bath towels, no towels at swimming pool, kids running wild in the pool area, present staff apologetic but ineffective and somewhat ambivalent when problems presented to... More 

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Nicole V, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

On behalf of the hotel I would like to apologize for your dissatisfaction during your stay with us. I am so sorry to hear that you waited longer than expected for your rooms at check-in. I can assure you that I personally spoke with the representative of the group and accommodated the groups needs quickly. In regards to your comment... More 

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