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Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, I-65 at Iindiana 46, Columbus, IN 47201 (Formerly Holiday Inn Columbus)
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Ranked #5 of 10 hotels in Columbus
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here for neither business or pleasure. There are plenty of things to do at this hotel that could be fun for a family. But what mattered most to us in this time of need was the hotel staff were some of the most compassionate I have ever encountered while traveling. They went out of their way to be... More

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Nashville, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If Opryland had an older sister with a tenth the space and even less a budget, she would be the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus. This is not a bad thing--how many hotels do you know have not only an indoor pool but two pool tables, a ping pong table, and a putting green? Or fake storefronts surrounding... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about your recent stay with us here at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. I think that we have a very unique hotel with lots of extra amenities that other hotels definitely do not offer. The hotel is great not only for business travelers, but for the leisure traveler as well and we have... More

Baraboo, Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This property is an old Holidome. I suppose if one is looking for a place with a large pool and extra things to do, this isn't too bad. But as a business travelor, my expectations are higher. Customoer service was OK, but could have been friendlier. I was there 4 nights and I can't tell you the number of times... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent stay with us. I will be speaking with the Front Desk Manager about his staff and their lack of customer service and concern for the guests. They have been trained to greet every guest that walks through the lobby no matter how many times that particular guest walks... More

Midland, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was worried after other reviews. We got a great deal on Hotwire and it was definitely worth it. We got free breakfast and the staff were great at breakfast. The layout is different but I liked it. It is an older hotel but I didn't have any problems.

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment about your recent stay with us here at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. I like your tag line of "Better than Expected". I have to agree with you that our hotel here is better and more unique than most hotels on the market today. I am glad that you enjoyed the... More

Shelbyville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed here a few times when I was a kid, when it was the Holidome. It is definitely just as fun now. We stayed in room 118, right next to the ping pong table. Our room was very clean and included a nice sized mini fridge and a microwave. We had a great time hanging out in the pool... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment about your recent stay with us here at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel may be older, but we still offer a great experience for the price. A person can find a clean room with lots of... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here once when I was a kid, so I thought I would bring my wife and daughter for a weekend... bad idea. In our first room: loud HVAC, stained carpet, no toilet paper(when I called to ask for some, I had to twist their arm to get 2 rolls), fridge barely worked, sink had a leak and shot... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

I am so sorry that the childhood memories that you had of our hotel here are different than you expected them to be. There is no reason why a room should not have had toilet paper in it. That was a complete oversight by our housekeeping department and the Executive Housekeeper has already been made aware of the issue. As... More

Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is a bit of bizarre hotel. In the middle of it is a large pool area with rooms that look out over it and which appears very popular for local families to hang out, swim, play various games, have parties. Seems great for them, but it is like a noisy sauna in that area and it means for a... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

I would have to disagree with your description of our hotel being bizarre. Our hotel is what I would call more unique. The layout of the hotel is somewhat and mostly different than other hotels of any brand. The pool, hot tub, game room and other amenities are in the middle of the hotel. We have several meeting rooms located... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Due to the inclement weather this winter, I have opted to stay locally more often instead of fighting a long commute on slick roads. I normally wouldn't stay at such a fancy hotel, but I got an awesome online price! The lobby and adjacent areas are interestingly designed and I would have liked to have explored them more. The pool... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel during the recent bad weather in the area. The nice comments about the interesting design of the hotel are much appreciated. We take great pride in our hotel here and its uniqueness. I am sorry to hear that you did not care for your experience in our... More

Anderson, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stopped for a weekend away and had a Good Experience. The front desk staff was wonderful. The employee that checked us in was very helpful and kind. The rooms were perfect for what we were looking for and the rates were GREAT. My ONLY issue is that we stayed in the Tower away from the pool due to the... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you had a good experience while you stayed at our hotel. The hotel does limit the number of birthday parties that can be scheduled, but unfortunately, many times guests just show up with having a party in mind without them registering it through our Sales Department. We do hope that you will choose to... More

Andrews, Indiana
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

At first appearance, and location, this looks like a first class unit. Upon entry to the lobby, and assorted surroundings, one should be pleased. After that, this site declines a little. As a frequent business traveler, my time and energy is valuable. With a booking rate of less than 20%, I found it disturbing that I was located on the... More

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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

As a business traveler, I can understand the importance of staying in a room where a desk is available. I do not know why you were placed on the third floor at the end of the hallway, but I have provided some information to help both you and future business travelers in making reservations at our hotel to make sure... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Columbus Hotel
Holiday Inn Columbus Hotel Columbus
Holiday Inn Columbus
Columbus Holiday Inn
Address: 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, I-65 at Iindiana 46, Columbus, IN 47201 (Formerly Holiday Inn Columbus)
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Location: United States > Indiana > Columbus
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel and Conference Center 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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