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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 #7 of 10 hotels in Columbus
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a two day conference. There are several entrances to the building, none of which are marked as the main entrance. We entered through what seemed to be the main entrance, but realized immediately that we were in a hotel wing. Once inside, we had a difficult time finding the lobby. There was no signage directing us to... More

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

I have to agree with you somewhat that the property is looking a little tired. I also have to agree with you about the lack of signage telling people where they are at in the hotel when they enter from any point on the property. As for the hotel being dimly lighted, I will have maintenance look into this. I... More

Leavenworth, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The water pressure in my room was the best I have ever had at a hotel! It was all down hill from there. I was greeted by the last occupant's left over fish and hushpuppies in the fridge... Smelled great. The house keeper made the bed daily, but little else, forgetting to leave more coffee for the pot, wipe out... More

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

I was sorry to read that you did not have a pleasant experience during your stay with us. You should have never had to find items left behind by the previous guest. That is just a blatant disregard for cleaning practices on the part of our housekeeping staff. I will be sharing your comments about the breakfast with the Food... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terribly old hotel that is outdated and dirty. The tv was not working correctly and the answer was that a part from directtv is needed and there is nothing they could do. When asked how long they stated unknown. There are better hotels in the area. Check them out. One thing is tripadvisor rates this #6 in the area, I... More

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

I am sorry that you found our older hotel to be outdated and dirty. The hotel is on the older side with it being one of the first hotels built in Columbus, but our staff does work to keep it cleaned and as well maintained as we can. I do not know what the issue was in regards to the... More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Clarion at Columbus is an excellent value for a full-service hotel. We highly recommend this facility. The staff is all about taking care of their customers. The property, while 50+ years old, is in good condition, clean & well-maintained. We will be back.

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

Thank you so much for the nice comments about our hotel. The Clarion is a full-service hotel with a restaurant, banquet facilities and meeting rooms. This allows for us to meet the needs of the business and the leisure traveler. Our staff works hard to provide excellent customer service and to make sure that every guest is taken care of.... More

Indy
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164 reviews 164 reviews
26 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used this property for a family reunion this weekend. It was great for the families with the pool and the use of the pub for our gatherings. On Saturday evening, we had a dinner in one of their conference rooms and it was very good. While this is not a 4 star resort, it is located in a great... More

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

I am so glad that your chose our hotel for your family reunion. I was happy to read that you had a meal in our conference room and that you enjoyed it. Our banquet and restaurant staff work very hard to make sure that every event is special for our guests. The hotel is in the process of purchasing a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Strange hotel with a odd theme. There is a large swimming pool at the center or the hotel which makes the whole place humid. I stayed in a room facing the pool which meant I did not have an outside window to the room. The only window looked out on to the pool and busy walk way meaning the curtains... More

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

I was sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay with us and that you found the hotel to have a strange theme. Our hotel has a Victorian style theme to it and yes in the middle of the hotel is where the pool is located. Many years ago the pool used to be located outside, but the... More

Mishawaka, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I and our 5 month old stayed at this property last night. We have stayed here before on several occasions. We spent the night there to get away for our 3rd wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday that is tomorrow. I called the evening before to confirm our reservation. I told the woman on the phone our... More

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

I was happy to read the comments that you made about the hotel during your recent stay with us. At first I was sorry that you did not initially receive the room type that you had requested, but was glad to see that our Front Desk staff did the right thing and was able to provide you with an upgrade... More

Greenville S.C.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Ornate lobby & restaurant done in 1890-1910 period. Furnishings from Cleveland Ohio mansions. Stained glass, and wood work from turn of the century mansions. The restaurant & bar area were done in paintings, etchings & photos, & intricate tinwork ceiling. The food in the dining room was excellent, and offers a enjoyable dining experience one would only find in a... More

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

Thank you so much for the nice comments about the ornateness and uniqueness of our hotel. It was definitely developed with an old world charm feeling in mind. The hotel does have a lovely restaurant and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner each and every day. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. The Clarion... More

Darlington, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed here whilst attending a conference but probably wouldn't choose it otherwise because it's generally a bit shabby and in need of a refurb. The public areas are characterful in a Disney kind of way and I have to say I quite liked that but I understand from the colleagues that the pool area gets rammed on the weekend.... More

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

I would agree with you about the public areas of the hotel in that they are setup in a Disney kind of way. What you have heard from your colleagues about the pool being busy on weekends is generally true. The hotel can have at any given time various sports teams in house and that can make for a very... More

Columbus, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been here several times for Birthday partys or just to get away a day. They have a restaurant, bar, and hair salon. You are near many places to eat if you rather not eat at the hotel. If you stay here you won't go wrong (: Bring your swim suit for the pool or hot tub..

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

It was so nice to read that you have been to our hotel here several times for birthday parties or for just a nice getaway. The hotel does offer several amenities that most other hotels do not like a full-service restaurant, bar, hair salon, guest laundry, business center and fitness center, just to mention a few. The restaurant serves a... More

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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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Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel and Conference Center 3*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Columbus Hotel Columbus
Columbus Holiday Inn

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Bar / Lounge 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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#4 Family Hotel in Columbus
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