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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Elkhart, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel needs updating... The common area is clean and reasonably nice. Service was acceptable but not great. My room felt very 1980's, and though it was clean, the air conditioning was not able to even come close to keeping up with demand. It was 77°F all night long in the room and it actually got cooler than that outside... More

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

I agree with you that the hotel does need to be updated. The first floor rooms of the hotel were updated back in 2008, but that is the last time that the rooms were updated. The owner of the hotel is looking to make some much needed improvements in the near future. I was sorry to read that the air... More

Louisville, Ky.
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142 reviews 142 reviews
34 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival and walking in it is easy to see that this is an older property. Inside the lobby and game/pool area it is old but has that old worn comfortable look. Homey almost. Got our room in the tower and it looked decent, some what worn but clean looking. The bed slept very well. Firm mattress and decent pillows.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us here at the Clarion. I have to agree with you that our property is an older one. Our hotel was one of the first to be built in the city of Columbus. It has a unique flair to it and our staff works very... More

Meadows Of Dan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice staff, great location, easy to get to from interstate. Parking lot is well-lit, felt secure and safe. Huge parking lot, truck parking. My room was very clean. Clean sheets, fluffy towels, clean-vacuumed carpet. Bathroom was spotless. TV & AC worked perfectly. My room was an outside room and it was quiet the night I was there. (A Thursday night).... More

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

Thank you for your comments about your recent stay. Our hotel is definitely located in a convenient location adjacent to the interstate and the hotel does have plenty of parking to accomodate all of our guests. It is refreshing to see that one of our guests enjoyed one of the exterior rooms. I was glad to read that you found... More

Clarkston, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for a few nights, was not impressed at all, the AC unit in my room was so loud, thump when it came on, loud the whole time its running and then thump as it went off. So two nights and little sleep means I wont be returning. I complained when I checked out and they said sorry...... 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 an enjoyable stay with us here at the Clarion. The A/C units is some of the rooms do tend to get a little loud at times. I do not know what room you were in, but I will speak with the hotel manager and maintenance about checking all of the... More

New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The inside of the hotel is rather unusual and ecclectic looking. Pool area is very nice, as was the bar area. Breakfast buffet was good, but there is a charge on the weekend if you're not a member of something. ? Rooms were small and a little dark and dated, but appeared to be clean. The hotel is right off... More

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

I am so glad that you found our hotel here to be interesting. The Clarion is not laid out like most hotels on the market today. We have a lot of little shops and offices in the lobby, a full-service restaurant and bar and then have meeting rooms back in the tower section of the hotel and then we have... More

Whiting, Indiana
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hotel if your traveling with a family. We brought our two kids and puppy with us. Pool area is nice with plenty of family activities. Restaurant is a must visit for couples wanting a romantic getaway!

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

We were so glad to read that you enjoyed your recent stay with us here at the Clarion. The hotel is a great place to bring your children so that they can partake of all the different amenities that the hotel has to offer. The hotel is also pet friendly which makes it nice for our guests to be able... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property probably saw its heyday 20+ years ago; it is laid out much like the old Holidomes with an indoor pool and putting green. My room was very worn with an odd smell. The beds were made and towels replaced daily. The restaurant's service is hit or miss with a couple of very attentive wait staff and the others... More

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

Our hotel here is the oldest hotel in the city of Columbus and we work very hard to keep it clean and well-maintained. The hotel is laid out like an old Holidome because the hotel used to be a Holiday Inn before becoming a Clarion two years ago. It is very unique in that fact. I was sorry to read... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 23, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 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

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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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