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Clarion Inn University Plaza

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5826 University Ave, Building #1, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (Formerly Holiday Inn Cedar Falls - University Plaza)
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Ranked #9 of 13 hotels in Cedar Falls
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Bill R Cordova, TN.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Cordova, TN.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be a flagship for Choice Hotels - this motel leaves a lot to be desired. It is an old Holiday Inn built in 1962 and shows it. I must say the staff was very friendly and helpful. The up stair rooms and my down stair room had to be entered outside and then go into a hall way. One... More

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Tony C, Regional Director at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

We apologize for not exceeding your expectations during your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you found our staff friendly and helpful, and apologize for the overall hotel decor. We hope you give us the opportunity in the near future to regain your confidence in our hotels services. Thank you for your feedback and your business. More

owatonna
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my son for Folkstyle Wrestling Tournament. Room was sane but clean. Our room didn't face the pool so for the most part was quiet except for when someone would go out the outside door.

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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing us feedback on your recent stay. I am glad you had an enjoyable stay and that your room was clean, but I am sorry the room decor didn't live up to the high standards we strive for. Thank you for your feedback and your business. We hope you visit us again soon! More

Moorhead
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby and bar are very nice, but as I walked back to my room it was like walking back in time. The pool was empty. The hallway smelled old and damp. The room smelled very musty and was of early 1990 decor. Keep this room like this for a few more years it would make a great museum. I... More

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Tony C, Regional Director at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you felt the hotel was clean and the staff was friendly; we aim to please our guests in every way. I apologize for the smell during the pool repainting. We are currently working on guest room design renovations expected to start by end of year. We appreciate your business and hope you give us the... More

Independence
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

In late February 2014, we reserved several rooms for a group for three nights. It turned out very well. The rooms were clean and the service was good. An attractive lobby and helpful front desk personnel. The entire time the outside temperature was between 10 below and 10 above but we were cozy warm. I liked the "open" atmosphere of... More

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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

We are ecstatic that your group enjoyed your stay at the Clarion Inn University Plaza. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again in the near future! More

Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I attended Wine and Tunes and had a wonderful time! The service was very good and professional and the food was delicious with great presentation! The recent remodel really improved the look and style they are hoping to deliver.

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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire staff at the hotel and restaurant, we thank you for your business and feedback. We are in the process of more updates and renovations, visit us again soon. Thank you! More

Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I enjoy the casual atmosphere, the menu (especially the appetizer - Cajun shrimp wrapped Bacon - singularly is enough to keep me coming back), and the convenience of the specific location in Cedar Falls right in the middle of everything - yet only a couple of blocks off the highway. Fun time.

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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback and our restaurant Against the Grain! We are so pleased you would recommend our Bacon Wrapped Cajun Shrimp! Thanks again for your business and we hope to see you very soon! Tony Cruz More

Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We went to the Wine and Tunes event last night at Clarion Hotel Against the Grain Bar and it was fabulous! Awesome service, drink, food, and music and the event was very well attended! The presentation of the food was very top notch! Hat's off to the Chef and team in the kitchen. Loved the new decor too. I will... More

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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful response in reference to your experience at Against the Grain in The Clarion Inn! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our wine and tunes night. As we strive to meet each guest’s expectations, it is feedback like yours, which allows us to set new initiatives for customer service and take pride in our... More

Winterset, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I stay here quite a bit. Probably about five times per year. The one thing that I do miss is the hot tub. They have a great pool but tonight for example it is supposed to be 15 below zero. It would sure be nice to spend some time in the hot tub.

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. Our plan is to have the hot tub placed into... More

Harrisonville, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The room was very nice. There was an attractive entrance and atrium area around the indoor pool. The restaurant's food was also good though the menu was a little limited. I wish that they would have offered a free breakfast buffet with rather than having to order off of a menu and wait to be served.

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neil s, Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More

Palmetto, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Only window looks into hallway. Some rooms allow a bit more light, but many are tucked away and dark. I asked for a second floor room and they gave me some excuse about none of them being cleaned (even though the hotel was about 20% full). The only other choice was an equally dark room. Website advertises hot tub but... More

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We apologize for the noise level on that weekend and... More

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Also Known As:
Clarion Inn University Plaza Hotel
Clarion Inn University Plaza Hotel Cedar Falls
Holiday Inn Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn
Clarion Inn University Plaza Cedar Falls, Iowa
Address: 5826 University Ave, Building #1, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (Formerly Holiday Inn Cedar Falls - University Plaza)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Falls
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 hotels in Cedar Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Inn University Plaza 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Inn® hotel offers an ideal location during your next trip to Cedar Falls. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, this Iowa hotel's central location and affordable accommodations is sure to make your stay convenient and memorable.The Clarion Inn hotel is a great place to call home during your next trip to the Cedar Falls area. With countless features and outstanding service, your stay with us is sure to be one to remember. ... more   less 
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