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Clarion Hotel and Convention Center

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525 33rd Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room rates are quite reasonable. The staff was very courteous and accommodating. The hotel while very serviceable and clean is showing its age and could use some updates. The restaurant and bar are adequate and the menu limited. It doesn't get much traffic. I tried to go somewhere else for dinner.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks old from the outside, walk in and it's fresh, bright, and clean. Room is clean, bed is comfortable, complimentary breakfast has variety and is good. Have a restaurant and bar on premises? Yup. Nice. All staff is super friendly and professional. Nice job all... Well built for quiet and dark sleeping. Near the expressway.

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate hearing from our guest and was thrilled to read that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to serving you again. I remain, At your service. Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

Carroll, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been staying here off and on for a year. Rooms are always clean, staff is very friendly and helpful. Great to have a restaurant style breakfast room. Love having a bar and food in the hotel. BTW they have the fastest elevator in the west!

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I enjoy hearing from our guest, It is great to hear what we do right as well as where we need to improve. We look forward to serving you again. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the first time and I would go back for sure. The price was great for what the hotel offered. The breakfast was pretty good, biscuits need a little help but other than that the stay was awesome.

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate hearing what you thought of the hotel, as you know that is the only way we ever improve. I look forward to serving you again. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last weekend we had a party at the hotel and the staff was amazing. They were fantastic. The room was set up as planned. The manager Bob was always available. The chief engineer Sean checked on us numerous times to make sure the party room was exactly as we ordered, and both men checked in on us during the party...the... More 

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am always thrilled to learn when my staff does well and pleases our guest. I look forward to serving you again in the near future. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We came from New York City for a family reunion. It was the best choice. We had a really nice stay at this hotel. It is quiet, well decorated, huge rooms, and the beds were very comfortable. The staff were great. The break fast was so good. I highly recommend this place to all of you! Don't think twice!

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! I appreciate you taking the time to review your visit with us. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

OKLAHOMA CITY
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights with a group of friends. The place is right next to a train track so if you stay on the end beware. The hotel is pretty old and hasn't had many updates so it shows a lot of wear and tear. Decently clean and the staff was nice and helpful. The on site bar... More 

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate when our guest let us know how we are doing. I am glad that you enjoyed your experience in our 33ed Avenue Sports Bar and Grill. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I booked this hotel through American Airlines as an addition to our flight reservations. My receipt indicated that I was booking a standard room with 1 bed. I was sure that I had booked a room with a king size bed. When we arrived and checked into our room, we discovered that it was a room with two double beds.... More 

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry that you were dissatisfied. We do strive for 100% guest satisfaction. When we don't achieve it, I am very disappointed. Our hotel was full at the time with all King rooms reserved. I am sorry we could not accommodate your request. When our night audit is running... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Friendly service and decent rooms. Pretty clean. No complaints. Free wifi and pool. Laundry is okay. Breakfast is awesome. Definitely will be staying at this fine place again several more times this year for sure. Thank you Clarion for making my stay as close to being at home as possible

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Dear Shane, Thank you for your kind comments. At our hotel we strive to make each and every guest feel as comfortable and welcome as possible. I am thrilled you will return and please ask for me so I may thank you in person. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Don't stay here if u want to relax in pool or are looking for things to do in area without car:( had to wait an hour in a half for shuttle to pick me up , when guy got there to get me all he has to say is " better Late than never"( wow) pool dirty , brought my... More 

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, we do strive for 100% guest satisfaction and it seems that we failed you. We do, as almost all hotels have a manager on duty 24 hours a day. I wish you would have asked for our Manager on duty. We would do our best to please our guest and it seems that we did... More 

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