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Clarion Hotel and Convention Center

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   525 33rd Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Ranked #28 of 36 hotels in Cedar Rapids
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very clean, super friendly staff. Older hotel but seems well maintained. Bar relaxing, pizza very good. Comfortable room with powerful a/c unit. Really good breakfast in nice dining room. Wifi worked great. Wonderful deal for the price :)

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Green Bay
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is not as nice as it used to be...however, breakfast was hot and fresh and staff was friendly. Our room was clean and there were cookies waiting in the lobby when we got there. The staff was friendly. We left something in our hotel room and one of the housekeepers ran out into the parking lot to catch... More

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Belvidere, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a wedding and there was a block for rooms reserved here. We basically only slept here and found it to be adequate. We did not eat here or use any amenities. I felt I got my money's worth.

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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wish I would have believed the horrible reviews of this place. Right when you walk in the smell of cigarettes and filth hit you. Does not give a good first impression. It claims to be "updated". Buying new lamps and artwork is not updated. The rooms was not like the pics on the website. The restraint advertises they serve... More

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ClarionHotel1, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for taking the time to review our facility on TripAdvisor. The Clarion Hotel appreciates feedback in all forms to ensure we are offering our guests superior customer service and accommodations. I would like to apologize for the cigarette odor you encountered upon arrival, the hotel went 100% non smoking one year ago, however we are finding... More

Kansas City, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is the worst stay at a hotel that I've ever had. Rooms and halls smell like old cigarettes, DO NOT EAT HERE, food is beyond terrible. We rented an event room for a birthday party and the food is nearly inedible. We asked the manager to do something about the awful food and the best they could do was... More

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ClarionHotel1, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Clarke, I am very sorry about the recent troubles you had while staying at the Clarion Hotel in Cedar Rapids. It is the goal of this hotel to ensure we provide an enjoyable and superior experience for all of our guests. During your stay, the hotel made every effort to accommodate your needs, including taking care of your... More

Vacaville, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is REALLY old. The water pressure was horrible and there was something goofy with the cold water tap. It operated backwards like the wrong fitting had been installed. The people were nice but the building is showing it's age. I wont' stay here again.

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Waterloo, Iowa
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

on 3-8 14 was put up at this hotel by Allegiant Airlines as they had cancelled our flight to Phoenix. The lobby area was nice and the check in staff very efficient. Upon arriving in our room the first thing I noticed were the glasses in the bathroom, they were dirty. It appeared that a rag had been used to... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

It was absolutely clear that the hotel was renovated recently and was very nice. Great atmosphere, clean rooms, etc. Shower had some water temperature issues and it was kinda slippery in the shower due to lack of traction stuff on bottom of tub, but overall was a great visit! Awesome staff at checkout desk as well ;)

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ClarionHotel1, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Dear AndreaPost, Thank you for your recent online review. I am glad that you appreciate our recent renovation, pleasant atmosphere and clean rooms. Thank you for your feedback regarding the shower. We are always working to improve our hotel and the experiences of our guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thank you, Chip Fritsch General... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed here in January of 2013 and it was just average. It was safe and clean but clearly dated. We were back in the Cedar Rapids area last week and I was a little worried to book this hotel again, but it offered everything we wanted so I booked it anyway. Walking into the hotel, I felt as if... More

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ClarionHotel1, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Dear SAW1031 I am thrilled to hear about your recent experience at our facility this past week. The staff at the Clarion in Cedar Rapids has worked very hard over the last eight months to transform our facility to what it is now, it is very rewarding to hear your positive comments about the renovation’s and improvements made. If there... More

Shakopee, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I was impressed with the Clarion Hotel the moment I walked through the doors and entered the spacious lobby. Nothing like most hotels in this price range. It was especially nice having the lemon-aid dispenser. On the desk was a basket of fresh fruit available to guests. The girl who checked us in was very friendly and thorough, pointing out... More

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ClarionHotel1, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Dear Cal T, We are thrilled by your wonderful review of the Clarion Hotel Cedar Rapids. It was our pleasure to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I am glad you enjoyed the lemonade and fresh fruit in the lobby, business center, renovated rooms, and new mattresses. We are so please to be ranked one of the... More

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Address: 525 33rd Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel and Convention Center 2.5*
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Clarion Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Clarion

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Welcome to the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center. Our hospitable Cedar Rapids hotel which is only 17 miles north of Coralville/Iowa City Exit, delivers spacious guestrooms and suites, attentive service, and many premium amenities to business travelers, family vacationers, and couples in search of a romantic getaway. A top-notch location puts shopping, dining, and entertainment options just a short drive away. Plus, we’re the closest full-service hotel to Eastern Iowa Airport (6 miles). One of the best features we offer our guests is the area's only full service hotel's Complimentary Hot Deluxe Breakfast which is prepared fresh daily by our Chef. Individuals or groups won't be forced to eat in a lobby, but rather they can relax in our restaurant which seats over 96 people, has flat screen TV and access to wireless. We are unique in that our facility offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Newly remodeled full service Synergy Restaurant & the 33rd Ave. Sports Bar & Grill are on site and open 7 days per week. We offer one of the area's largest swimming pool areas, with hot tub, and sauna. Our newly renovated Exercise room features all the newest equipment. Our 24 hour Business Center is enclosed for privacy and offers one of the area's only Blackberry Printing Stations for our guests. Our King Business & Queen Business rooms feature microwave/refrigerator, flat screen TV with premium channels including HBO,CNN, ESPN, Big Ten, & Fox News. There is also an in-room safe, lounge chair, and complimentary hi-speed internet (both wireless & wired) in the room. FEMA approved. Federal Government Rates Available. Group Rates available. Large Banquet/Convention space available. ... more   less 
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