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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 #26 of 36 hotels in Cedar Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013
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Rating summary
  • 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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Waterloo, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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

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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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

Ottumwa, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We booked a room, but plans change. After several calls we could not cancel our reservations even though they were more than 24 hours in advance. They have our credit card, and we are at their mercy. I hope their next guest enjoys their stay. We decided to stay at their hotel anyway.

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

Dear JayS, Thank you for your online review. I apologize that you experienced some trouble in your attempts to cancel your reservation. If you send me an email with your stay information I will be happy to look into the matter further and see if there is a possible resolution. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience incurred, and... More

New Hope, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

great place to relax .good clean rooms. good food cheap drinks for a convention hotel .. will be back again.. good hot breakfast at no charge... newly renovated hotel,rooms still are being updated,my room needed updating could see the smoke stains on the walls..

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

Dear Mike G, Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our restaurant and bar during your stay. Our chefs continue to provide delicious fare and we are especially proud of our complimentary hot breakfast buffet, which includes made-to-order omelettes. We have just finished renovating the hotel. I’m sorry your room was not finished at the time of... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I stayed in June 2013, remodeling was in progress!!! I like what I am seeing. I stay about 6 times a year in Cedar Rapids and it is always at this hotel. I have attended meetings and a couple of weddings here. The staff is friendly and helpful. The staff at the hotel is why I keep coming back. My... More

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

Dear Lynn B, Thank you for taking the time to share with us your great experiences at the Clarion Cedar Rapids. Thank you for your praise of the staff. We take great pride in our customer service. I will be sure to pass on your positive feed back to the staff. I am glad that you like what you saw... More

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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed 2 nights for a wedding; reception was also held there. My thoughts: -staff was welcoming at check-in. No one was ever rude but also no me that outdid it ether -hotel is very old (formerly a Sheraton) and has had some remodeling. However, you can still tell its old in places like the bathroom wallpaper. Entrance is nice. -breakfast... More

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

Dear Dealmom83, Thank you for your detailed review of our hotel. I am happy to hear that the hotel staff was welcoming and the wedding event staff was attentive. I am also glad to hear that you were pleased with the food at the wedding reception, provided by our kitchen. I am sorry that the breakfast did not meet your... More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Clarion was a great place to host an event. The staff is super friendly and they helped us with every request. Our group was around 125 people and the space was very accomodating. The food was and service was top notch. I would recommend the Clarion for any event! I learned that two of the staff that worked with... More

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

Dear Patti K, I am delighted to hear that hosting your event of 125 people at the Clarion went so smoothly. I have to give credit to our event staff who has a wealth of experience. I will also pass on your comments on our friendly staff. The Clarion has flexible meeting space to accommodate any event size and type.... More

Marion, Iowa
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I can tell the sleeping rooms have been recently remodeled - you can smell that new carpet and fresh paint smell -they went all none smoking - this is great for the traveler that don't smoke (like myself) I like what they are doing. Keep up the good work. Nice place to stay - friendly staff I will definitely consider... More

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

Hello Is1827, Thank you for recommending our hotel. We have recently remodeled all the guest rooms. Everything is new and we are happy that you approve. We have gone 100% Non-Smoking to preserve the experience of all of our guests. The Synergy Restaurant and 33rd Avenue Bar are also remodeled with new and exciting offerings on the menu. My staff... More

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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel and Convention Center

Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel
Clarion Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Clarion
Address: 525 33rd Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Rapids
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 36 hotels in Cedar Rapids
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel and Convention Center 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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