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Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was rated 3 stars, it definitely is not. Everything is from the 1980s. Bathroom floors and tub dirty, pool dirty, sidewalks falling apart. Thin blankets, tired carpet, old decor. Staff was very nice and helpful. Free breakfast was standard pre-made stuff.

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at our hotel. We are in th process of making improvements to our hotel. We recently renovated our restaurant Against the grain. We will use your feedbak to improve our service as well. Thank you, Parth Dholakia General... More

Decatur, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel while attending a wedding. The breakfast was delicious- Hot biscuits and gravy, egg patties and sausage links, two waffle makers and lots of other choices- all well stocked! During the week they had china plates and silverware- very nice! I pool area was a nice facility. The pool is huge! The hot tub didn't work... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so happy to gear from you. We are proud to offer a tasty hot breakfast compimentary to all our guests before they start their day. So glad to know you enjoyed your experience. We would be delighted to have you stay with us again. Thank you,... More

Moscow Mills, Missouri
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The hotel was clean and quiet. I chose a room on the first floor because there was no elevator. For that reason, I had a room with two queen beds rather than the king bed I had requested. I did get a handicap equipped room and found I like the handrails in the bathroom very much.

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time review our hotel. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Clarion Highlander Hotel. We have wonderful features in our guest rooms and are glad to know your discovered some useful. We hope to host you again soon. Thank you, Parth Dholakia General Manager More

Quad City, IL/IA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I just stayed at this hotel for a quick over night on a business trip to the area, on my supervisors recommendation. The hotel looked clean, nice sized pool area, but when I checked into my room the room must be one that hasn't been remodeled at all - the door would have to be slammed shut to have the... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay. We maintain a high standard for cleanliness and will make sure that the appropriate pest control is done to remove any ants form the hotel. Thank you, Parth Dholakia General Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I stayed at the clarion for one night after attending a wedding reception that was held in the hotel conference area. The hotel was spacious and seemed like a great place for a reception. The room was clean and matched the pictures from the website. The pillows on the bed seemed smaller than average, although they were still comfortable. In... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are glad to know you enjoyed the wedding reception in our Piper's Ballroom. You are right, it is a wonderful room to have a wedding reception. Sorry to hear about the AC and the the door lock in your room. We will make sure that the guest room AC... More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The room I was given was a bad experience from the start. The lock on the door was broken. You had to play with it to get it to open and the wood on the door was broken where the dead bolt was located. Once inside the room reeked of cigarette smoke. The patio doors were secured by what looked... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so sorry to hear about your experience and impression of our hotel. We will make sure that cleanliness and maintenance issues you had are addressed. We hope that you will give us another chance and stay with us in the future. Regards, Parth Dholakia General Manager More

Des Moines, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed here night before Iowa football game. I haven't stayed here in 8 years. The pool was great. Kids had a blast in it. Room spacious and comfotable. Breakfast was good too. It's free so cannot complain! We ate ate the restaurant on site on Friday night. The food and service was EXCELLENT! Check in was great. The general manager... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Robert M. Thank you so much for your review and recognizing all aspects of the hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with is during your visit for the football game. It is great that you were able to take advantage of our restaurant and Pool area. it was a pleasure to welcome you to our... More

Tampico, Illinois, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

stayed sat night on coralville mall shopping trip, Close to interstate but kind of hard to find as it is on a service road, look for little Clarion signs and follow them. Stayed on 1st floor with pool access. nice large pool and big hot tub. Large area around pool to congregate with patio tables and chairs with workout room... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our pool and hot tub area. It is definitely a popular place in the summertime. We will make sure that the website gets updated with accurate information. We recently renovated our new restaurant Against the Grain. We hope to... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed here the night before I had cataract surgery at the nearby Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center. We were very pleasantly surprised after reading some lukewarm Tripadvisor reviews. The lobby is attractive, and the desk staff are very friendly and helpful. We were able to extend our check-out time by an hour so that I could come back and... More

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Firstly, Congratulations on posting 50 reviews on tripadvisor. A 4 star review from you means a lot. Thank you! We are so glad to read your feedback regarding your experience at the Clarion Highlander Hotel. We are happy to know that you found your non smoking room to be comfortable,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I attended the wedding, and it was perfect place to celebrate an auspicious occasion. Staff was just really efficient. I would definitely recommend this hotel anyone around this area. Nice shuttle service.

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Parth D, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Dear Pratik A, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel.. We were delighted to hear from you. Behalf of the Clarion Highlander Hotel, I thank you. Our staff are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the service you received and enjoyed attending a wedding at our hotel. We look forward to having you visit us again.... More

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Address: 2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Clarion Highlander Hotel Iowa City
Quality Inn Iowa City
Iowa City Quality Inn
Clarion Highlander Hotel And Conference Center Iowa City

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