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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 #4 of 6 hotels in Iowa City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
PATRICIA F FAIRFIELD
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night with a friend and it was a great experience! I would highly recommend anyone stay here - the staff is very friendly, the location is perfect, and the quality is outstanding. I would definitely stay there again!

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

Hello Krishna A. We really appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. On behalf of the all the staff at the Clarion Highlander Hotel, Thank you! We were delighted to have you stay at our hotel, and glad to know that you and your friend enjoyed your experience. We are eager to host you again during your next... More

New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had two nonsmoking rooms, they both reeked of smoke (poorly masked by deodorizers). The internet was so slow, I could complete a speed test. The hotel needs to be updated. Surprised Clarion lends it's name to it. Restaurant not great.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear about your experience at the our Hotel. We are working on making improvements to our hotel. We aim to give an excellent experience to to every guest. On your next trip to Iowa city, please reach out to me directly, and i will personally arrange your accommodation, and ensure... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I stayed at this hotel in may. I left a library book in the room and then called the next day. I believe that I spoke to the front desk manager who had the book. I told him that I would be by a few days later to pick it up. When I returned to the hotel a few days... More

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

I am so sorry to hear about your lost book. We have a lost and found log where we record all lost and found items. Once guests claim the Item, we offer the option to ship to the guest or have it available for pick up. Please contact me at pdholakia@globalvisionhotels regarding your book. I will work with my Front... More

Burlington, Iowa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was a wonderful stay for 5. The rooms are extremely roomy. Our room overlooked the pool area. Nice to have a small patio area to sit on and watch the kids swim. The pool area was very large with plenty of area around it to walk and socialize (didn't get overly loud). The staff was very nice and accomodating.... More

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. we were delighted to host you. You are absolutely right. Our poolside rooms are very popular for large families and groups. It makes for a great social atmosphere. We would be delighted to host you again. Thank you, Parth Dholakia General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Thank you! Very nice facilities and friendly staff. Pool was clean though I didn't have time to jump in, but my friend's kid loved it and I was glad to have a room with a balcony to watch her. Thank you again.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback. We were delighted to have you stay with us. It gives us pleasure to know you enjoyed your stay. We would love to host you again. Thank you, Parth Dholakia General Manager More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While the hotel facilities were very good and the pool excellent the entire experience was ruined by two things. 1. We went to the Great Grains restaurant at the suggestion of the desk clerk. While waiting 40 minutes for our meal (there was only one other couple ahead of us), we were subjected to the worst loud voices and profanity... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. I would like to apologize about your experience. Even though you may have enjoyed our hotel, a couple of things went wrong that ruined your stay. I can understand how annoying it can be to have noise from the hallways disturbing you late into the evening. Also, 40 minutes to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

the service was excellant. You don;t have ro wait to get a room. The hot tub needed some work, but at least it was hot. The rooms are very comfortable and the maid service is very efficient. Great too

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our service. Our staff works hard to take care of every guest. Your feedback will empower them to continue giving excellent service Thank you, Parth Dholakia General Manager More

Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We had a coupon from those Motel Coupon books you find at the visitors centers. Extremely reasonable price for a very nice king room. Clarion is part of the Choice Hotel chain and they have recently updated all of their bedding. The pillows are especially soft and inviting. We got there about 8pm. There are a couple of restaurants very... 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 All of the staff at the Clarion Highlander would like to thank you for staying with us. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed our amenities. We look forward to hosting you again. Thank you, Parth 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*
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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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Conveniently located off Interstate 80, the Clarion Hotel® Highlander Conference Center hotel is less than four miles from the University of Iowa. Local points of interest like the Carver-Hawkeye Arena multipurpose venue, the North Dodge Athletic Club and Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark are all just minutes away from this Iowa City, IA hotel. ... more   less 
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