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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 June 23, 2014
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Thousand Oaks, California
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
15 helpful votes 15 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

Albion, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This hotel looks like, (from it's exterior), a completely remodeled Howard Johnsons, (this isn't a bad thing, just an observation). Everything was fresh and clean. The room was exactly as reserved. The staff was courteous. We left before the restaurant opened, so didn't eat there at all. The pool area looked very decent. The only thing that wasn't appealing was... 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 review. We appreciate the time you took to give us feedback regarding your stay. We are sorry to hear about the cleanliness in the patio and surrounding areas. We will make sure that that the outside areas are clean. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our service. We hope to host you again... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

we stayed in this hotel one night. it is the very very good hotel for their price. our room was very nice and clean, almost everything was new and so there weren't any problems neither in bathroom nor in the room. on the breakfast we have had omlet, boiled eggs, sausages, yogurt, cakes and fruits (apples and bananas).

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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 love your feedback. All the staff at the Clarion Highlander Hotel work hard to make sure that all guests enjoy their stay. We all feel appreciated by your words. Thank you for uploading some pictures from your stay also We look forward to hosting you again. Thank you,... More

Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed at the hotel on a Saturday night in March. We booked through Priceline Express Deals and got a deal on a 3 Star hotel. When we arrived at 3 pm (checkin time) I was told that the only rooms remaining were smoking rooms. Since I wasn't really given an option and I had already paid for the hotel... More

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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. Sorry we could not get a non-smoking room for you during your recent stay. Please give us a call directly during your next trip, and we can accommodate you in a room of your preference. I am happy to know that you were able to enjoy some of our... More

michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Reservations made by friends. We had a small group (10) in town for an Iowa football game. We were able to have a cook-out in the parking lot, but didn't have any place inside to gather as a group, except poolside. Rooms were nice, clean and comfortable. Pool area busy and the noise echo'd throughout the night (past 3:00 a.m.)... 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. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Due to the busy events in Iowa City such as football home games. The Hotel room prices tend to be higher. However, there are some other great Iowa city events when the rates are lower. and we would to host you... 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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Also Known As:
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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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