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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin P Albion, New York
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Albion, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night for business. They have a nice pool, gym and a quant little Bar and Grill that have the best wings (with bourbon sauce). The room was very nice, clean and quiet. Nice place for business or family and the cost was very reasonable but I was on a government rate.

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

Hello, Thank you for staying at the Clarion Highlander Hotel. We are so glad to hear that you had a pleasant stay at our hotel. Also, We are happy to know that you enjoyed Against the grain Bar and Lounge. We are proud to provide a quaint dining experience right in the hotel. We look forward to hosting you again.... More

Iowa City, Iowa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have stayed in multiple hotels around the Iowa City area when friends and family come to visit. The Clarion has honestly been my first disappointment. Upon arrival it looked well put together, we stayed in a king suite and it was huge, facing the pool. The first disappointment was that we could not get the fireplace to function. We... 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 will be discussing your review in our next meeting. We hold a higher standard of service and cleanliness that what you experience. Our staff at the front desk should be more informed about the room amenities so that they can answer and help guests. Housekeeping associates should be detail... More

Preston, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Our family tries to get together at least once during the winter months. It is hard finding a hotel that we can all gather around the pool area to visit, and to keep a watchful eye on the kids. We had a very nice stay!

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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 loved having your family here at our hotel. We enjoy the chance to host such events. Our poolside rooms are very popular. Its nice to be able to offer it to guests. We look forward to hosting your family again! Thank you, Parth Dholakia Clarion Highlander Hotel More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We rented 6 rooms for a family outing in early Feb. The pool was good for all the kids to swim, but the whirlpool was too warm to sit in and enjoy. There was a dog in the pool area. We asked to have the overhead lights turned on in the pool area several times (because the day was cloudy)... 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 property. Firstly, I would like to apologize for your experience during your recent visit. Your concerns and issues are all valid and should have never took place. I will be discussing your feedback in our next meeting to ensure that we don't repeat our mistakes. Although we are a pet friendly... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

It was a decent hotel. The service was incredible. Parth was one of the most hospitable hotel managers I've ever met Good price. Nice hot tub. I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a decent place to stay.

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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 write this review. I really appreciate your kind words about our service. It gives us pleasure to make sure that our guests have a comfortable, enjoyable stay. we are glad to know that we were able to have a part in making your trip a little more smoother. Thank you for... More

Davenport, IA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Check in staff was friendly and efficient. Room was clean when I got there. Flat screen TV with cable. Had a good night's sleep. Some areas near the front desk were under renovation but this was not a problem. Check out was quick. Had a good stay and looking forward to more in the future!

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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 write this review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. We are excited at the Clarion Highlander Hotel. We are in the process of renovating our new bar called Against the Grain. We are also renovating a brand-new fitness center. I am sure you will enjoy our new amenities... More

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Additional Information about Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center

Also Known As:
Clarion Highlander Hotel
Clarion Highlander Hotel Iowa City
Quality Inn Iowa City
Iowa City Quality Inn
Clarion Highlander Hotel And Conference Center Iowa City
Address: 2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
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Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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