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Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center

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2525 North Dodge Street, Iowa City, IA 52245 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
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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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Waterloo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, I'm a review freak! I read from the bottom (terrible) up. Super critical mostly of cleanliness. This place was nice, clean, quiet, modern and the room we stayed in was huge. Nicki at the front desk was soooo accommodating. Seeing that we were a group of 5, without even asking, she searched for the biggest room available... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying here for a couple nights on the way cross country. The building itself is a bit dated. The bedspreads are from a prior generation. However the rooms in the facility are very clean. The staff is extremely accommodating and friendly. And the breakfast was above average. Overall I was happy with the value and came back for a second... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stayed here recently while I was in Iowa City on business. The rooms were nice, everything was clean, and the staff was wonderful!! Everyone was very kind and accommodating. Will definitely be back next time I'm in town.

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Steve M, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is our intention to provide all of our guests with the best products and services that we can! It is only with your responses that we can better serve our guests! More 

Peoria, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night over holiday break so my son could attend a U of I baseball camp. Convenient location and spacious pool area with a free breakfast that had a great selection of breakfast foods and restaurant seating. Priceline deal made up for what rooms lacked.

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Steve M, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More 

omaha, ne
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was a family trip and I actually had my elderly parents with me. They need an accessible room. The accessible room was a lot to be desired. I wish I had taken a pitcher, but the safety rails around the toilet made it like a cage when they sat down. A larger person or a person in a wheelchair... More 

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Jeffery H, Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! More 

West Liberty, Iowa, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

For several years now my family gathers at the hotel with poolside rooms during the Holidays. The kids get to swim and it's so nice to be poolside to watch them while the adults hang out and visit. The staff (Jeffery and crew) are always so accomodating with extension cords, tables, and making sure we enjoy ourselves. Thanks for the... More 

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Jeffery H, Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

thanks guys its always my pleasure hope to see you again soon!!! More 

Sarasota, Florida
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220 reviews 220 reviews
192 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I stayed at this hotel on October 9th. I stay in hotels 300 + nights yearly. While this hotel looks a little rough at first glance, my room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Overall a great place to stay.

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

Hello, Thank you very much for writing a review of out hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that it was comfortable. I see that you are a top contributor on trip advisor. We value your feedback even more. Thank you, Parth More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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