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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While not seeming like a ringing endorsement, this hotel was good enough that we decided to stay a second night while in Iowa city. While it gives the outward impression of a tired outdated hotel (note the grass growing in the cracks in the parking lot pavement), the rooms and accommodations were good especially considering the price (especially with the... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had stayed at this hotel as a child, and remember it being a 'big deal' to go to the Highlander. FYI, the pool was closed for renovation, claimed it would reopen May 25th. Now, about my experience. I payed for this hotel online and in advance. Arrived and did not have a good feeling about the dated decor of... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed for one night on May 15th. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. It's unfortunate that although the hotel has 2 floors - there is no elevator. I had recent surgery and unfortunately had a very heavy suitcase. The front office clerk when informed of my dilemma immediately called for a maintenance man and... More 

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

Greetings NavyPilot62: The management and staff at The Clarion Highlander Hotel Iowa City would like to thank you for the great feedback regarding our hotel and the amenities that we offer. I will go ahead and share your review with our staff and recognise our team members for their excellent work. We hope to see you the next time you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the clarion for the graduation of my son at the univ of Iowa.... This hotel is terrible the room was dirty. The property looked run down the nightly rate was way to high for this hotel... Mold and mildew in the bathroom. Dirty!!!!Floors and carpet dirty and old. The breakfast was bad and the staff was very rude... More 

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

Greetings: Thank you for your thorough feedback regarding our hotel on your recent stay. I have gone ahead and shared your review with our Highlander team and every point will be addressed to ensure that your concerns are followed up on. We hope to see you again in the very near future. Jeffrey Hickman Hotel Manager More 

Wilmington, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were traveling thru the area late at night, stayed here based on reviews and glad we did. When I called to see if rooms were available, site staff was very nice and helpful. Upon check in, was checked in by Brett- who has excellent customer service skills! He is a gem! Very glad we stayed...the price was great, rooms... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to complete your survey w/such great feed back. we appreciate you/your business , hope to see you again soon. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed here based on previous reviews and everyone is right on. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. The free breakfast was very nice. Yes, the building is dated but for the price and our needs on this trip it was great. I would definitely return. We didn't have time to swim on... More 

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

Thank you for staying w/us, We appreciate your business, hope to see you soon. More 

Waterloo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

Thank You for staying w/us,WE are Greatly appreciative of your positive feed back..Hope to see you again soon or on your next trip through our area. More 

Casper, Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 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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Steve M, Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying w/us we appreciate you/your business.hopefully when your in our area again you would think of us! Thanks Again More 

Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
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 

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