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Clarion Hotel

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Phoenix
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hotel is in need of renovations. The exterior is outdated. Looks like it's from the 70. The room was outdated as well and had a funky smell (like it used to be a smoking room but is no longer). There was hair on the towels when we checked in. Tile was full of mildew. For the price I would recommend... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed while in town for a family get together. Very friendly and helpful staff all the way around. Clean and comfortable rooms. Close to restaurants so can walk or drive a short distance. Did not take advantage of the breakfast, but it looked good and the dining area was large. Would definitely recommend to others staying in Portland or those... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here three days and two nights! It was really great. Close to the city. They provided free transport. We had some issue with our booking, but Mary - the lady at the reception desk - was so nice and sorted everything very quickly. We checked in about 4 hours before our scheduled time. The hotel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit concerned about staying at this hotel as we wanted to hang out in the city centre but it's actually just a 10 mins drive from there. The hotel is OK: very basic but clean, which is the most important thing. The atmosphere is really nothing special and the elevator must be among the slowest ones in... More 

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GA
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good customer service at the front desk. The hotel itself was a bit outdated, with a very old elevator. The bed was somewhat comfortable, but mildew in the bathroom. We only stayed for one night, so we didn't bother the trouble to change room. I won a bid though Priceline with condition of pool and free breakfast. The hotel has... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Portland for the weekend for a concert and booked a room here at the last minute. The hotel was convenient - just a few minutes from downtown and was nicer than expected given the price we paid. The room was fairly large, comfortable, and we had no issues. The only "negative" experience we had was that there... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to stay here because it was convenient and close to bus/train station. But last time, for some reason I had my (very strong) glasses on as I stepped into the shower. There was mold in the tile joints, near the faucet and on the ceiling. That is a deal breaker for me. Don't go there any more. .... More 

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Mohrsville, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay here when on business in Portland area. Close to everything. Starting to show its age. Needs some updating, but still a good place for the rate. They are always pleasant at check in and treat me as I would treat a visitor to my home town.

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Bangor, Maine
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bathroom was dirty, the coffee machine was FILTHY both inside and out, no amenities in the room what so ever. The decor of the room was old, stained, and run down. The from lobby looked so promising.....and then you see the rest of the hotel- yuck. I'm hesitant to call this place a hotel as it's more like a... More 

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Machias, Maine
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60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the staff here were very, very nice. We were treated with respect and dignity, and the folks who waited on us were efficient in checking us in, as well as checking us out. The room itself was spotlessly clean, and the bed so very comfortable. There was a good sized TV, and the room included free WiFi,... More 

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