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Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr.

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2800 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505
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Ranked #23 of 35 hotels in Erie
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay here. Staff was friendly upon check-in, room was great...no complaints. We stayed in Room 415 in Building C - I would highly recommend building C - although it is not highly convenient to the pool/lobby, etc. the condition of this building seemed much better than the others we walked through. Building B smelled of cigarette... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great pool - our son loved playing in the water. Smaller hot tube. Nice room with updated TV. Staff friendly and helpful. We were able to check in early after a long drive - thanks! Back on the road to see the Indians today.

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I love this hotel it is very close to the beaches and within walking distance from a few restaurants. The breakfast is priced well and lots of choices.The staff is very friendly and are a pleasure to deal with.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We choose this hotel a lot because it's the best choice closest to Presque Isle. There are places to eat nearby and it's also very close to Waldameer. My husband and I can't figure out why another hotel chain hasn't grabbed the chance to build near here though. We stayed last summer with our kids and grand children and all... More

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Kerry S, Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Clarion Hotel when you visit Presque Isle! It is wonderful to close enough to the park to give guests the opportunity to walk down if they choose. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and will return to the Clarion in the future. Have a wonderful day! More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were in Erie for a wedding. Check in was quick, desk staff were friendly and efficient. Finding our room was a challenge, the lay out of the hotel is very confusing. Other wedding guests also experienced difficulty finding their rooms as well as their way to the lobby to meet the shuttle. This would be especially difficult for people... More

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Kerry S, Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Clarion. I am glad to hear that overall you were satisfied with your stay. I am sorry to hear that the hotel did not meet all of your needs and expectations. We appreciate your feedback, as it tells us what we need to improve upon and what we have done correctly. We look forward... More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This hotel is only a few miles from the airport and the same for Presque Isle beaches. It is easily accessible from I-79. The reception by the staff at the desk was friendly and courteous. The room was beautiful, clean, and quiet. If you are attending meetings, touring, or spending the day at the beach, you will appreciate your stay... More

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Kerry S, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

We appreciate the positive review and are pleased to hear you enjoy your visit with us. We look forward to your return! More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Was here with a friend for an event. The hotel was very comfortable, the staff was great. Loved the indoor pool, plus there was an Arby's across the street. Decently easy to get to from the Interstate.

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Kerry S, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

I am glad to hear you found us conveniently located from the interstate and enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your return visits! More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Due to a family emergency, we booked a night here based on a discount we heard about at UPMC. Victor's was great service was wonderful. Hotel desk clerk was also nice. The room, average smelled of cigarette smoke, you could hear every door on what sounded like every floor slamming shut, I could hear the people above us talking to... More

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Kerry S, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Clarion. I am glad to hear we are able to accommodate you during a family emergency. I do apologize that we did not exceed your expectations in your sleeping room. I understand how important a good night sleep is, and regret that you were unable to obtain that during your stay at... More

Toledo, Ohio
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Does anyone else read manager retorts as sort of bullying ? I'm sure there told to do it.. But the point of online reviews is that it's peoples opinions .. There allowed to them.. I'm sure they think it's professional.. Personally I don't like it... So, the hotel... Pool : above average Hot tub : is a tub , as... More

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Kerry S, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

On behalf of the staff, appreciate and thank you for reviewing the Clarion Hotel. We are pleased to hear you found the pool to be above average and were able to utilize it during your stay. We are terribly sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal at Victor's. Thank you for choosing the Clarion during your Erie visit.... More

Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had my Daughters Wedding Reception at the Clairion Belaire. It was so classy and wonderful .The Lobby has a nice staircase for pictures. The food was fabulous . The rooms were very nice.Ours looked over the pool. They have a nice buffet breakfast in the morning, it cost $5.00 which was fine. The Pool Jacuzzi area is indoor in... More

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Kerry S, General Manager at Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr., responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Bel-Aire for the wedding reception venue. We are so glad to hear everything about your experience was terrific! We look forward to your next visit or function! Please join us anytime for lunch or dinner at Victor's. More

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Address: 2800 W 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Erie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel Bel-Aire Conf. Ctr. 3*
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Clarion Hotel Erie
Clarion Erie
Erie Clarion

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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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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The Bel-Aire Clarion is a full-service, locally owned hotel that offers conference rooms and banquet space to accommodate up to 360 people. We have 131 guest rooms, which includes four suites and a parlor. Our hotel facilities comprise an exercise room, a sauna, an indoor atrium pool, and Jacuzzi. We offer off property catering and in-house dining. Victor’s Restaurant offers a daily full hot breakfast buffet day and is open for dinner Monday-Saturday. There are nightly drink specials and an increasing number of celebrity bartending events. We also own another Choice Hotels property, Comfort Inn Presque Isle, less than a mile from the Clarion. Our Comfort Inn has 100 guest rooms, especially to assist with large overnight groups.We are half a mile from Waldameer Amusement Park and Waterworld and a mile from the beaches of Presque Isle. Presque Isle boasts seventeen miles of beaches and biking and walking trails. The Millcreek Mall, fourth largest mall in America, is a quick shuttle or car ride from our hotel.Our location provides us with being the gateway to Erie’s main attractions: Presque isle, downtown, and the Millcreek Mall.Bel-Aire Clarion opened in 1961, giving us over 50 years in business. ... more   less 
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