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“Nice hotel for a good price” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2701 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612   |  
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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“Nice hotel for a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a little older hotel that has been refurbished and is in overall nice condition. The courtyard and pool area are beautiful. The rooms are fairly average, but clean and comfortable. The hotel staff, while very busy the night we stayed, were very friendly. Our only issue was the wireless internet was down all night.
Breakfast was eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes, breads and cereals. Everything tasted good and there was plenty of food. The eating area could use a little more seating but was clean and not overcrowded.
If we're back in the area we will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Jupiter, Florida
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9 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

As a business traveler, I will not stay at this facility again. As other reviewers have commented, this is a relic out of the 70's. Look at the pictures. The bed was horrible and I could feel the bedframe when I laid down. No alarm clock. One of the big features is the free breakfasts but it caters to cafeteria type patrons with no variety. I did not indulge on the food. Best feature was the free wireless internet. First tube TV I have seen in a long time in a hotel. Luckily I only had to stay 1 night. Time to modernize.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

DO NOT EVER STAY AT THIS HOTEL! This was the most horrific place we have ever stayed. Please take time to look at the '62 traveler photos.' Ironic that I did not post those, but witnessed each and every thing in the pictures. They gave us our fist night for free and then moved us to new rooms that were not any better. We all slept with clothes on the entire time there and NEVER once took off our shoes to walk on the carpet, shower, etc. Holes in the wall, stains on the bedding, curtains, couch and chair. No working electric in our first room. All the lamps had cords but nothing could be plugged in. When we called, they said they would not come down to fix it, so the first night we had no lighting except for the bathroom light and the tv. The toilets constantly plugged up and the shower would not drain.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This hotel has potential if it updated the rooms. Mattresses were old and spongy, carpet was gross, blanket had a burn hole in it, just had a dingy feel to the room.

The pool was amazing however, but it made it a little chaotic with lots of kids around. A hot tub would be a great addition.

Yeah! They use REAL plates, tableware, bowls for breakfast! Now just GET RID of the styrofoam cups! Paper cups work fine even for hot beverages.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The Clarion in Tampa has three things going for it: decent pool area, friendly staff, and a good location in proximity to Busch Gardens. After that, the Clarion is a bust. The hotel is very dated and the rooms are some of the worst I've ever stayed in. The pull out couch was painful to lay on; we ended up laying the couch cushions on the floor instead.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The first room we were given had an odor and smoke burns on the blanket (non smoking room). The 2nd room smelled great but the room seems to be going through a transition or update so you had some old/some new. Bathroom is terribly small and uncomfortable. To be honest, I would have stayed at the Hyatt Place around the corner if I hadn't paid in full on Priceline.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kingston, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Dont stay here! Dirty,Flity, Gross! we change rooms 2 times and the next one was just as bad!
Its a MOTEL . WE Checked OUT. Hair on pillowcase , dust on alarm clock we didnt even touch the remote. It was close to bush Gardens but thats not a good reason to stay here. I don't understand how someplace it was nice. Iwas moved 2 times and they were both bad. Carpet had stains ally over . Management should really do something about these rooms. like condem them. Breakfast you need tickets why? I have no idea. but its powder eggs!
Sorry I don't usally complain but this made us Sick!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2701 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #100 of 159 hotels in Tampa
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
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