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“Family Vacation” 3 of 5 stars
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Clarion Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8601 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740 (Formerly Best College Park Inn & Fundome)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in College Park
Somerset
1 review
“Family Vacation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Overall we were very pleased with our recent Clarion stay. One very big disappointment was the breakfast which was offered. There were no choices within the egg/protein selection. Cold hard boiled eggs each and every morning. Also, one particular morning at 9:45A they ran out of eggs and the server refused to replenish. We did contact the front desk and get remediation. We traveled cross country using the Clarion Family of Hotels and this was the worst breakfast we ever experienced. We loved the family activites offered and this offset our poor breakfast experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Middletown, NJ
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Recently stayed at the Clarion Inn in College Park, Md. The staff is wonderful, super friendly, and truly helpful with whatever you need...even at 2 oclock in the morning! Love the free continental breakfast and the big area to have it in (most hotels have little space to eat your free continental breakfast in)..only negative about the breakfast was the donuts and bagles were a bit stale and hard..but its ok the great waffles made up for that! Rooms were very clean but a bit dated and dark. Would love the comforters to be lighter and/or brighter in color..this in itself will brighten the rooms so much=). Would also really love if their were more available channels on TV (like TLC and Lifetime which I know other hotels in the area have). This was probably the one thing that made me rate very good instead of Excellent. But overall very good hotel! ..but PLEASE add more channels! Thanks for making my stay wonderful and comfy=)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here at clarion at college park for vacation with my family , it is do convient to take Metro and go to Washington DC , rooms was extra ordinary clean and nice comfy bed , also they have pool side sitting and playing area amazing ,

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I wouldn't consider myself "High Maintenance" by any standards but I'm not so sure the Clarion Hotel staff members would say the same. I was pleasantly surprised with how attentive and helpful the staff members were with me. Michelle from the front desk seamlessly facilitated and provided a room suitable specifically for my business needs. As a traveling business man, i turn my makeshift room into an office when on the road. Although, I had some minor technical difficulties with the internet at first, Bobby Shah (GM) didn't leave my side until the problem was resolved. As a frequent traveler, I will be staying here more often when making business calls in College Park. Two thumbs for an incredible staff!
Matt

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Secaucus, New Jersey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

It was a really good stay for my family and I. We had a long drive and the stay at our hotel was the greatest. The pool is open and indoors and enjoyable for all ages. There were so many things to entertain the kids such as the pool, mini golf, games and access to the gym for adults. The staff was great as well. Ms. Nancy and Atul and all the staff there were so helpful with our stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. It had all we were looking for. tv, double bed, microwaves and fridge. Also the convenience of a washer dryer for only $1 each and free internet access on the computers or via wi-fi with free printer for printing. I would definitely recommend this hotel and the rate was not bad for a one night stay. It's also only minutes away from the University of Maryland and many restaurants to eat at around the hotel along with a restaurant in the hotel with a percentage off if you are a hotel guest. I had an amazing stay and would definitely go there again. Thank you clarion inn & staff hope to see you again soon.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The experience was amazing.....this hotel may not be listed as a 5 star facility......but their customer service when it comes to meeting their customer's needs is top notch. They hosted my mother's 65 birthday party on Aug 3rd and needless to say it was wonderful. My thanks to Ms.Margaret Bachan who organized and coordinated the event...... the food was awesome.....The Clarion Inn in College Park, MD has an amazing cook staff....well versed in different cultural cuisines.......their overall service was extraordinary and this customer sends his thanks to Ms. Bachan and the entire staff of the Clarion in College Park, MD......If you ever visit the Washington, D.C. area or you're looking for a Hotel to stay or to throw a party or Dinner or any event for that matter ..... I highly recommend the Clarion Inn College Park, MD......the hotel is located at 8601 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had a reduction coupon of this place and they said it is not valid because they were sold out it was not true; a lot of rooms was available! So the owner of this place is not honest at all! The receptionist admit it but said he can't do nothing about it. We arrived and were exhausted, so we negotiated for 99.99 (they asked for 119.99 at first, with the coupon, it was supposted to be 69.99 with the coupon). The first room the gave us, the magnetic card was not working. They gave a second card; not working too! Then they gave me a third card for a new room. The alley to go at the second room was incredibly warm because all the outlets of the conditionned air go there. The magnetic card did'nt work again, so, a guy game and use a kind of twist of the hand to open it. The room was not clean; there were traces of fingers path everywhere (on the door, the glass etc)! A lot of people outside in the alley that seem's to pass their time to look at the new tourist, and don't seem to be very "clean" too. I slept without using the sheet of the bed because I was afraid of bed bugs...Please, don't go there!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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: 8601 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740 (Formerly Best College Park Inn & Fundome)
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Location: United States > Maryland > College Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in College Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Inn & Fundome, an affordable, contemporary Maryland hotel conveniently located a few miles from Washington, DC. Enjoy well-appointed guest rooms, first-rate service and ample amenities, including an on-site restaurant, meeting rooms and the Fundome, an indoor activity area with heated pool, whirlpool, putting green and shuffleboard. Our convenient location makes it a breeze to reach the spectacular attractions that comprise the nation’s capital as well as the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay. ... more   less 
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Clarion College Park
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