We've been staying at the Clarion for many years, back when it was the Sheraton. Back in the day, it was impeccable in every way. It has gone through several renovations, but it definitely needs another. The carpet needs replacing, the bathrooms needs updateding, the electrical outlets for all the new devices need to be improved upon.
I've also attended conferences here. The facilities are excellent and I would highly recommend this as a conference destination.
The staff has remained excellent and professional, the dining room with full view of the ocean has a good menu and good service, the casual restaurant/bar remains good. The indoor pool and health club amenities have been maintained well.
The owner is often in the hotel and is always open to speaking to guests.
With a good renovation, the Clarion could be a 5.