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Clarion Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 (Central Business District)   |  
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“Essence Music Festival stay - Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Hotel is centrally located. You can ride the street car to the Convention Center ,to the Garden District or 4 blocks to the Super Dome...Hot breakfast in the morning but you can't take your plate up to your room so people are eating in their pjs watching cnn, even though we had a kitchenette in the room. Love the people, will be staying there next time I go.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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antoniowilkins, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Cierra Minor
Front Office Manager
Clarion Inn & Suites
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Found our room to be better than expected. Very nicely decorated and well laid-out. I was pleasantly surprised having the kitchenette. Great view. Breakfast was standard and as expected. I didn't give the hotel 5 stars because the parking left something to be desired. Small inaccessible lot meant we had to circle the block to load and unload and sometimes all spots were taken though we had paid for the day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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antoniowilkins, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Cierra Minor
Front Office Manager
Clarion Inn & Suites
504-299-9900
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

If you take only a quick look to the hotel you will find it confortable and cozy but staying in the hotel longer makes you able to see what it isn't. Breakfast is terrible and rooms aren't that clean. The overall experience is still good. And for all my gym-mates: you'll be waiting for one "all-in-one" machine, treadmill and a stepper. No free weights :(

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The streets in the center of New Orleans are narrow, but Canal street is wide and hence used by emergency vehicles. You will hear them! We arrived in rush hour with 2 out of 3 lanes in Canal Street were closed. The recipe for chaos!

The hotel has a parking lot some yards from the entrance and there is a fee. The lobby is nice and gives you that feeling you get in a much more expensive hotel chain. There were two lifts and you did not have to wait much for either of them.

The room was spacious with a fridge, and a stove with two plates, but not dishes or cutlery (silverware in the US). There is also the microwave oven. There was even this towel made to look like a sleeping animal to greet you.

The bathroom is small but delicate. The shower curtain was at least 2 inches too short, so beware of spilling water. There were some marks on tiles and wall from former fixtures, but otherwise nice. The water pressure was not formidable on the 16ht floor, but then this is a tall hotel. Our room had a nice view over Canal Street and faced west, but did I see some former water damage to the ceiling?

The doors tends to slam a bit if you are not careful. An uncontrolled group of youngster arrived late in the evening and with all the shouting and slamming of doors, sleep came only after some time.

The fitness room has two treadmills and other apparatus. It has water and towels, but no swipes to clean the equipment. There is a toilette and a shower, - all delicate a spacious.

It was not Mardi Gras season, but there was a procession taking place and I grabbed my set of beads before it reached someone behind me. We were very happy to chose just this hotel in walking distance from the other large hotels in town. We had friends coming over from Houston and with everybody within walking distance, we had a swell time.

A school class of girl spent one night. I quickly learned that all apparent “brain dead girls” does not necessary have to be blonds. The shouted in the corridors late at night and slammed the doors loudly, almost to signal; Here we are! I so happy I never got girls!

The breakfast room should have accommodated more people. There is a visible sign; “Do not take breakfast to your room”,- but we were tempted.

Would we come back to this hotel? Sure, but rather tomorrow than next year. We paid $297 , - parking inclusive. A really pleasant stay, much to the effort of the guy behind the reception!

Room Tip: #1606 gives you a view over Canal street towards the east.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 May 21, 2013

Stayed 4 nights at this hotel while on vacation. My husband and I stayed on the 16th floor and had an awesome view. The hotel was very clean and the staff was pleasant. Parking was not an issue like I've had in the past staying close to the French Quarter; the parking area was right next to the hotel. Parking was 14$ a day but def worth it. I would recommend this hotel to anyone for business or pleasure!

Room Tip: stayed in 1608 would recommend
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It can be very difficult finding a reasonable, clean, and centrally located hotel in NOLA during any major event. We got lucky and were able to book a room here for 1 night...wish we could've stayed 2!! When visiting this area, driving & parking can be difficult, dangerous, and a little spendy. The Clarion is a bit north of all the action, but not too far to walk...and there is quite a bit of foot traffic on Canal so we feel fairly safe walking at any time of day/night...mind you at night we walk quickly & directly to our destination ;) The hotel staff is always friendly (we've stayed here on 2 occasions) & helpful. The rooms are comfy & clean, but on the small side... I've discovered that's the norm in NOLA. Regardless, our room did have a small kitchen sink, microwave, fridge, & coffee pot!! :) The only disappointment...there is not a pool. I also am still wondering...what do they do with all the vehicles?? The lot we parked in, both times, held 20 vehicles max & I didn't see another...hmmm

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor...14th, 15th...facing south or east to have a view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Carmichael
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Good: It’s centrally located with a street car stop, right outside. It's an easy walk to the French Quarter. The views from the suites on the 14th and 15th floors were nice, and the business center in the hotel is free to use. The staff was friendly, and the doorman was helpful. The bed was comfortable, and a breakfast buffet is included in the price. The area is rundown and as mentioned in other reviews seems shady side, but when an unfortunate accident happened across the street from the hotel, it was the group that had been hanging out all week that rushed to help. They stopped traffic, called 911, got the injured girl off the street, and took pictures of the scene for the cops, so don't judge your safety based on looks. The only time I was stopped as I passed the group, was when I was asked to take a picture.

The bad: The bathrooms are miniscule, and there is no counter to place toiletries in. They offer free internet, but good luck connecting. I was not able to connect at all in the suite on 15, and my friends were only able to connect briefly in the suite on 14. That's probably why the business center is free to use. There was about a 4in gap under the door in the suite on 15. The towel racks were inside the bathtub, but as mentioned the water pressure made that a non-issue.

Room Tip: The suites have nice views, but I would ask which rooms had the best internet connection.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1300 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans > Central Business District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #111 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn & Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 157
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