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“Too Bad” 2 of 5 stars
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Clarion Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   10100 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127 (Formerly Avalon Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #125 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

When we reached the hotel there was no soap in the toilet. Just beside the highway and not enough sound insulation. The windows are very cheap and small. Also, the breakfast was poor. The juices seemed to be diluted which I hope wasn't the case.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Arlington TX
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Booked this hotel when most of the greater NOLA area was booked. Great rate of $100 a night. Room itself was clean, spacious and stocked. Seventh floor but views outside of hotel are limited to one tiny, smudgy window per room. Coin laundry and fitness facilities on our floor. Housekeeping staff doesn't speak English but, for me, not a problem since I'm from TX and speak Spanish. Hotel does NOT have a restaurant on site, despite what the sign outside and the online description says. Weren't told that until we checked in at the counter. Morning breakfast was a 2 out of 5. Nothing special although coffee was excellent. Location is oddly placed from hwy but, fortunately, the access road is two-way. NOTHING...absolutely nothing is around to eat. Two unhealthy fast food restaurants in the area. Must go 10 miles or so either way down the hwy to find food...which is whatcha came to NOLA for, right?? Area was one that was hit hard by Katrina and it is still recovering but on the whole is a great bargain, safe and clean.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

A decent clean enough room; the breakfast only runs till 9am so make sure you set your alarm. Location wise it's on the highway and just 10-15 mins into town by car. Not exactly central but it's a decent price.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Reasonably comfortable hotel and very helpful staff at reception but location a 20 min ride from city centre and very expensive using taxis all the time! Nowhere to eat within walking distance and the hotel did not have a restaurant only provided a poor continental breakfasts
No business centre in use so we could not use the computers(poor for a business hotel!) apparently still recovering from Katrina.
A travel agent booked this for us but we should have made the booking ourselves and we would have been aware of the downsides.
Would stress that a car is essential if you stay here and therefore it is not suitable for those in transit for cruises etc. or wanting a short break in New Orleans.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Overall stay was rather pleasant. The room was clean but bathroom was slightly on the small side but the standard travel size toiletries were available. Maid service was daily and continental breakfast was decent with waffles, breads, bagels, cereals,etc. Beds were not the most comfortable but okay for a few days. Rooms did have a refrigerator and a microwave which allowed much flexibility with food. Some drawbacks but not really serious issues were that the ice machines were on floors 3 and I believe 7 - not the most convenient situation but not a deal breaker. Wi Fi was spotty -sometimes it worked, sometimes not, in fact, my last day there, it did not. So for someone relying heavily on Wi Fi for work - not a good choice. Pool looked well kept and clean. Of note or some things to consider before selecting this location, it is located in east New Orleans - this area was heavily affected by the 2005 flooding. There are restaurants and businesses in the vicinity of the hotel and a Walgreens about a mile from the hotel, but other than that, not much else, i.e., hospitals, shopping centers, etc. They are still in the process of rebuilding. It is not a bad drive to downtown or even Metairie but these drives may be problematic at rush hour. In fact, if most your time is spent downtown, Westbank - you may want to select somethng a little closer. Because the locale is a pretty good distance from downtown, you can find really great rates - around $100 or less a night. If you have a car, not a bad choice as you will need it to get everywhere. I would stay again if I had to although this is not my first choice for NOLA.

Room Tip: If driving to New Orleans from the East, it may be helpful to stop in Slidell for shopping, getting...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paducah, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Right off I-10. We were pleasantly surprised. Nice, clean room with microwave. Comfortable mattress. Continental breakfast was very good and included waffles and boiled eggs. Plenty of room to sit in the dining area. Several fast food restaurants nearby. Overall, great deal!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Angleton, Texas, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Staff was very helpful showing us about how to get to the French Quarter and gave us a map to figure out our way around it, room was comfortable and bed didn't give wife a back ache, some distance away from the French Quarter, but you get what you pay for...

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 10100 I-10 Service Road, New Orleans, LA 70127 (Formerly Avalon Hotel)
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Location: United States > Louisiana > New Orleans
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #125 of 154 Hotels in New Orleans
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 175
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Best Western Avalon Hotel New Orleans
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