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Minocqua, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and quiet older hotel..nice bed..the room did become a bit stuffy during the night..restaurant is closed on sunday...that was disappointing. Breakfast was ok..same as most just on real dishes not throw away..elevator needs cleaning..for the price a good stay..

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Reviewed December 6, 2016

What do I need in a hotel for 3 days? Friendly staff, comfortable bed, TV, nice breakfast, easy access from the highway, good price. This hotel was great in all these areas, especially with friendly staff and breakfast. Sierra, the day desk clerk for us was wonderful. The manager even pushed my card to our room while I parked the...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Above average hotel for the price point, it seems like this was a much grander hotel in its day. That said, their maintenance team was always working on something, and the actual functionality & mostly cleanliness showed their efforts, the caveat being that it is an older building, so paneling (doors, walls, elevators, etc.), ceiling tiles in the hallways showed...

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Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose it based on good reviews and low price. I reluctant because the price seemed too low, but I gave it a try. It was far better than I'd expected. The room was clean and completely satisfactory. Staff were congenial. The bar /lounge was inviting, and comfortable with good food. Once you check in, there is no reason to...

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The Clarion seemed to be a hotel that was very probably very posh in the 50s, then was updated for current travelers. It has a grecian looking fountain near the huge breakfast room, a very dated bar, and a huge lobby complete with fireplace and chandeliers.The hotel rooms are typical of chain hotels, very clean. The desk staff was extremely...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night in February. Convenient location and reasonable prices. Rooms were clean and quiet. The hotel has seen some renovations but there are significant parts in need of an overhaul. Overall, good value for the money.

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Altoona, Iowa
Reviewed February 19, 2017

This hotel is ok for it's ratings but you are within 500 feet of the main east west railway. It has been remodeled on the cheap and the elevators were smelly. I have stayed here before and I will not return, it seems like it has turned into a transient hotel. The luggage rack fell apart in my hands. The...

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

After spending one night here, my 2nd time staying at the hotel, I must say a 3rd stay will come with much consideration after my recent poor experience. My first stay here was my wedding night and even after failing on some key details (not finding my reservation, misplacing my wine I left to chill ahead of time, among other...

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Booked a room just for fun as we are from Cedar Rapids and wanted to get out of the house and enjoy a night kidfree. We were there for a fun couples date night event. The event was great as well as the staff. The food was good too. My complaint is with the bedrooms. This hotel has gone through...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Amazing service, Sierra had the biggest smile and was very welcoming... The man who worked after her wasn't as nice, but he was okay. The breakfast was delicious and we will be back again. The free shuttle service was a real plus as well!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center. Our hospitable Cedar Rapids hotel which is only 17 miles north of Coralville/Iowa City Exit, delivers spacious guestrooms and suites, attentive service, and many premium amenities to business travelers, family vacationers, and couples in search of a romantic getaway. A top-notch location puts shopping, dining, and entertainment options just a short drive away. Plus, we’re the closest full-service hotel to Eastern Iowa Airport (6 miles). One of the best features we offer our guests is the area's only full service hotel's Complimentary Hot Deluxe Breakfast which is prepared fresh daily by our Chef. Individuals or groups won't be forced to eat in a lobby, but rather they can relax in our restaurant which seats over 96 people, has flat screen TV and access to wireless. We are unique in that our facility offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Newly remodeled full service Synergy Restaurant & the 33rd Ave. Sports Bar & Grill are on site and open 7 days per week. We offer one of the area's largest swimming pool areas, with hot tub, and sauna. Our newly renovated Exercise room features all the newest equipment. Our 24 hour Business Center is enclosed for privacy and offers one of the area's only Blackberry Printing Stations for our guests. Our King Business & Queen Business rooms feature microwave/refrigerator, flat screen TV with premium channels including HBO,CNN, ESPN, Big Ten, & Fox News. There is also an in-room safe, lounge chair, and complimentary hi-speed internet (both wireless & wired) in the room. FEMA approved. Federal Government Rates Available. Group Rates available. Large Banquet/Convention space available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Hotel and Convention Center

Address: 525 33rd Avenue, SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Rapids
Price Range: $57 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel and Convention Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 157
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Also Known As:
Clarion Cedar Rapids
Clarion Hotel Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Clarion
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“book room closer to center of hotel so Wi-Fi actually works”
286glennp, Feb 19, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for Sierra. Make time for breakfast.”
kaurikauri6, Feb 3, 2017 | Read review
“great breakfast bar”
920SteveB920, Nov 3, 2016 | Read review
“The biggest problem is trains at night. That would be an issue for any hotel in this area.”
BCNDWorld, Sep 12, 2016 | Read review
“Stay Away!”
176dannas, Aug 11, 2016 | Read review
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