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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As others have said, it's an older property, but very clean! Room was very nice. Breakfast buffet was great. Best of all, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful! They all truly took an interest in us and our comfort and enjoyment, including a free shuttle to a local brewery for dinner, since we were on our motorcycles. They even... More 

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Mason City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking into the hotel, I was met by a very appealing, welcoming atmosphere. The attributes of the facilities decor in the lobby were very inviting. More importantly, the gentleman behind the desk, Josh, was the first person to greet us. He was a gentleman, a personable, quality host, in every sense of the word. The room was excellent, the beds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was prepared for a chancy stay. I read the reviews. They were not great but I needed a place for a price. Pulling in I thought "oh no" It is a sad looking old convention center and the area under the canopy by the front door was full of guys smoking and drinking. This really bothers me as a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we returned to the hotel we were greeted by 5-10 people smoking (and in the evenings, drinking beer!!) right out in the front of hotel. You had to walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke to get into the hotel. The smoke smell is carried all through the lobby and hallways and can't be escaped until you get... More 

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very clean. The rate we paid was very close to discount places we've stayed in this same area. Convenient location. We were here for 2 nights for Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball games. Hot breakfast was included - could have used some variety on the 2nd day.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms and decor not of this decade but clean and friendly staff with all the necessary amenities. Large breakfast eating area with plenty of tables and the kids liked the pool. Location is near lots of other hotels and fast food restaurants.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the executive suite, I felt like I was back in the 80s with the room decor. The beds were nice and staff was pleasant, one morning we heard the cleaning staff yelling and screaming at each other that was annoying but hope they worked it out. :). The breakfast was OK wish they had more selection. The... More 

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled when our guest let us know how we are doing. We at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, Cedar Rapids, IA pride ourselves on excellent and friendly service. We hope you will come back and see us soon. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager Clarion Hotel & Convention... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a nice hotel with friendly workers. I do think that it does need to be updated a bit, but our room was nice. The lobby areas, pool area, banquet rooms and our friend's room (3 floors below ours), seemed to need a fresh look and styled more for today. That does NOT affect the purpose of anyone's stay... More 

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we hope to see you again soon!! I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

People are nice. Hotel is very dated and beds are rough. I tried to take a shower but went from cold to extremely hot every 30 seconds. Breakfast is average, but again the people are nice. I would strongly suggest a match and a good insurance policy on the property.

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The pool and fitness center were nice. The breakfast is normal fair. The restaurant/ lounge closes early. Rooms and overall hotel are fairly outdated but it was clean. Overall a quiet and comfortable stay.

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GScott8256, General Manager at Clarion Hotel and Convention Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for staying with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will stay with us when your in Cedar Rapids. I remain, At your service, Greg Scott, CHA General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5408
Location: United States > Iowa > Cedar Rapids
Price Range: $64 - $108 (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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Cedar Rapids Clarion
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