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Dubois, Wyoming
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a disappointing overnight - the hotel smelled funky, the room was very dark and outdated. Our room had a sliding door to the courtyard, the door wouldn't open and the courtyard grass was overgrown and it all seemed abandoned. The cost seemed more expensive than what I'd expect (plus additional $20 pet fee), although we did have a... More 

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Thank Megan B
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More 

Warrenton, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling through Iowa on my way to Wyoming from Va. Found Clarion on TA and decided it looked good for the night. No issue making the res, check in quick and desk personnel courteous and informative. Exterior in need of some landscape Maint. I get it that corn is big time in Iowa, but I don't think a little Round... More 

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Thank jm4590
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More 

Ida Grove, Iowa
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located just off the interstate...easy to get to. The person at the front desk was very nice and helpful. The room was very clean. The hotel has been recently updated. The pool was spacious and clean. Lots of area to sit around the pool. The breakfast had a lot of variety and was very good.

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Thank Jean B
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Other than the fact that we chose this property for its pool (indoors, large for a hotel), and when we arrived we found out that the pool was closed for repairs, our stay here was fine. The room was very clean, although dated like the hotel. The beds were a bit on the firm side, but at least there were... More 

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Thank C0ldinChicag0
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

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, Jeffery Hickman... More 

Southern Minnesota
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I booked this on line through Booking.com. I read the reviews and knew to expect a dated but clean hotel. We just stayed one nigh as part of a longer motorcycle trip to the Tennesee Smoky Mountains. We were within walking distance of a restaurant. I would not plan a romantic evening there, but as a quick overnight stay it... More 

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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards, Jeffery... More 

Viking
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

When we first walked in I thought this is going to be the best place we've stayed so far...this place has a beautiful "public area" , but when we got to our room & looked around it was under par...extra small bathroom, the tub should have been replaced, the toilet seat was loose, the bed & pillows were uncomfortable...wise night... More 

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Thank Julie F
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Julie, Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at this hotel for one week over each of 45 years. It's down to two stars and reminds me of a Motel 8. This last stay this week demonstrated how the Boston owners get out of touch with little things. I am chalking it up to cultural differences in what they believe in and me.

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Thank Jim F
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More 

Bloomington, United States
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This hotel was great! It was super reasonable and had everything we needed. We were in town for a convention and knew the town was fairly small so we weren't expecting much more than a run of the mill motel but this place way exceeded our expectations. It had a bar/restaurant (with complimentary breakfast) and the rooms weren't anything special... More 

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Thank Ashton F
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our online survey with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to... More 

Cincinnati
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36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this Clarion. Although it is an old facility, it has been well refurbished, spotlessly clean and well maintained. The registration desk is very efficient and helpful. The room was spacious furnished nicely clean and comfortable. We will stay again if we travel through Iowa City

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Thank Carkle
Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our online survey with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We checked in after 1st day of orientation and room was nice and cold and clean. The beds were comfortable and the pool was clean. The staff very pleasant and one lady even made waffles since previous customer had burned both waffle irons. She went above and beyond to clean stuck batter and ensured the waffles were being cooked properly... More 

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Jeffrey H, General Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our online survey with such positive feedback! I have shared your comments with my staff, and they join me in thanking you for your kind words. We take pride in our hotel and the services we provide and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located off Interstate 80, the Clarion Hotel® Highlander Conference Center hotel is less than four miles from the University of Iowa. Local points of interest like the Carver-Hawkeye Arena multipurpose venue, the North Dodge Athletic Club and Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark are all just minutes away from this Iowa City, IA hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 2525 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245-9556 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
Location: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Price Range: $81 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Clarion Highlander Hotel Iowa City
Quality Inn Iowa City
Iowa City Quality Inn
Clarion Highlander Hotel And Conference Center Iowa City
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