We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hotel of Last Resort”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Auburn
Seymour, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hotel of Last Resort”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

This would be the place to stay only if you had absolutely no place else to stay. Upon check in, we had a plugged toilet, (which we had to fix ourselves because maintenance wasn't trained to do it) bedding that had obvious urine stains, broken or loose everything in the room. I had to clean the shower prior to letting anyone use it. It was obviously not cleaned in a very long time. The carpet was smelly and water stains on ceiling and walls. At graduation or other peak times, this hotel is very overpriced at $145.00 per night. I would've have left and gone anywhere else for any price if there was a room to be had in Auburn at graduation. This hotel room was not worth $35.00 per night at any time of year. In addition, mattresses and pillows are extremely cheap, unclean and uncomfortable.

Room Tip: Stay at another Hotel regardless of price.
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ProudGradMom52012
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

151 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    40
    39
    39
    14
    19
See reviews for
66
12
14
33
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, Alabama
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is an old hotel. Probably a great place 50 years ago. It was clean, peaceful and very relaxing around the pool. Very good breakfast. and the price was good.
Refrigerator in the room was a nice plus.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank LoveToSki69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mobile
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

More like motel. Bedding smells, no coffee maker but they do have cups, sugar & creamer. Outlets are missing or coming our of wall. No hair dryer. Furniture is outdated. There is a microwave, iron & small refrigerator.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
1 Thank roybaby5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rick B, General Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites University Center, responded to this review, June 1, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Please accept my thanks for taking the time to communicate these issues.

It is our heartfelt desire that every guest experience at the Lexington Hotel University Convention Center be positive from start to finish and regret that was not the case.

We have addressed your concerns with our housekeeping and maintenance departments and are taking every step to resolve all issues.

I hope you’ll give us another try, if your travels bring you back to our area.

Please contact me directly so that I can personally handle your needs.

Sincerely,
Rick Boddie
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Auburn hotels

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Definitely not the cleanest place in town. Moldy shower curtains, questionable bed sheets, some kind of weird growth on the ceiling. But, it was cheap (about $90 for 1 night) and available; the only place in town we could find for a last minute booking over graduation weekend.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Loulabelle614
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rick B, General Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites University Center, responded to this review, June 1, 2012
Dear Loula Belle,



Thanks you for letting us know that your stay with us did not meet your expectations.

We have every desire to address the needs of every guest and provide the best solution possible, as quickly as possible.

I regret that we were not made aware of these issues while you were still our guest, so that I could have handled them for you immediately.

I am personally supervising a full inspection of all rooms and bathrooms on property and will quickly address any potential problems that may be revealed.

I sincerely hope that you will give us another opportunity to gain your confidence.

Please accept my apology for any trouble or inconvenience. Again, thank you for your feedback as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do.

Thank you,
Rick Boddie
General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sugar Hill, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Dont judge a book but it's cover...Looks older on the outside but very impressesed with the overall room appearance. The management was very accommodating and offered a suite upgrade (at no upcharge!) in order to keep our party close together.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JOJAPCH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rick B, Manager at Clarion Inn & Suites University Center, responded to this review, May 8, 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments about our hotel. We strive to provide great customer service. Rhonda and I always try to make every guest feel welcome and at home on our property. I hope you'll be staying with us again soon .
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Madison, Alabama, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Rick Boddie and staff at the Lexinginton Hotel are always pleasant and make you feel
welcomed as you enter the lobby.
Located on South College Street by Chevron and across from Winn Dixie, this location is easy to get around campus and visit with my daughter on campus. There is also a shuttle that will drop you off on campus from the hotel, check with the lobby for details. If you park on campus, just remember your car will be towed, $100 is the going fee. Have a great stay at the Lexington, I look forward to my next visit. War Eagle.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Mary Lou R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlotte
2 reviews
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We traveled to Auburn for a USTA Youth tennis tournament. This was our second visit to the Lexington Hotel. Rick Boddie and his staff are extremely attentive. They offer a hot breakfast that is open late in the morning. One morning the staff had broken down the breakfast bar, but pulled everything back out for us. The rooms are comfortable and spacious. The location is close to the Auburn campus and is within minutes from local restaurants. You will not find a better value for the money. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank ALBV
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Auburn hotels
1.2 mi away
Sleep Inn & Suites
Sleep Inn & Suites
#8 of 16 in Auburn
101 reviews
1.9 mi away
The Hotel at Auburn University
1.7 mi away
Hampton Inn Auburn
Hampton Inn Auburn
#4 of 16 in Auburn
419 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Auburn
1.6 mi away
Courtyard Auburn
Courtyard Auburn
#3 of 16 in Auburn
89 reviews
0.5 mi away
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Auburn
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Clarion Inn & Suites University Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Clarion Inn & Suites University Center

Property: Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
Address: 1577 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832-5884 (Formerly Lexington Hotel University Convention Center)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Alabama > Auburn
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Auburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn & Suites University Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Inn & Suites University Center in Auburn, AL offers easy access to Auburn University and Jordan-Hare Stadium. This Auburn, Alabama hotel is also convenient to the Jules-Smith Art Museum and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trails.Guests of the Clarion Inn University Center hotel are invited to relax in the outdoor pool, utilize the Business Center and work out in the exercise room. Boasting 9,000 square feet of conference space and one of the largest ballrooms in the area, there are 5 meeting rooms, with the hotel able to accommodate 400 people for banquets and 900 people for conferences. Additional amenities include: Free continental breakfast, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free coffee, All guest rooms offer a flat-screen television with cable, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, alarm clock, iron and ironing board. Some rooms feature a sofa sleeper. Its perfect location and convenient access to area attractions make the Clarion Inn & Suites University Center a great place for business and leisure travelers in the Auburn, AL area. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Choice Hotels, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotwire, HotelsforEveryone, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon and getaroom.com so you can book your Clarion Inn & Suites University Center reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lexington Hotel University Auburn
Best Western Auburn
Auburn Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing