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Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Auburn
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“Hated this place, don't stay here.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2005

Me, my husband and our soon to be college student daughter, stayed at this hotel while visiting Auburn University. I can only say that this is the worst hotel/motel that we have ever stayed at. We had to pack our things in the middle of the night and find another room at the Hilton Garden Inn and Suites. We were booked for 2 nights and only stayed 1. The rooms were filthy. Lights didn't work, phone didn't work, toilet ran for at least one half hour after flushing. However, we decided to stay since we were only there for 2 nights. The final straw was Friday night, the night before we were supposed to be leaving for our drive back to Pittsburgh the next morning. There was a huge party in the parking lot outside our door. I'm talking a ton of people. Driving in and out of the parking lot with their souped up basses blaring!! Apparently, they frequent the nightclub Benji's at this motel. When my husband went down to complain at the front desk, he was told that there was nothing they could do. He asked for a refund which was given but not gladly, and their reply was they make 1500.00 on a Friday night which was nothing compared to our 75.00. My husband told them that they should warn travelers that they will not get any rest here and you won't, at least on the weekends.

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2005

As a business traveler you look for several things in the place you lay your head at night. The last thing you need is an unfriendly staff, poorly kept rooms, or lack of overall service. The staff here is friendly, dependable, and provide excellent service to their costumer. Not only do I frequent a variety of hotels as I travel the southeast but I work in student housing (management) and know what to look for in housing of most any type. I highly recommend this hotel as the quality (e.g. maintenance) far outweighs the price. I will continue to stay here when visiting Auburn.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2004

This is a nice motel with a well kept pool area and good restaurant. It is an older property (formerly Quality Inn and Best Western again before that), but has been well kept over the years. The rooms are clean and comfortable. It is a good place to stay at a good price. Auburn University is just a couple of miles down the street.

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Property: Clarion Inn & Suites University Center
Address: 1577 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832-5884 (Formerly Lexington Hotel University Convention Center)
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Location: United States > Alabama > Auburn
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:
#1 Best Value Hotel 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 
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Also Known As:
Lexington Hotel University Auburn
Best Western Auburn
Auburn Best Western

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