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The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
Ranked #15 of 174 Hotels in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews
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“Location is perfect ”
Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I loved being able to walk to awesome restaurants and bars (about a 30 min walk to get to the st francis/postino area) we were able to check in early thanks to the receptionist that was actually not the one checking us in but he was nice so I can't complain. The room was cool and nicely redo, I dig the retro feel. The $20 hotel fee which every freaking hotel has now was actually worth it in my opinion because of the free parking, free water bottles, bikes to ride, etc. The pool area was pretty nice although the calcium buildup on areas of the pool was not particularly esthetically pleasing. I was told that the bar had "the best" Paloma's so I had to try one. It was not "the best" I've ever had but it was tasty and in happy hour so that was fabulous. I do wish they had cocktail servers around the pool because having to put on a coverup and keep going inside to the restaurant was slightly annoying. Called housekeeping for extra towels and they were there within 15 minutes. Asked for breakfast recommendations and they were right on the money. Service was on point.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was my second stay at The Clarendon and it was just as good as the first. Checking in on a Sunday night the Front Desk staff went our of their way to welcome me. I had a late dinner at the Gallo Blanco Café where despite being slammed all weekend with art festival patrons the wait staff was very helpful and recommended several dishes that I would not have thought to try. The rooms are very comfortable, with coffee makers and a good sized refrigerator. Each room of my suite had it's own small ac unit which allowed me to better control the temperature. Soaking in the pool was delightful way to end my day....along with my late night chocolate snack provided gratis at the Front Desk. My new "home away from home" in Phoenix!

Room Tip: I prefer rooms overlooking the pool which I believe tend to be larger.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Out of all our travels, the Clarendon is our favorite, because it offers everything other hotel chains do not. They go above and beyond on customer service, atmosphere, and furnishings. Kuerig coffee makers in every room, the art, the carpet squares (for replacement ease), the ultimate of comfortable beds, the soap products conveniently placed in dispensers attached to the shower wall (no mini bottles), and the colorful furnishings that make you happy you stayed there.
The pool and hot tub area takes you away and makes you know that you have landed in Paradise. The Clarendon also has music piped under water for that extra piece of luxury jaut for their customers. The day we were there, the music was the Jaws theme. My son loved it!
But not only do you enjoy all the hotel has to offer with their extras and their rooftop area is the people that you meet that are also staying at the Clarendon. By the pool, we met a performer that was putting on a science show at The Orpheum Theater and invited me and my son as his guest.
Every visit to the Clarendon is an adventure to remember.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Unexpected trip to Phoenix resulting in my business associate arranging my 2 night stay at this hotel in downtown business district. Excellent greetings and accommodations. Fantastic food and service, both in the restaurant and the bar. The waterfalls around the pool relaxed and encouraged pleasant thoughts. The room had every item easy at hand with a complete goodie basket. Thank you!

Room Tip: The first floor was perfect. Secure parking and lighting.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Tara S, Manager at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 12, 2014
Thank you for your review! Our guests love the convenience of unlimited, included snacks almost as much they love our award winning restaurant and Oasis pool area!

We look forward to your next stay with us! Always book with us direct for the best rates and perks!
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St. Thomas
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I must say how impressed I am with The Clarendon Hotel. This past visit was my 4th visit to The Clarendon Hotel and it continues to get better everytime I visit (didn't even think that was possible). On my last visit, the manager/owner checked me, very nice man named Ben. He said because I was a returning guest he would like to upgrade me and did so to a suite. I love the modern feel of the hotel, the attention to detail, the friendly staff and the pool area is phenomenal (In Phoenix in the summer a great pool goes a long way in my book). The hotel is perfectly located to the hustle and bustle of downtown Phoenix, usually visiting Phoenix for work this works wonderfully for me. It is wonderful to stay at a hotel that has a much more comfortable, dare I say HIP vibe versus staying in a cookie cutter hotel room. My next trip to Phoenix is in a few days, and I must say that The Clarendon will continue to have my repeat business for every trip to Phoenix. The hotel staff enjoys the industry they work in and it shows with the care they have for the guests and the property itself.

Room Tip: The suites are large, and have a separate seating area. At least mine did.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Ben B, Owner at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Paul! Thank you.... it's always nice to receive compliments from repeat guests! Day after day, people stop me to tell me how much they love The Clarendon and their experience here... sure, we have reviews on here where guests just don't get what we're about and nitpick everything... but for those guests who understand that we're more than just a building, we're a hotel filled with people who really, truly want you to be happy and have an awesome experience when in Phoenix.... from our pool area, giant water wall, rooftop skydeck overlooking the city skyline and surrounding mountain ranges, amazing beds and linens, uber-popular restaurant, live flamenco performances, live jazz on the rooftop, free yoga on most sundays, etc., etc., etc. I think that there's a lot to love about The Clarendon....

Thanks again!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stay here over every anniversary and love it! Gallo Blanco is delicious, the staff is amazingly friendly, the pool is super fun, and the rooms are nice with super comfy beds! We love hanging out on the rooftop, and enjoyed a yoga class in the morning. The location is great, right next to downtown Phoenix.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Ben B, Owner at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful review... I really appreciate it when people get what we're trying to accomplish: a comfortable experience with quality products, great beds/linens, amazing service, great food, a rooftop and pool area that are really nice, and activities many days of the week... stay tuned for even more changes coming to The Clarendon - you'll be impressed with what we're doing!

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Ben Bethel
Owner/General Manager
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Clarendon hotel is a one of a kind experience. With all of the recent renovations the place looks amazing. Pool is great to lounge all day then head to the roof and enjoy the evening with a great view and drinks. I live in the valley but it is a great place for a staycation. Near the light rail so you easily hit up all the places to go in downtown. I tell all my family and friends to stay here. And Gallo Blanco has a fantastic menu. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Thanks Denny, at the front desk.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Ben B, Owner at The Clarendon Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thanks for the great review and for the shout out of Denny - I'm sure that he'll see this and be happy to be recognized for his work. We really appreciate the support from the local community, and it's always neat to know that we're the favorite hotel of locals... please continue to check us out and watch all of the improvements we're making this year... they're going to be quite stunning...

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Property: The Clarendon Hotel and Spa
Address: 401 W Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013-3411
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Location: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Phoenix
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Phoenix
#6 Luxury Hotel in Phoenix
#14 Romantic Hotel in Phoenix
#26 Family Hotel in Phoenix
#46 Business Hotel in Phoenix
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Clarendon Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarendon Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Phoenix, close to the convention center, museums, parks, shopping, theaters, sports venues and concert halls. Walking distance to two Metro rail stations - $4 for a 24 hour pass, the system runs 24 hours (except 1am to 4am Monday through Thursday) and provides direct access to the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport SkyTrain. Full service spa on site. El Techo, our gorgeous rooftop SkyDeck overlooking the city skyline and surrounding mountain ranges, and the Oasis pool area with heated pool and jacuzzi and the world's largest outdoor water wall. ... more   less 
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