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“Great rooms, Ok area” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clarion Inn
Ranked #63 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Kissimmee, Florida
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great rooms, Ok area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Stayed here after a concert at the tampa bay times forum. The rooms were amazing. Clean, modern, and updated. The area around the hotel is alright not walking distance to much. was close enough to the forum, casino. the staff was friendly and would stay her again next time Im staying overnight after a concert.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

The place was nice, clean and the room was comfortable. It was previously a Best Western. With the $5 million renovation, I could not understand why the Internet was so terrible, slow, unstable and you could hardly get on to the network. Given that we were placed far away from the lobby but still I do not see how any guest should have not enjoyed the free Internet Clarion has advertised. The breakfast was served in a dimly lit place Beef O' Brady's.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel. Has a beef o Bradys built into it. Fantastic pool. Not a great neighborhood would not recommend females staying alone. Though police patrol the parking lot frequently. Friendly staff, room was clean. Beds were a little firm than my liking but not much of an issue. Can tell it was recently renovated and not cheaply either. Good scenery with the waterfalls and night lights. Basic TV channels as other hotels. awesome full breakfast inside beef o Bradys that is free. Good wifi too. Would stay again. Note. I stayed for one night only and on a week day. I hear weekends can get wild.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ronkonkoma, New York
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

The service here was tremendous and people were great. The rooms are a little small but very clean and in good shape. Not in the center of much but a lot near by and close to major roads. Pool area is very nice for couples and families.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael C
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Rowlett, Texas
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377 reviews
196 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

According to the staff person with whom I spoke, the hotel has just undergone a $5 million renovation - and it shows. The theme is "ultra model chic" and from the lobby to the guest rooms, everything has been redone in a highly modern, yet stylish and comfortable motif. The lobby is large and spacious, and my guest room was spotless, nicely furnished, and comfortable. They have done an excellent job with the upgrades, and for the price, the level of luxury and comfort is hard to beat.

But there is one caveat... and as long as you are aware of it, your stay should be just fine.

... and that is that this place can be NOISY, which means that the location of one's guest room is critical if one is to avoid the noise level. The reason for the noise is twofold - adjacent to the lobby, there is a large, open-air bar, with loud noise and music that carries quite a great distance. The hotel clearly is trying to become a magnet for evening party people, and it seems to be succeeding at that. When I arrived - midweek, in the mid-evening, there was loud music blaring that would wake up the dead if it could, and the crowds in the bar were quite ample. But that's not all. Behind the hotel, the buildings form a sort of a "U" around the pool area, and there is a large outdoor open-air bar there as well, and even though it was closed midweek, there were still loudspeakers back there blaring out the music to an empty patio. I understand that the pool-area bar is open on weekends, but even midweek, with the music blaring, there was a lot of noise. I have to assume that at least some of this noise carries into the rooms that directly surround this area, and if it were me, I would try to avoid those rooms at all costs.

I was aware of the possible noise when I booked my room and had put in a request for a room in a quiet area. That was done - I was given a room on the other side of the building, facing into the parking lot, and even with all of the noise coming from the speakers by the pool and the open-air bar in the front, my room was very quiet. I was able to enjoy a good night's sleep and the level of peace and quiet I typically expect from a hotel, so overall, I was quite pleased with my stay.

I get to this area fairly frequently and have stayed at a number of hotels in the immediate area, and, dollar for dollar, this one delivers the best value, all things considered. As long as I can get a quiet room, I will be back.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Yulee, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here prior to a cruise. There were several poor reviews but were dated almost a year ago. The price was great. This location has obviously undergone a major renovation. The pool area is gorgeous and the rooms nicely updated and clean. They offer a nice complimentary breakfast buffet in Beef O'Brady's. It was close to restaurants and shopping. I would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed on a Thursday night and arrived late in the evening (11pm). The staff was very friendly and presentable. The hotel looks like it has recently been remodeled to a decor of modern-city vibe (hence the glitter and neons on the exterior). The grounds and rooms were clean. We didn't go in the pool but it was very pretty and resort like with a water feature, pool bar, and fancy pool loungers. The breakfast was quite a spread over at the adjacent Beef-O-Brady's. The 2 ladies taking care and preparing the spread were so nice and friendly. We will definitely choose the Clarion the next time we are in Brandon.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Clarion Inn
Address: 9331 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619-2682
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clarion Inn in Tampa, FL near Hard Rock Casino. The Clarion Inn® hotel in Tampa, FL is convenient to Hard Rock Casino and the Florida State Fair Grounds. Other nearby attractions include:•Ybor City Historical District•Tampa Art Museum•Florida Aquarium•Lowery Park Zoo•Busch Gardens The non-smoking Clarion Inn hotel also provides convenient access to many corporate locations, including Nova Southeastern, University Hospital and a variety of colleges, including the University of Central Florida, Rasmussen College and Everest University. ... more   less 
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