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“AVOID this "hotel"” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #89 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“AVOID this "hotel"”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

Stayed at this "hotel" for one night to visit local attractions. I have no words to describe it. Not very helpful employees. Because I booked my room through a travel website and payed $10.00 less than the regular rate, we got a room in the back of the hotel with parking lot view. Clearly they stated that, even that they had better rooms available, that was what I payed for, next to the rooms blocked for guests with dogs.

The hallways were dirty and smelly, not to tell you abaut the carpet in the room, scary to walk barefoot. Toilet not working properly, couldn't change the room temperture because the A/C unit was so old that it was impossible to read the settings. Dogs barking during the night. A REAL NIGHTMARE!!!

Please avoid staying at this hotel. There's so many other hotels around Tampa with good reviews. It will not amaze me if Choice Hotels takes off the name Clarion out of this property soon.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Titusville, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

The bathroom was dirty, with ants crawling around. You can hear the people in the room behind you talking clearly. The bathroom door wouldn't lock. The carpet is stained. The public stairwells are filthy. The free breakfast is not free if you book through PRICELINE! It is noisy.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Yuma, Arizona
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

I stayed at this hotel recently prior to a cruise. I thought it'd be nice to spend a day at Busch Gardens since it's not every day I'm in Tampa. I chose this hotel because it clearly states on their website that a free shuttle is offered to the park. This is NOT true. I won't name names, but a short, bald, cranky, middle-aged guy who works at the front desk informed us the shuttle was discontinued and then he said, "It isn't my problem." We had to take a taxi to get to the park. Horrible customer service and deceptive advertising!

To top it off, the hotel itself is a dump. It's in a bad part of town, the building is in severe disrepair, the beds are hard and lumpy, the rooms smell, etc. Absolutely NOTHING good about this hotel. My suggestion is to stay by the airport. For the same price you can get a 3 or 4 star hotel. But at least those hotels don't claim to have a free shuttle.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nerdtron51
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2011

I had to change rooms because the a/c would not cool. The business center had only one slow computer working, and I saw 3 roaches in my room.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nfloyd77
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2011

The pictures on the website were all meant to make the hotel go a couple stars up. It is more like a motel and way below expectations. Bad TV, small rooms, old rooms, The main lobby looked nice. This hotel is a scam and should be called Calrion Motel

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank adnoosh1
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Miami
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2011

Do yourself a favor and avoid this hotel as it is nasty. The lobby and staff are very nice but once you get past that you will find paint peeling from every wall, puddles in all the dark corridors, and worst of all the rooms. Our bathroom was a horrible....the bath tub spout was falling off the wall, the mold was growing around the tub, the floor was full of dirt & pubic hairs, and the vent was clogged with dirt. We were so grossed out we left.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SATG9
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San Francisco, CA
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

I stayed at the Clarion for 3 nights in June 2011. This place has a lot of potential, but needs a lot of work. It's super old and falling apart. The rooms are small and musty. Some of the staff were friendly, some were not. The breakfast is good (eggs, sausage, home fries, grits, danishes) but did not vary the 3 mornings I was there. It was quiet at night, which was great, and you could walk to plenty of shops and restaurants. The best part was only a 10 minute ride to the Hard Rock Seminole Hotel and Casino. My biggest concern, and it's a huge one, is that the neighborhood uses the pool area as the local public pool. There are 2 super huge pools which the locals just come and use every day and night. They come in groups of 10-15 people (usually 10 being kids and teenagers) and use the pool, screaming, swearing, running around, smoking in the pool, and generally causing a disturbance. The management had to come out and chase them off, calling the police, which was awkward. The locals just lied and said they were staying there, but when the management checked, of course they were not guests and had made up rooms and names. So the management would chase out the group, but within about 10 minutes another group of 10-15 people would come and the process repeated all afternoon. After about 5pm when the managers went home, the locals would come by without fear of being chased off. They should consider having the pool accessed by room key, or have some sort of security making sure that only guests use the pool. It was an ugly experience and as a result, I would not stay here again. I felt bad for the managers who obviously deal with this on a daily basis. So I cannot recommend this hotel, even though there were some good aspects. Please email with questions, JenPerna@aol.com.

Room Tip: I cannot recommend this hotel!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 2701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6274
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Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 255
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