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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #90 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Reviewed November 29, 2011

I actually chose this hotel based on proximity to Busch Gardens, rather than who (or what) they were. Although our mini vacation was based on a theme park, we were actually astounded to see the features and amenities this Clarion had to offer. The pool was huge and heated (not a bad idea for a late November visit). It also had a large separate kids' pool with a Pirate ship theme. When you add the business & the fitness centers, the included hot breakfast, the microwave, refrigerator, coffee makers (and more) to a very modern and precise a/c unit and a very efficient and friendly staff it is hard to find a better deal in the metro area. Oh, did I mention that as a choice member it only cost $42/night? We were tempted to spend our second day in the hotel itself instead of the theme park! Very clean and updated, too. I have easily spent twice as much money for half as many amenities at other places!

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3  Thank Kenneth C
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

I live in Tampa and my daughter and I decided to get away for her birthday weekend. I couldn't afford to reall y go any place outside of town. We researched hotels and decided on the Clarion. WOW! what a great place. Convienent to everything, heated pool, excellent customer service, What else could one ask for? I'll definately be spending time there again if only just to rest! You got my vote! Thanks, Lorraine H.

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1  Thank Lorraine H
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This is a really decent hotel-hot breakfast-nice rooms-clean-great friendly staff-a location near any type of retail and dining location that you could think of-and close to Busch Gardens. The -price makes it affordable for a family vacation or for the business person who is self employed and has no "corporate" to send the bills to. All in all you could pay more elsewhere but it wouldn't be any better than this property

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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Thank USroadwarrior
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

could not believe the amenties available when we arrived for the price of the room, good location, one of the finest pools and with a great breakfeast with a very accomadating staff.

Room Tip: facing the pool
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Thank neil r
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

This hotel was perfect great price, clean & very well managed. i enjoy or stay. thanks

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bill M
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Pros:
* many shops and busch gardens nearby
* free wifi and parking
* clean rooms
* inexpensive and winnable on price line
* grounds are decorated well

Cons:
* rooms look very old and cheap, and there is a musty smell in them, but clean
* our room had a clogged bathtub so the water didn't drain fast enough
* one room light didn't work
* suspect crowd, saw some half naked guy walking outside

All in all not a 2.5* hotel, more like a decent 1.5 to 2*

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Thank prodigiouswizard
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Rooms are clean, good decorated, rate is fair and include good breakfast. It is a very good option to stay close to the park.
Special Rate we got was $59 plus taxes= 68.08

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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
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Ranked #90 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range: $67 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 255
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