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“Great place for price” 4 of 5 stars
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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #89 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
“Great place for price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is a great hotel for the location and price. It is so close to Busch Gardens and they have a shuttle if you want to take it. It includes a full breakfast eggs, bacon etc. The staff was very helpful and the pool was nice and big. The room was a fine size. It could use alittle updating but it was fine

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Made the trip to Tampa Florida for a visit. The intention was to stay over for a couple of days that included New Years Eve. We picked the Clarion Hotel. The decision turned out to be a good one. The room was clean, the service was excellent and the breakfast was superb. Plenty of room for breakfast with a view of the heated pool - which a couple of thrill seekers dared to try. It was a little chilly for this Pennsylvania boy - turned Florida wimp when it comes to cold ( cool) temps. Had a great time and it a hop-skip and jump to Busch Gardens. The only complaint --more attention should be spent to vacuum the carpet in the room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great location if your main visit is Busch Gardens. Good restaurants around and that's about it. Breakfast is advertised, but it sucks. At least it's free though haha. The place is dirty, the rooms in particular. Would benefit from some major upgrades as far as carpeting, furniture, appliances and bedding. The beds were uncomfortable, the carpet DIRTY and stained, bed sheets were stained as well. TV sucked. It's like going back to the 80's or 90's. I was very, very disgusted and disappointed. I guess that's what you get for not researching very well. For the money I paid, I am certain I could have found something way better... Bottom line: DO NOT STAY HERE!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is a great hotel for the value. My daughter loves staying here so I book the Clarion every time I come for a visit. It's very family friendly, clean, and the staff has always been very friendly and courteous.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Hopedale, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stay at the Clarion every April. We love to take the kids to Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The hotel is 10 min. away from both. It is 30 min. from Tampa airport so it's really easy to get to. There are plenty or restaurants within a mile or two to choose from. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. The price is fantastic. How can you go wrong? The pool is the best part of the hotel. It's big and beautiful. There is a separate kids pool and splash area. It's a gigantic pirate ship with all the bells and whistles. All and all, it's a great place for a family to go, have fun and not spend all of your savings on a hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Stayed with Fiancee on tour of USA.

Room wasn't beautiful but it didnt have to be. Basic.

Pool area was lovely, hardly anyone was ever in it and had it to ourselves. Gym was big and again empty.

Location was good, Huge TGI Fridays offering cheap prices and nice munch food a 10 second walk away.

Breakfast was good.

Little free shuttle bus to Busch Gardens (which is awesome!).

Enjoyed Tampa, I felt safe all the time, although when walking at night, don't go down the side streets.

Check out Lowry Park Zoo!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

1st room that they sent us to had someone already in it. The room we ended up with was a tiny room rather than the suite. Boogers on bathroom wall. Black mildew in ice bucket, dust balls all over wall behind bed. Homeless people roaming the property.

  • Stayed December 2012
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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
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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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