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Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Columbus
Utica, Illinois
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Nice hotel stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Booked this room with a group. Pleasantly surprised at the accommodations! LOVE this indoor pool area which was huge and had ample seating for us to watch our kids without sitting in a sweatbox. Game room and putting surfaces kept the kids busy since the weather was horrible outside. Check in staff was nice. Room clean. Breakfast buffet was good. Only downfall was that only one of two elevators work and there is a wait during busy times. Otherwise I will stay again in the area!

Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments about our hotel! We take pride in our customer service and the fact that we offer some unique amenities from that of other hotels. I apologize that one elevator was not in service during the stay. This problem has been corrected. We sincerely do hope that you will consider staying with our hotel again when you are in the area.
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Was there on a pinch (bad weather) and because of its restaurant and game room, I would rank it as one of the better place to stay south of Indianapolis. Friendly staff and a nice, clean room make it awesome. The hot breakfast (bacon, eggs, pancakes, toast) is a bonus for the hungry traveler. I will return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank GentlemanJim62
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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
We really do appreciate the nice comments about our hotel! We take great pride in standing out from the rest of the hotels in our area and providing some unique amenities to our guests. It is our sincere hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future.
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Peoria, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

This is 5 min. from the Edinburgh outlets exit & a much better deal ( we have found Edinburgh hotels consistently higher). Being renovated & while we stayed at a room with an outdoor entrance ( we had our dog), it was a very nice room! Judging by the outside entrance of our room ( that section exterior not yet renovated), I was a little worried, but the room had been completely renovated. Nice bedding, new tv & appliances, tub/shower/tile was new too. Spacious also! Breakfast was included & was at the hotel restaurant-- def better than the average hotel breakfast as this all was cooked in a kitchen. Will plan to stay here again while traveling!

  • Stayed May 2013
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tadams8, Manager at Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful comments about our hotel! We pride ourselves on the fact that our hotel is definitely different than the other hotels that guests have to choose from. We appreciate the comments and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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Martinsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Okay, so we stayed here recently in their one and only two story-hotel room. This covers the 6th and 7th floor. There are two balconies, the first floor has the living room and dining room and a bar area with a full bath. The second story has a king size antique bed and a full bath. An absolutely amazing room. Decorated with antique or replicas. This is no ordinary hotel room. Can't wait to come stay in this room again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel is located in what used to be my home town. I would frequent the hotel often when I was younger and my husband and I have stayed/been to events there, several times. I love this hotel. The breakfast is delicious and I love the little shops inside the front entrance. The pool area is also a great place for hanging out!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

We booked via Hotwire and got an awesome deal. We arrived very late and the check in was easy. The foyer and lobby were beautiful. Got to the room and it was very spacious and clean. Plenty to do in lobby with mini golf, restaurant, and barber shop. Overall great experience will definitely return

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank chad f
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Indy
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658 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Pulling into the Clarion in Columbus makes you think that you are going to be staying in a really nice hotel. Lots of confusion on the design work - columns, statues, fountains, wild west motif. Someone couldn't decide if they were going for Greek or old west. Anyway, the fancy front facade is a coverup for a plain old motel. Don't expect any fancy greetings at the front desk and the girl at the hotel reservations line should have given me a clue as to what to expect at this Clarion.

One of our group changed rooms because she claimed it wasn't clean and another changed because they didn't put the individual in a ground floor room. My room was nice and clean. Nothing fancy, nothing new but nice for a few days work in the area.

Recommendation: Stay at the Indigo or the Marriott properties if they are not booked at this location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

Property: Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 2480 W Jonathan Moore Pike, I-65 at Iindiana 46, Columbus, IN 47201-9254 (Formerly Holiday Inn Columbus)
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Location: United States > Indiana > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 253
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Holiday Inn Columbus Hotel Columbus
Columbus Holiday Inn

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