This hotel has a nice lobby and friendly front desk staff. That was it. The hallways and elevator were very smoke-filled at all times. (We were there for a long while.) The room we had was dark, dresser drawers did not close, dirty remote, exposed pipe in the bathroom, spotted fixtures. There were only 2 outlets not being used for us to charge our electronics. The free breakfast was not good at all - some sort of egg product, brown fruit. It is held in a windowless room that is a throwback to the 80s. (In fact, other than the lobby - the entire hotel probably hasn't been updated in 20+ years.) The hot tub was an old plastic style and very small. After noticing a film on hair, we got out and never used again. Internet went out often. Train is right outside window and goes often through the night, as do the cars on the busy road. Location is good, but there are a lot of other hotels in the same exact area that would have been far better. We will never stay there again. Ever. We did everything we could do to escape the hotel instead of going back there to relax.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center. Our hospitable Cedar Rapids hotel which is only 17 miles north of Coralville/Iowa City Exit, delivers spacious guestrooms and suites, attentive service, and many premium amenities to business travelers, family vacationers, and couples in search of a romantic getaway. A top-notch location puts shopping, dining, and entertainment options just a short drive away. Plus, we’re the closest full-service hotel to Eastern Iowa Airport (6 miles). One of the best features we offer our guests is the area's only full service hotel's Complimentary Hot Deluxe Breakfast which is prepared fresh daily by our Chef. Individuals or groups won't be forced to eat in a lobby, but rather they can relax in our restaurant which seats over 96 people, has flat screen TV and access to wireless. We are unique in that our facility offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Newly remodeled full service Synergy Restaurant & the 33rd Ave. Sports Bar & Grill are on site and open 7 days per week. We offer one of the area's largest swimming pool areas, with hot tub, and sauna. Our newly renovated Exercise room features all the newest equipment. Our 24 hour Business Center is enclosed for privacy and offers one of the area's only Blackberry Printing Stations for our guests. Our King Business & Queen Business rooms feature microwave/refrigerator, flat screen TV with premium channels including HBO,CNN, ESPN, Big Ten, & Fox News. There is also an in-room safe, lounge chair, and complimentary hi-speed internet (both wireless & wired) in the room. FEMA approved. Federal Government Rates Available. Group Rates available. Large Banquet/Convention space available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Cedar Rapids
- Clarion Hotel Cedar Rapids
- Cedar Rapids Clarion