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Clarion Inn
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Gonzales
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 30, 2013

All you could need for a night or several. Stayed for a reunion and lots of other groups there as well - they are really geared up for that market. While the attached Mike Anderson's is highly rated, the menu is a heart stopper with few options for healthy eats.

Room Tip: Rooms pretty quiet on the inside ring with cars on the outside. All pretty much the same with those...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Sabrina T, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales, Louisiana. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience during your recent stay.



We are always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales a leader in excellence.



Once again, thank you for your thoughtful comments. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in the future.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Our reservation was made Aug 2012.updated Jan 2013. I had called the hotel to confirm room choice as I have mobility problem (accessible needed, do have handicap sticker, smoking preferred). On arrival told unable to give rm rquested. Was told by clerk when checking in someone had been in rm 1 month so unable to move them, next moring was told that the plumbing was out of service, reason not given our preference. The least they could do is keep story straight. The first night put in rm w/spa tub, that neither husband (82) or I could use. We were moved next morning to accessible rm (none smoking). We could have stayed @ any other hotel if wanted none smoking.

We were visiting friends in town and had no car so couldn't change hotels. But not all bad the rooms were clean and very comfortable. Breakfast in am was satisfying. Was nice to have quiet nite cap before turning in for night. Felt safe in area and grounds were well kept and lighted.

Just wish check in memory wasn't so bad.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank gram33728
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Sabrina T, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Clarion Inn & Conference Center located in Gonzales, Louisiana. We always welcome any correspondence good or bad.
It is our goal to consistently provide superior service, and excellent accommodations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We apologize for the lack of customer service. For the inconvenience you experienced I already credit 1000 points toward your Choice Privileges. We sincerely apologize for your inconvenience.
Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales, a leader in excellence.
Once again, thank you for your comments. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in the future. If there is anything we can do for you please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

The motel is simple the best. They go out if their way to have nice beds, coffee, etc. and the breakfast is the best one I've had that is included in the price. The grounds are beautiful and Mike Anderson's restarant is amazing!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Randyhu
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Sabrina T, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales, Louisiana. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience during your recent stay.

We are always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales a leader in excellence.

Once again, thank you for your thoughtful comments. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in the future.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

W were very pleased with our stay. The room and bed were comfortable and the breakfast included was very good. All of the staff was friendly and accommodating. Also there is a seafood restaurant on the premises making the hotel very convenient.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank IreneKL
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Sabrina T, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales, Louisiana. We appreciate you taking the time to make us aware of your delightful experience during your recent stay.

We are always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. Your comments will be shared with our entire staff, as reinforcement to continue their efforts to make the Clarion Inn & Conference Center Gonzales a leader in excellence.

Once again, thank you for your thoughtful comments. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you in the future.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Clarion is usually a good brand name but the room was lame just like the restaurant. I do not know (and don’t really care) what mental ingrate came up with the cutesy idea little ½ pillows are comfortable to sleep on.
She is probably 4’ 10” with a small head and weighs 80 pounds dripping wet. Not 6’ 3 at a little over 200 pounds. I was there almost a week and bought a good pillow after my first night. If you have to stay here make sure you bring a good real pillow.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I think I have stayed in at least 5-6 different hotels in at least as many states with the same layout and overall setup. But the Clarion in Gonzales was definitely a cut above the others. So, let me tell you a few things about the Hotel itself before I jump into the real reason to stay here.

Overall the hotel was clean and comfortable. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and helpful and they really go the extra mile to make you feel at home and to help with any requests.

The room is nothing spectacular but the beds are comfortable, the linens are clean and good quality and overall, everything is clean and well kept with a good layout and a decent selection of channels on the cable. For the price, I really couldn't imagine getting better.

The only thing I might worry about is that a lot of the service guys that work for the plants around the area stay here. So you occasionally get the party outside the door. But, they never got rowdy while I was there, they shut down slightly after dark and if you're really lucky they may offer you a beer and some of what their grilling.

The single best reason to stay at the Clarion though is that you can get room service from Mike Anderson's restaurant. This is very possibly one of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to and even if you don't stay at the Clarion you should definitely stop in, if nothing else then to try the grilled oysters. But, after a rough day on the job, the opportunity to get some stuffed crabs and jambalaya sent to the room make this place number one in my books.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Eric H
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Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

The place does an outstanding job! The beds are amazing and breakfast is simple the best. I also like the well kept grounds and a great restarant is on site too, Mike Anderson's. I stay every trip to Louisana.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank Randyhu
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Additional Information about Clarion Inn

Address: 1500 W Highway 30, Gonzales, LA 70737-5103 (Formerly Holiday Inn Gonzales)
Location: United States > Louisiana > Gonzales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Gonzales
Price Range: $98 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 169
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Suburban Southern hospitality at it s best! Just mile from the Tanger Factory Outlet Mall, Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Cabela s, Southern Plantations and local industries. ... more   less 
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Clarion Hotel Gonzales
Holiday Inn Gonzales
Gonzales Holiday Inn

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