My wife and I recently stayed overnight at The Clarion as she had eye surgery at a nearby clinic.
Proximity to this clinic was the deciding factor in our choice of The Clarion Hotel. While we were prepared for a standard of service in keeping with a budget, chain hotel, we came away very pleasantly surprised with and impressed by all members of the Clarion staff we dealt with.
On check in Blaine offered information on the hotel's amenities without us having to ask and was quick to suggest we call him from the room if we had any questions about the hotel itself or the surrounding area. Caleb drove us to the clinic and was courteous and professional without being distant, a difficult task!
For breakfast we had planned on eating light, but the omelet bar was too tempting to pass up. Our server, Nancy, made suggestions for waffle toppings, strawberries and sour cream, that we would not have thought to try ourselves. Delicious! When she delivered our waffles and omelets to the table she had my wifes choices on larger plates than my own, obviously having noticed that my wife was having difficulty with her utensils given one eye being patched and pain medication slowing her down. This was done with no comment that could have made my wife self conscious and uncomfortable, and was very much appreciated. When we asked about a good place for a seafood dinner, Nancy recommended Street & Co. We followed her suggestion and were very pleased with her recommendation.
While asking at the desk for a cab for dinner that night we were given discount coupons for our taxi fare, unprompted. I am sorry that I neglected to get the young man's name, as I did want to be able to comment individually on each staff member who made our stay so positive, especially considering the circumstances of our visit. We hope to return someday on a more pleasurable visit to Portland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Hotel is a full service hotel located just 5 minutes from downtown Portland, Maine. The hotel offers a dining room, lounge, business center, pool, fitness center, on-site laundry. We pride ourselves on offering exemplary products and service to all our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Portland, Maine
- Clarion Portland
- Portland Clarion