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Clarion Inn
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in College Park
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“horrible place to stay”
Reviewed April 9, 2004

We stayed in this hotel March 2003. Front Desk clerk was incredibly unhelpful. Room appeared clean but didn't smell the greatest. Vents were not covered with grates. Non Smoking room had cigarette smell wafting in from other rooms. Bath tub didn't drain well. Toilet got clogged ... no plumber available ... we were given key to the room next door. Pool heater was broken during most of our stay. Cleaning lady would sit outside our room (we were almost only people in hotel) on a bench. When we opened our curtains she would stay there and stare in our room until we left so should could clean it. Birds were sitting on rafters above restaurant (GROSS!) Shuttle transportation was horrible - it is shared by other hotels and was notoriously slow. Pick somewhere else to stay!

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Reviewed February 16, 2004

I would of left if there was any opening. The hotel room is filthy. The rug looked like oil and grease was embedded into it. The shower ceiling was spackuled and falling down. Never was repainted or sanded. The toilet and tub had burn marks in them. The towels were horrible and the bed was mush. We had an outdoor room (which we didnt know about ahead of time) so the use of the pool was not happening. It was 27 degrees out. How can you put on a suit, swim and run back to your room in that temperature? The front desk (a blonde woman) was beyond rude. She should work in a gas station, not a hotel. The continental breakfast was decent. So all in all the only half decent thing about the place was the free coffee. Do not stay there. If it were free I would turn it down.

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Property: Clarion Inn
Address: 8601 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740-2130 (Formerly Best College Park Inn & Fundome)
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Location: United States > Maryland > College Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in College Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 119
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Inn & Fundome, an affordable, contemporary Maryland hotel conveniently located a few miles from Washington, DC. Enjoy well-appointed guest rooms, first-rate service and ample amenities, including an on-site restaurant, meeting rooms and the Fundome, an indoor activity area with heated pool, whirlpool, putting green and shuffleboard. Our convenient location makes it a breeze to reach the spectacular attractions that comprise the nation’s capital as well as the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Chesapeake Bay. ... more   less 
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