My husband and I usually stay at this hotel during the winter months since they have an indoor pool. We decided to try the hotel for a quick July week-end trip to Erie this past week-end; and were not at all pleased with our stay.
When we arrived at 4PM for check-in we were informed that our rooms were still not ready, and our rooms would not be available until 5PM. Seriously, peak of the summer season and not enough staff to clean the rooms? On the plus side we were pleasantly surprised that the pool-view rooms were remodeled after previous trip in February.
The atrium pool that we LOVE during the winter months....proved to be a steam bath in July. The atrium needs better ventilation or at the least, please open the doors leading to the outdoor patio! We could not even sit on the deck of our pool view room due to the heat/humidity in the atrium/pool area. The pool and Jacuzzi definitely need more monitoring. Even though signs were clearly posted, children were playing in the Jacuzzi, as their parents watched??? Needless to say adult guests avoided the Jacuzzi area completely.
We will definitely be looking into other hotels in the area for future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bel-Aire Clarion is a full-service, locally owned hotel that offers conference rooms and banquet space to accommodate up to 360 people. We have 131 guest rooms, which includes four suites and a parlor. Our hotel facilities comprise an exercise room, a sauna, an indoor atrium pool, and Jacuzzi. We offer off property catering and in-house dining. Maxi's Restaurant offers a daily full hot breakfast buffet day and is open for dinner Sunday-Saturday. There are nightly drink specials and an increasing number of celebrity bartending events. We also own another Choice Hotels property, Comfort Inn Presque Isle, less than a mile from the Clarion. Our Comfort Inn has 100 guest rooms, especially to assist with large overnight groups.We are half a mile from Waldameer Amusement Park and Waterworld and a mile from the beaches of Presque Isle. Presque Isle boasts seventeen miles of beaches and biking and walking trails. The Millcreek Mall, fourth largest mall in America, is a quick shuttle or car ride from our hotel.Our location provides us with being the gateway to Erie's main attractions: Presque isle, downtown, and the Millcreek Mall.Bel-Aire Clarion opened in 1961, giving us over 50 years in business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Erie
- Clarion Erie
- Erie Clarion