As you pull up to the hotel, while the neighbourhood seems really sketchy, the outside looks nice...but then you go inside and it's really run down and not very nice. The hallways are dark and dingy and even though it's a non-smoking hotel guests were still smoking (you could see a haze in the hallways) and made the rooms smell. The carpets are dirty and our heater/AC didn't work well (it was boiling hot in the room). As a place to crash...it was fine...but overall we tried to stay out and about as much as possible so we didn't have to hang out here. I reserved two rooms (they have tons of adjoining rooms) and I booked about 5 weeks prior to our stay and our rooms were on separate floors. We asked if we could be moved and they told us we would have to beg the people beside us to move - but they wouldn't tell us if they were checked in or not. We just left it alone and stayed on separate floors.
- 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