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Clarion Inn
Ranked #6 of 53 Hotels in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Looks can be deceiving”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This hotel may look like a motel from the outside, but don't be fooled--it has all the great Hampton amenities I've come to love--great breakfast, friendly & extremely helpful staff, clean rooms, and a great location (within a short drive of the Space & Rocket Center). Parking and the access to some rooms is a bit awkward, but on the whole, my family & I were very pleased with our HHonors night stay. At 10000 Honors points, this property is a real bargain.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Yorba Linda, CA
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Don't be fooled by the Hampton name. This is a motel. Foolishly I assumed I would get a standard Hampton so was surprised when I pulled up to see motel rooms. The woman at the desk said it was one of the oldest Hampton's in America and built motel style. Later they added a separate building which is accessed with your key thru a glass door at the end of the corridor to provide "inside" rooms. So you check in, go outside, and then enter a separate building. As a frequent solo female business traveler, I never stay in motels due to security reasons so I was very disappointed. Yes the staff were nice, yes the rooms were large ( in the "inside" rooms they are double queens) but going outside for the gym and breakfast is unacceptable to me and I will not return.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Doris H, General Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our hotel. We're very sorry that you were disappointed with the style of the building. The comfort and safety of our guests is our highest priority. We hope another of our Hilton brands will have the opportunity to serve you if your travels bring you back to our area.

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Doris H
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Basehor, Kansas
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a week for business. The hotel is a hybrid between a hotel and a motel with some rooms being interior facing and some facing out toward the parking lot/pool. The room was clean and appeared to have been renovated recently. The cleaning staff is very friendly and performed exceptionally well when compared to other hotels I've stayed. Breakfast was good considering it was free. They also had to go options which is nice to grab and bag and go.

I would point out that there are some reasons this property got an average rating though. The first is that it seems to be a kid/team friendly property which lends to having slamming doors, kids shouting at the pool, and crowded parking. Second, the wifi you have to sign into everyday which is minor but still a pain. Finally, I wish the breakfast was tweaked a little. It was free yes, but simple things like the bacon being too thin and the biscuits being tough lends to an unhappy start to the day. Out of a week the breakfast was only a let down maybe two days.

I would stay again if other options were booked but I would probably look for a newer, non motel style property.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Minneapolis, United States
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I am a frequent traveler and look forward to Huntsville, Alabama in part because the hotel accommodations at the University Hampton are so well kept and the staff is beyond polite and helpful. I stay here twice per year at a minimum and the rooms look like new every single time I come. The beds are 5 star quality and the rooms are exceptionally quiet. The complimentary Breakfast and Dinner are again above the board for hotels in this class. Whoever is running this operation has it together.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Pensacola, Florida, USA
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Outstanding service, room, and food. No complaints. Would definitely stay here again. Super friendly staff all around. I need to write more, but I have nothing but good things to say about this hotel. They need to be the model for other Hampton Inns.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Great hotel for the money. The staff was very courteous and helpful. We were allowed a 2pm late checkout so my son could shower after his lacrosse tournament. This made the 4 hour ride home much more comfortable for him and pleasant for me.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Huntsville, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Hotel staff was friendly and eager to assist with any questions or concerns....although I didn't have any. Clean rooms and quiet. I would recommend this hotel to family, friends, and coworkers. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. Easy interstate access as well.

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Property: Clarion Inn
Address: 4815 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816-1801
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Region: United States > Alabama > Huntsville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Huntsville
#7 Family Hotel in Huntsville
#10 Romantic Hotel in Huntsville
#12 Business Hotel in Huntsville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 128
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