The outside was dirty, landscaping was bad, paint was peeling, needless to say we were a bit concerned about what our room would be like?! We PRE-PAID online and it is non-refundable and now we know why they do that! When we walked inside there was another guest yelling at the Front Desk Male Clerk who really seemed to keep his cool. A female clerk came out to help us, she was nice and check-in was easy but as we walked to our room the hallways were hot, the carpet was filthy and the tiles around where we were told breakfast would be was sticky and in desperate need of a mop! The elevator was small and hot too, the door to our room was small, we had booked a King Suite which reminded us of a cheap studio apartment, tan toilet and tub, sinks and tub were slow to drain, but overall we felt our room was clean compared to the public areas of the hotel. Some other positives about the room: The beds were comfortable and there was a good little fridge in there that even had a crisper, and the Wi-Fi worked well! All the staff we encountered was friendly but we had hoped the housekeeping staff would get to the dirty areas before breakfast service started, but that was not the case, floors were still sticky, tables were still dirty (like we saw them the night before) and we were a bit apprehensive about even eating there, but joined the other guests who seemed to be enjoyed themselves and going back for 2nds and 3rds. It was a typical hotel breakfast, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and oatmeal. Nothing exciting or anything to make it stand out from the crowd. This is the second CHOICE HOTEL we have tried this summer and have been disappointed with both of them, think we will stick with the high, consistent standards of the BEST WESTERN BRAND!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clarion Hotel® & Conference Center is a 100 percentnon-smoking full-service hotel located just nine miles fromthe Colorado Springs Airport. With convenient access toInterstate 25, this Colorado Springs, CO hotel is close tomany local points of interest, including Colorado College,the United States Air Force Academy, United StatesOlympic Training Center, Pikes Peak "America's Mountain"and Garden of the Gods public park.The business traveler will welcome the convenience of thebusiness center, complete with fax and copy service.As one of Colorado Springs' only full-service, mid-size,downtown hotels, the Clarion Hotel & Conference Centeroffers 10,000 square feet of functional meeting spaceand a full range of catering services. Whether planning ameeting for 14, a reunion for 50 or a reception for 200, wecan accommodate events in a setting that is both unique andrelaxing. Our experienced and professional convention andcatering staff can make any event a success with our "Be OurBest" service.Guests of this Colorado Springs, CO hotel will enjoy a varietyof deluxe amenities, such as:• Free hot American breakfast with scrambled eggs,sausage, hashbrowns and more• Manager's reception Monday through Thursdayproviding two free cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for eachguest• Free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms• Free local calls• Free newspaperBe sure to enjoy our state of the art indoor saltwater pooland hot tub or relax in the beautiful courtyard garden.A grab-and-go food and beverage counter in the lobby isavailable 24 hours, offering sandwiches, soups, salads, beer,wine and cocktails. In addition, guests are invited to takeadvantage of the downtown YMCA facilities; contact the frontdesk for free passes.All of our guest rooms feature such standard amenitiesas hair dryers, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards,refrigerators and microwaves.For added convenience, an ATM is on the premises. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Colorado Springs
- Clarion Colorado Springs
- Colorado Springs Clarion