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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #89 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Tennessee
2 reviews
“Awesome Hotel for Kids”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Second time this month staying. The kids love to come. We go to Busch Gardens for the day and go back to the hotel for the kids to enjoy the kids pool. The kids enjoy the pirate ship. The staff is friendly and even have a security guard patrolling. Plenty of restaurants nearby. Would definately recommend for anybody with children. We wil be coming back.

Room Tip: Great hotel for people with children
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Orange Park, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

The room I was given was very dirty: stuff on the bathroom floor, crud on the icebucket, stains on the floor and upholstered chair, A/C not working, and a damp moldy smell. I asked to be switched to a different room and was given one slightly better, but still not acceptable. I checked out the next morning and found a different place to stay. This hotel is old and not well maintained. Don't be fooled by the pretty courtyard and swimming pools. Perhaps some of the rooms have been remodeled leading to the good reviews here; ask to see the room before you check in. I wish I had.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

We just stayed the night here at the clarion hotel and I have to say to the low price it met my expectations. The kids want to come back again and so does the wife. We went to Lowry Zoo and figure to stay the night. The hotel is right down the street from Busch Gardens and has shuttles so not to deal with parking. The mall is across the street with a dollar tree as well as CVS next door. The buffet breakfast that's free was really good and had some really good coffee. All and all you can't go wrong here. The kids love the Pirate ship.

  • Stayed July 2012
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North Miami, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

I chose the Clarion because it was a good rate for a convenient location. It's close to Busch Gardens, Yuengling brewery, and the University of South Florida- among other things like shopping and restaurants. It's also conveniently located between the two major highways for ease of access around the city and it isn't on the shady Busch Blvd. side where most of the Busch Gardens hotels are located.

The service was fantastic. Jennifer was particularly friendly and helpful at the front desk. The room was clean, but old so there is some indication of wear and tear (paint chipped on the door, visible caulking where repairs were made, etc.). For the price, I'd be a brat to complain about that, especially since the room was clean and the cleaning staff was always around to tidy up or change the sheets and towels.

The pool area is nice and would be great for families with the kid's play pool. It was a little crowded, but it's probably because so many families are on vacation in the summer. I was in a poolside room and it was a little loud when lots of people were in the room or would walk by. I'd probably request a room away from the pool next time.

The bathroom isn't very big, but again, for what was paid, it was was fine and I didn't have any issues. The sink is outside of the bathroom which is convenient for families getting ready to head to the theme parks.

There's free wi-fi available and breakfast in the morning until 10.

Room Tip: Getting a poolside room may sound convenient, but it's loud. Try to get on the first floor. I di...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Thonotosassa, Florida
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

I love this place. The Beds are exstremly comfortable. Pool is heated, and My kids had a Blact in the Tprateship Water Playground. the Breakfast is Great as well!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012 via mobile

I actually liked this hotel, I wont say its the best I stayed in but it was worthy. I loved their pool and kiddie area pool. Their rooms were clean and of not there is a dollar tree and restaurants next door, across the street and all over close to this place. Not to mention real close to busch garden. Overall great hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

The hotel is ok not great but not a dive either.Just round the corner from bush gardens is perfect for the night if you are spending all day there.Rooms are dated but clean breakfast is ok good selection.For all you in the UK think travel lodge but set in the 80s

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Address: 2701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612-6274
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Region: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #89 of 163 Hotels in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 255
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