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“Not bad at all” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
Ranked #89 of 162 Hotels in Tampa
Jacksonville, Florida
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114 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Not bad at all”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights while on business. Had a good rate, especially for the area. Hotel is dated and could use a few upgrades, but the room is clean and furniture was in good shape. If they removed the chair footstool and small table (both were worn) the room would have looked newer. Breakfast was cafeteria style for potatoes, sausage and eggs with nice portions. Cereal, juice, coffee, toast, Danish etc was self serve.

If you have kids the pool area has been renovated - kids splash pool, complete with pirate ship, water guns etc, is awesome. Adult pool is beautiful.

If you don't have kids or need to go to bed early, request a room street side. Pool is open late and can get noisy. Rooms aren't noise proof, and this hotel is large so ask for a room one down from your neighbors, they will accommodate you.

Overall a decent stay.

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Clayton, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed at the Clarion the night before our cruise. First impression it was beautiful on the outside - check in-in was awesome very pretty. The staff was very kind and friendly. We were assigned to room #1052. It was ok and served the purpose for one night and I actually think it was one of the more updated rooms. But, I completely understand some of the negative comments especially families with children. I would not put my feet on the carpet without my flip-flops on. The inside of these rooms could use some updating and cleaning. So I decided to look around outside, the pool area is pretty, but if you look closely you will find drop cords that look shot and hanging from the ceiling in the gabazo. Just unsafe looking to me. The breakfast area was nice and the breakfast was outstanding. The hotel is directly across the street from a little shopping center and we chose to eat dinner at Firehouse Subs - this was a great choice. One thing I would like to mention is this hotel does have a lift at the pool for the handicap. This is a very nice touch for those that have a hard time getting in and out of the water without assistance. Overall it was ok - I just wish they would invest a little and spruce things up. We loved the location as there were many mini malls to choose to go to - but if you don't like being around lots of college kids this is also not the place for you to stay as University of South Fl is within walking distance. So all in all for the internet price we paid for the room and the breakfast I really can not complain, but, we will probably stay somewhere different next time we are in Tampa.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

I was in tampa for a job interview and I stayed 3 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean. I felt at home and would be glad to visit again. The parking lot was nice and smooth and Fridays was in the same parking lot. I am so happy I decided to stop at the clarion and its down the street from bush gardens.

Room Tip: I loved being close to the pool
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hollywood, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

We always travel to Tampa once a month for business and we stay overnight in just any Hotel that is close to where we are at. But on this trip I decided to change the Hotel and choose Clarion. I am soo happy I did. This Hotel is close to everything. The rooms are great, they also have a great continental breakfast,great staff very friendly and helpful. I will definetly recomend this Hotel and I will be using this hotel for all my trips from now on.

Room Tip: Room facing the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vero Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

if you have kids and they love to swim they will love this hotel the staff are always friendly and very helpful, and they have a great hot and cold breakfast..... its a must stay if your in the tampa area

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

We booked this without looking at the Tripadvisor reviews, BIG MISTAKE. The Choicehotels.com web site looks good, and indeed the hotel looks nice when you pull up. You enter the lobby and think you have won the jackpot because the price was so low. Then on your way to the room you go past the pool and you are certain you have reached the ultimate nirvana.

Until you open the door to the room.

UGH

The rooms have not been updated since the cavemen built them. Everything is OLD, carpet, bathroom, even the TV. To top it off our maid just swapped towels and did not clean or vacuum.

Breakfast requires tickets, which is OK but you cannot even serve yourself. This causes waste, if you get more than you want or hard feelings if you cannot get enough.

I will not stay here again.

Room Tip: Go to another hotel
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Room next to us had axe marks in the door. Felt very unsafe, tramps hanging around. . First room had no lights working and when tried to plug a plug into socket sparks came out! Shower curtain rail was hanging out of wall. Big gap under door. Stank of mould and towels smelt of chip fat. Would not take my shoes off. Very noisy air conditioning unit. Bug bites all over me when we left in the morning. Barely slept due to police sirens and noisy people outside. You can see a trailer for this hotel on the film Vacancy. Do not BOOK this hotel. Not a safe place to stay.

Room Tip: do not stay here
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Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 162 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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