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“Lovely Hotel with amenities that hard to find in a town this size” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Columbus
Chicago
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel with amenities that hard to find in a town this size”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Great to find a full-service Holiday Inn that has been lovingly maintained and updated, with many amenities (like a full-service restaurant and bar) that are often hard to find in smaller towns these days. I loved the period decor and the informative history found in the room binders. Great pool and game area. Family friendly, but also very clean, modern rooms for business travelers. Restaurant was great with good food and service. Proof that an older hotel can be better than newer, stripped-down, generic hotels, if maintained and invested in, rather than rundown and drained of every penny.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tulip012
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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93 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

Stayed one night at this hotel. Bed was comfortable, as were the pillows. Room was quiet. Temperature control for room was satisfactory. Bathroom was roomy enough. Caulking around tub, toilet, and sink was not professionally neat, but rather more like what I would do; a little sloppy. Breakfast was not free, though I was given a gratis card good for two breakfasts. Coffee was acceptable, though not great. Breakfast selection was limited, though satisfactory.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RLNielsen
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We have stayed at this hotel for several years. It's close-by and a great escape from the Winter blues for my family. We have celebrated 3 birthday parties here & one New Year's celebration. We recently stayed here with our good friends for our annual Christmas get together. We were so disappointed this time! We were having a terrific time playing board games and our kids swimming. Then the manager approaches us and starts warning us to make sure our kids don't "horse around". I assured her out kids don't do that...she just kept going on and on. Frankly, I was offended & she was very rude. Our kids hadn't even done anything. The FINAL straw was at 10:00pm ALL of the management tells EVERYONE that we need to leave and go back to our rooms! We weren't even allowed to stay in the lobby to talk! Ridiculous! We were so bummed. So be prepared to shut down your fun at 10:00pm sharp. Not worth my money...won't be returning!!! Such a shame!!!

Room Tip: We always stay in the tower on the top floor. We booked connecting rooms. Nice, comfy bed.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Suntaned4life
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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284 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

The Holiday inn in Columbus is a terrific place to take your kids or grandchildren for a fun day in the pool. The area where the pool, pool tables, ping pong tables and hot tub is in the older part of the hotel. However although it is older it is fairly well maintained. This hotel is located right off highway 65 and is easy to get to and get out of.

The staff continually put out fresh clean pool towels and picked up the old towels as the kids would leave them. Most places you have to look for towels or ask for them. This Holiday inn certainly catered to the guests that wanted to take their kids and grandchildren for a warm pool break in the middle of winter.

The pool area was well maintained as was the hot tub. The rooms were nice and clean with a flat screen television.

Staff was attentive and friendly and the kids really had a great time going from the pool to the hot tub and to the game rooms. Everthing was located in one place and it is easy to keep track of your kids.

Room Tip: If you really want to be close to the pool they do have rooms right in the pool area that were all o...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Joseph T
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights.

The staff were all very helpful and friendly - they could not do enough for us. And they were so knowledgable and proud of their town - gave us lots of good advice on how to get around and where to shop.

The resaurant was very good and the breakfasts were delicious - I especially liked the waffles which were served on the Sunday morning.

The rooms were clean and comfortable and the view from the balcony over the countryside was lovely.

The hotel is very conveniently located near shops and a chemist as well as different eateries.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Monica M
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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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236 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

On the outside this is an attractive motel. But the room we were given was in the back and was reminiscent of a much older motel. Ice machine didn't work on our floor so we had to go to another. Rooms are dark. They just don't put enough lighting in rooms nowadays.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JC82010
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

We spent the night here while traveling. We arrived late and left easy so take from this review what you will. Great location, easy on and off of the freeway. The place is near a bunch of things, wal mart, sams club, Starbucks, gas stations etc. The room was clean and quiet. The bathroom was bit dated but I booked the room on Priceline for $40 so no complaints. For my money it was well worth the stay,I would have easily paid $75 for the night.

Room Tip: Tower rooms seemed to be newer.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 4babygirls
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel and Conference Center

Property: Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 2480 W Jonathan Moore Pike, I-65 at Iindiana 46, Columbus, IN 47201-9254 (Formerly Holiday Inn Columbus)
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Region: United States > Indiana > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 253
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Columbus Hotel Columbus
Columbus Holiday Inn

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