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Clarion Inn University Plaza
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All reviewshigh schoolfive yearsroad constructionout of staterecently stayed herefriday nightbeds were comfortablepool area isbreakfast buffetfamily reunionwould stay here againvery nice hotelgreat place to staygrainbenlearyroxy
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

I enjoy the casual atmosphere, the menu (especially the appetizer - Cajun shrimp wrapped Bacon - singularly is enough to keep me coming back), and the convenience of the specific location in Cedar Falls right in the middle of everything - yet only a couple of blocks off the highway. Fun time.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your feedback and our restaurant Against the Grain! We are so pleased you would recommend our Bacon Wrapped Cajun Shrimp! Thanks again for your business and we hope to see you very soon!

Tony Cruz

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We went to the Wine and Tunes event last night at Clarion Hotel Against the Grain Bar and it was fabulous! Awesome service, drink, food, and music and the event was very well attended! The presentation of the food was very top notch! Hat's off to the Chef and team in the kitchen. Loved the new decor too. I will definitely go again and bring more friends.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Patti M
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Tony C, Regional Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Thank you for the wonderful response in reference to your experience at Against the Grain in The Clarion Inn!
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our wine and tunes night. As we strive to meet each guest’s expectations, it is feedback like yours, which allows us to set new initiatives for customer service and take pride in our customer service and accommodations. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back for a drink again soon.

Tony Cruz
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

I stay here quite a bit. Probably about five times per year. The one thing that I do miss is the hot tub. They have a great pool but tonight for example it is supposed to be 15 below zero. It would sure be nice to spend some time in the hot tub.

Room Tip: some rooms are pretty small.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Thank DefinitelynotDan
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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. Our plan is to have the hot tub placed into the pool deck as we continue our remodeling process. Hope to see you soon again.

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

The room was very nice. There was an attractive entrance and atrium area around the indoor pool. The restaurant's food was also good though the menu was a little limited. I wish that they would have offered a free breakfast buffet with rather than having to order off of a menu and wait to be served.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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neil s, Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Only window looks into hallway. Some rooms allow a bit more light, but many are tucked away and dark. I asked for a second floor room and they gave me some excuse about none of them being cleaned (even though the hotel was about 20% full). The only other choice was an equally dark room. Website advertises hot tub but there is none. Wifi isn't very good and it goes in and out/ constantly returns to login screen and wants to upsell you on the next faster level from free access. You hear everything in the hallway (probably due to windows). If you can't stand noise I wouldn't recommend this place.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Thank sethreaux
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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We apologize for the noise level on that weekend and will try harder to control those situations.

Sincerely,

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