I was impressed with the Clarion Hotel the moment I walked through the doors and entered the spacious lobby. Nothing like most hotels in this price range. It was especially nice having the lemon-aid dispenser. On the desk was a basket of fresh fruit available to guests. The girl who checked us in was very friendly and thorough, pointing out all the features of the hotel and reminding us of the complimentary breakfast.
The room was clean and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. I was able to use the business center and print a map of where we had to go the next day. We did not use the pool, so I can't comment on that.
The complimentary breakfast was one of the finest I have ever had in any hotel. Hot eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, waffles, and, best of all, cooked to order omelets! It was also in a regular restaurant area, instead of just a corner of the lobby.
There was one issue. A kids football team was staying right above us, and they got to running back and forth, which made quite a racket through our ceiling. One word to the front desk and the activity was immediately stopped.
I would definitely recommend the Cedar Rapids Clarion, and when I return to the Cedar Rapids area next spring, I will be staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center. Our hospitable Cedar Rapids hotel which is only 17 miles north of Coralville/Iowa City Exit, delivers spacious guestrooms and suites, attentive service, and many premium amenities to business travelers, family vacationers, and couples in search of a romantic getaway. A top-notch location puts shopping, dining, and entertainment options just a short drive away. Plus, we’re the closest full-service hotel to Eastern Iowa Airport (6 miles). One of the best features we offer our guests is the area's only full service hotel's Complimentary Hot Deluxe Breakfast which is prepared fresh daily by our Chef. Individuals or groups won't be forced to eat in a lobby, but rather they can relax in our restaurant which seats over 96 people, has flat screen TV and access to wireless. We are unique in that our facility offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Newly remodeled full service Synergy Restaurant & the 33rd Ave. Sports Bar & Grill are on site and open 7 days per week. We offer one of the area's largest swimming pool areas, with hot tub, and sauna. Our newly renovated Exercise room features all the newest equipment. Our 24 hour Business Center is enclosed for privacy and offers one of the area's only Blackberry Printing Stations for our guests. Our King Business & Queen Business rooms feature microwave/refrigerator, flat screen TV with premium channels including HBO,CNN, ESPN, Big Ten, & Fox News. There is also an in-room safe, lounge chair, and complimentary hi-speed internet (both wireless & wired) in the room. FEMA approved. Federal Government Rates Available. Group Rates available. Large Banquet/Convention space available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Cedar Rapids
- Clarion Hotel Cedar Rapids
- Cedar Rapids Clarion
- Clarion Hotel And Convention Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa