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Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Charlottesville,VA
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable,Convenient”
Reviewed 31 May 2011

Was at Iowa City for the Graduation of Grandaughter and Grandauther. Found the Highlander convenient, and a good place to hang out. The breakfast were very good. The food in the Bar was a good value and very good. The front desk was helpful and friendly
No problems. Recommend.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

We were there for a family birthday 4 families in all. We had to call the front desk each afternoon to request that our rooms be cleaned. One of the mornings we were informed that the breakfast had been canceled. Only to find out the next day that it was not, they just had not gotten it ready. After two weeks we are still waiting for the manager to correct the credit card charges that were done incorrectly.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Davenport, IA
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2010

Early arrival (around 12noon) but room was ready and no hassle in checking in. The room was clean. It was facing the swimming pool area, so the smell of chlorine was pretty strong, but it wasn't a big problem. The room was spacious, and I appreciated the recliner. Wi-fi Internet was easy to access and quick. Staff was friendly. I wish they would upgrade their TV to a newer-model flat screen LCD or LED. Other than that, it was a good room to stay in.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Thank Joe_Martin516
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2010

Room was dated and stunk. The hallway actually made me gag it smelled so bad I couldn't stand it. There was a dog barking in the room next to us keeping our 9 month old awake, not to mention the owner spilled dog food everywhere (outside and in the hall) and didn't clean it up. Went to eat but the in hotel resturant didn't it didn't exist. Bed was awful, only got 2 hours of sleep that night and even though it was like 45 out, the room wouldn't cool off. Shower was very dirty and gross, although the shower head was nice. Just a very outdated hotel and for the money it was a total waste. The fresh baked cookies at the front desk were the only good thing besides the shower head. Pillows were like "mini" pillows! what the heck were they?? Would Never stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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, Manager at Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center, responded to this review, 22 November 2010
Thank you for taking the time to inform me of your stay. I appreciate all comments. I apologize to you that we failed to meet your expections. Please accept my apology on behalf of myself and staff. I would like to personally thank you, and apologize if you would like to contact me. My phone is 319.354.2000. I am using your comments to share with my staff this week at our meeting. I would like to invite you back so you can see your comments made a difference.
Respectfully,
Joe Jordison
General Manager
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Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2010

I won't fault the housekeeping staff because the linens and towels were spotless and tidy, however this hotel is older and showing its age. It must have been beautiful at one time, but is showing it's age and lack of maintenance. Staff was friendly and breakfast was good. All in all I have to say that probably this place is way understaffed for cleaning . The halls, carpet in the room and pool area were very, very dirty and our hall reeked horribly of smoke. I PROBABLY ?? would stay here again, but I hope they are able to afford more housekeeping staff for the public areas .

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2010

We were traveling with a dog, so places are a bit limited. The hot tub only had 1 jet running in it and another guest who stays here more regularly said it's been like tht for a year! The restaurant was awful, the bathtub was really icky and there was mold on the ceiling.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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San Diego
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2009

We had a high school reunion here and it has been flawless.

We started with a buffet which was good and plentiful. The breakfast choices more than ever. Fruit,cereal, breads, a burrito, eggs, good coffee, even bisquits and gravy - (but not our thing.)

It's a bit out of the way to find but just off of the interstate 80 two blocks or so. The rates are reasonable to the point of, "better hurry before they are out of business" they are so cheap for what you get.

They have a great appearing pool - but we didn't use it.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank dgriff
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Additional Information about Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center

Property: Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 2525 N Dodge St, Iowa City, IA 52245-9556 (Formerly Quality Inn Highlander Conference)
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Region: United States > Iowa > Iowa City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Iowa City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Highlander Hotel and Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located off Interstate 80, the Clarion Hotel® Highlander Conference Center hotel is less than four miles from the University of Iowa. Local points of interest like the Carver-Hawkeye Arena multipurpose venue, the North Dodge Athletic Club and Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark are all just minutes away from this Iowa City, IA hotel. ... more   less 
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