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Clarion Hotel
Ranked #18 of 21 Hotels in Portland
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Staying here was a pleasant experience. The front desk staff was extremely freindly and helpful. We arrived late and left early so we didn't have a chance to try the breakfast. Room was clean. Wireless internet worked well. This location was convenient, a very short walk to the Amtrak station.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

This is the best deal I ever scored via Priceline. The hotel staff is amazing. Very friendly, helpfull and time for just talking about the holidays. The location of the hotel is just perfect. 8 minutes by car to downtown Porland for a price none of the downtown hotels can offer you. Our bed was very comfortable and rooms are spacious and clean. Decor is a bit dated but that is about it. For the price we payed this was a smashing deal. We did not have breakfast in the hotel but they seem to have an extensive selection for just $8.95. We did use the gym and the first time we went the treadmills were not working. The day after the problem was fixed. This hotel has such a great staff. Thanks guys for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is a standard mid-range hotel. It could use better housekeeping (the elevator was consistently dirty). The bathroom was not sanitized as noted by the stains on the toilet seat. I heard every voice, luggage being rolled, and door being opened through out the night. This hotel is not close to anything you'll want to do in Portland (but is right off the highway if you're just driving thru) and is cheap if booked thru a 3rd party (priceline or hotwire). I would not recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

I came here for an intimate night with my wife. We've come a few times because we can bring our dogs and it's pretty cheap. This place is not quiet though, unfortunately. The latest time we stayed there was loud noisy people until about 4am running around on our floor.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

As tourists in Portland with a car, we chose the Clarion to save money. You should be aware it's way too far to walk if you want to eat and shop downtown, unless you like long walks through sketchy areas. Was really expecting worse, based on some past reviews, so we were relieved to find a pretty nice hotel. That said, some of the other guests were a little rough around the edges, but most were regular folks like us.

We stayed in late October for $62/night (AAA rate.) Check-in went smoothly- Our friends had a 2 queen room on 4th floor facing east which had a nice view of the city. Our king room #309 was updated, well-appointed, included executive desk & chair, upholstered chair & ottoman, comfortable king bed, large flat screen TV, micro & frig. Very clean. Bathroom on the small side. Tile grout in tub needs some TLC.

The indoor pool and Jacuzzi looked a little worn out. Nice bar and breakfast area. No complimentary breakfast- the buffet costs $8.95 and looked pretty good- didn’t try it. Airport just across the river, so we expected to hear planes all day and night. Only noticed a few- not bothersome at all.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed here the night before leaving for home after a 10 day trip. I prefer Choice hotels when possible, as standards are high, prices reasonable, and they are usually very accomodating. The description of this one a little misleading as it is NOT at the airport. It was a very few minutes from there, so was not a problem.

They came and picked us up at our rental car return, and were ready to take us for our very early flight. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and very accomodating staff.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I have stayed at this property several times and never have been disappointed. I enjoy not leaving the hotel and sitting, chatting with Shawn the bartender while having a bite to eat. Very comfortable and clean rooms. Might be a little pricey in peak season.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel

Address: 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2129
Region: United States > Maine > Portland
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 Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Portland
#4 Green Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £56 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Hotel is a full service hotel located just 5 minutes from downtown Portland, Maine. The hotel offers a dining room, lounge, business center, pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, on-site laundry. We pride ourselves on offering exemplary products and service to all our guests. ... more   less 
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Clarion Hotel Portland, Maine
Clarion Portland
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