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“Not great, but nice staff” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Clarion Hotel
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Portland
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Camden, South Carolina
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not great, but nice staff”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stayed here for the price. Arrived late to airport and driving north next morning so just needed a bed. Close to airport but very hard to find. Even when you see the sign from a distance, it disappears and you can't find the hotel! The hotel sorely needs a renovation. The staff we ran into were very nice, accommodating, and helpful, I.e., the front desk and the bartender!
Worst thing : our bathroom smells like a stale urinal and breakfast not included. Would not return here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank CamdenVol
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Concord, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed for a night with my wife for an excursion to Portland. Compared to the price of the hotels downtown. This served it's purpose. I can't see paying 300+ a night. If you're in Portland..you won't be sitting in your hotel room that much. The Clarion was ok. Not great by any means but ok. Could use a reno. And maybe a sign on the side of the road actually telling where it is. It's kind of tucked away. Adequate and budget friendly. Don't bother eating there. There's far too many restaurants to pass up downtown.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rockport, Maine
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40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I had read a number of reviews on this hotel and was a little upset that I received this one as my "bid". But the deal was right so we went. We are familiar with the Portland, but if you are from out of town, it is tucked away behind the mobile station and a little hard to find. When we arrived we were greeted by the desk clerk who was so busy, the phone wouldn't stop ringing. He immediately stopped what he was doing to greet us and get us checked in. The room was a good size and clean and honestly that is what was important to us. The bathroom floor was new and you could tell they are doing a lot of renovations on the hotel. I cannot speak to the other amenities, but if you are looking for a reasonably priced room that is clean, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank mswinston
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SE NH
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Great Hotel in Portland Maine...walk to DownEaster AMTRAK and Concord Bus Lines; inexpensive taxi (ABC; Patrick) to the Old Port and Casco Bay. Stayed many, many times in winter and spring. Great price...nicely appointed rooms....many amenities (pool, breakfast/lunch, etc). Great staff....very accommodating. A pleasant experience...

Jeff_of_NH (aka Dodge_charger_43)

Room Tip: all good....all good rooms... hey take the 5:05AM Casco Bay Ferry mail run!!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jeff_NH
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Middleburg, Florida
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60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nothing fancy, seemed a little pricey, but had great service and brought up an air mattress for my son. Had 2 double beds. A/C unit was wall unit and pretty loud when cycled on. No airport noise noted. Stayed one night.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MILITARYTRAVELER37
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

When my dad was a ICU patient at Maine Medical, they referred us to the Clarion. The staff, especially Mary at the front desk and the waitstaff at breakfast were just the best.

We will be coming back, but next time without the hospital excitement.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank BT80209
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D'Iberville, Mississippi
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109 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

This hotel was filthy inside and out. There was dirt built up in the corners in the bathroom and the windows were dirty. The hallways and elevator were also dirty, not sure if they ever vacuumed them. One elevator did not work at all and the other didn't go to the 5th floor for over a day. At 69 years old I sure didn't feel like using the the steps.

The breakfast was disgusting. There was not one thing in the buffet that was eatable except for some fruit.

The maids all wore some sort of native garb with head shawls and you didn't know who the were wandering the hallways until i asked.

Room Tip: Save yourself disappointment and don't book a room there
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank NormS579
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel

Property: Clarion Hotel
Address: 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
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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:
#3 Green Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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