We booked our stay through Priceline... What a mistake.. After a lengthy walk in the dark parking lot just to reach the building, we had to go up outside stairs and then through a poorly lighted, dirty inner hallway. Upon finding our room, we opened the door to find every light on and large leftover material in the commode, need I say more. So, I called downstairs to make sure that we weren't staying in a room where someone was already booked. The front desk sent a driver to deliver us a key to another room. Let's see here... peeling wallpaper, we could repeat every word of the conversation next door, the carpet smelled musty and old, the lamp looked like it was corroding. You can always tell how classy a place is when they itemize the cost of each linen, towel, and the alarm clock for you and place it on the commode. Seriously, do people steal alarm clocks? I thought we had apps for that now. We didn't even bring in our luggage, rather, we went to the car and pulled out only the items that we needed. The next morning, I go to check out and get to enjoy listening to the patron ahead of me repeatedly use profane language over the house phone. I made the staff aware of all of this and their reply was, sorry you booked on priceline so we cannot do anything about it. There is no possible way that the room we stayed in was two and half stars. As a final highlight, we stopped by the lobby/restaurant bathrooms on the way out before leaving. My husband says,"What color were the toilets in the ladies room?" Apparently, the ladies hideous pink/rose toilets are meant to compliment the men's room of dark brown ones.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bel-Aire Clarion is a full-service, locally owned hotel that offers conference rooms and banquet space to accommodate up to 360 people. We have 131 guest rooms, which includes four suites and a parlor. Our hotel facilities comprise an exercise room, a sauna, an indoor atrium pool, and Jacuzzi. We offer off property catering and in-house dining. Maxi's Restaurant offers a daily full hot breakfast buffet day and is open for dinner Sunday-Saturday. There are nightly drink specials and an increasing number of celebrity bartending events. We also own another Choice Hotels property, Comfort Inn Presque Isle, less than a mile from the Clarion. Our Comfort Inn has 100 guest rooms, especially to assist with large overnight groups.We are half a mile from Waldameer Amusement Park and Waterworld and a mile from the beaches of Presque Isle. Presque Isle boasts seventeen miles of beaches and biking and walking trails. The Millcreek Mall, fourth largest mall in America, is a quick shuttle or car ride from our hotel.Our location provides us with being the gateway to Erie's main attractions: Presque isle, downtown, and the Millcreek Mall.Bel-Aire Clarion opened in 1961, giving us over 50 years in business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Erie
- Clarion Erie
- Erie Clarion