I have never smelled such horrible water coming out of a tap as I did at this hotel, but the coffee was the best of all the Choicepoints we visited this vacation. Go figure!
This is an older, rehabbed hotel with additional drive-up motel rooms. Navigating through it was like trying to figure one's way out of a maze. We were pleasantly surprised by the microwave and fridge in the room, which were not mentioned in the booking description. The central pool area is surrounded by double decker hotel rooms and has a vintage California feel, which is kind of charming. Nice wooden barroom. Did not like having to pay $5.30 per person for a breakfast which was not substantially different than what other Choicepoint hotels offer for free.
Entering and leaving the hotel parking lot was difficult, namely because West 8th Street is way too built up; the traffic is terrible. That being said, this hotel was only a block away from stunning Presque Isle State Park.
- 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