In August we came up here to do the Presque Isle triathlon. Our family of five just needed a hotel room for one night and this hotel was in a great location for the race. It even had room service for some pre-race fuel. The five of us fit fine in one room. The bathroom light flickered like crazy and one of the menus in the room had some smart mouth kid graffiti all over it. Had to throw that away! The staff was incredibly nice with my requests for rooms at late notice. But the walls were so thin that our noisy jocular neighbors kept me awake. I was nervous enough about the race and almost (but didn't) call the front desk.
Breakfast was $5 (free for my 4 yr old) and all you can eat but the offerings were very standard. Eggs, bacon, cereal. Coffee, juice. Bread offerings seemed a little sad. My kids loved the malty waffles!
Truly this hotel is located really close to PI attractions but it is definitively really "well used." I know it's really a home base for people visiting PI and doing outdoorsy things, and that means you don't invest in fine linens but I think you can do outdoors-friendly and still have a clean updated look.
We did not use the pool but it looked nice.
- 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