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Select Inn
Ranked #49 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nice Lobby but...”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

I travel a lot in the southeast US and La Quinta is the hotel of choice, but I couldn't find one at this stop so I booked this Clarion. I don't know if they're all the same but once you get past the rather plush lobby, these rooms are just smaller, cheaper La Q rooms.

The bathroom had old ceramic squares floor and small plastic sink area crammed with towel holder, hair dryer etc. The calking around the tub enclosure was cracked and peeling. The wide screen TV was okay but no HD signal defeated the purpose. When I had to do some quick video edits on my laptop, I realized how much I take for granted La Quinta's large work desk and multi plug-in strip. This desk was tiny and cheap with one outlet. I had to unplug the lamp to plug in the video camera.

One notable exception was the pillows. They were not too hard, not too soft, just right. But for $75/night, Clarion is in the upper range of La Q's and frankly, I don't see how this one justifies it.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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jsully11, Director of Sales at Select Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
We all thank you very much for your comments and wish that you enjoyed a whole lot more than our beautiful lobby during your visit. Your comments were reviewed by our ownership, management and our entire staff at our staff meeting and we promise to make your next stay much more enjoyable.
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

Everyone was so nice and hospitable. The room was clean and just what we needed for the night. We liked the location and breakfast was good. It was a good deal all around!

  • Stayed February 2012
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jsully11, Director of Sales at Select Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
We appreciate all of your very nice comments about our Clarion Hotel and the staff that we are so proud of. We strive for that Good Ole Southern Hospitality. We love our friends from Canada and have many visitors from Canada each year. Please stop by the desk and say hello during your next visit with us.
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Our room was very clean, service great. The hotel clerk had baked cookies and filled a display case, great touch, fabulous cookies. Continental breakfast very good, included hot items. We will return every trip through to Florida and back to Ontario.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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jsully11, Director of Sales at Select Inn, responded to this review, 21 August 2012
Thank you for all of your kind words and we love to review these comments with our entire staff. Please stop by and say hello when you make your next trip to Florida and back.
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Athens, Ga
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2011

We stopped for the night on Oct. 25, 2011. It was our first stop at this hotel, about 10:15 PM, We checked in and showered to get a good nights sleep. While in the shower I noticed severel places in the tile grout that had mold in it (6 or more). when I reached to get a towel, a wash cloth fell offand it was relly dingy & stained badly..We were so tired that my husband said we would show it to management in the morning.we went to bed.They desperately needed fabric softner. The sheets were extremely rough. At check-out my husband ask for the manager & was told they weren't there, he showed the wash cloth to front desk & was told they didn't know how it got there, he mentioned the mold & mildew & they didn't appear to be the least bit concerned. No apology or anything.. We were appalled at the disinterest of the hotel staff.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2011

I stay at this hotel every UT game. The hotel is 5 miles from the University of Tennessee. The lobby is very nice, the check in is fast, rooms are clean, not fancy but not run down, breakfast is good, location is great because at this exit there is Starbucks, Cracker Barrel, Waffle House, Red Lobster, Outback Steak House, El Chico, Hooters, and lots more. Pool is nice too .

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Illinois
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Stayed one night at the Clarion Inn on I-75 at Exit 108 while moving our son to college. Hotel was convenient to I-75 and several restaurants in area. Breakfast was good, with typical cereals, bagels, etc., and had make-your-own waffles, boiled eggs and biscuits and gravy. The room was adequate, clean and confortable. A minor inconvenience was a couple of electrical outlets that didn't work - made it difficult to charge cell phones and such, but since we didn't mention it to the desk they may not know to fix it. We just needed a place to stay for the night and this was a great choice. We were able to use a coupon from one of those hotel magazines we had picked up and got a rate of $60 for 3 people on a Friday night (it was $70 with tax). Had an outdoor pool that looked nice but we didn't use. There are several other hotels in the area so you have quite a choice, but I would recomend this to anyone needing a place for the night.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

I have stayed here for youth football tournements for the past 3 years. and all I can say is that for $60 a night plus taxes, what else do you expect. i have been fortune enough to report my beds has always been bug free. and plenty hot water for a shower. on the downside the carpet is filthy, and they need to steam clean it or replace it. my sons socks became black from walking in the hallways on the carpet.
service is non-exsitant, but we never need it. continental breakfast was nice, cold cereal
juices and the delicious self made mini waffles. rooms also have a mini fridge, and microwave in some.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Select Inn
Address: 5634 Merchants Center Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37912-3459 (Formerly Clarion Inn Knoxville)
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Knoxville
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #49 of 86 Hotels in Knoxville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Select Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 123
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