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“Marco Polo till the wee hours of the morning!!!”

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Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center
Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Frederick
Cecil County, MD
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Marco Polo till the wee hours of the morning!!!”
Reviewed 14 May 2011

3 Star? I think not!!!!!

Very NOT recommended for any type of relaxation, you will get no sleep. The pool noise is so loud that I might as well have my door open....Can see the light from the Holidome pool area under my poolside door. Not that it's a huge deal but no complimentary breakfast and the the TV is an old RCA 20" tube TV.

Continual screaming!!!!!! Pool closes at 11pm, which is late as it is...but it is unofficially open until the early morning!!!!! Friday night not so bad...Saturday was unbearable!!!!

THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A 3 STAR HOTEL!!!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

I booked a room at the hotel via Priceline. Convenient to get to of I270, next to the mall and plenty of places to eat. Its got kind of a wild layout but was quiet and clean. The pool/game area I thought was pretty cute and would be ideal for families although if real busy, not sure I'd want a room in that area as I'd imagine it could get a little noisy (note: not a sole around when I was there). My room was on the backside..not sure why so far away (could be the opaque rooms are there and other rooms available through direct reservation with Holiday Inn). Room was large and clean. Bed was comfortable. The furniture is old/dated but the room cam with a microwave and fridge. Everything was in working order. Shower was great! Free WiFi worked fine. I would note that there was some vehicle noise (tractor trailers warmin up etc,) so depeneding on the kind of sleeper you are, you may want to request a different location. Staff was lovely. Breakfast Buffet was OK...my only comment there is that I have had the same options for free at other hotels so may be something for them to consider. For the price I payed, it was great.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled solo
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FredInn1, Sales Coordinator at Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, responded to this review, 15 February 2011
On behalf of the staff and management of the Holiday Inn Frederick, we would like to thank you for staying with us. Our guest's satisfaction is important to us and we appreciate your feedback on your stay. We are looking forward to having you stay with us again. Thank You!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

The room itself was fine, though unimpressive. The bed was comfortable, the TV old but functional. However, the temperature in the room seemed independent of what I set the thermostat at -- the heat came on during the day and cooled off at night, regardless of whether I turned it up or down at other times.

The buffet breakfast was the same every morning, which gets pretty depressing if you're there for a week. The waitstaff was nice, but that didn't make up for the overcooked scrambled eggs, dry potatoes, and crumbly pancakes. And with the service charge and included gratuity, it came to $17.50 for something I wouldn't have paid more than $5 for anywhere else.

The hotel bar & grille was a bright spot; the bartender was very friendly and helpful and the food was quite good.

The wireless internet was unreliable and even unavailable in some areas of the hotel. One evening the TV cable was down entirely.

The "Fitness Center" was a joke. Three treadmills, all of which seemed in disrepair (I watched a person try all three and then give up and leave) and one sad elliptical machine with a very short and squeaky stride. Oh, and it was 80 degrees, humid, and smelled of chlorine because it was right next to the pool and there was no ventilation. There was no way to clean the equipment after use (no spray or even hand sanitizer) and the water cooler wasn't even plugged in, so the water was warm. Ew.

I was there during a snowstorm, and their attempt at plowing the parking lot was laughable.

The hotel is in a good location for stores and restaurants, but there are many others in the same quarter mile area. I'll be trying a different one next time I go to Frederick.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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FredInn1, Sales Coordinator at Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, responded to this review, 15 February 2011
On behalf of the staff and management of the Holiday Inn Frederick we would like to apologize for not living up to your expectations. Our guest's satisfaction is important to us and we wish to thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future.
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

I booked this hotel through “HOTWIRE HOT RATE” at $333.21 for 3 nights. It was advertised as“restaurant on premises” and “3 star” accommodation. On Nov 14th I arrived at an empty (250 rooms w/maybe 10% occupancy) 1970-80’s era facility that sprawls at least an acre under one roof (old convention center with conference rooms, indoor pool, kids play areas, and lots of large common spaces with tables – all TOTALLY EMPTY ). I planned to have dinner at the restaurant but was told it was closed .The assigned room was on a peripheral hallway (accessed via long empty corridors and metal doors) that looked on a hall with about 40 doors to rooms. It was isolated, the carpet and halls worn, and there was a strong dog odor. The room was dingy and adjacent to a very large, empty, and poorly lit parking lot. Not a 3 star hotel!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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FredInn1, Sales Coordinator at Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, responded to this review, 15 February 2011
On behalf of the staff and management of the Holiday Inn Frederick we would like to apologize for not meeting your expectations. Our guest's satisfaction is very important to us and we appreciate you bringing these matters to our attention. We hope that you will stay with us in future.
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 8 November 2010

Very nice place to stay, service was very good. .Shopping and restaurants close by

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Federick
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

I was in the Frederick to visit Civil War Battlefields. This was an excellent hotel to stay in the Frederick area. It was close to major roads to reach these battlefields and also close to downtown. Although located in the mall area of Frederick it was very quiet. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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FredInn1, Manager at Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, responded to this review, 19 October 2010
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel online! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our location and found it convenient to the many historic areas of Frederick as well as the Francis Scott Key Mall. Thanks for choosing us; we hope to see you again soon!

Regards,
Pamela Stoeffler
Sales Coordinator
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
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Reviewed 6 August 2010

This is an older Holiday Inn with the old Holidome atrium. It looks like it has been updates, and was very well kept and clean. Staff was friendly, and the restaurant was good. My first thought when I saw the indoor pool area with games and a putt-putt course was that it would be a good place to bring kids. When I turned on the TV, however, the first thing I heard was "would you like to add a little spice to your stay? Then go ahead and spice it up." I know it is supposed to be normal these days to mix a pornography distribution effort with family vacationing spots, but I just can't get used to it.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center
Address: 5400 Holiday Dr, Md, Frederick, MD 21703-8472 (Formerly Holiday Inn Frederick Hotel & Conference Center)
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Region: United States > Maryland > Frederick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 22 Hotels in Frederick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center! We are conveniently located at the intersection of I-270 and Route 85 at the Francis Scott Key Mall. Our central location to historic downtown Frederick, Washington DC and Baltimore makes for an easy drive to any local area attraction or businesses.We are just minutes away from local attractions including Fort Detrick, Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick Keys, Adventure Park, Hood College and more! Are you in town for business? We are located near several companies including State Farm, Allegheny Power, Lockheed Martin, Landmark Aviation, Bechtel, BP Solar and FKI Logistix to just name a few.This Frederick Hotel offers 155 beautifully appointed guest rooms. Our rooms offer the new Simply Smart bedding collection, complimentary high speed wireless internet access and all the conveniences of home. Dine in our 5400 Market Place Restaurant where kids 12 and under eat free*. Our indoor recreation center features a pool, sauna, miniature golf, games, fitness center, business center and more! Planning an event? We have over 13,000 Sq Ft of event space. Our experience staff will help you plan your next meeting, wedding or event. We offer catering and equipment rental.The Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center is the perfect hotel for your business or leisure travels. We are also pet friendly! Make your reservation today! *Only with the purchase of an Adult Meal ... more   less 
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