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Review of Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center

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Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Frederick
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“There are better places to stay very close by”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

I recently stayed with a wedding group that had arranged for a block of rooms at this hotel. The young lady at the front desk had an awful attitude, the overall condition of this old hotel (I am guessing 60's vintage, but redone) is only fair, the cost of the breakfast buffet incredibly does not include coffee or juice, but the waiter did not tell us this when we ordered, and the housekeeping is marginal. Strangely, there is a Holiday Inn Express in the same complex, and directions to the much larger hotel are poor. Many of the arriving guests mistakenly stopped at the more visible Express first. I would not stay here again, and do not recommend this hotel which seems to survive by booking conventions of government contractors and such.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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107 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

Normally I stay at budget motels but was here for a wedding, and it was very nice. They are pet friendly but there is an extra fee for pets. The front desk staff was exceptionally cordial upon check in, and the hotel also catered a dinner associated with the wedding, and the food was great. My room was very comfortable and there are large grassy areas in which to walk a dog if one is with you. Some relatives stayed in rooms that were poolside and those rooms were not as quiet as mine was (I was away from the pool area), but they liked being near the activities in the Holidome. The pool seemed very clean and well maintained, and there was a fitness room and saunas available also. We all enjoyed our stay here. No complaints. The children enjoyed the mini golf located in the Holidome also. And the shopping mall is right next door but we were occupied with the wedding festivities and didn't visit the mall. Macy's was right across from the hotel. We had breakfast at the buffet one day and it was delicious. Everything was fresh and well made. All in all a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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John E, General Manager at Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, responded to this review, 14 October 2011
Thank you very much for your remarks!! My staff and I work hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay with us and it is wonderful when a guest has a great stay and let's us know. Our hotel is convenient to alot of destinations with the area, and as you noted, is directly across from the mall making it very convenient for shopping and dining. I am glad that family members with children enjoyed the Holidome. We always try to place our gests in rooms that cater to their needs and family's truly enjoy the poolside locations. We look forward to having you stay with us should your travels bring you to the area in the future.
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Plain City, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Easy access from RTS 270/70 and 85. Next to Francis Scott Key mall and less than 10 minutes to Downtown restaurants. It had an active bar and the area it is in has many restaurants. The dining scene in Frederick is vibrant. The area is also about 20 minutes from historic Harper's Ferry. On check in the desk staff was friendly and helpful with accurate directions. The room on Priceline was less than $85 with tax, so it was a good deal. The room was clean as was the pool and spa area. We would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Brad S
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Centreville, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

Weekend conference at hotel led to many surprises and also friendly Holiday Inn consistency. This Conference Center is located beside a huge modern shopping center (Macys is across the street). The location gave access to many restaurants (as Red Robin) and an array of quick food stops. Barnes and Noble and a closing Borders were within a two minute drive. My Holiday Inn Priority Club check in was facilitated by a charming, experienced 22 year employee of the hotel who operated from a chair because of back issues. She explained the many options of the hotel as pointing out the business center accross from the desk and providing information on meals and the buffet breakfast (very tasty and reasonable at $10 a person--note coffee and juice were extra). The hotel is quite large so do follow the directions on where to park to enter your room or be prepared for some long walking exercise. My room was comfortable with a special mattress that really felt good! Had a problem with the TV control which guest services replaced within 5 minutes (pretty good considering the distance from the desk). The conference center rooms were convenient, well lighted and worked for our group. We had a catered lunch buffet which had a caesar salad and tasty chicken dish with accompanying salsa. The serving staff worked quickly to clear tables as needed. One aspect of the conference rooms I enjoyed was a modern waiting area with stuffed chairs and couches. It gave an opportunity for some sit down conversations to build upon the program events.

Room Tip: First floor access is plentiful but hotel is huge, so ask about driving and walking distances..
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robert F
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Colorado Springs
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763 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

Holidome tucked off the side of the highway with good access and a shopping mall nearby. Beds fairly comfortable; new towels. A/C works well.One free breakfast for Priority Club Members, but otherwise, pricey (except Military--free breakfast for all military!). Standard buffet breakfast (eggs, bacon, pancakes, cereal). Would be a great place for a family with kids--holidome area had ping pong, pool, etc. Nice lobby; friendly staff, decent sized rooms. Our room had double access--to hallway and Holidome. Noise carries in the 'Dome--but thankfully, not a lot of families here this time of year, so nice and quiet. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: During weekends or holidays, ask for a room on the exterior--noise from Holidome area very loud--so...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MaryKop
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Palos Heights, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2011

Discovered a cockroach on our first night stay and changed rooms only to discover a cockroach on the pillow. After being informed that the room would be turned upside down and sprayed--another cockroach was found on the floor. Also the ac did not seem to work very well. Would not return!!!

Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

This hotel is located in a convient area to shopping and dining which was nice. But the hotel itself could be better. They had NO elevators!!! I know they only have 2 floors, but when you are traveling with a handicapped person it makes it very difficult. The customer service there is nothing to brag about, they make you feel like you are bothering them. I did use the business center and it was nice, I really did not have time to try out many of their facilities. All in all I will stay somewhere else if I return to that area.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ItalianBella81
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Frederick Hotel Frederick
Holiday Inn Frederick Hotel And Conference Center
Frederick Holiday Inn

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