- Social gatherings
- Customer service
Clarion hotel positions itself as a place that maximizes the quality of social gathering. It provides the meeting space, catering, restaurant, bar and social atmosphere perfect to meet up in person for business or social occasions.
The hotel's specialty is its meeting space accommodations for business purposes. Offered are the following amenities for business travelers:
- meeting spaces have convenient and affordable accommodations
- offers rooms for events with catering, food and beverage
Guests can make the most of their time with friends, family and colleagues with Clarion's list of amenities, including:
- Meeting space with catering
- Lounge with at least beer and wine
- Pick-up meal service
- Streamlined menu of a.m. and p.m. meals
A cool aspect of being a guest with Clarion is their on-demand customer service.
- a restaurant
- room service
- fitness center
- 24-hour business center
- well-appointed room with soft bedding, large desk and ergonomic chair
- an approachable atmosphere with affordable rates
- a cooperative staff
- Dated rooms
Guests are thankful the staff is so cooperative, but the hotel is beginning to show its age. In some cases, the rooms are extremely dated and even stained. (We're talking peach and tan colored walls, gold and cream colored dressers, popcorn ceilings, and green tile in the bathroom with stains).
- pool area is basic
- the fitness room is subpar with broken equipment
- the arcade has only 5 games
- a very old elevator
At best, Clarion is okay, adequate and clean for an overnight stay. For the low budget price, people generally are willing to overlook any of the hotel's deficiencies.
If customers are traveling with pets, chances are Clarion won't take them-since being pet-friendly is not promoted on the Clarion website.
However, Choice Hotels International (which Clarion is a subsidiary of) generally offers a list of their pet-friendly hotels. To find a specific Clarion hotel that may accommodate pets, one has to search the Choice Hotel.com website under the category 'pet-friendly hotels.'
Also to be noted is that promoted amenities are typical at most United States hotels but not guaranteed. Additionally, amenities will vary at International locations.
The Bottom Line
As a midscale full-service hotel offering food and beverage and meeting space amenities, Clarion is a nationally recognized brand serving a need in the "gatherings" marketplace which, according to their website, is not filled by any other hotel brand today.
The main selling points are its on-demand services and meeting spaces with convenient and affordable accommodations. For the low budget price, people generally are willing to overlook any of the hotel's deficiencies.