Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

3 stars
View map of 2701 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612

Hotel Overview

2.9 /5
Overall score
62%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3
The Clarion near Busch Gardens is just minutes from Tampa’s theme park. The property sits close to the pools and water slides at Adventure Island and the famous roller coaster, SheiKra at Busch Gardens. Kids enjoy themed suites with bunk beds and the hotel provides free transportation to and from nearby theme parks. The hotel is also situated close to the University of South Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center, Shriners Children Hospital and Veterans Hospital. Enjoy casual meals at TGI Fridays located next door.
Rooms

The hotel offers 406 guest rooms and a special Kidsuite (walk-in basis) with a partitioned area that houses a bunk bed, plus single bed and TV equipped with cable and HBO. Rooms with one king or two double beds include bathtub, in-room coffee maker and hairdryers by request. Free high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel.

Property features

Dive into the free-form outdoor pool or watch the kids delight in the Pirate Ship water park. The property offers a free full hot buffet breakfast, including eggs, bacon, sausage, cereal, toast, coffee, tea and juice. Find on-site dining options including TGI Fridays restaurant. The hotel has laundry facilities onsite, a business center and offers free transportation to and from nearby theme parks and hospitals. 

Highlights
  • Free full hot breakfast
  • Themed kid suites with bunk beds
  • Pirate ship water park
Nearby attractions
  • Busch Gardens
  • Adventure Island
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Florida Aquarium
  • Historic Ybor City (night clubs, movies, shopping, dining)
  • University of South Florida
  • Raymond James Stadium
  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • Gulf Coast Beaches
  • Disney World and many other Orlando attractions (about an hour)
Business
  • Business center
  • Conference and banquet facilities
Transportation
  • Free shuttle to and from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and nearby hospitals
  • Tampa International Airport (20 minutes)
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport (50 minutes)
Policies
  • Pets are allowed (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Exercise gym
Disco
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Iron

Hotel Map

28.0544 -82.4294
Nearby airports
TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, (TPA), 15.00, MI, SW;
Area description
City Center, I-75 at Exit 265

Nearby points of interest

  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • Adventure Island: 1.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1.6 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 2.1 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 3.9 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 6.4 mi
  • Ybor City: 6.4 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 6.6 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 7 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 7 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 7.1 mi
  • University of South Florida Botanical Gardens: 0.4 mi
  • Tampa Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Busch Gardens: 1.3 mi
  • Adventure Island: 1.3 mi
  • Sun Dome: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Science and Industry: 1.6 mi
  • Grand Prix Fun Center: 2.1 mi
  • Lettuce Lake Park: 3.4 mi
  • Tampa Lowry Park Zoo: 3.9 mi
  • Ybor City State Museum: 6.4 mi
  • Ybor City: 6.4 mi
  • Al Lopez Park: 6.6 mi
  • Steinbrenner Field: 7 mi
  • Morris Bridge Park: 7 mi
  • Raymond James Stadium: 7.1 mi
  • Tampa Union Station: 7.2 mi
  • The David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: 7.4 mi
  • Glazer Children's Museum: 7.5 mi
  • Tampa Museum of Art: 7.5 mi
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 7.6 mi
  • Florida Aquarium: 7.7 mi
  • SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship: 7.7 mi
  • Tampa Port Authority: 7.7 mi
  • Henry B. Plant Museum: 7.8 mi
  • ST PETE TIMES FORUM: 7.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: 7.8 mi
  • Tampa Bay Historical Center: 7.9 mi
  • Tampa Convention Center: 8 mi
  • Hyde Park: 8.7 mi
  • The Upper Tampa Bay Trail: 9 mi
  • Tampa Bay Downs: 13.3 mi
  • Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center: 18.2 mi
  • Sunshine Skyway Bridge: 28.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (179)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
179 out of 179
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ORLANDO,FL
Mar 9, 2011

WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE STAY!!!

THE HOTEL WAS NOT WHAT I ANTICIPATED ON SEEING THE ROOM WAS VERY SMALL, IT WAS NOT A INSIDE HOTEL (motel) IS WHAT I FEEL LIKE I STAYED IN FOR THE WEEKEND.....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
windsor ont.
Mar 6, 2011

Tampa

Hotel was fine. The beds could use new mattresses. The breakfast was decent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
El Dorado Hills, CA
Mar 3, 2011

Tampa, FL

Pleasant hotel, good beds, and amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
central florida
Feb 23, 2011

ok stay

hotel is not new, but rooms were updated with new furniture, had great breakfast, and nice location, shopping and dining is all within walking distance(like next door and across the street) the mall is a five minute walk and busch gardens is a five minute drive. if you are young and up to it you can walk to Busch garden literally, wouldnt with kids though. Stayed during the state fair the other hotel prices were out the roof, was a little sceptical because of the price but was pleased when arrived at the room. One negative thing looks like the shower/tub wasnt cleaned throughly. my room had a microwave and frig, across the street is a Sweetbay grocery store.:-) Two blocks north on 30th street is a walmart and target, USF is two lights east and busch gardens is like 3 lights south on 30th street. if you decide to walk, go south on 30th street at first light turn left/east go to the next light turn right/south. you are walking along the rear of busch gardens up to the entrance. If you go the other way, you will walk around the whole park its too long that way :-( Downtown, Ybor city, stadium is about 15 minute drive. The beach is about 30 minutes depending on where you are going.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

eateries are all with in walking distance, Chili's, chinese and others. Grocery store across the street

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
West Palm Beach Florida
Feb 23, 2011

OK for the Prize I paid.

The room was OK. However they placed a big wardrobe in the sink area blocking the towel rode and are congested. Thus making it difficult access the towels. They did it while there was plenty of space in the bed room area available for them to place this wardrobe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

There was a Panera nearby, which helped us to have a no nonsense dandwich.

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Gainesville, FL
Feb 22, 2011

Weekend trip to Busch Gardens

I wanted an inexpensive place to stay overnight while visiting Busch Gardens. This hotel was a 5 minute car ride away from the park. The hotel room was average, maybe a bit on the small side, but had everything we needed, even a microwave and small fridge. We had a pool view and it was quiet. The hot breakfast buffet in the morning made it convenient to eat right there and then get on our way to the park. I'd stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Gainesville, FL
Feb 22, 2011

Weekend trip to Busch Gardens

I wanted an inexpensive place to stay overnight while visiting Busch Gardens. This hotel was a 5 minute car ride away from the park. The hotel room was average, maybe a bit on the small side, but had everything we needed, even a microwave and small fridge. We had a pool view and it was quiet. The hot breakfast buffet in the morning made it convenient to eat right there and then get on our way to the park. I'd stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa,fl
Feb 14, 2011

Great!

The hotel was clean and nice!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
Feb 13, 2011

Just fine...

Nice ammenities, good wifi, super pool area if you have kids, great bed, room was clean, but building is old and walls are thin. Glad that I travel with earplugs and can sleep with them in. Good value. Lots of restaruant choices within walking distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of choices in walking distance.

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coaster junkie
Business
Palm Bay
Feb 13, 2011

worth it

Clarion has alot to offer. it was clean and had nice decor. The pool section is a must .. 2 pools one just for kids and for adults. T.G.I.Fridays in hotel and walking distance to TIA'S a great mexican resturant. This is the best value for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

ask for room looking onto courtyard or front of hotel.

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