$64 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 2, 2015 Check-out: Sep 3, 2015

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
155 reviews
Weekend getaway

Stayed two nights, enjoyed the facilities, especially the delicious breakfast. See full review

  • alicia k.
  • May 11, 2015
Beautiful Place, Excellent Price

It was a last minute reservation, we got a GREAT price, beautiful room very clean and comfy. Great... See full review

  • Rosane
  • Aug 16, 2014
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
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

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.

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
62 out of 155
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tameisha S.
Family
N/A
Mar 13, 2015

great

I love the hotel and location and would stay again and will recommend to my friend and family

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lee.135
Family
PALMETTO BAY
Jan 15, 2015

Nice family trip

The hotel met our expectation. It is very close to the Busch Garden (less than 2 miles), and it is near some restaurants and convenient stores. The room is clean and the complimentary breakfast is very nice with some hot food (eggs, bacon, sausage, oat meals, etc.). Overall it is a nice hotel for a family vacation.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Billings travels
Family
Fleming Island, Florida
Dec 2, 2014

Busch Gardens trip

The room had a severe musky smell, like something had gotten wet. Once we turned on the air it seemed to filter it away. The rooms are old and could use some updating. The only time we spent there was to sleep so we didn't really check out anything around or in the hotel. Beds were decent. Water pressure not so great. Location was perfect! 5 minutes from Busch Gardens. For the price the overall stay was ok.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jenni W
Family
South Florida
Nov 17, 2014

Visit to USF

My son and I were visiting USF and needed a clean, safe place to sleep for the night. This fit the bill at an affordable price with hot breakfast included. If you are looking for luxury and modern furnishings you may want to look elsewhere.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Calielove
Family
Boston,MA
Nov 17, 2014

Conveniently located hotel

I came to Tampa and did not know the area. This hotel was right in the middle of everything you need! Stores, restaurants, highways... Pleasant staff were completely accommodating. My double bedroom was so clean and comfortable, temperature was well controlled.

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

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Plenty of chain choices, something to please everyone.

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
beach lover kc
Family
winter springs, Florida
Oct 19, 2014

close to busch gardens

Room was nice, needed some paint retouching and bathroom light didn't work properly but for the price was ok. Breakfast was free and okay, staff was very friendly.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ShaBaby
Family
Brandon, Florida
Sep 9, 2014

Great Experience

Everyone is always so nice and friendly. They make my family and I feel welcomed each time.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Momma T 8
Family
Florida
Sep 9, 2014

Needs some work

Older hotel. The outside could use a little TLC, but the landscaping in the court area is nice. Pool was fun for younger kids with the pirate ship. The pirate ship needs some upgrading but the kids loved it. Area was a little shady in my opinion. Lots of dining very close to hotel. Hotel is close to Busch Gardens.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mom3kids1night
Family
tampa, fl
Sep 1, 2014

they messed up

I booked a 2 double bed room. They sent in my order with a no preference ...i checked into a king bed for myself and 3 kids. . Not good. The hotel did give me a rollaway.

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

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
robert 99
Family
Ocala
Sep 1, 2014

Bad fridge

Room was good but the fridge had so much ice build up, that it would not close all the way and my drinks the next day were not cold due to the cold escaping out.

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

Family

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