Clarion Hotel & Conference Center ★★★

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$81
avg/night
Rate based on
Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016
3 /5
Overall score
62%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.3
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Overview

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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Guest score 4.4 / 5
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Guest score 2.5 / 5
$59
Guest score 4.1 / 5
$114

Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

3 /5 Overall score

62% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.3/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.1/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.7/5
  • Comfort: 3/5
  • Location: 3.7/5
  • Value: 3.3/5

AWESOME

Would recommend Tue, Dec 1, 2015
Bed was comfortable and their noise level was little to none

| winter park Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

great place for the family

Would recommend Fri, Oct 9, 2015
would definetly stay here again.my kids loved it staff very friendly. also a very clean

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

honeymoon trip

Would recommend Wed, Sep 2, 2015
The stay was Great, the staff very kind and helpful,the room was very clean and comfort,everething was great.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Room too old need improvement

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 28, 2015
For the price paid was okay, but I prefer to pay more and stay in another hotel with newer rooms. The room and the bathroom look too old, I did not like the breakfast either.

| Miramar Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Layover Stay

Would recommend Wed, Jul 29, 2015
The first impression of this hotel is relatively good. There is an attached restaurant, TGIFridays, and the pool area is GORGEOUS. Check-in is where it started to go awry. They weren't ready for us yet, so we decided to head on over to Busch Gardens early and check-in when we got back. They advertised discounted tickets, and that piqued our interest. There was a small room off of the main interest that locked, and they let us keep our bags there while we were off for the day. Online, they say they have a shuttle available to-from Busch Gardens. What they don't tell you is that they have ONE shuttle that leaves in the morning, and ONE shuttle that leaves at night. So we took an Uber to the park with plans to catch the shuttle back. They told us to call the front desk when we were ready to leave and they would send a shuttle. We did just that, around 5:30. We waited over an hour to have a shuttle sent to us. Other hotel shuttles came multiple times during our wait. We called the front desk at about an hour out, and was told that they should be there any minute. Finally, the shuttle arrived and we made it back to check-in. Check-in was pretty easy. There were two employees at the front counter. One was really helpful, but relatively quite. The other was loud, and not quite rude, but definitely short. Our room, overall, was good. It is not a hotel, though. It is a motel, which wasn't what I was expecting at all. The room was relatively clean, and the bathroom was tiny but clean. For the price, it was a good deal. Just don't go into it with hotel expectations because you will be disappointed.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Weekend getaway

Would recommend Mon, May 11, 2015
Stayed two nights, enjoyed the facilities, especially the delicious breakfast.

| clearwater Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Horrible trip

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 27, 2015
We went to tampa to see my husband's brother, who is very ill. The first night we checked in, the hand towel in the bathroom was dirty, no washcloths to be seen. Had only two towels! The next day, no washcloths or hand towels again, even after we reported to front desk! They were no help!!!! Floors were never vacuumed and dirty. Would never stay there again, overpriced and dirty.

| N/A Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

NEVER AGAIN

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 6, 2015
WILL NEVER STAY THERE AGAIN--BUGS IN MY BED--I STAYED THERE 3 NIGHTS OUT OF SEVEN THEY REFUNDED ME MY MONEY BACK---SO IF YOU DO STAY THERE MAKE SURE YOU BRING A CAN OF RAID FOR THE BUGS IN THE BED----NASTY PLACE---AND DIRTY

| N/A Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Nice room for the night

Would recommend Wed, Mar 18, 2015
I was impressed with the room and the bed was comfortable. The Hotel is more of a FAMILY hotel. Fun activity pool for kiddos and heated pool for adults next to it. I was disappointed there was no hot tub. The age of the hotel shows... the information folder in the room was not updated (like current television channel list). The bed was very comfortable. Air conditioning unit was noisy.

| Tucson Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

great

Would recommend Fri, Mar 13, 2015
I love the hotel and location and would stay again and will recommend to my friend and family

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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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
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.

$81
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Rate based on Check-in: Feb 16, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016