$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 26, 2015 Check-out: Apr 27, 2015

Clarion Inn College Park

3 stars
View map of 8601 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
37 reviews
Convenient and efficient hotel

Even though there was a large foreign tourist group present, the staff was very courteous and... See full review

  • nogte
  • Mar 24, 2015
FunZone!

What a surprise to discover the "FunZone" inside this hotel! Lots of fun things to do. One of the... See full review

  • Kwijybo
  • Jan 14, 2015
Walking distance to University of Maryland. Minutes away from Washington D.C., Smithsonian, monuments and tourist attractions. Complimentary shuttle to Univ of MD, Metro to DC, National Archives and NASA. Indoor heated pool, games, and a restaurant, bar and lounge. Central location and close proximity to both Baltimore Harbor and Washington, DC. Complimentary shuttle Mon-Fri 6:30am-10:30am and 3:30pm-7:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am-12pm, and 4pmM-8pm. Pool hours change seasonally. Contact hotel for hours of operation. Sat and Sun pool open 9am-10pm.Valid Credit card and ID required at check-in. This hotel is pet friendly. Pet Accomodations are 20.00 USD per night per pet with a maximum weight limit of 40 lbs and 2 pets per room.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Game room
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Meal plan - continental
Vending machines
Services
Guest laundromat
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Byrd Stadium: 1 mi
  • College Park Aviation Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Comcast Center: 364.8 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Inn College Park

Overall score

2.6 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
2.9
Cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
2.8

46% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
nogte
Business
Point of Rocks
Mar 24, 2015

Convenient and efficient hotel

Even though there was a large foreign tourist group present, the staff was very courteous and efficient in handling our check in.

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Thompson02
Business
Atlanta
Feb 18, 2015

fairly good

Not very clean, but good location. very convenient and close to college park.

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mary
Business
Victor
Jan 23, 2015

Quick business stay

This hotel is somewhat oddly laid out and could use an overall renovation. In general, nothing was terrible, but the rooms were old and small and the walls were quite thin. We requested inner corridor rooms for added security and they open out on a lobby area where there is an indoor pool, miniature golf, and some other games. As a result, it smelled strongly of chlorine and was very echo-y.

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rowena C.
Business
N/A
Jan 16, 2015

Nothing special, but fine for a few days

There's nothing really bad to say about this hotel we were comfortable enough there. Some of the staff were quite friendly and competent, and others weren't. The pool and hot tub area was nice. The breakfast was okay. A couple of male staff members took their smoke breaks right outside the doors to the sleeping rooms, which was quite unpleasant, as the smoke came into the rooms. One incident left a bad taste in our mouths, though. We showed two different credit cards (for two rooms) at check-in, but when our college-age kids wanted to charge their meal in the restaurant to the room, they couldn't, resulting in the front desk clerk calling my husband (who had already gone to sleep) on the hotel phone and demanding he bring cash immediately to settle the restaurant bill. He was upset, she was upset, the kids were upset, and the incident was completely avoidable, had we been told at check-in that the restaurant was separate from the hotel (even though they are in the same building) and would have to be paid for separately. I would recommend a sign to that effect be placed both in the check-in area and the restaurant to avoid future confusion.

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kwijybo
Business
Washington
Jan 14, 2015

FunZone!

What a surprise to discover the "FunZone" inside this hotel! Lots of fun things to do. One of the more unique hotels I've ever stayed in. Excellent value.

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MCB You Know
Business
College Park
Nov 20, 2014

Decent Stay

Decent stay for what we needed. Just need a safe and clean room for the night and the Clarion CP was exactly that. Friendly staff.

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
terrispartan
Business
Maryland
Nov 19, 2014

Lots of updating

Old, old, old. and very neglected, holes in lamp shades, curtains would not close, room heat not steady[either too hot or too cold]. Breakfast very slim, almost broke a tooth on the raisins in the raisin bran, like small stones. Probably would not stay at this company's motel again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Macho aka machito
Business
Delmont
Oct 13, 2014

Good place, with family fun

Good price, good location. My girls had fun in the hotel. Would definitely recommend

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

Business

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JBG9
Business
Cleveland, OH
Oct 6, 2014

I've stayed in cleaner truck stops

I had booked this hotel for a weekend football game at UMD based upon location (1 mile from Byrd Stadium within walking distance) and prior reviews which stated it was a decent stay, though not the Ritz. Looking at the pictures online seemed to confirm it was clean and well-kept. Reality couldn't have been farther from the truth. At check-in, the computer system was down, although the staff was friendly and did their best. Looking around, I noticed the "Fundome" looked like it hadn't been updated since the early 1980s. I should've just canceled my reservation at this point, as it foreshadowed the let-down to follow. Upon entering the hotel room, a humid musty smell pervaded. I noticed wallpaper bubbling off the front wall and a microwave which looked like it had punted across the room previously. I attempted to turn on the AC to remove the humidity and musty smell, which upon inspection looked like it had been power bombed off the top turnbuckle (aka - it was fallling apart broken). Even after 24 hours of running, the temperature in the room never decreased, nor did the humidity. The sheets seemed new, however the mattress was uncomfortable and the blankets/comforter were old and ragged - probably needed replaced 15+ years ago. A few more highlights: 2 chairs stained with God only knows what, a light switch in the bathroom that looked as though feces had at one point been smeared into it, a bathtub which had mold stains (removed, but still able to be seen on the granite), lampshades which looked like they had been urinated upon, and fruit flies which appeared and infested the room the next day (I hadn't brough any food into the room). I would have left immediately, but I had driven 7 hours and sucked it up for a night, realizing options close to campus would be limited. Needless to say, we didn't stay the second night, instead opting to drive the 7 hours home tired instead of stay in this flea bag. When I went to check out, hotel staff provided a lovely dose of attitude to make the entire stay a complete experience. Avoid. Pay the extra money and stay up the road in the Hampton or Holiday Inn.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

1 mile from Byrd Stadium. Easy walking access to campus.

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Review of Clarion Inn College Park

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
kacha
Business
Poconos, Pennsylvania
Sep 30, 2014

Good for a short stay

I spent only one night at this hotel. The staff was friendly, and my room was cleaner than I expected. I asked for a nonsmoking room but it smelled like this old cigarette smoke. It was not too bad but needed to turn the air on to cover it up a little. If you plan to sleep and rest, ask for a room not on the main street side. I couldn't sleep from 5 am. That road is very noisy. Public spaces need an update but overall it is a decent place for a short stay. Depending how much you pay. Continental breakfast was sufficient.

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

Business

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