$68 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

Clarion Hotel Central

3 stars
3207 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
27 reviews
Pleasantly surprised

The room was ready when I arrived. I was clean and had a refrigerator, microwave, and free... See full review

  • Kaszie
  • Aug 11, 2014
Great Weekend Getaway

This hotel was perfect for the last minute get away to Richmond I had. It was easy to get to, and... See full review

  • AshBryant112
  • May 27, 2014
Welcome to the Clarion Hotel. Close to everything far from ordinary we are Richmond's most central accommodation and convention site located at the crossroads nestled on the north side of the boulevard and closest hotel from Richmond International Speedway and less than two miles from Virginia Union University and less than three miles from Virginia Commonwealth . We are just walking distance from the Diamond home of Richmond Flying Squirrels minor league baseball team. The property offers free wireless internet, free parking, and weekday newspapers. Our Plaza Ballroom is more than 5200 square feet and can accommodate up to 600 people. Pet charge: 25 USD per night, pet pet. Pet limit: 2 pets per room, maximum of 50 pounds.

Hotel Map

37.5759 -77.4619
Nearby airports
Richmond Int'l. Airport, (RIC), 11.30, MI, E; Norfolk Int'l Airport, (ORF), 93.80, MI, E; Dulles Int'l Airport, (IAD), 120.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, I95 at Exit 78

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Sofa bed
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Children's Museum of Richmond: 0.9 mi
  • Science Museum of Virginia: 1 mi
  • Virginia Historical Society: 1.2 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center: 1.7 mi
  • Monument Avenue: 1.8 mi
  • Byrd Theater: 1.8 mi
  • Carytown: 1.9 mi
  • Landmark Theater: 2.1 mi
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: 2.3 mi
  • Richmond Coliseum: 2.6 mi
  • Virginia House: 2.7 mi
  • Hollywood Cemetery: 2.7 mi
  • Richmond International Raceway: 2.7 mi
  • Virginia War Memorial: 2.8 mi
  • Children's Museum of Richmond: 0.9 mi
  • Science Museum of Virginia: 1 mi
  • Virginia Historical Society: 1.2 mi
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: 1.5 mi
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center: 1.7 mi
  • Monument Avenue: 1.8 mi
  • Byrd Theater: 1.8 mi
  • Carytown: 1.9 mi
  • Landmark Theater: 2.1 mi
  • Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site: 2.3 mi
  • Richmond Coliseum: 2.6 mi
  • Virginia House: 2.7 mi
  • Hollywood Cemetery: 2.7 mi
  • Richmond International Raceway: 2.7 mi
  • Virginia War Memorial: 2.8 mi
  • Agecroft Hall: 2.8 mi
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: 2.9 mi
  • Virginia Capitol Building: 3 mi
  • The Museum of the Confederacy: 3 mi
  • Maymont: 3 mi
  • Canal Walk: 3.4 mi
  • Edgar Allan Poe Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Virginia Holocaust Museum: 3.7 mi
  • St. John's Episcopal Church: 3.8 mi
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park: 4.3 mi
  • Cinebistro at Stony Point Fashion Park: 6.3 mi
  • Virginia Aviation Museum: 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

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Guest Reviews (27)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Central

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kyleerae
Boston
Aug 20, 2014

GBQ

For the past 4 summers I've traveled to Richmond for the GWARBQ. I've stayed at this Clarion for the past 3 years now & I love it there. This past year there had been an upgrade to the hotel & it definitely seemed better. A lot of fans & friends stay at this hotel for the same event, the staff are understanding & generally do not bother us. The rooms are clean & most have a nice balcony. The price had increased from last year but is still affordable. A rental car is needed for convenient travel around the area, I'm not sure if they offer a shuttle, but it's a little way from downtown. I recommend it & I'll be back next year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kaszie
Waldorf, MD
Aug 11, 2014

Pleasantly surprised

The room was ready when I arrived. I was clean and had a refrigerator, microwave, and free internet! Thank you for such a great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BKgirl
Brooklyn, NY
Aug 5, 2014

Good Price and Location

Spent one night there as part of a road trip. The hotel has a restaurant that I didn't get to try. But there was another great restaurant right across the street. Its literally right off the I95 exit. Which was great. There's a gas station across the street too. The pool seemed clean- I didn't get to try it. The room was average but I really picked it for the location and the price. It didn't disappoint.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sister Time Getaway
McDonough, GA
Jun 24, 2014

Mom and Daughter School Trip

The room was nice. The employees were extremely friendly and helpful. The pool was nice and clean. The on sight restaurant was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RobbH
SW Va
Jun 20, 2014

Reasonable & Comfortable, w/very minor glitch

Our room was a king, n/s, on the 3rd floor. We experienced no problems at all with staff, service, cleaning, etc. The one glitch involved the smoke detector in the room. When we got there, there wasn't one - it had been taken off the wall and was gone. I notified Shawn of this, and he immediately sent up a maintenance man with a new one. He installed one, and life was good. When we came in the second evening, the smoke alarm was beeping (bad battery?). I again called Shawn, and he immediately sent up a different maintenance man. He took the alarm off the wall, fiddled with it, declared that the battery was new (and therefore not the problem), but couldn't get it to stop beeping. (That may explain why it was missing when we arrived.) The ultimate solution was to simply take it off the wall, remove the battery (it kept beeping until that happened, which leads me to believe that it was the battery all along), and leave it on the nightstand for the next 2 nights. That was fine with me, and caused no heartburn on my part. We left our dog at home, as it was cheaper to board him than to pay the $25 per night pet fee. The room had a fridge and a microwave, and was sufficiently stocked with coffee. There's no continental breakfast, but plenty of places around to get food if needed. The location was great, the pool was a little small but clean and very enjoyable, and we'll definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Kitchen 64 restaurant across the street is fantastic and reasonably priced - breakfast, sandwiches, salads, adult beverages - it should meet all your needs. Also, the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball park (minor league) is just down the street, and offers a great afternoon/evening's entertainment!

Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yattaboo
Norfolk va
Jun 15, 2014

Perfect mini vaca

Before I booked I never heard of this hotel but after staying I loved it and if I come back to richmond I will definitely book here again !! Plus the price was amazing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

King dominion is about 20 mins away

Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
dmweld
Charlottesville Va.
May 27, 2014

uggh

I did not stay, here I returned my keys right away, and, found another hotel, so far I have not seen a charge on my credit card, if I do I will dispute it immediatly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
meandjoe
Fredericksburg, Va
May 27, 2014

Really good atmosphere

Very clean and would definitely stay here again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AshBryant112
Waldorf, MD
May 27, 2014

Great Weekend Getaway

This hotel was perfect for the last minute get away to Richmond I had. It was easy to get to, and such a great deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

The Mexican restaurant inside the hotel is FABULOUS.

Review of Clarion Hotel Central

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Rob Cee
Business
Northern VA
Apr 2, 2014

Motel Quality

I stayed at this hotel for two nights with my partner and baby and both the services and condition of the building left much to be desired. I picked this hotel because it was close to where I needed to be for a meeting and it was very easy to find. Overall I would not recommend this hotel and if someone reads this review and it sways them from booking here, I'll have considered writing this worth it. If money is an issue, stay farther out from the city for cheaper, or pay extra to get something tolerable. This is not worth 3 stars. Service: I called the hotel to confirm my reservation. I called twice before anyone bothered to pick up the phone. They apparently didn't have me booked for the nights requested (although confirmed through online booking and they didn't have the crib for the room as I requested. I was able to get what I needed, but the service was lackluster. The second evening we tried to request housekeeping to clean the room #see cleanliness review below). We called the front desk three separate times and no one ever picked up. Cleanliness: We didn't check in until midnight so needless to say we were too exhausted to check as thoroughly as we should have, not to mention how difficult it would be to get another hotel that late at night. Due to exhaustion, we didn't notice too many issues until the second evening. There were stains and cracks on the ceiling and mildew on the shower curtains. Furthermore, the outside cover of the bedding slipped off and there were giant coffee stains and cigarette burns on the blanket. Rather than replacing the comforter, they just thought it'd be fine to cover it up for the next guest. Location: The location was fine for what I needed. However, there is nothing interesting nearby within walking distance and not many food places deliver to the hotel. Nacho Mama's breakfast was not good and we had to pick it up because the guy that delivers to the hotel guests never showed up.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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