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Clarion Inn & Suites University Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location was good. Close to interstate, Walmart and Auburn University

Descent local to game. Wish the shuttle was working on game day.

Toilet was clogged and request help but never sent anyone. Toilet was unusable. Also shower was very dirty would not use it.

Room was dirty. Specially the bathroom. Hair on floor and in tub. Outlets didn’t work. TV didn’t work. Reported issues and front desk attendant acted bothered.

This is the worst hotel I have every stayed in. Run down, outdated and simply nasty. There was a vent in the shower which blew the cigarette smoke from the next room into the bathroom. Filthy.

The room was clean. The room was extremely outdated and many things were obviously broken (toilet was cracked and glued together, sink had large crack, bathtub faucet would not shut off, lock on door, the tables where breakfast was served, etc). It did the job we needed after a game but was extremely expensive (over $330/ night) for such a poor quality and out of date hotel. I was extremely disappointed because I went to Auburn and I love it and I would HATE for this to be someone's first opinion of the school. Many people were complaining at breakfast about the quality of the hotel.

The desk staff always had difficulties with the computer Our room had nice comfortable beds and sheets and pillows. Bathroom needs a makeover.

Staff was friendly, maids worked hard, but this is an old facility that needs desperate renovation. If it wasn't for great game day location and price,I doubt anyone would choose to stay here

Trim on wall was falling off, the bathtub was rusted and dirty. The grounds were unkept. I woke in the morning to my neighbor's TV through the thin walls.

The only real drawback to the hotel is common to all hotels with exterior halls - cigarette smoke from passersby gets pulled into the room. Other than that, it was clean, quiet (even right next to the pool), safe, and convenient to Auburn University. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

My husband and I were there for a bicycle ride. The location was perfect for the ride start and for good choices to eat. The breakfast at the hotel was good. The price was exceptional.

The staff was very friendly, and for the rooms to be quite older, they were extremely clean, which was very surprising. Compliments to the housekeeping. I'm probably not the best person to write this review. Hotel stays have always been the high-point to all of my travels. So, I always stay at the best hotels. I chose this hotel because it was close to Auburn University where we had to attend an orientation. I was not impressed with the level of fancy. However, this was about the cleanest most well put together hotel (for such a low price) I've ever stayed in. I would recommend this to a friend or colleague.

Friendly people, hotel was loud as a party was being hosted there.

Overall really liked this hotel. Very convenient to everything in Auburn.

This was the only hotel available. Sink in room backed up during the night bringing up nasty water. If its the only hotel available then its not the worst place I have ever stayed, but only stay here as a last resort.

Needed a hotel room while on business at Auburn University. Hotels closer to campus were already booked, but Auburn is pretty small so it was not far from Clarion Inn to campus. The hotel is conveniently located next to a shopping center with a Winn-Dixie in case you need a late-night snack. Rooms are breezeway-style with all doors opening to the outside walkways. Unfortunately the walkways are also the smoking area for smokers staying in a nonsmoking room, so when you leave your room you might find yourself in a cloud of your next-door-neighbors' cigarette smoke (as I did). Very basic, no-frills breakfast. Not bad if this is the only option in town, but I have a feeling that some other properties in Auburn would be nicer. Very friendly staff.

First, this is a motel with room access only from the outside; not a hotel as I was expecting. This was troubling to realize upon arrive especially since it is located is an unsafe area with little reason to feel secure. Crowd and people active right outside my door until well after mid-night. TV was below standard but workable. I did not take a shower the next morning since there was no soap anywhere in the bathroom - non in the shower area and non at the sink. Worst and most unsafe place I've stayed in 30 years. Way overpriced for so little value.

Just stayed one night. Very convenient to Auburn campus, but not too expensive. The free breakfast was pretty good for being free. It was a hot breakfast, at least, and not just pure continental style.

Didn't expect too much knowing it was a 2 star. But have experienced other 2 stars that give the property more detail. The grounds could use some renovation. The pathways are dirty and dark. The room was dingy. Could use new furniture and carpet. There was an old liquid stain dried up in the carpet and felt icky as you stepped on it barefoot so only did that once; wore shoes thereafter. The beds were comfortable though. And there was your usual breakfast included with the hotel. I would only stay here again if it was only option for overnight stay. More nights than that and I would go out of my way to find better accommodation.

1577 S College St Auburn AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Jordan-Hare Stadium and Auburn University. This 119-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Auburn, it's connected to the convention center and also close to Chewacla State Park and Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker, free local calls, and an ironing board.


Property features

Guests of Clarion Inn & Suites University Center enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 5 per person one way. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn & Suites University Center

Everyone (14) Couples (3) Business (3) Family (5) Friends (3)
1
Everyone

By on Apr 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m terribly sorry that we failed to meet your expectations in some ways. We take real pride in this hotel and believe that pride shows in everything we do. I’m disappointed that we could not satisfy you, and I hope you will try us again in the future. We’re always working to make the guest experience better than ever before. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

3
Partner Couples Families

Location was good. Close to interstate, Walmart and Auburn University

By on Apr 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay at our hotel. We are delighted to know that you found our location convenient and close to your areas of interest. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope you will continue making us your home whenever you are in our area. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

3
Everyone

Descent local to game. Wish the shuttle was working on game day.

By on Oct 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am so sorry that our shuttle service was not able to accommodate your needs. I do apologize for the inconvenience you had endured to this incident. I will be sure to speak to our specific department to see how we can better manage the shuttle service. I do hope you will allow us another opportunity to serve you in the future! Sincerely, Hotel Manager

2
Everyone

Toilet was clogged and request help but never sent anyone. Toilet was unusable. Also shower was very dirty would not use it.

By on Aug 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 7, 2018

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying at our hotel. We welcome your review and comments. We are paying special attention towards improving the cleanliness of the rooms. We have checked the amenities as observed by you and are continuously improving our room features. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

2
Everyone

Room was dirty. Specially the bathroom. Hair on floor and in tub. Outlets didn’t work. TV didn’t work. Reported issues and front desk attendant acted bothered.

By on Jun 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 25, 2018

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying at our hotel. We welcome your review and comments. We are paying special attention towards improving the cleanliness of the rooms. We have checked the amenities as observed by you and are continuously improving our room features. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

1

nasty hotel

Everyone

This is the worst hotel I have every stayed in. Run down, outdated and simply nasty. There was a vent in the shower which blew the cigarette smoke from the next room into the bathroom. Filthy.

By , from Birmingham on Feb 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 6, 2018

Hello Jay, Greetings from the Clarion Inn University Center. We are very much concerned with your feedback. Our apologies for the bad experience with the check in and rooms. Our endeavor is to offer a nice stay to all our guests but failed this time. Actions shall be taken to improve everything on war foot and you can have a good stay next time. Hope you will reconsider. Sincerely, Hotel Manager.

2

game day

Everyone

The room was clean. The room was extremely outdated and many things were obviously broken (toilet was cracked and glued together, sink had large crack, bathtub faucet would not shut off, lock on door, the tables where breakfast was served, etc). It did the job we needed after a game but was extremely expensive (over $330/ night) for such a poor quality and out of date hotel. I was extremely disappointed because I went to Auburn and I love it and I would HATE for this to be someone's first opinion of the school. Many people were complaining at breakfast about the quality of the hotel.

By , from Atlanta, GA on Oct 2, 2017

3

comfortable

Everyone

The desk staff always had difficulties with the computer Our room had nice comfortable beds and sheets and pillows. Bathroom needs a makeover.

By , from Naples, FL on Sep 10, 2017

2

staff tries hard, but it's a dump

Everyone

Staff was friendly, maids worked hard, but this is an old facility that needs desperate renovation. If it wasn't for great game day location and price,I doubt anyone would choose to stay here

By on Sep 5, 2017

2
Everyone

Trim on wall was falling off, the bathtub was rusted and dirty. The grounds were unkept. I woke in the morning to my neighbor's TV through the thin walls.

By on Aug 19, 2017

Clarion Inn & Suites University Center

1577 S College St, Auburn, AL 36832