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Clarion Inn

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Conveniently located 15 mins down the highway from WVU campus the hotel was a value for what it was. But it isn't much. On plus side it was generally clean and they had lightly remodeled the room. Although reasonably priced, for a lower cost market, it was generally well worn and seemed short on maintenance and management. Many ceiling tiles in dining room were water stained and the hallway carpets clearly needed to be cleaned. 3 stars should be clean but sharp?this was a great family value in 2 star league.

Very helpful staff. I loved the bar, restaurant and location was perfect for our trip to the Sagebrush Stage.

This is a 2 star hotel with the mask of a 3 star. It has been prettied up with new room furniture, linens, a decent business center and exercise room, but it needs a total physical over-haul. The smell of musty mildew pervades and in the meeting rooms, you can actually see mold and mildew in the ceiling tiles. The mildew smell is in the carpeting and comes out of the AC units. However, the staff are very nice and deserve to work somewhere better.

I couldn't find a hotel anywhere in my trip through WV, and finally used this service to find one nearby up ahead. It turned out to be a reasonable place to stay, with comfortable, clean rooms. Maybe it seems unmemorable in retrospect because I was so darned tired when I found it!

I travel for a living and this hotel was the seediest one I have ever stayed in. It looked like it should be rented by the hour rather than the day. The carpet was heavily stained, there was no elevator, my toilet broke and there was a big hole in the bathroom door like somebody hit it. At check-in, they could not even tell me how much I was going to be charged. If my credit card had not already been charged, I would have left and found some place else to stay.

this hotel was average, but it was very adequate. very convenient from I-79

This hotel was located right off the exit: easy to find and had a large convenient parking lot. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The kids got to eat for free at dinner, although my daughters pizza crust wasnt that great, my grilled chicken salad was delicious! After dinner the girls loved swimming in the giant pool. The rooms were clean: beds VERY comfy! The TV programming didnt have any child-appropriate veiwing (everyone knows cartoon network IS NOT for kids!) and we DID NOT like getting woke up by housekeeping at 8am. If we stay in this town again when we travel we would go back to this hotel though

The staff at the Clarion Inn, Fairmont (it's no longer a Holiday Inn) were among the most obliging I've had the pleasure to be served by, anywhere. The rooms are impeccable, the pool was clean, the food fantastic (try the wings... seriously), and the service was fantastic. For an on the road or extended stay business traveler looking to not have to leave the building after having been out all day, the place is great. The business center was more efficient and up to date than my associates "brand new" hotel. If you need something they will tear down walls to get it for you. If you're more concerned with quality than "newness", it should be at the top of your list for the area.

The room was clean, and comfortable. Not to modern standards but fully equiped.

Was worried since there were some bad reviews in the past. Everything was fine. No problems with the staff or room. The hotel was very nice for the price.

Be sure to lock your door. Housekeeping will barge right in without knocking in the middle of the afternoon.

The only thing that really made my family and I upset was our room was not ready when we got there. Check in was 3:00pm .When you travel all day with a 5 year old you really just want to get out of the car and rest. We did not get to check into are room until 3:30. So this was the down side.

The pool was green, the place smelled musty, the beds were awewfull.

930 E Grafton Rd Fairmont WV

Clarion Inn places you within a 10-minute drive of Valley Worlds of Fun and Heston Farm Winery. This 105-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a fitness center. Fairmont State University and Pricketts Fort State Park are also nearby.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

The 105 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, microwaves, and refrigerators. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and free local calls are other standard amenities. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

At Clarion Inn, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn

Business (5) Couples (2) Family (5) Other (1)
2

wvu football sellout

Families

Conveniently located 15 mins down the highway from WVU campus the hotel was a value for what it was. But it isn't much. On plus side it was generally clean and they had lightly remodeled the room. Although reasonably priced, for a lower cost market, it was generally well worn and seemed short on maintenance and management. Many ceiling tiles in dining room were water stained and the hallway carpets clearly needed to be cleaned. 3 stars should be clean but sharp?this was a great family value in 2 star league.

By on Sep 28, 2015

4

great stay- close to sagebrush stage.

Families

Very helpful staff. I loved the bar, restaurant and location was perfect for our trip to the Sagebrush Stage.

By on Mar 26, 2015

1

only surface clean

BusinessTravelers

This is a 2 star hotel with the mask of a 3 star. It has been prettied up with new room furniture, linens, a decent business center and exercise room, but it needs a total physical over-haul. The smell of musty mildew pervades and in the meeting rooms, you can actually see mold and mildew in the ceiling tiles. The mildew smell is in the carpeting and comes out of the AC units. However, the staff are very nice and deserve to work somewhere better.

By on Oct 10, 2014

3

good emergency hotel

Singles

I couldn't find a hotel anywhere in my trip through WV, and finally used this service to find one nearby up ahead. It turned out to be a reasonable place to stay, with comfortable, clean rooms. Maybe it seems unmemorable in retrospect because I was so darned tired when I found it!

By on Aug 6, 2013

1

big disappointment

BusinessTravelers

I travel for a living and this hotel was the seediest one I have ever stayed in. It looked like it should be rented by the hour rather than the day. The carpet was heavily stained, there was no elevator, my toilet broke and there was a big hole in the bathroom door like somebody hit it. At check-in, they could not even tell me how much I was going to be charged. If my credit card had not already been charged, I would have left and found some place else to stay.

By on Aug 18, 2012

3

average

Families

this hotel was average, but it was very adequate. very convenient from I-79

By on Aug 31, 2011

4

mountainside retreat

Families

This hotel was located right off the exit: easy to find and had a large convenient parking lot. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The kids got to eat for free at dinner, although my daughters pizza crust wasnt that great, my grilled chicken salad was delicious! After dinner the girls loved swimming in the giant pool. The rooms were clean: beds VERY comfy! The TV programming didnt have any child-appropriate veiwing (everyone knows cartoon network IS NOT for kids!) and we DID NOT like getting woke up by housekeeping at 8am. If we stay in this town again when we travel we would go back to this hotel though

By on Aug 15, 2011

4

unbeatable staff/dated decor

BusinessTravelers

The staff at the Clarion Inn, Fairmont (it's no longer a Holiday Inn) were among the most obliging I've had the pleasure to be served by, anywhere. The rooms are impeccable, the pool was clean, the food fantastic (try the wings... seriously), and the service was fantastic. For an on the road or extended stay business traveler looking to not have to leave the building after having been out all day, the place is great. The business center was more efficient and up to date than my associates "brand new" hotel. If you need something they will tear down walls to get it for you. If you're more concerned with quality than "newness", it should be at the top of your list for the area.

By on Jun 20, 2011

3

nice place, friendly staff

BusinessTravelers

The room was clean, and comfortable. Not to modern standards but fully equiped.

By on May 14, 2011

4

everything fine

Couples

Was worried since there were some bad reviews in the past. Everything was fine. No problems with the staff or room. The hotel was very nice for the price.

By on Sep 2, 2010