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Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Clean, comfortable and quiet rooms in a convenient downtown setting. Staff was freindly and helpful. Furnishings were up to date and in excellent condition. My family greatly enjoyed our stay. We recommend this location highly.

Staff are really pleasant and friendly. Staff smile a lot to. Saw the cleaners and they were really nice to. Room was very clean and tidy and had everything you needed. Tea and coffee facilities in the room.

We stayed here overnight on a Saturday night, staff extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming. Room was looking a little tired in places - water damage to bottom of the bathroom door, a few minor chipped tiles in the bathroom but these are only minor and do not affect the stay. Good location, comfy bed and free car parking. We also had a complementary drink for my husbands birthday - thank you. Would have no hesitation in recommending.

Nice hotel with very helpful staff and in a great location. Good breakfast - worth ordering the eggs you want. Happily stay again, lots of restaurants close by and great shops. The are limited parking at the hotel, we were lucky and got one, but the other parking options not far away so it's not too bad, but worth driving round the back to drop bags off at the hotel. The reception is at the back of the bar - it's not obvious when you enter through the front door.

We stayed at the Clarion last weekend as we had booked to see John Bishop in St Albans. The room was expensive and we had booked a few months before so I was disappointed to see we had been placed in a basement room with a view overlooking the car park. The room was nice but extremely stuffy, I see the hotel are currently putting air con in each room but some extra fans and some warning would of been nice. The walls are very thin so we did not have the best nights sleep so would not stay again. The room was £131 and that did not even include breakfast so very pricey. Staff were nice and friendly but too expensive.

Stayed Friday and Saturday, Great hotel, quiet, clean and tidy. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. Good location in city near the Abbey, Restaurants, Bars and Shops. Parking is a little way from hotel but there is a drop off area to stop and unload / load your luggage.

We stayed here as a treat to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and it was made into a very memorable occasion by the wonderful staff, especially Julia at reception. Hotel has a lovely kind of Art-deco vibe about it. Hotel is in a convenient location near to the Abbey, and with easy access to the restaurants, pubs and shops close by, though you do have to walk up a bit of an incline to the High Street. Our room was nice with comfortable bed and air-con, which is always good at his time of year. Breakfast will cost you £9.95 but there is a vast variety of hot & cold foods to choose from buffet style and the waitresses are very attentive. The main point of my review is A Big Thank You to the staff especially Julia!

We stayed for the night with our two young children, and enjoyed our stay. We had interconnecting rooms which was fine, and it was clean and functional. The breakfast was lovely with lots of choice, and the children well catered for. The only mention I would make is the car parking. The listing mentions there are 3 car parks, which there are, but the location isn't specified. With only around 5/6 car parking spaces on site, the other car parks are around a 5-10 min walk away. During the day this would be fine, however, when returning from a family party at 11pm with two young children in the rain, it was less than ideal. Having dropped them off at the hotel, I personally didn't feel like walking alone along back streets. My husband also didn't like the thought of it, and unable to drive himself after having a drink, we contemplated driving home. Julia on reception was extremely helpful, and went out of her way to provide a solution. She is an asset to this hotel and saved us from a midnight departure! Thank you Julia for going above and beyond for us. We didn't get time to explore St Albans, but would return to this hotel if we do.

I stayed at the clarion for a 1 night stay on business. Hotel was having air conditioning put in all room and signs up saying sorry for any inconvenience. I found there was no inconvenience or any added noise. The hotel is as quiet, relaxed the room was great as we as the breakfast

As I write at 8am on a Sunday morning, the heavy footsteps above our room and the banging of the nearby fire door continue and make me realise that I might as well resign myself to having been woken by the same at 6.30 and that I may as well get up. Maybe we're just unlucky with the room location, maybe this room is routinely given to those staying just one night, but what promised, from the welcome and the appearance of the room to be a comfortable stay has turned out to be a disappointing very short night's sleep after a busy week when I was looking forward to a lie-in. My advice is to ask for the room furthest from reception/ fire doors/ public areas Tired reviewer signing out.

Ryder House 27 Holywell Hill St Albans England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre places you next to St Albans Cathedral and within a 10-minute walk of Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre. This 4-star hotel has 60 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. In central Saint Stephens, the hotel is also close to St Alban's Museum and Verulamium Museum.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with English breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 60 rooms feature coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Clarion Collection Hotel St Albans City Centre enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and free newspapers. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Business Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 563 reviews