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Clarion Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was comfy, clean ,wifi was good. The staff were friendly. I only stayed for one night.

We have stayed here many times while visiting family over the holidays. This hotel offers a good value, friendly staff and clean rooms. The location is not within walking distance to much but a short drive from many restaurants, cafes, etc... and only about 15 minutes from downtown Syracuse. We will stay here again in the future.

Good budget option due to every hotel being sold out in the area. Hotel is a bit out of the way and outdated but staff was nice.

We stayed at the Clarion so we could attend the NY State Fair. Loved the complimentary shuttle to the fairgrounds. Great breakfast as well !

08/24/16 Nice hotel updated just a couple of minutes from fair with a free shuttle to the fair. I was able to check out and leave my car at the hotel which was very convenient. I actually was in Alfred state dropping of my oldest son and booked the same day. I had no trouble checking in. I was accompanied by my husband and youngest boys 9 & 4 yrs old. They enjoyed the pool as well as Marcella's the Italian restaurant on site. Their breakfast was decent. The overnight concierge was helpful and prompt when my kids spilled some water and I need new sheets for the bed. I will totally stay the again.

Felt like a truck stop. No refrigerator, no microwave, coffee pot broken. Really in need of a better cleaning crew.

I booked this hotel for a recent trip to Syracuse on business. The room was clean but plain, however I has problems (no hot water to shower) with the plumbing in my first room and had to be moved. The second room was better but also had a plumbing issues (toilet water fill ran constantly, no stop on hot water handle in sink) but I was able to manage and only pointed these out at check out. Staff was awesome! Seems that they are upgrading.

I stayed at the Clarion hoping for a wonderful stay for Valenines Day weekend. When I arrived at the hotel the smell was old and like they just scrubbed the whole entire building with pinesol. We stayed in a king size room I was expecting what I saw on the pictures. The bed was wonderfully made up but the comfortability was terrible. The lights hardly worked and heater was old and made the room difficult to sleep in especially at night. The bathroom light was dim but if you kept on it would eventually brighten up to take a shower. At night all I heard was kids running up and down the hallway. Everybody I saw was either drunk or with a bottle of liquor in their hand. I guess if I had to rate it would be a 1 star hotel. It was a place to lay my head but I will never stay here again. Very disappointed!

Great location, good price, clean room, good food--what more could you ask for! Great value.

It served it purpose - a comfortable place to sleep that was convenient to both the airport and the locations that we needed to be. My husband said that the exercise facilities were lacking in quality, but the continental breakfast was a generous one.

Loved the pool and the room was very comfortable! BreakfAst wasn't that great, but for free was decent.

the only complaint i have is that both mornings b'fast hot items were cold both mornings. eggs, bacon and sausage items while in warming pans were cold! other than that the stay was as it should be - my wife had nothing to blame me for making the reservations with you folks. i still object to your policy of freezing card credit lines $ for a while. still do it? i was not told if you do. staff was very good and room was clean. thanks.

Really liked the option of a hot tub in our room. Great way to relax. Thanks.

Nice comfortable king bed good location and good food. Need early check in for people traveling hours away

We stopped just for a couple of hours of sleep on a long drive, place is clean, just older. Doesn't look like any money has been spent in years to update the rooms, but it worked for a few hours of sleep.

first two rooms were unacceptable, but then very nice manager upgraded my grandson and I to a suite for my original rate

It was all good !!! Thanks !! Not much for words and travel very little at that..Frist time I have stayed in a Inn in many years !!

I found the motel difficult to find at night. The room was clean and well equipped. The hallway smelled of cigarette smoke. Amenities were minimal but acceptable. I wasn't renting a room at a convention center or a resort. Staff was courteous and helpful.

stayed for sporting event one night. check in quick. room clean. didn't spend much time at hotel.

100 Farrell Rd Syracuse NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Clarion Inn & Suites Fairgrounds is a short distance from Lakeland Winery and Foxfire at Village Green. This 143-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Onondaga Lake Park is also within the area.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 143 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Clarion Inn & Suites Fairgrounds enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Double Room, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn & Suites Fairgrounds

Everyone (7) Business (3) Couples (9) Family (4) Friends (1) Other (1)
5
Everyone

The hotel was comfy, clean ,wifi was good. The staff were friendly. I only stayed for one night.

By on Apr 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2018

Thanks you for taking your time to review your stay with us. We are very delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay and the staff. We hope you decide to stay with us in the future.

4

good value, friendly staff, clean rooms

Everyone

We have stayed here many times while visiting family over the holidays. This hotel offers a good value, friendly staff and clean rooms. The location is not within walking distance to much but a short drive from many restaurants, cafes, etc... and only about 15 minutes from downtown Syracuse. We will stay here again in the future.

By on Nov 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 16, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and our hotel. We are glad to hear that you had a good guest experience. We do realize that we are a bit "off the path" but as a reminder we do offer a complimentary breakfast along with an on-site restaurant and lounge. We hope to have you with us again in the very near future.

3
Everyone

Good budget option due to every hotel being sold out in the area. Hotel is a bit out of the way and outdated but staff was nice.

By on Aug 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 2, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you next time you are in the Syracuse Area

2

beware

Everyone

By , from Pa on Oct 23, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 4, 2016

We are sorry your stay was not what was expected. We will be using your review to help improve our hotel . Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Clarion Staff

4

close to fairgrounds

Everyone

We stayed at the Clarion so we could attend the NY State Fair. Loved the complimentary shuttle to the fairgrounds. Great breakfast as well !

By , from Heuvelton,NY on Sep 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 13, 2016

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

5

nice hotel and convenient location

Everyone

08/24/16 Nice hotel updated just a couple of minutes from fair with a free shuttle to the fair. I was able to check out and leave my car at the hotel which was very convenient. I actually was in Alfred state dropping of my oldest son and booked the same day. I had no trouble checking in. I was accompanied by my husband and youngest boys 9 & 4 yrs old. They enjoyed the pool as well as Marcella's the Italian restaurant on site. Their breakfast was decent. The overnight concierge was helpful and prompt when my kids spilled some water and I need new sheets for the bed. I will totally stay the again.

By , from duran on Aug 26, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 28, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback and can not wait to see you again on your next trip to Syracuse.

3
Everyone

Felt like a truck stop. No refrigerator, no microwave, coffee pot broken. Really in need of a better cleaning crew.

By on Jun 22, 2016

3

business travel

BusinessTravelers

I booked this hotel for a recent trip to Syracuse on business. The room was clean but plain, however I has problems (no hot water to shower) with the plumbing in my first room and had to be moved. The second room was better but also had a plumbing issues (toilet water fill ran constantly, no stop on hot water handle in sink) but I was able to manage and only pointed these out at check out. Staff was awesome! Seems that they are upgrading.

By on Apr 19, 2015

1

terrible stay

Couples

I stayed at the Clarion hoping for a wonderful stay for Valenines Day weekend. When I arrived at the hotel the smell was old and like they just scrubbed the whole entire building with pinesol. We stayed in a king size room I was expecting what I saw on the pictures. The bed was wonderfully made up but the comfortability was terrible. The lights hardly worked and heater was old and made the room difficult to sleep in especially at night. The bathroom light was dim but if you kept on it would eventually brighten up to take a shower. At night all I heard was kids running up and down the hallway. Everybody I saw was either drunk or with a bottle of liquor in their hand. I guess if I had to rate it would be a 1 star hotel. It was a place to lay my head but I will never stay here again. Very disappointed!

By on Feb 17, 2015

4

great value...

Couples

Great location, good price, clean room, good food--what more could you ask for! Great value.

By on Oct 20, 2014