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Clarion Inn Cedar Falls

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel needs a real BIG clean-up. That goes for the rooms, conferens and thier facitilities (gym for example) Itś dust everywhare :( Breakfast could be much better. The only plus they get is the beds, and their pillows, that are real good.

We stayed here with some relatives from out of state for a family reunion. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were spacious. We had dinner in the bar and restaurant while we were there, Roxy was amazing, her Moscow mule suggestion was a hit with our entire family and the food was delicious.

We stayed for a convention being held at the same location. The check in was quick with the staff being very nice. The room was large with adequate bathroom space. One bug dead on the tile in the bath area was the only drawback. Pool area is nice. The breakfast had a variety for all types of diets. There was plenty of seating in the large breakfast area. The convention area rooms had good seating and the hotel accommodated for visual aides. The lunch and dinner buffets were good and the wait staff was great.

Roxy was very helpful with questions about the hotel and a great hosts with a smile. hotel was clean and comfortable. The morning breakfast was good, I liked the variety of choices. I will definitely be coming back

this place is a refurbished Holiday Inn,,, we were in town for the "night of fire" special at the local dragstrip.... feel VERY LUCKY to get a room on a saturday night for $67!!!! and all the Race Car drivers stayed there and were eating right at the free breakfast buffet the next morning!!!! ps I got autographs!!!!

The service staff of this hotel is wonderful. The facilities of this hotel are dated. This hotel has a lot of nice people and features, but the dated look drags this place down. The AC had spider webs. The curtains were dingy and dirty.

Other than the pool being approximately 30 degrees colder than it probably should be it was a fantastic stay! Rooms were clean, check in was a breeze and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you!

The pictures look good. But don't come here if you need to sleep. Service in the bar was awful. We went for drinks at 830pm by 930 we had only been served once by the manager/bartender who was gone over half of that time somewhere else in the building. At one point for over 20 minutes, people were coming up and leaving never being served. She came back with excuses blaming "guests whining needs" wow! Pool hours 9am to 9pm. Kids yelling from there still at 1030pm. Running around the upper balcony at 1130pm last night. And the pool is not heated to a comfortable temperature at all. The 3 days we were here a sconce in the hall had its cover on the floor with the light blinking, until someone just pulled the bulb. The 1 positive was free breakfast , except hot water for tea was actually cool unable to use for the tea. It's close to stores , food , and movies, and cheap. You get what you pay for.

The hotel is a former Holiday Inn Holidome with rooms opening to the indoor pool. Expect noise until the pool closes. Currently the access to the hotel is on a major thoroughfare that is under serious construction. Difficult to get to but not impossible. Breakfast was very disappointing with not enough staff to keep up with the number of guests as most everything was gone. Also no elevator to access the second floor. Not good. Finally, rooms are dated. Not sure how this hotel meets the Clarion standards.

Location is great (minus the road construction, but that isn't their fault) hotel staff was great with my family and our room was everything we needed! Very clean environment and would recommend to anyone!

5826 University Avenue Cedar Falls IA

Hotel highlights

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

Within a short walk of College Square Mall, Clarion Inn Cedar Falls is within a mile (2 km) of Falls Aquatic Center. This 110-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Cedar Falls, it's also near Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center and University of Northern Iowa.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 110 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. Guests can expect free WiFi and 39-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hydromassage showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

At Clarion Inn Cedar Falls, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

59% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 145 reviews