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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room cobwebs everywhere!, could not get temp in room below 80, no windows, very soft beds, & bus parking very hard. no where to turn around. probably would not stay again. smelled like chlorine the minute you walked in. Sorry not a good experience.

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

very clean, very quit, hot breakfast,and very helpful staff with Ben at the front desk and Deb with your breakfast they where hitting home runs everyday...Great job you guys!! there is a restaurant with great food and beverage.

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. Thank you so much for your business and we look forward to seeing you in the future. Kind regards, Neil...

Raytown, Missouri
Reviewed 15 March 2017

There was a slight mixup with our reservation, but staff went above and beyond to try and make it up for us. I was a little leary based on other reviews, but this ended up being nearly perfect for us, and the price was great. Yes, it is older - I would assume it was once a holidome, but it...

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Neil Soppe...

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Needs updates in rooms. Walk in to a very nice hotel until you get to the rooms. Was clean, but ours had no temperature control and was very warm. Was told the a/c was turned off for the winter. Asked for a fan, which they brought, and it was filthy. All in all would not stay there again

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at Clarion Inn University Plaza. Allow me to apologize on behalf of our hotel for failing to meet your expectations regarding the room condition with our housekeeping staff to ensure we handle these types of situations differently in the future. Again, thank you for your...

Des Moines, Iowa
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We got this hotel for 1 night on Pricelinefor $50. The hotel had a nice pool area. The gym area had a few old treadmills and one very old elliptical. There were no weights. We had a room on the second floor. We had to climb stairs to get there. There were unattended children all over the place. The rooms...

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide better service to our guest. Thank you for pointing out the issues on your stay so they can be addressed. Kind regards, Neil Soppe General Manager...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel and the rooms are very nice. The food was awful. I ordered nachos. It was like putting nacho chips in a cheese soup. I had to eat them with a spoon. I also had to call the front desk at 10 pm so that I could finally get some sleep because of the noise.

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neil s, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. Our chef has been made aware of the problem with your meal and it will be addressed, as well as...

Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Note this hotel was booked for me by my employer. I would not personally choose this type of accommodation. Where to begin... extremely short-staffed although if you managed to track down an employee they usually tried to be helpful. This is a former Holiday Inn MOTEL w/typical configuration - rooms surrounding the indoor pool have no outside windows. Room was...

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Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I recently stayed here on 2 different occasions within a two week period. I really enjoy staying at the Clarion Inn Plaza Cedar Falls, The GM and his staff really make their guests feel like family. The rooms are extremely clean and inviting. The lobby for guests to check in has a very warm and inviting atmosphere. The food at...

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SarahE504, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Neil Soppe...

Liberty, Missouri
Reviewed 26 November 2016

For 20 years this was the best Holiday Inn in Waterloo/Cedar Falls. In recent years there's a great deal more competition, however, the owners of this location have recently remodeled to make this a good value (in addition to the Choice guest program). They've closed the on-site restaurant in favor of sandwiches in the bar (evenings) and a well-stocked breakfast...

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SarahE504, General Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Neil Soppe...

Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I understand it's a college town and there is wear and tear.. but with such a terrific location,WHY NOT clean,paint,and repair the rooms? Nice bar and common area. Would choose to go somewhere else because of the condition and cleanliness of rooms.

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SarahE504, Manager at Clarion Inn University Plaza, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clarion Inn® hotel offers an ideal location during your next trip to Cedar Falls. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, this Iowa hotel's central location and affordable accommodations is sure to make your stay convenient and memorable.The Clarion Inn hotel is a great place to call home during your next trip to the Cedar Falls area. With countless features and outstanding service, your stay with us is sure to be one to remember. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clarion Inn University Plaza

Address: 5826 University Ave, Building #1, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 (Formerly Holiday Inn Cedar Falls - University Plaza)
Region: United States > Iowa > Cedar Falls
Price Range: $109 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn University Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 109
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Also Known As:
Clarion Inn University Plaza Hotel Cedar Falls
Holiday Inn Cedar Falls
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn
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“Ask for a room not adjacent to the indoor pool for more quiet and less traffic”
Baldy47, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a 1st floor room.”
karolk228, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room as far away from the pool area as possible.”
457tedb, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a newly renovated room and away from the main road, lots of road construction right out front.”
  • Toilet paper holder falling out of the wall
  • Was well equipped
  • Bathroom door would not close
  • Missing tile
  • Towel Rod
  • Shower Head
sbenson11, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you don't like the smell of chlorine ask for a room away from the pool. It is much quieter also.”
CloudPurpose, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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