Quality Inn Stroudsburg
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Not up to clarion standards
shabby chic NOT!
the room is only adequate....no kleenex,dirty windows, water stains on the ceiling and the oldest pillows so flat and old it was pitiful......none of the extra's you would expect with the clarion name. staff was accomdating when our first rooms heater sounded like it was going to explode....since the hotel was full we ended up in a very smelly smoking suite...with our son sleeping on the fold out sofa...the rooms are very noisy with the pool population mostly children willing to brave the freezing cold water of the "heated pool"...the restaurant food was ok....with an indian menu in addition to the regular hotel fair....the breakfast buffet was good. this hotel is understaffed and badly needs updating.
I've stayed at this hotel many times and have had nothing but a blast. The staff is friendly, the rooms are clean, and the lounge is awesome! When my husband and I plan a short getaway, we usually consider this hotel first. It has an ideal location and the restaurants in the area are terrific. If you're looking for a weekend trip in the Poconos that includes dinner and cocktails, try this hotel! We'll be checking in again on New Year's Eve.
Not so great
As can be attested to by the avocado green shower walls, it's been some time since this place has been renovated. Shower was a little nasty, room was ok as far as furnature and overall cleanliness. Enclosed courtyard was really nothing to write home about, no hottub. Workout room bordered on pointless. Food is ok in resturant, and not astronomically overpriced. Overall I can't really recommend the place and will likely try another hotel in the area next time.
Hard Beds...No Rest!!!
We attended the Pocono 500 (Nascar Race) on the weekend of June 12-13, 2004. I will NEVER stay at this hotel again. The beds were harder than Rocks and you could not get comfortable to sleep. I left a couple of items there and the staff said they couldn't find them...Not True!!! The other bad thing was that the Air Conditioner did NOT work and it was extremly stuffy in the room...when the maintenance man came to look at it, it appeared as though he was intoxicated...he stumbled over his own feet and slurred his language. On top of that, he said there was nothing he could do for us. What a waste of time & money...Don't Go There!!!
Worst Hotel Experience Ever!
This was by far the worst hotel experience I ever had and being a frequent traveler, I've stayed at many hotels. Upon arrival the hotel looked nice and clean but a hotel is supposed to be a place where you can sleep and you cannot do that here.
When I tried to go to sleep at around 11:00 PM the room above me was having some kind of party. I am not talking about hearing murmors, etc. These college age people were actually yelling and screaming. By 12:30 I called the front desk to report it and it did not stop. At 1:00 AM I asked to be moved and was moved to a room on the second floor. Finally off to sleep at 1:15 AM, I was awoken at 3:00 AM by an even louder group of again college age people arriving in the room next to me on the second floor! After about an hour, I called the front desk and told them that I would simply move back to the first room (thinking that party had to be over). Well is wasn't and both parties continued until around 5:00 AM.
As far as I am concerned no reputable hotel allows this type of activity to occur. The person at the front desk knew what was going on and did nothing about it. It would not surprise me if a nearby college or university is somehow using this hotel as overflow dormitory housing. Unless you want to hang out with a bunch of drunk college students, stay away from this place.
Hold out for Ramada or Days Inn
The Clarion Hotel wa sa disgusting, unprofessionaly roach motel posing as a reputable institution. The first impression you receive is of one of the employees standing in the loby smoking a cigarette and chatting with her girlfriends on the phone. Also, there is the foul stench of mold and mildew through out the facility which looks like its hasn't been cared for since the 1960s. This is a hotel that should be bought, leveled and built on top of. The location is great in the Poconos but when you enter your room which is wall to wall rags for a carpet and turn on the light in the bathroom only to see the 40 year old cracked linoleum you ask yourself, "How can these people charge $110.00 a night for this dump?" The pool looks moldy, the continental breakfast is just coffee and the halls are dark and dingy. I can see this hotel being the setting of a creepy horror flick before it ever reaches the top 10 places to stay in the Poconos. I would hold out on stopping here and look for a Hampton Inn or a Ramada. It just seems that the standard of quality has been seriously decreasing in the hotel buisness recently and I am very disappointed in what I get for my money.
Better than most in the Poconos
My wife and I didn't book a room before getting to the Stroudsburg. Instead we asked to see a room before we checked in. We went to several hotels first and they were all old and dumpy. The Clarion was a clean room, the jacuzzi tub was clean enough for my pampered bottom and the service was excellent. This was by far miles ahead of the other hotels we looked at first. Only downside is the noise from the pool area, but since the pool closes at 10pm it never impacted us. Unless you want one of the many all-inclusive resorts that cater to a higher end - don't wanna leave the resort - crowd, then you won't be disappointed with a jacuzzi room at the Clarion.
Great Family Hotel
This hotel is, well, a little different, but, I would definately go back with the family. When you enter the lobby it is quite nice. You walk through a hallway where you pass the lounge and the restaurant which were both pretty good. Next you are in the "courtyard" of the hotel. There are two levels of rooms surrounding a pool, a tiki bar which seems to go with the strange wedding chapel area. Like I said, a little different. There are rooms surrounding the pool on the lower level and balcony rooms which overlook it. There are also rooms in an interior hallway that are not by the pool at all. The pool was very nice and the kids had a blast. It was nice to spend the afternoon at the pool after a morning of skiing. You can also order from various takeout restaurants and eat at one of the many tables set up by the pool. We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night. On Saturday night, the volume was extremely loud, it sounded like a school cafeteria. There was a group of people staying there that took all of the poolside tables and put them together, it kind of looked like fun. There is a small arcade and a Perkins right across the street. For a family or group vacation, at this price, I would give this hotel high marks. For my husband and I alone, I would not even consider it. The room was clean and there were no odors. The staff seemed very friendly and it was an overall good experience.
First time there was pleasant
We stayed here once about a year and a half ago and the room was clean, the bed comfy, and dinner in the on-site restaurant was pretty good.
Our room had a whirlpool tub which was heavenly. The staff was pretty nice. The only thing we would have changed was the sound-proofing in our room because it was right next to the pool and the sounds echoed a lot. We are staying there again this weekend; hopefully it's as nice as the first trip.
Pass On The Clarion Hotel Stroudsburg
This place needs help! Management did the best they could to help us but the place is a mess . The sheets were dirty. The heater system was noisy. We asked for a non-smoking room but got the handicap smoking room that reeked. The noise around the pool went far beyond a reasonable time. I am suprised this place has the Clarion name attached to it. Our two night stay quickly became a one night stay as we left to find another hotel. With the proper attention, this place could be much better.
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So, let the journey begin.