Clarion Inn

7850 Rhode Island St., Merrillville, IN 46410 United States (USA) near Exit 253b on I-65 (~0.3mi)
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2.5 Star Property
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3.5/5

Based on 189 guest reviews

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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 112 rooms in hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Hotel has 2 suites
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Group score of 10.0/10

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Room Types

Check Rates1 King Bed
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Accessible
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Accessible Mobility and Hearing Accessible Wet Bar
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Executive Room Sitting Area Sofa and or Chair Larger Unit
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Mirror Make Up Microwave, Refrigerator, Hair Dryer
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite
Non-Smoking
Check Rates1 King Bed Suite Presidential Suite Hot Tub in Room Cathedral Ceiling 1
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds
Non-Smoking
Check Rates2 Double Beds Microwave, Refrigerator, Free WiFi Desk
Non-Smoking

Local Attractions

- Southlake Mall - Deep River Waterpark - Lake County Fairgrounds - Indiana University Northwest - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Shrine of Christ's Passion - Fair Oaks Farm

Verified Reviews of Clarion Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"A Cozy and Comfortable Clarion."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
A little out of the way but quiet and comfortable. The room was clean, bed comfy and staff a dream to deal with. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
01-Nov-2021 Verified Review
"Refused to refund money from cancellation due to bereavement. Very dissatisfied with Clarion will no"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
Poor customer service.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
11-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jul 29 to Sat Jul 31 2021 at a $69.28 average nightly rate.
"Not easy to find but worth finding!"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
I loved the setting of this motel, very peaceful and in a green space. Because of its location it was a little hard to find at the end of small street next to a senior residence. I would suggest providing directions for use of the TV (we couldn't figure it out) and putting kleenex in the rooms.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Oct-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Oct 03 to Mon Oct 04 2021 at a $81.99 average nightly rate.
"This hotel was terrible. Room was not cleaned."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I will never go to this hotel again. They did not clean our room sheets was dirty towels was left uncleaned. Lobby promised breakfast. No breakfast. Lobby had no a c and was very very hot. This was a disaster. Told management n they did nothing.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
30-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 20 to Sat Aug 21 2021 at a $94.00 average nightly rate.
"Room was not properly cleaned."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
room was not cleaned, the house phone was broken, the phone cord was broken, found the comforter was blood stained, several towels were dirty. Notified the "Mgr" at the front desk, but no one bothered to come to the room to make any repairs. At the "Check In" it took over 20 minutes to complete that. even though had made reservations and pre paid almost a week in advance!. Overall, I would NEVER stay and any Clarion or any other "Choice" units again. I did report this over the phone to corp HQ. .tried to report it to the "Complaint" area (4) on the phone and it was never answered after over 10 minutes on hold. tried that three times! ended up tried a different extension and made the report. In addition. the Mgr at the Clarion confirmed that the Choice units are "World Wide". The 800 number provided is monitored in the Philippines. after making the reservation, in the Merrillville Clarion and the fee was pulled by them, I found that I got notice from my bank; USAA; that I got hit with three charges of 1) $1000, 2) $800 and 3) $500 for a room charge at the "Oasis Hotel in Nyrobie.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
09-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 06 to Sun Aug 08 2021 at a $106.49 average nightly rate.
"No Service"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The Clarion Inn location in Merrillville, IN decided to CANCEL my reservation, less than an hour after it was made. I've now been on hold with the 800 Clarion number given for over 30 minutes with no resolution. Oh, did I mention I was already charged even though they refused my service upon entry?!? Could not possibly have an upstanding management team with any sense of pride.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Jul 17 to Sun Jul 18 2021 at a $122.99 average nightly rate.
"Filthy Hotel, it was unsanitary and trashy.Seevice wa fantastic."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
I couldn't find another hotel or would have left. I took pictures,I worked in a hotel before. The bed sheets had stuck gum,stained mattress cover. Stained tub.the carpet outside the door was filthy. Window seals were dirty. Dust around the air conditioning.curtains were dingy and soiled. Chair had stains in it and was filthy.the headboards smelled like mildew. No elevator or pool. No breakfast. Service was great. I telephone did t work.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Jun-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jun 18 to Mon Jun 21 2021 at a $83.32 average nightly rate.
"No heat until early morning."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The first problems we had with our room was a TV remote that wouldn't work and a cold room. We got another remote from the front desk and we were told that it would take a little while for the room to warm up. We left the room for about three hours and when we returned the room was still cold. After a couple more hours we called the front desk and informed them that our room was still cold and that not much heat appeared to be coming from the room heater. We got no response from the front desk. We considered going to another motel but decided to stick it out there because on previous stays at that motel, we had not had any major problems. We took the top covers off the bed that we didn't us and added them to the bed we did use and we slept in our clothes to stay warm. About 3:00 am the room finally got warm enough to sleep regularly. We were very disappointed by this most recent time at the hotel.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
26-Feb-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Feb 21 to Sat Feb 22 2020 at a $73.83 average nightly rate.
3.5 out of 5. Based on 189 guest reviews

Property Description

Make new memories at the Clarion Inn® hotel in Merrillville, IN located off Interstate 65. We're a 10-minute walk from Holiday Star Plaza and 20 minutes from the Gary/Chicago International Airport.Our hotel is 1 hour from downtown Chicago, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. We're close to the Ameriplex at the Crossroads, plus:- Southlake Mall- Deep River Waterpark- Lake County Fairgrounds- Indiana University Northwest- Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore- Purdue Calumet CampusEnjoy Northwest Indiana while staying at our smoke-free hotel in Merrillville with travel essentials like complimentary coffee. We have a banquet and meeting space and offer convenient and affordable accommodations that make all of your business and social gatherings possible.Our 3 banquet and meeting rooms accommodate up to 100 people, plus we offer room for social gatherings, along with catering, food and beverage. Our hotel has an indoor whirlpool, café, basketball court and beautiful outdoor deck overlooking a peaceful pond and waterfall. Additional amenities include:- Full buffet breakfast- Free WiFi- Indoor and outdoor heated pool- Exercise room- Business center-Walking Path around property-Basketball Court-Gazebo with beautiful ponds and waterfall on back side of the propertyOur hotel offers the perfect place to meet up in person for any business or special occasion and then relax in one of our inviting guest rooms. All rooms have an HDTV, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron, ironing board, work desk and sofa sleeper.Life is better when you get together at the Clarion Inn hotel in Merrillville, IN. We ensure a seamless trip while staying with us with a friendly staff and inviting accommodations to connect with family, friends and colleagues. Book a room today!

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 P.M.
Year of Last Renovation: 2012
Floors: 2
Rooms: 112
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 112
Handicap Rooms: 6
Suites: 2
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 1 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 4828 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 100 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.5 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 2.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5PM - 10PM
Pool Info:
Pool is a swim though indoor/outdoor pool with a hot tub. Pool hours are from 8AM - 10PM daily
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Cancel by 4PM day of arrival to avoid charges.
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 12.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jogging path
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

- Midway Airport to Clarion Inn Merrillville - 38.2 Miles 1 Hour- O'Hare Airport to Clarion Inn Merrillville - 60.7 Miles 1 Hour 7 Min

Local Shuttle Info: No Shuttle Available

Breakfast Information

Full Hot Breakfast is included with all room rates. Breakfast food includes: Eggs, Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Potatoes, Fruit, Cereal, Yogurt and variety of juices and milk.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

About Clarion Hotels

  • Full-service property with meeting/event space and available catering services
  • Feature a restaurant or social bar and lounge based on location
  • High-quality bedding
  • Free high-speed internet
  • 24-hour business center services
  • Spacious rooms with large desks

The Clarion Hotels highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Clarion Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Clarion Inn.

Feel free to use the Clarion Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Merrillville event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Meeting Rooms North and South 1 x 1 x 1 1500--/--------------/--------
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Meeting Rooms North and South

Meeting room can fit up to 100 guests or the room can be split in half for smaller groups. Note: Hotel does not have an elevator and the meeting space requires going up a flight of stairs.
Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1500 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
12
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
Meeting Rooms North and South Meeting Space Thumbnail 1
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Photo of Meeting Rooms North and South
North Meeting Room 32 x 26 x 10 83269/----57--23----/--8892--
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North Meeting Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
832 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
32 x 26 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    South Meeting Room 32 x 26 x 10 83269/----57--23----/--8821--
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    South Meeting Room

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    832 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    32 x 26 x 10 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      Conference Room 52 x 32 x 10 1664--/----115--46----/----42--
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      Conference Room

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      1664 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      52 x 32 x 10 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available

        FAQs about Clarion Inn

        What time is check in?

        Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

        What time is check out?

        Check out time is 12:00 P.M. based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

        How many rooms does Clarion Inn have?

        There are 112 rooms in the property.

        Is there any meeting space at Clarion Inn?

        Yes, they have 1 meeting room that can support various table layouts.

        What kind of breakfast is at Clarion Inn?

        Full Hot Breakfast is included with all room rates. Breakfast food includes: Eggs, Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Potatoes, Fruit, Cereal, Yogurt and variety of juices and milk.

        Can I get a AAA rate at Clarion Inn?

        Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA Rate - 1 King Bed Accessible Mobility and Hearing Accessible Wet Bar

        Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Clarion Inn?

        Yes, they have stay dates that support Senior hotel discounts. Example room type: Senior AARP Rate ID Required 1 King Bed Accessible Mobility and Hearing Accessible Wet Bar

        Is there a gym at Clarion Inn?

        Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

        Is there shopping nearby?

        Yes. Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas. Very close to shopping. Great shopping. Most guests liked the proximity to shopping.

        Is there a WiFi internet?

        Yes. Good wifi quality. Most guests said the wifi quality was great.

        Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

        Yes. Kitchenette needs more attention. Most guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette.

        Is there a pool at Clarion Inn?

        Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Pool is a swim though indoor/outdoor pool with a hot tub. Pool hours are from 8AM - 10PM daily.

        Testimonials:

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        "Thank you so much for your help. I was able to book a room that met all of my qualifications. I could not have gotten the price I did without your service. Again, my sincere thanks." S.C. - Savannah, GA

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