Stetson University

Clarion Hotel

With enrollment growth and high demand for housing, the university has decided to place students in the Clarion Hotel on International Speedway Boulevard. Housing and Residential Life staff, Facilities Management and Public Safety have made many changes and commitments in our agreement with the hotel so that we are providing students with a blend of the extra amenities that a hotel can offer as well as work hard to have this feel like a traditional residence hall (with staffing, programming, community space, laundry and more).

Resident Rooms

2 Person Suite Residential Room

The two-person suite rooms feature comfortable queen size beds and an in-room bathroom.

On-Site Staff

The Clarion Hotel will have multiple resident assistants (R.A.'s) living on-site. R.A.'s help students by providing opportunities to develop deep and meaningful relationships not just with their roommate, but with residents of the entire building.

Clarion Student Lounge

Hotel Amenities

  • Wireless high-speed Internet access
  • On-site parking and parking permit for on-campus commuter parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant

Fully Furnished Bedrooms

  • Central heat/air
  • Basic cable television
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Queen sized bed
  • Dresser or built-in closet
  • 37-inch flat screen TV
  • Built-in hair dryer

Community Spaces

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cabinet Storage
  • Desks
  • Couches
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Bulletin boards with campus events and educational opportunities


Students staying at the Clarion are able to obtain a special campus commuter parking decal. Parking on site at the hotel does not require a hotel pass/decal. Since the DeLand campus is just 1.5 miles from the Clarion, students can also bike to/from campus. Students assigned to the Clarion in the 2014-2015 academic year should coordinate their own transportation.


Laundry facilities are available on the floor at no additional cost as with on-site residence halls. The hotel also offers a laundry service, for which students would need to pay the hotel directly.


As with any location at which the university houses its students, safety and security are of the utmost concern. This location has a blend of trained on-site R.A. staff with trained, 24-hour on-call professional staff, Public Safety, and a well-established relationship with the DeLand Police Department ready to help handle any crises that may occur. The hotel offers safety features including indoor-only access to rooms, well-list corridors and 24-hour on-site staff.


The hotel is located at 350 East International Speedway Boulevard in DeLand, Fla. Students will receive mail at their on-campus box. The check-in process for students who will be housed at the Clarion will be identical to that of students housed in on-campus housing.

About the Clarion

Built in 1985 with renovations completed in 2000 (with further renovations to be planned this year), the Clarion Hotel in DeLand has served as a hotel to incoming families of Stetson University students for years. The hotel has 24-hour on-site staff, plenty of parking for residents and guests, and plans to update the full-service restaurant and pool area this year.

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