The lobby is medium to large in size, there is some seating in the area that is close to the bar. There is a large colonial Spanish staircase dominating the centre of the room and the reception is located to the right of this.
It is a 3 storey cream stone building with dark wood eaves and roofing.
The hotels' 68 bedroom all feature either one king size or two single beds and feature amenities including 21" Satellite TV with in house movie channels, Sony Play Stations, Direct Dial Telephones, Trouser Press, Executive Desk with Computer Connections, Hair Dryer and Complimentary Hospitality Tray.
The Red Pepper Restaurant is open Mon - Sat and serves modern continental cuisine. It is an intimate restaurant catering for approximately 60 people. There is also the option for guests to eat in the hotels' Bar 75 which serves 'Gastro Pub' meals in a more relaxed bar environment.
The Clarion Hotel is conveniently located near Carrickfergus Castle. The Abbey Centre shopping mall, University of Ulster, Glens of Antrim natural areas, Belfast city center and Belfast International Airport are minutes from this Carrickfergus hotel. Guests can visit the Andrew Jackson and US Rangers Centre, a museum and homestead celebrating the life of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. The Saint Nicholas Church of Ireland is also located in the area. Many local attractions are accessible by car or rail. Dunluce Castle and the Giant's Causeway make good day trips from the hotel.