At 11 stories tall, the Clarion Hotel on Reynolds Avenue was the tallest building in Maumee Ohio by a significant margin. The 261-room hotel opened in 1974 as a Ramada Inn, part of a large retail corridor that included the Southwyck Mall. In 1995 it became a Holiday Inn, and in 2006, changed over to a Clarion Hotel.
After failing to pay taxes for several years, the state shut the hotel down in July of 2008, though it continued to operate illicitly for several months after. The beds and furnishing were removed and placed in the conference room for auction, but the property became tangled up in foreclosure and changed hands several times. In February of 2014, the City of Toledo announced that it had acquired the hotel and would be tearing it down with $800,000 in grant money. After months of delays due to asbestos removal, demolition of the hotel began in September of 2014.