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Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   2260 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn)
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Hamden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
Lisa D Enfield, Connecticut
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Enfield, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I and 2 tween age children stayed here on a Friday night to be close to a program at Yale University and the Yale Peabody museum, both of which are 5 miles away. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean and the common area was nicely decorated with a working fireplace. My kids thought having a small... More

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Staten Island, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The Clarion was busier than ever. Several local College activities in the area . The teams chose the Clarion and even though the staff was super busy,they found the time to make me feel like a V.I.P. They're located 5 Minutes from Quinnipiac University and closer to many of the other colleges in the area.So if you're visiting in the... More

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Rockville, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had stayed previously at this Whitney Avenue location when it was a Howard Johnsons. It was bad then; ratty beds, doors that opened directly outside (which didn’t entirely close all the time), dirty rooms, poor management. Clarion has a good reputation so I thought things had improved at the location once they took over. This was not entirely the... More

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gmct067, Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey. Feedback from our guests is very important to us and your input helps with our continuing efforts to provide excellent service and a great stay. After researching our daily log book I am unable to locate any communication to the front desk about these issues.... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I stayed at the Clarion for two nights, I was in the area for a med school interview. I was surprised at how nice the place was. The common areas are really nice and were very nicely decorated. My room was on the first floor and was a good size. I did not have a car while I was there... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I stayed at the Clarion Hamden for over a month while taking up a short-term fellowship at Yale. The owner, manager and staff could not have done more to make me feel at home. My suite was extremely comfortable, impeccably clean, with fast wireless connection. Lovely family atmosphere, other guests very polite. A special mention goes to Tracy on reception,... More

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gmct067, General Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for your response and great comments. It was truly a pleasure meeting you! Please enjoy the holidays. More

Richmond, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We were in town for a funeral for my Father In-Law and the service was outstanding. I had stayed at the Days Inn which is the only other hotel in town and it was awful so I was not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised by the common areas and the room. It was clean and everything worked. The best... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Very impressed with the room/suite. Well furnished and very clean. Internet was fast and TV package excellent, why then am I not gushing about the place. Well the atmosphere lacked something, it felt like a retirement home rather than a hotel and no breakfast just did not do it for me, sorry but doubt I will stay again

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Franklin, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here for two nights and found the place to be exactly what i needed - a clean, comfortable room that didn't have any bad odors. Rooms do not have refrigerators, so ask for one if you need it. The bathroom was well-stocked with towels, and I saw a maintenance person lingering in the lobby early in AM, as well... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This past week, I hosted a group of 12 from Mongolia for a week in Hamden. They stayed at the Clarion Suites and were warmly welcomed and well treated by the staff. They left yesterday. Today, the young lady at Clarion's Reception called me, since I had left my contact info with her "just in case," and told me that... More

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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

there are few options for quality hotels in hamden so the clarion is the best of the group.the intown location is great but the carpets are torn and stained and a good clean tile floor would be great. a coat of paint may help this old place

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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel And Suites Hamden
Clarion Hotel Hamden
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Hamden Clarion
Address: 2260 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn)
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Hamden
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 hotels in Hamden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Haven counties newest premier hotel. The Clarion will immediately impress any guest. The polished marble lobby is lavishly decorated with inviting furniture and a fireplace that will warm any traveler. The hotel features 103 guest rooms including 16 state of the art suites. The hotel is minutes from Yale, Quinnipiac, Southern and New Haven Universities. All rooms include free parking, indoor pool and jacuzzi, free high speed internet and fitness room. ... more   less 
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