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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
jvar2014 Clifton, New Jersey
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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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Clifton, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms are small. The beds are double beds not queen size. The hotel is outdated. The hotel management is unprofessional. They do not return phone calls or send information as requested. Suggest staying at the Best Western in North Hamden. Excellent service!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. I am not sure which staff member did not return a call. I would like to hear from you asap. My email is tim@clarion-hamden.com. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your... More

Pittsburg, Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an old, tired hotel. It does not have a continental breakfast or morning coffee. the pool is filthy- lots of dirt in it and in hot tub. We did not get in. Bugs in the room. I took one to the front desk to show to clerk. Her reply was that what can a person expect; no big... More

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Honolulu, HI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beds are queen for the doubles and the bathrooms were redone with granite. That's where the niceties end. The rooms are dated, no refrigerator, and the carpet is way past expiration. We stayed here because most hotels on the road were sold out and this was available at a premium.

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More

Alpharetta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I've stayed at the hotel a number of times for business. In general the suites are nice. The regular rooms a poor value with inconsistent amenities. You may/may not get a refrigerator. May/ may not get a microwave, etc.. I even had the clerk try to tell me once that they have to be booked ahead of time so they... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience... More

Enfield, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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kjwtjc, General Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional... More

Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews 4 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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kjwtjc, General Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional... More

Rockville, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Address: 2260 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn)
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Hamden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden 3*
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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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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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