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Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden

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2260 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After several attempts to reach other local hotels & getting no response, we pulled over for gas right off the highway. Right a crossed was this conveniently located hotel with very welcoming and pleasant staff. We were able to get accommodations right away at a very reasonable price including continental breakfast. Although, hotel is under renovations, the inside was pleasantly... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed one night and checked out and went to a Courtyard Marriot. I wouldn't stay if the room was free! Overpriced and dirty old hotel. Just gross. Dirty carpets, rooms need to be painted. The employees are less than helpful.

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Gatineau, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an average hotel. It was clean and felt safe. I would recommend a sign showing where the Reception Lobby is when you drive in. The breakfast with the hotel stay was good, offering waffles, bagels, cereal, yogourt, etc. More than enough choices. I liked that. Check-in was efficient. Parking was ample. There is a gas station across the... More 

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We really appreciate you as our valued guest. I am happy that your stay was satisfactory, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Nicole More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Under renovation, location appealing, and that is it. Place needs overhaul, including some employees. Not heavy lifters to make the stay comfortable. For those that need a required certainty for ease, this is not your stay.

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Greetings, Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel, we both value and appreciate your business. I am very sorry that to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory. We are currently renovating so that we are able to ensure a more enjoyable stay next time. Please come and stay again so that your able to see all... More 

Astatula, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This hotel is under construction. They do not mention this on website. Many of their conveniences are not available. No cafe, lounge, room service or store. Vending machines were empty. Beds are minimum of comfort.

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Greetings, Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your business very much. The current renovations are so we can make your next stay with us even more enjoyable. Please cme back again soon so that your able to see all the improvements. It was such a pleasure to meet your family. Nicole More 

Lilburn, Georgia, USA
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Clarions are usually at the nicer end of the Choice options. This was not inexpensive, but the hotel did not seem up-to-date. The rooms were fine and the beds comfortable, but again, just not top notch. I took them up on saving the planet by requesting not to change linens and towels, but they ended up just not even coming... More 

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Greetings, Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very sorry that your stay was not totally up to your expectations, your opinion means alot to us here; guest satisfaction is our number one goal at the Clarion. We are actually in the middle of rennovations at this very moment. Please come back and stay with us... More 

Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not many hotels to choose from in the Hamden area so I selected this one based on reviews. The hotel is on the street but oddly enough I drove past it twice. Next to entrance of the highway- that's great for business travelers but not for a leisure stay. When checking in they were friendly and welcoming but then I... More 

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am truly sorry that your stay was not a good one; the hotel has recently been purchased and the remodeling phase of our facility has begun. The Cafe will also be re opening soon, we could not keep it open under the old ownerships licensing and we... More 

Staten Island, New York, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We selected the Claroin Hotel & suites in Hamden Ct because it was close to where we needed to be and it was quite a find. The hotel was VERY well run. They even let us check in several hours early. The front desk staff wwas very accomodating ( thanks Nicole) and the room was immaculate

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Thanks you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your room! Guest satisfaction is very important, it is always great to hear that we have done a great job. I look froward to see you and your family again next time you visit the area. Best Wishes, Nicole... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Right from arrival, you are greeted with calm, efficient, prompt and friendly service. Staying at the hotel was another great experience . Not only comfortable, great cleanliness.Nice customer service .The rooms are large and comfortable. I will recommend this hotel as a cozy place.

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Guest satisfaction is our number one goal. Please come again and see the renovations when your in the area again. Best Wishes, Nicole B More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Location is awesome & easily accessible. Rooms are very well designed, clean and comfortable. It is also equipped well with latest entertainment set and refreshment beverages. Check-Inn & Check-Out procedure was easy & done well with the friendly staff. The Front desk also assisted with eating joints around and a few areas that we wanted to explore. The swimming pool... More 

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Ritu K, Front Office Manager at Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very happy to hear that your stay was great with us. We aim to satisfy each and every guest that walks through our doors. Please come back and stay with us when you can. We value and appreciate you. Nicole B. More 

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