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Clarion Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   595 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01880 (Formerly Lord Wakefield Hotel)
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Wakefield
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unfortunately, we did not know the hotel was under construction. With short notice, it was the only hotel with rooms available the night we stayed. I wouldn't go back, at least not until the construction is done. The room wasn't the cleanest. There was construction noise. Breakfast was terrible. We were the only ones there, yet It took at least... More

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wallingford, connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night. Front desk was cordial and accommodating and we had no issues. However the lobby area and most of the corridors are in rough shape due to the extensive remodeling. I think that things will be much improved in the near future.

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, the hotel is currently in full interior and exterior construction, what I had not expected, it's actually a construction site and the hotel should not have to remain open during major change. I booked a room with king bed, and when I enter the center of the king was bent in the middle and touched the floor. It has... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Clarion Inn is a fine place to rest your head for the night, but is generally in poor condition and could use a remodel. Spend one night here during the "Ultra Around the Lake" marathon and 24 hour relay; a bed was a nice respite from the run, but the Clarion Inn is pretty run down.

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Buffalo, New York
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopping between Salem and Providence seemed like a good idea. This hotel however, NOT a good idea. Dirty, lots of construction, loud, and just a generally unsafe feeling. Could have had a pretty view out the window, except that the windows were foggy and filthy. Staff at desk at check-in was not rude, but just generally indifferent. Also, wi-fi did... More

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Southbourne, England, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't pay much, so I didn't expect much. And the hotel was in line with my expectations. It's not a great location - bit middle of nowhere. It's good if you're heading north into New England and you need a place for a night - but wouldn't recommend a longer stay. The room was dated and the bathroom looked... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truly horrible experience that the hotel completely refuses to address or even acknowledge. Botom line is that the place was so filthy and in such disarray, and the Front Desk staff SO INCREDIBLY RUDE, that when I arrived to check in, I was told to "come back later" because they were "getting ready for shift change." NOTHING about my... More

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Trois-Rivieres, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I would have to describe in just one word our stay at that place, I would say: "disgusting". My wife and I have had the opportunity to travel to many places in North America as well as in Europe, but never have we been face with such a disgrace. I hesitate to call that place a hotel. This place... More

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Robin B, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

I know you don't want to hear this but we are truly sorry you did not enjoy your stay. As for whether or not we are undergoing renovations I assure you that we are making improvements daily. More

5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is under renovations. Nothing worked no pool, the ice machine didn't work. When I asked for a refund the guy at the front desk said. It has to be 24 hrs notice. I suggest you wait until they finish the remodeling. It's going to be a while because this place needs a lot of work.

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Robin B, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Tina, Please contact me to discuss your stay with us. I can be reached at 781-245-6100. More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not going to go into too many details. The staff here is very very nice. Truly everyone I encountered was wonderful. The room I happened to get was not. Some apparently are. Most travelers wouldn't be satisfied with the room. If you're looking for a cheap room near Boston and aren't very particular, this is your place.

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Robin B, Front Office Manager at Clarion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about the staff you encountered during your stay. We truly try to make each and every guest feel at home. More

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Address: 595 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01880 (Formerly Lord Wakefield Hotel)
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Location: United States > Massachusetts > Wakefield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Clarion Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Lord Hotel Wakefield
Wakefield Lord Hotel
Best Western Wakefield
Lord Wakefield Hotel

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The Clarion Inn hotel in Wakefield, MA is situated along the shores of picturesque Lake Quannapowitt. With views from most rooms, enjoy this scenic body of water while relaxing in the sunshine, or, for the more active visitor, walking, jogging, biking or roller blading around the lake's five-kilometer trail. Conveniently located just off Interstate 95 in Wakefield, this North Boston area hotel is ideally located just minutes from downtown Boston and Fenway Park, 13 miles from Salem, home of the Salem witch trials, and 11 miles from historic Lexington and Concord. ... more   less 
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