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The National Hotel

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   31 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
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Ranked #2 of 2 Frenchtown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Pam A Clermont, Florida
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clermont, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here in July 2014 while visiting family in the nearby area. Didn't know what to expect, as the place was in shambles and foreclosure in 2008. Was pleasantly surprised that the place, although it still needs work, is as pleasant as it was. Marlon was so accommodating and friendly, and personally showed us around the very historic hotel. He... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Granted I made a last minute reservation but I feel that I've been manipulated and ripped off. When I arrived I was told that the room I wanted was "double booked" and that I had to settle for another one which had dirty rugs and the radio didn't work. It was dark and depressing and the curtains were oversized and... More

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel, responded to this review

We are so surprised by this feedback that it's difficult to respond, but we feel that we must. This guest shared her experience regarding her long work hours and a bicycle that she wanted to have stored by us. As we do with all of our hotel guests, she was shown the room (with an upgrade given to her as... More

Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The National Hotel in Frenchtown is, for us, an oasis in a desert. Imagine a 175 mile drive as the desert and Frenchtown and the National as the oasis. We are a senior couple somewhat immobile that visit our Frenchtown based son as often as we can physically and financially. He cannot drive to our home in Southern Delaware. The... More

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel, responded to this review

You have captured the essence of The National Hotel, w/Marlon & our staff always doing their very best to provide a comfortable & memorable experience for our guests. Thank you for all of your kind words, compliments, & feedback. We will certainly make sure that our staff receives your high praise, & we will continue to work towards ensuring that... More

Williamstown, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. I hate when reviews aren't detailed, so I will be. We stayed in the King Suite Saturday-Tuesday (so I will speak to our experience for that specific room/time) We checked in Saturday, and the room was on the 3rd floor. there is no elevator so you will have to walk the... More

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We truly appreciate the time you took to write this & all the details that you included. As a historic, boutique hotel, we pride ourselves on the work that has gone into restoring the establishment, as well as the exotic flair & sophistication of the guest suites, which would be compromised by adding a microwave... More

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My wife and sister-in-law accompanied me to this charming hotel this weekend as we celebrated my sis-in-law's birthday. Let me begin by saying if you're looking for a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton"esque" feel for your rooms, then my best advice would be to not stay here but spend the $500 or so per night at one of those beautiful... More

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Oldwick, New Jersey, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I booked a room for Valenties Day weekend for my lovely wife and I. The people who work here are very pleasant and accomodating. And the building it self is charming. I found the price to be a bit high considering the accomodations, but it was a Valentines day weekend so I guess that is to be expected. The room... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel was nice. We liked the old charm. We just want to make a few recommendations for the hotel manager. 1. Fix the curtains. It doesn't cost that much to put new curtains in a room. Ours did not work. 2. Dusk and clean the windows for spider webs and bugs. 3. Provide a bathroom floor towel. 4. Guests... More

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel, responded to this review

We are incredibly grateful that, as you stated in your review, you "had a great experience overall and would recommend this hotel." Above all, we thank you for the time you took to write the review and to point out items that you recommend be altered. We appreciate your patronage and your feedback. Rest assured that we will take every... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We took a last minute weekend getaway to Frenchtown. What a quaint and picturesque town on the Delaware River! Hotel is very well located on main drag of this small town. Our room was towards rear of hotel which permitted us not to hear street noise. Room is small but adequate. Radiator in bathroom was propped up with a piece... More

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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We will make sure to look into the issues you experienced. We appreciate your patronage and we are thrilled that our server provided you with a good dining experience, even though you felt the meal missed its mark. We do hope that you will give us another try in the future (& we just launched... More

Edison, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

If you are visiting Frenchtown or within a 10 mile radius,you will find that the National Hotel has it all. If you want courtesy,charm,clean,engaging helpful staff, I've found that this hotel with all it's "ambiance" personifies,Frenchtown. The manager Marlon, was a wonderful,respectful to your needs host/manager. The beauty of Frenchtown makes this hotel and it's staff,"like you are an old... More

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Recently, I was a participant in a GreenFair event in Frenchtown and when every nearby hotel did not return my inquiry or were priced "off the wall," I called the National. Not only were they the best price but their kindness, courtesy and consideration made them the best. I had an unusual request of charging my electric car I their... More

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Address: 31 Race Street, Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Location: United States > New Jersey > Frenchtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The National Hotel 3*
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Experience comfort and luxury at The National Hotel from richly appointed and unique rooms in which to relax and escape today’s pressures, to our quality dining choices, where a friendly and attentive staff can help you unwind as you enjoy local flavors of the area, and end your evening in The Rathskeller Pub downstairs. ... more   less 
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