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Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3499 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we attended a family wedding in Princeton- the recommended historical hotel suggested was no match for the value and benefits of this place. Best hot breakfast buffet around. Nice staff. Had a lovely outdoor courtyard to sit and relax in shade

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Kittery Point, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The hotel was very nice, as was the staff. It was convenient to downtown Princeton and not a bad distance from the NJTPK. The breakfast was nicely presented and very good. I definitely recommend this hotel.

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Chose this hotel for the location near a business meeting and arrived late so wasn't particular about much. Then I got up the next morning and found the pool was empty, the fitness room had a water dispenser but no cups and the apples at breakfast were nothing close to fresh and probably not even good for applesauce. The carpet... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was our 2nd visit, happy customers,will return. Good location, Rt 1 just a bit south of Princeton; far enough to have reasonable (low) rates. On Rt 1, but rooms are in back and thus quiet. Clean. Friendly staff; fine breakfast; good value overall. --> Hotel has inner courtyard with flower garden and pool -- very nice ambiance. (ask for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My wife and I have stayed in plenty of hotels over the years, and we both agreed this was our worst at any hotel. the first room had pet hair everywhere (floor, bed, chair, etc.) and smelled of perfumed cleaner. My wife is allergic, and she immediately began having an allergic reaction. The staff kindly agreed to switch our rooms.... More

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Perryville, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very friendly front desk staff at check in. Room was clean, except for food being left in mini fridge. A tad noisy at times. Beds were comfy. Smaller tv than what you usually see. Didn't go to the restaurant/lounge as it was a bit pricey for the ratings it received.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights while in Princeton. Nothing much to shout about - it has a lounge/club attached whose patrons can be noisy. Even though the hotel seemed empty - they gave me a room which was quite a hike away. The signs inside the hotel are not clear. One of the exits is right next to a dump... More

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Island Heights, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My friends and I stayed there on February 12, 2014. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. The Clarion was clean and comfortable. I would recommend the Clarion to others. The food at the restrautant was very good. Maybe a little pricey but it was affordable.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The service was good and it didnt cost me an arm and a leg... Good value... would use this place again... Varun is one of the managers and he was able to get me what I needed! The Pure restaurant and lounge next door offers a great dining option with plenty of craft beers on tap!

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Unbelievable bang for your buck with this hotel. Great wifi, flat screen tv, Keurig coffee maker, clean comfortable beds! Staff were amazing and a very beautiful snow covered courtyard. Also great location, Shopping center with wholefoods, marshals, ect next door and across the road from a trader joes and other places. Rare find in this area for the price.

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Address: 3499 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn 2.5*
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The upscale Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn is conveniently located just two miles from Princeton Unversity. This Princeton, NJ hotel is near popular attractions like Six Flags Great Adventure theme park, Sun Bank Arena, Rider University and The College Of New Jersey. The hotel is next to Whole Foods Market, and across the street from Carnegie Center office complex. The award winning PURE RESTAURANT and LOUNGE is located through the hotel's lobby and features casual to fine dining, with celebrity chef-prepared sushi, along with steak and unique menu items. Our signature cocktails are a great way to enjoy a relaxing evening in the lounge. Over 12 domestic and imported beers are available on tap and served ICE COLD. Our breakfast buffet is by far the finest in the area, and it's INCLUDED at no additional charge! You'll enjoy high-speeed wireless internet access, and we have refrigerators and microwave ovens in EVERY ROOM. All amenities are included in your room rate. Why stay at other hotels that charge fees for every item you touch? HBO, ESPN, and over 40 other channels are available on flat screen Televisions. Shuttle service to Princeton University is available at no additional charge (call us for details on the shuttle availability). Call us today to make reservations with one of our friendly representatives! ... more   less 
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