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“Good hotel, close to colleges” 5 of 5 stars
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Doubletree Hotel Claremont
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   555 West Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Claremont
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“Good hotel, close to colleges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Good hotel, clean, comfortable nice location and has a California feel to it. Stayed here when we visited the 5 colleges. Close to town nice location. Did not eat at hotel, good restaurants walking distance from hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Steve08california,

We appreciate your feedback in regards to your liking of the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont and the proximity to the Claremont Colleges.

Yes there are many restaurants that are within walking distance which makes it very convenient for our guest, even including having Trader Joes in our parking lot.

Look forward to having you stay with us again.

Warm regards,
Shirlene Maldonado
Director of Sales & Marketing
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Have you ever been relieved to find a great full service hotel for regular business trips to the same location? Super fast and free WiFi, clean quiet well appointed rooms, a well outfitted fitness facility... sounds good so far.... Then you come across one detail, which you ignore as you think it might be an off day. But then the same irritating problem keeps reoccurring all week and ruins the whole experience. It even becomes the joke of the regular weekly business guests who openly talk about it while dining at the adjoining Buca De Beppo in the adjoining property. Why are regular hotel guests not dining at the hotel...?

After your initial positive experience of what is a great hotel, you might encounter the hotel bar and restaurant. You will stroll in after a tough day at work hoping for a drink only to wait with five other travelers wondering why the three staff members are telling jokes behind the door. Or maybe you will walk into breakfast where three employees are "hanging out" while the shift supervisor is forced to wait all the tables by himself for four consecutive mornings. Or perhaps you will walk down at 10pm for a light snack and the waitress tells you to call room service, then when you do 3 minutes later, it's the same person on the phone taking your order.... Great hotel, but requires a massive cleanup of their food and beverage. That is a one point deduction.

The second deduction point is for showing up at 2:45pm after a 9 hour flight and 90 minute car ride from LAX and attempting to check in. I am told, "we are not allowed to check anyone in until 3pm, why don't you have a drink at the bar". I asked if rooms are available and she stated, "yes but I'm not allowed to check anyone in until 3pm". Then I went to the bar and encountered a 10 minute wait for a drink with three others who were also waiting..... Sounds like a vicious cycle because it is. I probably would have forgotten about this experience if it wasn't for the restaurant.

I think it's time for the GM to follow his regular guests and see how much food and beverage revenue he/she is losing by a poorly managed restaurant.

Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear MKristian,

It is a real shame to read your feedback on the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont Hotel that this was your experience of the Hotel. This review has been discussed with our restaurant manager as well as our management team. This is not our standard operating procedures at all and will not be tolerated.

These concerns have been addressed as The DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont will not tolerate this type of customer service, nor should our guest have this type of experience so our sincere apology.

Just to reference at this time Year to date The DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont Hotel is ranked #23 out of over 250 DoubleTree Hotels in the United States. So hopefully you can see we do not take issues like this lightly.

If I can be of further assistance or would like to discuss further I would really like the opportunity to speak with you. You can reach me at my direct # 909-445-1824.

We do hope that you do give us the chance to really show you what The DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont is truly about.

Warmest Regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

There are not many choice of hotels in Claremont Colleges area and we chose Doubletree for its great location and reasonable room rate. However, it came to my surprise on the overall value for money that this hotel deserved the positive feedback. The lobby is spacious and the staff are friendly, but as they were always busy not many point of personal contact (only good but not GREAT yet). The room was clean, well maintained and the bed was comfortable. The wi-fi was fast. We stayed here 2 times first we got a room on a ground floor with small patio opened to the garden consequently there was a big bug in our bathtub. Our next stay we got the room on the 3rd floor all was in good condition. The pool area was well looked after. The garden and the ground around the building was nice. Overall I like this hotel for its comfortable and well maintained environment, as well as its convenient location near the college.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Greetings Bibi548,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont.

I am glad to hear that you really enjoyed your stay and the hotel grounds as we do pride ourselves on insuring our hotel grounds are to perfection.

Being close to the Claremont Colleges are also a plus when coming out to visit your child or looking for a college.

We look forward to having you back with us again. If I can be of any further assistance please reach out to the sales office and we would love to assist you.

Warm regards,

Shirlene Maldonado
Director of Sales & Marketing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

What should one report? You're in CA and you get a hotel room for just over $120 per night. Reason to be happy. Sometimes. In our case, not so sure. First off, the experience of check-in was very unpleasant to say at least. The front desk clerk admitted that their reservation system was at fault, but she was unable to fix it. 2nd, the rooms are dark and very dated. The bathroom was equipped with some kind of a noisy draft fan that ran continuously, without the possibility to be shut down, not even by hotel maintenance staff. During the day, garden maint. personnel used their gas powered blowers for hours, adding more noise and dust to the scene.
The upsides ? Good question. The staff in the restaurant are very friendly, and the property itself would offer a nice setting, were it not for the noise that lingers around everywhere.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear Mike D,

I am sorry to hear that you did not have a very pleasant experience here with the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont. These details will be discussed with our management team of your mishaps as this is not the normal for our service as you can see by most of our comments on Trip advisor.
These concerns are not acceptable within our hotel policies and procedures so again these will be addressed with our management.
As for the noise concerns that you heard sometimes things like this are out of our control but we do have a no noise policy in place. So if there is a continued complaint by a guest we do make a phone call to the room making the noise and if it is continued they are asked to leave the property.
Thank you for the nice comments on the staff of the restaurant, this will be forwarded onto the team.
We do hope you give the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont another chance to really share our outstanding customer service and our attention to details that we do pride ourselves on.
Kindest regards,
Shirlene Maldonado
Director of Sales & Marketing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel before on trips to the greater Los Angeles area. Overall the property is excellent. Well maintained, clean, customer service is top notch. My biggest complaint is the restaurant. The service is very slow (multiple tries, same result) and not very good. Foo dis not bad but nothing special. The hotel and the associated amenities are well above average, some attention needs to be paid to training in the restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear BuzzCzar,

I want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to make these comments in regards to your recent stay with us here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont.
We do value our guest concerns and appreciate the feedback so we can always look at ways to improve our service and attention to details.
Sorry to hear that the restaurant was not to your satisfaction the last couple of times, we will address this with our Restaurant manager.
We do look forward to having you back and if there is anything we can do to make your experience better please do reach out to the management team upon your return.
Warm regards,
Shirlene Maldonado
Director of Sales & Marketing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The first time I stayed here was back in 1994, and since then I've stayed three or four times. The last two trips, it has been run by DoubleTree (of the Hilton label) and it's certainly more pleasant and generally smarter.
The rooms themselves are nothing special and the bathrooms have a frustrating sliding door, but they are clean with an empty fridge (I hate minibars!)- and these aspects, together with free high speed WiFi makes it a great place to stay for a few days.
Claremont's a very pleasant place to stay, and for that part of LA County, there are a range of attractions in (relatively) close proximity. You will still probably need a car, but this time we availed ourselves of the shuttle down to Claremont Metrolink, from where you can access LA Union Station in less than an hour.
The staff are very friendly, and it's a great place to stay. The prices are a little high for what you get, but it's the most convenient location for us, and we'll keep on staying.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Dear kkqd1209,

It is nice to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont.
Thank you for noticing some of the great things that we do pride ourselves on here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont. As of today our hotel is ranked # 20 out of 260 DoubleTree’s within the US, and this is something that we are very proud of.
Just for your information next time you are back in the area, we do have a special Metrolink package on our website that you may be interested in.
If there is anything I can do to make your next reservation, please reach out to the sales office and I will be more than happy to assist you.
Thank you,
Shirlene Maldonado
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I was not a guest here by "choice" exactly... I was allocated the hotel via Priceline 'name your own price". As I was bidding on hotels in the Pomona area, (I was at the Fox Theatre for a concert) - I was not exactly thrilled with being allocated a hotel in Claremont... BUT:

I would very much like to report that the positive experience I had at the property more than made up for the initial disappointment in location.

Check-In - quick, friendly and without issue (the cookies are great)

The room - clean, with superior level finishes and furnishings and had been pre air-conditioned for my arrival. Wolfgang Puck Coffee and other amenities were provided. There was a note in the bathroom detailing complimentary toothbrush and other items - but I could not find them anywhere...

The Bed - Extremely comfortable.

The Property - Very spread out involving several buildings. The room I had also had an outdoor patio area with table and chairs.

The Room Service - Breakfast egg white and pepper wrap was hot & fresh... but perhaps a touch oily....

If I was heading back to this area again for a concert - I would definitely consider staying at this property.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lovemyjob_10, Director of Sales at Doubletree Hotel Claremont, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Well I am glad to hear that you got here not by your choice and you enjoyed your stay with us here at the DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont and will come back! Sometime there are no accidents in why things happen but they just do and now hopefully you have found a new home when you are visiting the Pomona area again.
I will share all of your great comments and feedback with all of our management team, so they see how their hard work has paid off, it nice to hear sometimes
Cookies oh yes what we can say about our cookies they are amazing and this is something that all Doubletree’s are known for the warm hospitality upon check in, so glad you enjoyed them and our fabulous beds, they are Heaven.
We look forward to having you back at our property.
Kindest regards,
Shirlene Maldonado
Director of Sales & Marketing
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Address: 555 West Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711
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Location: United States > California > Claremont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Claremont
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree Hotel Claremont 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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