We were invited to a "Brunch Wedding" in Hamilton NJ on 6-30-2013.
Having to board our Beagle with a family we know; we decided it would seem more advantageous to bring her to their home on Saturday, 6-29-2013, and go to the Clarion Palmer Inn in Princeton for an overnight stay. Less hectic than traveling early Sunday morning from our home in northern NJ. And that was the correct decision!
We had time to arrange a dinner with our No. 3 daughter and her boyfriend on Saturday evening as well this way. We were surprised when our oldest grandson came too, home from college at The Univ. of SD. The big surprise was that his brother arrived home that same day on leave from the United States Marine Corps and was also there for dinner with us.
This is supposed to be a review about the hotel!!!!
We arrived at the Clarion at about 2:30PM on 6-29-2013 and were greeted by a very nice gentleman who immediately got us into our room; No. 138, ground floor, steps from both a very nice pool and the parking area. This particular room had an outside door entrance. Other rooms have interior doors and second floor rooms, above ours, also had balconies. Nice!!!
We were surprised that the room was on two levels; one with a king sized bed and the lower level with a sleeper sofa, two end tables, a coffe table a refrigerator and a desk and chair. Free WIFI was availbe for our NetBook Computer. The bed was flanked by two end tables with lamps as well. There was a TV and dresser on that level too.
In the "back Section" of the room was a "One Burner" stove with a microwave and a small "kitchenette" cabinet with utensils and pots & pans. We didn't need these but it is worth pointing out to others who may consider the Clarion Palmer Inn. Adjacent to that was a safe, hanging rod with shelf and the sink area with a coffee maker and all the fixings to make a few cups of coffee. The toilet and tub were in a room of their own!
Here was our first small problem! The "Hookless" shower rod was partially pulled out of the wall on each end. We notified the desk clerk and two men showed up to do a repair. This lasted about 2 hours while we walked around an adjacent mall or sat on the couch watching them. When the "temporary" fix was completed we realized that they installed the rod backwards; curving into the tub instead of curving outward. I'm familiar with the "Hooklesss" rods & curtains and we just had a chuckle about that! We did have to place a bath towel over the desk chair in order to avoid sitting on stains and spots of unknown origins!
Overall our one night stay was OkK and we would definitely consider The Clarion Palmer Inn on another visit to that area of NJ, as should you!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Palmer Princeton
- Clarion Hotel Palmer
- Clarion Princeton
- Princeton Clarion
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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