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Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Hamden
Bristol, Vermont
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice weekend getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

We rented a suite for a nice romantic getaway. We wanted a room with a nice tub and a fireplace and the room delivered that. We enjoyed being able to view the fireplace from both rooms and how the bathroom opened into the bedroom. Definitely nice for a romantic holiday, but not designed for other arrangements. Otherwise the hotel was fairly standard. It had been recently remodeled but nothing out of the ordinary.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

We recently stayed here with our dog. If you need a dog-friendly hotel this is not bad, but I would not recommend for any other reason.
The rugs are not clean & the beds are very uncomfortable. Our hair dryer did not work & instead of having anyone to fix it, they gave us a key to go use a hair dryer down the hall. We just switched them out ourselves. Went down for a coffee in the morning & had to pay for it; no complimentary anything.
We were surprised that there have not been any upgrades here in quite some time.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

Rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. Staff were pleasant and helpful. No problems with reservations and no wait to check in. Hotel lobby was large and inviting. Good location within walking distance to several restaurants. Shuttle bus was available for travel to New Haven and local restaurants. The children enjoyed the pool.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

Took a group of parents and kids there. Staff were helpful and friendly. We booked months in advance and had no problems with reservations or confirmations. Helpful staff with shuttle bus for those who needed it to area restaurants, etc. Rooms were clean, but plain, spartan. Fridge, which some rooms had, some did not, would have been helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

Went for a wedding and will not return to that hotel. The desk staff was not at all competent. The hotel over booked and sent members of our group to a different hotel,,, they would shuttle them over- but could not guarantee a ride back in the morning. This was all discovered after the wedding at 12:00 midnight! The bed was awful ..very uncomfortable and pitched to the middle! Would definitely recommend finding a different hotel in the area!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Terryville, Connecticut, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

Wedding party pre-booked over 35 rooms at hotel. All had written confirmations. Hotel overbooked and some guests lost their rooms. Were assured by hotel week before event that everything was OK. Found out day of event that several rooms were not available and guests had to "bunk" with other guests including with the bride and groom ! Parents spent hundreds of dollars on welcome bags that were not provided to guest upon check in. Charged for services that were not provided. Multiple guests given same room and keys - privacy issue! Unfriendly, rude staff! Check in (for those that had rooms) was horrible - only one staff member at lobby desk - line was out the door. Oh and cops called as we were too "loud" - really! Horrible experience !!

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Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Thomaston, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

We had 36 rooms booked for a wedding. All 36 rooms had confirmations and were held by credit cards. Upon check-in four of the guests were advised they were being moved to another hotel. Needless to say this was a huge disappointment to everyone especially the bride & groom. The final kicker, one of the rooms that was confirmed but not available was put on the guests credit card --- why you might ask --- because she did not call in advance to cancel the room. REALLY????? The customer service was terrible---no response to our problem at all -- only a "sorry" when we tried to get an explanation. Even the manager won't take or return a phone call.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden

Property: Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden
Address: 2260 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518 (Formerly Howard Johnson Inn)
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Location: United States > Connecticut > Hamden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Hamden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Haven counties newest premier hotel. The Clarion will immediately impress any guest. The polished marble lobby is lavishly decorated with inviting furniture and a fireplace that will warm any traveler. The hotel features 103 guest rooms including 16 state of the art suites. The hotel is minutes from Yale, Quinnipiac, Southern and New Haven Universities. All rooms include free parking, indoor pool and jacuzzi, free high speed internet and fitness room. ... more   less 
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