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“Great place to stay in New London”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Clarion Inn

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Clarion Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in New London
vassalboro, maine
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great place to stay in New London”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2009

We have just returned from visiting colleges. One of our stops was New London, CT where we visited Connecticut College. Our room was fine, the beds were quite comfortable and the staff went out of their way to make our short stay an overwhelming success. Kimmy, the front desk clerk could not have been more helpful. Breakfast at the hotel was delicious, although a bit expensive. The shuttle at the hotel took us to the college, picked us up at the college, drove us to the hotel to pick up our luggage and then transported us to the train station. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we were able to do what we needed to do. I would not hesitate to stay there again should my travels take me back to New London.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2009

I was garanteed a non smoking room and when I checked in with my family only smoking rooms were available. Our family was conjested all weekend due to the smoke. It took 45 minutes to deliver a fourth set of towels which I actually went down to the front desk for and had the manager tell me that it would be $10. The staff was not very friendly and often ignored you. The waiteress at the restaurant chased us down to see were her copy of the receipt was for our breakfast and then she took our copy because she couldn;t find the yellow one for her records. I had to pay over $50 for a crappy breakfast buffet and then they charged extra for a cup of coffee. Over all the experience was terrible.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
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  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

If you want granite and new carpet, go to the Hilton Garden Inn across the river in Groton. If you want to save a few bucks this is your hotel. Yes, it's old and has a few miles on it, but the basic bones are still good. Rooms are basic -- nothing fancy -- but it has a small bar and hot meal service, something other hotels in the area at this price point doesn't have. Just down the street from Connecticut College and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy it's a good spot if your looking for a place to sleep while spending busy days checking your child into school. It's short drive across the river from the Navy Sub Base in Groton so this might be a value spot when visiting a sailor at the base. Parking can be a little tight in the small rear parking lot and your view is of the busy highway, but if the view was that important you would have booked at one of the 4-stars in Mystic. Stayed there four nights and don;t have any negative comments. Basic "meat & potatoes" lodging.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2009

A perfectly fine room--right on track for the Holiday Inn. Remember when average hotels had a lounge? This one does. They have a breakfast restaurant, too--I didn't use it, but saw plenty of others doing so.

If you have kids, ask to stay in the 500 section, which is first floor in the "other" building. The "other building" has the pool. Also, ask for a room with a microwave/fridge. Some have them. There is a grocery store a two minute walk away, so a fridge can save you a little money.

I got the room on Hotwire, so I don't know what the rate was, but I would stay there again

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2009

I thought this hotel was perfect for the money. Sure it's a Holiday Inn, but you can't go in expecting the Grand Hyatt. The front desk staff were very helpful, and even offered to move my room to the non-smoking wing of the hotel (rather than a non-smoking room in the "smokey" hallways). They also let us check in early with no issues at all. The room was standard, but it was very clean and well-kept. The only complaint I would have is that our room faced I-95, so it was a little noisy with traffic, but as long as you kept the window closed you couldn't really hear much unless there was a loud truck or something. Plus being that close to the highway makes it easy-on/easy-off. AND there's free wi-fi in every room. Definitely would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Statesville, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2009

We stayed at the Holiday Inn, New London, CT, for two nights. The front desk employees were always helpful and answered all of questions about the area. The rooms and entire hotel have been refurbished. Most of the rooms have everything you need.....micro, coffee maker, refrig., ironing board and iron, etc...

We would stay again. Our only disappointment was no free continental breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Clarion Inn
Address: 269 N Frontage Rd, New London, CT 06320 (Formerly Holiday Inn New London)
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Location: United States > Connecticut > New London
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in New London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clarion Inn New London/Mystic is nestled in the heart of Mystic Country, conveniently off I-95. Take a stroll back in time and enjoy the charm of historic Mystic Seaport and Olde Mistick Village or enjoy a slice of heaven at Mystic Pizza in beautiful downtown Mystic, CT. Take your family exploring at one of the most diverse aquariums in the nation, the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration. Try your luck or take in a concert at Mohegan Sun Casino, MGM Grand Casino, or Foxwood's Resort Casino, the largest casinos in New England. If shopping excites you, the Clarion Inn New London/Mystic hotel is just a short drive from Connecticut's premium outlet malls. Both Tanger Outlets and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets offer great deals for the bargain hunter. The hotel is also convenient to Southeastern Connecticut's corporate and government centers including Electric Boat, Millstone/Dominion, CT Naval Submarine Base, Sonalysts Studios, Hellier, Ortronics and Pfizer. The Clarion Inn New London/Mystic offers what you need to stay connected during your stay in the Mystic region with free calls within the Continental US and free high-speed Internet access. After your busy day in Southeastern Connecticut, stay on track in our hotel's fitness center then relax and unwind in our heated indoor pool. Make the Clarion Inn New London/Mystic your hotel of choice, the next time you visit the Southeastern CT area. ... more   less 
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Clarion New London Hotel New London
Holiday Inn New London
New London Holiday Inn

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