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Clarion Inn
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Clarion Inn
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in North Brunswick
Reviewed June 21, 2010

I am going to report this hotel to Ramada and never stay at a Ramada again. The rooms were dirty, the service was horrible and the full payment upfront was sketchy. It was especially unpleasant to be assigned to a room that was already occupied by other guests. After finally receiving a musty-smelling unoccupied room, we were told we would have to move rooms for the second night of our stay. The swimming pool is closed and apparently has been for 8 years. This establishment is not worth the discounted rate of $50 a night.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2010

We were two couples who showed up for a wedding in the area in June. Our hosts had suggested the Ramada, which struck us as a solid budget option.

Things were odd from the start. When we arrived at the front desk, the manager told us they only took cash. If we paid with a credit card, he said, we would have to pay federal taxes. Um. Sounds to me like this place isn't declaring income... But whatever. We paid in cash to avoid the extra charges. When we got to our room, we noticed that it smelled funny. Then we discovered a travel shaving cream and a used bar of Dove soap (not normal hotel soap) in the bathroom. And on the desk in the bedroom were bottles of partially-consumed Johnny Walker Black Label and some sort of citrus liqueur.

Then, my boyfriend opened one of the nightstand drawers only to find an extremely odd assortment of items: a plastic bag of soy nuts, tiny bottles of green liquid with Hindi writing, two small plastic bags of dark-green pills, five boxes of Dove soap, and an odd tampon-shaped plastic vial with white powder inside. Wha.....??? Housekeeping had clearly missed this one.

Meanwhile, the other couple we were with had discovered that the room they were assigned was already occupied. We each asked for new rooms. Our friends' room actually seemed decent, but our room--although it was non-smoking--smelled heavily of cigarette smoke. We decided to leave and after trying a nearby Hampton Inn (which was booked full, unfortunately), we went down the road to a Holiday Inn Express, which was very nice.

Oh, also, we had been really excited about the swimming pool that this Ramada advertises on its website, but the pool has no water in it and according to another tripadvisor review has been CLOSED FOR 8 YEARS!! Talk about false advertising...

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Ilimna
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Reviewed February 24, 2010

I stay in the area working with crew. I typically have 6 rooms for 3 weeks or more. This place has gone down hill for the last few years. I actually checked all my men out and moved down the road to a NEW Holiday Inn Express. Ramada Inn services were terrible. They never fixed anything. TV Selectionss............. They do not get ABC, NBC, CBS or FOX............ oh they do get 5 channels from India and a Hindi News.....
Take my advice, go down the road to the Holiday Inn Express.
They do have a swimming pool, but it has been closed for 8 years that I have been coming to the area.
Also, there is a resturant onsite. An Indian Food resturant. KFC is next door and it has about the same service as Ramada Inn

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled on business
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Thank atd4858
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Reviewed September 27, 2009

It was an okay stay, in a clean room with nice toiletries... but our cheap-o TV didn't work, so the guy brought in another one, which didn't work either. This was booked for us and comped, so no complaints there, and it's pretty cheap. The Indian restaurant is kinda nice, we only ate there once, and the breakfast was pretty nice and varied. Swimming pool was closed and it was kind of dirty. Overall a decent no-frills stay at a decent no-frills hotel. It needs some renovations, and it's not a 3-star!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Thank deadtraveler
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

Excellent customer service, clean rooms, friendly staff

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Thank calcutta04
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Got put in this place by Continental due to missed connection.

Not very nice at all.

Room has a musty smell and the bedding looked dirty and worn.

Overall my room looked it needed scrubbed from floor to ceiling.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 5, 2009

we were a group of 40 doctors from india, got stranded at newark airport, missing our continental airways flight to india. ramada north brunswick hotel accomodated all of us at 3 am in the morning and the services rendered by them was par above excellence. great rooms, friendly reception and great indian cousine. great job done by the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled on business
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Thank ramesh0739
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Additional Information about Clarion Inn

Address: 999 US Highway 1, North Brunswick, NJ 08902-2712 (Formerly Ramada Inn & Conference Center, North Brunswick)
Location: United States > New Jersey > North Brunswick
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in North Brunswick
Price Range: $69 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Clarion Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 131
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Ramada Inn & Conference Center, North Brunswick Hotel North Brunswick
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