$63 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 28, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

3 stars
3499 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
24 reviews
family getaway

I stayed one night here. This is really a good place to stay. But needs some clean in and around... See full review

  • sethu
  • Jul 28, 2014
A good cheap place near Princeton for those with a car

Whole Foods within walking distance. The room had a dark wet spot on the ceiling probably from the... See full review

  • Roman1984
  • May 5, 2013
Perfect for leisure and business travelers alike, the Clarion Palmer Inn features free wireless high-speed Internet access, a free breakfast buffet, business center, warmly appointed guestrooms and suites, and personable service. This Princeton, NJ hotel offers a great location near Princeton University, Princeton Medical Center, the Carnegie Center and convenient to most local businesses and attractions. The hotel is filled with old-world charm, including the courtyard, sun deck, and seasonal outdoor pool, all brimming with casual elegance. Meeting facilities are available. Be sure to enjoy PURE, the on-site restaurant and lounge, during your stay. Pet accommodations: 20.00 USD per pet, per night. Pet limit: two pets, under 60lbs each. Pets must have crate, and cannot be left unattended in room.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Outdoor pool
Exercise gym
Picnic area/tables
Dining
Free breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave
In room movies
Sofa bed
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Jadwin Gymnasium: 2.5 mi
  • Princeton University Stadium: 2.6 mi
  • Princeton University: 2.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (24)

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
24 out of 24
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.6
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.2

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jun 14, 2011

A SCARY PLACE

This is not a 4 star hotel! The photo of the hotel is deceiving. It is run down, the furniture in the rooms is dirty, the doors were not quite secured, the attached restaurant was closed and "under renovation". We were so exhausted when we checked in, otherwise we would have not stayed. I suggest you remove this from your offerings of accomodations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
J and C for 26 years
Business
Norwalk, CT, USA
Jan 17, 2012

It looks good in the picture

Although the hotel was in a good location, central to highways and local business, I would not return. The room decor was circa 1980 and the bed was as hard as a board. It was clean, but did not feel fresh or comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Two major shopping malls are nearby, the Mercer Mall and the Quakerbridge Mall. Lots of chain restaurants as well. I would not recommend walking along or across Route 1 in this area though- super heavy and/or high speed traffic!

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Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mohamed Shoukri
Business
Richmond
May 28, 2013

wet room and bad breakfast

room folar was wet and breackfast items would take 30 to be refilled

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
cabotscott
Business
New York
Sep 9, 2013

2.5 Star not 4.0 - Could not find

Apple GPS maps combined with poor assistance from hotel resulted in spending 1.5 hours to travel what was supposed to be a 2.5 mile trip from Princeton University to the hotel---actual mileage was about 30 miles. One of our cars was separated and even with the helpful hotel clerk, it took 30 minutes to direct them in. The 800 number rep hung up on me. Clean, courteous staff---great location once you find it. First room was used; second room had some deficiencies too. There are many hotels in this area and most likely I will try another what will be many trips over the next 4 years.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you are not familar with NJ roads, many of the highways do NOT provide easy access to both sides of the roads; watch for jugends (to reverse directions) and cloverleafs that will allow you to get off, reverse direction and get back on going the other way.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
DaveinBoston
Business
Boston, MA, USA
Feb 19, 2013

Low Budget Hotel

Wow, not a pleasent experiance. First they located me in a room outside in the middle of winter. While walking to the room I had to pass a group of young men who were smoking and drinking in the out hall. The room itself seemed clean but the heating unit only one mode, high and hot. The breakfast was free and I got what I paid for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Big Fish restaraunt, very good seafood and a nice dining room.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Princeton, NJ
Jun 17, 2009

Not a 4-Star hotel as advertised

The room was a standard hotel size, not a larger unit as advertised. The room was a corner unit and it had a very musty smell. It was not worth the amount we paid to stay there. The continental breakfast was decent, that was the hotel's biggest plus. We never used the pool so I cannot comment on that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Seniors from california
Business
La Jolla, CA
Nov 22, 2014

Good location

Good location; convenient to Princeton and Rt 1 shopping. Old fashioned motel,. dark room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Restaurant is good.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Evad
Business
East Hampton, NY, USA
Oct 20, 2011

One night in Jersey

Good accomadations at a reasonable price.Comfortable , clean, good location, quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good food and drink at a very cool bar.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Happy camper J
Business
Boston, MA
Sep 20, 2012

Good location

Good location and nice restaurant adjacent. I was not too impressed with the staff and their knowledge of handling my transaction through online booking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PCII
Business
NY, NY
Mar 9, 2013

Business Traveler

Hotel staff was friendly, room clean, bed comfortable, location convenient to automotive travel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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