$84 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 23, 2015 Check-out: Aug 24, 2015

Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

3 stars
View map of 3499 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
24 reviews
Business trip

It was roomy. It was clean overall. Breakfast was poor. Comfortable beds. See full review

  • Momy Traveler
  • Sep 13, 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. Pets are not allowed.

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
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

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 24
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2.6

38% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dean H.
Business
Centerville
Apr 25, 2015

Great location for Reunion weekend

The location was great for reunion weekend. However, the facilities were a bit dirty and the breakfast was not so great.

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

Business

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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.

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PhillyWiz
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 14, 2013

Pleasant place to stay

Stayed here one night and was satisfied with the hotel. The front desk allowed me to stay an extra hour, which was much appreciated. The only negative is that the hotel is on the south-bound side of a divided highway, so you may need to do u-turns to arrive or depart.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
DDDDD
Business
New York, NY, USA
Sep 14, 2011

OK Hotel

OK hotel for the price. Location is good. Some staff are friendly. Clear in general.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York City
Jun 20, 2011

family travel

SMOOTH CHECK-IN , NO WAITING. Problem with breakfast, see below.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

at the Clarion in Princeton they ran out of eggs at 9:30 and never brought eggs , . The end of the breakfast was at 10.a.m.People were asking,they said,""" eggs are coming"""but they they never came with the eggs. My sister is a diabetic, she needed the protein,we had to leave and eat at a restaurant which cost us $15.00.

Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC
Jun 1, 2011

Not bad but also not fantastic!

We only slept one night at the hotel. The air conditioning was not working in the lobby and in the corridors. The pool was empty. Apparently, the hotel had some maintenance problems. I would have liked to take a swim because it was very hot. Our room was adjacent to the service stairs and every time someone used the stairs, the door would slam shut. I could not sleep very well at night. The room was comfortable, the air was working but the mattresses were a bit hard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
n/a
Dec 27, 2009

It was ok....

The hotel staff was very nice. For the most part, the hotel was ok. The hallways were not always clean as they were redoing some rooms and carpets and maresses were on the floor in the hall. The room was ok - but the bathroom needs updating and was not very clean. Hotel ran out of shampoo so we had to buy some and breakfast on the second moning of our stya was not available as the staff member did not show up on time. In addition, the in-hotel dining was very expensive!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Macaroni Grill was fantastic!!!

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