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Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

3499 Route 1 South Princeton NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn is located 1.9 mi (3 km) from University Square Shopping Center and within a 10-minute drive of Princeton University. This 106-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Princeton hotel are Institute for Advanced Studies and Princeton Battlefield State Park.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge.


All 106 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Property features

Guests of Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-in.

Guest reviews for Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn

Everyone (14) Couples (5) Business (7) Family (9) Friends (2) Other (2)

they don't seem to care


The location was convenient to where we wanted to be, but there were just too many problems, many of which stemmed from their unwillingness to provide directions. We couldn't find our room, because it required us to go through an unmarked door (if it had been light, we would have seen it led to an outside passage to rooms, but it was dark). The TV controls were mysterious, and I wound up having to reboot everything to make it work. The WiFi had a password, but when I entered it, the responses was "incorrect password" (and yet the desk clerk made it work by entering the same code). And at 8AM we asked them to come back later to make up the room, but they never did. To heat the room to a reasonable 70 degrees, we had to set the thermostat to 55, something which took a bit of trial-and-error to figure out.

By , from Palo Alto CA on Nov 25, 2017


clarion hotel??

Exit door Mold in coffee maker Broken thermostat Broken draws

I can see why there were no refunds. Poor maintenance and lack of cleaning were not evident until check in. Then it was to late! You think your safe from this checking into a Calarion hotel. Buyer beware.

By , from upstate New York on Sep 6, 2017


Family and I came from Ct. For a, visit at Great Adventures theme park. Hotel wasn't too far from park. the kids enjoyed the fact that the hotel had a pool. The king sz room I stayed in was nice as. The bed was a little too firm for me,but overall the stay was pleasant. The staff was excellent .we would definitely stay again Thank u Oh and the complimentary breakfast was very convient

By , from ct on Aug 17, 2017


not as bad as others have said


For the price we paid to stay for 1 night, it was worth it. The bed was super comfy, room was clean, but sofa bed was inoperable! Be up early to catch the continental breakfast, unlike us we got down there at about 9 & there were no seats and quite the wait for the waffle/pancake makers. I was Very skeptical on staying here & almost wanted to cancel by taking other reviews into consideration, but am Very happy I didn't!! I'd def stay here again if need be

By , from Rhode Island on Jul 7, 2017


might have just been a bad couple of days for them


Three nights unable to get A?C to work, thankfully window opened. Two mornings no hot water in shower..."they're working on it". doesn't cut it after the first morning. Came back 3rd night, found room not made up. I've stayed here before, same room, and told desk last time about A/C issue but nothing done. Won't be back.

By , from FL on May 20, 2017


convenient to princeton/trenton


Good for a few days business trip. Room ample size, clean but unable to operate heating unit only AC.

By , from Florida on Apr 23, 2017


good low priced hotel


Needed a hotel close to Princeton and this one fit the bill. Room was decent no hassles

By on Mar 27, 2017


I had a good time. My room was clean my bed was very comfortable and big and I was able to relax the way that I wanted to.

By on Jan 24, 2017


great price, but you get what you pay for.


Cleanliness of room was just fine. The place is aging faster than they can keep it up. Our annoyance was the general areas. After for 5 days they staff never once vacuumed or picked up the junk in the hallways. We could give directions to our room base on the litter: At the top of the stairs go straight when you see a along strip of paper, continue on at the crumpled Kleenex, take a left at the dried apple core in the window sill, our room is opposite the Coke can in the window sill. If you get to the Marshall's tag on the floor you went too far.

By , from Minneapolis, MN on Dec 1, 2016


dont waste your money


Staff was the only good thing about this place! They were very friendly. Hotel is OLD, DIRTY AND CREEPY!! My room was filthy. Dirty carpet, mold on shower ceiling, paint peeling on bathroom walls and the sheets on one of my beds were dirty. Thank goodness I was only staying 1 night!! For $84, I could have stayed in a better place.

By , from ohio on Oct 17, 2016