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"I needed a place close to a music venue and this Clarion was 3 miles away. Very nice place, and an excellent value. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 01 Sep 2016

Hotel Description

3-star hotel perfect for exploring Hamden

City center stay

You'll find Ireland's Great Hunger Museum and Sleeping Giant State Park within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Yale University and Eli Whitney Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 103 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$68* Per night/room Jan 29 - Jan 30

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven

Everyone (6) Couples (4) Family (3)
1 out of 5
Reserved a room and when i got there didnot had any avaible room

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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1 out of 5
Black mold on the shower curtain and on the ceiling in the shower (above the shower head). There was a green bar of soap still in the shower and hair on the shower wall. The bed was horrible as well. I laid down on it and i felt like I was on an adjustable bed! It sunk in, in the middle, my feet went almost over my head. It was really bad. After all that I had to check to make sure there was no bed bugs. Not happy with this place. The bacon was gross at breakfast.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff is very nice and it has a great breakfast. The room was nice. There is some construction going on in the hallways.

Posted by on May 29, 2019

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2 out of 5
1st of all the Room that we received was not the Room types that we booked or paid for that made me very disappointed. . I think this was an issue with travel law city not with the hotel... The Room was very strange in that there were 2 beds in a Room and then a hallway that wrapped around them. This meant that to get air inside of the Box within a bogs they actually had to have an in wall air exchange which was really strange...

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019

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4 out of 5
It was a nice stay. We were only here for 1 night but it was comfortable enough. My only gripe would be the 4pm check in time. It seems a little late to me. Especially when the check out time is 11am. But not a real big deal. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The front desk area has plenty of cookies, coffee and punch if you do need to spend some time there before check in. Thank you for you hospitality.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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2 out of 5

Run down relic only feature is location

This motel is an old building that has had a remodel at some time in the past to enclose the rooms. The rooms are small and rundown, the beds are old and the lighting in the rooms is dark. More what one would expect from a much lower end name than Clarion. I had a problem with my room billing. It took weeks and multiple calls to get any resolution (and it is still in dispute) . (checked out early, later discovered I was billed for two additional days) I travel extensively, I typically maintain Gold or Platinum status with at least one motel chain. The staff response has been the worst I have ever experienced to an problem with the hotel. I have business in the area and will never use this motel again.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017

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4 out of 5

My visit to Hamden, Ct

Pros: Very clean, good value, near where I was going.
Cons: Not much!
Location: I was in town to see the great Irish rock band The Young Dubliners at a local club. Excellent show.
I needed a place close to a music venue and this Clarion was 3 miles away. Very nice place, and an excellent value.

Posted by , from Staten Island on Sep 1, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice stay at a nice hotel.

Pros: It was very close to where our family lives.
Cons: Better paper plates for the breakfast.
Location: Very close to New Haven and other historic places to visit within an hours drive.
Very easy to find and easy to get on and off the highway. The room was clean and it was very quiet at night. The breakfast bar was nice but needs better plates and utensils. Of course having the dinner right there to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner was great.

Posted by , from WV on Jun 30, 2016

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2 out of 5

Would not recommend

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night. I would not recommend. Upon arriving I waited 10 min to check in, we get to are room and notice there is a used q-tip in the bathroom. Are pillows smelled like sewer so we had to have them come change the sheets and give us new pillows they were quick to get there. Walking to the pool the floors were stained and the hallways smelled. The pool and spa were cloudy and moldy. Will not stay at this hotel again

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

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About the Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven

Location 2260 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A 24-hour fitness center, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven. Self parking is free. This 3-star Hamden hotel is smoke free.

  • 103 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 1961
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional) (18.6 km / 11.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven offers 103 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Hamden Town House - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per day.


  • Pets: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10.00 per accommodation, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Clarion Hamden
  • Clarion Hotel Hamden
  • Clarion Hotel Hamden-New Haven
  • Clarion Hotel Haven
  • Clarion Hamden-New Haven
  • Clarion Haven
  • Clarion & Suites Hamden Haven
  • Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven Hotel
  • Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven Hamden
  • Clarion Hotel & Suites Hamden-New Haven Hotel Hamden

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.