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The National Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Frenchtown B&B and Inns
Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
“OUTSTANDING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

The National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ is one of the warmest, friendliest and accommodating places you can stay. The staff is attentive to your needs. The restaurant has excellent menu options and the rooms provide a serene environment. We keep coming back, year after year. We tried Frenchtown as a weekend escape years ago and like the fact that it was as yet an undiscovered gem. Thank you Marlon for always making our stay enjoyable. See you in a few months.

Tom and Gila
Hoboken, NJ

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Galloway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

The room was decorated nicely but was dark. When I opened the shades there were bugs on all four of the window sills. Two of the window views were of the roof and there was a soda bottle half filled with liquid and bird droppings within view on the flat top roof. We were registered as a party of four. There were only towels for two people. We called the front desk and more bath towels were delivered but no face cloths! So we had to call again. The same thing with the bottles of water. There were two in the room and we had to ask for two more. It is annoying when the booking was for four people but the management didn't pay attention to the details.

Room Tip: The room on the front side of the building had a lot of street traffic noise.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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thenationalhotelnj, Owner at The National Hotel, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. We had our housekeeping staff look into the issues you mentioned & apparently there was a window that had been kept slightly open, which might have been the cause of the bugs on the windowsill you described. As a policy we encourage guests to keep the windows closed as these are original windows to the building (that dates back to well over a century and a half ago) & there are no screens to prevent insects from entering. Our rooms are equipped with newly renovated air conditioning and heating units to keep the temperature at a comfortable level determined by each guest. As far as the towels, we truly apologize for the initial oversight of just placing the 2 sets of towels in the room. When you correctly advised our general manager of the situation, he brought you up the other set, but quickly realized he was missing the washcloths. Unfortunately, by the time he went downstairs to where these had just been delivered to unpack them & bring you a set upstairs to your room, you had already made the other call. We are very grateful that you pointed this out & will make sure to alert our housekeeping staff to make sure that we have the appropriate number of towels & water in the room whenever we have this number of guests in one room. Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to The National Hotel and to Frenchtown, NJ.
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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

The room was spacious and clean. The food at the restaurant was great! Really enjoyed the town it was an awesome experience. Everyone was very helpful and friendly, check out the sand castle winery and the town of New Hope PA is worth the 1/2 hour drive!

Room Tip: we stayed in a rear room on the 2nd floor it was very nice, room 205 has a jacuzzi maybe next time!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

Overpriced. ALWAYS check your bill. They are not always accurate. Bread and dessert are not that good. I traveled there a year or so back and it was so much better. (the rolls and desserts that is) Not even in the same category now. The Locals seem nice. If you stay over the weekend...They are not open on Monday so no food. You will have to venture into town

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Frenchtown, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

This place hast it all: Great food, well priced, wonderful bartenders, fabulous, attentive service and all the local color you could want. Plus, on occasion, it's a good place to get a glimpse of under-the-radar celebrities who have discovered the charm of the Delaware River. Music is always good and if you're up for a real challenge, stop in for a battle of wits on Tuesdays for trivia night with Frenchtown's own Russ Trebek. Always a great time no matter when you stop in - promise!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

The National Hotel is an amazing place in the small town of Frenchtown! It has the charm of an old school hotel but the nightlife of a new one. The staff is so welcoming that they make you feel like family. The food is beyond amazing and my friends and I even got to meet the chef Lisa who is a very talented individual. Our server Kim was so sweet and helped us with everything we needed. Very great place to take a vacation with friends and family!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Frenchtown, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Great location and top notch service. Thumbs up to the revitalization of the wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: The National Hotel
Address: 31 Race St, Frenchtown, NJ 08825-1011
Region: United States > New Jersey > Frenchtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Frenchtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience comfort and luxury at The National Hotel from richly appointed and unique rooms in which to relax and escape today's pressures, to our quality dining choices, where a friendly and attentive staff can help you unwind as you enjoy local flavors of the area, and end your evening in The Rathskeller Pub downstairs. Weekend overnight guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast in a private room. ... more   less 
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