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Princeton New Jersey Accommodations

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The Princeton center point is approximately the area of Nassau Hall and the area of Princeton University.

Princeton is one of the most famous college towns in the U.S. It is home to the Ivy League Princeton University, which dates back to 1756. You can visit the campus for a walking tour or explore the charming history of this school and college town on your own. There are dozens of hotels that give you easy access to the college and the center of downtown. More from this guide...

Princeton Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Princeton 3815 Route 1 at Mapleton Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540 Website
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 154 rooms
The New Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast 870 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536 ~3.28 miles east of Princeton
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Hampton Inn Princeton Nj : 4385 Us 1 South 4385 Us 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • World class service
  • Fair breakfast prices
Sonesta Es Suites Princeton 4375 U.s Rt 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08543
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Every guests reviewed thought, the hotel was modern
  • Very enjoyable stay
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Springhill Suites by Marriott Ewing Princeton Sout - Ewing 1000 Charles Ewing Blvd., Ewing, NJ 08628 ~8.05 miles southwest of Princeton
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • AC works well
  • Comfortable beds
Hampton Inn East Windsor - East Windsor 384 Monmouth St., East Windsor, NJ 08520 ~9.67 miles southeast of Princeton
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • Most guests thought the building was wonderful
  • Breakfast is good
Staybridge Suites North Brunswick : 2195 Us Highway 1 South 2195 Us Highway 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ 08902 ~10.84 miles northeast of Princeton
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • 84 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Marriott Residence Inn Hamilton 559 Route 130 North, Hamilton, NJ 08620 ~11.11 miles south of Princeton
  • 3 star Highway property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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The Peaock Inn : 20 Bayard Lane 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Excellent hotel
  • Great location
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Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - Princeton
100 College Rd. East, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • High-end hotel
  • Average cleanliness
  • Every guests reviewed thought the service was very professional
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Hyatt Regency Princeton 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4 star Suburban hotel
  • 330 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center in Princeton 1 Chauncey Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541
  • High-end Suburban property
  • 8 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Good for sightseeing
  • Excellent breakfast
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Hyatt Place Princeton 3565 Us Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Disappointing food
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
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Marriott Residence Inn Princeton Carnegie Center - Princeton 3563 Us Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Fitness center on property
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Crowne Plaza Princeton 900 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536 ~3.28 miles east of Princeton
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • 291 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Most guests said the breakfast was too expensive
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Doubletree by Hilton Princeton 4355 Us Highway 1 at Ridge Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4-star Highway property
  • 12 suites in property
Extended Stay America Princeton South Brunswick 4230 Us Route One, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 ~4.37 miles east of Princeton
  • Cheap Suburban hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Bed was extremely uncomfortable
  • Most guests thought the building wasn't nice
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Best Western Princeton Manor Inn & Suites 4191 Us Highway 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 ~4.97 miles east of Princeton
  • Low-priced Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Homewood Suites Princeton 3819 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 4 floors
  • Good accessibility by car
  • Bed is wonderful
Staybridge Suites Cranbury 1272 South River Rd., Cranbury, NJ 08512 ~8.32 miles east of Princeton
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • 87 suites in hotel
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Morning breakfast included
Element by Westin Ewing 1000 Sam Weinroth Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628 ~8.93 miles west of Princeton
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 118 suites in property
  • Messy buffet
  • With normal size of refrigerator
Red Carpet Inn & Suites Monmouth Jtc : 2070 U.s. Highway 130 North 2070 U.s. Highway 130 North, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 ~8.96 miles east of Princeton
  • Cheap Lake property
  • 2 floors in hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Ewing Nj in Ewing 360 Scotch Rd., Ewing, NJ 08628 ~9.05 miles west of Princeton
  • Mid-scale Airport property
  • Check in time: 03:00pm
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Courtyard Marriott - Cranbury
420 Forsgate Dr., Cranbury, NJ 08512 ~9.22 miles east of Princeton
  • 3 star property
  • Check in: 3:00PM
Holiday Inn of East Windsor 399 Monmouth St., East Windsor, NJ 08520 ~9.67 miles southeast of Princeton
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
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Besides visiting Princeton University, people love staying in Princeton because it is only an hour away from both Philadelphia and New York. That makes it perfectly situated for day trips to Broadway plays in New York City or the Carnegie museums in Philadelphia. Of course, there is plenty to explore in Princeton itself. Princeton has several theaters and museums of its own and a lively art scene.

When to Visit Princeton, NJ

The best time to visit Princeton is in the early summer to take advantage of the 80 degree weather. You'll appreciate the sun's rays as you stroll along street after street of boutiques and unique shops. The winters are typically mild, but you should bring a coat if you visit Princeton between November and February. The town doesn't shut down unless there is extreme snow.

High school seniors and juniors visit Princeton, NJ to check out Princeton University year round, but the peak visit times are the end of June and early September. Hotels get more crowded at these times, especially the hotels that are walking distance to the college campus. If you're traveling to visit Princeton University, consider coming in the middle of the week, because hotel rates are more expensive on the weekends and you'll get a more authentic feel for the campus when more students are around.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Princeton, NJ:

seasonality of hotel rates in Princeton

Princeton, NJ: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. nightly cost trends by star rating class in Princeton, NJ. Browse these illustrations to evaluate the best dates to book a room in Princeton for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Princeton, NJ

4 Star Average Prices: $135.72

You don't have to stay in a standard, low-cost hotel when you visit Princeton. There are several luxury options to make your stay more comfortable, memorable and exciting. Visitors rave about the luxury experience offered at the Peacock Inn and the Nassau Inn, both located in the downtown area.

The Peacock Inn is a landmark colonial mansion in Princeton that doubles as a hotel and restaurant. It is situated in Palmer Square close to everything, including Princeton University. There are only 16 rooms at the Peacock Inn, so be sure to schedule your stay far in advance if you want to stay here. Ask for one of the seven rooms that have a decorative fireplace to enjoy the timeless elegance of this mansion.

If you're looking for a hotel with both luxury and historic charm, you can't go wrong with the Nassau Inn. It is located in the center of Palmer Square, which puts you walking distance from restaurants, entertainment, and dozens of stylish shops. Just off the main lobby of the Nassau Inn is the famous Yankee Doodle Tap Room. There is also a business center and event space available.

Hyatt Place Princeton/Carnegie Center West is another top luxury option in Princeton. Guest rooms are spacious with upgraded amenities and Wi-Fi. There is also a complimentary breakfast bar and 24-hour room service available. Additional hotel amenities at the Hyatt Place Princeton include a free shuttle, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, conference space, lounge, and concierge service.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Princeton

Affordable Hotel Options in Princeton, NJ

3 Star Average Prices: $118.35

There are dozens of hotels in Princeton with a wide range of prices. In general, you'll pay more money for a hotel close to Princeton University. However, there are plenty of affordable hotel options for people who want to save money on their trip. Some of the best options include the Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, and the Westin.

The Holiday Inn in Princeton is right off the highway and provides easy access to shopping and Princeton's business district. It is one of the best kept secrets in Princeton because of its affordability. Amenities at the Holiday Inn include high-speed internet, a 24-hour fitness center, business center, pool, and shuttle. There is also an on-site restaurant, Cafe Nicole, that offers American cuisine all day and serves directly to your hotel room.

Another affordable hotel option in Princeton is the Hampton Inn. It's just minutes from downtown Princeton, Princeton University, and tons of restaurants and shopping. The Hampton Inn is a budget option, but there are so many amenities you wouldn't know it. For instance, guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast bar, a dinner buffet, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a fitness center, outdoor pool, and an area shuttle that goes up to 10 miles from the hotel.

If you're visiting Princeton to tour Princeton University, one of the closest hotel options is the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. All guest rooms have upgraded amenities and come with high-speed internet for your convenience. You won't find anything too fancy or special at the Westin, but it's an excellent option for budget travelers who don't plan on doing much at their hotel other than sleeping.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Princeton

2 Star Average Prices: $78.82

2 Star Hotel Prices in Princeton

Which Princeton hotels have real discounts?

If you're a member of AAA, a senior citizen, military family, or business traveler, you can find great deals at select Princeton hotels. The Peacock Inn, Hyatt Regency, and Homewood Suites are some of the best places to try first in terms of value. Call ahead or book through to see the best rates. Always be sure to ask if your Princeton hotel offers discounts if you're a member of an organization with travel benefits.

Hyatt Regency is one of the more updated hotels in Princeton and it offers discounts to both AARP and AAA members. The hotel is close to Route 1, the train station, Princeton University, and the University Square Shopping Center, so you can get anywhere you want in the city with ease. The location is a great value to guests. A hotel shuttle is available to take you to nearby attractions for even more convenience. Additionally, there is a 32,000 square foot meeting space, a business center, and small ballroom at the hotel for events.

Homewood Suites is another Princeton hotel that offers discounts to business travelers, AAA members, and more. It is part of the Hilton Hotels and Resorts franchise and offers all the amenities you'd expect from a modern hotel. The Homewood Suites is a great place to stay if you plan on visiting Princeton for an extended time because some rooms are available with kitchenettes and bonus living spaces to help you feel more at home. Other amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a fitness center, basketball court, and concierge service.

Best Value Options in Princeton, NJ

If you're headed to Princeton, NJ to check out the famous Princeton University Campus, the Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn is a great value option. The hotel is two miles from Princeton University, but it is also conveniently located near Six Flags Great Adventure theme park. That's great for kids that want to check out the Ivy League school but have some rollercoaster fun during their trip, too. The Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn includes a full breakfast buffet, fitness center, picnic area, sun deck, and other fine amenities.

The Princeton Marriott at Forrestal is another excellent hotel option if you're looking for value. There is an on-site health club and day spa for guests to enjoy, as well as a swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, and indoor tennis courts. The Marriott is located on 25 acres of wooded land near Plainsboro and it offers modern amenities in this serene and historic area. There is also a massive 35,000 square foot Conference Center in the hotel, with state-of-the-art technology, making the Marriott a popular hotel for business travelers. Because of the hotel's robust list of offerings, it's hard to find a better value hotel.

Top Destinations in Princeton, NJ

The number one reason that people visit Princeton is to check out Princeton University. That's why there are so many hotels close to the school. Even if you aren't planning to attend Princeton University, there are several historic attractions on the campus that are worth a visit, such as the Lewis Center for the Arts and Princeton University Art Museum. The campus grounds also offer a charming setting that is perfect for a walk.

Other attractions in Princeton worth a visit are the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton Public Library, Princeton Battlefield State Park, and Morven Museum and Garden. Walking tours and cultural tours are available throughout the town for a fee. There are also several restaurants to try while you're in town, such as Blue Point Grill, Seasons 52, the Bent Spoon, and Mediterra Restaurant.

No matter what you plan to do when you visit Princeton, NJ, be sure to book your hotel as early as possible. You never know when a surge of prospective college students will come to town and make the hotels noisy. Opt for one of the luxury hotels for a quieter stay and choose a hotel close to downtown so you don't have to travel far to the attractions.

Government Per Diem Rates in Princeton, NJ Chart

Below are the GSA reimbursement limits for hotel spending in Princeton, NJ excluding taxes per night. See for more details.

Applies to Mercer

Season BeginSeason EndLodging RateMeals & Incidentals
January 1, 2018December 31, 2018$129.00$59.00

Recent traveler guest reviews of Princeton, NJ

Below are reviews of the city of Princeton, NJ from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Beautiful College Town"
Score 5.0 / 5

Princeton is a beautiful college town steeped in history, tradition and pride, while at the same time, very sophisticated and energetic.

Jon D., from 22-Nov-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Princeton, NJ shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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