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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

Nassau Inn - Princeton
10 Palmer Sq. East, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Friendly helpful staff
The Peacock Inn
20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Terrific location
  • Continental breakfast included
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Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center : 100 College Rd. East
100 College Rd. East, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4 star property
  • No Internet access in the room
  • Great mattress
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Courtyard by Marriott Princeton : 3815 Us Highway 1 at Mapleton Rd.
3815 Us Highway 1 at Mapleton Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Hyatt Regency Princeton in Princeton
102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • High-end Suburban hotel
  • 7 suites in property
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Hyatt Place Princeton - Princeton
3565 Us Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
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Execustay at Barclay Square
1900 Barclay Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 220 sleeping rooms in hotel
Global Luxury Suites at Forrestal in Princeton
Barclay Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 10 rooms
Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
201 Village Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • High-end Suburban hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
Clarion Hotel The Palmer Inn in Princeton
3499 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • 106 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Almost all guests thought rooms were spacious
  • Entrance area is not particularly attractive
Marriott Residence Inn Princeton Carnegie Center
3563 Us Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Churchill at Mews at Princeton in Princeton
Wessex Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Three Star hotel
  • 4 rooms in hotel
Oakwood at Mews Princeton Junc in Princeton
900 Wessex Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Three Star property
  • Fitness center on property
Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center
1 Chauncey Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541
  • Expensive Suburban hotel
  • 93 rooms in hotel
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast
870 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536 ~3.08 miles east of Princeton
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Global Luxury Suites at the Junction
Winterberry Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
Average 3.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Extended Stay America West Windsor
3450 Brunswick Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • 92 rooms in hotel
  • Located near shopping areas
  • Staff was friendly
Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center - Plainsboro
900 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536 ~3.18 miles east of Princeton
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Gym is available on property
Hampton Inn Princeton : 4385 Us 1 South
4385 Us 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 3 suites
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Sonesta Es Suites Princeton in Princeton
4375 U.s Rt 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08543
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 124 rooms in property
  • Bathroom is ok
  • The majority of guests said the bathroom was dirty
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Holiday Inn Princeton
100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Highway property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
  • Professional service
  • Lovely university
Doubletree by Hilton Princeton : 4355 Us Highway 1 at Ridge Rd.
4355 Us Highway 1 at Ridge Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4 star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has a green policy See policy
Quality Inn Near Princeton - Lawrenceville
3270 Us Route 1 North, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ~4.23 miles south of Princeton
  • 2 star Highway hotel
  • 116 rooms in property
Extended Stay America Princeton South Brunswick
4230 Us Route One, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 ~4.37 miles east of Princeton
  • 2 star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:PM
  • Hotel buildings could use some improvement
  • Breakfast is terrible
Sonesta Es Suites South Brunswick Princeton
4225 Us Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08543
  • Three Star Rural property
  • Check in time: 4:00 PM
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
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Graph: Upcoming 20 Days of Princeton Hotel Rates

Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Princeton, NJ discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Princeton hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $123.02

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: $107.86

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: $77.83

2 Star Hotel Prices in Princeton

Best Discounts in Princeton, NJ

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.

FAQs about hotels in Princeton

What are the top rated hotels in Princeton?

Hampton Inn Princeton, Sonesta Es Suites Princeton and Springhill Suites by Marriott Ewing Princeton Sout are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Princeton?

Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Hyatt Regency Princeton and Global Luxury Suites at Forrestal are the top 3 luxury hotels near Princeton city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Princeton?

Nassau Inn, The Peacock Inn, and Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center are the properties closest to Princeton city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Princeton cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Princeton can be as cheap as $77.83 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Princeton cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Princeton has been $107.86 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Princeton cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Princeton has been $123.02 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Princeton?

The Peacock Inn, Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center and Nassau Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Princeton?

Springhill Suites by Marriott Ewing Princeton Sout, Towneplace Suites Cranbury South Brunswick and Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Princeton?

Quality Inn, Clarion Hotel The Palmer Inn and Quality Inn Near Princeton are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Princeton?

Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center and Staybridge Suites Cranbury are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Recent traveler guest reviews of Princeton, NJ

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

" Loved the down town area."
Score 5.0 / 5

Such a small beautiful city loved the down town area. Things were spread out a lot so it would be helpful next time for me to have a rental car instead of ubering everywhere.

Mike L., from 03-Sep-2019
"Awesome Location"
Score 5.0 / 5

The parks, restaurants, food and ambiance.

Jane P., from 29-Jul-2019
"Great Stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

The staff were prompt and extremely accommodating. Issues were resolved in a timely manner and the reunion attendees enjoyed the variety of amenities offered.

Elease A., from 25-Jul-2018
"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 4 reviews
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