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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

The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection : 20 Bayard Lane
20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Terrific location
  • Nice atmosphere
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Princeton Marriott at Forrestal : 100 College Rd. East
100 College Rd. East, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4-star property
  • Great service
  • Great location
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Courtyard by Marriott Princeton
3815 Us Highway 1 at Mapleton Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Check in: 03:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Princeton in Princeton
102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540 Website
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • 9 conference rooms in property
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Hyatt Place Princeton in Princeton
3565 Us Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Execustay at Barclay Square
1900 Barclay Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Affordable hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Global Luxury Suites at Forrestal
Barclay Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Four star Suburban hotel
  • 3 floors in property
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton
201 Village Blvd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • High end Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See more
Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn
3499 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Almost all guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
  • Spacious bathroom
Marriott Residence Inn Princeton Carnegie Center in Princeton
3563 Us Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Affordable Suburban property
  • 120 suites in property
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Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center
1 Chauncey Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541
  • Expensive Suburban property
  • 2 floors in hotel
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Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast in Plainsboro Township
870 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536 ~3.08 miles east of Princeton
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Global Luxury Suites at the Junction
Winterberry Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 4-star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
Extended Stay America Suites Princeton West Windsor
3450 Brunswick Pike, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
  • Good service
  • Beds need improvement
Crowne Plaza Princeton Conference Center : 900 Scudders Mill Rd.
900 Scudders Mill Rd., Plainsboro, NJ 08536 ~3.18 miles east of Princeton
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 39 meeting rooms
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Hampton Inn Princeton : 4385 Us 1 South
4385 Us 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 3 suites in property
Sonesta Es Suites Princeton
4375 U.s Rt 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08543
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Great menu
  • Spacious bathroom
Holiday Inn Princeton An Ihg Hotel : 100 Independence Way
100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Three Star Highway hotel
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • No food
  • Clean towels
Doubletree by Hilton Princeton
4355 Us Highway 1 at Ridge Rd., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Four star Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 12 suites
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Quality Inn Near Princeton
3270 Us Route 1 North, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ~4.23 miles south of Princeton
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Sonesta ES Suites South Brunswick - Princeton
4225 Us Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08543
  • Three Star Rural hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn Princeton Lawrenceville, NJ
1300 Lenox Dr., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ~4.72 miles southwest of Princeton
  • Affordable property
  • Check in time: 15:00
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Best Western Princeton Manor Inn & Suites
4191 Us Highway 1, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852 ~4.97 miles east of Princeton
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in property
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton
3819 Route 1 South, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 4 floors in property
  • Rooms are large enough
  • Great service
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Red Roof Inn Princeton - Ewing - Lawrenceville
3203 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ~5.18 miles southwest of Princeton
  • Two-star Suburban hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Internet connection didn't work
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
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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: $123.13

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: $109.59

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: $74.88

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 Towneplace Suites Cranbury South Brunswick are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most luxurious hotels in Princeton?

Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, 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?

The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection, Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, and Courtyard by Marriott Princeton 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 $74.88 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 $109.59 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 $123.13 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Princeton?

Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, The Rose Garden and Global Luxury Suites at the Junction are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Princeton?

Towneplace Suites Cranbury South Brunswick, Princeton Marriott at Forrestal and Marriott Residence Inn Princeton Carnegie 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?

The Peacock Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection, Quality Inn East Windsor - Princeton and Clarion Hotel Palmer Inn 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, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the Government Per Diem Hotel Rates in Princeton, NJ?

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, 2022December 31, 2021$137.00$69.00

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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