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The Peacock Inn

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Ranked #2 of 3 Princeton B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manlius, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a Choice Hotels "Ascend" member hotel and is one of their best properties that I have stayed in. It is charming on the outside and inside. The room we stayed in was not large by today's standard but nevertheless was cozy and modern. Onsite restaurant is rated to be one of Princeton's best (it's formal, so dress up) and... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I wanted a nice bed-and-breakfast experience, having both been to Princeton before. The Peacock Inn was fabulous! Check-in was great. There was a plate of fresh raspberry macaroons waiting for us in our room as we arrived, which were a treat after twelve hours of travel that day. The décor inside the room added to the ambiance,... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk to the University as well as the downtown square from this lovely bed and breakfast. I would have given it 5 stars but the bathroom is really too small for most women to be comfortable. Also the breakfast was a disappointment as it compared to many of the chain hotels--dry cereal, yogurt, no fruit,very basic. I expected more from... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small inn that looks on the outside more like a house than a hotel. On this inside, it is fully refurbished and reflects a high standard. Room was very nice, but a bit small. The bar and restaurant has a great feel. Fantastic Bartender and the food was outstanding . Very nice surprise- World class and convenient... More

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Scott S, Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review your experience at The Peacock Inn. It was great having you as a guest. The inn was originally a large mansion that housed members of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary Way in the late 1700s. It opened as an in in 1911, so your thoughts about seeing the inn from the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stayed in the Inn one night and enjoyed the food immensely. Great location. Nice staff. However, the room we purchased was miniscule. No room to place a water glass on the side table as there was no side table. No chair. No desk. No closet. Had to toss the suitcases on the floor and live off the floor. No closet... More

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Scott S, Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

First of all, I would like to thank you for your comments regarding the food and service. It is what we pride ourselves on, and I have shared that kindness with our team. I apologize that your expectations were not exceeded during your stay and time at The Peacock Inn. We always strive to have our guests leave after having... More

New York City
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our overnight stay was memorable. While poking around on TA at first I saw only big chain hotels and was glad to find the Peacock Inn, which was well reviewed and close to the university. Upon arrival we were surprised with an upgrade (I’m a Choice Hotels member) and were blown away by gorgeous room 204, which was large, elegant,... More

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Scott S, General Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review of your experience at The Peacock Inn. We really appreciate your kind words and I have shared them with the staff. Everyone is so appreciative of the nice things that you said. I loved reading your review about the sleep that you had, it really painted a picture of what guests have experienced, and... More

Middlebury, Vermont
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at the Peacock. The restaurant was so good that we ate here two nights in a row - fun bar (when it's open) with great drinks. We stayed on the top floor in a king room (delux). Great sheets, amenities - the pillow was a bit hard for me but the bed was... More

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Scott S, General Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review your experience at The Peacock Inn. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time here. It is always great when guests are able to enjoy everything that The Peacock Inn has to offer, from the rooms to the restaurant and bar. I am so glad that you enjoyed the restaurant both... More

Manchester, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I stayed at the Peacock Inn during alumni weekend in May 2014. Pros: Bathroom is very nice- Rain shower head, toiletries, slippers and comfy robe Furnishings are top notch Very comfy bed Free water in the room Make sure you dine here, and don't leave until you do! This is a place where foodies go. Skip breakfast. Staff was very... More

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Scott S, Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review your experience at The Peacock Inn during alumni weekend. It is such an amazing weekend to be in Princeton. The camaraderie and school spirit is truly incredible. I am so glad that you were able to experience everything that The Peacock Inn has to offer, including the restaurant. We have been written... More

Yardley, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just returned from a weekend away in Princeton. We stayed at the Peacock Inn and loved it. The room was small, as expected, but very "high end" furnishings and bathroom. The breakfast was delicious each morning and we appreciated having some daily newspapers available at breakfast. We were pleased to have help with our luggage to our room and with... More

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Scott S, General Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review your great stay and experience at The Peacock Inn! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time not only at The Peacock Inn, but in Princeton as well. It is such a great town, and we are so lucky to be less than 2 blocks away! Service is of utmost importance... More

Orlando
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Peacock Inn is a charming little B & B within steps of Princeton University. My husband and I stayed in room 207. It was small but packed with many amenities. Great linens, amazing spa shower with five heads, robe, slippers, TV, bedding, super comfy bed and lovely decor. SUPER clean! Wish they had fresh flowers and not silk arrangements... More

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Scott S, General Manager at The Peacock Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review your experience at The Peacock Inn. The staff and I are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy all aspects of The Peacock Inn, including the restaurant and bar. The cheeses that you can choose from for the cheese plate are truly incredible and tasty! I have shared your... More

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Address: 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Peacock Inn 4*
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The Peacock Inn, a luxury boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Princeton, provides a sophisticated and stylish ambiance as well as one of the area's most elegant and exceptional dining experiences.The Peacock Inn is centrally located and convenient to Princeton University, Art Museum, McCarter Theatre, and Shopping in Princeton NJ. The Peacock Inn restaurant is considered a top 25 restaurant in NJ by NJ Monthly, and the top rated restaurant in Princeton by Zagat and Open Table. ... more   less 
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