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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Flemington, New Jersey
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The new owners have taken this lovely old Victorian in Princeton and restored it by keeping the vintage charm but with some clean, modern touches. The inn is just beautiful. We came for dinner on a cold, slightly snowy night. A lovely romantic spot, and the food and service live up to the setting. Dishes have a unique flair, and... 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 time at The Peacock Inn. I am so glad that you were also able to enjoy the amazing restaurant! I have shared your review with our staff, and we really appreciate your compliments! I look forward to welcoming you back to The Peacock Inn in the near future. If you need... More

San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose to stay at the Peacock Inn recently to see if I might prefer it to the usual Nassau Inn, and I very much did. Far smaller, quieter, personable, with a warm and friendly staff. Easy walking to campus and town, and while I didn't partake, the restaurant gets raves from every local I spoke with. Bedding and towels... 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 stay and experience at The Peacock Inn. I would like to start by thanking you for choosing The Peacock Inn and for your sincere compliments about our staff, and amenities. It is always great to hear that locals are speaking very highly of us, and we appreciate your mentioning that. As... More

Linden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We spent 2 nights at the Peacock Inn and had a very pleasant stay... From the moment we were pulled up we were greeted by a friendly, outgoing staff that took care of every request. They could not have been more accommodating! Room was modern with great amenities. The bar and Josean was fantastic, we had a great time trying... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to give your stay at The Peacock Inn a fantastic review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a nice time and experience while you were at The Peacock Inn. Specifically I am so pleased to hear about your experience at the bar. Josean is an incredible mixologist, and has the... More

Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had the privilege of spending the last couple days of 2013 at the Peacock Inn. Every aspect my stay exceeded my expectations. The rooms....charming and very comfortable. The restaurant...without par in the area, most notably highlighted by the stunning menu for the New Years Eve dinner. The staff...friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and available to help you enjoy however much time... More

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

Thank you for the "Spectacular" review of The Peacock Inn! We are always happy when expectations are so far exceeded. The goal of The Peacock Inn is service, and we are so happy to hear that everything was excellent. I have shared this review with our entire staff including the front desk, bartender, servers, kitchen and management and would like... More

Fords, New Jersey
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139 reviews 139 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This has been a local attraction for those who visit Princeton. It is a small place and advanced arrangements should be taken. It is quiet and more in the lines of a B&B. There have been some long term residents or note. Ask for a history of the place.

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

Thank you for taking your time to review The Peacock Inn. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your time there, and look forward to seeing you again soon. We are always willing to show our guests around the property and discuss its very interesting history. One of our guests favorite spots in The Peacock Inn is "Peacock Alley"... More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My wife and I spent only a Saturday night here as an alternative to the Nassau Inn at which we find the rooms to be plain. We were hoping for a luxury, boutique inn Based on its prices and restaurant reviews. Our room was beautifully appointed and lived up to those expectations. But the bathroom had only one, small shelf... More

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

John, thank you for taking your time to review your stay at The Peacock Inn. I am sorry to hear that it did not live up to your expectations. The Peacock Inn is a very unique hotel, as it was originally a home from the 1700s that housed members of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War. It opened as... More

LA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are distinctive with various quirks but the beds are all plush, the Frette towels and toiletries are top quality and the restaurant is one of the finest in Princeton. The bathrooms are cramped. But there is no better option for quality hotels in the area. The location is convenient to Princeton.

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

Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at The Peacock Inn. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and your meal at The Peacock Inn. The restaurant has been acclaimed as one of the top 25 restaurants in the state of New Jersey. I really appreciate you taking the time to notice the Frette towels... More

Baltimore, MD
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I was initially thrilled. Great location, fantastic service by the valet and the manager. Our room was smaller than I expected but comfortable. The bed was quite good, and I sank into it immediately. There was a carafe of water in the room, the radio had been turned on for me, the bathroom was really nice. But then I started... More

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

Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Peacock Inn. We really appreciate you taking your time to give a honest and heartfelt review of your stay. I want to start by saying that we are happy to hear about the positive parts of your stay, and your initial reaction about the service, location and room. We sincerely apologize about... More

Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had an extended family birthday to celebrate and wanted someplace a bit special. Princeton doesn't have many options so we decided to give the Peacock Inn a try. Disappointing and mediocre. The brunch appetizers were good (in fact vg gravlax) but the brunch entrees were either uninventive or in the case of the gnocchi (which were tasty) but were... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant at our Inn. While we’ve received innumerable wonderful comments and reviews on our fare, service, and décor, hearing from someone who was disappointed is equally as important to us. I’m unsure why you were served poppy muffin slices with gravlax. Simply put, that was not right. Also, I apologize that... More

West Kingston, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First, I want to write that the staff are fantastic. Accommodating, friendly, and offered good suggestions of things to do. The inn is lovely but worth about half of what you pay. The location is great and so I think you are paying for that. The room is tiny, basically a bed with a small perimeter around it, and a... 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 stay and time at The Peacock Inn. I want thank you for choosing The Peacock Inn for your 27th Anniversary, congratulations! I am truly sorry that we did not live up to your expectations during your stay. The Peacock Inn is a Small Luxury Hotel of the World, and we strive... More

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Additional Information about The Peacock Inn

Also Known As:
The Peacock Hotel Princeton
The Peacock Hotel
Address: 20 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Peacock Inn 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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