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Princeton Marriott at Forrestal

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100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540 (Formerly Doral Forrestal)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Commack New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on two occasions in September and October while visiting my son at college. This hotel is close to the college and convenient should you wish to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in their restaurants. It also has a bar area. The lobby is beautiful, with vaulted ceilings, and it gives you the feel of... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in October, on business. Overall the hotel is a good, reliable choice. Service: the front desk staff were always excellent, as were the housekeeping and restaurant staff. The spa service was disappointing and I had one of the worst manicures of my life. Cannot comment on other spa services. Rooms: Although the room... More 

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Millstone, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Recently stayed for my daughters Birthday weekend. I have two children 9 and 5 and like weekend getaways in hotels with indoor pool. The staff, pool and food was fabulous, however the rooms were something to be desired. The beds were full size, lumpy and could feel the springs. We always look into upgrading rooms when we arrive, but were... More 

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Tristen M, Guest Relations Manager at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I wanted to let you know that we have just started a complete rooms renovation which will change the configuration of our suites. The existing suites were thought to be used as more of a meeting room for business travelers who may want to hide the bed... More 

San Francisco, California, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights on business. Outside not much to look at, but inside has some charm. Rooms were pretty spacious, decor was okay, an old desk and light fixtures, but bathrooms had been nicely updated. Fitness facilities were good, not great, pool looked nice. Food was quite good - had room service, ate soup at the restaurant and... More 

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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I usually stay here a few nights every year and always enjoy the stay. Attractive unusual entrance and lobby( in a good way), as will as a country like setting. The staff is very friendly with a "hello and smile" from all . When we arrived I was wheeling our one piece of luggage to the room... More 

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MIAMI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Hotel is situated in country like setting and everyone is very helpful at front desk. Rooms have refrigerator and coffee pot. But the best part, is this is the FIRST Marriott hotel we have stayed at that has the concierge lounge open for breakfast on the weekends, from 7am-10:30am. Social hour is still not available on weekends. But that is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Cons: Frankly, no cell phone service was the biggest downer about staying at this hotel. At first, the Front Desk placed me in a Basement room when I checked in. The Staff said we have a room for you on the Spa Floor to which I immediately had a positive reaction until I realized she meant she had stuck me... More 

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Tristen M, Guest Relations Manager at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. We are aware that AT&T cell service is hard to come by in the building because we are below the tree line. We currently have an in house Verizon cell tower and are hoping AT&T will decide to participate in this. We will use your feedback in this endeavor. However, there are a few... More 

Portland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, business. Felt like I was in jail. Food cafeteria was ok. Nothing to do. Spa, pool and work out room are small. Spa hours are limited. Hard to get an appt after conference hours. Hope my company doesn't use this facility again...

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Monte Nido, CA
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is nicer than most Marriotts in that is set in the woods of Princeton, and it reflects its surroundings in a woodsy way. Still the same Marriott you would expect just in a lodge-like atmosphere. The staff was friendly, but not always "on it", evidenced by some minor flubs, nothing major. I liked the Concierge Lounge, it was a... More 

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Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I stayed here 11 nights on a business trip. All the staff were very helpful and friendly, especially the bar staff and those serving breakfast each morning. The room had plenty of space and the bathroom was well equipped. WI-FI was included in my room rate and was available in the room, as well as freely available in the main... More 

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