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“Updated Rooms and Still Great Service” 5 of 5 stars
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Chauncey Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Chauncey Road, Princeton, NJ 08541   |  
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Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Princeton
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Houston
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6 hotel reviews
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“Updated Rooms and Still Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I have stayed at the hotel several times for business. They have recently updated the entire hotel.

The bar is fabulous with lots of natural light and the common areas feel like a living room, very comfortable. The rooms are great and the bed is awesome. I love the K-cups coffee makers in the room and the fruit bowl in the lobby. The bar has a great wine selection and the food is fabulous. They have a new person in charge of the food, and you can tell the difference! So many little touches that make this hotel an exceptional value.

Probably one of the better features, besides all of the friendly people who work there, is the van service. On most days, you can schedule the van/shuttle to go into downtown Princeton. Having this service is what sets this hotel apart from others. In addition, Tullo, one of the drivers, is helpful with restaurant recommendations and area history. If you don't take the shuttle with Tullo, you are missing out!

I love this hotel because of the helpful people who work there and all the little extras. You can tell that the hotel has a great leader!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DormanPrincetonNJ, Diector Of Rooms at Chauncey Conference Center, responded to this review, December 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your review. Please keep up to date with us on Facebook. We will be updating more space over the next month and we hope you come back to visit us!!

Thank you,

Paul
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Tunkhannock Township, Pennsylvania, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

The grounds are beautiful. The rooms are nice, but perhaps a little dated. The staff is about average some friendlier than others. The wait staff at the wedding we attended was excellent though! The prices at the bar were outrageous.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I took my wife and 1 1/2 year old to Sesame Place and Philadelphia. I was not happy with the prices or selection in the PA area so I used Priceline to get a hotel in the Princeton area. The reviews for this place aren't that great so I was expecting something bland.

Upon check-in, the clerk informed us they had upgraded us to stay in the Laura House. We loved it! It's an older, historic house with multiple guest rooms, each with its own bathroom. They placed a pack-n-play in there per our request. The house was perfect and had a large kitchen which we used to store our food in overnight, and an ice machine to fill up our cooler for the day. The only con was this house is quite a bit away from the parking lot so I pushed the luggage rack around quite a bit.

The staff was friendly and helpful. The grounds very well kept. The rooms are out of date but a sign on site mentioned it would be closed July-October for a complete upgrade. We were very happy with our stay as it was 30-50 minutes away from our PA destinations and definitely worth the extra drive.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I would never have picked this hotel, but with Priceline you get what you get for $59. The hotel is really caters to corporate clients and, I'm sure, uses Priceline to fill in the gaps on the weekends. The room was very pleasant with a high ceiling. Everything was clean and new. My only complaint is the big flat screen had terrible reception, which was unexpected. Had the breakfast buffet (about $15) the next morning. You would never find this place without a GPS.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DormanPrincetonNJ, Manager at Chauncey Conference Center, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your comments. We are currently upgrading our satellite system during our renovation which starts July 1st. When we reopen in October we will have a majority HD channels. We will also expand our channel line up. We have also been granted a mailstop (Our own address) of 1 Chauncey Rd. It will take time for all of the GPS systems to catch up to the change so we are offering both addresses for our incoming guest. If you would like to keep up on our status during renovations please like us on Facebook. We will be posting updates and specials from time to time on our home page.

Thank you,

Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Chauncey hotel is one of my favorite places! I have stayed at the Chauncey on several occasions and it keeps getting better each time. I have stayed at other places in the area and clearly recommend it over any other place. It is a top quality hotel with lots of extras that they don't advertise. The service continues to exceed all expectations, from check-in, to cleaning, to the food. Outstanding!

A special treat is to take the free hotel shuttle with Tulio into downtown Princeton. He will help you find a great restaurant or tell you about a special landmark in Princeton. He is friendly and offers a personalized touch to your stay! I have eaten at some of the best restaurants based on his recommendations!

If you like the outdoors, you will enjoy the grounds with the beautiful flowers and the bikes that you can borrow. The walking trails are also great for a break after a long work day. You will enjoy the breakfast that usually comes with the room. It is fabulous!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

My first impression of this hotel was scary- i had the shuttle pick us up at the princeton junction and a dissheveled man appeared in the shuttle to pick us up- he introduced himself as the General Manager of the hotel and talked the whole way about his education and why he likes to drive the van for extra customer service. The van was filthy, there was garbage and an odor to it, I was very concerned that this was how the hotel was going to be after an hour long trip which we thought was never going to end,we arrived at the conference center. We were greeted by the front desk and checked into our room. The room was clean and quite lovely. The food was delicious and the staff was just as friendly as the food was delicious. We almost didn't stay because we were frightened off by the manager but the rest of our experience was quiet lovely and our return trip back to the train station was also a better experience with a different driver a lovely young housekeeper who brought us on a shorter route to the Train station.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

The Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center is beautifully situated on the grounds of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton. Though we were not there as part of a conference, the hotel offered us a quiet break from the busyness of downtown, while being just minutes away from both the University and the downtown shopping area. The dining options at the hotel are excellent and are the rooms.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chauncey Conference Center

Address: 1 Chauncey Road, Princeton, NJ 08541
Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Princeton
#6 Business Hotel in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chauncey Conference Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Princeton, just three miles from Downtown, on the campus of ETS, Chauncey sits on 370 wooded acres midway between Philadelphia and New York City. Chauncey’s 100 newly renovated guest rooms feature flat screen HD TVs, iPod/iPad docking stations, down comforters, Keurig coffee makers, laptop safe, weekday delivery of USA Today, iron/ironing board and complimentary high-speed Internet. The majority of our guest rooms offer a patio or balcony. Additional services at Chauncey include a 24-hour fitness center and nature trails, van service to and from downtown Princeton and ample on-site complimentary parking. Tantalize your taste buds by dining in the Solomon Room, offering classic American continental cuisine. Relax or gather in the new C Bar and enjoy light culinary fare or a cocktail (seasonal outdoor seating available). By advanced reservation, enjoy tea, savory tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, and fresh baked scones at our popular Afternoon Tea. Meeting rooms and event space are available to host your next social event or meeting. Off-site golf can be arranged.Note: Currently our Pool, Tennis and Volleyball courts are out of service.Companies and attractions close byEducational Testing Service (ETS)........On Campus Princeton- Educational Testing Service (ETS)........10 mi S (Ewing Campus)- Bristol Myers Squibb...............................3 mi E- Jasna Polana Country Club (TPC Course)...................1 mi E- Ground for Sculpture.............................10 mi SE- Johnson and Johnson..........................10 mi NW- Princeton University.................................3 mi N- Princeton Country Club...........................6.5 mi E- New Hope...............................................20 mi NW- Lawrenceville Academy........................2 mi S- McCarter Theater.....................................3 mi N- Rider University........................................2 mi S- Rutgers University.................................25 mi N- Trenton Thunder Baseball.................. 12 mi S- Washington Crossing Park.................10 mi SW**Currently we are in the final stages of our new pool and fitness center design and will be breaking ground to build this facility. We are projected to be completed by spring of 2014 with our Indoor/Outdoor facilty.** ... more   less 
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