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Holiday Inn Princeton
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540   |  
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Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Princeton
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We needed an inexpensive hotel in the Princeton area and were fortunate to book The Holiday Inn through Tavelocity's mystery hotel booking service for $62 + tax. When we arrived the front desk staff were welcoming and the room was very comfortable. One of the better rooms we've had in the area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review about the Hotel and the Front Desk Staff. We try and make each and every guest feel like this is their home away from home. Reading a review like that makes us even more motivated to push further and harder. Again, thank you so much for the wonderful review.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Clifton Park, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We recently stayed with our college team and had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and accommodating throughout our stay. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The appearance of the hotel was nice and up kept well. We have no complaints and look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed November 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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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review! We trully would like to thank you and hope to see you again in the near future shoudl your travels bring you to the Princeton area once again. Again, thank you and I will surely share this with the entire staff
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

The hotel walls are paper thin. It was noisy all night and I could not sleep. I was there with my daughter's sports team and we had to leave by 7 a.m. the next morning. The hotel noted that the breakfast area would be open by 6:30 instead of the normal 7 a.m. to accommodate us. The wait staff gave us a hard time and was obnoxious about serving us early. The food was awful. I checked out at 7 a.m. and handed the keys to the front desk clerk and told him what room we were in. The next ay the hotel called me at home to ask me if I was still in the hotel. They charged me for an extra night plus an additional $175. I called to complain and management told me the charges would be corrected. Instead of crediting my card they kept on trying to charge more. My bank's fraud department called and I had to cancel my card to stop the continuing charges. Eventually the billing issues were corrected but it took a few days and many phone calls. The hotel GM and Comptroller seemed disinterested. I thought a full refund was in order. The GM told me he would give me a 10% discount the next time I stayed in the hotel as if I would ever go back to that dump.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and we’re very sorry you were unhappy with the look and feel of your guest room and the quality and convenience of our dining options. Guest feedback is incredibly important to us and we are taking your comments into consideration as we work to improve our on-property experience. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you, if your travels bring you back to our area.
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I have stayed here a number of times on my visits to Princeton, NJ. The rooms are big. The breakfast is good. Good location. Good staff. I would recommend asking for a room facing the front of the hotel to reduce noise from the highway.

Room Tip: I would recommend asking for a room facing the front of the hotel to reduce noise from the highway.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful review about our hotel. We look forward to serving you always should your travels bring you into the Princeton area. Again, thank you so much for the wonderful words and high marks that you have provided for us.
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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Skyler, Mark, Sharmin, Todd, and Ryan all provide excellent service. They are willing to assist with all your hotel needs and act in very personal and professional manner. Sharnin went out of her way to get me the room I desired immediately after Hurricane Sandy. Skyler is always cheerful in the morning. Todd and Ryan are always personable and accomodating when I am in the bar/restaurant area. Ryan is always willing to provide assistance.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about our staff and the hotel. From our family to yours, we trully appreciate all guest feed back and we try to make sure we can accomadate each and every guest to the best of our ability. Again, thank you so much for the wonderful words and hope that you choose us again should your travels bring you in the Princeton area.
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

i was traveling from out of town. everyone at the front desk went out of thier way to assure my comfort. Sharmin was very knowledgable of the services provided and the surrounding areas. I increased my time of stay from one night to two nights due to her hospitality.

  • Stayed November 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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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you so much for the wonderful review about our hotel. Sharmin and the entire front desk staff take great pride in their work and truly appreciate a comment like that. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Easton, Mton, Massachusetts, USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I coordinated a group of 25 cheerleaders and their parents' stay at the Princeton Holiday Inn Express. Our group needed close to 25 rooms for our overnight trip. We had gotten bumped from a nearby hotel due to Hurricane Sandy on relatively short notice. Sherna and the staff were super efficient in getting us set up at the last minute and even matched the rate of the other hotel. It was a great experience all the way around. They accommodated our group and even opened the breakfast buffet earlier than usual to allow us to eat before our early departure. Great location, great staff, very clean, great beds and wonderful room!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Nader S, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Princeton, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Sherna and I would like to take this moment to thank you for your review and we look forward to having you stay with us once again should your travels bring you in the Princeton area again. Again, thank you so much for the review and if you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact us directly.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Princeton

Address: 100 Independence Way, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Princeton
#5 Business Hotel in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Princeton 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What's the best kept secret in Princeton, NJ? Holiday Inn Princeton Hotel! Unlike any other Holiday Inn you may have experienced before, the Holiday Inn Princeton is the ideal place for business and leisure travelers visiting central New Jersey. We are conveniently located to Princeton University and local companies such as Dow Jones, Bristol Myers Squibb, URS Washington,Siemens and Johnson & Johnson. Comfort, convenience and outstanding service are just a few of the reasons you'll want to stay with us every time your travels bring you to Princeton. Our Cafe Nicole Restaurant serves fine Continental- and American-style cuisine. You will want to be sure to visit our newly renovated fitness center, equipped with the latest in exercise equipment. Our well appointed guest rooms feature complimentary high-speed wireless Internet connections, on-demand movies and Nintendo. Our courtesy shuttle service is available from Monday-Friday, 7 AM - 9:30 AM & 4 PM - 9:30 PM. The Holiday Inn Princeton Hotel also offers over 2500 square feet of flexible meeting space to be used for your corporate meeting or social event. ... more   less 
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