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The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540   |  
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Ranked #7 of 15 hotels in Princeton
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Nyack, New York
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“Perfect Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the hotel many times. We come to Princeton to enjoy a weekend together and to relax. As a Lifetime Platinum member, I've stayed at many hotels. As such, I am well qualified to make an assessment of this property.

The staff at this hotel is "FIRST RATE." They are all focused on the guest experience. From the moment you pull up in front of the hotel, you are greeted by the bell hop. The front desk folks acknowledge you quickly. There has never been a wait and, on this past occasion, they recognized us as we approached the front desk by name.

This type of service does not happen by accident. It's the result of hiring the right people who actually care about their guests. The rooms are well decorated. The entire hotel is clean and the location is ideal.

If you are looking for a weekend with the person you love or you have a business requirement to be in the area, this is a great choice in hotels !!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Hi adamlipson,

Always wonderful to have you and your wife stay with us at the Princeton Westin and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Your overall assessment entitled,"Perfect Again," concerning the "FIRST RATE," staff and service we have here at the hotel has been noted and very much appreciated. Thank you for your recommendation to others, who might be looking for a business or pleasure venue in the future. In the meantime, wishing you all the peace and happiness in the New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Madrid, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I loved this hotel. I stayed there Nov 30th through Dec 1st. I went there to have a stay-cation. I did a little shopping nearby, had dinner at Ruth Chris' Steakhouse which is walking distance. The hotel is super clean, sleek, well run. I loved the room. The bed was very comfortable. I slept like a baby. The lobby is modern and there are lots of places to just sit and check your email. All in all a good experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Hi Seelier,

Joy to the heart hearing, "I loved this hotel."-We here at the Westin Princeton loved having you at the hotel and enjoyed sharing with you our property, service and overall hospitality. Thank you for selecting the Westin for your "stay-cation," and we look forward to sharing with you many of your "stay-cations," in the New Year. Wishing you the best of holiday cheer and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2013.

Be Well,
Lynn
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great experience. People at this hotel go above and beyond, everyone was great. It is close to Princeton, and walking distance to a great restaurant. The gym was fine. Pool area needed a bit of a clean up. Beds are comfortable. We would definetely stay here again.

Room Tip: ask for rooms at the end of halls as they are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Hi EricG1954,

Thank you for your posting on Tripadvisor and delighted to read you enjoyed your stay here at the Westin Princeton and will definitely stay here again. Your comment, "the staff went above and beyond- everyone was great" was noted and shared with staff at a recent meeting. It is always a pleasure, privilege and honor to serve our guests in the highest and warmest fashion. On behalf of all of us here at the Westin, we wish to extend to you the very best wishes for a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Have stayed here multiple times on business. Always had a great stay and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The gym and pool are also a nice bonus. The pool has an indoor and outdoor component (outdoor part closed in winter). Rooms are a good size and location is central to Princeton.

Plenty of food options nearby. Everything from a casual food court to upscale steakhouse are in walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 15, 2012
Hi dput,

As always, it's a pleasure hearing from our guests and learning of their respective experiences at our Westin Princeton. Thank you for your positive overview of our property, staff and amenities. I'm delighted that "you have always had a great stay," with us during your multiple visits and we look forward to your many stays in the New Year. From all of us here at the Westin Princeton, we wish you and the family a very happy and healthy holiday season.

Be Well,
Lynn
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We have a family party in NJ every Dec, and have stayed over in Princeton because we love the holiday decorations near the college. Honestly, most all of the Princeton hotels have been nice, but this one is exceptional. The hotel is lovely, immaculate, rooms simple and elegant, and the staff is incredibly accomodating. We arrived late, requested an adjoining room for us and our daughters family, with cribs for the babies. This is the first time, in many travels, that everything was done exactly right! We had a good rate for the room (did not choose to include breakfast altho there was a free grab and go offer given to us, when we checked in), but chose to have breakfast in the lounge instead. The food was excellant and the service excellant as well. There is a beautful indoor pool, also outdoor pool in the summer. This is about 4 miles from the downtown college area, but if I were looking for a spot while visiting for a parents activity, there should be no choice other than this wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Hi skordzek,

Thank you for all those wonderful accolades you gave in your posting regarding the service, rooms, Parallel 40 restaurant and other amenities we have here at the Westin Princeton. The management and staff wish to thank you for staying with us while you attended your annual holiday party with the family. It was an honor and privilege to have served you and we look forward to seeing you back with the family soon.

Be Well,
Lynn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My sister who lives near Princeton was hosting Thanksgiving for 22 family members. Three groups of us decided to spend the night nearby and got a great deal at the Westin Princeton in Forrestal Village. The hotel was very nice-comfortable beds, great showers, nice on site cafe for breakfast, and a coffee bar serving Starbucks lattes and capuccinos available in the lobby. The staff was helpful and pleasant and overall I was very pleased. I just wish I had read about all of the amenities ahead of time because I would have loved to have enjoyed the very nice indoor pool (they have an outdoor one too!) I'd recommend a trip to the Main Street Cafe in nearby Kingston for great sandwiches, soups, salads and baked goods and a stop at Dabblers Boutiqe, a great gift store with handmande gifts, just a few doors down the street.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Hi NancyinMD,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family and your sister survived preparing, serving and entertaining such a large group. Did she ever think of becoming part of hotel hospitality here at the Westin or elsewhere in Princeton? We are always looking for wonderful people like you to serve our family guests. Your gracious remarks regarding the hotel, its accommodations, amenities and staff were all noted and very much appreciated, thank you! It was an honor and privilege to be of service to you and your family here at the Westin and look forward to your return real soon.

Be Well & Happy Holidays,
Lynn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have stayed at the Princeton Westin twice with our two young children (1 year-old and 3 years-old) and could not have had a better experience. The hotel's location off of Route 1 makes it an ideal pit stop for those traveling along the Turnpike, visiting Sesame Place, or checking out Princeton. The Lobby is modern and welcoming, and the staff are genuinely dedicated to making your stay comfortable.
For our most recent stay we were able to reserve a two-room suite on the 6th floor (large continental breakfast is available on this floor). This made it very easy to put our kids to bed and still watch television and enjoy the Westin experience.
The lobby bar is clean and modern, and the food is actually outstanding. The bartender was even able to find ice cream for our toddler, which wasn't on the menu. The pool is great for kids, and was empty every time we used it (which was frequently).
We most recently used this hotel as a halfway stop for a road-trip to Boston from Virginia, and could not have been more pleased. Lynn Wood, the front desk manager, is outstanding should you have any special requests or questions about the area. We already have plans to stay at this hotel again soon.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 6th floor have access to a sizeable continental breakfast, worth the extra if they are...
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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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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Hi Seth K,

And so are you and the family! Your overall commentary regarding the Westin, it's pit stop location near major NJ roadways; it's many amenities and staff friendliness was delightful reading and we hope you and the family return back real soon. It was an honor and privilege to meet and serve you all! Our bartender is already preparing to serve your children more ice cream during their next stay and something stronger for you and your wife. Thanks again for your "Truly Wonderful," posting. Wishing you and the family a very happy holiday season filled with lots of love and laughter.

Be Well & Happy Holidays!
Lynn
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Address: 201 Village Boulevard, 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 Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Princeton
#7 Family Hotel in Princeton
#7 Business Hotel in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village 4*
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