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“Quiet, Westin quality decor, great service” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #6 of 15 Hotels in Princeton
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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Quiet, Westin quality decor, great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Pluses:
Front desk (Frankie) was very friendly and helpful. It has the quality that you expect from Westin. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the nicest play to stay in the Princeton area.

Minuses:
Only one elevator was working when we arrived. The room was not properly prepared (no shampoo and conditioner, only one bathrobe) - though the front desk called back to make sure we received the missing items.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Nick A, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to fill out a wonderful review of our hotel. Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to your future return to our hotel.

Warm regards,

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We wanted to get out of NYC and explore Princeton, NJ. The Westin Princeton was quiet, clean and a great value (for AAA members under $100p/ night). If I could rate the place as good rather than average or very good, than I would. We arrived and all the elevators were out of order. The concierge didn't even acknowledge the inconvenience and instructed us to take the stairs. Our room looked out over a roof top and was hard to get to from the emergency staircase. Nonetheless, we'd definitely recommend staying there if you are in the Princeton area because of the comfortable clean rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 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 3, 2013
Dear Rachel F,

Thank you for your recent stay here at the Westin Princeton. It was an honor and privilege to have you with us and we look forward to your return in the New Year. As you related in your posting, our rates are reasonable and the room you found to be "quiet, clean and a great value." We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and lack of sensitivity by our concierge not acknowledging the problem. We are in the process of upgrading our elevators and expect to replace them shortly.-Wishing you and the family a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This is a consistent good hotel. We stayed her many times clean solid service and very good price. This is great value to a real top hotel will recommend highly. This is one the best in
Princeton area. There are good food close by as well.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 Skyjakers,

Appreciate your repeat stays with us here at the Westin and look forward to serving you again in the New Year.-So glad that you find our property to be of great value which provides "solid service" and "One of the best in the Princeton area." Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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Nyack, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
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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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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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:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Princeton
#3 Green Hotel in Princeton
#7 Business Hotel in Princeton
#7 Family Hotel in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village 4*
Number of rooms: 294
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a beautiful suburban setting, The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village is situated in the picturesque Princeton Forrestal Village shopping center. ... more   less 
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