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“Always Amazing! Great Staff and Property” 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Always Amazing! Great Staff and Property”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband and I visit this hotel as an overnight getaway about six times a year. When we arrive, we are greeted by staff that knows our name (very impressive). The front office manager, Lynn, Nancy, David, Thierry, Chris and Paul find away to make us feel like we are important every time we visit.

What makes our visits so special is the staff. However, they have an unusually good restaurant managed by a guy named Max. The food is fresh and the recipes are innovative.

They have a good workout facility with up to date machines. They have a great indoor and outdoor pool facility.

The rooms are spacious, well-appointed and well-kept.

We love our weekend getaway, and you will too!!!

Room Tip: Let the staff get to know you. They will work hard to make sure your stay is special.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Dasha G, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear DenLipson,

Thank you for your recent stay at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We strive to provide a great experience and service to all of our valued guests. It is also great to hear that you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back anytime!
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

While the surrounding development seems nearly vacant, the hotel is nice and the service was very good. I spent a couple of night there and had to eat in the hotel. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the speed at which it came to the room.
I am sure that it would be nicer if the overall development was active, but i enjoyed the peaceful nature of the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Nick A, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for filling out a review on tripadvisor.com. We appreciate your wonderful feedback and true depiction of what you can come to expect when staying here at the Westin Princeton.

We look forward to your continuing patronage of our hotel.

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13 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here this weekend for a friend's birthday party and had a great time. The hotel has 24-hour room service, which was an amazing surprise. We also took full advantage of the warm indoor pool during our stay as well. The bed was super comfortable (I never wanted to get out of it in the morning) and the rooms were clean but a little dark. My only qualm is that the bar closed awfully early (around midnight /1230) even though there were a ton of us there ordering drinks.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dasha G, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Hello Phil,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Princeton.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I really don't have much to add to previous reviews. This hotel is clean and quiet and the beds and bedding are just great. At first I resisted staying here, as Princeton was further from our destination than other areas, but the family member I was traveling with is a Starwood Club member and insisted on it. We stayed on the private Club floor and it was great fun.

I used the "Westin Workout" room and it was well equipped and comfortable. Didn't eat in the restaurant or use other amenities. Wifi worked great. Temperature control was easy and pretty quiet (heat). The only that gives away this hotel's age is the elevators - they can be a bit creaky - but that was not an issue for me.

I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it for visits to the Princeton area.

  • Stayed December 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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Nick A, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel. We are happy to read that we had exceeded your expectations and look forward to your return return.

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33 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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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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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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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 Business 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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