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Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center

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#5 of 6 hotels in Plainsboro
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Nestled on 27 acres of beautiful wooded grounds with an idyllic lakefront, and minutes from Princeton University, the Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center is easily reached via US Route 1 and the NJ Turnpike. Situated halfway between New York and Philadelphia, and close to Princeton University, Novo Nordisk, Siemens, BMS and Sandoz our hotel is the ideal location for the business and leisure traveler. Enjoy an elegant stay in one of our smoke-free hotel rooms and suites with free WIFI and complimentary parking. Our guest rooms feature views of our stunning campus-like property and lake. Guests looking to take advantage of our executive level rooms will enjoy additional perks, like access to our hotel’s executive lounge Monday- Friday! The Forrestal Grille is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Flight Martini and Wine Lounge offers cocktails, wine, and beer, in addition to appetizers. Our fitness center features an expansive gym, heated indoor pool, basketball & racquetball courts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Game room
Hiking
Highchairs available
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Raquetball
Squash
Tennis court
Billiards
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Patio
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Czech and 1 more
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900 Scudders Mill Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536-1607
Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center
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Virginia L wrote a review Jan 2024
Glen Rock, New Jersey14 contributions7 helpful votes
I cannot speak to the hotel on this visit though I have stayed there several times and it is generally fine. However, the conference center is a management disaster. I have attended several Scrappetizer events at the conference center with over a hundred women participating. We bring a great number of supplies and have to lug them in ourselves. This is usually fine, but not this time. This was so hugely disastrous that I do not even know where to start. First of all, this group should get the first floor for several reasons. One, most participants are older women, many of whom are mobility impaired. There are vendors with a large number of supplies to be brought in as well. Two, as we have a lot to carry in, we should not be the group assigned upper floors. The first floor was empty until students had some sort of conference there one morning. They should have been on the upper floor, not the women, especially as they had nothing to carry and they were in attendance for far less time than the crafters. Secondly, we could have managed except only one of the two elevators was working and that one barely worked. In Saturday morning, my friend and I were on the third floor going down to the second. As I had just had a knee replacement, the stairs were not an option. The elevator seemed to stop moving. It took a couple of minutes for the door to open - on the first floor. We wanted the second floor. Soon thereafter, a staff member got stuck in the elevator and the entire system was shut down, forcing women just arriving to carry their belongs up the stairs. I had a friend arrive on crutches. What was she supposed to do? By Sunday, the one elevator had been fixed, but only the one. So, 145 women were forced to use one elevator to transport their belongs to the first floor. We waited in line with carts and rolling bags. What should have taken me about thirty minutes, took me two hours. It was unconscionable and unbearable. Speaking of unbearable, the conference rooms on the second floor were far too hot. The third floor was so unbearable that fans had to be brought in. And yet the dining room was freezing. The food, however, and dining staff were amazing as always. Too bad their exceptional service does not translate to the rest of the building. I am scheduled to attend another event next month. If Scrappetizer is not on the first floor, I will cancel this trip. We cannot go through this again. This business uses the conference center a lot, three to four times a year. It should be given every consideration. The attendees should not be treated like second-class citizens, but that is exactly what we felt like, unimportant and insignificant.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: If you are attending a conference, stay at the Holiday Inn. The center is a stupidly long walk...
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Response from Richard Godfrey, Owner at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center
Responded Feb 9, 2024
Thank you for your review and comments and our apologies for this experience. We have hosted the group for more than 7 years and rarely have had these experiences with the heat or elevators. I am sorry the elevator was not operable and since then the both elevators are operating and have passed inspection. Unfortunately, mechanical breakdowns occur and are beyond our control. The February program has been arranged to set up in our Ballroom on the first floor. We give every financial and service consideration to our Scrappetizer guests and organization. We hope you will return again for the next event in February and beyond.
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degrawm wrote a review May 2023
Buckeye, Arizona476 contributions137 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Been here a few times, this time I attended a wedding which was four miles away from the hotel. The prices are always good and they have a ton of amenities. Nice place to stay, full bar and a restaurant for breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Beverly M wrote a review Aug 2023
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Beware! This place is an outdated bug infested hellhole! I booked this bug motel for 3 nights and on the very first night I was awaken in the middle of the morning feeling some sort of crawling sensation, only to discover several bugs in my bed!!! My family & I immediately packed our bags and demanded a full refund and was told by the incompetent manager by the name of Sonja “in order to look into a refund, I must contact the bug company first”. What sense does that make? What does the customer have to do with your bug infested property?!?!? Why would or should I have to wait to get a refund for the exterminator to confirm that your property is infested! I wish I had researched more thoroughly. After speaking to the idiot Sonja, I specifically filtered and searched Google reviews for the word “bug” and found multiple of customers had similar experiences. This place has a MAJOR bug issue. The entire property is dated. Chipped paint everywhere, trash in the conman area. I noticed 2 out of order signs on elevators and the one that worked was extremely slow! This is the most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed at! Room smelled like mildew, stains everywhere. Carpet coming apart. There has to be numerous health code violations going on at this location. I’m appalled they’re actually in business. In addition to the items mentioned above, the customer service is deplorable! Upon arrival, I asked Jessica for additional washcloths and never received them. After discovering the bugs and advising Luke of the situation, he was also rude and unwilling to offer any resolution. Avoid this place at all cost! I wouldn’t recommend this place to a rat!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Sep 11, 2023
Hello Beverly M, Thank you for your stay at the Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center, New Jersey. We're determined to make your stay pleasant, and I am sorry to learn about the issues encountered during your visit. I have shared your comments with the hotel management. I trust that the actions that they will be taking will make your next stay with us better than the last. I have also sent you a private message regarding your experience. I hope you stay with us again! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHG Hotels and Resorts Service
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Zerkella wrote a review Aug 2023
Los Angeles9 contributions19 helpful votes
There are more problems than benefits. Issues: - Jazuzzi? Nah, not working for ages. - Pool? Cold. - Pool towels? All dirty. - Room has no comforters. - 63 degrees in room on arrival. - Old AC with non-working control. Cherry on top - tip culture for the free mediocre hotel breakfast (hash browns, scrambled eggs, bacon, etc.). They really try hard to demand tips for that by sending the server to bring you a cup of coffee - complementary, which everyone just can pour oneself there. Then invent the price for the breakfast. And start the tips at 18%. Laughed hard...
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded Sep 11, 2023
Hi Zerkella, Thank you for sharing your feedback and staying at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center. We appreciate you keeping the IHG Hotels & Resorts properties as your preferred choice for your travel needs. We aim to provide a rewarding and excellent stay for our valued guests. I'm sorry for the experience you had during your stay. I alerted our local management team regarding your concerns. I'm confident they will use this as a reference and take the necessary actions to avoid this from happening again in the future. We look forward to having the opportunity to share a more positive experience in the future. Kind regards, Rosh D. Case Manager IHG Hotels & Resorts Service
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Clo wrote a review Jul 2023
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Hotel is very outdated, the room AC units very loud and there are limited plugs near the bed to charge devices. The onsite dining options very limited and they don't allow outside food/beverages on the premises. The restaurants are understaffed. Waited 15+ minutes for someone to take my order and finally gave up. Then the vending machine was out of order and there is no onsite convenience store. To cap it all off, I requested an email copy of my invoice that never arrived. If you call the hotel directly they never answer and there is no way to leave a voicemail. I've contacted IHG via the online form and called 4 times and the invoice never arrives. I'm done with IHG hotels.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Aug 10, 2023
Hi G8536LHclo, We thank you for providing feedback and choosing to stay at our Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center. We appreciate you as a valued guest and for choosing IHG Hotels & Resorts as your travel partner. We are determined to provide our guests with a pleasant time. I am sorry for what happened during your visit. I shared your feedback with the hotel management so that necessary actions are in place to improve guest satisfaction. I trust their resolution will make your next stay with us better than the last. I sent you a private message to discuss this further. I hope you read it at your most convenient time. Sincerely, Renz A. Case Manager IHG Hotels & Resorts Service
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Essay11 wrote a review Jul 2023
17 contributions34 helpful votes
This place is a total dump. About 25 years overdue for a major major renovation. The furniture is in tatters, the gym smells like a dumpster. Can't believe IHG allows this to still be branded as a Crown Plaza. Definitely avoid if you can find an alternative.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Avoid this place
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Responded Sep 3, 2023
Hi Essay11, Thank you for staying at our Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center. With the goals of providing high-quality standards, delivering guest satisfaction, and serve travelers' needs, I'm sorry for the issues you experienced. I have sent your comments to our dedicated hotel management team, and I am confident they will take immediate action to address the situation and make necessary improvements. I also sent you a private message to extend our sincere apology. Thank you again for doing business with us. I hope you will still include us in your next stay in the area. Best regards, Dominador R. Case Manager IHG Hotels & Resorts Service
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Benedikt Barthel wrote a review May 2023
Cambridge, United Kingdom26 contributions12 helpful votes
Seriously... This hotel is far from being cheap. Service should be at least polite. Ridiculous behavior, strongly rude. Not ok when you come for business meetings. Came with Pr. from Princeton and it was a shame for me.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded Jun 9, 2023
Hi Benedikt-barthelmous, We thank you for providing feedback and choosing to stay at our Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center. We appreciate you as a valued guest and for choosing IHG Hotels & Resorts as your travel partner. The goals of Crowne Plaza are to achieve high-quality standards, deliver guest satisfaction, and serve travelers' needs. I'm sorry to learn about the situation. I shared your feedback with the hotel management so that necessary actions are in place to improve guest satisfaction. I trust their resolution will make your next stay with us better than the last. I sent you a private message to discuss this further. I hope you read it at your most convenient time. Sincerely, Renz A. Case Manager IHG Hotels & Resorts Service
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Satof75 wrote a review Mar 2023
Paris, France59 contributions122 helpful votes
Seriously ! This is the worst hotel I’ve ever been in all my business life ! Nothing to do with the personnel. They’re doing the best they can ! But the rooms are so old, so dark, with ugly furniture. The old style AC wakes you up in the middle of the night with the unbearable sound of its fan…The flat TV is the only thing that has been refurbished ! The breakfast buffet is poor and the bar/restaurant offers very basic food… The day before checkout, back from work, I found the room as I left it. No housekeeping. I crossed the housekeeper in the corridor. She reassured me and told me that she will take care of my room tomorrow… Seriously ! Waow… if you feel that you are currently too happy and euphoric, go and stay a couple of nights there. You will checkout completely depressed. IHG should stop selling these rooms and immediately close the hotel for a FULL refurbishment. This is an emergency… Mayday, Mayday…
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Mar 23, 2023
Hi Satof75, We appreciate you providing us with feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. We are pleased you chose to do business with IHG® Hotels & Resorts. The goals of Crown Plaza are to achieve high-quality standards, deliver guest satisfaction, and serve travelers' needs. I'm sorry to learn about the situation. I shared your feedback with the hotel management so that necessary actions are in place to improve guest satisfaction. I trust their resolution will make your next stay with us better than the last. Your business with IHG® Hotels & Resorts is appreciated. I hope you consider staying with us again to redeem your confidence. Sincerely, Renz A. Case Manager IHG Hotels & Resorts Service
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tommib481 wrote a review Jan 2023
Kalamazoo, Michigan3 contributions1 helpful vote
I just would like to start with the front desk staff is absolutely amazing, especially John Carlos. I have stayed in this hotel over the last 10 years, several times a year for at least a week at a time. This last time I was there I have money on my desk and someone, I would guess housekeeping, took it thinking it was a tip. I reported the incident and was basically told I was lying and the housekeeper wouldnt risk her job or self esteem over $40. There is a safe in the closet, I suggest that you use it.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Supergabbio wrote a review Aug 2022
Milano104 contributions89 helpful votes
We stayed 1 night, the room seemed to be clean, the bathroom not properly as in the shower there were hairs belonging to somebody else. Also common areas were not properly clean. Privacy in the room was not the best as we could hear people in the near room talking over the phone. It has a big complementary parking. Breakfast is on average in service and quality. Bottom line, it is only a “useful” place to be when in Princeton.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Oct 3, 2022
Hello, Supergabbio The opinions of our guests are always welcome. Thank you for letting us know about your experience and opting for us for your stay. I apologize for the situation you described, and I have shared your sentiment with our management to ensure proper action is taken. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are paramount to us, and we always strive to deliver what is expected. We look forward to seeing you again in future travels. I'm sure you'll love the changes and improvements based on your priceless feedback. Alejandro G. Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center
What are some of the property amenities at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeo's Restaurant & Pizza, Jhopri, and The Original Steak and Hoagie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Is Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Plainsboro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Crowne Plaza Princeton - Conference Center?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Princeton University Chapel (2.7 miles), Drumthwacket (4.0 miles), and Princeton United Methodist Church (3.1 miles).