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Princeton Marriott at Forrestal is an upscale New Jersey haven with resort-style services. Recharge in beautifully designed, modern hotel rooms and suites, enhanced by stylish décor, in-room streaming services, generous workspaces and boutique amenities. Enjoy a coveted location near Mercer County Park and the historic campus of New Jersey's Princeton University. Celebrate and succeed in more than 35,000 square feet of reimagined indoor and outdoor event facilities for conferences, team-building retreats and board meetings. Savor distinctive cuisine at our signature hotel restaurant or rejuvenate your mind and body at our luxury spa. With an indoor pool, indoor tennis courts, volleyball courts, basketball court and walking paths, Princeton Marriott at Forrestal offers an unparalleled hotel experience near everything you want to see or experience in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Game room
Bowling offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Video game console
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Air conditioning
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Seating area
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Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
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Laura35014 wrote a review Jun 22
Hogansville, Georgia90 contributions58 helpful votes
Such a serene and quiet location. Convenient to downtown. We were there for Princeton’s graduation events, but there was at least one corporate event also on premises. The accommodations were very nice and spacious. We enjoyed drinks at the bar and breakfast buffet two mornings. We asked to be away from elevator and it was almost completely silent in the room. We will definitely stay again next time we visit our daughter
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
amysterylover wrote a review Apr 2022
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania13 contributions26 helpful votes
This hotel does not have a working whirlpool. Reviews here mention it, and pictures on the hotel website show it (though it is not listed among amenities). But the whirlpool has been boarded up. It’s an ugly blotch in the pool area, which is unfortunate because the pool itself is better than average. It’s large and clean, long enough to swim good laps. Even the children who were playing there well well-behaved. Our other complaint about the pool is lighting. During daylight, the space is bright and inviting. At night, it’s a little spooky and there really isn’t enough light to read poolside. My wife and I were hoping for a nice, relaxing night away. Room service was disappointing. The menu is limited, which was ok because we weren’t looking for anything exotic or fancy. Delivery was swift — about half and hour. But everything came in a brown paper bag, in basic take-out containers. (There was one real plate and one set of silverware stuffed in the bag for the two of us.) We missed the traditional room service cart, not just because it’s elegant and would come with glasses of ice water, but also because there was no other table in the small room on which to eat. We understand that this might be a covid thing, but you’d think by now that we’d be able to restore some traditional comforts. The food itself was fine — not great, but not bad. The hotel is billed as a “resort” but it’s badly in need of a thorough update. Our room was clean, but we encountered a couple of minor maintenance issues. On the other hand, staff was excellent: friendly and efficient. While there were certainly some good things about our stay, the whole experience was not the treat that we were looking for.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Alexander Mason, Guest Services / Front Office at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Apr 10, 2022
amysterylover, Thank you for your feedback! We strive to provide memorable experiences and enjoyable stays to all our guests. We regret your recent stay with us was less than perfect. Your feedback has been relayed to the relevant management teams. Please note that per Covid guidelines, Marriott offers single use containers and silverware as a more sanitary option to traditional cutlery. In addition, the whirlpool feature is no longer offered at the property. We hope that your experience does not prevent you from considering us in the future. Thank you for staying with us, Alexander
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Romanw871 wrote a review Mar 2022
Redwood City, California726 contributions81 helpful votes
Stayed for two nights as a part of my business trip. Hotel was easy to reach, close to our company location. Room was spacious and clean. Gym is average (well on the small size), equipped with a few treadmills, ellipticals and 1-2 stationary bikes. It tends to be busy around 7 am and may run out of available equipment. M club is OK, opens only for a breakfast, food choices are a bit limited compared to Marriott standards. Bar and restaurant were OK, staff was professional, attentive and friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Plenty of hotel parking - free. Gym busy around 7 am, if possible go earlier.
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Response from Jisun Lee, Marketing at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Mar 3, 2022
Hi romanw871, Thank you for your positive review of the hotel. We're glad you enjoyed our guestrooms and location during your business trip and we appreciate your mentions of our gym, M Club, and our restaurant Iron & Ivy. As we take pride on delivering the best hotel experience, we will share your comments with our team. Thank you again for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Sincerely, Jisun L.
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Kristin V wrote a review Feb 2022
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In an oddly quiet "town center"; either Covid has taken a hit, or the Town Center is new and hasn't yet filled it's spaces... regardless the hotel was clean and quiet and had an excellent fitness center.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Response from Jisun Lee, Marketing at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Feb 22, 2022
Hi kristinv438, Thank you for your review of our property! We are happy to hear you had a great experience by enjoying our fitness center and our spaces in clean condition. We look forward to welcoming you back you back for a future stay. Sincerely, Jisun L.
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GodFather24 wrote a review Jan 2022
Cherry Hill57 contributions27 helpful votes
Have been to this location for a decade or so. Many years at N.J. dental conventions in the building and for quite a number of years just to get away with my wife for a retreat like vacation. After being away due to covid, we returned mid-December. First shock was that a number of workers especially at the food and bar area remembered us. The place was extremely clean. Most things were running very well, and the M room is starting to return back to itself with a decent breakfast arrangement and extra pickups like water, juice, yogurt, breakfast bars. The grounds are so relaxing inside and out. We had dinner at a real nice Italian restaurant in Kingston, very close to the Marriot. The front desk was top of the line in performance. The housekeeping was excellent. The bar and restaurant included workers like Emma, Ciana, and all the rest who remembered us. The big treat was seeing the doorman, ex-boxer, Larry "Brooklyn"" Ciccone. He has always been very helpful in the past and still is the same. A true Champion. When I stay here, I never make it to downtown Princeton on an overnight stay. There is so much to do in the complex. I save Downtown Princeton for separate day trips, living an hour away. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Response from Jisun Lee, Marketing at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Feb 1, 2022
Hi GodFather24, Thank you for your feedback and many compliments regarding the M Club and cleanliness of our hotel. We are excited to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your stay while receiving a warm welcome back from Emma, Ciana, Brooklyn, and the rest of our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another retreat in Princeton! Sincerely, Jisun L.
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Jersian wrote a review Jan 2022
Mays Landing, New Jersey200 contributions30 helpful votes
This was my 4th time visiting the Marriott Forrestal hotel. As usual, the building and grounds were beautiful, and the staff was very friendly and courteous. The room was clean and nicely appointed. The reason for 4 stars rather than 5 are minimal, but worth mentioning. - The bed was hard as a rock. Usually, when I lay down on a Marriott bed, it's instant comfort. Not in this case. The hard bed contributed to a rough night's sleep. - The bar is EXPENSIVE. $45.00 for 2 Old Fashions is a bit much. I realize I used a higher end bottle, but that's an extremely expensive pair of drinks. - My son and I played pool, shuffle board and foosball in the Game Room, and I would say we were there for well over an hour. The people using the room before us left dirty food plates and glasses in the room, and at no time did a Lobby Attendant come in to remove the dirty dishware. This may sound trivial, but I consider the Marriott Forrestal a higher end property , and as such, should be maintained accordingly. While I did have these complaints, it would not prevent me from staying here again. As I mentioned it was my 4th time there, so it's obvious I like the property. I will just stay away from the bar, and hope that the maintenance of the public area is a little better during my next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Response from Jisun Lee, Marketing at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Feb 1, 2022
Hi Jersian, Thank you for your feedback on your trip to Princeton Marriott. We are glad you had an overall pleasant experience and enjoyed your stay with us. We apologize for the condition of the Game Room and our team will review these concerns to ensure these types of challenges are handled better in the future. Thank you again for taking a moment to review our property and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Jisun L.
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Russell L wrote a review Jan 2022
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Just spent the night at this hotel with my family of 5 and our friends who are a family of 4. Hotel is beautiful with a lodge feel as you walk in. Rooms are clean, spacious and perfect. We used the amenities including the pool and game room. Pool was clean and inviting. We played the games until It closed. To end the trip breakfast was excellent. I cannot wait to go back and see this off the beaten path Diamond in the snow. The entire staff from check in to wait staff, bar/food manager Emma were so amazing like we have been friends for years. To top it off the GM Mr. Marino was top notch. Kind and inviting. Would recommend to everyone both for family or business.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from Jisun Lee, Marketing at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Feb 4, 2022
Hi russelll2022, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We'd glad you had a great experience and enjoyed our amenities including the indoor pool and game room. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great stay at the Princeton Marriott. Sincerely, Jisun L.
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Vanessa wrote a review Dec 2021
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I stayed here a few weeks for business. Upon entering I was immediately greeted and welcomed by a few staff and this continued every time I was in a common area. I appreciate the highest level of customer service I have ever experienced. Larry, Emma, Ciana, Mr. V and the rest of the staff are not just top notch employees but incredible human beings. The Chef and his staff went above and beyond for my meal request that was outside of the menu options. The food and drinks were very delicious. My room was clean and spacious. I had a work space, a relaxing comfy chair with an ottoman to put my feet up and the bed was perfect for me not too hard or too soft. I slept well each night and felt at home. The housekeeping staff was amazing. Each day I returned to my room from work it was serviced as it was when I checked in and this I appreciate. My bathtub and shower were spotless each day as well. I purchased some bubble bath from the Spa, which was worth every penny...tranquility. The morning I checked was a bit sad. I was greeted by the staff for one last time and was told by each of them how they are going to miss me and they enjoyed getting to know me and look forward to my return. I will be back next summer with my family. There is no rating high enough for my experience 5/5 is all I can give.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Response from Jisun Lee, Marketing at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Responded Feb 4, 2022
Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your positive review of our property. We are happy to hear that our Chef went above and beyond your meal request from our restaurant Iron & Ivy and we thank you for visiting Spa at Forrestal. We are thrilled that you had a good night's sleep during your stay for business and enjoyed the cleanliness of your room. Thank you for choosing Princeton Marriott and we look forward to welcoming you back soon with your family next summer and the near future. Sincerely, Jisun L.
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Devon S wrote a review Oct 2021
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We had a great time at this hotel. It IS a bit deceiving that there isn’t an actual Starbucks as advertised but, Larry “from Brooklyn” Ciccone made up for it by being super helpful the whole time! The food was also really great in the morning BUT the setup was strange and almost forced you to get the full breakfast since everything is grouped together. Shoutout to Emma in the restaurant too for being super attentive and great with my kids! Thank you all for a wonderful and unforgettable weekend!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Garda19 wrote a review Oct 2021
15 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently stayed at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal for two nights to attend a wedding there last weekend. Upon pulling up to the hotel we met Larry who was absolutely great. He is friendly, polite, knowledgeable and professional. Every hotel should have someone like Larry as their first contact with customers. The hotel itself was very nice. Check in went excellent as the reservation staff were great. Our room was VERY CLEAN and well maintained. We heard no noise or other guests the entire time we were there. Every staff member that we had contact with went out of their way to help us. The hotel's wedding staff did an excellent job as did the banquet staff during the reception. The hotel was a wonderful place for a marriage. The food and service at the cocktail hour and the reception were excellent. All in all we had a wonderful stay at the hotel and will be sure to be back. Although all the staff were friendly and professional we have to give a big thank you to Larry for making our stay extra special.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Great Hotel with a great staff.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Princeton Marriott at Forrestal
Which popular attractions are close to Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Nearby attractions include Pinot's Palette Princeton (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salt Creek Grille - Princeton, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and Teriyaki Boy.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Princeton Marriott at Forrestal have airport transportation?
Yes, Princeton Marriott at Forrestal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Princeton Marriott at Forrestal 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 Princeton Marriott at Forrestal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.