The Peacock Inn

The Peacock Inn

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4.0
#1 of 1 B&B in Princeton
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.3
Value
3.0
The Peacock Inn, a luxury boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown Princeton, provides a sophisticated and stylish ambiance as well as one of the area's most elegant and exceptional dining experiences.The Peacock Inn is centrally located and convenient to Princeton University, Art Museum, McCarter Theatre, and Shopping in Princeton NJ. The Peacock Inn restaurant is considered a top 25 restaurant in NJ by NJ Monthly, and the top rated restaurant in Princeton by Zagat and Open Table.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Electric vehicle charging station
Valet parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

20 Bayard Ln, Princeton, NJ 08540-3006
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 84 out of 100
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Newark Liberty Intl Airport
Mercer County Airport
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E T wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I called months ahead to make a reservation as part of a wedding block. After some confusion over the family's name, the reservation was made. This is a lovely boutique hotel on a very busy street (not a "lane") just off the main street of Princeton and easily walkable to town and the university campus. I am a single and was in room 208 which was very nice for one person, but would have been tight for two. The bed was comfortable and a variety of pillows was available. The bathroom was a generous size and although there was no counter space, there were two drawers and a shelf below the sink for toiletries. The shower was wonderful as was the heated floor. There was a bar fridge in the room, so I took bottles out to store the snack food I had brought. I learned the second night that there were blackout shades behind the thin shades that were visible. I was glad I had my earplugs because I could hear the small children in the room next door before I put them in to go to sleep. It was frustrating that, given the room, rate and 5-star rating, the TV only got one station (despite the fact that someone came in to "fix" it) and if there was wifi, it was so weak I couldn't download a book on my kindle and my phone stayed on LTE the whole time. Breakfast was a cold Continental buffet, but I overheard that you could request a hot asparagus fritata. It was lovely eating breakfast at a table on the lawn, despite the noise from the street. The valets were quick and amazing at how many cars they could park in the driveway. I checked out at 11:00 while there was a private brunch going on in the dining room and schlepped my own bags down the stairs (no elevator) before a nice young man was available to help me. He put the bags in my car.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rm. 208 good for one person, would be tight for two.
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CristinaP73 wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York114 contributions140 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first time in Princeton and you can't beat the location to the University and Palmer Square area. Only steps away. The rooms are well appointed and the staff was friendly and attentive. They took great care of us. Nice feel and intimacy of a B&B combined with high-end contemporary hotel amenities and rooms. Due to Covid, instead of their renowned breakfast, we were served a continental style breakfast to our room which was still excellent. Loved the comfortable bed, bed linens and Frette robes/slippers. Solid water pressure in the showers too. The Molton Brown amenities would've been fine until I realized only too late that they put shower gel in the shampoo dispenser. Everyone wore masks and I felt comfortable regarding the overall cleanliness. Would love to come back when everything is normal and get another level from this beautiful place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: If you need 2 rooms for your family, request in advance the adjoining rooms on the 2nd floor that...
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Emily M wrote a review Oct 2020
Matawan, New Jersey22 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay here. This place is the epitome of attention to detail. The hotel grounds are beautiful, staff is so accommodating, and we had the most amazing afternoon high tea service with delectable scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts that were exquisite both in taste and presentation. The outdoor dining space was lovely. Luxurious rooms and bedding. Excellent service.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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MAV wrote a review Jul 2023
Wilmington, North Carolina36 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have had a lovely, very comfortable, charming experience staying here for a week. The staff is gracious, willing to meet any need and care. The bed is very comfortable and the breakfast spread is perfect - great baked goods, frittatas and delicious coffee. Cameron, who tends to it in the mornings is a gem and leaves a genuine, caring impression. Will not hesitate to return.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Breakfast, coffee on front porch was lovely.
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ELFPDX wrote a review May 2021
Portland, Oregon72 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room was very comfortable and all of the staff here were very helpful and friendly. The complimentary continental breakfast was perfect. Very fresh delicious berries with yogurt and granola and French pressed coffee.
Only problem was graduation was the fourth day of my stay so the rates for the inn tripled for the the last night so it became unaffordable to stay here for the duration of my stay in town. Would have been nice if that were not so.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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worldtravel29 wrote a review Nov 2023
Pennington, New Jersey105 contributions29 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our favorite Tea place Teaberry's is closed until the Spring due to renovations. This gave me a chance to check other tea places. On my list was the Peacock Inn. Service was great but the sandwiches (dry bread), pastries (just a bit too sweet) were not worth the price. The tea was fine. We had a nice table, however we could hear the kitchen staff talking and at one point I heard someone hacking away. We for sure won't be back.
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Date of stay: November 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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arlington_VAFoodie wrote a review Sep 2022
Herndon, Virginia154 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Inn. Centrally located. Pleasant staff. Room 303 was tiny, but ok for our 1 night stay. Reminded us of NYC hotel rooms. Should have asked for help carrying suitcases up 3 flights. Self serve breakfast included croissants, muffins, fruit salad, yogurt, cereals and oatmeal.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Get a room on a low floor.
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Evilgypsy wrote a review May 2023
Hopelawn, New Jersey55 contributions24 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend and I had just spent a lovely afternoon at the Morven Museum, the staff there suggested we try the Peacock Inn for lunch since it had ties to Morven. Curious to learn more about it we went. We valeted the car and saw many umbrella tables on the front lawn full of guests that looked like were enjoying a high tea. As we walked up the charming porch, we noticed tables and decided we would sit there. As we entered the inn, we were met with a glare from what we assumed was the front desk manager. I asked if we needed a reservation. He flatly and rudely stated that brunch ended at 2pm. We asked if they were serving lunch. He said in a completely bothered tone in a very pretentious manner that maybe, maybe they could do something like small bites, purveying in his voice that it would be a major inconvenience. We said that was fine and very much appreciated and we would be on the porch. A few minutes later a waiter appeared with a set printed afternoon menu served from 2-5. So, they did offer a set menu, there was no maybe, and we were discounted from the start. There was nothing said about their dining hours, no explanation, no apologies. We decided to leave as we felt unwelcome and looked at as a nuisance. I suggest that this manager be held accountable and relearn how to treat potential guests!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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lbischof wrote a review Mar 2022
Jacksonville, Florida301 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful room and amazing dinner!

PROS-
*Gourmet dining and always consistent.
*Beautifully decorated rooms with high quality bed and bath linens.
*Walkable to all things downtown Princeton
*Room amenities include snacks, variety of drinks and toiletries.
*Bed was super comfortable

CONS
*Parking is right and valet service is necessary on weekends
*No elevator
*No full breakfast, however they do have a light continental breakfast which includes a variety of freshly baked croissants, cereal, yogurt, and coffee/tea.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Room 305 has a very nice rain shower with body jets, and large walk in closet.
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Prof Lee Berger wrote a review Dec 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa751 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first stay at this medium sized Inn in Princeton. I normally stay at the more central Nassau in but they were booked, so was put in the Peacock by the University. It's a real gem, about 300 yards down the road from the town square, so easy walking distance and is actually a bit closer to the Dinky train stop to Princeton Junction. The rooms are well appointed, clean and modern, but maintain the Princeton New England feel to them at the same time. My room had a shower and no bath. There are stairs and I didn't see an elevator, but there are plenty of staff to help if you need it. The real surprise was a well-appointed bar with draft beer that seems to stay open as late as the last guest wants it to. It's also cheaper than the Nassau. Parking can get tight, but there is, I believe, valet parking. I found the position quieter than the more central Nassau, so if you don't mind the short walk to the main shopping and dining area, then it's a great place with character and charm.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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kenirey asked a question Oct 2020
Rockaway, New Jersey28 contributions9 helpful votes
Can you walk to Palmer Square?
Answer from Woah
23 contributions26 helpful votes
Sure can, less than a 10 minute walk!
MAV wrote a tip Jul 2023
Wilmington, North Carolina36 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast, coffee on front porch was lovely."
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kos wrote a tip Sep 2022
The Cincinnati Region23 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Plan on hauling your bass up flights of stairs"
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arlington_VAFoodie wrote a tip Sep 2022
Herndon, Virginia154 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room on a low floor."
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E T wrote a tip Jun 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rm. 208 good for one person, would be tight for two."
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lbischof wrote a tip Mar 2022
Jacksonville, Florida301 contributions80 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 305 has a very nice rain shower with body jets, and large walk in closet."
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$339 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Peacock Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Peacock Inn?
Nearby attractions include Morven Museum and Garden (0.1 miles), Princeton Battle Monument (0.09 miles), and Trinity Church (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Peacock Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Peacock Inn?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Peacock Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Peacock Inn?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Peacock Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bent Spoon, Halo Pub, and Mediterra Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Peacock Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Peacock Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, The Peacock Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Peacock Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Princeton.
Does The Peacock Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Peacock Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Princeton University Chapel (0.9 miles), Drumthwacket (0.9 miles), and Princeton United Methodist Church (0.4 miles).
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