If quirky or eclectic scares you, then by all means go to a cookie-cutter chain where you'll know what average looks like, but for those wondering (in this case literally) what's around the corner, give Princeton Motel a chance. The owner has an English accent and looks, at first glance, remarkably like Mr. Bean, has a small clever dog companion named Benson as his assistant (Benson gets into the office chair and assesses your check-in form), and must have a touch of OCD because the Motel units are so clean its almost eery. Older buildings tend to show some wear. The Princeton certainly has decades of strange little add-ons, modifications, and updates (what the one reviewer was so put off by), but I'd put those all into the quirky category, given what this place delivers on: so Clean the light is bouncing off the porcelain, clean, crisp linens, off the major Highways but just around the corner for easy access, a U-shaped court yard that is quiet and private, budget price yet Wi Fi, Flat Screen Sony TV, small Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Coffee Pot and Toaster are standard, as well as a generous stack of towels and a table with chairs at your front window. Each year when we pass through he's added something fresh. This year it was a fresh coat of yellow paint in our room, wood patio chairs and tables outside each unit, flower boxes, and a privacy screen at the unit closes to the sidewalk. Does the furniture all match? No. Is each room identical in configuration and decoration? No. Are his maintenance cubbies a bit odd? Yes. But so what? I'll take clean clean clean, quiet, and well equipped over uniformity, thank you very much. One hoped for change: new mattresses are in order. Beds are still comfortable but getting time to put a firmer mattress on the agenda, I would say.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Princeton Motel is clean and quiet, with both smoking and non-smoking rooms, all are equipped with cable TV, direct dial phones, complimentary tea/coffee, fridges and kitchens in some rooms. Senior and business discounts are also available. Internet access, fax service available. There is ample parking outside the units for vehicles. Our reputation is to be clean and affordable. Early booking is recommended. ... more less