I really wanted to fall in love with this place due to its location and its historical significance. But I am afraid the hotel is resting on its long ago earned reputation and the convenience of its physical location to Princeton and the local shopping scene. In short, the hotel is due for renovation or at minimum a major facelift.
Bear in mind it is a historical inn, and the effort is there to maintain historical charm. Having said that lots of improvements could be made. We had a room on the second floor and from the time you get off the elevator the inn's ages shows. Window coverings are sad and dated, as is the artwork, paint needs attention and the air conditioning was not turned on or lacking all together.
Our room was nothing special, clean but not luxurious. My chief complaint was with the old, mildew smell the room had. I'm positive there wasn't a thing to do about it except tear out the carpet and refurbish the place. My bet is the other rooms were similar. Again the air conditioner was dated, loud, and annoying. The common areas downstairs suffered the same qualities I mentioned above.
All in all the inn and service were just fine, not exceptional or gratuitously awful. One point of contention for me I have to mention, although in all honesty was my fault: My husband and I were in separate locations and he happened to have both our cell phones. I needed to track him down so I used the room phone. I knew there would be charge, but couldn't find a description of how much. Well, I found out after we checked out on the printed bill. Ten dollars for like 2 minutes! I mean really? Pretty excessive.
Glad we tried the Nassau Inn, but wont' be back.
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