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“Great time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

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The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
Ranked #10 of 15 Hotels in Princeton
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here this weekend for a friend's birthday party and had a great time. The hotel has 24-hour room service, which was an amazing surprise. We also took full advantage of the warm indoor pool during our stay as well. The bed was super comfortable (I never wanted to get out of it in the morning) and the rooms were clean but a little dark. My only qualm is that the bar closed awfully early (around midnight /1230) even though there were a ton of us there ordering drinks.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Phil R
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Dasha G, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Hello Phil,

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back when you return to Princeton.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Malibu, California
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I really don't have much to add to previous reviews. This hotel is clean and quiet and the beds and bedding are just great. At first I resisted staying here, as Princeton was further from our destination than other areas, but the family member I was traveling with is a Starwood Club member and insisted on it. We stayed on the private Club floor and it was great fun.

I used the "Westin Workout" room and it was well equipped and comfortable. Didn't eat in the restaurant or use other amenities. Wifi worked great. Temperature control was easy and pretty quiet (heat). The only that gives away this hotel's age is the elevators - they can be a bit creaky - but that was not an issue for me.

I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it for visits to the Princeton area.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank msmalibu
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Nick A, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review of our hotel. We are happy to read that we had exceeded your expectations and look forward to your return return.

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New York City, New York
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Pluses:
Front desk (Frankie) was very friendly and helpful. It has the quality that you expect from Westin. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the nicest play to stay in the Princeton area.

Minuses:
Only one elevator was working when we arrived. The room was not properly prepared (no shampoo and conditioner, only one bathrobe) - though the front desk called back to make sure we received the missing items.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StuckOnTravels
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Nick A, Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to fill out a wonderful review of our hotel. Your feedback is appreciated and we look forward to your future return to our hotel.

Warm regards,

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

We wanted to get out of NYC and explore Princeton, NJ. The Westin Princeton was quiet, clean and a great value (for AAA members under $100p/ night). If I could rate the place as good rather than average or very good, than I would. We arrived and all the elevators were out of order. The concierge didn't even acknowledge the inconvenience and instructed us to take the stairs. Our room looked out over a roof top and was hard to get to from the emergency staircase. Nonetheless, we'd definitely recommend staying there if you are in the Princeton area because of the comfortable clean rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rachel F
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Rachel F,

Thank you for your recent stay here at the Westin Princeton. It was an honor and privilege to have you with us and we look forward to your return in the New Year. As you related in your posting, our rates are reasonable and the room you found to be "quiet, clean and a great value." We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and lack of sensitivity by our concierge not acknowledging the problem. We are in the process of upgrading our elevators and expect to replace them shortly.-Wishing you and the family a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This is a consistent good hotel. We stayed her many times clean solid service and very good price. This is great value to a real top hotel will recommend highly. This is one the best in
Princeton area. There are good food close by as well.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Skyjakers
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Hi Skyjakers,

Appreciate your repeat stays with us here at the Westin and look forward to serving you again in the New Year.-So glad that you find our property to be of great value which provides "solid service" and "One of the best in the Princeton area." Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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Nyack, New York
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the hotel many times. We come to Princeton to enjoy a weekend together and to relax. As a Lifetime Platinum member, I've stayed at many hotels. As such, I am well qualified to make an assessment of this property.

The staff at this hotel is "FIRST RATE." They are all focused on the guest experience. From the moment you pull up in front of the hotel, you are greeted by the bell hop. The front desk folks acknowledge you quickly. There has never been a wait and, on this past occasion, they recognized us as we approached the front desk by name.

This type of service does not happen by accident. It's the result of hiring the right people who actually care about their guests. The rooms are well decorated. The entire hotel is clean and the location is ideal.

If you are looking for a weekend with the person you love or you have a business requirement to be in the area, this is a great choice in hotels !!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank adamlipson
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Hi adamlipson,

Always wonderful to have you and your wife stay with us at the Princeton Westin and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Your overall assessment entitled,"Perfect Again," concerning the "FIRST RATE," staff and service we have here at the hotel has been noted and very much appreciated. Thank you for your recommendation to others, who might be looking for a business or pleasure venue in the future. In the meantime, wishing you all the peace and happiness in the New Year.

Be Well,
Lynn
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Madrid, Spain
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

I loved this hotel. I stayed there Nov 30th through Dec 1st. I went there to have a stay-cation. I did a little shopping nearby, had dinner at Ruth Chris' Steakhouse which is walking distance. The hotel is super clean, sleek, well run. I loved the room. The bed was very comfortable. I slept like a baby. The lobby is modern and there are lots of places to just sit and check your email. All in all a good experience.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Seelier
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Hi Seelier,

Joy to the heart hearing, "I loved this hotel."-We here at the Westin Princeton loved having you at the hotel and enjoyed sharing with you our property, service and overall hospitality. Thank you for selecting the Westin for your "stay-cation," and we look forward to sharing with you many of your "stay-cations," in the New Year. Wishing you the best of holiday cheer and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2013.

Be Well,
Lynn
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Property: The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
Address: 201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Princeton
#10 Business Hotel in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village 4*
Number of rooms: 294
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Set in a beautiful suburban setting, The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village is situated in the picturesque Princeton Forrestal Village shopping center. ... more   less 
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