I have stayed at numerous hotels in Princeton, NJ (DoubleTree or CY Marriott probably being my favorites). This would rank pretty low on the list. It's one of the nicer hotels as far as amenities, but it has a few drawbacks.
First, this hotel is not really close to anything. You're a few minutes up the blvd from Princeton University, downtown, etc, and a few minutes more from restaurants and shopping outside of Princeton. But hey, the location of the hotel is one of the reasons I avoided it, and I knew ahead of time where it was, so I want dock them for it.
The property itself is a little dated, and a low structure (I believe it's 2 floors). The concierge "floor" is a wing downstairs, I didn't check the lounge out, so I can't comment on it. The room was small-ish, typical decor, nice wet bar area. The only thing that really stood out was the toiletries, they had the full line of shampoo, condition, lotion, body wash, face and bath soap, and a mending kit. I'm seeing more and more FS Marriott offerings only giving shampoo, condition, lotion, and soap. It's nice when the body wash and mouth wash are also available.
As far as the only "real" grievances I had.. parking. I'm not lazy, but the lot of a little far from the lobby. Carrying luggage across a large lot gets old.
All-in-all, this isn't a bad place to stay, but there's better offerings in Princeton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Midway between New York City and Philadelphia, this Princeton hotel provides meeting and conference space, comfortable accommodations and other amenities. Perfect for business or family vacations. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Jetsetter so you can book your Princeton Marriott at Forrestal reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Princeton Marriott Hotel And Conference Center At Forrestal
- Marriott Princeton