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“Wonder stay near Sesame Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hyatt Place Princeton

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Hyatt Place Princeton
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence
Cheshire, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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“Wonder stay near Sesame Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Hyatt was a great place to stay. After traveling for a bit for a wedding we stopped in Princeton NJ to be near Sesame Place for our 2 yo son. We had a free night at the Hyatt due to Hyatt points from a previous stay. It was a little bit of a drive to Sesame Place, maybe 15mi or so each way, but the Hyatt was lovely. The staff was very accommodating and the continental breakfast offered each morning was quite good.

The rooms were clean, large, and included a mini fridge and pull-out couch with large tv. The indoor pool was a great added plus. There's a nearby walking distance mall and restaurants that are family friendly within walking distance as well including TGI Fridays; Macaroni Grill; and On The Border - an added perk.

I definitely recommend this for all families.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012 via mobile

I just returned from a family vacation to Sesame Place. This hotel is about 20 minutes away but I wouldn't stay anywhere else. This hotel goes out of the way to make you feel at home. Sally especially goes above and beyond and makes you feel like you are the only guest staying there. The complimentary breakfast is very good and offers much more the standard continental breakfast many hotels offer. There are many restaurants nearby as well, including pf changs, on the boarder, macaroni grill, and big fish all within walking distance. The rooms are much larger than most with a kitchenette and a sectional sleeper in the "living room". I recommend this hotel for families and business travelers. Free wifi is also a nice feature. My one complaint is there is no children's stations on the tv, luckily we brought a DVD player that easily plugs in to the large flat screen.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Spring, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

I came for two weeks and stayed for nine months, not all at this property. I loved my room. The staff were always friendly and recognized me on sight. The breakfast was always ready a little early so I could grab a cup of fruit to go and walk across the street to my daily meeting.

When the weather was drab, I'd catch a shuttle ride to the office.

The only downside was that Hyatt Place makes progress charges to your credit card (fine with me) but doesn't then slide receipt under your door (not fine). Your card balance is going up, you may not know. Synchronizing charges is essential to keeping your expenses, expense reports, and card payments lined up. The alternative- you go to check out and you've got no liquidity.

The manager was very helpful and worked with me to keep a paying customer, but I ythink it should have been smoother from the check-in process.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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San Diego, California
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44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2012

When I think of Hyatt Place I typically consider it the weak limited service relative of the full service Hyatt Hotels. However Hyatt Princeton is proof that’s not always the case.
Yes they offer every room is a suite concept .However at the price of a 4 star guest guest room.As an elite top tier program member there isn’t much at the typical Hyatt Place to come to expect. There is no upgrade technically.However Hyatt Place Princeton goes the extra mile for their top tier customers including a nice extra welcome amenity and a pre blocked quiet room.

The downside at Hyatt Place is always an inferior breakfast. Though they score with presentation.Hyatt Place nationwide IMO continues to struggle with serving a quality breakfast. If you are accustomed to staying in upscale full service properties. If you are coming from Holiday Inn Express you will probably be highly satisfied.
If Hilton Garden Inn can do a nice enough breakfast why can’t a Hyatt concept brand known for food and beverage?Not a property issue but a brand issue.If microwaved eggs and freeze dried bacon prepared in a micowave are your thing you will be happy paying up for the hot breakfast.
Yogurt is in bowls sitting out uncovered.Generic Cereal comes out of plastic tubes that spill all over the floor.Pastry is poor.Boring breads.Meh..........This is not to say everything is bad but not one item of anything stands out.

However as any frequent traveler knows there are the exception properties where the team is excellent and makes up for any small short comings
I ended up at the Hyatt Place Princeton for business by default. The Westin Princeton was overpriced and the full service Hyatt Princeton apparently hasn’t had a renovation in many years(apparently soon to be in the works) so I booked the Hyatt Place Princeton.

My experience is whom you speak with on the phone is the experience of attitude and service you typically will receive when in house. At every point of contact the property prior to arrival was spot on.
My first in person point of contact was Irving he patiently offered whatever assistance he could. Upon arrival the welcome was all smiles and professionalism amongst the front desk staff. A quiet room had been blocked.
Irving isn’t a kid but an experienced seasoned hospitality professional that appears to like his industry and more importantly care about the customer/ guest experience.
He and his colleague Tim another hospitable standout offered their assistance throughout their shift at all times.

In the morning I had the pleasure of meeting yet another exceptional individual by the name of Kristin. Bright educated passionate about the others and the guest experience equally.
She was nice enough after I checked out to forward by mail a few clothing items I accidentally left behind in a timely manner.My sincere thanks if she sees this!

Its team members like this that makes it a pleasure to stay at any hotel.
The hotel apparently caters to business travelers and the owners are wise to have selected these team members at the property. I was comfortable and productive during my stay and the breakfast well its standard Hyatt Place fare. I’ll let you folks be the judge of that. I enjoyed my stay as much as the team members that are amongst the best of any Hyatt Place since the brand launched some years ago
Let’s hope the current team remain for a long time to come. You can’t go wrong here though like at all hotels experiences can and will vary. A solid experience all things considered with regard to my stay.Highly respectable choice for the region.
Recommended by a critical reviewer! :)

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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San Francisco, California
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149 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2011

I have been staying at the property for 2 years and recently the GM left this property to work at another Hyatt property; to the detriment of this property for sure. Staff is pretty much the same and I will say for the most part - great bunch of people, except for the night auditor whom I had a very unsatisfactory experience with and who should never be dealing with the public. That is probably why she works nights - my guess. Either way she should leave guest relations to her co-workers.

Just general things I experienced were not at the same level as when John the old GM was around. Some of the food choices in the "24-7" bar was either not stocked up or just old food. I had a piece of cheesecake one night that was completely old and dried out - not the usual freshness I have experienced from the past visits.

Staff were unwilling to be helpful to guests, which I thought was unusual because in the past the staff would bend over backwards to make sure everything a guest needed was handled as soon as possible, etc, etc.

The bathroom was not as clean as usual. The shower head was very dirty and not really nice to look at. There were no amenities in the bathroom as there usually was, so not sure why that was either. They do utilize a dispenser in the shower which i think is very efficient but there was no body lotion in the bathroom.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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jinnii
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Sometimes it is nice to assume comfortably what to expect, and to be presented with even more. Updated amenities (great for media, etc.), great place to relax between college events, conveniently located near Westminster Choir College and Princeton U, as well as near a lively shopping area.

Would be happy to return.

Room Tip: Top (5th) floor was just fine for us, I usually prefer being on higher floors.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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Massachusetts
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141 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

The location is great. You can walk to several restaurants, the movies, & the Market Fair mall. We love Hyatt Place because the suites are perfect for our family. The breakfast was lovely and everything was clean. I will definitely return!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hyatt Place Princeton
Address: 3565 U.S. Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5930
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Princeton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Princeton
#4 Business Hotel in Princeton
#5 Romantic Hotel in Princeton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hyatt Place Princeton 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hyatt Place Princeton is located central to various office parks including Princeton Carnegie Center, Princeton Overlook Center, Princeton Corporate Plaza Research Center, Princeton Pike Office Park, Princeton Forrestal Village office park, University Square, Princeton Corporate Campus, Mercer Corporate Park, Canal Pointe, Princeton Corporate Center, the University Medical Center at Princeton and the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro complex. A free local shuttle is available upon request Monday - Friday within a 5-mile radius of the Hyatt Place Princeton.The hotel is nestled in the heart of Princeton, Plainsboro, West Windsor, Ewing and Hamilton NJ, located midway between Newark Liberty and Philadelphia Int’l airports and a short drive to Hamilton and Princeton Junction train stations providing rail service to and from New York City, Newark, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Trenton, Jersey Shore points and other major cities in the northeast. For recreation are Sesame Place Family Theme Park and Six Flags Great Adventure within 30 miles of the hotel When searching for an activity to occupy your afternoon, tour the Princeton University and historical sights or browse the quaint shops of New Hope and Peddler's Village. Activities abound with over 20 historical and unique museums and ten performing art centers; all within 20 minutes of the hotel. Events at Princeton University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, TCNJ and Mercer College are within seven miles of the hotel. During your stay, you can enjoy specialty Starbucks® coffee drinks and friendly conversation at the intimate Bakery Café. A Host will happily assist you with orders from the 24-hour Guest Kitchen, which offers café-quality, made-to-order meals and snacks along with a complimentary hot breakfast daily.The hotel is within a 300 steps stroll to twelve dining venues and restaurants, movie theatres and a shopping mall. ... more   less 
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