Hotels Near Belle Mead, New Jersey

by Joe Fletcher

Belle Mead is a small zip code that straddles the border of Montgomery and Hillsborough townships in Somerset County, New Jersey. The area is a short drive from such destinations as Princeton and New Brunswick. US 206 runs directly through it, providing a major north-south thoroughfare. When staying in the area, you'll find plenty of hotels in surrounding towns.


Belle Mead is not an incorporated town, but since it has long had a post office, it has its own zip code. When looking for properties, therefore, you'll be looking in Hillsborough or Montgomery, the two larger towns that Belle Mead is a part of, or in other nearby towns. Hillsborough is north of Montgomery and is more convenient to such destinations as New Brunswick and Bridgewater. Montgomery neighbors Princeton and is convenient to towns such as South Brunswick and Plainsboro.

Days Inn Hillsborough

The Days Inn Hillsborough is located on the north end of Hillsborough, just minutes from Raritan and Bridgewater. It is located on 206, making travel in and out of town quick and seamless. The pet-friendly property has an outdoor pool and a business center, and offers complimentary continental breakfast and free USA Today. The Manhattan Drive Bar & Restaurant is on-site.

Princeton Hotels

You won't find much lodging in Montgomery, but Princeton is a larger destination town thanks to its Ivy League university, quaint downtown and business and research facilities. Properties like the historic Nassau Inn and Peacock Inn will keep you right in the heart of Princeton's downtown, where you can walk to the university, shops and restaurants. Other hotels like the Hyatt and Marriott are located on the US Route 1 corridor, providing access to businesses, shopping and travel to destinations like New York City and Philadelphia.

Bridgewater Hotels

North of Hillsborough on Route 206, you'll find Bridgewater, a hub town that offers access to Interstates 78 and 287 as well as US highways 202 and 22. The town is home to the Bridgewater Commons shopping mall as well as a variety of other shopping. A number of hotels are located around Bridgewater; those closest to Hillsborough and Belle Meade include the Hyatt Summerfield Suites on US 22 and the Holiday Inn Express Bridgewater Branchburg on US 202.

About the Author

Joe Fletcher has been a writer since 2002, starting his career in politics and legislation. He has written travel and outdoor recreation articles for a variety of print and online publications, including "Rocky Mountain Magazine" and "Bomb Snow." He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rutgers College.