Princeton Hotels in New Jersey

by Joe Fletcher

Princeton is a quaint town in central New Jersey best known for the Ivy League university of the same name that calls this town home. The town is also roughly halfway between Philadelphia and New York, making it a versatile gateway. When it comes to hotels, there are a variety of options around the borough and town of Princeton. The most desirable of these hotels provide amenity-filled lodging with access to either downtown Princeton, where you'll find the university campus, shops and restaurants, or U.S. Highway 1, providing the best access to major area businesses and north-and-south travel.

Hyatt Regency Princeton

Located just off of U.S. 1, the Hyatt Regency is a 347-room property with a variety of amenities. The Hyatt offers a free guest shuttle that transports guests within a five-mile radius, heated indoor pool, car rentals and business center. The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms, suites and business rooms that include touches like flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. In terms of dining, there is a restaurant and a lounge on site, and room service is available. The Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, located in the hotel, is the premier place for comedy in the Princeton area.

Forrestal Village Lodging

Forrestal Village, located off of U.S. 1 in northern Princeton, is a large business and retail center that includes upscale shopping and dining. Staying in the Forrestal Village complex will put you in striking distance to shopping, dining and activities. The Westin Forrestal Village is a 296-room property in the village with 24-hour room service, an indoor/outdoor pool, tennis courts and concierge service. The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal is a 300-room hotel with 35,000 square feet of meeting space. It is located across U.S. 1 from Forrestal Village.

The Nassau Inn

The Nassau Inn dates back to pre-Revolutionary War days. The inn is located in Palmer Square, an area in the heart of Princeton's downtown that also hosts a collection of shops and restaurants. The Nassau is a 203-room property with guest rooms and suites that have a combination of 18th-century decor and modern comfort. The hotel offers a variety of packages, such as Escape to Romance and Bed-and-Breakfast. The Yankee Doodle Tap Room in the hotel serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

Holiday Inn Princeton

Located near the border of South Brunswick, the Holiday Inn Princeton is convenient to many of the area's business offices, including Dow Jones, NEC Labs America and Siemens. The hotel includes guest rooms, suites and executive-level rooms and offers a 24-hour health and fitness center, whirlpool and business center. The hotel's Cafe Nicole serves American and Continental cuisine and also provides room service.

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.