by Amanda Geronikos
The Courtyard Princeton puts families close to Princeton University and downtown Princeton, New Jersey, where you’ll find major retail stores, cute boutique shops, and a fantastic array of family-friendly restaurants. The hotel, located along a major thoroughfare, is also close to Grounds for Sculpture — a can’t-miss attraction in nearby Hamilton Township, New Jersey.
The Courtyard Princeton provides an indoor swimming pool, fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an onsite restaurant, The Bistro. The Bistro serves casual, healthy fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with grab-and-go options and Starbucks products available. Highchairs are also available for little ones.
Guestrooms are equipped with one king or two double beds, while one-bedroom suites have king beds and living areas with sleeper sofas — perfect for families who prefer some privacy during their stay. All accommodations have mini-fridges, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Indoor pool
- Free breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
This place is pretty bad. On U.S. 1 - like, right on it if you’re unlucky enough to face that direction. First room I was given had an incredible sickly odor, as in waaaaaaay too much air freshener. Really cheap air freshener. Half a can is about what it stank like. Had something been decaying in there for weeks? Nauseating. On top of that, the toilet was running without any assistance from this global traveler. Second room - still that horrendous air freshener odor, but fortunately a little weaker.
It’s in Princeton, for Pete’s sake, not on the off-ramp to the Newark airport.
Leave your elite Bonvoy status at home if you think it’ll get you a better room when you have a more than legitimate complaint. I was moved down to the ground floor, still facing the highway. Gee, thanks.
Will book farther in advance elsewhere next time.
by Lawrence D
The room and public areas of the hotel were spotless. The night we stayed the lobby was mobbed with a group of student-athletes, but when we asked for a quiet room, we wre accommodated and didn't hear any noise.