We stayed there for the first time in Nov. after a singing engagement my husband had in Princeton. The hotel is right off of Route 1 with free and ample parking minutes away from downtown Princeton and close to shopping centers and restaurants (like TGIF, Applebee's, etc.) The hotel has a shuttle service- how it works (If you have to sign up for it in advance) I don't know- we didn't use it. I think they go up to 5 miles away from the hotel. Anyway, when we were walking into the hotel there were a HUGE amount of teenagers all over the place (nicely dressed)...we having two teenagers with us thought, "What is going on?" Turned out to be a 16th birthday party. We were checked in fast and easy...and given 4 warm cookies to take with us upstairs. The executive room with double queen beds was spacious, clean and modern. The beds themselves are extremely comfortable. There are a huge amount of cabinets in the executive room. The room also has a coffeemaker with Wolfgang Puck Coffee and Tea. The bathroom is supplied with Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. Only thing missing from our room was a refrigerator. That would have been a nice addition. The one thing that came with our executive room was coupons- since it was the weekend the club was closed. So we got a free coupons for a free drink or appetizer of each adult at the On the Bone Steakhouse AND we also got free breakfast buffet the next day...in our opinion it was worth the price of the executive room! So we decided to check out the hotel and go to the On the Bone Steakhouse that is attached to the hotel. When we went back to the lobby all the teenagers were in the room they had for the party and the music had started...we didn't hear ANY of it in the restaurant next door and we were seated at the wall right next to that room or back in our room. And that music was REALLY loud. The meal at the Steakhouse was REALLY good (expensive but good)-only thing found 'wrong' was the table was cracked...there was a big chip out of it. The could have sat us someplace else since it wasn't filled. My husband and two daughters used the indoor heated pool- they said it was really nice...stocked with a good amount of towels. There is also a 24 hour fitness center and a business center that we didn't use. The next day we had the breakfast buffet (they have it in the 'One the Bone') using our coupons- we had coffee, tea and juice served to our table and the buffet which was EXCELLECT and I am very picky!) included a wide selection of items such as: scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, different types of toast, oatmeal, fruit, cereal, yogurt, bagels, muffins, and more. (I know I'm forgetting hot items) My only complaint was the shower....when I tried to take a shower in the morning (everyone else went swimming again) I was met with only ice cold water...I let it run for quite a while (5 min) and it only got to semi warm/cold. I got in thinking this is as good as it gets- by the time I got out it was finally a decent temp and then at least the rest of my family could shower in warmth.They REALLY need to fix that.
I would definately recommend staying here- just leave extra time for your shower. ;-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely renovated in 2008, the beautiful Doubletree Hotel Princeton features the exquisite Sweet Dreams beds, Precor Fitness Center, heated indoor pool, business center, wireless HSIA, and of course our signature warm chocolate chip cookie. We offer complimentary shuttle service to popular destinations and businesses within a five-mile radius of the hotel, and are conveniently located off US Route 1 near historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more less
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