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The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was assigned to a room that a couple was in and an uncomfortable walk in. No apology from staff. Was re-assigned to another room that apparently was a smokers room when had asked for a non-smoking room.

Comfortable and clean room, but just a lot of slip-ups, any one of which could be just bad luck but taken together reflect poorly -- the computer system down, the toilet running, the TV left unplugged. Disappointing for a Westin.

Basically in line with my expectations, but the hotel's service needs to be improved. We give room service a call and need some supplies, we had to wait a long time.

dining is ok , staff are very nice. overal isl good. I will said The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village is .five stars

Our stay is great. The hotel is nice! The staff is very friendly. And this is one of the best experiences we had. We strongly recommend the hotel and the for booking.

It was down hill from the moment we arrived. We arrived after 4:00. Our room still was not ready. The clerk tried to talk us into one bed with a roll away in stead of the double we reserved. She said it would be better to "just get us in a room." I told her we wanted the room we reserved. We went to run errands to give them some extra time. The desk clerk sent us in the entirely opposite direction from the store we asked for. It was I fact 40+ minutes in the opposite direction of any store. When we returned to check in we had to claim our bags which we had loaded on the baggage trolley ourselves because to porter was not around. They had to remember where they put them. Our room was at the end of a very long, long hall and next to the stairs. The door was hung with a strange gap at the top so it would not close correctly. The bed coverlet had large scuffs of dirt. The air turned on and off every 10 min. all night. It never actually cooled the room. There were two VERY LARGE parties in the hotel. They put us over the courtyard where those guest parted loudly until 3am. They also ran up and down the halls and in and out of the staircase. The front desk would not quiet them. The business center did not work either.

Westin was the perfect location for attending regatta on Lake Carnegie at Princeton. Staff helped us find the right location and schedule for our events-and gave us directions to a store to pick up snacks for the team. Staff also recommended Ruths Chris Steakhouse for a fabulous meal.

The room was comfy and the hotel was located with some shops and eateries within walking distance. Forrestal Village was a plus.

This hotel is really designed for meetings associated with Princeton University, so when we looked for a place to stay for a Thanksgiving visit, the rates were very low and the hotel was almost empty. We have stayed there before, but since it became a Westin, the nice breakfast buffet room has been closed off, and replaced by a more "trendy" restaurant that has prices with no decimal point, although the prices themselves were not too out of line.

I was looking for a place to stay while attending a wedding in Princeton and while this was up Rt 1 a bit, it was worth the drive. The hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable. I didn't have time to take advantage of the pool, restaurant, etc, but there was a starbucks...

This was one of the worst hotel experiences I have ever had. Unfortunately I was left at the hotel without a vehicle. So, for me there was no escape. Breakfast went for about $15.00. And the offerings were not very appealing. There seemed to be two large functions going on that weekend. One of which was a wedding. When my companion did return to the hotel he had to navigate many, many liquor bottles in the parking lot. When we returned from a restaurant that same evening we also had to navigate discarded diapers and Corona bottles. The attempts that I made to communicate with the housekeeping staff were lengthy and fruitless. When she finally showed up at 5:30pm on Sunday, I had to just about force one housekeeper to service my room. When she finally did get her to come into the room, she never made the bed, wouldn't replenish the coffee tray and took a used glass, wiped it out with a towel land replaced it. She didn't replace the towel because she didn't have nay AND had to be told to empty the trash. Most of my request were conveyed by pointing. When my companion and I took our showers we were left with several inches of standing water. When I did approach the desk (on three occasions, for different reason), it seemed to take 2 people to assist one guest. Now this person may have been a problem issue and required the "double teaming" effort. However, there was one young man that did come to my assistance on two other occasions. I may never return to the Trenton/Princeton area, but if I do, I won't be staying at the Westin.

I was not happy with the lack of room service menu, i had to call up to get one and the front desk didn't believe that i didn't have a menu! And when i finally got the food it was not that great but the price surely was. And for a hotel such as the westin to not have in room movies on demand is ridiculous. I have been to la quinta hotels with no room service off of route 3 that had friendly service and in room movies. I have never complained in my life about a hotel. But after paying over 200.00 for the night and getting the lack of service i got. Well i just had to write up this hotel!!!

The so-called Forrestal Village is a few shops and a lot of empty storefronts. I would not stay there again because of the location. The hotel was fine.

There was no closet space. We were in the area for a formal wedding and the only hanging bar was a low one. My wife's evening gown was was left dragging on the floor as was her raincoat. There was just enough vertical space for a man's sportcoat. In the winter, even his topcoat would have been crumpled on the rug. Very strange construction. Family reported similar closets in their rooms too.

The experience was generally good. We called to get directions from less than ten miles away and the hotel staff could not give us directions, when we felt we were lost. This seemed odd to us. The comfortable bed was worth the small inconveniences.

201 Village Blvd Princeton NJ

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village places you within a 10-minute drive of popular sights such as Princeton University and Princeton University Stadium. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 296 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Palmer Square and McCarter Theatre are also nearby.


Dining

In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a cocktail bar. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The 296 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and portable fans. Guests can expect free WiFi and 55-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Safes, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 21 meeting rooms, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Traditional Double Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds (Pure Double)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

Everyone (1) Business (3) Couples (4) Family (5) Other (2)
2

assigned a room that another person was in.

Everyone

I was assigned to a room that a couple was in and an uncomfortable walk in. No apology from staff. Was re-assigned to another room that apparently was a smokers room when had asked for a non-smoking room.

By on Oct 11, 2016

Review comment responded on Oct 13, 2016

Dear Traveler, After reading your review, we identified a few improvements which we will be working on with the teams this week. Very sorry for this disappointing performance on our end. I know we are better than that and do hope for a chance to proof that to you and your family. Once again, we are sorry for your recent experience and would feel privileged to have you return to us in the near future. Safe travels and a great (forthcoming) weekend! Emma and Your Westin Princeton Teams.

2

meh

Families

Comfortable and clean room, but just a lot of slip-ups, any one of which could be just bad luck but taken together reflect poorly -- the computer system down, the toilet running, the TV left unplugged. Disappointing for a Westin.

By on Nov 16, 2015

4

family trip

Families

Basically in line with my expectations, but the hotel's service needs to be improved. We give room service a call and need some supplies, we had to wait a long time.

By on Feb 21, 2015

5

wedding

BusinessTravelers

dining is ok , staff are very nice. overal isl good. I will said The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village is .five stars

By on Feb 9, 2015

5

great stay

BusinessTravelers

Our stay is great. The hotel is nice! The staff is very friendly. And this is one of the best experiences we had. We strongly recommend the hotel and the for booking.

By on Nov 19, 2014

1

nightmare stay

Families

It was down hill from the moment we arrived. We arrived after 4:00. Our room still was not ready. The clerk tried to talk us into one bed with a roll away in stead of the double we reserved. She said it would be better to "just get us in a room." I told her we wanted the room we reserved. We went to run errands to give them some extra time. The desk clerk sent us in the entirely opposite direction from the store we asked for. It was I fact 40+ minutes in the opposite direction of any store. When we returned to check in we had to claim our bags which we had loaded on the baggage trolley ourselves because to porter was not around. They had to remember where they put them. Our room was at the end of a very long, long hall and next to the stairs. The door was hung with a strange gap at the top so it would not close correctly. The bed coverlet had large scuffs of dirt. The air turned on and off every 10 min. all night. It never actually cooled the room. There were two VERY LARGE parties in the hotel. They put us over the courtyard where those guest parted loudly until 3am. They also ran up and down the halls and in and out of the staircase. The front desk would not quiet them. The business center did not work either.

By on Jul 8, 2014

5

visiting princeton for crew regatta

Couples

Westin was the perfect location for attending regatta on Lake Carnegie at Princeton. Staff helped us find the right location and schedule for our events-and gave us directions to a store to pick up snacks for the team. Staff also recommended Ruths Chris Steakhouse for a fabulous meal.

By on Apr 1, 2013

4

great spot

Families

The room was comfy and the hotel was located with some shops and eateries within walking distance. Forrestal Village was a plus.

By on Jan 28, 2013

4

great for holiday weekends

Couples

This hotel is really designed for meetings associated with Princeton University, so when we looked for a place to stay for a Thanksgiving visit, the rates were very low and the hotel was almost empty. We have stayed there before, but since it became a Westin, the nice breakfast buffet room has been closed off, and replaced by a more "trendy" restaurant that has prices with no decimal point, although the prices themselves were not too out of line.

By on Nov 27, 2011

4

comfortable and relaxing

Singles

I was looking for a place to stay while attending a wedding in Princeton and while this was up Rt 1 a bit, it was worth the drive. The hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable. I didn't have time to take advantage of the pool, restaurant, etc, but there was a starbucks...

By on Aug 18, 2011