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Historical Traveler Reviews Nassau Inn Princeton
Great Inn; curteous and professional staff; delicious hot cookies and evening beverages. Wonderful restaurant - Albert Einstein's table is a must-see.
Great Place, friendly staff
What a place, and the staff, especially the bellman jeff - just great people who go out of their way to help
Overpriced, but great location
The Nassau Inn is in a great location - right across the street from Princeton campus and lots to do just stepping outside - shopping dining, just exploring. Definitely the place to stay if you are going to a function at Princeton University as all other hotels are up and down the highway and a drive. However, we rented three rooms there - a suite, which was nice, but only one tiny window, and the bathoom floor was not the cleanest - I broke a glass and it was never swept up, so you know they don't sweep or mop regularly. The second room was too small, probably the minimum the fire department allows, I think it used to be a storage closet, and very hot, but they charge the same ($199 night) as they did for the third room, one with two beds that was okay.
Food - we only had breakfast, who can't cook breakfast? But the pancakes were overcooked and hard.
Wedding going on Friday night , noisy and woke us up several times.
We'll stay again if ever in Princeton again because of the location, but for the money it is no OOO la-la.
If it weren't for the location this hotel would have no business. They are doing their utmost to DISsatisfy their customers.
We recently stayed at Nassau Inn while in town for a wedding. We had four rooms reserved and were kept waiting for over an hour to check in even though the room had not been occupied the previous night. Our two small children were extremely overtired and ended up napping in the hall while we waited. The person at the desk was very rude and we were not allowed to speak to a manager, despite repeated requests. We used our cell phones to attempt to call the manager but still no one would connect us. They also double-charged us for parking and have not yet given us a refund.
Another wedding guest was told that her family's reserved rooms were no longer available upon arrival.
Our advice--STAY AWAY!!!
It depends on the room
This hotel was built over the years, although the amenities are all up to date. Your stay can depend on what room you get. Ask for the "new wing" for roomier space.
Location, location, location
For location, this hotel cannot be beaten - right in the heart of Palmer Square, within walking distance of the shops and the University. But the hotel has clearly seen better days and is trading on its past reputation as far as cost is concerned. Our bedroom was pleasant enough, with a good outlook, but the windows did not lock. The bathroom was very shabby, and the towels skimpy and worn. It took four phone calls over a period of eight hours to get an extra pillow. On our first day, we went out at 9.00am and on returning at 3.00pm, we found that the room had not been serviced (although on our last morning, when we were not in a rush to check out, the chambermaids were attempting to enter the room at 8.15 am although the official checkout is at noon). Parking is offered at a discounted rate, but you are charged if you use the car park on a Sunday with the hotel voucher, even though the car park is free on Sundays. The Nassau Inn is great if you want to be in the centre of Princeton but is overpriced as far as its facilities are concerned.
Great Location; Bad Hotel
My husband and I recently stayed at the Nassau Inn October 9 - 10th, 2004. I was extremely disappointed with the condition of our room. The bed was extra firm; no comfy pillow top here, the sheets yellow with age, a bathroom that had rust around the fixtures, and inadequate environmental controls. The amentities were minimal. The cost of the hotel equaled a luxery price, I felt like we had landed in a 1 or 2 star (2 is generous) hotel. I cannot see how anyone could rate this facility with high marks. The one thing the hotel does have going for it is a great location. So if your hard earned dollar is not precious to you, stay at the Nassau; if you want value for your money seek elsewhere to stay in Princeton.
The place to stay in Princeton
The Nassau Inn should be the first choice of anyone planning a trip to Princeton (generally families of the students, but also business travelers and tourists). Sure, it's expensive, but there's high demand in this small town for this superb location, right in Palmer Square close to charming shops and upscale stores. The staff is incredibly helpful and dedicated. The room service my husband and I ordered was delicious and arrived in a timely manner. Princeton's campus is just a three-minute walk away! This is a 3-4 star hotel that has 5 star service and a friendly atmosphere...highly recommended.
Horrible Hotel Stay Away! No Ritz
Where do I start? The hotel charges the price of a 4 star hotel, but barely delivers the quality of a 3 star. My room was shabby, the air conditioner would not shut off and kept us cold and awake all night, my room service was wrong, the staff was rude and did not offer me a new room even after I let them know about the issues in my suite! When I called the next day to tell a manager I was basically called a liar in not so many words! It was Unbelievable! This place needs a serious face lift and a reality check! They are not the Ritz, not a Wyndham or even close to a Hilton. The Nassau in is sure in a class of it's own - run down and washed up. Stay elsewhere! I suggest someplace on Route 1 south before entering Princeton. All of those hotels are newer and much cleaner than the Nassau Inn. I don't know where they got the pictures for the rooms are on the website, but the rooms in the hotel are dirty and old. The bed even made us itch, God knows why. Look elsewhere, this place is gross and overpriced!!
The only palce to stay in Princeton
This inn is top notch! It is situated on Palmer Square in the heart of downtown Princeton. Close to both Princeton University and upscale shopping. There are also many restaurants nearby. The Inn was relaxing and charming and service was great. I'd definitely stay here again. For anyone looking for a 4star property in the area, you should try it.
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