Luxurious, Comfortable Stay A review of The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
I stayed here for 2 nights in late March 2004, driving up from the DC area. Location is easy to find from the HWY, and it's 5-10 minutes in a car from the Princeton campus. Free and ample parking. Shuttle to nearby areas are provided, but at the last minute they were booked up.
We were booked at a corporate rate of $199/night, but we saw that AAA rate would have been about $100/night.
This was one of my favorite hotels. I appreiciated that though it is not a large hotel with large amenities, the important things were correctly identified and empasized:
1) clean, efficient, and modernly decorated lobby (leather chairs and tables)
2) one of the most comfortable beds('Heavenly beds' as they named it) and the impeccabily clean, luxurious, 300 thread count, matching, property fitted linens with extra pillows
3) great toiletries- quality soap and shampoo, great double shower head, and larger shower room
I'm a fan of modern, boutique hotels but this trip sold me on Westin hotels.
The hotel sits along inside a small, village-style mall that seems very recently built, with a bagel shop, a few outlet stores, and a food court that can be reached with 2-3 minutes of walking, where we found some junky but cheap snacks and eats. The hotel has a few restaurants inside. We tried the sushi place, but as with most hotel restaurants, it was pricy($20 for small sashimi plate, $5 seaweed side, etc) and tasted bland.
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