I was in town to compete in a tournament, and needed a place to stay. The tournament took place at the Westin at Forrestal Village, but they were booked solid. They had made arrangements for us to get discounts at the Lakeside Conference Center & Hotel for $125/night. The place sounded nice, but I decided to see if I could find a cheaper place online. I found the Premiere Hotel of Princeton at a significantly lower price than the Lakeside. It had a good star rating, and was much closer to the Westin. So I booked a room.
I arrived on a Friday afternoon, and found the parking lot almost empty, and a sign saying Coming Soon-Doubletree Inn. Uh oh. I was concerned that it might be closed, and I would be without a room. But they were open. I checked in and went to my room. Apparently before it was a Premiere Hotel, it was a Radisson.
The hotal looked like it had seen better days, but they were in the process of renovating. There was a perfumey odor in my room but I didn’t notice it after being in the room for a minute or two. The room was reasonably clean, but it wasn’t in emmaculate condition. Nothing major, but just small things.
The WIFI worked well, so I was happy.
I checked out the pool, and it looked nice, but I wasn’t going to go swimming before competing. And being at the party til 1:30am after the tournament, I slept in, and didn’t use it on Sunday morning either. I also checked out the fitness room. They had a decent looking treadmill, an elliptical trainer, a few stepper/climber type machines, and a excercise bike. I thought about using the treadmill for some running, but my schedule didn’t allow it.
There was an ice machine right down the hall from my room which was convenient, so I was able to keep ice in a small cooler that I had brought in with pop.
I didn’t interact with the staff much, but they seemed okay.
Would I stay here again? Maybe. I would want to see the rates of the other hotels in the area. And if they sounded nicer, and weren’t too much more, then maybe I would.