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Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel

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870 Scudders Mill Rd, Plainsboro, NJ 08536-1606
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#3 of 6 hotels in Plainsboro
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express in Princeton, New Jersey located just minutes from Princeton University and halfway between New York and Philadelphia. We are a 100% non-smoking facility. Our hotel is the perfect place to stay during your visit to the Princeton area with many restaurants, attractions and businesses nearby. Guests can enjoy the shopping at the Quaker Bridge Mall or Palmer Square, and Princeton University is a great spot for a stroll. With convenient access to Novo Nordisk, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Siemens, and Deloitte, our hotel is perfect for business travelers planning to attend events in Princeton. Our guests stay connected with our free wireless high-speed Internet access. Each morning we offer a complimentary Express Start breakfast featuring everyone's favorite cinnamon rolls. And there's no need to leave the building to find lunch or dinner. Our hotel is connected to a 60,000 sq. ft. conference center with full-service amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Banquet room
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Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Ritesh P wrote a review 5 Aug
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I recently checked in at this Holiday Inn and my first interaction was with Anate. I was really impressed with the way she dealt with my check in. Warm and friendly service. I was asked what was my preference a king size bed with a sofa bed or two queen y as I was travelling with kids. I was also given complementary breakfast the next day. Would definitely recommend to all and I will be coming back for some great hospitality.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KeithF928 wrote a review Mar 2022
Dothan, Alabama280 contributions182 helpful votes
I booked through Sams club travel. Shame on them. Shame on Holiday inn express. Shame on Crown plaza. I pulled into an empty parking lot (following GPS instructions). Walked to the entrance with luggage in tow to find a note about Covid 19 and that this entrance is closed. Directions were given to the “Crown plaza” entrance with ABSOLUTELY NO explanation that you are actually booked with the Crown plaza hotel. The note also claimed it tried to notify you. I drove back on the main road to a completely separate exit to find the crown plaza hotel and parking. My reservations, however, were at the holiday inn express so I kept driving. 40 minutes later in desperation I went to the Crown plaza check-in. After waiting almost 10 minutes for someone to show up I was told that due to Covid and lack of business the holiday inn had closed almost TWO YEARS AGO but they continue to accept reservations for the holiday inn express (at the crown plaza). While this might seem like an upgrade I wasn’t impressed, the room was dark, worn and I was tired and irritated for the run-around and TERRIBLE communication and directions. I went back to read the “fine print” on my Sams club reservation. The only thing I could find was “This property is managed by a professional host.” Would that make you think you’re staying at a different hotel with a different exit? VERY POOR communication on IHG’s part! One star for Sams, one star for holiday inn express and one star for crown plaza. Ridiculous.What the hell are you thinking? You really think this is the way to win customers over?
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
Responded 14 Apr 2022
Hello KeithF928, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience with the accommodation. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to be the best Holiday Inn Express around, but I'm sorry to leave you dissatisfied because of the reservation. I know that this can be upsetting especially when your trip was supposed to be a relaxing one. I have shared your comments with our hotel management to address this immediately and I am confident they will take steps so this doesn’t happen again. Despite some of the services not meeting your expectations, I hope you choose IHG still on your future travels. Sincerely, Jenilyn J. Case Manager IHGService
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TSR108 wrote a review Mar 2020
Thomasville, North Carolina119 contributions32 helpful votes
I typically stay at Holiday Inn Express when I travel. This was another good hotel. Breakfast was fine. Bed was tolerable although all of the pillows were soft. My only grip is that the advertisement was misleading. I recognized that the hotel was connected to the Crown Plaza and Convention Center. However, the advertising made it seem that the exercise room and pool were actually in the Holiday Inn Express not the Crown Plaza.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Coco wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada60 contributions86 helpful votes
I stayed here for business for a few days. Nice clean room, friendly staff but there is no room service nor restaurants you can walk to so if I arrive late at night you have to order pizza or some sort. There is no convenient store or grocery store near by either.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hello kyokot505, Thank you for your stay. We aim to keep on improving to serve you better, so I appreciate your feedback about your recent lodging experience. I have shared your comments with the hotel management as a reference for the improvement of the services offered. I am glad that room cleanliness and the level of service received from the hotel staff met your expectations! I hope you stay with us again! Best regards, Clayton G. Case Manager IHGService
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HeleneDC wrote a review Jan 2020
DC276 contributions113 helpful votes
Collocated with a conference center and Crown Plaza Hôtel. Beautiful location near the Princeton campus. Check in was very easy, accommodating and the cookies were delicious. Room was fresh and clean. Ate in bar and the food was excellent. Steak topped with blue cheese was outstanding. Bartender was skilled and friendly. Daily accommodated out drink preferences. Large pool and hot tub in Crown Plaza as well as workout room. We liked access to these but if mobility is an issue, stay in Crown Plaza. I am recommending Holiday Inn Express after three outstanding stays in the last month at three different sites. Room had fridge, microwave, and coffee maker.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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NJ_Traveler_P wrote a review Nov 2019
Plainsboro, New Jersey39 contributions37 helpful votes
We had to stay a night out of our home as water was shut off for repair. We decided to stay here as it close to home. Hotel was ok, smooth check in, our room was at the end of the hallway. The rooms were not upgraded like other holiday inn I have stayed. Bed was very firm but ok for overnight comfortable sleep. Breakfast was good, had few options that me and kids liked. Not bad for the price we paid. Only bad thing is they charge your card twice, once when you check in ($50 above your quoted rate) and then once again at check out ( your quoted rate) and then auto refund the money they charges at check in.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Happy traveller wrote a review Oct 2019
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Priceline.com, I think it should be shared that Priceline.com is not the great company they claim to be. I booked with them the other day and the room charge for one night was 118.97 so it was declared booked. After I arrived at the hotel they took my information and gave me a room. The next morning they gave me my invoice and I checked out. After I returned home and received my credit card statement I had 2 charges, one for 118.97 from Princeline.com and one from the hotel for 104.63 (14.34 dollars less then Priceline). After calling both parties to see where the mistake was made the hotel told me I going to have it out with Priceline since they did not notify the hotel of the reservation and the hotel staff thought I was a walk in guess. After returning to Priceline to discuss it further they told me they would now fix the issue with the hotel and give them a card to make a new charge which will eventually will end up creating a refund from the hotel for the charge of 104.63 to my card. SO I asked them what about the difference and inconvenience. They said simply that they respect my choice if I should not use them again, and they would not be going any further than notifying the hotel or sharing with other departments to take any action and that actually the hotel made the mistake of telling me the negociated price from Priceline. Then the girl said have a good sir goodbye! So please be aware of these online services because in my experience they are bad.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Richard S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us. We're really sorry for your booking experience and the final results of your findings. We're here to help for future reservation or either IHG.com which normally offers special discounts for members and promotions throughout the seasons. I hope that your stay here with us was a pleasant one and look forward to seeing you again soon. safe travels!!
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Eliza wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
It's in a very pretty, secluded area but very convenient to US-1 (and especially Princeton Hospital where we were visiting a relative). The room was spacious, clean, and quiet with very comfortable beds. The breakfast area was very nice with plenty of room and good food. The only con is that our room was very far away from the main part of the hotel so there was a lot of walking. Would definitely return if in the area again.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Richard S, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Thank you for your comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed the facility and the surroundings; we're nestled in 27 acres of beautiful forest with walking trails around the complex and 5 minutes away from downtown Princeton. We do hope to see again next time you're in the area... safe travels!!
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Njdisneymom wrote a review Jul 2019
St. Augustine, Florida72 contributions91 helpful votes
Stayed here on business recently for a couple of nights. Location is great and hotel is reasonably clean but very outdated. There’s a front desk and rooms, and morning continental breakfast but that’s it. No little sundries shop if you need something, no USB or Ethernet outlets in the room and no room service or any food options unless you walk down the road to Crowne Plaza which is a hike. Would not choose to stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Richard S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Dear Njdisneymom, We appreciate your taking the time to tell us about your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that we could not meet your expectations. Thank you for your visit and all your feedback. Best regards, Tunde Gelber General Manager
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Paula wrote a review Jul 2019
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania37 contributions5 helpful votes
The rooms are decent and comfortable. I cannot say the same for the front desk! They were often not there and seemed perturbed that there were no towels in our room for morning showers. Took several calls to get some towels delivered and several hours later. In the evening the front desk was not manned for a long time! I have never seen that happen and I have stayed at numerous hotels. I agree that it was very poor service. The breakfast is adequate for something quick. There was no staff to be seen at breakfast either. There needs to be a manager there fixing the staff issues!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: far away from the front is quiet
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Response from Richard S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
Responded 4 Jul 2019
Dear SPStravelss, We appreciate your taking the time to tell us about your stay at Crowne Plaza PRINCETON - CONFERENCE CENTER. We are so pleased to hear that you liked the comfort of your room, however, all your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We sincerely apologize for your inconvenience. Please know that we are looking into it with each team member. We thank you for your visit and review and hope that you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Richard Sanchez General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Romeo's Restaurant & Pizza, Jhopri, and The Original Steak and Hoagie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Plainsboro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Princeton University Chapel (4.8 km), Drumthwacket (6.2 km), and Princeton United Methodist Church (4.8 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Princeton Southeast, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.