"Only 12 minutes from Princeton, but muuuch cheaper"
My stay was in March in order to attend a conference in Princeton. When seeing the hotel prices in Princeton, my stomach turned. Then I found the Days Inn, and being only 12 minutes from Princeton University, this was exactly what I was looking for. Nothing fancy, close by, and affordable.
The person at the reception during check-in was on night-duty. Everything was quick and okay, but they could have mentioned that there was going to be a complimentary coffee and breakfast in the lobby in the morning. This I learned during check-out, after drinking some bad coffee made with the in-room machine (the ater contains a lot of chlorine), and it was too late for breakfast, so I ended up eating in Princeton.
The room itself was on the reverse side of the hotel, so no noise from the nearby US-1. In general it was very quiet. However, as I stayed in March, it was very cold (around 0°C / 40 °F). The room was very badly insulated. After turning off the A/C, it only took about 25 minutes until I was freezing in the room. Hence, I had to leave the A/C on the entire night, which lead to a very unrestful nights and a very dry mouth in the morning (the A/C blows the air directly over the bed). I drank an entire bottle of water after getting up.
However, I would recommend this hotel, especially if you are attending a conference or have any other short stay at Princeton University, and your own university or company does only cover business trip expenses up to a certain level.
Traveller from Honolulu, HI