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4.0 out of 5

"Booked a one night stay and wish we'd had the opportunity to stay longer. A very quiet location (though a little out of the way). Picked this loca ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 26 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Jasna Polana

In suburbs

You'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Jasna Polana and 6 miles (10 km) of Princeton University with a stay here. Morven Museum & Garden and Albert Einstein's House are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the gym and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Double Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$149* Per night/room Feb 7 - Feb 8

Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center

Everyone (2) Business (1) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Booked a one night stay and wish we'd had the opportunity to stay longer. A very quiet location (though a little out of the way). Picked this location mainly because we were traveling with our dog and it was pet-friendly. The room had the added benefit of having a back door that led to the grassy area outside our room, which made walking the dog very convenient. Breakfast was included and was better than most free breakfasts offered at hotels, with sausage, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, etc. Good coffee and a selection of teas that my wife was very happy with. We'll have to find an excuse to visit again.

Posted by on Jul 26, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 27, 2022 by Barbara

Dear Timothy, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next visit. Thank You for choosing to stay with us.

4 out of 5
the pool was fantastic, rooms were a bit dated and musty but comfortable and clean, breakfast was very nice, grounds are beautiful

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 25, 2022 by Barbara

Dear Kelly, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. I will alert the housekeeping supervisor to your comments regarding room condition. We look forward to seeing you on a future visit.

4 out of 5
The hotel was nice, the staff was very nice. Our room had some AC/heating issues, but the maintenance man did what he could to fix them. It was dissapointing that there was no food available at the hotel as we checked in late.

Posted by , from SOMERS POINT on Oct 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 20, 2021 by Larissa Thomas

Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to hear that our staff was able to address the HVAC issues your experienced during your stay. We apologize that we did not have food options available to you when you arrived. We are happy to inform you that starting next month, we will have more food options available to our guests. We hope to welcome you again soon should your travels bring you back to the Princeton area. Kind Regards, Larissa Thomas - Front Office Manager

5 out of 5
Beautiful place with a friendly staff. Very clean rooms and the pool was great as well

Posted by on Jan 21, 2019

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5 out of 5
Secluded atmosphere with very nice pool, exercise room, and accommodations.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018

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2 out of 5

Good if you have to visit ETS

Pros: Request a balcony room on second floor.
Cons: Bathrooms are tiny. Rooms come without fridges. Bar closes at 23pm. Pool heating broke, repairs took over 2 weeks.
Location: You can walk across ETS campus.
Had to stay at the hotel for a longer period in order to work with ETS. Without a car, the hotel is pretty much the only option. Reservation process tends to get messy because of their reception staff. I was forced to move rooms during my stay. Super short notice! Reception unwilling to make up. Also, room service would always forget about something, e.g. replacing Keurig coffee tabs. Dinner menu has no changes so you will be bored after a few days.

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015

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2 out of 5

Don't Go There

This is the worst hotel I have stayed in the Princeton area...I thought I was booking a 4 star hotel...I was put in the attic of an old house off from the main hotel. There were bugs, no hot water (no bath, only a shower and pedestal sink) and the door in my bedroom led to a fire escape which would not lock. In fact, they had a screen porch side latch that even that wouldn't work. I complianed to management and nothing was done. I checked out in the middle of the night and booked a room at another hotel. Cost me a lot, but my security bwas worth it. This place is out in the middle of nowhere and not confinent to most areas of Princeton. I have no clue why anyone would think this is a 4 star hotel. It should not be rated higher than a 2.5 star, if that.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2010

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5 out of 5

Large Silent & Wonderful

Over the weekend, this huge place is practically deserted and hence very quiet. \nI had a spacious room with door to outside patio and second story skylights ; an outstandingly comfortable bed and great bathroom. The breakfast buffet was just average - nothing especially fresh or creative. The pool is not very inviting - small and paved all round; no shade. The service (both restaurant and front desk) was casual and friendly. Overall, it is great value for the price because of the high quality of the room and the grounds.\n

Posted by on Mar 28, 2008

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4 out of 5

There For Business

The rooms were extremely nice,\n\nthe ambience was spectacular, the jogging trails, fitness center, nice added touch.\n\nThe food was INCREDIBLE!!! Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!!!\n\nPleasantly SurprsiedI fell in love!!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2008

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5 out of 5

Price and Woodsy Location

We had a lovely stay at Chauncey Conference Center. We thought about staying at one of the many hotels along noisy Route 1, but because of the price and woodsy location, we chose Chauncey and are so glad we did!\n\nOur room had a very high ceiling and skylight, plus a balcony (which we didn't use because it was cold out, but we appreciated it anyway). The room was spacious, clean, and tastefully decorated.\n\nWe had no problems at all with the front desk staff, in contrast to what others have encountered. We did get lost finding the hotel (the one drawback to its location), but we called the hotel at 1 AM (our flight had been delayed), and the friendly clerk patiently talked us through the maze of buildings at ETS. Our other interactions with staff were also pleasant.\n\nWe'd definitely stay there again.\n\n\n

Posted by on Mar 21, 2008

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About the Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center

Location 1 Chauncey Road, Princeton, NJ 08541

Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between December 16 and January 8.

The following facilities are closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue(s)

The following facilities are closed on Sunday and Monday:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Dining venue(s)

All-inclusive Details

  • Gratuities included
  • Basic alcoholic beverages not included
  • All land sports and fitness activities and facilities are included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Only non-alcoholic beverages included

Property Features

Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center offers its guests an indoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 10500 square feet (975 square meters) and includes a conference center. A library, a terrace, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center. A free area shuttle within 5 miles is available. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Princeton hotel is smoke free.

  • 93 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 10500 sq ft of conference space
  • 975 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1974
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5 miles
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center offers 93 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. 40-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Princeton hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves, refrigerators, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Solomon Dining Room - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

CBar - Onsite bar. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs per pet)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Children stay free - maximum age 16
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Children stay free
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • An in-room refrigerator is available for an additional fee
  • An in-room microwave is available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Chauncey
  • Chauncey Hotel
  • Chauncey Hotel Princeton
  • Chauncey Princeton
  • Chauncey & Conference Center
  • Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center Hotel
  • Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center Princeton
  • Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center Hotel Princeton

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.