The Peacock Inn: A charming inn and great point value in Princeton, NJ


I recently stumbled upon a great use of Choice Privileges points.  No, it’s not quite as dramatic of a deal as Nick’s Napa Valley find, but it’s still sweet.  Princeton NJ is a beautiful town, but most of the chain hotels are located on route 1, well away from the town’s beauty.  The cool place to stay is near Princeton’s main drag, Nassau Street, but hotel prices in town are exorbitant.  Luckily, the Peacock Inn, which is a charming and historic hotel located just a block from Nassau Street, is an Ascend Collection hotel.  This means that you can book the hotel with Choice points.

Choice point prices vary, but at the time I booked, they wanted 20,000 points per night, or 6,000 points + $105:

When compared to a nightly rate of $400 or more, 20K per night (or 6K + $105) is a bargain:

One of the coolest things about Choice points is that you can often book any room for the same number of points.  They didn’t have any suites available, but I was able to book a Deluxe King room for the same 20,000 points.

Read the captions below for my thoughts about our actual stay…

The Deluxe King bedroom at the Peacock Inn was very nicely decorated, clean, and comfortable.
The bathrooms at the Peacock Inn have heated floor tiles. Very nice! Robes and slippers are provided as well. Our bathroom included both a rain shower, hand-shower, and side shower heads.
Our Deluxe King was room 205 (the door on the far right).

Included extras

Continental breakfast is included, but it doesn’t include much.  We opted to pay for full breakfasts (which were very good). The restaurant is supposedly very good for dinner, but we didn’t get a chance to try it out.

Each room offers free bottled water, robes, and slippers.  We also received a small chocolate welcome gift the first night.  Either that or it was a turn-down service chocolate which wasn’t offered on our second night.

Parking was free via their free valet service.  Of course tips are appreciated so it’s not really free, but better than paying a hefty parking fee.

Bottom line

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Peacock Inn. If you have Choice points to spare, this is a great use of them.

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