On our travels, dad and I aim to spend most of our holiday time exploring rather than in hotel rooms. We do like the odd bit of luxury but generally, we’re happy as long as the room is clean and in a safe area
In the USA, there’s a myriad of options in the motel price range. I think it may be because there’s a tradition of long distance driving but there are many more motels and motel chains than we have here in the UK
As we tend to only need a place to lay our head for a few hours in Princeton, Red Roof Inn suits our purposes. We arrive late into Newark Liberty International Airport, drive 40 minutes to Princeton and this motel is located right on the US1 highway, which is ideal as dad’s brain is usually trying to tell the rest of his body that it’s the early hours of the morning back in the UK!
It’s a lower priced motel chain but is clean and comfortable. The room and bathroom isn’t huge but big enough for us. At this point, dad and I would also like to shame the expensive chains, who charge a bomb and then have the cheek to demand more money for parking and wifi. They’re both free at Red Roof Inn and parking is plentiful
There are a couple of eateries within walking distance. There are malls and restaurants close by. Last summer, dad and ‘future mom’ tried out Joe’s Crab Shack, which we will review later this week. Princeton Junction train station is 15 minutes drive away with direct trains to New York. Dad and I usually head off early to Six Flags Great Adventure theme park the next morning – it’s a 30 minute journey with no traffic
Dad and I can recommend this place as a cheap and clean place for an overnight stay
Red Roof Inn Princeton
3203 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville NJ 08648