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Old 08-09-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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Default Visiting New York, but want to stay in New Jersey...I need help!

I am hoping to visit New York City in October for the very first time, but I would rather stay in New Jersey. I have NEVER been to either place, so I need tons of help!

Where is a good place to stay in New Jersey, city and hotel? What is the best way to travel from this place in to New York City? I am clueless about it all...so any advice would be great!!!
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Weehawken
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Why NJ? What do you want to be near?

There's a Sheraton in lower Weehawken (a town right across the river from Manhattan) right next to the ferry terminal. It's the prettiest way to get to Manhattan and there's free shuttle bus service from the Man. waterfront to central points. But the ferry is the most expensive form of public transportation too - something like $7 each way. There's a little mall near the hotel with shops and places to eat. It's also about a 20-min. walk or quick taxi or light rail ride to Hoboken where there are lots of restaurants and shops. Once you're in Hoboken you can take the PATH train to Manhattan for a couple bucks.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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How much do you want to spend? If money is no object stay in Hoboken at The W. Tons of bars, restaurants,easiest access into Manhattan plus amazing views from your room and the waterfront is at your doorstep. It will take you 15 minutes to get into Manhattan and you can take the Ferry, Bus or Subway(PATH). 2 of those 3 options run all night.

The Sheraton Suites in Weehawken is another great option. Amazing views, not much around the hotel other than Chart House Restaurant and Houlihans. but easy access to bus and ferry to NYC.you can also take a quick cab to Hoboken from there.

If you want to go on the cheap I would recommend the East Rutherford Area( This is right by Giants Stadium). Most rooms will be in the $100-$160/nt range and you can hop a bus to Manhattan and be there in 25 minutes. There is not much to do in right around the hotels but you can take a cab to dowtown Rutherford and there are amazing restaurants.

If you have other more specific questions please post some more information.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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If you are visiting NYC only, then check expedia or hotels.com for an inexpensive hotel in Manhattan - just read the reviews (check tripadvisor.com also for reviews) to make sure it's decent and you'll be better off. Staying in NJ, for a tourist, isn't such a great option because getting in and out of the city has gotten more expensive and the traffic can really delay you and cut into your vacation time.

If you stay in NJ the best option (as the others mentioned) is the Sheraton in Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken. The ferry is right there, it's about $7 each way, but keep in mind the last one back is around midnight. From that hotel you can walk to the ferry - one terminal is right there, the other one is a good 15-minute walk away (there may be a free shuttle you can take).

If you want to stay in NJ because you are on a budget and/or because you want to see NJ also, then check out the Meadowlands area and the Harmon Meadows complex in Secaucus. Both have various levels of hotels, from nicer Sheratons and Hiltons to less expensive hotels like the Hyatt Place, Hampton Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, etc. From these, though, you need to check the NJ Transit bus schedules and not miss your bus back from the city - also bear in mind that your trips in and out can be as much as an hour or more if traffic is very bad (if not then it's only about 15-20 minutes).
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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If you're looking for a budget option (100-200/night) look at the hotels in Jersey City in the Pavonia/Newport area. There's a Double Tree, a Courtyard, and I think a Westin (bit pricier). The W in Hoboken is a nice option too. Both of these are close to PATH trains to the city that are very cheap and quick.

The Sheraton is kinda far from stuff, but it's pretty and the ferry right is nice but it runs on an odd schedule catering to business commuters really (UBS is right there).

East Rutherford isn't bad, but I think you'd enjoy the Jersey City hotels better for probably about the same price.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: NYC & NJ
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What's your budget?
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Jersey City , Hoboken and Weehawken all have Hotels on the Transit Network that feeds into NYC. Secaucus , East Rutherford , and are alittle off and take more time to get into the city.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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Is there a specific reason you want to stay in NJ? Seeing as you don't know either place, I find this a little confusing.

If you plan on spending most of your time in NYC, then staying in NJ would be - in my opinion - a mistake. The time you will spend commuting back and forth from hotel to the city would be considerable - especially if you don't want to stay in the city the entire day (from morning plans to dinner to evening entertainment) without being able to go back to the hotel and relax, shower, change, etc.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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You probably want to stay somewhere near a PATH stop. Check out Hoboken and Jersey City.
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Is there a specific reason you want to stay in NJ? Seeing as you don't know either place, I find this a little confusing.

If you plan on spending most of your time in NYC, then staying in NJ would be - in my opinion - a mistake. The time you will spend commuting back and forth from hotel to the city would be considerable - especially if you don't want to stay in the city the entire day (from morning plans to dinner to evening entertainment) without being able to go back to the hotel and relax, shower, change, etc.
Its cheaper in Jersey , and its less noisy....
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