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Old 04-14-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Niflheim
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Are there any particular areas that are bad that I should stay away from when booking a hotel in Secaucus - Meadowlands?

Any info is appreciated.

TIA
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Why Secaucus , its boring and swampy......why not Weehawken or Jersey City...
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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I think if you stick with the major chains you should be fine. The Hyatt Place and Embassy Suites are good if you are travelling with your family. The Sheraton is also decent.
If you stay in Jersey City or Weehawken, you have to pay a lot for parking, it's kind of a pain.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Yes but if you stay in Weehawken or Jersey City you have better access to the city.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Yes but if you stay in Weehawken or Jersey City you have better access to the city.

...and if you park in Weehawken or Jersey City, you will also have a significantly higher chance of having the car stolen.
Personally, I would opt for boring, swampy Secaucus.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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...and if you park in Weehawken or Jersey City, you will also have a significantly higher chance of having the car stolen.
Personally, I would opt for boring, swampy Secaucus.
Thats not true and wouldn't happen in the areas with the Hotels....
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:12 PM
 
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You might want to go a little further down Route 3 to Clifton. There is a LaQuinta, renovated in the past three years.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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No, Secaucus is not a scary place. As someone above said, it's a town built in a swamp. Its criminal heyday was decades ago when the NY mafiosos used to dump bodies there.

You didn't actually mention wanting access to the city, but since it came up, there is a huge train station in Secaucus with a very nice $14.00 parking lot where you can catch a train and be at NY Penn in ten minutes. Providing there are no signal problems, switch problems, or train breakdowns in the tunnel, of course.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Niflheim
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Thanks for all the feedback.
I wanna stay close to the IZOD center so something in the area that will not cost me an arm, a leg and my 1st born.

So if the area is safe for a family w kids that is all I need
I hpe hotel parking will be ok and then we'll spend some time in NYC doing the standard touristy things.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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...and if you park in Weehawken or Jersey City, you will also have a significantly higher chance of having the car stolen.
Personally, I would opt for boring, swampy Secaucus.


LOL, car stolen in Weehawken???? I must be mistaken, maybe I thought I lived in Weehawken and I really don't because where I live people don't go around stealing cars.
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