Stay across the Hudson at the W Hoboken, and you may have no reason to ever leave the NJ border (hear us out!). This urban oasis has everything: beautiful views, spacious balcony rooms, Bliss Spa, and if you’re traveling with your four-legged pal, he/she will be greeted with a custom bed and turndown treats too! If you do begin your day in the city, this will be a nice escape to peace and quiet, with just a six-minute walk to the Path station (or just Uber it!). It’s a no brainer, if you’re considering staying at their Times Square or Union Square locations… change gears, and come to Hoboken.
As soon as you enter the lobby you can’t help but notice the wall-to-wall magnetizing mural of the NYC Skyline (by British artist, Anne Carrington). It’s actually a giant magnet holding in place thousands of metallic objects including NY subway tokens and ship building nails (reminiscent of the old docklands and waterfront industries of Hoboken). There’s also a lovely floral aroma in the air, making you feel refreshed and ready to leave the subway smells portion of your day behind, kick off your heels, and grab a drink at their Living Room bar. During our stay there was a wedding party (after-party) wrapping up, with a few other business-professionals unwinding.
On your way up, you’ll be wished a Good Evening by the floormat in the elevator – a small detail that the hotel swaps out every morning. Then, have your camera ready for some of the best photos of the city skyline - you can’t get these if you’re in Manhattan. Bliss Spa products galore await you – the shower gel doubles as bubble bath foam, as some rooms have amazing soaking tubs.
If you order room service in the A.M., get the Challah French Toast with almonds and maple whipped cream. It’s delightful and if it’s a sunny day, you can sit on your balcony furniture and pretend you own the place. On that note, you could sign your name on the dotted line, as this 25-story hotel features condominium residences in the $1.1- 6 million range. Just a drop in the bucket!
Time Out tip: There’s a hidden carriage house boutique less than two blocks away, called Maxwell’s 9.13.34. It’s only open Saturdayand Sunday, 12-7pm. The owner, Deb Maxwell, showcases beautiful artisanal pieces – vintage jewelry, gloves, desktop paperie, and more.