You’re here for New York, so why do you care about the best Hoboken hotels? Because a quick trip across the river means slashed prices and double the space. Even more appealing, the views of the New York skyline are out of this world, and Hoboken, NJ area hotels have views spanning from the Freedom Tower to Harlem. Easy access into Manhattan means late nights are never deterred. Plus, Hoboken restaurants, bars, lounges and hotels are chic enough so you can stay and chill with that same New York style, minus the New York price tag.
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Best hotels in Hoboken
The hippest place to stay west of the Hudson River, the W brings the nightlife vibe of the Meatpacking District right across the river to Hoboken’s only hotel. The W is its own entertainment zone: once you enter, you never really have to leave. Downstairs you’ll find a Bliss Spa and living-room lounge area, boasting those sexy New York City views. The party really gets going upstairs, with the onsite Halifax restaurant and pulsing LuLu's club. Tip: If you’re a light sleeper ask for a room on the opposite end of the building. Rooms offer a contemporary vibe with sleek furnishings ---book Spectacular level and up to see the cityscape. Once you leave the hotel, a strip of restaurants and bars beckon along River Street, but the PATH train to New York is three blocks south, and it’s just a 7-minute ride to Christopher Street in the West Village.
It’s only a matter of time before some branding expert calls Weehawken, “Hoboken North,” since Lincoln Harbor is just half-a-mile from the northern edge of Hoboken. Staying here give you access to the slew of restaurants and bars in “uptown” Hoboken. The upscale chain property has views for days from its prime location on the bend of the river. If you’re feeling especially flush, corner “panoramic” rooms have spectacular panoramas up and down the waterway. All rooms are considered junior suites, with modern furniture and sitting areas with pullout couches. With the smallest rooms measuring at 385 square feet, this is a good choice for families. Other perks include a heated pool and large fitness center, plus a restaurant that offers a kid’s menu. If your plans call for Manhattan, the ferry across the Hudson River is right outside the door.
If you gazed across the Hudson from the Upper West Side, you’d see this gleaming new property that opened in summer 2016. Top amenities include a pool with views of the skyline, and rooms designed just as slick and cool as any downtown Manhattan boutique offering. But realistically, you’re here for NYC access, so jump on the shuttle that is a quick three-minute ride to the Weehawken Ferry to Midtown.
Staying in a chain hotel might not have been your plans for your big New York City weekend, but an attractive price tag and a slew of amenities might have you changing your tune. For prices hovering just above $100, you’ll get free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free breakfast – try doing any of that across the river in Manhattan. All that, and a view of NYC? The hotel is just 2.5 miles south of the George Washington Bridge and a bus stop is a two-minute walk away. If it’s not rush hour, you find yourself in Midtown in less than 10 minutes (although it’s a stretch to call this “near Central Park” as the property’s web site does). Rooms are what you’d expect: boxy and nondescript, but clean and with plenty of elbow space.