Recommended Hotel: Candlewood Suites
Why: Best Rates, Spacious Suites, Friendly Staff

The hotels closest to the Exchange Place PATH station are the Candlewood Suites and Hyatt Regency. These are both nice hotels, but the Candlewood Suites is usually around $135 less per night than the Hyatt Regency. Across hundreds of online reviews, both hotels get consistent praise for friendly staff and spacious rooms. Guests at the Candlewood Suites find that the suites are a good value as they have kitchens that are fully equipped for cooking meals in the room. Both hotels offer free wireless internet in all rooms and have parking and breakfast for an extra fee. We recommend the Candlewood Suites because it’s a far better value than the Hyatt Regency.

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About Jersey City


Who is Best for this Location?

People who are particularly interested in sights in Lower Manhattan like this area because it is close to the city, but cheaper than staying in Manhattan.

nieghborhood_vibe_48Neighborhood Vibe: Jersey City is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas for people who work in Manhattan but want or need to live outside the city. The heavy commuter traffic means that many of the best things to do in Jersey City are centered around the PATH stations. The Exchange Place PATH station is on the Hudson River where there’s a waterfront walkway and a park, restaurants and museums are just a few blocks away.

getting_around_48Getting Around: From most areas of Jersey City, you can be in Manhattan in under 20 minutes via the PATH. From Exchange Place to the World Trade Center, it takes just six minutes. From the World Trade Center, it’s easy to connect to the Subway to reach other areas of New York City.

what_to_east_48What to Eat: Historic downtown Jersey City has some fun eateries like Cafe Batata for Brazilian brunch fare and Pasta dal Cuore for Italian food. If you’re looking for something to go, food trucks often set up shop near the many PATH stations, Mordi’s Schnitzel Truck is particularly popular. Beer-loving history buffs enjoy visiting the Light Horse Tavern, which opened in the 1850s.

things_to_do_48Things to Do: Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty sit between Jersey City and Manhattan and are the top attractions; cruises to these sights depart from Liberty State Park. Kids (and kids at heart) enjoy the Liberty Science Center.


Book #1 Exchange Place, Jersey City Hotel – Candlewood Suites


Weekday Avg. Rate $172
Weekend Avg. Rate $158


Transit SystemPATH
Closest StationExchange Place
Blocks to Station 2
Manhattan DestinationWorld Trade Center
Commute Time6 mins
ParkingSelf-park only, daily fee of $25
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastAvailable at hotel restaurant; not included with booking
Airport ShuttleNo shuttle
Area ShuttleComplimentary shuttle within 0.5 mile radius
RestaurantNo restaurant
GymCardio machines and free weights
PoolNo pool
Smoking RoomsNon-smoking property wide.
Room TypeSuite rooms with kitchenette, 1 king, or 2 doubles (2 queen)
PetsPets allowed for extra fee of $15/night


Book – Hyatt Regency


Weekday Avg. Rate $306
Weekend Avg. Rate $294




Transit SystemPATH
Closest StationExchange Place
Blocks to Station 1
Manhattan DestinationWorld Trade Center
Commute Time6 mins
ParkingValet only, $38/overnight (with in & out, until 5pm the following day), $25/day (until 11pm)
WifiFree Wifi
BreakfastAvailable at hotel restaurant; not included with booking
Airport ShuttleNo shuttle
Area ShuttleNo shuttle
RestaurantVu Restaurant and Lounge (American)
GymCardio machines, free weights, some weight machines
PoolIndoor
Smoking RoomsNon-smoking property wide.
Room TypeSuite rooms available with living space, and standard 1 king or 2 queens (or 2 doubles)
PetsService animals allowed