Recommended Hotel: Doubletree
Why: Best Value, On-Site Restaurants, Indoor Pool
In the Fort Lee area, the only hotel is the DoubleTree. It’s a good value at an average nightly cost of $142. With free parking, wireless internet in all rooms, and three on-site restaurant options, the DoubleTree is a popular choice that guests return to again and again, according to hundreds of online reviews. As for the shuttle services, unlike other options in North Bergen the shuttle at Doubletree is run by the Doubletree. A ride into Midtown Manhattan will cost $20 round trip and depending on traffic expect to spend between 15 to 30 minutes riding on the shuttle. According to the Doubletree’s website guests can be dropped off anywhere between 54th and 6th. Pickup for the return ride is the at the Hilton Club in New York on 54th street. This location is three blocks shy of Central Park and 10 block north of Time Square. If a shuttle service appeals to you the Doubletree is the best bet, and the hotel along with the area will be more appealing to guests than the options in North Bergen.
About Fort Lee
Who is Best for this Location?
Those who want to stay in a suburban setting and not deal with any form of public transit to get access to NYC by using the hotel shuttle service which picks guests up in the hotel lobby.
Neighborhood Vibe: Fort Lee is just across the George Washington Bridge from New York. It’s easily accessible from I-95 and has some beautiful waterfront areas on the Hudson River.
Getting Around: The hotels in the area all offer shuttle service into NYC. If you do not wish to take the shuttle or you want to see more of New Jersey, driving or the bus are your best options.
What to Eat: There are all kinds of fantastic restaurants in Fort Lee. T-Swirl serves sweet and savory Japanese crepes, so you could go for a meal or dessert. Another good Japanese food option is Menya Sandaime for Ramen, try any of the soups for a comforting treat. Soup Dumpling Plus makes the best pork dumplings in the area. If you don’t feel like Asian food, then Loui Loui might be right up your alley, they specialize in Creole dishes.
Things to Do: Because Fort Lee is so close to New York City, most visitors take advantage of all the NYC has to offer. Fort Lee is just a few minutes from Harlem and from there you can get anywhere in Manhattan. If you want to stay in Fort Lee, Shakespeare in the Park is a popular activity in the summer and the Fort Lee Historic Park is a great spot to learn about the Revolutionary War. Yankee Stadium is only five miles away so it’s easy to see a Yankees game during baseball season.
Book #1 Fort Lee Hotel – Doubletree
|Weekday Avg. Rate $141|
|Weekend Avg. Rate $145|
|Transit System||Hotel Van Service|
|Blocks to Station||Van|
|Breakfast||Available at hotel restaurant; not included with booking|
|Airport Shuttle||No shuttle|
|Area Shuttle||No shuttle|
|Restaurant||Cafe Milano (Italian and Continental), SUGI (Japanese), The Atrium Lounge|
|Gym||Cardio machines and free weights|
|Pool||Indoor with hot tub|
|Smoking Rooms||Non-smoking property wide.|
|Room Type||Suite rooms available with living space, and standard 1 king or 2 queens (or 2 doubles)|
|Pets||Service animals allowed|