Recommended Hotel: Doubletree
Why: Reliable Shuttle, Best Hotel With NYC Shuttle Service
In the Fort Lee area, the only hotel is the DoubleTree. It’s a good value at an average nightly cost of $142. The DoubleTree also offers a shuttle to NYC eight times per day. It departs and returns to the DoubleTree just outside the lobby; the dropoff/pickup point in Midtown Manhattan is the Hilton New York at 6th Avenue and 54th Street. It costs $10 per person each way. With free parking, wireless internet in all rooms, and three on-site restaurant options, the DoubleTree is a popular choice. This is our favorite choice for using a shuttle service into NYC because the NYC pickup point is the lobby of the NYC Hilton rather than at an intersection like other options in North Bergen. This means you can avoid any bad weather while waiting for pickup. Plus Hilton runs the shuttle.
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, which means people passing through just know it for the heavy traffic that comes with being one of the main routes in and out of NYC. But if you stop to look around, you’ll find a diverse neighborhood with loyal residents who like the relatively inexpensive rent and easy access to Manhattan. Nearly forty percent of the residents are Korean and Fort Lee has a large Koreatown that’s a great spot for shopping or grabbing a bite to eat. There’s also a vibrant Russian immigrant community and some history of Greek and Italian immigrants in the area.
Getting Around: The DoubleTree offers shuttle service to Midtown Manhattan daily. If you do not wish to take the shuttle or you want to see more of New Jersey, driving or the New Jersey Transit bus that drops off at the Subway A train are your best options. Unless you are just going into NYC and back to the hotel, the best way to get around is by car.
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|