Recommended Hotel: Ramada Jersey City
Why: Best Rates, Complimentary Breakfast
The hotel closest to the Journal Square PATH station is the Ramada. It’s clean, offers a free breakfast, and there’s a microwave and fridge in each room. At $103 per night, that’s not too bad. WiFi is also complimentary, but there’s no parking available. Over hundreds of online reviews, guests found this hotel adequate for a short stay. Some complained about cleanliness and a lack of hot water in the shower, others complimented the cleanliness of the rooms and said the showers are wonderful. Even though this hotel can be a bit hit or miss in the reviews, we still recommend it to people looking for a cheap place in Jersey City.
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.
Neighborhood 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: 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 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: 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 Journal Square Hotel – Ramada Jersey City
|Weekday Avg. Rate $103|
|Weekend Avg. Rate $104|
|Closest Station||Journal Square|
|Blocks to Station||3|
|Manhattan Destination||World Trade Center|
|Commute Time||14 mins|
|Breakfast||Free buffet cold items|
|Airport Shuttle||Complimentary shuttle to airport|
|Area Shuttle||No shuttle|
|Gym||Small, and cardio machines only|
|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|