Recommended Hotel: Homewood Suites
Why: All Suite Rooms with Kitchenettes, Indoor Pool, Complimentary Breakfast
The Homewood Suites is the only hotel in walking distance of Rutherford station. Luckily, it’s a Hilton property so you can count on this hotel to meet the standards of a typical Hilton brand hotel. All of the rooms are suites with kitchenettes that you can cook full meals in. In addition to a complimentary hot breakfast, there are complimentary evening socials four nights per week with snacks and wine. Guests like that food is so convenient at this hotel. The indoor pool is also a nice bonus as an exercise option or for letting the kids play. Homewood Suites in Rutherford is a great choice for families and business travelers.
Who is Best for this Location?
Rutherford stands out for families for its comfortable suburban surroundings and relatively quick commute into NYC via NJ Transit trains.
Neighborhood Vibe: Rutherford is a thriving city in New Jersey just ten miles outside of Manhattan. It’s an unassuming place that surprises visitors with the number of good restaurants, performing arts events, and sporting events hosted in Rutherford itself, not just in NYC.
Getting Around: It takes half an hour to reach NY Penn Station in Midtown via NJ Transit. From Penn Station, you may transfer to the Subway, the LIRR, or Amtrak. A car is necessary to get around Rutherford itself.
What to Eat: Rutherford is a dry town, so you won’t find a good bar here. But there are plenty of good eateries. Rutherford Pancake House is a good choice for breakfast, try the chocolate chip pancakes or the Irish Benedict. For a quick meal, Boom Boom Chicken does Korean takeout. And if you’re in town for a special occasion, make a reservation at Cafe Matisse.
Things to Do: There’s a thriving arts scene here thanks to Rutherford-native William Carlos Williams. The famed poet spent his life in Rutherford where he also worked as a doctor. Today, the William Carlos Williams Center for the Performing Arts has two performance halls for ballet, concerts, opera, and theater; there are performances year-round. Football fans find it convenient that MetLife Stadium (home of the NY Jets and NY Giants) is just a few miles away.
Book #1 Rutherford Hotel – Homewood Suites
|Weekday Avg. Rate $217|
|Weekend Avg. Rate $164|
|Transit System||NJ Transit (Train)|
|Blocks to Station||5|
|Manhattan Destination||NYC Penn Station|
|Commute Time||33 mins|
|Breakfast||Free buffet cold and hot items|
|Airport Shuttle||No shuttle|
|Area Shuttle||Area shuttle available for $25|
|Restaurant||Complimentary Evening Social (Monday – Thursday)|
|Gym||Cardio machines and free weights|
|Smoking Rooms||Non-smoking property wide.|
|Room Type||Suite rooms with kitchenette, 1 king, or 2 doubles (2 queen)|
|Pets||Service animals allowed|