There are three hotels far outside of New York City off I-80 and I-87. These hotels are close to the NJ Transit stations of Mt. Arlington and Ramsey / Route 17. A ride into Manhattan’s Penn Station will take between an hour to an hour and a half. A one way fare will cost between $11 and $13. There is one transfer necessary. The perks to staying this far from NYC in NJ are that the hotel rates will be affordable and you can avoid any NYC traffic. The downside is that the train schedule isn’t as flexible. Trains from the Mt. Arlington station don’t operate on weekends. While the train schedule is limited its doable to board the train in the morning and arrive back at the hotel in the late evening. This might work for quick business trips into NYC, or tourist who are passing by the greater New York City area headed north or south who may not want to drive too far out of the way. As for the three hotels. The Best Western of I-87 has an average rate just above $100 per night. This isn’t a hotel that will impress a loved one, but will be suitable for a place to sleep and grab breakfast in the morning. As for hotels off I-80 at the Mt. Arlington station the Holiday Inn Express is often the most affordable when compared to the Courtyard. Keep in mind weekend trains do not run to the Mt. Arlington station. All in all, most travelers will probably be better off staying close to the city in Newark, or hotels in NJ across the Hudson from NYC. Regardless, these hotels offer up some affordable options for those uncomfortable with city traffic.

Best Western – Hotel Off I-87 With Train to NYC, Ramsey 17 Station

Best Western - Hotel Off I-87 With Train to NYC
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  • NJ Transit Access – 1 Block (Not Walkable)
  • Average Weekday Rate – $110
  • Average Weekend Rate – $101
  • Internet – Free wireless in all rooms
  • Parking – Free parking
  • Breakfast – Free buffet cold and hot items
  • Restaurants in Hotel – Biggies Clam Bar (Seafood)
  • Gym – Complimentary passes to The Edge Fitness Center
  • Pool – No pool
  • Shuttle to Airport – No shuttle
  • Smoking Status – Smoking rooms available
  • Pets – Pets allowed for daily fee of $20. Dogs only. Maximum of 2 pets per room.
  • Room Types – Suite rooms available with living space, and standard 1 king or 2 queens (or 2 doubles)

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Holiday Inn Express – NJ Hotel Off I-80 With Train to NYC

Holiday Inn Express - NJ Hotel Off I-80 With Train to NYC
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  • NJ Transit Access – 1 Block
  • Average Weekday Rate – $107
  • Average Weekend Rate – $85
  • Internet – Free wireless in all rooms
  • Parking – Free parking
  • Breakfast – Free buffet cold and hot items
  • Restaurants in Hotel – No restaurant
  • Gym – Small, and cardio machines only
  • Pool – Indoor hot tub; no pool
  • Shuttle to Airport – No shuttle
  • Smoking Status – Smoking rooms available
  • Pets – No pets allowed
  • Room Types – Suite rooms with kitchenette, 1 king, or 2 doubles (2 queen)

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Courtyard – Hotel Off I-80 in NJ with Train to NYC

Courtyard - Hotel Off I-80 in NJ with Train to NYC
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  • NJ Transit Train Access – 1 Block
  • Average Weekday Rate – $159
  • Average Weekend Rate – $103
  • Internet – Free wireless in all rooms
  • Parking – Free parking
  • Breakfast – Breakfast available for fee of $9.95
  • Restaurants in Hotel – The Bistro (American cuisine)
  • Gym – Cardio machines and free weights
  • Pool – Indoor with hot tub
  • Shuttle to Airport – No shuttle
  • Smoking Status – Non-smoking property wide.
  • Pets – No pets allowed
  • Room Types – Suite rooms available with living space, and standard 1 king or 2 queens (or 2 doubles)