The Best Hotels to Book in Jersey City, New Jersey

Get a flavor of Jersey City with a view of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty
Get a flavor of Jersey City with a view of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty | Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Jersey City / Expedia
Sarah Warwick

Jersey City is the tourism equivalent of Solange Knowles: She’s got looks, talent and charm, but proximity to Beyonce can put her in the shade. But with limelight-stealing Manhattan a seven-minute train ride away, ‘Chilltown’ offers a cheaper night’s stay within easy reach of the beehive. Made recognizable in its own right by Liberty State Park, with its views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and its clutch of must-see-and-be-seen rooftop bars, Jersey City is well worth squeezing into your lineup. Book one of these Jersey City hotels with Culture Trip to get the best out of both sides of the Hudson.

1. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Jersey City, for the transport links

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Bedroom view of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Jersey City
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Located well for both exploring Jersey City and crossing the Hudson, this riverside hotel is less than a ten-minute walk from Liberty State Park and Science Center, where you’ll find an IMAX theater and views across to Lady Liberty. PATH trains, light rail and ferries can all be found within five blocks, putting the big city lights right within reach.

2. Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, to sail away into the skyline

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River view of the outside of the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
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With its own private dock and a ‘nautical concierge’ to advise on all your boating needs, this waterfront hotel is the lap of luxury – but you don’t have to sail to enjoy the views of the Manhattan skyline from every room and dining space. If you’re tired of playing captain, the ferry over to the big city is a short walk away. An indoor heated pool and 24-hour gym complete the pamper-rich package.

3. The Westin Jersey City Newport, for shopping on your doorstep

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Inside view of the Westin Jersey City Newport with a large staircase and lounge area
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Another waterside gem, this monolithic hotel, has been awarded an AAA Four Diamond rating for its refined service and amenities – the indoor swimming pool, in particular, is worth mentioning for its wraparound windows and harbor views. The hotel’s location in the Newport Centre ensures easy access to the mall’s shops and restaurants, while PATH trains into New York are just steps away.

4. Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District, for creatives


A leather couch with red pillows and various other seats in a light-filled lounge area inside the Hilton Jersey City Arts District
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Tucked amid the vibrant warehouses of the Powerhouse Arts District, this is the ideal jump-off point for exploring the city’s creative side. It’s also just two blocks from Grove Street, where you’ll find more than 50 restaurants and a PATH station for trains into Manhattan. Although the fitness center is open around the clock, we recommend grabbing one of the complimentary bicycles and taking the leisurely 2mi (3.2km) ride to Liberty Park to get in your daily exercise. Treat yourself to a gin cocktail at the onsite bar and bistro when you return.

5. Courtyard Jersey City Newport, for exploring with your pooch


Tv and sofas inside the lobby of the Courtyard Jersey City Newport
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Another hotel conveniently situated in the Newport Centre, Courtyard boasts shopping, dining and transport to New York right outside the door, making it an excellent base for exploring. Its pet-friendly policy means you can even bring your pooch along with you. Once you’re all shopped out, relax in the spa-like, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool tub or grab a Starbucks coffee from the onsite bistro.

6. Hyatt House Jersey City, for rooftop bar cityscapes

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Rooftop bar and city skyline views from the Hyatt House Jersey City
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Just 1mi (1.6km) north of Liberty State Park and a ten-minute walk from Grove Street’s many restaurants and bars, this hotel is ideally located for experiencing New Jersey City. It’s also a short hop from Paulus Hook Pier, where you can grab a ferry directly to Battery Park and TriBeCa. After a hard day of sightseeing, return to the undisputed highlight of any stay here: the double-decker rooftop bar, with a retractable glass roof, extensive cocktail list and movie-worthy skyline views.

7. Residence Inn by Marriott Jersey City, for proximity to pizza


Fireplace and lounge chairs in the Residence Inn by Marriott Jersey City
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This modern urban bolthole is just a block from Grove Street Station and a short walk from the waterfront for transport and dining options – Razza, home to “New York’s Best Pizza,” according to The New York Times, is 0.2mi (0.3km) away. Dig in, then work it off in the 24/7 gym. If you’re all sliced out, order groceries through the concierge and cook a healthy meal in your suite’s kitchen instead.

8. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jersey City North - Hoboken, an IHG Hotel, for a budget stay

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Outside view of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jersey City North - Hoboken
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Are you looking for a budget hotel in Jersey City? It doesn’t get much better than this. Located on I95 and near Newark Airport, this Holiday Inn is easily reachable whether you’re flying or driving. The free breakfast, complimentary coffee in the lobby and well-equipped gym will help you save a few extra bucks, while the neat and comfortable rooms can be described as “budget plus.”

9. The Holland Hotel, for homey comforts


Outside view of the The Holland Hotel with city view
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It’s the little comforts which elevate this place above your generic inn, like the complimentary newspapers, parking and 24-hour tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the lobby. Mini fridges and microwaves in the rooms mean you can whip up a late-night hot bite before flicking through the channels from the comfort of your king-size bed. Located just steps away from the Holland Tunnel and a few minutes from Newark Airport, this hotel is a good choice if you’re flying in or plan to spend time in New York City.

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