The Best Hotels with Suites to Book in New Jersey

Stay at Hyatt House Jersey City for a clear view of Manhattan
Stay at Hyatt House Jersey City for a clear view of Manhattan | Courtesy of Hyatt House Jersey City / Expedia
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24 November 2021
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New Jersey is in prime position between New York City and Philadelphia – not to mention the glittering shoreline that positively buzzes during summer months – making it a great place to enjoy some extra space and amenities on your travels. Whether it’s a fun-filled holiday or an extended business trip, these places to stay certainly fit the bill. To start planning your trip to the Garden State, here are the best hotels with suites in New Jersey – bookable on Culture Trip.

Bungalow Hotel, for laid-back rooms with access to a private beach club

A brightly lit white bedroom with colorful highlights at Bungalow Hotel NJ
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The minimalist-chic decor at this beach hotel in Long Branch will transport you to faraway lands, as it flies flags from places including Jamaica and Suriname. All rooms include fireplaces and kitchenettes but the suites offer even more space – up to two bedrooms – with the possibility of balconies with ocean views and soaking tubs. Check out the art-filled common spaces – including a cocktail lounge on weekends – or walk to upscale restaurants in the area. Guests also have access to a private beach club with sun loungers, an outdoor pool and a fitness center at the nearby Wave Resort.

The Kenilworth, for traditional decor and a restaurant serving New American fare

A room with two large beds, a desk and a TV cabinet at The Kenilworth
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Charming hotels near Newark Airport can be hard to find, but this renovated property in Kenilworth rises to the occasion. Suites are decorated with elegant furnishings and come with seating areas, mini-fridges, microwaves and Keurig coffee makers. Take care of some work in the contemporary lobby with snacks and beverages for sale. The all-day restaurant serves upscale American fare – such as burgers and shrimp skewers in a contemporary space with TVs for catching a game – or take a short walk to nearby restaurants and breweries. Other perks include free parking and a free airport shuttle.

Dharma Home Suites JC at Paulus Hook, for self-service apartments with Manhattan views

A spacious dining area with city views at Dharma Home Suites
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For extended stays, this tower offers modern apartments with Manhattan views thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Get cooking in your kitchen with hardwood floors and granite counters. In-house amenities include a swimming pool, sun terrace and fitness center. If that’s not enough, there’s a grocery store on the bottom floor and a concierge service that can recommend restaurants near the hotel. When it’s time to head across the river, it’s a quick walk to Exchange Place PATH station – there’s also a ferry at Paulus Hook for a more scenic journey.

Wave Resort, for upscale rooms and dining options on the beach

A suite at the Wave Resort with a large bed, gray couch, floorboards and floor-to-ceiling windows with an ocean view
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As the sister property to the Bungalow Hotel, this sleek hotel provides another option in Long Branch across the street from the sand with a private beach club for guests. Chic suites have seating areas, floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies – be sure to request an ocean view – along with Nespresso machines and minibars. Choose between five dining options that include an espresso bar, a taco eatery and a restaurant serving dry-aged ribeyes and local mussels with harissa aioli – best washed down with a Mediterranean sazerac. There’s a spa, fitness center and a playroom for kids – but the hardest decision you’ll have to make is whether to hang out at the beach or snag a seat at the raised outdoor pool facing the ocean.

Hyatt House Jersey City, for sleek business travelers who want kitchens and views

A large communal balcony at Hyatt House Jersey City at night, with a view of the Manhattan skyline
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Extended stays are a cinch at this sophisticated property run by Hyatt, making this one of the best hotels with kitchens in New Jersey. Units have contemporary decor and plush signature Hyatt Grand Beds – along with dedicated workspaces, living rooms with sofa beds and kitchens with stainless steel appliances. You can walk to many eateries and bars in the neighborhood or head to the terrace for stellar views of Manhattan where you can order craft cocktails next to the fire pit. In the morning, free breakfast items are served. There’s also a market selling essentials, while nearby is a train station for a fast service to NYC.

Watt Hotel Rahway, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, for modern rooms and an industrial-chic bar

A large communal balcony with comfy chairs and a wide open, wooded view at Watt Hotel Rahway
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You can walk to Rahway train station, for easy access to NYC, from this renovated Hilton hotel – finished with luxury linens, Keurig coffee makers and CO Bigelow toiletries. Modern suites include the exclusive Edison Suite with an expansive living and dining room, large windows and plenty of space to complete your work in peace. Head downstairs for stylish common spaces with Edison light bulbs. A bar and restaurant serve specialty martinis and old fashioneds in a brick-walled space that stays cozy with a fireplace – there’s also a seasonal rooftop with views.

Asbury Ocean Club, for beachgoers who want to impress

An ocean-view bar at Asbury Ocean Club
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This design-forward hotel is a stunner in Asbury Park, with a range of rooms from lofts with high ceilings to suites with kitchenettes. Whichever you pick, the elegant rattan furnishings and textiles are complemented with amenities including Bluetooth speakers and minibars, as well as an abundance of natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows – many that connect to private terraces overlooking the ocean. Common spaces are a standout with indoor and outdoor spaces, floating ponds and a swimming pool overlooking the ocean next to a bar and restaurant. Here, you can order light bites, cocktails and fresh juices – and keep an eye out for the granita cart as it makes its rounds. There’s also a spa, fitness center and group classes that offer yoga, pilates and meditation – along with group runs along the shore.

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel, for reliable suites near trains and ferries

A suite with two beds, a blue couch and patterned carpet at Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
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For easy access to – and views of – Manhattan, this affordable business option is close to trains and ferries that get you quickly across the Hudson River. Signature Sheraton beds and amenities are on offer in all rooms, while suites offer separate living areas with pull-out sofas. The Executive Suite is the best of the bunch with enviable views of the Big Apple, along with a dining table, mini-fridge and microwave. There’s an indoor pool and fitness center, as well as a casual Texas-themed eatery for dinner and drinks – with more options in the near vicinity that appeal to business expense accounts.

Courtyard by Marriott Deptford, for contemporary rooms, healthy fare and free parking

A room with muted color scheme and a floor-to-ceiling window at Courtyard by Marriott Deptford
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If traveling on the western side of New Jersey, this Courtyard property is a convenient option for those coming to and from Philadelphia – about a 30-minute drive away. The serene color scheme and modern furnishings make it a great homebase with free parking. Spacious suites are equipped with mini-fridges and microwaves, while King Suites provide separate living and sleeping areas, as well as sofa beds. In the lobby, a bistro offers healthy options like avocado toast and Starbucks coffee in the morning and Mediterranean grain bowls with chicken later in the day. Hang out in the lobby with flexible work spaces or enjoy a beverage on the outdoor patio, which has a firepit.

Hotel LBI, for chic beach decor that suits both families and romantics

An indoor pool with a retracting glass roof, and loungers in the paddling area, at Hotel LBI
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The coastal chic decor makes this all-suites property a standout in Long Beach Island – a short walk to a seemingly endless stretch of sand. Suites have hardwood floors and kitchenettes, including large options that are great for families, with several bunk beds. Couples can choose the one-bedroom options with dual-sided fireplaces separating the living room and bedroom. A restaurant that’s popular with locals can accommodate dietary restrictions with vegetarian pizzas and seafood. During warmer months, there are loan bikes and a rooftop pool serving champagne and cocktails, including a specialty lemonade with Buffalo Trace bourbon. You can count on the light-filled indoor pool and fitness center in any season.

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