New York & New Jersey Hotels

by Alison Merfeld

New York City and New Jersey are connected by the Holland Tunnel, which leads into Lower Manhattan. The two areas are known for different attractions; New York City has Times Square and Central Park, while popular New Jersey destinations include the Jersey Shore and Atlantic City. Travelers looking for budget hotels like the Days Inn or all-suite hotels like the Embassy Suites will find them in both New York City and various locations in New Jersey.


The 26-story Doubletree Hotel New York City-Chelsea is a nine-minute-walk from the Empire State Building and a six-minute walk from Madison Square Garden. Offering views of downtown New York City, guestrooms provide private balconies, Internet access, down pillows and mini-refrigerators; smoking and nonsmoking rooms are available. Pets 35 lb. or less may stay in rooms for a fee. Valet parking, a business center and an on-site fitness room add to the amenities. A five-minute-drive from New York City, the Doubletree Hotel Jersey City is located in the northeastern area of New Jersey along the Hudson River just across from New York. Accommodations consist of suite rooms with separate living rooms, kitchenettes, Internet access and views of the New York skyline. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center, an on-site restaurant that prepares American dishes and meeting rooms. With its close proximity to the city, the hotel is only a mile from Wall Street and three miles from Radio City Music Hall.

Comfort Inn

The white stone facade of the smoke-free Comfort Inn Theater District in Manhattan provides a contrast with the surrounding brownstones. The 70 guestrooms offer free Internet access and satellite TV. The hotel provides business services such as copy and fax machines, complimentary breakfast and valet dry cleaning services. The hotel is less than one mile from New York University. Nearby attractions, less than a half-mile away, include Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The two-story Comfort Inn Middletown-Red Bank is a short drive from the beaches on the Jersey Shore. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by vegetation, is open from May through September. Additional amenities include a cocktail lounge, a game room with video games and a complimentary breakfast. The 81 pet-friendly rooms have private balconies, complimentary Internet access and kitchenettes. The hotel is connected to an Outback Steakhouse and within walking distance to the local Villa Pizza restaurant.

Hyatt Hotels

The Grand Hyatt New York is across the street from Grand Central Station and less than one mile from Radio City Music Hall. This luxury hotel has marble fountains, marble columns and arched ceilings with different styles of chandeliers throughout. The contemporary guestrooms in purple and brown provide air purification systems, hypo-allergenic mattresses and iPod docks. The New York Times is delivered weekly to designated rooms. Four restaurants are located on the property; the New York Central restaurant has a grand staircase leading to a dining room with an oversize chandelier and an extensive wine list. Minutes from Princeton University, the Hyatt Regency Princeton offers a spacious dining room, meeting facilities and an indoor swimming pool with a glass ceiling. The 347 rooms provide Internet access, iPod docks and suede chairs in the sitting areas. The hotel's on-site comedy club, Catch a Rising Star, offers comedy shows throughout the year. To make your stay easier, this Hyatt provides a complimentary shuttle to locations within five miles.

Days Inn

If you're traveling on a budget but still wanting to experience the feel of city life, the Days Inn New York City is one mile from the Jewish Museum and Central Park. The hotel provides guestrooms with free Internet access, complimentary newspapers and mini-refrigerators. An exercise room, complimentary breakfast, dry cleaning and a business center are additional services provided by the hotel. Located directly on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, the Days Inn Atlantic City offers guestrooms with views of the Boardwalk and casinos, mini-refrigerators and free newspapers. Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel is within walking distance to Ripley's Believe It or Not and outlet shopping at The Walk. These attractions are approximately a 10-minute-walk from the hotel.

About the Author

Alison Merfeld has been a freelance writer since 2008. Her published articles can be found on various websites, covering golf, the outdoors and other topics. She is currently working on her first fiction novel. Merfeld earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Iowa.