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Where to stay near New York City
« on: March 02, 2018, 07:46:14 PM »
I have decided to spend the fourth of July week in New York City. I am not going to be taking my RV, I will be driving by car and staying in hotels. I have spent very little time in NYC so I am looking for recommendations on where I can stay outside of NYC and be able to hop on a bus, a train or a water taxi to get me into NYC. I will spend the daytime exploring NYC and then return to the motel in the evening. I don't want to be staying in town, outside of town in the southern area like New Jersey since I am coming up from Florida. Where is a good spot to stay that is close to public transportation?
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Re: Where to stay near New York City
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 09:47:31 AM »
Don't know how good it is for hotels, but one of my nephews lives in Red Bank, NJ, and hops over to NYC for a day almost at whim.   Regular commuter train service, I think.    He prefers Philadelphia, though.  ;)
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Re: Where to stay near New York City
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 10:49:52 AM »
When our daughter attended NYU we would stay in Hoboken NJ and use train into penn station from there.  A lot of the commuter stuff transfers there from the NJ lines into NYC. That was in the early 90's so I really cannot say what it is like today.  also stayed in Washington square area, you don't get much for your hotel bucks in NYC (my opinion) but you do what you have to.

Love your photo's BTW.  Have fun in the Big Apple!
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Re: Where to stay near New York City
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 11:05:11 AM »
Look at the hotels on the waterfront of Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken.  They are all new.  IMHO you get your best bang for your buck in the area.  The views of the city at night are spectacular.  There is a park up on the Ridge that has amazing views of the city which I'm sure you will capture well with your camera.  The water taxis are fun.

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Re: Where to stay near New York City
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 12:00:36 PM »
Tom, A couple of years ago we stayed at Liberty Harbor RV Park in Jersey City. from there we walked to the Grove st Path Station (on Columbus Dr). The Path subway has to lines: one goes to the World Trade Center (also near wall St) and the other ends at  about 34th St and Sixth, From there you can either jump on the NYC Subway or walk. We walked for there to Time Square (discount theater tickets) and even to Central park.

Right at the Grove St Path station is a Residence Inn by Marriott (about $160). Near the next stop further west, Journal Square, there is a Ramada (I cannot tell you about the neighbor near Journal Sq).
Also from the Marriott you can walk south the Liberty Harbor and catch the ferry to Wall Street or go a few blocks eat and catch a short ferry to Liberty Park and from there you get the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

You can probably stay cheaper further out and take a train, but the train schedules are limited and I think more expensive than the subway. But you should check parking at the Marriott as it may cost. there is another cheaper hotel (other than the Ramada) near the Journal st Station. There are also hotels in jersey City near the Hudson. There is also a line of the Path that ends in Hoboken. Look up the Path map and check hotels hear the Path stations.

All by years for traveling to NYC I hated the city, but on this trip I really enjoyed the city and going to a few plays. At the Path station you can buy a refillable card that is good on the Path and NYC subways.

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Re: Where to stay near New York City
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 04:09:36 PM »
We have stayed in NJ and taken the train into Penn Station and also gotten deals on Groupon and stayed in Times Square, parked at the train station at Princeton Junction. Cheap parking and cheap train. Takes you right into Penn Station which is about 2 blocks from Times Square.
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