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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Jersey City vs NYC

We are going to New York City this Friday. We are thinking of staying in Jersey City but not really sure how to get to the city. Anyone out there that could offer any help?
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Look for PATH train stops near where you are staying. These trains will get you to downtown and midtown Manhattan.
http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps-schedules.html
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 12:37 PM
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Thanks Ellenem
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Do you have hotel reservations already? Next Sunday is the NYC marathon which brings many thousands of extra visitors to the city. Hotel rates go up for several days surrounding the event. If you are in the city on Sunday, be prepared for extra crowds and closed off streets
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Jersey City can definitely save money, and several of the hotels over there are very nice. The Path train is the way to go. The Hyatt is directly across the street from the Exchange Place station on the line which runs to the WTC subway station (direct, no stops or train changes. The Marriott Courtyard is next to the Newport station, and there is a newer W in Jersey City that I think is near the Newport Station.

The main problem with staying in Jersey City is that it can take a fairly long time to get over to Manhattan. The Hyatt is quicker since it's only one station away. But if you plan on being out late at night it can take a fairly long time to get back to your hotel.
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 03:26 PM
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If at all possible stay in the city instead of Jersey, the only benefit of which is lower prices.

Staying in the city puts you much closer to the major sights, gives you many more choices for dining and evening entertainment - and you don;t have to worry about missing the last train back to the hotel.

If you tell us your circumstances (how many and who "we" are) and your budget people can make suggestions for alternates to Jersey City.
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Old Oct 30th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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Not all the hotels in Jersey City are near a PATH station. Here's a PATH map http://www.panynj.gov/path/maps.html Make sure whatever hotel you pick is near a PATH station and know which station it is. Long Island City in Queens is another option for hotel prices that are cheaper than Manhattan and there, the best hotels are near a subway station which is part of the NYC subway system so less expensive and runs 24/7.
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Jersey City is cheaper but it is also busted and you gotta travel farther to go to NYC.You are better off staying in Manhattan at a cheaper hotel or stay in Brooklyn.Travelling that far is not a good idea.And the path trains I believe stop running after a certain time.My advice is to stay in the thoroughest borough.(BK)
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