Ramada Jersey City Hotel
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Sue and Rob arrived at our hotel about 9am. I did try to tell them the directions were.. go down the dodgy alleyway and give Bert the homeless dude his morning coffee on your way past, but that didn't fly. We grabbed the bus from Journal Square (which was held up for quite a while at one stage by what appeared to be a police funeral) to Liberty …
Yankee (Kathy) and I grabbed the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street and walked down 7th Avenue stopping to go into Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Then through to Times Square.
We stopped for a coffee on the way. Well I did. Sorry Tarsh, forgot to drag the sheep outta the bag for a pic but anyway …
Yeah sorry! New York! Still trying to catch up! Peter, Kathy and I grabbed a train into New York and invaded Sue and Rob at their hotel.
We then walked the streets for a bit and then got onto another train to the Baseball (Citifield).
New York Mets vrs LA Dodgers.
At one stage they all stood up and starting singing " …
4am – Chuck clothes in bag. Just make the shuttle to LAX as it is pulling away from hotel. Final report time was 6.05am and it was all self-service. Machine kept rejecting my passport. The people giving out the baggage stickers were of no help at all.
"Hello, I can't get my ticket'.
“Get your ticket from the machine Ma …
... in front of me and start pulling out items. One of my favourite was the black hairnet which she flung on the counter right next to my wrapped bagel.
Well none the less as you can gather from my endless rant, I am more than thrilled to have left JFK and to be back on my way to San Jose, only one short layover and then on the plane for the last time today. This short stint in the US will remind me why I don't plan on coming back here for quite a while. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Jersey City Hotel
Fine neighborhood, fine hotel
The neighborhood seems safe because people are out late at night, and restaurants and stores are open late. Staying four nights, I found the hotel to be clean, staff unfailingly helpful, room quite adequate. Of course in many cities the price would be outrageous, but for New York it's very reasonable. The continental breakfast is pretty good, including cereal and hardboiled eggs, though the coffee is terrible. (For good coffee go to Twin Donuts, near the PATH station.) My only real gripes: The breakfast room and the exercise room aren't effectively air-conditioned.
My family and I stayed at the Ramada Limited on June 30 through July 3/05. We needed a hotel that was close to NYC but not NYC prices. This hotel was great! The rooms were very clean and big. The continental breakfast was good with a lot of variety. I would say that the best feature of this hotel is that it is very close to the PATH station which takes you directly into NYC. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.
If you approach a stay at this hotel with your eyes wide open, and know what to expect, you will have a great trip. First and formost, this is a 2* property so don't expect anything more. The hotel itself is a converted apartment building built in the 1920's. It's located in a semi-residential area of other apartment buildings and multi-family housing. I probably wouldn't live there, the immediate area is a bit run down. The main street, John F Kennedy Boulevard is a block away and although there is no GAP or Starbucks, it is busy during the day with shoppers. The best features of this hotel include the free shuttle from Newark Airport, free High Speed internet, a free continental breakfast with great coffee, and its only two blocks from the Journal Square PATH station and $3.00 roundtrip that takes you to either lower Manhattan or as far as Hearld Square @ 33rd street. My room was spacious and when I reported a mal-functioning air conditioner, I was moved to a different room that was fine. Every employee was great to work with and that was probably the best of all features. Finally, there is a little surprise in the form of a roof deck, take the elevator to the 5th floor and walk up to the roof and enjoy morning coffee or watch the sun go down. Yes, there are no restaurants around, so plan on dining elsewhere or settle for take out Chinese or Pizza. By the way, there is a little island, just east of this hotel that has limitless world class dining options....its called Manhattan!!
Easy access to NY
Ok hotel near NYC. We were going to stay here two nights, but the second night the power went out at the hotel and with out air conditioning they move us to another hotel at around midnight because it was just to hot and humid to stay there. Our room was very large with two rooms, king bed in one and double bed in the other room. Breakfast was good. Staff was very friendly and helpfull. My only complaint was that the air conditioner in our room the first night wasn't working very well, would go on and off all night. Would consider staying here agian if I knew for sure the air conditioner worked.
Ideal choice for people who want to save money by not staying in NYC directly, my double room was big (two complete bedrooms), kitchenette with micro, fridge and coffee machine. Laundry facilities, gym, roof garden, supermarket nearby, fantastic breakfast buffet, friendly staff, clean and inviting hotel. Traveling to NYC by PATH is very easy and quick. I would stay there again anytime!!!
Very good Place
I'm going in this hotel with a group of 40 people! It's very clean, the breakfast is fantastic and service too!
It's 5 minutes walking to Path train that will connect you in only 20 minutes to Manhattan!!
In the night it's a dangerous area... if you walk is better in group and not only! So, this is the only bad thing! I will come back soon here !!!!!
Ramada limited a nice place
I stayed here for six nights the room was very comfy,a very good breakfast,its only 20 mins away from NYC on the parth train which is 1 block away.the free shuttle bus picks you up from Newark airport,make sure the bus has ramada limited on the side there is another ramada near by which is not as good.Will be staying here again,felt safe walking around too.
great place,nice clean rooms, great staff, your moneys worth! close to nyc transportation.. thanx and i'll stay there again.
I checked into the Ramada Limited mainly because of the proximity to the PATH station and of course its prices. But you get what you pay for. It is in a *dangerous* neighborhood (you don't want to go walking at night, that's for sure), the lighting is all dim and fluorescent, the carpets are so old there are holes in addition to stains, the bathroom is dingy and tiny, there are holes in the walls. No restaurant in the hotel, and the only choice for takeout was Domino's or chinese food. The list goes on. The only plus was free high speed internet access. I checked out the very next day.
My boyfriend and I needed a inexpensive hotel in or near NYC pretty last minute, and I got a good deal on this one on a discount site (I think it was Orbitz). It was located very convienent to public transportation to NYC (2 blocks from Journal Square). The hotel itself looks a bit old from the outside. The lobby is small but very nicely kept. The staff was helpful and courteous. As for the room itself, it was a bit small but for what we paid that was fine. It was very clean. The only thing this hotel really lacks is aesthetics. The rug and curtains in the room were a bit tacky and cheap looking, and the hallways have painted concrete walls and look straight out of an old college dorm. But since we really only needed a clean, comfortable bed to pass out in for a night, I was completely satisfied with the Ramada Inn.