Super 8 North Bergen
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSuper 8 North Bergen
Pleasant enough hotel with clean, spacious rooms. Breakfasts are not great. Well located on the bus route to Manhattan via the Lincoln tunnel. A much cheaper option than staying in Manhattan.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Super 8 North Bergen
I was pleasantly surprised. The rooms have been redone. The parking lot always had spaced (no extra cost). The room rate was very reasonable and the location convenient.
If you are looking for fancy though, this is not the place for you.
Great hotel at a great price
We spent last weekend visiting New York City, and we stayed at the Super 8 in North Bergen, NJ. We had stayed at another hotel in North Bergen, and it was a horrible experience, so I was a little leary. This experience was great! The rooms were very clean, the staff was very friendly, and the stay was very pleasant! As others have said, the breakfast is limited, but the hotel price is more than reasonable enough to make up for this. They had donuts and bread to make toast each day, and twinkies, and/or mini muffins each day. There was a juice machine and a coffee/hot cocoa machine as well. Each morning they had batter to make your own waffle, and it smelled good, but no one in my group tried one. The North Bergen Park & Ride is a short, EASY trip away, so getting into and out of the city is a breeze from here. We talked to a couple from Ontario, and they say they have stayed at the Super 8 ever since they first tried it, and we will definitely do the same! If you are looking for a clean room at a great price, this hotel is for you.
Great Price Great Stay
We stayed at this hotel for a weekend. #1 it is a great price for a good hotel. the rooms were normal sized the bathroom too and the bathroom was really clean. The staff at the front desk at registration were a little distant but one of the cleaning staff was a little more helpfull. the shuttle that picks you up in front of the hotel takes about 15 minutes to get to the city. drops you off right near times square. The last bus runs at 10:45 but you can catch another bus at 12:45. if you plan to stay later then that make sure you have the number to the NJ taxi cabs cause NY cabs dont like going into NJ. I highly recommend you staying in this hotel its a realy great price for a really good place to stay we luckly stayed in the new building it was quite safe for 2 girls. You had to have a key to get in to the building and to your room which made us feel safe. Highly recommend this hotel.
This hotel was extremely clean! I was nervous at first because of my crawling baby but was greatly suprised. If traveling with young children (or not) I would recommend this hotel. The shuttle ($2) to NY picks you up at the front door of the hotel. But it drops you off at the corner and NOT in front of the hotel. But it is a short downhill walk back to the hotel and is stroller accessable. The only thing that the hotel could improve on is their continental breakfast. It was not much. Just juice/coffee and toast and donuts or snack cakes. But if you are on a budget you can make it work. We felt safe leaving our car there but they would NOT let us leave it there for more than 2 hours after we checked out. We had to go to a park and ride about 1 mile away ($9 for 2 people to park 1 car and ride to and from NY.) The front desk was not very friendly. Not rude just not overly friendly. Also they charge $5 a night for a fridge and $5 for a microwave. Our room did not automatically come with them. And to get the phone turned on it is a $20 deposit that you do get back (minus any long distance calls). The area around the hotel is mostly hispanic and the hotel is confusing to get to/from because it is facing a one way street. IHOP, grocery, coffee, Toys R'Us all close by. Those other North Begen hotels are all close by and don't look much different from the outside. Unless you need something this hotel does not have, staying here is a safe bet. 5 stars because of the price (weekday rates) and cleanliness and free parking. It was worth it to stay in NJ and not in a dump for a higher price, sharing a bath in NY.
A good deal
A good deal for $70. I would stay there again. My expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised by a clean room and bathroom, firm bed, and no smoking smell. I had a room toward the back, away from the highway and so had no significant noise issues. The only problem was the heating which was difficult to control. It was either too hot or too cold through the night. The shuttle was a good deal at $2 each way, considering how much the tunnel ($6) and parking in NYC would cost. The only drawback was that it only runs until 10:30pm and drops off a short block away. They also didn't give me any problems about leaving my car there for the afternoon after I had checked out. The lobby staff was courteous and professional. Breakfast was twinkies, doughnuts, coffee and juice, but they did provide a free USA today as well, which were nice extras I wasn't expecting.
Ok for a Super 8
Room was clean. Breakfast was minimal and consisted of glazed doughnuts, white bread, and juice. There is a Shuttle Bus into Manhattan that stops at front lobby door every 10 minutes. It costs just $2. The hotel ads claim the bus ride is just 10 minutes from Manhattan, but bank on twice as long during rush hour. The bus from Manhattan to hotel is not as convenient (runs every 30 minutes to one hour) and is $2.10. OK place to stay if you don't plan on staying out late as the last bus leaves around 12pm or 1am. This is a no frills motel and the room is average sized. You can hear the freeway from the hotel but you get used to it after a while....and I can't imagine a hotel in Times Square being any more quiet. Staying outside Manhattan is not as convenient, but the savings made up for it. The quality of this Super 8 is comparable to other Super 8's.
Terrible noise, terrible stay
This hotel is located very close to the Lincoln-tunnel. What would be a pro is actually a con. It seemed like we were sleeping inside the Lincoln tunnel. The traffic went on 24-7 and the noise and air were terrible. Unbelievable. The employee at the hoteldesk adviced us to close the hotelroom window. Like we didn't figure that out. Earplugs were the only solution. If you need a good night of sleep: don't stay in this hotel. If you want good service: don't stay here either. The employees at the hoteldesk were hard to understand and always stayed behind their glass window. The price seemed ok but given the terrible stay it was wasted money. we intended to stay 3 nights but left the following morning.
Don't ever stay there.
The Manager (Indian decent) in charge of the front desk was unhelpful and rude. We were told there is a double bed room availbe for Friday and a Suite availible Friday and Saturday. We asked if we can get the double bed room for Friday and Suite reserved for Saturday night (Double the cost), and was refused. The manager stated that this Suite is a private room under his control and not Super 8 (Even though it is part of the Super 8's buidling), and he can refuse if he wants to. We then resented a coupon found on the AAA travel book, the person stated that he has satisfied the quota required by the headquarter and no longer honor the discount. I told him that I called eariler and confirmed that we can use this coupon. He said it wasn't him who answered the phone (he is the only indian decent person there). all in all, I would never recommand any Motel 8 to any of my friends and would tell them actively avoid Motel 8 due to such rackless rudeness and outright lying. The coupon price would have been $59 from $89. I have since
called again and they confirmed again that the coupon can be used. I believe they refused because it was the labor day weekend and are price gouging.
Great place for travelers
We stayed two nights at the Super 8 and we really liked it. The bedroom was clean and there were a tv, a bathroom, a king-size bed, a hair-drier, an ironing board. Everything we needed!!
There is a shuttle that makes a stop in the hotel's parking and takes you to Port Authority Bus Terminal. From there, you can take many metro lines or walk to Time Square, it's not far at all!! The shuttle passes every 10 minutes. It takes 10 minutes to get to Port Authority.
The great thing is that you can leave your car in the hotel's parking all day free. They even let us leave the car there until 6 the day we left even though the check out was at 11.
Our room was 79$, but I think there are discount rooms for 59$. It is really not expensive considering the fact that the hotel is located really near from Manhattan.
To get there, take the 495, exit at Paterson Plank Road, Comlumbia Avenue will be on your left.
Overall, it's a great place to stay if you dont want to pay 300$ for a room in Manhattan. If I go back to Manhattan, I will definitively stay there again!!
Cheap and Clean
Clean rooms, king beds a plus, slept really well. Continental breakfast consisted of cookies, honey-dipped donuts and white bread(over at 10).
$2 bus ride into midtown, last bus at 12:30am. Good value, poor location, hell of a time trying to get their from the turnpike.
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... us a restaurant recommendation. 11 hours of sleep later & we were up and out. We walked 15 blocks downtown to this fantastic Whole Foods to get breakfast, stopping on the way at a ridiculously cool Swedish coffee shop with little sheep on the walls (see insta photo). Cool coffee guy even made us flat whites. Whole Foods was absolutely sensational. Even found granola with hemp seed! People down this end of town are young, fit, dog owning, pram ...
... it was great to get so close to the Statue and listen to the guide. Back onto the bus and back to our starting point. Once back we had to walk to our next tour starting point for the night tour. On the way we needed to have something for dinner and we accidentally came across a diner named Ellen's Stardust Diner. Of course, we had to go in because of the name. It is on Broadway and 51st. What a great find. Food was good but the entertainment was amazing. All of the ...
... per coffee capsule for the machine in the room, there was no free wi-if and water was an exorbitant $8 per bottle. We decided that Starbucks would become our new best friend and didn't bother using the hotels facilities. After our 4 days in New York I have now realised how dependent we are on technology so maybe it was a good thing to be disconnected for a few days.
It was at this point we realised how hungry we were and went in search of food. The first place we found was ...
... as I was selected and then they did acrobatic jumps over my head OMG it was so much fun.
We left then and headed back down 5th Ave, only to find a 1953 Desota car, Russell was thrilled, but guess who was invited to sit in it, the owner only lets females in !! Russell just a little jealous
A "quiteish" night tonight as we have an early flight to San Francisco tomorrow.
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