The hotel we were staying in didn't have availability my first night in the city so I thought I would venture off the beaten path. So glad I did. Lived in Hoboken in the 80's and this is not the Harlem of old. I felt perfectly safe. The buildings are wonderful old brownstone walk ups. And all the rooms are precious, with nice beds, tv's, and newly tiled bathrooms. My room was quite large with vaulted ceilings, big windows, a ceiling fan, a fire place, etc. Home made cookies and a nice note from the owners greet you when you arrive.
Though breakfast is not included...you might get lucky and get invited to share coffee and muffins with the owner in the morning which is a nice surprise!