Sheraton Lincoln Harbor
We spent a few days in New York City after a week in Cooperstown. The family always wanted to see what New York City was like. Although New York is not somewhere we would want to live, it was good to experience. I did a lot of research of what hotel to stay at somewhere in Manhattan. What I found were that all hotels were very expensive, the rooms were very small, and none would accommodate 5 people without getting a very, very expensive suite or two rooms. Hotel rooms in Manhattan ranged from $400-$1100 a night. Also, parking was a minimum of $50 per night at hotels in Manhattan.
So thanks to TripAdvisor, we found the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken, New Jersey, which is located across the Hudson river from Manhattan. It is located right on the ferry pier, which provides direct boat rides to Manhattan. What a fantastic choice to stay while “in New York”.
Location: Excellent. Although in New Jersey, you can take a ferry, which runs every 15 minutes to Manhattan. Plus, once you get to the New York terminal, your ferry price includes a bus ride to various points in Manhattan. We took a bus directly to the 9/11 Memorial. The town of Weehawken is relatively small and adjacent to Hoboken. Don’t let the old tales of Hoboken distract you. Hoboken is on the comeback, with many new condos and restaurants and we did not experience any issues with feeling safe. We even visited Carlo’s Bake Shop (from the reality show). There are many restaurants,, stores, etc.nearby. Downtown Hoboken is quaint, with blocks of shopping and restaurants.
Room: Extremely nice. Very modern. Exceptionally clean. Large room, very large compared to Manhattan hotels. Every room is a suite with a bedroom area and a living room area. Fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline if you get a room facing New York. The only thing I wish the room had that it did not, was a fridge and microwave (but we bought a $2 styrofoam cooler at Target to keep our drinks cold)
Pool: Adequate. Water was cool and no hot tub. But there is a large workout facility available to all guests.
Staff: Extremely courteous and helpful. Every staff person we passed in the halls acknowledged us with a greeting. The front desk staff was very helpful with questions and tourists suggestions.
Housekeeping: Outstanding. Always kept our room clean and well equipped.
Other: Parking was $25/night, but cheap compared to Manhattan. Also, there was security in the parking lot 24/7, checking on vehicles, but more importantly, making sure non-hotel guests would not try to park there. There was free wi-fi in the lobby, but they charged $9.95 per day per device for in-room internet. However, we found there were many other available free wi-fi’s available to us in our room from surrounding buildings. They have a boardwalk that borders the river with benches and was great for sitting out at night to view the beautiful New York Skyline. We couldn’t get enough of that wonderful skyline, especially at night. The rooms were very quiet. No noise whatsoever.
Other NY Note: Be prepared that New York is expensive. Everything is expensive. Just getting into Manhattan will cost you. Driving thru the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel will cost you $9-14. The ferry’s cost you $9. The bridges into Manhattan have tolls up to $15. Most other expressways have tolls. It’s just very expensive. If you plan to drive around New York, Manhattan traffic is a challenge. Surrounding expressways are numerous, so use Rand McNally or maps to plan your trip ahead of time.
I am so glad that I came across this hotel from fellow TripAdvisor reviewers. It was the perfect choice to experience New York, without the expense of staying in Manhattan. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, especially families travelling with children.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Soak in the stunning New York City skyline right from the windows of The Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel. Indulge in the spectacular attractions in the city that never sleeps. ... more less
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