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Downtown Jersey CityJersey City

Facing Manhattan from the west side of the Hudson River, Downtown Jersey City is packed with parks and historic neighborhoods.

Downtown Jersey City is a lively district with brownstone houses and attractive green spaces. Explore historic neighborhoods with Victorian-era residences and parks. Meander along the waterfront to admire views of the high-rises of New York’s Financial District.

Some of the district’s nicest neighborhoods are next to the wide Hudson River. Stroll along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and view the New York City skyline. J. Owen Grundy Park, located on a pier along the waterfront, has tables and chairs where you can sit and gaze across to Downtown Manhattan.

Farther south, find Liberty State Park. This large space hosts the Liberty Science Center, an interactive attraction with appeal for all ages, the redbrick Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal and the Empty Sky Memorial commemorating 9/11.

Head inland to the neighborhoods of Van Vorst Park and Hamilton Park and their namesake parks. Picnic on pretty grassy lawns and admire the historic 19th-century homes along the surrounding streets.

Directly across from Downtown Jersey City sits Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Take a ferry out to the island to learn about the welcome of early immigrants to the U.S. or a sightseeing cruise for a close-up view of the huge copper sculpture, a gift from the French.

Wait until nightfall to see the Colgate Clock along the waterfront. This giant timepiece, among the largest clocks in the world, lights up in neon in the evening. The clock stands beside the Goldman Sachs Tower, which at 781 feet (238 meters), is the tallest tower in Jersey City.

Choose from widely varied food options in Jersey City. Try Filipino adobo, find a German-themed beer garden on the waterfront or gorge on pastas in cozy Italian trattorias.

Drive to Downtown Jersey City in 10 minutes from Newark Airport. The PATH train connects the city to Manhattan, Newark and Hoboken, while the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail connects Jersey City with other parts of the Garden State.


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Hyatt House Jersey City
Hyatt House Jersey City
3 out of 5
1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥13,674 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Center Mall, Liberty State Park, and One World Trade Center. National September ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (840 reviews)

"This hotel was really nice. I enjoyed my stay! Great view of the city as well."…"

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Hyatt House Jersey City
The Westin Jersey City Newport
The Westin Jersey City Newport
4 out of 5
479 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥14,871 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newport Center Mall and Newport Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Liberty State Park are ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"Was ok but not the view that I was waiting"…"

Reviewed on Dec 25, 2020

The Westin Jersey City Newport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
3.5 out of 5
455 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥14,035 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Newport Center Mall and Newport Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Liberty State Park are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Excellent! King corner room exceptional! Will return. Customer service was pleasant."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
4 out of 5
2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
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Located in Downtown Jersey City, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Newport Center Mall, Liberty State Park, and One World Trade Center. National September ...

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Last minute since original hotel closed without notice. Was decent but no one around due to Covid."…"

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District
Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District
4 out of 5
159 Morgan Street, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥12,270 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Liberty Science Center and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from One World Trade Center. Statue of Liberty ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"Very clean hotel. Great staff. 10/10 would recommend."…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District
Residence Inn by Marriott Jersey City
Residence Inn by Marriott Jersey City
3 out of 5
80 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ
The price is ¥17,655 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from One World Trade Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Statue of Liberty and Madison Square Garden. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (477 reviews)
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"Right next to the PATH and many restaurants. Service is always good."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Jersey City
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