Downtown Jersey City, NJ

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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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Top Hotels in Downtown Jersey City

The Holland Hotel
The Holland Hotel
2.5 out of 5
175 12th Street, Jersey City, NJ
The price is $135 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Newport Center Mall and 1 mi (1.6 km) from Hoboken Waterfront. Colgate Clock and Goldman ...
4.3/5Excellent! (961 reviews)
"location"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

The Holland Hotel
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
4 out of 5
2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
Fully refundable
The price is $220 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Colgate Clock and Newport Center Mall. Hoboken Waterfront and Battery Park are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (952 reviews)
"The location was right next to the PathTrain and ferry to NYC. View was spectacular and our River view room had a view of the Empire State Building. Room was spacious with a couch and good size bathroom. Rugs and sofa need to be updated but other than that it was great. Breakfast at Vu was buffet ..."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Hyatt House Jersey City
Hyatt House Jersey City
3 out of 5
1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ
Fully refundable
The price is $183 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (959 reviews)
"Second time at this location, nice clean rooms, amazing view of the Manhattan sky line with quick access to the PATH transportation that connects you to the rest of the city. Will be returning to this location! Thank you Hyatt!"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Hyatt House Jersey City
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Jersey City
4 out of 5
455 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
The price is $168 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Colgate Clock, Hoboken Waterfront, and Newport Center Mall. Battery Park and HERE are also ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"April was excellent !!!! very very helpful"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites 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 $212 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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! (989 reviews)
"Need better cable system for tv"

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

The Westin Jersey City Newport
Sonesta Simply Suites Jersey City
Sonesta Simply Suites Jersey City
2.5 out of 5
21 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $179 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Downtown Jersey City, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from One World Trade Center and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Liberty Science Center. Statue of Liberty ...
4.2/5Very Good! (981 reviews)
"Really close to Exchange Place."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Sonesta Simply Suites Jersey City
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