Find the perfect home base for your fall getaway with these hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, cozy cabins and more.
Take in panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline when you stay in the midst of the action at the W Hoboken, where plush rooms, the Woodhouse Day Spa and Halifax Restaurant—the on-site eatery focusing on local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers, fishermen and artisans—will have you feeling amply pampered. Looking to break a sweat on your getaway? Check out FIT, the W’s 1,520-square-foot gym, which features Hudson River and city views. Another waterfront property is the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel, just minutes away in nearby Weehawken. Here, you’ll also find sprawling cityscape views and Jack Austin’s Eat and Drink, serving up Texan-inspired fare.
Delaware River Region
Within 15 minutes of downtown Trenton, discover an array of brand-name hotel chains in neighboring towns: Springhill Suites by Marriott in Ewing Township, Hilton Garden Inn in Hamilton and Hampton Inn in Bordentown. For a romantic getaway, plan a weekend stay at the Inn at Glencairn, a charming bed-and-breakfast in Princeton within a historic home, where you can enjoy the rural beauty of the area and a fresh, healthy breakfast made from scratch.
Greater Atlantic City Region
Just up the Shore, in Ventnor City is decorated in vintage-style décor, offering charming accommodations and a prime location near the beach. Just over five miles away is Atlantic City, where you can choose from an array of hotel-casinos, budget-friendly motels and specialized boutique hotels. For a luxury experience, book a room at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, featuring a spa, fitness center and more than 20 dining and nightlife options on-site.
Just two blocks from the Asbury Park Boardwalk, stay in style at The Asbury Hotel—which offers a modern-meets-retro vibe, a chic swimming pool and numerous cocktail bars, plus Baronet, a 4,300-square-foot rooftop space that plays host to well-being classes and outdoor movies. Going to a show at The Stone Pony? Book a room at The Empress, just a few hundred feet from the venue.
These rural towns in northwestern New Jersey were made for rustic escapes. After a day of hiking, biking or fishing at High Point State Park, stay overnight in one of the on-site cabins (open through October 15) which stay cozy with a woodstove (or pitch a tent in one of their family- and pet-friendly campsites). Bring your RV or sleep in a miniature log cabin for a “glamping” experience at Pleasant Acres Farm Campground.
West Cape May
Southern Shore Region
Escape for the weekend and enjoy all of the area’s historic appeal when you stay at the Highland House, a pet-friendly bed-and-breakfast brimming with country cottage charm. Nearby, the Wilbraham Mansion is a Victorian-era residence carefully transformed into an elegant bed-and-breakfast, complete with vintage furnishings, intricate wallpaper and turn-of-the-century architectural details.
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After you’ve booked your hotel, find out the best places to eat nearby with the next piece in this three-part article: Where to Eat in New Jersey
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