• Highland House in West Cape May
    Highland House, West Cape May

Best Fall Getaways: Hotels and Places to Stay in New Jersey

Find the perfect home base for your fall getaway with these hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, cozy cabins and more.

Gateway Region

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, an onsite spa and Halifax Restaurant—the onsite eatery focusing on local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers, fishermen and artisans—will have you feeling amply pampered. 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: a farm-to-table restaurant serving up American cuisine.

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
Places to Stay:

Just up the Shore, The Carisbroke Inn in Ventnor City is decorated in vintage-style décor, offering charming accommodations and a prime location near the beach. Less than a 15-minute drive 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 new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, completed with a $375 million makeover, featuring a spa, fitness center and numerous restaurants, bars and nightlife options.

Asbury Park
Shore Region

Stay in style at The Asbury Hotel, named one of the best new hotels in the world in 2017 by Travel + Leisure magazine. This hotel is just a block from the Asbury Park Boardwalk and offers a modern-meets-retro vibe, a chic swimming pool, numerous cocktail bars and a live music venue. For a charming bed-and-breakfast experience, book a stay at the Asbury Park Inn, housed in a 19th-century home just blocks from the beach. Borrow one of the beach cruiser bikes to pedal around town, get an in-room massage and unwind in the plush accommodations for a relaxing getaway. Or stay at Mikell’s Big House, which has a modern spin on its mid-century furnishings.

Skylands Region

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 onsite cabins (open through October 15), which stay cozy with a woodstove. Just minutes from the outdoor adventures of High Point State Park, High Point Mountain Motel is surrounded by glorious colors when the fall leaves change. Bring your RV or stay 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, an 1800s Cape-style 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.


After you’ve booked your hotel, find out the best places to eat nearby with the next piece in this three-part article:
Part 3: Where to Eat in New Jersey


Check back on some of the great activities to do while visiting these fall destinations:
Part 1: New Jersey Destinations