Right across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel provides a quieter--and generally more affordable--alternative to New York City hotels. Renovated in 2010, this Weehawken, NJ hotel offers modern amenities and 343 spacious rooms--many with show-stopping views of the New York City skyline. Big Apple sights are within easy reach. The New York Waterway Ferry stops right outside the front door weekdays. Hop aboard, and you'll be in Midtown Manhattan in 5 minutes. The dock for weekend ferry service to Midtown is 5 minutes away via the hotel's complimentary shuttle. Prefer to drive? Major Manhattan destinations such as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Madison Square Garden, and Times Square are all about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the hotel.
You don't have to leave the New Jersey side of the river to sightsee, though. Seven miles south of the hotel at Liberty State Park, you can board a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Liberty State Park is also home to the Liberty Science Center, an interactive science museum that boasts the country's largest IMAX dome. Before returning to the Sheraton, stop in Hoboken for a cannoli at Carlo's Bakery, made famous on TV's Cake Boss.
For a more-substantial meal, visit Sheraton's Masina Trattoria Italiana, where classic Italian dishes include Osso Bucco and Linguini with Manila Clams. In warm weather, dine on the patio facing the Hudson River and New York skyline. Indulge in a chocolate martini or a slice of tiramisu, then work off the extra calories in the hotel's fitness center. Afterward, relax in the heated indoor splash pool.
If business brings you to the area, the Sheraton has you covered. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel for a surcharge, and a business center (surcharge) provides computers, printing, faxing, and copying. When the day is done, return to a guest room, sink into a Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, and unwind with a movie or video game (surcharge). Breathe easy: Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel is entirely smoke-free.
Rollaway beds are available (surcharge).