Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Executive Suites
Conveniently located near the New Jersey-New York border, Hotel Executive Suites is within an hour’s drive of all five New York City boroughs and just 30 minutes from Manhattan and Brooklyn. The hotel’s rooms and suites are designed to feel like a comfy home away from home; they feature granite bathrooms, TVs with HBO, microwaves, and refrigerators. In addition, premier suites include quality amenities.
- Complimentary breakfast buffet served each morning.
- Pub food: Enjoy shepherd’s pie and Irish nachos at Lucky Dublin, an in-house sports bar.
- Stay fit: The hotel’s workout facility has weights, a treadmill, and elliptical machines.
- Convenient to NYC: You’ll be less than an hour away from Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, and many more of the city’s hotspots.
Carteret, New Jersey: Waterfront Town Outside NYC
Carteret lies along the banks of the Arthur Kill, a tidal strait that marks the border between New York and New Jersey. You can get some of the best views of the kill and Staten Island at the town’s Waterfront Park. In the summer, the park comes alive with free concerts, and the kids can horse around on a playground and mini golf course.
Staten Island is about a 25-minute drive away. At the heart of the island is the 3,000-acre Greenbelt, a wilderness conservancy that has rugged hiking and biking trails. If you want to check out NYC, you can also take the Staten Island free ferry into Manhattan, which passes the illustrious Lady Liberty along the way (or you can take the 30-minute drive from Carteret).