ElkGrove From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 46 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
As a graduate of Rutgers University and resident of New Jersey for much of my youth, I am quite familiar with the New Brunswick area. If you will be arriving after the first week in May I would suggest looking into the housing located near Rutgers, as most students will have departed for the summer and the landlords will be looking to make additional income. These homes aren't in the best condition, as they mainly serve the student community, however they are located just a few blocks from the George St. and Albany St. commercial districts, as well as the train station.
The only hotel in New Brunswick proper is the Hyatt Regency, though their rates are quite high due to the demand created for luxury rooms by Johnson and Johnson's world headquarters located across the street. Assuming you will have access to a car I would look into extended stay properties in Edison and Somerset. If you do not have a car I would try to stay near one of the stations along the Northeast Corridor line, as it will be the easiest way to commute.
UPS707 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2616 times:
We just stayed at the Hilton East Brunswick last week and were able to get it through Priceline for $45/night. The rates vary I'm sure, but you should be able to get somewhere close to that again. As far as the hotel itself, it was very comfortable, juts be sure to allow $6/day for parking if you'll have a car with you.
STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17226 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
Quoting N5176Y (Reply 9): Your best bet is the Hilton as its just a block from Rutgers, the train station, and Johnson & Johnson
You mean the Hyatt, the Hilton is on Rt 18 by the Turnpike.
Newbrunswick is a fun town, lots of College bars and restaraunts. Also the New Brunswick rail station is on the Northeast corridor line with Amtrak and NJ Transit service, you can be in Manhattan, Princeton or Philly quick.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
expedia.com lists the Extended Stay in Brunswick for $60/night from 15/Apr -> 14/May.
I've stayed at the extended stay in Edison in 99/2000 for a couple of months. It was an OK place to stay (self catering facilities). Fortunately I could see my work place from the hotel room, so commuting was very convenient.