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Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:49 am

I am a student going to NJ for 4 weeks on a placement, wheres cheap to stay in the new brunswick area?
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:06 am

Quoting Catatonic (Thread starter):

The only thing decent is the Hyatt downtown and the Hilton which is near the Turnpike, not sure if they are cheap though.
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:15 am

Downtown Newark is beautiful this time of year. It's very invigorating to walk outside and smell the swamp, not to mention the beautiful sights.
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:25 am

Manhattan.





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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:30 am

Catatonic,

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.

Hope this helps,

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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:54 am

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 2):
Downtown Newark is beautiful this time of year. It's very invigorating to walk outside and smell the swamp, not to mention the beautiful sights.

What's Newark have to do with New Brunswick, they are not even in the same County.
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:55 am

Where to stay in New Jersey??

Thats easy, stay out of it.  Wink
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:56 am

Quoting Usairwys757 (Reply 7):
Where to stay in New Jersey??

Thats easy, stay out of it.

Haha, original.  Yeah sure

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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:57 am

New Brunswick is like a doughnut. Empty space = good, fried batter = bad.

Your best bet is the Hilton as its just a block from Rutgers, the train station, and Johnson & Johnson.

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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:29 am

He's a student.

He's staying for four weeks.

Unless daddy is Abdul Jalla and owns all the oil in Amman, do you think he could afford a Hilton or a Hyatt for four weeks?

Give him links to local papers for subleasing options. or Extended Stay Suite options.
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:39 am

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.
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:47 am

Catatonic

My son suggested that you try the following link:

http://ruoffcampus.rutgers.edu/search/search.asp

It has a list of summer sublets in the New Brunswick area.

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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:15 pm

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.
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RE: Where To Stay In New Jersey

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:13 pm

I assume Jersey City is too far, cause there is agreat deal at the Hyatt there.
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