Those of us with pets know it can be hard to travel. You have to arrange for a pet sitter, spend extra money paying them, stock up on food and supplies before you leave, and deal with guilt for leaving your furry friend behind.
One solution that works well for easy-going or adventurous is bringing them along with you! So, if you’re planning a trip to Journal Square/Jersey City and want to (or have to) bring your fur baby along for the ride, you’ll need accommodations that are pet-friendly. To give you a jumpstart, we’ve analyzed a few of the very best hotels and B&Bs in or near Jersey City that accept pets. All are highly rated and we’ve included a variety of options from budget-friendly to luxurious. Read on and choose the one that best serves your needs!
The Westin Jersey City Newport
Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, chances are you’ll be cramming a lot into your days. If you’re a dog owner (cats aren’t permitted) who wants a quiet and relaxing place to stay, book a room at The Westin. You’ll be well taken care of in this upscale hotel that’s highly rated for its hospitality and services. Perks of staying at The Westin include the sophisticated décor and coffee makers in your room, and access to an indoor pool, hot tub, and 24-hour fitness center. You can choose to unwind in the lobby bar and lounge or eat in the on-site restaurant, Fire and Oak. Up to two dogs are permitted per room, just note that they cannot be left unattended in the room per hotel policy.
If you like doing your own thing, you should rent this entire apartment on Airbnb, where you and your pet will have private access to the whole place! This includes Wi-Fi, a kitchen, laundry, and access to communal spaces in the building like a pool with a sundeck, a fitness room with a yoga studio, and a lounge and billiards room. The Airbnb is stylishly decorated and gets plenty of light. You’ll be living like a local in the heart of downtown, so just know it can be a little noisy from the street!
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor
Traveling with more than just your pet? A fun place for families to stay is the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor. In fact, kids under age 11 stay for free! The hotel has an indoor pool for kids to mess around in and if you want to keep an eye on older kids swimming while getting your sweat on in the fitness center, the treadmills have a view of the pool through a window wall. There is a $150 pet fee per stay, but that covers up to two pets and there is no weight limit.
Hyatt House Jersey City
Are you planning to be in Jersey City for an extended stay? If so, you’ll need a place that feels like a home away from home. At Hyatt House Jersey City, you’ll be able to stay in a residential-inspired suite with a kitchen and dedicated workspace. You’ll also enjoy hotel amenities like laundry, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant. You may bring up to two pets whose combined weight doesn’t exceed 75 pounds (max weight per animal is 50 pounds). Pet fees vary depending on the length of your stay.
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