Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel,  North Bergen

4.5/5  - based on 189 guest reviews.
2650 Paterson Plank Road, 07047, North Bergen, United States - See map
+1 201 758 5770 +1 201 758 5774



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  • Free parking
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Welcome to the Best Western Premier® NYC Gateway Hotel! Select this great Best Western hotel in North Bergen, New Jersey at the Gateway to New York City and enjoy a host of convenient amenities at a great value while traveling. The Best Western Premier® NYC Gateway Hotel is conveniently located with easy access to key area attractions and business locations in both New Jersey and New York. Times Square or MetLife Stadium is just 4. 5 miles away. Hotel guests will appreciate the variety of nearby dining and shopping options. Each well-appointed room features free high-speed Internet access, free long distance access, refrigerators, microwaves, flat screen HDTV, toiletries, iron/ironing board, coffee/tea maker and hairdryer. King size beds or rooms with two queen size beds are available in both our standard or suite rooms and other upgraded amenities are available in select rooms. Our friendly staff is ready to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Make a reservation today and save at this New York Gateway hotel! Enjoy your stay!

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Best Western Premier NYC Gateway Hotel,North Bergen
  • 5
    « Amazing Hotel »

    This hotel deserves everything you can possibly give them ! If There was 10 stars I'd give them that ! They made me and my girlfriend's Day with the amazing Room and Keeping our car for an extra 15 hours even though we were checked out so we didn't have to pay for Parking in NYC

    « Visit to Family Members Residing in Manhattan New York City »

    This hotel is an excellent value for visits to New York City to visit ramily and friends that live in Manahattan a well as for attending overnight events that take place there. I have stayed at it several times and found it always met my needs extremely well. ....

    « Great place to stay right outside of NYC »

    This was a great alternative to staying in those super expensive hotels in NYC. The parking is included and secure. The rooms were clean which was very important to us. There was also a convenient shuttle service made available at a reasonable price that made getting in and out of the city super easy.

    « Close to the city »

    This is a great place if you're looking to head to the city, but don't want to stay directly in the city. The price is great, rooms are clean and the staff is excellent. There is a shuttle from the hotel to Time Square and it is very reasonable. I enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back. Oh and the parking is in a secure garage and is included with your stay.

    « Awesome hotel »

    The hotel was very nice and clasy it had so much to do.(lounge fitness)The whole hotel was nice elevator Hall Ways just how the whole hotel was layer out was awesome. Parking was secure and plenty of room

    « Best NYC hotel »

    Other than the gym opening @630 not 5am, and washer room only having one machine which was tied up for two days. This was my best nights stay @ any hotel I've ever stayed in! I've been to them all! Just those two things correct!

    « NYC trip »

    I was looking for a hotel with free convenient parking, breakfast included, was very clean and had a bus stop close by to get to New York. Based on other reviews I chose this one. The hotel is beautiful. Our room was so nice. The service at the desk was probably one of the best check in experiences I've had and I travel a lot! We enjoyed going to the lounge and having a drink. Breakfast overall was fine. They did have their own scheduled bus service for a fee which we did not use. We used the NJ transit bus to get to the Times Square area. The cost was $3 per person. You pay the driver cash. The bus stop wasn't far, but you have to walk up a hill to the front of the Super 8 nearby. That may be an issue for some. The location of this hotel did not appear to be the nicest but we did walk around a bit. Overall this hotel was a great choice.

    « A quick getaway »

    This was my first time in NYC and I just wanted a nice place to stay with free parking. The hotel was very clean and they made sure I had everything I needed. The breakfast was good it was cool to actually have a lounge.

    « Great property and easy access to NYC »

    We had a great experience. We took the shuttle they contract with into the city and for our family of 5 it was $48 round trip. We drive one day and the Lincoln Tunnel had a $25 toll one way. The hotel itself is very nice but the surrounding area looked a little sketchy. The Internet in the lobby wasn't the best and I had to go all the way outside to order a Lyft (again $62 one way from from the 9/11 Memorial). The room was very nice and comfortable. I would stay here again for sure.

    « Clean, Comfortable, Great service, Fortunate location »

    Came for a four day stay. Everything was very well looked after, clean, comfortable and the service was great. The location was very fortunate, quick shuttle ride straight into the middle of times square. Breakfast Buffet with good food. Wonderful hotel, Highly recommended.

  • 5
    « Amazing start to finish! »

    Wonderful hotel, will definitely return! Highly recommend! Great service and great location, spotless facility. Convenient and safe for families. You won't regret it. We will definitely be returning to this hotel.

    « Really clean & great location »

    Stayed for 4 nights with my husband. Used the hotel as a base for travelling in to New York. Bus leaves from outside hotel & drops you at Times Square. Return journeys are available. Good location and easy to get to from Newark airport via car. Breakfast was ample & Staff friendly & helpful

    « Best Western North Bergen - Great Experience »

    We took a family trip to NYC with the family and decided to stay right outside of the city to save on trip costs. This hotel was recommended by friends and we were extremely happy there during our stay. The hotel is relatively new. Hotel stay includes free parking, free breakfast, the staff is friendly and they have a small lounge in case you need a late drink.

    « Amazing Hotel and Staff »

    We were in NY with a group of 45 kids and 20 chaperones. The hotel was wonderful both in cleanliness and hospitality. We felt very safe and had a wonderful time. The continental breakfast was outstanding.

    « North Bergen Hotel that was as nice as a luxury Manhattan Hotel »

    I had a reason that I needed to be in the area for a night so I chose the hotel closest to where I needed to be. Was incredibly surprised at what a high quality hotel it was. Staff was excellent, rooms were beautiful and the whole experience was wonderful.

    « good value alternative »

    We were here for 5 days during mi March and it was an excellent stay. We decided to stay outside Manhattan to save some $ for visiting attractions and this hotel was the perfect match. the all staff was very friendly and helpful. the rooms are large and spotless with mini fridge and microwave. The free garage is a big plus so close to New York city. They offer complementary breakfast with a nice variety. During the week , it was served until 9:30 am but most of the food were gone by 9 am, so , I decided to go early and bring breakfast in our room and it was perfect. They offer a shuttle to the city but with limited schedule and a fee of $15/round trip. We decided to use the local shuttle at $6/ round trip available 7 am- midnight. You can catch it at the Super 8 motel ,just 3 minutes walk from the Best Western. On the way back, the stop is on the over side of the highway and it is 10 minutes walk but pretty save even late in evening. Regarding the traffic, it is 10-20 minutes drive to Port Authority Terminal, very close to Time Square. The stop to come back is across the terminal . The shuttle is running every 15 minutes. We found that an easy and cheap way to go straight to Manhattan. Overall , I do recommend this place for who want to avoid the cost of Manhattan hotel , have a free parking and complementary breakfast. I will come back here on my next travel to NYC.

    « Great Economical Family Hotel »

    The bed comfort was superb, breakfast had the right options to eat (fruit, yogurt, pancakes, eggs, etc), free parking, pool and gym, and staff were very good? a well-managed hotel. There is decent bus service, one run New Jersey Transit and one by private company that all takes you into the Port Authority Bus Terminal for $3/trip. For the price, it's hard to go wrong.

    « Good value for the money »

    Overall this hotel is a good value for the money. The hotel is in a decent area and we felt safe walking around. Food is nearby if you don't want to go to the city which for us was convenient because we got snowed in one day. The front desk staff is super friendly and helpful. Breakfast is average and they mix it up a little each day. Don't go here for the views as our room looked out the back at the piles of trash just strewn about. Maybe they should check here for Hoffa's body. The shuttle service to the city was fine but the people running it suck. The return times to the hotel are limited to 8 9 or 10pm. You have to choose which time you want as you board. We chose 8pm. When we realized we wouldn't make that time we called and they said no problem for the 9pm shuttle. My family and one other person were the only ones they picked up. The shuttle didn't show up until about 920 and the driver seemed irritated he had to be there. When I handed him my ticket he mumbled 8pm, which was my originally scheduled time. It was cheaper than uber so whatever and the shuttle is not run by this hotel. So for a cheaper place out of the city but still close, this was the best bet!

    « One of the best »

    Great hotel, great service, great breakfast. Truly really happy with everything. The bummer is paying double transportation money because it is in Jersey. Otherwise, the staff is awesome, beds are nice.

    « Broadway overnight »

    The rooms and bathrooms are really nice, We stayed for one night so we could go into New York for a Broadway show and avoid parking in the city. The shuttle was not available because it was off season but we used a bus service which picked us up at a stop that was relatively close to the hotel. The drop off coming out of New York was a little longer of a walk back to the hotel, but not bad. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had to make an extremely early departure before the scheduled breakfast time due to a coming Nor Easter. Eileen was so kind and brought us some pastries to take with our coffee on the road. We would definitely stay again.

  • 4
    « Met our needs nicely »

    We enjoyed our stay. Staff were courteous and responsive to our needs. Shuttle to Manhattan was too pricey for a family but access to public transportation was good. We would consider this hotel again.

    « Fun little weekend »

    The rooms were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Zulma made a wonderful breakfast both days we ate she's a wonderful person. Smiling both morning conversating with my 6 year old over all a great person.

    « Great Stay! Great Location! SUPER SERVICE! »

    The staff at this hotel is VERY helpful and professional. I was here on business for several days and every morning greeted by friendly staff. Eileen and Zuma Rodriguez were in the breakfast area each morning and greeted and spoke as if we had known each other for years.

    « Excellent hotel with an exceptional staff »

    I had a suite and it was incredible! I got a chance to use the pool and lounge and it was perfect! Breakfast had so much variety. Angelique at the front desk was lovely. She made my stay that much more special. I definitely will be returning.

    « Excellent Stay and Accommodations »

    The hotel rooms are very spacious and chic. The breakfast cooked and prepared by Eileen was excellent! Great place to stay! I will definitely come back here for a stay whenever I am in the North Bergen , NJ or Ney York area.

    « Excellent hotel and service!!! Reasonably priced. »

    We stayed at the Best Western and were quite impressed. The hotel is nicely appointed and the rooms are modern and comfortable. The breakfast team is awesome. Eileen , Zulma and Shauna made sure everything was stocked and that everyone was enjoying their breakfast. If we head this way again we will definitely stay here!

    « Great hotel to stay at when visiting NYC. »

    We picked this hotel to save money by not staying at a more expensive NYC hotel. I can now say we made the right decision. It is located seconds off the highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel in a residential neighborhood. Checking in was a pleasure with Shaina. She was so helpful and knowledgeable and made our stay even better. The secured indoor parking was a great worry free plus. Our junior suite was spacious, comfortable and clean. Two large screen tvs was a great touch. Our family of 5 had more than enough room. The hotel is serviced by an outside shuttle service company at $15 / person roundtrip to Times Square but we found an express mini bus with a stop around the corner at $3 / person which for 5 people is a big savings. The whole ride is about 15 - 30 minutes depending on time of day. The breakfast was fresh, plentiful and better than many hotels offering a free breakfast. Eileen was very nice and helpful if we needed anything. This hotel is excellent to be used as a base to explore NYC. Thank you again to Shaina and Eileen. Would we stay here again?? Definitely!!

    « Nice Option »

    Had business in NJ. Hotel was clean, good wifi, quiet. Would stay again. Typical breakfast, secure parking, food options a short drive away. Staff friendly, attentive. Very nicely located just off the highway.

    « NCY weekend getaway »

    It was very clean and reasonable price. Loved the easy commute to get to the shuttle to get to NYC and back. Only a 3 dollar ride. The Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Love the free parking and a safe garage. A good Free breakfast and pool to use and gym and lounge. I am deff staying here when I want to go to NYC again.

    « Awesome Place »

    We were visiting New York and decided to stay here to save money. It would have been more to stay in the city and the drive wasnt that bad. There was actually a shuttle that took you to Times Square and brought you back for a reasonable price, it was $15 for a ride there and back or $10 one way. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. There breakfast is very delicious! It was complimentary, which is always a bonus. Coffee, waffles, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bread and pastries, yogurt, fruit. The breakfast hostess was also very nice and asked us how our food was. I will say that it isnt far from the Newark airport, and made it cheap to Uber to and from there. If you are visiting the city and Uber back to the hotel, it will be a bit pricey, but we only needed to do that once since we watched a show that ended late. I definitely would stay back at this hotel, especially if there isnt a decent place to stay in the city around the same price as this hotel.

  • 5
    « Wonderful Hotel »

    My son and I took our granddaughter to New York for one of her Chistmas presents and decided to stay here to avoid driving into the city. The room was awesome, breakfast was great, staff very friendly and parking garage was a plus! We took the bus from hotel just above into town. Was either 3 dollars or 3.50 depending on one we got per person. Took us right into town with no issues. It is a bit of a walk when you return on the one bus but we made it just fine. Next time would take the one that drops u off at hotel. Would definitely stay here again if we drive up. Easy to get to and get get back on the road home!

    « Great stay! Highly recommended! »

    After spending half of our vacation at a hotel around the corner from this one, this place was a welcomed breath of fresh air! They exceeded our expectations. We came to go to the city every day and really didn't want to get out of the comfy beds. Stay here.

    « Great Stay at BW Premier »

    Would highly recommend this hotel. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We booked a suite. It was large, comfortable and very clean. The beds were comfortable. Parking was free in a private gated parking garage. They also have a great inexpensive shuttle to Times Square.

    « Great place to stay to visite New-York »

    The hotel is nice incide parking. Short distance from restaurent and grocery . Shuttle to New-York or bus is issue .the morning breakfast is very good and the staff is friendly .the rooms are nice and very clean the bed are so comfie did not want to get up .

    « Excellent stay !! »

    Stayed on New Years eve. Clean and spacious rooms. GREAT complementary breakfast (Thanks to Eileen, Zulma and team).. The location is good too; pretty close to the bus route from Port Authority Bus Terminal (8th/42nd street New York). They also have a shuttle for Times Square (to n fro) that needs to be booked in advance.

    « Nice hotel with great staff »

    Stayed 4 nights. Room was very nice, clean, comfortable, and staff did their best to assist whenever possible. Breakfast was adequate. Always had eggs with some form of meat as well as the standard waffles and pastries. Lots of options to have dinner delivered. Check with the front desk. Only thing is you might want to look at different shuttle service into NYC other than the one hotel suggests. I know the shuttle is not part of the hotel but my opinion is it is still a reflection on their service.

    « Nice place, great to access the city »

    I'm sure you know, hotels in NYC are typically quite expensive. This hotel offered a nice balance between cost and comfort. From what I could tell, this hotel had either been built recently or completely renovated. Parking on site is free (a bonus). Breakfast was surprisingly good (but get there early) - not your typical hotel "continental" breakfast - way more than that. Special call out to the young lady staffing the breakfast, she did a great job! Getting into the city isn't cheap, but we took an Uber which for a family of four was cheaper than taking the hotel shuttle (which was not free). Beds are comfortable. Bathroom is small, but nice (and new).

    « Great Experience Outside NYC »

    Nice hotel minutes away from NYC-Time Square. The staff was friendly, helpful and enhanced the experience. Breakfast offers a variety of options and thank them for helping make recommendations based off of food allergy restrictions for family member. Third party shuttle contracted with the hotel and surrounding hotels is a quick trip into Time Square based on the time of day.

    « Wow. What a hotel! »

    We have stayed in Best Westerns before, but none like this. From the Friendly and helpful front desk staff to the complimentary breakfast, everything was first class. The room was very spacious, the bed comfortable and everything worked as it should. We would definitely stay again!

    « Best in Price-facilities-over all Experience »

    I must say that , the Staff selection is the best structure foundation in any hotels and Best western always make the right choice in this..... Comfort of Room, Bed and amenities is awesome. Breakfast is filled with choices around the expected amount of clients and freshly available ingredients are making real taste.

  • 5
    « Excellent hotel for New York Visit »

    Loved the hotel location and amenities but would suggest you get a uber to travel to and from New York rather than the shuttle offered to get you there.... they are in no hurry to get you to reservations made. Will definately being staying here again

    « Great place to stay! »

    Clean, friendly staff, good breakfast, accommodating, and nice place overall. We were very happy we chose this hotel. We took the shuttle from the hotel to NYC (Golden Eagle Shuttles) and it was on time and convenient. If we were to come back, we would stay again at Best Western Premier again.

    « Top Notch »

    A 15 minute ride on the shuttle and you are in New York City as simple as that. The hotel is great,have everything you could need, such as a bar\\lounge, fitness center,great breakfast and super employees to help with anything you need. I will certainly stay here again and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    « Great Hotel Close to New York City »

    We booked 4 Rooms (2 King Suites & 2 Standard Queens) for a family trip to see the Rocketts and city the city of New York. The hotel was great, and although the staff was very friendly the need more training as to what they know about the hotel.

    « Very Nice and Comfortable! »

    I had a very comfortable stay. The staff was friendly, room was large, breakfast was excellent with healthy choices. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was a nice size with great water pressure. Nice pool area and fitness center. Oh yes and they have a bar! The only thing I didn't like was the fact that we had to get out of the car, walk to the front desk and ask to be let in the garage each time we returned. They need a better security system for the garage entrance. I appreciate the hotel security but it's a little inconveniencing when you've been out all day and want to park your vehicle. Overall I would definitely stay here again anytime I want to visit NYC without staying in the middle of the NY crowd. It's a short drive to NY.

    « Nice Hotel, Great Location »

    Location, Location, Location. Could see hotel from turnpike and easy to get to. Great shuttle service to Times Square. Parking at hotel was covered and plenty of spaces. Everyone at front desk and throughout the hotel were very helpful.

    « Excellent value »

    We were attending an event at the Meadowlands complex and found this hotel appeared to be the best value and we definitely made the best choice. The place is brand new and really shows. There is easy parking in a garage on the first 4 floors of hotel which is nice, you can take the elevator right to your room. All the staff we encountered were extremely friendly especially Zulma and Eileen from the breakfast. They always made sure the buffet was fully stocked. They took great pride in their work and were incredibly friendly. They deserve a ton of praise. Usually free hotel breakfasts aren't that great but this was an exception. They offered fresh juices in pitchers, not those institutional grade machines. The eggs appeared real and there was a pancake machine as well as waffle iron, in addition, there were choices of pastries and breads, as well as meat. Apparently, the oatmeal pot was broken but they do offer that. We had a junior suite (7th floor), there were two queen beds in one half and a living room with a sleep sofa, 2 large televisions with a huge selection of cable channels. There were 2 temp controls for each half of the room and a nice bathroom with glass shower. My only gripe is they got ripped off by who designed the bathrooms, the shower only has one little spot to put the shampoo and soap and it always falls but no big deal. The pool was nice and clean however like other people said, the water could have been warmer and the hallway leading to pool shouldn't be kept so cold. The location isn't bad, not really walking distance to anything notable, however 5 minute drive to Harmon Meadow which is a large outdoor plaza with shops, hotels, restaurants, offices, and a movie theater and expo center. We loved this hotel and definitely would return and recommend.

    « LOVED IT! »

    From location to price to value, loved everything about this hotel. After researching endless options in manhattan and new jersey, went ahead with this hotel because of its great reviews and was totally satisfied with that decision. Prices are affordable, you get free breakfast and a convenient shuttle ($12 per round-trip) right from the hotel entrance to Times Square. Rooms are spacious and clean, seems like a new property. Used the shuttle to downtown everyday and had no issues, drivers were nice and always on time. Breakfast was great, Zulma was such a sweetheart, so grateful for the good customer service :) Breakfast included pancake, waffles, breads, juices coffee, fruits , yogurts, eggs and sausages etc etc endless options, you name it, they had it! Would definitely recommend and come back!

    « All round Excellent ! »

    Accommodated a group of 52 people with such professionalizm and a caring manner. Hotel is brand new - everything is beautiful. Staff could not be more helpful and caring. Would recommend this hotel in a heart beat.

    « A gem of a hotel .. away from Marriott or Hilton »

    Very nice hotel. Very courteous staff, especially Zulma, who works in the breakfast area. Room was spacious and very clean. Large screen TV was a plus for watching football that evening. Good access into NYC and the NJ turnpike.

  • 5
    « Very nice place »

    A new hotel. Location convenient to greater NYC. Convenient parking garage. Privacy. Clean. Comfortable room. Nice selection for free breakfast. Accommodating staff. No complaints of any sort. Discounted with rewards program, a great bargain.

    « Excellent Stay - No complaints »

    Excellent BW Hotel that was in great location to access the Lincoln Tunnel for NYC. The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. I left at 6:15am to beat rush hour traffic to NYC. Driveway to hotel puts you right onto causeway for Lincoln Tunnel.

    « Really Nice Hotel »

    I only stayed one night but everything about my stay was great! The room was large with a nice spacious bathroom, two large TV's plenty of windows with daylight and black out curtains if you need it. Although it sits off of a main road, it was pretty quite inside the rooms. The pool and fitness area is great! They also have a cozy bar/lounge which is a plus! I didn't have a chance to utilize the shuttle to NYC but the hours listed on the shuttle schedule were convenient times. I will definitely be staying here whenever I plan to hang out in NYC. The only problem I had was every time we entered the hotel's garage, we had to get out of our car and walk to the front desk to ask them to open the gate. Guests don't have remote access to enter the garage.

    « Great Value »

    Overall very clean and new feeling hotel. Great prices. Hot breakfast was very nice. Rooms good size and good quality amenities. You do need to call the front desk from your phone each time you need to enter the garage with your car.

    « Favorite place to stay! »

    There are a few hotels that I stay at more than once and this is one of them! You get a lot of bang for your buck! The rooms are beautiful, clean and spacious. The front desk was very welcoming, accommodating and helpful. Your stay comes with free breakfast down by the lobby. They had a great selection of different breakfast items to choose from. Shoutout to Zulma for being the perfect host while I enjoyed my delicious breakfast! She was super sweet and very helpful! Can't wait to book my next stay!

    « Close to the Lincoln Tunnel »

    Nice hotel, fairly new and quite clean. Only negative is that the bathrooms are somewhat small. Good breakfast options. Not much around the hotel, but it's close to Rt 3 access so the Lincoln Tunnel and restaurants off NJ 3 was ok.

    « Excellent hotel! »

    Angie was excellent at the front desk. Very accommodating! Eileen and Zulma were fabulous during breakfast. Paul was great as well. I would not hesitate to come back. Wonderful hotel and staff. A+++++

    « Impressive »

    No complaints! Perfect for a trip to the city! Beds comfy, pool area nice, clean, modern, convenient, decent neighborhood. shuttle was inexpensive, prompt and friendly! Would definately stay again on a future trip!

    « Wonderful staff, excellent hotel, ask about their shuttle to NYC before arrival »

    I arrived to find that the hotel did not receive my reservation. Manny, the night manager was marvellous. He found me a room, upgraded it - so beautiful, and left a message for the day managers so that my bill was adjusted to rates the next day. Shauna the day manager was very helpful and friendly and Eileen who tended the breakfast buffet was so efficient and a lovely person. Breakfast was great too! My only comment is that you contact the hotel prior to arrival because you can pick up their shuttle not far from 42nd street for under $10 with bags to the hotel. I could have saved myself a $60 cab fare from NYC to the hotel. Best way from JFK International airport is by NYC airporter bus to Grand Central ($18), take the train to 42nd street ($3) (there are stairs though if you have a lot of luggage), then go to The Counter cafe on the corner of Broadway and wait on the W 41st street side. The shuttle company is Golden Eagle Express and pickups in NYC start from 4pm ( and check for other time slots. You'll love New York!

    « Trip to NY- Broadway »

    The hotel is new and was beautiful. Our room was great- we had a suite. The staff was extremely helpful and the hotel has a shuttle into the city. The hotel is convenient to the The breakfast was amazing -Zulma was fabulous- she was pleasant and very helpful.

  • 5
    « Very happy with this hotel »

    I would suggest this hotel who would like to save a little money going to New York. The hotel is in great shape and is only about a 15 minute shuttle ride to Times Square. I would stay there again in a flash.

    « Very convenient and safe »

    We loved this hotel. It's practically new and the beds are great. The breakfast was good. We walked up to the Super8 and got a shuttle to NY for $3.00 which took us to the Port Authority and we walked all over from there. Felt very safe the entire time. On the way back from NY they dropped us further away but still, it was walking distance. We spent less money and loved our hotel.

    « Good Staff not so good location »

    Good staff and caring. Room was not ready, but they upgraded me to junior suite and apologized for their mistake. Price for the Location could be better. Clean room. Hopefully the lounge will be ready with decent amenities in near future.

    « A comfortable retreat after a day in the city »

    The staff was very friendly. The room was large, clean and modern. A great nights sleep. The breakfast was a great start to the day. It was a bit of a walk to get to NJ transit into the city, but it was worth the effort for the comfort of the hotel and room.

    « Good experience »

    Very clean. Shuttle to NYC was easy to use and not expensive...drops you right in Times Square. Hotel staff helpful & friendly. Location is good to get to NYC in about 20-30 minutes but would probably not want to walk around outside too far. I would definitely recommend for a NYC trip!

    « Nice, clean, reasonably priced for the area »

    I chose this hotel because of its proximity to the NJ transit station. Only a few minutes by taxi/uber, so it's fairly inexpensive to get into the city if that's your plan. The hotel is fairly new. The rooms were spacious, well appointed, and clean. The parking garage is gate secured, so I was not concerned about my safety. Decent breakfast. If there's one negative, it's only that the hotel is not within walking distance of anything.

    « Love the way they treated us very clean loved my room the bed wow could sleep all day. Breakfast was the best. »

    Me and my husband on vacation also went to see my Atlanta Falcons play against the jets. Of course we won. Also when around New York City saw the Statue of Liberty. Lots of people but after all great fun.

    « Enjoyable hotel »

    It's a very good hotel for stay. Nice and professional staff, good location, very good breakfast, free parking (very very important in NY), free WIFI, perfect rooms, good value,..... I had a very good experience at this hotel.

    « Great Breakfast /Clean Rooms but Location a little issue »

    Checking In -- the hotel was very accommodating and allowed us to park our car early at 4:30AM even though we weren't checking into the hotel until that night. Room -- very clean and had plugs in multiple locations for powering up devices. There was a unit by the TV that connected to the TV and had inputs for USB, HDMI, and RCA that I believe (although untested) allow one to hook up a portable DVD player to the hotel TV (but the remote doesn't have an Input Select button). The AC was perhaps the only problem as it was cold and couldn't be easily turned off as the controls on the unit itself did nothing and one had to really increase the temperature via the temperature control on the wall. The mini-fridge did not get all that cold either and we had it checked and were told that it needed to have more air space in the back of it. Doing so meant that the wooden door that normally hid the mini-fridge had to be left ajar as the mini-fridge was now slightly outside its storage compartment. There was a mini-safe in the closet but it was up high -- it was up too high for my wife so we ended up not using it. Location -- This is a cheaper alternative than staying in Manhattan for the type of room you get. However, it comes at a cost. If you are looking for the cheapest way to get to Times Square from the hotel, you could do one of two things -- walk up to 30th Street and JFK Blvd and catch a bus for $3.50 or, if you're lucky, you may walk by the Super 8 hotel on the way and a privately-run shuttle bus may be parked there waiting to pick up passengers and that costs only $3.00. This shuttle doesn't stop at the Best Western as far as I know. The other option is to take Lyft or Uber to Times Square which costs about $32 plus tip. One word of caution -- walking involves walking uphill -- about a quarter mile to get to the bus stop. It takes about 20 minutes once on the bus or shuttle to get to Times Square. The bus we used was number 125 that ends at Port Authority and you can get a bus ticket back to the hotel by inputting into the ticket machine that you want route 125, zone 2, and then you'll go to Gate 214 at Port Authority to catch the bus back. Be sure to tell the bus driver you need to get off at 28th and JFK Blvd and then you'll have to walk about a half-mile back to the hotel (downhill). We originally told the bus driver we needed to go to Paterson Plank Road and he thought we meant where JFK Blvd and Paterson Plank roads intersected. That was miles away and ended up having to ride to the end of his line and then back again to 28th and JFK Blvd. That wasted about 30 minutes late at night. By the way, if using Lyft or Uber, be sure to enter the destination or pick up as the Best Western Premier NYC Gateway hotel and not the street address of 2650 Paterson Plank Road, North Bergen, NJ as we did that once and the Lyft driver couldn't find the hotel! Breakfast -- this was one of the best breakfasts in this category of hotel that I've had. Out of the four breakfasts we had there, two days had them put out real silverware and cloth napkins (I think this is because it's up to the attendants to put them out or not) and they had Belgian waffle makers as well as a pancake machine and then three hot entree servings that included plain scrambled eggs, sausages, and then one entree that changed daily. Coffee, juices, pastries, cereals, fruits, and other items rounded out the breakfast choices. On the two days that we had the aforementioned cloth napkins and silverware, the staff came by to ask how our breakfast was and we were given a card with the attendant's name and asked to fill out an evaluation online. The other two days, with plastic cutlery, we weren't asked how breakfast was or asked to fill out an evaluation online. In all, we had a pleasant stay and I would recommend the hotel.

    « Great place to stayb »

    The hotel is clean, very modern and spacious. Great free breakfast and awesome free parking that is secluded and safe. They have a really cool lounge on the 5th floor as well. The hospitality of the staff is great, very kind and helpful. Enjoyed conversations with the bartender and any questions I had at the front desk were taken care of quickly. Lastly, at breakfast I had a nice conversation with one of the staff members, Zoime who was very kind and sweet. My husband and I throughly enjoyed our stay.

  • 5
    « Best place in new Jersey to stay! »

    3 of us went on a trip to new York and to save cost we decided to stay in new Jersey. We were a little worried but as soon as we got to the hotel those fears were gone. The associates are so awesome, friendly, customer service focused. The rooms were so clean, really comfortable beds, modern decor, and just overall inviting. No issues at all with Internet, or quality of service. Clean white towels, nice finishes on all bathroom faucets and tile work. I will absolutely stay here again, and look forward to the time when I get too!

    « Commercial »

    Very good hotel with profetional service and extremly good facilities. It is not very far from Manhattan. There is nothing to do in New Jersey. There should be shatles organized to the centre but with Uber is Ok if there is no traffic jam on the tunel

    « Great hotel! »

    The front desk clerks were very helpful, patient and kind. The hotel was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the variety of breakfast items and the area stayed clean and well stocked especially with help from Eileen. She was constantly cleaning the area around the food and as soon as someone left, she table was cleaned and ready for the next guest! Wonderful service!

    « Nice! »

    Everyone was sweet and it was great and clean! We really liked the lounge and the staff. Room was big and we enjoyed everything on our mini vacation. My husband and i went into the city with no problem!

    « Best Western Hotels & Resorts - My stay »

    Awesome experience at this hotel; friendly staff and very helpful - Hotel is located and in a nice area close to a lot of restaurants and shopping. Rooms are great and all the amenities make it worth while

    « Really was the BEST! »

    Stayed here with the family on a trip to NYC. We arrived off a cruise so were actually at the hotel by 8:30am on check in day. I was greeted by a smiling professional young lady on reception. She told me there was no problem parking in the car park and taking the shuttle bus into Manhattan for the day and checking in when we returned later that evening. We parked up and took the shuttle bus from outside the hotel at 9:15. I had concerns about the bus having read some more recent reviews. As we boarded we were offered a single or return. We took the return option, which included choosing a return time, and were given a ticket with all this information. When it came to return time at 7pm that evening, there were at least 30 people for a 22 seat bus. To their credit the shuttle operators checked tickets and gave priority to those who had booked that return time and also had a second bus on standby to take the extra passengers. Both buses left Times Square at 7pm. This was true for all 3 days of our trip. Yes the buses are busy,but it does seem that the operators have listened to feedback and are providing the service promised. When we got back to the hotel to check in we were greeted by a very professional young man on reception who made us feel really welcome and checked us in quickly. Our room was great, new, clean and functional. Swimming pool is a nice area (pool temperature a bit on the cool side!) When it comes to breakfast, Eileen and her team were amazing. Both hot and cold items on offer, Coffemate flavoured creamer for the coffee, Greek yoghurts, waffles, pancakes, juices. The team were continuously refreshing the buffet and clearing tables. Amazing for a complimentary breakfast. Our stay at the Best Western Premier NYC Gateway reminded us how great Best Western hotels are for the money and we would 100% recommend staying here.

    « Nice Hotel and a Great Value »

    This hotel was very nicely decorated, the rooms were clean, the staff was very pleasant and helpful. While it is outside of New York, the shuttle service (not free) to and from New York was very convenient and easy to reserve and use. The breakfast was a hot meal (eggs, sausage, pancakes, waffles) with traditional continental items. Check-in and Check-out was very easy. Overall it was a great stay and a great value at that.

    « Fantastic Hotel »

    Beautiful Hotel, modern, clean and great decor. Staff were very professional and friendly and went the extra mile to please. Easy access to NYC with buses and shuttles. Excellent breakfast buffet with hot, fresh food and staff to take care of our needs. Room was spacious with fantastic bathroom and bed along with the decor. Indoor parking a real bonus!!!! We will be back!!!!

    « Good location. No more... »

    We stayed during seven days in this hotel, the breakfast was very poor and not taste food also in the room never clean and never changed the sheets or bed covers or never cleaned the bathtub only changed towels and replenished amenities. We passed the complaint in reception on day 4 and left on day 7 without having any response

    « Super nice »

    I was totally surprised by the service and hotel. Certainly one of the best - Best Western I have ever stayed in. I plan on staying there on future visits. The parking garage was safe and secure and travel to the city was stress-free. Loved it!

  • 5
    « Incredibly clean & accessible »

    We had reserved a hotel near here for the same price that we paid for this hotel. The hotel we were going to stay in it was disgusting, the room smelled badly, it was in a bad neighborhood and we called best Western and talk to Antonio who was absolutely incredible and friendly. So we booked our stay. So thankful we did.

    « Good Place to stay while Visiting New York City »

    My wife and I stayed 4 nights at this Best Western hotel in New Jersey, across the river from Manhattan, while visiting our son who lives/works in New York City. In the past, we stayed at a hotel in Queens for easy access to NYC subways, but after this stay, we now prefer to stay in NJ because we get a much nicer, larger hotel for the same price as in Queens. We drive from Toronto to NYC, so hotel parking is critical for us and this Best Western has an attached parking garage at no extra charge for guests. Golden Eagle Shuttles run an inexpensive bus service throughout the day between several NJ hotels and NYC Times Square ... reservations are recommended as these take priority over walk-ons when the bus is full (especially the return bus during the evening). For more comfort and convenience, we also took Uber between NJ and NYC which is more expensive (better value if 3 people). We stayed in a spacious Executive Room with King bed, desk/chair, large TV (many channels), microwave, minifridge, 1-cup coffee maker, smallish bathroom (shower only). There is a large breakfast area in the lobby, with typical, but slightly better-than-average food (we went only 2 times because it got boring). The lobby also has a sitting/TV area and business centre (2 PCs, 1 printer, 1 ATM), There is a decent gym and a smallish swimming pool (no hot tub), both of which we did not get a chance to use. There is bar/lounge on another floor that we did not try. Overall, we had a good stay that met our expectations and we could still drive to places on the NJ side. There are shopping and restaurants along the NJ river shoreline. You can get nice views of the Manhattan skyline and you can take the Statue of Liberty ferry from Liberty State Park.

    « Travel to New York City »

    My wife and Sister-in-law trraveled to New York to visit the 911 memorial and experience New York as a city. We enjoyed our time there. We were glad that that we could get on a shuttle from the hotel and did not have to drive into New York. Overall, a great time!! Thank you for our stay with Best Western.

    « Nice motel in good location »

    We found this motel to be very clean. They had many breakfast choices. Manny and Angelic were very kind and helpful at the desk to help with our questions about tours and directions. Overall a very good experience.

    « Great New Hotel in sketchy neighboor hood. »

    New, spacious, comfortable, well supplied room; friendly, helpful, professional staff. Descent breakfast, good office area. Sketchy neighborhood, difficult to access. Even Uber had trouble. But maybe that's just New Jersey.

    « Great Hotel »

    We stayed 7 nights while vising NYC, taking the shuttle every day was convenient. Our room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Bed was very comfortable, breakfast was a great way to start our day. All staff were great, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this hotel.

    « Vacation stay »

    The stay itself was great. I forgot my expensive pillow and paid UPS to have it shipped to me and I keep getting the run around at the hotel about if and when it was shipped, UPS still says it hasn't been picked up.

    « Great location and excellent staff »

    Easy to get into the city via the bus service. Staff was excellent, rooms were clean and bed was comfortable. Free parking, breakfast and wifi were perks we could not find in the city. Would definitely stay again.

    « general »

    I would review other hotels In the area for best choice. The service was reasonable however some staff did not care much about the clients, especially when cleaning the tables with a wet cloth which removed crumbs etc. but left a wet table for the next client to dry. The breakfast food provided was not to a reasonable standard was very tasteless. The Oat serial dispenser was faulty, dispensing either too much or very little. The pancake machine was not working properly. The cooked food sausages, eggs and bacon all were tasteless and dry.

    « Excellent Hotel »

    This is the best hotel if you don't want to pay a lot but wants to be close to NYC. We stayed for 4 nights and I did not find anything wrong with this hotel. This is a great hotel, very clean, well maintained, friendly staff and breakfast is awesome. Kudos to the staff and management!!

  • 5
    « Great Hotel »

    Hotel is in perfect condition, has a great staff and a very good breakfast. Location is good for sightseeing in New York City as well as New Jersey. A couple of our Uber drivers had a hard time with their GPS directions when putting in the hotel address but just changed it to Best Western with the city and found it okay.

    « Amazing surprise »

    We booked this hotel really last minute and we were so pleasantly surprised. North Bergen is not the most exciting of areas but this hotel made up for it. Clean, comfortable and affordable. The free breakfast offers a good variety and the staff are helpful. The rooms are beyond spacious, the beds are so comfortable with the softest of sheets and the bathroom was modern. You would pay 2x the price for a room of the same size in the city. Housekeeping do a great job and it was such a comfort knowing we were coming back to a clean room at the end of the day. One let down was the shuttle bus into the city. Albeit cheap and frequent, the system is a shambles, with the company constantly overbooking the bus for particular times. It states on the bus company's website ?book online to reserve a seat? yet when we tried to show our online booking to get the bus back from Manhatten, the driver dismissed us and told us that the individuals who booked a return ticket for that time in the morning had priority. So even though we had reserved seats and were queuing long before everyone else, we were pushed aside. It is guaranteed that every night trying to get on the bus is like survival of the fittest, with 30+ people trying to get seats on a 21 sitter bus. We ended up paying for taxis some nights because we didn't want to be stranded in Times Square. Also, the driver always let extra people on the bus despite there not being enough seats, meaning they were standing or sitting on the stairs. It was so unsafe that it made us feel totally uncomfortable. The way the shuttle bus is organised would be the only thing stopping us from staying here again as it was a daily anxiety surrounding the question of whether or not we'd be able to get on the bus we had reserved seats on. I would recommend not allowing people to continue booking tickets online if that particular time slot is full to avoid the uproar and arguments that arise when people are turned away. Furthermore, an actual line should be formed for queuing for the bus rather than a crowd of people pushing and shoving to get on. All in all I loved this hotel but they need to reconsider the shuttle bus company used.

    « Satisfaction Guaranteed »

    Decided to visit the Big Apple on a whim. A friend recommended the general area to stay since the cost of accommodation in New York are offensive. Searched out this hotel and based on ratings (usually take with grain of salt) decided to book. From the minute we arrived we were treated like guests should be. Hotel is clean, our room was bigger than expected, close to NY. Leave your car and take shuttle service available at nominal charge to Times Square. Manny is the go-to guy for over the top service. Recommended amazing location near hotel for amazing NY photo ops. Will stay there again. Highly recommend this hotel. Other in area all much older. Cant say enough.

    « Best Time »

    Angelic was very helpful with any information I needed and always had a smile on her face. Sheila and Craig who work the lounge were the best!! They showed me a good time for my Birthday. Will the GM made it a point to ask me how things were going and if I needed anything to just let him know. Everyday you had a different selection for breakfast. The hotel is beautiful and in a great location. They have a great local Taxi service Carlos is GREAT!!

    « Excellent Accommodations »

    Easily accessible from major roadways - yet absolutely quiet rooms to retreat to. Rooms are Clean, modern, comfortable, professional and inviting. Very comfortable beds! This is one of the best combinations for a hotel, I wish they were all like this!

    « Best Hotel I have ever stayed at !!! »

    What a surprise this Hotel was !! We blindly booked here bcs of proximity and ended up utterly amazed !! Beautiful room, new carpet, awesome furniture and bedding, walk in shower with glass doors, etc

    « More than expectation »

    We stayed in the hotel for 4 nights in July 2017. Onsite Parking was convenient. Property is neat and clean as well as quite, Breakfast was quite good as well. Room was big and neat. Shuttle service to NYC was also there but it made us wait for more than 30 minutes than scheduled time. Great place to stay!

    « Highly recommended »

    Highly recommended - experience very good. I enjoyed the Golden Eagle service at the Hotel.The hotel was very clean, the staff very helpful and nice. Overall stay was great. We had a fantastic week end. Thank you so much for everything.

    « Totally Exceptional »

    I have recommended this hotel to all of my friends and family who will be traveling to NY in the future. If you like exceptional customer service, clean rooms, and extremely comfortable beds, this is the hotel for you. Not only is this hotel new, but well maintained in every area. Parking is not only free, but secured and only accessible to guest. The rooms are extremely spacious, including the shower, and decor next level. This hotel is worth every dime and more. Lastly, the Hotel is 5 minutes form the Lincoln Tunnel with a shuttle that run's from 8 am to 11 pm to and from Time Square.

    « Lovely stay »

    We absolutely loved this hotel! The staff was so friendly, cleanliness was amazing and it was so peaceful too. My husband enjoyed the lounge and my son loved the pool, the shuttle to NYC was convenient and simple. We will be back

  • 5
    « Enjoyable stay! »

    We picked this hotel because it was reasonably priced and fairly close to Manhattan, it included a lot of extras that most Manhattan hotels don't offer and comfort and budget were an important consideration. Our stay was for 2 nights and included parking and delicious warm breakfast with lots of options. Additionally it had a 3rd party shuttle option which we took advantage of and didn't have to pay toll charges for Lincoln Tunnel and parking and traffic chaos. We would definitely return to this location!

    « Good hotel for the price »

    Despite the visual appearance of the neighborhood, this is a great hotel for the money. The low price that included free parking, free breakfast and indoor pool/fitness center access. It is not too far from NYC and the transit stop (there is also paid shuttle service). Rooms were clean, breakfast was great - pancakes, sausage, eggs, muffins, yogurt, cereals, juices, bagels, oats, waffles, fruit, etc. My only problem is that the shower floor could have been better scrubbed there was a very thin layer of grim.

    « Family trip to New York »

    Excellent friendly good value break, particularly the complimentary parking. Also the shuttle service into New York was very handy. The recommendations for dinner were great. Breakfast is good if you get up before 9.

    « excellent hotel »

    Me and my 3 children, we stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The hotel is in an excellent location. In the hotel there is a possibility of a shuttle (for a fee) to Midtown Manhattan. The hotel is very spacious and suitable for families. Full breakfast. wireless Internet . Free parking and tidy. The pool is heated, clean and tidy. Laundry room . Great value for money We'll be back again Eyal

    « 1st Time to New York City »

    We used this hotel during our 1st time to New York City. We stayed here and used the shuttle into Times Square. Rooms were great, short shuttle ride into Manhattan and always looked forward to the morning breakfast. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would return to this hotel anytime we are in the area.

    « Family with teens »

    Stayed 4 nights in this wonderful hotel. Very clean and spacious, family with teens should choose to stay in the suite room of this hotel for a comfortable stay. Few minutes bus ride to New York City. A grocery and sonic take out burger is close to the facility.

    « NYC Trip »

    This hotel was top notch. I was extremely satisfied with everything, from the staff, to the breakfast (free), to the pool. The room was like something out of HGTV. The area was great, close to supermarkets, some restaurants and a movie theater within walking distance. Also some more close by a 6 min drive away. The hotel has a shuttle to NY for $6.50 per person, which can get a little pricey,but very convenient when your checking in and out with luggage. You can catch the bus at the Super 8, for $3 per person (2 min away), on the other days. If you're ever looking for a great place to stay with easy access to NY that won't break the bank, don't hesitate to book at this hotel.

    « Convenient & Comfortable »

    We stayed at this hotel in July, and we booked it because it was very close to Times Square, and the fact that they offer parking and a privately run shuttle service to Times Square. Thus one doesn't have to drive in downtown NYC, yet be extremely close at the same time. We were impressed right from check-in, where we met Angie. Angie was very professional, and very hospitable. She really went out of her way to ensure that we had a comfortable stay, and I think that shes a great ambassador for the hotel. The room was very clean and modern. The bed was comfortable, and the bathroom was perfectly sized. The free breakfast was exceptionally good for what it was (free). They had pancakes, various breads and pastries, cereals, yogurts, waffles, coffee, tea, juices and a few hot dishes (varied each morning during our stay). Overall we were pleasantly surprised, and we wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting NYC. The reception staff were indeed 5 star!

    « Clean and well located »

    Very nice and clean place.I would recommend this hotel to everybody.Would return in the future.Thanks Best Western. We returned late one night, and I was looking for cereals and milk for my son and the staff gladly provided it for me. Accommodation was top notch!

    « Great hotel »

    Good hotel, very clean and the staff are nice. Definitely a place to go when heading to NYC. Close to busses that take you to manhatten for only $3. If you're going to manhatten, specially if your a family then this is definitely the place to stay.

  • 5
    « Great hotel, just across the Hudson river from NYC »

    Great location. Modern, updated hotel with friendly, helpful staff, very nice rooms, pool, gym, ect. Free parking and free hot breakfast. $12 round trip shuttle service to Times Square. Best deal to visit NYC. Very happy with this hotel and would stay again when visiting New York City. Talking to other travelers on the shuttle, we're pretty sure this is the nicest hotel in the area and best deal, all things considered.


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·From: Newark Liberty International Airport. Take Express Road toward Airport Exit/US-1/US-9/I-78/I-95/Off-Airport Rental Cars. Take the I-78 E ramp toward I-95 N/Holland Tunnel/New York City. Merge onto I-78 (Express) E. Take the I-95 N/NJ Turnpike N exit. Merge onto I-95 N/New Jersey Turnpike N via the ramp on the left toward US-46/I-80/Lincoln Tunnel. Keep right to take NJ-495 E via Exit 16E toward NJ-3/Lincoln Tunnel. Take the exit toward Kennedy Boulevard. Turn slight right onto Columbia Avenue. Turn left onto Paterson Plank Road/County Highway-681. The Best Western Premier® NYC Gateway Hotel is on the left. ·From: New York City. Take NY-495 W/Lincoln Tunnel crossing into New Jersey. NY...

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