Times hotel reviewer starts to dis Hoboken…but changes his mind

HOBOKEN — The New York Times has a review this weekend of Hoboken’s W Hotel on the waterfront. It starts with typical Manhattan snobbery:

When the W Hoboken opened in early 2009, it sounded a bit like the beginning of a joke (“A high-end hotel chain walks into the Jersey waterfront …”).

Luckily, it’s this attitude that keeps us enjoying our little gems on this side of the river at reasonable prices. But the reviewer concludes that the W Hoboken is a worthy alternative to Manhattan:

In fact, the hotel has a perfectly reasonable two-pronged sales pitch: it’s only a few blocks from the PATH train — and thus minutes from downtown Manhattan — and doubles start at prices often $150 less than those at the W outposts in Times Square or Union Square (my wife and I paid $244 for a Saturday night stay); and unlike most rooms in those other hotels, it offers views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.
So there.


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