4.0 on November 23, 2013
I was very happy with my stay. The rooms were very clean and the service was great. They stock up the rooms with everything you can possibly need. I will recommend it to my friends in the future!
4.0 on November 01, 2013
My wife and I spent two nights in the suite, on the top floor, up two steep flights of stairs. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the view from the balcony, of the NY skyline was stunning, especially at sunrise. Breakfast was good and cooked to order. The other guests we met at breakfast were nice and we enjoyed their company. The mother-daughter team that cooks and cleans is just delightful and the owner and his grandchildren (at least the one we met) were very nice. The steep, narrow steps made luggage-handling a bit difficult and the extra-high step at the top of each flight caused me to stumble several times. The furnishing could use some editing- it's too big and there's too much of it. This, by no means, is a deal breaker. We would gladly stay here again. The owner and employees go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Our suite even had a desktop computer and land line phone free to use and, though we didn't take advantage of it, cable TV with all the premium channels. There are also two off-street parking spaces (the B&B has just three guest rooms) and is a few minutes walk to the train station or a short drive to the ferry. While we didn't explore the neighborhood during our brief stay, about a mile east on Montgomery Street are many great places to eat- locally owned restaurants, not the big chains. Breakfast at the B&B was made to order- eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, bagels, cereal, bottled juices and coffee and is served from 8:00 am to 10:00 am but guests wishing to eat outside of those hours are welcome to prepare their own. Of the three guest rooms, the suite and the queen room are on the top floor. The king room is on the ground floor, right inside the entrance, so people not wanting to lug their bags up two flights should book the king room. The kitchen, dining, and owner's suite are one flight up. Our suite even had a plasma globe- a bit unusual but it was a fun touch and made a great night light!
4.0 on October 31, 2013
Affordable, convenient and friendly. Great staff, they are very warm and prepare a lovely breakfast. Good location near subway stop, and Jersey City is a good place to visit as well.
5 on August 06, 2013
We had just a great stay from the comfort and atmosphere to the breakfast and hospitality ! Thanks so much, will have to come back !
5 on June 25, 2013
Highly recommend Jersey City B& B and will stay there again. It had everything we needed. It is clean, quiet, and has comfortable beds. The commute to Manhattan is easy. We enjoyed the company of Keisha and her daughter as they prepared a wonderful breakfast. While in N.J. we rambled around a bit, found an excellent Italian restaurant and visited nearby Hoboken, which is a lovely little town.
5 on March 14, 2013
the price was right the room was clean the breakfast was excellent thank you Keisha
5 on March 10, 2013
i will definity go back if they have it available.They have drinks and difffernt machines for the drinks. the beds were comferable. the whole place was clean. It was like i was at home when i wasn't.
5 on March 04, 2013
had a very nice comfortable stay... it was clean and the food was good safe area and easy access to New york... will be booking another stay in the summer and will be recommending to my family and friends
3.8 on February 25, 2013
It was an enjoyable stay in Jersey City. Close to New York via subway which is a plus. For those who are not so interested in the hustle and bustle while visiting New York, this is a place to consider. Service was good and the breakfast was also on par with expectations. Having the opportunity to interact with other guests in a smaller setting makes the trip more interesting. A bed and breakfast with all the amenities required plus attentive staff is something hard to pass up when visiting New York.
5 on November 30, 2012
As an Innkeeper myself, I was amazed at what Lonnie has done with his property! He has provided everything a business traveler would need, everything a vacationing single or family would need and all in all....this is a gem!!!! My daughter lives in Hoboken, only 10 minutes away so this B&B gives me my own space and yet close enough to get to her house or NYC in no time at all!
5 on November 03, 2012
Hey Guys, if you're going to visit New York you have to stay at Lonnie Sobel's Bed and Breakfast. I have been there while Sandy the Superstorm hit NY and everything was damaged. No power, no subway, no pathtrain, no everything. Even under these circumstances I had a great time. Lonnie helps everytime. Promise Sam from Switzerland
4.0 on October 25, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at this Bed and Breakfast. Our suite had a wonderful view of New York and the new Freedom Tower. Lonnie was very friendly and helpful and was available to answer questions. Keisha prepared breakfast and was flexible with the menu and very interesting to talk to. It was a 20 minute walk to the Path train into New York City. The Statue of Liberty is closer to the New Jersey side so would recommend taking tour from there. Enjoyed the experience, would visit again.
5 on October 11, 2012
We stayed for a few days in October 2011. I had messed up on my online reservation and the owner, Lonnie fixed it right away without any hesitation. Upon arriving, we were greeted as if we were visiting long lost relatives. Everyone was so friendly. We stayed one night downstairs and the rest of the time upstairs. The rooms were nice and cozy, just like you would have if you were actually staying with relatives except you had all the wonderful amenities in your room. Breakfast was great each morning because of the yummy cooked food and the wonderful conversations with the inn keepers and other guests staying. All the staff gave us recommendations on sight seeing. On our very first trip to NYC, it was snowing really hard so Lonnie offered to take my husband, my son and I into the city! It was a real treat to be able to drive around in an unfamiliar city with someone that knew the city well. Before we ventured out on our own, Lonnie treated us to pizza at his families favorite pizza place. Lonnie has 2 sons that are my sons age so my son had a fun time getting to know them as well. They even offered to take us trick or treating for Halloween, but we had plans to go the Halloween Parade in NYC. When we make our way back from Reno, NV to New Jersey or NYC, we will be staying here again!!
4.8 on September 15, 2012
I was desperatly look for a place to stay and this was the nearest place available. considering the area i really didnt want to stay there at all. It turned out to be better than any motel and most hotels ive stayed in. we were 2 people and we paid 60 bucks for king sized room and a living room with a sofa. this came with breakfast as well as 6 sodas in the fridge. the service was amazing. we came down a little late for breakfast and the gentleman made us a cheese omelet with toast as well as strawberry juice FRESH. The view from the balcony of the suite was amazing. There is so much to say about this place. You feel like your at home and we were 2, 18 year old kids!
5 on September 14, 2012
my boyfriend and I enjoyed staying in your hotel. and it wasn't like hotel, it was more like home. and the breakfast was good. so next time if we decide to go to NY we already know where we will stay. best wishes from the Russian girl and from pastry chef:)
5 on August 12, 2012
Thanks Lon, my family and I had a great time staying at your place. The king size room was just wonderful and our two little girls, 8 and 5 loved your pinball machine and I loved having the bottled water dispenser right in our room as I love to drink a lot of pure cold water. And visiting NYC from your place was a breeze. Thanks again from myself and our family!!!
4.0 on August 11, 2012
Salut, Idéalement placé, pour un prix raisonnable, c'est pour nous la meilleur solution !!! Les pan cake de Ron sont excellents !!! et c'est un plaisir d’échanger avec les autres Hotes. Je recommande ce B&B
5 on August 10, 2012
My husband and I drove up from Texas to celebrate our anniversary, (yes, drove..) and we were given helpful and detailed instructions for our late arrival. We stayed in the king suite and the size was huge, as well as a private bathroom. Ron took care of us all weekend and was so wonderful. He gave us great tips for transit as well as cooks a mean breakfast. Super nice guy, I would stay here again. Easy transit into the city. Great stay all around. Ron is just such a nice guy and we enjoyed all the guests.
5 on July 27, 2012
We had a great time at your place, we'll tell everybody in The Netherlands about your beautiful place and your hospitality. Thanks a lot!
5 on July 11, 2012
We are former residents of Jersey City on a trip to visit friends and family in the New York area. The innkeeper makes every effort to feel guests welcome and comfortable. The queen room we stayed at is large and neat. The breakfast - good. We found this to be a very good value for what we paid.
4.6 on July 07, 2012
Made to feel like "home" while in a new city for us. Beds VERY comfortable, accommodations and amenities PLENTIFUL, the breakfast selection was so varied and the hosts definitely added to the charm! Met some great people (other guests) and shared lots of stories about NJ and NYC attractions. We were extremely grateful for the air conditioning in the rooms, which added greatly to our comfort in the heat-wave. Ron, Lonnie and Keisha were helpful with questions about transportation, PATH and NY subway. Would DEFINITELY stay here next visit! Thanks for adding to the enjoyment of our trip Jersey City B&B!
4.0 on April 27, 2012
The 15 minute walk to the PATH train each day helped to exercise off the wonderful breakfasts prepared by Ron and Clarence. They gave us valuable advice on places to see and how to get there. No request was too difficult for them - Ron even installed an air conditioner for us when the room got a bit hot. We stayed for 12 days and enjoyed the comfort and friendliness. Area felt safe - even at night, although we usually got the $5 taxi home when we were home late. The room's printer was excellent as we were able to print out tickets and vouchers from online searches and bookings. A great place to stay.
4.2 on April 23, 2012
Lonnie and his 'family' (Jesse, Jonathan, Ron and Clarence) welcomed me into their wonderful home and family with open hearts and arms. I so enjoyed sharing my breakfast time with Jesse and his brother Jonathan. After each long day of sightseeing in New York City and Jersey City, I always looked forward to returning 'home' each evening to my relaxing and comfortable King Room accommodation. I am looking forward to my next stay with Lonnie and his 'family.' Nan .... St.Catharines, Ontario
5 on April 14, 2012
I had a wonderful time in the king room. I loved it so much that invited a couple of friends over and we had a great time together. The amount of space that was provided for the cost was unbelievable.
5 on April 14, 2012
better than a hotel, B&B in Jersey City gets a 5 stars from me. the attention, the service and the location is the best in town. Fron now on, this is the only place I will stay when I visit NYC and NJ
4.4 on March 12, 2012
I stayed in their suite room with a friend for 8 days for spring break earlier this month. The suite was clean and they change the towels every day. The breakfast is fantastic. It has a computer, printer and free wi-fi for those who prefer using their own laptops. The couch in the living room can seat 10+ people and the bed was more than enough for the two of us. The inn keepers are extremely friendly people. They didn't even mind our taking the food out of the fridges. We had such a great time chatting that we ended up going home with free "Big Apple" posters (the keeper knows the artist who made them)!
4.4 on February 26, 2012
Absolutely loved my 5 nights stay here in Feb 2012. I chose this place after reading the positive reviews and so I had high expectations but, Jersey City B&B exceeded those high expectations!!! I was on a specific diet during my stay and Ron accommodated my dietary requirement. I even got a weighing scale to use in my room. Ron even made sure the massage chair was in good woking order so that I could unwind after my long working hours. It was so nice to experience such warm and genuine hospitality. Each one of them - Lonnie, Ron, Clarence, Jessie and Jonathan made my stay very pleasant and memorable. I would love to stay here again, any time. I am from the hospitality background. I know and appreciate the coordinated work that goes behind the scenes to make this possible. Thank you Jersey City B&B team!!!
5 on February 02, 2012
First time in a bed and breakfast, better than any hotel! The staff Ron, and Clarence, extremely friendly! Ron even walked us to the train station. They make anything you want for breakfast and are willing to help with any problems or questions you have. You really feel like your home when staying here. Travel to the city is easy, only a 10 min walk the train station. Only 2 dollars one way to the city. The price cant be beat. Definitely will be coming back when traveling to New York again. Highly Recommend
5 on January 19, 2012
We have been traveling for 3 months across America and this has been by far the best accommodation for the entire trip. Ron is very friendly and a great cook! we stayed here for 3 weeks and traveled to and from NYC every single day. the rail station is a walking distance away and the only a 10-15 minute ride into the center of the city! As for getting home, pretty much no matter how late it was we felt safe walking down the main street back to the jersey city B&B!
4.6 on January 08, 2012
We will never forget our eventfull trip to Lonnie´s B&B. He invited us to a Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and also to his own casino game hall. We had a lot of fun with him and his two grandsons. For the great time we´d like to say a big thank you.
3.8 on December 22, 2011
stayed for 6 nights realy took care of us 15 min walk to journal sq path train to manhattan we had the ground floor king size room plenty of privacy and comfartable staff allways willing to help ron is a great host
4.0 on December 11, 2011
I've to make a special recommandatation for Ron. He is an outstanding host, just perfect. Ron you're the best!! The B&B got everything you need. And is clean! We felt ourself at home. 33rd street and Worldtrade center is easy to reach by train, wich is a 10min walk from the B&B. Or couple of min by taxi, wich cost you $5 Its a perfect basecamp to discover new york city.
5 on December 09, 2011
I stayed here for 4 nights for business and was very pleased. My room had a balcony overlooking the city, a sitting room, bedroom, and bathroom. It's very homey in the sense that there's a pinball game in the foyer, a mattress up against the wall, random toiletries, but I liked that because it was less sterile than a typical hotel room. There are also complimentary sodas, coffee, and all the office supplies you could think of, including a Spanish-English dictionary! The best part of the place is Ron and his wonderful breakfasts. I had the best pancakes I've ever had and he cooks wonderful eggs to order. He couldn't be friendlier or more hospitable. I would definitely stay here again! The only drawback? There's not a whole lot within walking distance, so it's best to stay here if you have a car or you plan to spend your days in Manhattan. Great value!
5 on November 23, 2011
We stayed there one night and we liked it. Roomkeeper Ron was a nice and kind person. He prepared a nice breakfast in the morning. Also, he drove with us to the nearest train station. Highly recommended.
5 on November 15, 2011
I had never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before and did not know what to expect. My daughter was going off to college and we were looking for a place to stay for one night. My son did some looking on the internet and came up with this. It was way more than I expected. I had my mom with me too so we stayed in the upstairs unit that was essentially two rooms but has everything you would need for a stay. There was a computer, all the necessities and more with a balcony view. We got up the next day and had breakfast served whatever we wanted. I would highly recommend this place. We even had a parking spot. My visit was back in August so I am just now getting my thoughts down. we have a busy household.
5 on November 04, 2011
Nestled away in a sleepy neighborhood near Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is only a few short blocks to the PATH trains that will take you to Manhattan ($5.00 Taxi Fare $2.00/person PATH). On arrival you find an unassuming "duplex" style townhouse with a gated driveway (parking is available however why you would want to drive in these cities is beyond me). There are three rooms available for Guests, we stayed in the "King Suite" which is the only room on the main floor. This "room" is the size of a small apartment, there are two beds, one King Bed (with a beautiful Memory Foam Mattress - perfect for the weary road warrior) and a double bed at the far end. The room is equipped with a water cooler, small fridge, complimentary beverages, telephone, computer, complimentary wireless Internet (with decent speed, I might add - too many places advertise Internet only to provide substandard speeds), and as irrelevant as I may view it, two televisions with fully featured digital cable. There are two other suites available on the third floor, similarly outfitted just a bit smaller. The second floor is where you will find the kitchen/dining area... and Ron. Ron manages the B&B's daily happenings, he is friendly, happy, genuine, and makes a deadly breakfast. Ron is an invaluable resource for the international traveler, need a shave? Tailor? Shoe Repair? Transit Advice? Ron knows the city and can accommodate almost any request. Ron is a master of friendly, genuine conversation, always wearing a smile and his heart on his sleeve. Without question the best Bed & Breakfast that I/we have ever had the pleasure of visiting. My wife and I both look forward to returning.
4.8 on October 27, 2011
I could not believe at the low rates we paid for our room that you gave us so much. Having a computer and printer with free Internet in my room was really the icing on the vcake. And to have free sodas in my room was also a pleasant surprise. But all the amenities in the bathroom was what really impressed my wife the most. (Q-tips and soft soap and shower gel and shampoo and conditioner and cups and washcloths and kleenex and hand sanatiozer and mouthwash and etc. The water cooler and microwave and coffee maker were great to have also. You really thought of everything someone needs when they're traveling. And thanks for the ride to the train on that rainy day. That was very kind of you also. We will definitely be back again next year. (Dennis and Mary from Germany)
4.2 on October 22, 2011
In half an hour to Wall Street. The best breakfast we ever had in a B&B. Friendly people, good advices, excelent service. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay visiting New York. Mr. and Mrs. Giebels (Netherlands)
4.2 on October 18, 2011
We save a great amount of money staying here on our trip to New York. This had a great location. It was only $6.00 to get a cab to catch the ferry to Liberty Isalnd and a short walk to the train. There were lots of places that delivered food to your door. It was a cheap cab ride to eat as well. Not much to do for night time eating and drinking in the surounding blocks. That being said there is tons to do via a cheap cab ride! Jersy City has a lot to offer. Breakfast was wanderful! The food was cooked to order and there were even some snacks around through out the day if were interested. The free internet was a life saved too! All in all we were happy and will stay here again if we revisit the area.
5 on September 28, 2011
My teenage daughter and I recently stayed at Jersey City BB and it far exceed our expectations. The hosts Ron, Lonnie and Clarence were fantastic. Extremely friendly, catering to all our needs, and truely welcoming us home. The full breakfast was fresh and delicious, plus tea/coffee/soft drinks available all day. The Suite was well equipped with phone & internet. The view of Manhatten skyline lovely at night. Whilst the walk to the PATH was only 10mins, we generally opted for a taxi $6-7 at night. Easy access to Manhatten, and great outlet shopping available at Jersey Garden Mall accessible by PATH and local bus(40mins) from Newark. Would certainly stay here again, and recommend to other Aussies on Tour.
4.8 on September 27, 2011
We stayed in the Queen Room. Large room.Huge TV. Weather was unseasonably warm, but our room was always comfortable. Breakfasts were always fabulous. For those celiacs out there, gluten free bread and pancakes were always available. Nice walk to the PATH and short ride to Manhattan. Ron and Clarence most helpful with info and always made us feel at home. Would surely recommend this B&B to others. Very good value . Winnipeg, Canada
5 on September 23, 2011
Had everything you wanted and more than you expect! Soda's in the fridge, snacks to take with you for your day and right down to q-tips in the bathroom for you! All the little things they do for you make the difference between being satisfied and being VERY HAPPY that you stayed THERE! Great mornings started with your personal cook making you great stuff(like French Toast, eggs cooked to order, fresh bacon, ALL juices, coffee-more than you could want!...and to top it off? a fresh fruit smoothie before you hit the road. Only a 10 minute walk to the subway, a pinball machine game for a few minutes, a message chair after a days walking in NYC, and all-in-all, the best personal welcome you could ask for. They DO care that YOU are HAPPY. They aim to please you...and they DO! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-SEARH NO FURTHER!
4.2 on September 23, 2011
Wow, everyone was so friendly...the breakfast was huge - probably part of the reason I gained weight on my vacation. We stayed for 5 nights...close by to subway - about a 15 min walk, then another 15 to get into city. I would def stay here next time we get to NY...my only quibble - the room should have had a good through clean - the headboard of the bed was pretty dusty, I dropped a makeup brush that rolled under the bathroom counter and it came out with a pretty good sized dust bunny attached. That would be my only thing - the rooms need a really thorough cleaning/dusting. Linens and towels were clean, kitchen was clean. Thanks everyone and hope to see you again!
5 on September 21, 2011
Exceptionally ideal location for major New York tourist spots. Very accessible to bus, taxi, and train. Safe and clean were noticeable. Impeccable service and good food were offered on daily basis. The best place to stay when you are in New York and New Jersey, and best value for your money. Thank you - Lonnie, Ron, and Jonathan. See you when we see you.
4.0 on September 17, 2011
Beautifull room expecially on the upper floor. Easy to reach Manhattan. Raphael and Lonnie are very friendly and they feed us more than we can eat every morning! What more can you get for such a cheap price ?
5 on September 07, 2011
I was there for the World Police and Fire Game at New York and i past 8 days there. It was fabulous to stay there. It past my attend with all the service they offer. Don't be shy to go there, it worth the price.
4.4 on September 02, 2011
Went there with my 14 year old daughter from 25 to 30 August, and yes, unfortunately also met Hurricane Irene over there. Directions to the B&B were very clear, about 10 minute walk from the Path station. We had the first floor room with 2 seperate bedrooms and a bathroom. Everything very clean and spacious, tv on both rooms and clean bathroom. Breakfast service was excellent, my daughter really was in Ron's ban, and he made some excellent wafels for her. Had to stay in on Sunday as NYC was closed down due to Hurricane Irene, but with a 300 channel TV, a desktop with internet and wifi access in the room, and the pinball machinee downstairs, the day went by fast. Lonnie even proposed to drive with us to the town to see what was open. We will definitely recommend this inn to friends travelling to NYC, as it is affordable, breakfast is incredible and you are only a 10 minute walk and a 15 (to World Trade Center) of 20 (to 33rd street Penn Station) Path Train ride from the center of town, for only 1.75 USD per ride.
5 on August 13, 2011
We recently stayed at the Jersey City B&B, and would highly recommend it! Ron, the manager, went above and beyond in making us feel comfortable; our first night there he walked with us from the B&B to Journal Square, pointing out local restaurants and showing us where the PATH station was. From the B&B, it was only a short walk to the station, followed by a few stops on the PATH to get to NYC - very convenient! We would definitely stay here again, for the service, convenience, and clean, comfortable rooms.
5 on August 11, 2011
My parents and I were nicely surprised how well equiped, clean and comfortable our suite was!!! And the breakfast was extraordinary! French toast, sausages, eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, whatever we could ask for. Lonnie and Ron were extremely friendly and nice! Lonnie drove us to the store, Ron made us breakfast and printed information for us. Our experience at Jersey City was fantastic!!! That was the top of my vacation planning and I will definitely go back! Radka, Czech Republic
4.0 on August 10, 2011
My family and I stayed here only one night and we ALL LOVED IT!!!!! Every one was so nice and courteous towards us!! The room was immaculate!! The whole house was immaculate! We didn't want for anything and all of our concerns were addressed!!Made me feel like a kid again without any worries!! Thanks Lonnie!! You are a gem!
4.8 on August 04, 2011
We were welcomed very warmly. Breakfast and conversation were great. The room was amazing; very comfortable, with lots of goodies like a printer, tea and coffee, fridge and soft drinks, and a great view from the balcony. Would definitely stay here again.
5 on July 15, 2011
The Jersey City B&B is a great place--well-stocked rooms with everything need, better service than one gets in most hotels, and a great price. Lonnie guided our lost cabbie to the B&B and then gave us a ride to the train our first day; Ron has helped us with everything we need. The bed is comfy, we have a computer, drinking water, the works! Thank you!
5 on July 14, 2011
My wife and I had a delightful time at this Jersey City B&B. It was a great value, and we both really appreciated all the attention to details by the managment. Also, the breakfast was fantastic! We would definitely visit again, and recommend it highly.
3.8 on July 04, 2011
We stayed at the B&B for 11 days in June 2011, and really enjoyed our experience. The B&B is small but comfortable. The room we stayed in had every convenience as stated on the website, and they even installed a second air conditioner in the room during our stay. Lonnie and Ronnie were both very helpful, with Lonnie picking us up from the PATH on our first day and also dropping us off at the PATH when he had a free moment. The breakfast was basic, but sufficient and tasty. We had a few issues with our room, the water dispenser not working and the toilet blocking - but both were dealt with promptly by the owner. The main advantage of the B&B is the cost, it is way cheaper than staying in the city. It's about a 15 minute walk to the PATH which then quickly takes you into the city. After a few long days the walk to and from the PATH was a bit of a drag (in the middle of summer) but generally it was pretty easy. I was worried it wasn't safe, but we didn't have a problem, and on one night we had lots of shopping to carry back, we caught a taxi from the PATH station for about $6.00. The low cost of the B&B allowed us to spend more time in NY than we could have if we chose to stay in the city. We had a great time, the hosts were very helpful when my partner got a throat infection and needed to see a doctor, and made the arrangements. Overall this was a very positive experience, and if we were to visit NY again for an extended stay we'd definitely come back to the B&B.
3.6 on June 25, 2011
Great location and value! This is a comfortable B&B. It is not a cookie-cutter B&B or a mini-hotel accommodation. It's more like staying with a relative. Ron prepares a breakfast that rivals any restaurant offering. A great start to a busy day. Sharing this meal with the other guests was truly an enjoyable experience. We met wonderful people from Scotland and Australia. I rated the service as outstanding because Lonnie and Ron are just the nicest people. If you need help, just ask one of them. Should we visit the area again, we will stay at the Jersey City B&B.
5 on June 15, 2011
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our most recent stay at the Jersey City B&B. We're repeat customers having lodged there before two other times. The staff were most accommodating- particularly at breakfast where the breakfast chef prepares almost anything you can imagine (well within the parameters of breakfast food!). Also, the free Wi-Fi was an added benefit. And we'll be back the next time we visit the New York metro area.
5 on June 13, 2011
You guys are amazing. I love your Bed and Breakfast. I felt so comfortable during my stay. I can't wait to come back and will recommend Jersey City B&B and Only One Mile to NYC to everyone I know. Thanks so much Lonnie and Ron. Sherry Vega, Ohio : -)
5 on June 02, 2011
My stay there was pure luck and I have to say that I was very lucky to find this place. The bedroom, bathroom and the whole place is very clean and fairly close to public transport to NYC. Outstanding hospitality from the landlord and very helpful innkeeper (Ron). I would definitely recommend it to any visitor to NYC and it will be my first choice when i visit NY again.
5 on May 25, 2011
I stayed here for 6 nights in late May--just left this morning and got back to Ga a few hours ago. Host was super nice and room was really top notch. Breakfast was fun to chat with other guests. Last 2 days had to travel early so no chatting--other guests still sleeping! Excellent overall. Terrific experience.
5 on April 23, 2011
This place is convenient, close to Manhattan, clean, friendly and highly recommended. The room we had down stairs was huge. I will be back again in future. All good.
5 on April 16, 2011
I stayed with my wife from the 8th April to the 13th April for the 3rd time in 2 years and we loved it. The Innkeeper is a fantastic and very knowledgeable guy when it comes to what to see and do in New York and New Jersey and very helpful. He gave us a ride to the train station twice. The room was large and had a king bed and a second room with a queen bed and its own bathroom. It had a small fridge with free sodas, a micro wave and more. It was very comfortable. I highly recommend it.
4.8 on March 22, 2011
We took my parents to New york in March and stayed here, service was second to none Lonnie and his staff were fantastic, nothing was to much trouble. The rooms were well laid out, modern, and very comfortable.It is located near the subway so is only a few mins on the subway into Manhatten. I would have no hesitation in recommending Jersey City B&B to anyone. Absolute first class. Well done to Lonnie and the staff.
5 on March 02, 2011
What can I say without sounding too over the top or overly complimentary; basically nothing, because I can honestly say that the entire experience has exceeded my expectations and one should extend compliments when and where they are due! From the moment of our arrival, we were made to feel comfortable and genuinely welcome, not only accommodated! It did not feel like a hotel, but a visit to the home of a long lost relative that warmly & graciously welcomed us into their home which is something from a time long past. We have Lonnie and Helen and Rafael to thank for this. They ensured that, in addition to some of the old world style and comforts, all the technological amenities are available, reminding you that we're in the present, and not the past. The location is excellent. and very easy to get to the city center. Safe. Quiet. Comfortable. Enchanting. And let me not forget to mention that the prices are very very reasonable considering all of the above. The rooms were very clean, beautiful, nicely designed and very comfortable. I've travelled extensively, and I must say that this has been the nicest surprise to date. I have already started recommending Jersey City's B & B to friends, relatives and colleagues and this is where I will stay in my future visits to the Manhattan area. With that, I'd like to thank you Rafael and Lonnie and Helen for the wonderful experience and to let the rest of you know that this is the place to consider and choose if you'd like your visit to NYC to be an unforgettable one. Enjoy and have fun!
5 on January 20, 2011
My wife and I stayed a very enjoyable 4 days at this B & B and we had a wonderful time. We are planning to come back in the future with our kids! There was so many good reviews on this B & B I had my doubts that it would be as nice as the reviews said, but I this is one of those times when the reviews were right on. Thanks New Jersey B & B, we hope to see you again next year!
4.6 on January 14, 2011
A friend and I stayed there for the weekend. The rooms were extremely nice, modern, and clean. The owners were beyond friendly, assuring that we had everything we needed. The price was more than reasonable, definitely worth every penny. We were well fed for breakfast, although the food was a little bit cold, when we'd get there. I guess you have to be there as soon as they cook it up. All in all, our trip to New York/New Jersey was amazing, and half of it is all thanks to Jersey City Bed and Breakfast! I would recommend staying there to anyone considering it. I would go back 100%.
4.6 on January 14, 2011
We had such a great time in Jersey City, the bed and breakfast was very nice and the service was outstanding! The rooms were very clean and the hospitality was great. The staff was very nice and great to talk to. I would definitely go back next time I am in Jersey City.
5 on January 14, 2011
I booked this B&B via the internet to save some money while expectantly traveling to Manhattan. I booked it based on the reviews and couldn't have been happier! I was greeted by Rafael who was lovely and so helpful. He helped me with my bags up to my room, drew me a little map for getting back to the train and gave me some helpful tips about which metro passes to buy and so on. The room was so cute, I couldn't have been happier. I had actually stayed at a hotel in Manhattan the night before was was not impressed. The bed at the B&B was very comfortable after long days of shopping and site seeing, the bathroom was very clean, and had everything I needed, there was a desk with a computer and a phone which I never used, I just didn't need to, but it was there for my disposal. There is also a TV with more channels than anyone can watch in a week! The room I had was private and secure, the house is located on a quite street and I came home late from Manhattan, I never felt unsafe. Breakfast was lovely, there was a large assortment to choose from, and the company at the time was wonderful. I am so happy I found this place and decided to stay, I will definatly be returning when I come back to the New York area! Thanks to you all for making my trip comfortable!
5 on January 13, 2011
Hi Lonnie, This is Dennis Peterson from California. I simply wanted to thank you again for your great hospitality. My wife couldn't believe all the extra amenities in the bathroom like the Q-tips, shower gel, the large bar of soap, shampoo, mouthwash, paper cups, extra roll of toilet paper, soft soap and hand sanitizer on the sink, kleenex, hair dryer, and so many more things that were all there just to make our stay more pleasurable. You and your staff were so accommodating that we never wanted tio leave. But then your taking us to the train on those two rainy days was the icing on the cake. All I can tell others who are considering to stay with you is that they will be very pleased with everything you offer, and at such a reasonable rate too. Thanks again. Dennis and Sara Peterson from San Diego, California
5 on January 10, 2011
At the begininng I was concerning about the transportation to NYC but I soon realized that it's very easy to reach the WTC or Times Square, even easier than some Manhattan's places themselves. The Room is outstanding and includes a private living room with a lot of facilities, such a coffee machine, microwave oven... The breakfast is good and the service is friendly. I strongly suggest this place!
4.0 on January 04, 2011
We just learned of this wonderful bed and breakfast and were intrigued by all the great reviews and booked a one week stay in December. We were instantly charmed by the comfortable rooms and staff and were even more impressed with the personal computer and printer and excellent breakfast. We were even driven to the path station on 3 occassions which was such a nice surprise. To top it all off the host invited our 2 daughters to his son's birthday party. The girls had a blast and so did we. We will definitely be back again. Thank you Lonnie.
2.2 on December 13, 2010
Maybe at one time there was pride in ownership but not any more. Owner is mostly absent and hired staff do all the work. They are friendly enough but we won't stay there again. Hair in the shower, dirty mugs left in our room, pictures put up with push-tacks, dirty light switches, duct tape covering holes, moldy shower, etc. I wonder what happened as I think this place used to be nice. The book in the room talks about a fresh fruit bowl and robes in each room but we never saw that. Breakfast was ordinary with the same thing every day. The lady who looked after the place on the weekend spent the entire breakfast time on the phone so service was poor. I hope the owner is able to get things back on track as we hate to see any B&B in this condition.
5 on November 19, 2010
My wife, an ex Airline stewardess, and myself, a Retired Airline Pilot, have stayed in more hotels and B & B's than most people. But never one quite like this! For perhaps half the price of the average New York hotel, Landlord Lonnie has carved out something rather special, and we are happy to fully recommend both him and the B & B. Where else having paid a simple B & B rate can you expect your own computer, private phone with free calls to the U.S.A and Canada, an invitation to raid the fridge any time you feel hungry, and to tag along with his family on Manhatten adventures! He restored our faith in the human race!!! Go to it.
5 on November 08, 2010
Dear Lonnie, I am still smiling from my visit to your Bed and Breakfast on Thursday through yesterday. It is the best (and I meant this sincerely) B&B at which I have stayed in the New York area. Everything was perfect. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated; the amenities are those found in 5 star hotels; the location is safe and an easy commute to Manhattan. But, it is your staff and you who make the B&B home for your guests. I truly was touched by the hospitality of Helen, Rafael, and you. I left yesterday having made friends. That is the greatest blessing a traveler can have.
5 on October 17, 2010
I have stayed here before. That's why I came back. I do live local (in NJ) and sometimes need a break at a reasonable price and I work in the area. It's clean and safe. Plus Lonnie and Raphel are great hosts! I would love to keep this great place as a little secret to myself (LOL) but I owe it to the JC B& B. It was nice to sit with Lonnie and talk with his sons at breakfast. And a nice breakfast I may add. I'll keep coming back
5 on October 06, 2010
On leaving Jersey City's only B&B for our next NJ destination, I wished we'd had time to stay longer! Even if Lonnie hadn't happened to be a third cousin once removed of mine(!) I would have been very impressed by the facilities (internet, water cooler, toiletries provided in the room) and the location. The communal, sociable breakfasts are a highlight and a really good way to get ideas about where to go/what to do in NYC and around. Hello to Lonnie, Raphael and Helen, and of course Jesse and Jonathan!!! Thanks again, and we'd love to come back soon. Josie and Sonia, Manchester, England.
4.6 on October 06, 2010
All the advantages of New York City except that you are based in Jersey City and gain the advantages of Jersey City too. All the facilities that you would expect in a big city hotel only it is not impersonal. Lonnie and his team - Hellen and Rafael and the boys could not have been friendlier. Everything was there in our room and having use of a computer to keep in touch with home was thoughtful. So many things were provided which were not essential but made us feel that our needs had been fully thought about. For example - a printer and stationery to go with the computer, free drinks in the fridge and a coffee maker. We enjoyed the opportunity of going to the Farmers Market on our way back from a day out in New York and it was only a short journey on the subway to the centre of Manhattan. We were spoilt for choice at breakfast and I loved Rafael's pancakes. This place is unique and I am sure I will be back!
5 on October 04, 2010
This was my first trip since Paris in May and so the standard was set kind of high. I'm happy to report that this bed-and-breakfast called Jersey City bed-and-breakfast was extremely nice. The host was very hospitable and the location was very close to everything. The rooms were comfortable and the furniture was very nice. to give you a little bit of context, I am the type of tourist who travels frequently and likes to stay in very nice places that are not that expensive. If I can't avoid it, I'll stay in a five-star hotel for full price but I prefer to stay in a boutique type of place which is really nice but not really expensive. Jersey City bed-and-breakfast met and actually exceeded all of my expectations in all areas. I don't get back to the New York City area that frequently but if and when I do, I would most definitely stay there. Five stars!
4.0 on September 29, 2010
We, my wife and 8 year old boy, all had a great time at Lonnie's place. They all went out of their way to make sure that we had a fun 10 days at their wonderful bed and breakfast. The King size room was super. Jonathan loved having his own room and we loved our quiet times from him by you having such a spacious room. And thank you so much for taking him to your game room and giving us a free night for vourselves. He said his evening with you and your boys was the most fun time he had in America. Most importantly, thank you and Rafael and Helen so much for your great hospitality.
2.8 on September 25, 2010
This B&B is, as advertised, very close to Manhattan but its neighbourhood is not reassuring. Fortunately the taxi ride from the train station to the B&B, in evening, is only a $5.00 fare.
5 on September 24, 2010
Ce B&B a le confort d'un hôtel 5 étoiles et la chaleur d'une famille. Beaucoup de petites attentions, un service parfait, des conseils...tout est là ! Helen & Rafael sont très serviables et super sympa.
5 on September 17, 2010
Okay , so we were looking for an affordable b&b, close to nyc. But what we found in Lonnies B&B is really outstanding! A good day starts with a breakfast but a great day starts with YOUR breakfast! Thanks guys, we really enjoyed our time in nyc and nj.
5 on August 23, 2010
We stayed 12 days in August 2010, and had a great time with Lonnie, Rafael and Hellen. They are very welcoming people and they do their best to make you comfortable. Our daughter thinks that Rafael prepares the best pancakes in America (thus in the world) ! And she may be certainly right... There was free soda, cool water and fruits waiting for us every day after our visit to NYC. The Path station is at walking distance from Jersey's B&B and the area is safe. With the Path you can go directly to 33rd St or Ground Zero, which makes visiting Manhatan easy. We definitely recommend this place!! Many thanks from Sunny French Riviera, Maria, Daphné & Marc
5 on July 21, 2010
After reading the review on the website, the Starwars pinball machine, free internet, packed fridge, one mile from NYC, 10 min. walk from path station, I thought 'that's the one'!!! It's all there, all that was listed, the ten minute walk to the station, I've even tested Lonnie the Inn keeper and he really knows 1-10 in Thai ;-) But what's the best about this B&B is that he does almost everything to make you feel at home, to ensure you are having a great time! Whenever he could find the time he spend some with us, dropped us of in NYC and we had a great time in the FAO Schwarz toy store in NY with his boys. His motto is not to run a B&B but to run 'the best B&B' and having seen quite a few I can say without a doubt, this is the best. If one's in doubt choosing beteen a hotel or a B&B when going to New York, Jersey City B&B has about 150 reasons to choose the latter. I for one, am not really a big city person, was in NY 15 years ago and felt like a Dutchman in New York, uneasy and 100% tourist, this visit to Jersey City B&B almost made me think NYC was my second home ;-) Taxi rate from JFK to Jersey City B&B (at 2 A.M) was 98$ Taxi from B&B to Newark was 40$ both were flat rates Walk to the path station is as described on website (10 minutes), walk up to burger king (on your left), take a right and walk 8(?) blocks and you'll see the path station. (you'll see a.o. a subway fastfood on the left). Taxi from path station to mercer street will be 5 bucks. Rooms, top with airco, water cooler, comfy bed and a breakfast (waffles, eggs anyway you want them, meats, milk, orange juice, cereals, etc) which will prepare you for an exhausting NYC day!! Don't even think about a hotel or another B&B in NYC / Jersey City, Jersey City B&B is were you want to start your NYC trip. I used to believe there were only 2 good people on this world, the pope and Santa, now I've added Lonnie to my list ;-) Mike vd D
5 on July 19, 2010
Looking for accommodation for your Manhattan holiday? Look no further - just click on 'Book It' and you'll be glad you did. My wife and I were taken aback at the high-end pricing of accommodation in Manhattan, not to mention that a lot of rooms in our price range shared bathrooms, which we did not want. After reading reviews about Jersey City B & B and realizing that each room had its own bathroom, we explored further. We decided to take the suite with the 2 rooms and private bathroom for 15 days. It became our home away from home! The Manhattan skyline was impressive from the balcony! Each morning Rafael would cook a nice breakfast - bacon, eggs, waffles, fruit, cold meats and cheeses and the best java cup you could want. Conversing with other guests at breakfast was also enjoyable and brought that 'family' aspect. A 10 minute walk to the PATH train warmed you up for the day's activity - it was an enjoyable walk. A 15 minute train ride to WTC or 33rd St. were perfect launching spots for Manhattan's efficient subway system where your unlimited metro pass went to work. Rafael took us to the ferry one morning just to help out and offered rides to the train if we needed. Very helpful staff! Lonnie was forthcoming with info about places to visit and dine etc. It was more than a room - it was like staying with a family. Rooms were clean and beds very comfortable. Free soda and fruit available at all times. Internet access helped in daily research and large T.V. screen was enjoyable every evening in unwinding from the day's events. Appreciated the staff's forethought in making sure rooms were cool for our arrival back after a hot day. All in all, a fantastic place to stay - would highly recommend it! For the cost you won't find better! I know we'll be back.
5 on July 14, 2010
What a great deal. WOW! Spectacular and wonderful are only two of the many superlative adjectives I could use to describe this great place with truly special service and unbelievable attention to detail. This B and B really had it all! My wife was flabbergasted by everything provided in the bathroom for free. The bathroom not only had a new large bar of soap upon arrival (where do you ever get that anymore) and Q-tips and mouthwash and shampoo and conditioner and Kleenex and cups, but there was liquid soap and a bottle of hand sanitizer too! We all really felt like we were staying at a 5 Star Hotel, yet the prices were like a two star hotel! What a great bargain!!! We stayed in the Suite for 10 days in June and we all had the time of our lives. We have never stayed at such a wonderful place with such amazing hosts! Our balcony had the most spectacular view of NYC and our room had it all. Not only did we have a computer and Internet, but they even provided free paper for us to print out all the activities we wanted to do every day in the Big Apple. And Rafael, thank you so much for all the great advice you gave us every day on what to do and see. And Lonnie and Rafael and Helen, it was so very kind of you to drive us to the train a few times, even though we also enjoyed the short walk some mornings through your nice neighborhood. You are all really very special people, and now I can verify that all the great reviews I had read before I got here were not only all true, but were really just everyone expressing their thanks and gratitude for making their vacation to Manhattan an experience they will all remember for the rest of their lives! Thank you so much from Joe, Sylvia, and Mary and Thomas too. We can’t make it back next summer, but we will certainly return the summer after that.
2.4 on July 11, 2010
We were attracted by the very positive ratings on their own web site & trip advisor & booked the king suite. The promised views of the Manhattan skyline were true, king bed is very comfortable, Italian leather lounge is comfortable & in room computer & printer is good. Wifi connection also worked well. There is a chilled water cooler, microwave, big flat screen TV & a room fridge that tended to have fading spells.The bathroom was a long way from the cleanest we have ever encountered & the towels were pretty drab. Fluff under furniture had been gathering for quite some time. We are amazed at how quiet things are a 20 minute Path ride away from 33rd Street station.We are quick walkers & Journal Square was 12 minutes walk on our best effort. Breakfast is Ok without being notable although we get to choose time & talk to others from the other 2 rooms. There is a pinball machine & a big multi-function massage chair in the common area that seem to be more indulgences of the owner. Outside of breakfast & the welcome we rarely see the owners. Access to tourist info & advice is less than was posted by previous guests of the B&B. In summary the price compared to New York hotels was the saving grace.
3.8 on July 06, 2010
Definitely a a good place to stay, specially if you want to go to NYC by metro, since the place is at walking distance from Journal Sq metro station. Overall, I can say we got more than expected. The room is as nice as you see in the website, and the service and breakfast are beyond my expectations. The bed is very big and comfy. We had free soda and coffee in the bedroom, and a very rich meal in the morning, with various options and plenty of it. It is also worth mentioning that Lonnie and Rafael were both very attentive and helpful. The things that we did not like much were that the bed linens and towels were kind of old and the shower did not look that clean. Also, I did not have the best impression of the neighborhood (but that could be a wrong judgment of somebody who doesn't leave in the area). In summary: doubtless, the pros outweigh the cons and I totally recommend the place.
5 on June 02, 2010
We stayed there last week and I was very surprised by how great the room was and more importantly the service that was provided. The hotel is located just minutes from public transportation and the price was very affordable.
5 on June 01, 2010
Thank you Raphael and Lonnie - we stayed for 4 nights in May - had the suite which was fantastic and as far as I know the same price as a room. Lovely balcony, rooms, computer, phone etc etc etc Couldn't have been better - nothing too much trouble - they just want you to have a great time! 100% Recommended from Barbara and George
5 on May 04, 2010
You know these nondescript hotels where people are friendly but also have a distant so-called 'professional' attitude? This is certainly not the case in Lonnie's Bed and Breakfast in New Jersey. Very close to Path station - where you can catch the train to Manhattan which only takes a few minutes - this place feels like a home away from home. Its keeper Lonnie Sobel is one of the nicest, welcoming host we ever met: on our first day he took us to Path Station for a quick introduction of Jersey City and at night he even drove us to Hoboken for dinner. The room we were in was very clean day after day - thanks to Maja - and had a nice solid bed where we could stretch out after a long day in New York City. Lonnie is quite a character: he travelled around the world and has a lot of fun stories. Whether it is about where to get New York's best thin-crust pizzas or one of his first jobs at Max's Kansas City, Lonnie always has something interesting to tell you. And then there is breakfast: we thought one of the nicest things about this B&B is that all guests are at the same table. The result is an interesting talk every morning with people from all different walks of life. Talking about a fresh start every day! If you plan a trip to NYC, whether it is for one night or more, go to Lonnie's. Take our word for it: you won't be sorry! We rate this B&B a firm five stars.
5 on April 25, 2010
This is a great place to stay clean, convenient. Magnificent service Mr Sobelloni and Rafa are a good team very nice people and down to earth. We love the b&b and hope to be back one day.
5 on March 16, 2010
My Sis booked my resevation and I was quite hesitant at first when I heard it was a B&B. My mental picture of B&B is a cheap room with a bunk bed, tiny bathroom with broken showerhead. Grumpy staff that never learned to smile. Well, when I stayed in Jersey City B&B, my mind was blown away. I would rather stay here than a hotel because its so cozy and provides you all the amenities you need and top notch facilities to boot. Whenever you are in NY area, NEVER miss this excellent B&B. Lonnie, the manager is GREAT guy, super nice and very accommodating. it doesnt have dining but its B&B, not B&B&D. Most bang for the buck!
4.0 on February 23, 2010
We stayed in this B&B last august for a week, the last week of our holiday in the States. It was extremely clean and comfortable, even in the horrible heat of that week!! We stayed in the suite and LOVED it!! The owner and staff were so nice, the breakfast was excellent and we got all the information and maps and suggestion we needed directly in the B&B. The area is safe, and the house is not far from the station. We enjoyed our stay very much and we recommended this B&B to families and friends. Franca, Giorgio, Nicola (from Italy)
5 on February 21, 2010
I couldn't have been luckier to have found such a great bed & breakfast! The rooms are clean, cozy and affordable. Staff is amazingly nice. There was an abundance of food for breakfast and all other amenities such as free internet, free phone and free parking just made my stay all that more worth while. And again, the price is right!!, VERY AFFORDABLE! Be sure to check out there website often .... they run $19/night specials which I was fortunate to grab hold of! The house is also close to Journal Square / PATH station (10 minutes walking) which then gets you into downtown Manhattan in 20 minutes via train! Jersey City B&B is a great place to stay and I will definitely return there on my next visit to NJ/NY. I highly recommend the place :)
5 on February 05, 2010
It's a home away from home place. Laid back, comfy, clean and very pretty. Raf is not only a cutie, he makes THE BEST breakfasts!!! Karla
5 on February 04, 2010
The location was excellent...just few blocks from Journal Square. I didn't bring my laptop but it was so nice to have a free computer to use and keep in touch. Very comfortable, modern room. Without a doubt the friendliest, cleanest, best maintained and most professionally run hotel and cheap to boot. Could not recommend this hotel enough.
5 on January 27, 2010
I had looked into the JC B&B before but didn’t book. I live in NJ and do a lot of work in the Jersey City/Hoboken area. I needed a break and wanted to hang out, meet some friends locally and watch some football. The weather was very rainy so I wanted to be right in the area for work the next day. I didn’t want to stay in some high price hotel so I went to the web site I had previous saved for …believe it or not…A Rainy Day (LOL) and was very surprised at the special deal. I immediately jumped at it. I know the rate won’t be like this all the time but it doesn’t matter! It got me there and I WILL come back. I felt at home. Even though I came in on a special rate, at the regular price it was better than the middle of the road brand name hotels in the area! And you where not nickel and dimmed. And there was much more on top of that. I had a couple of small things for breakfast since I was in a rush. But if I had more time I would have really enjoyed it! The spread and the set up was great. Had a nice conversation with Raphael about the area since we were both familiar with it. Raphael and Lonnie were very accommodating. I will be back!!
5 on January 14, 2010
My wife and I stayed here for only one night and both of us were amazed by quality of service, cleanliness and hospitality. This was our fifth trip to New york and surrounding areas for job interviews and we wished we could stayed here ealier. I strongly recommend that this is an ideal place to live either you are travelling alone or with family.
5 on January 11, 2010
The people are really friendly and nice. Very pleasant place to stay.
4.4 on January 10, 2010
I had the opportunity to stay at the Jersey City Bed and Breakfast over the Christmas holiday. The rooms were very neat and comfortable. It was also wonderful that parking was not an issue. The breakfast was great, as was the service during breakfast. It was very interesting to meet and converse with people from different countries over breakfast. Jersey City B&B was a great find, and I will definitely stay there again when the need arises.
5 on January 08, 2010
I found the Jersey's City Bed and Breakfast through the marvels of Google. There were many B&Bs in Manhattan to choose from, but something about this one stood out. Maybe it was all the good reviews that I read, whatever it was that got me here, I'm sure glad it did. I booked a room online and worked perfect. We chose the King size room in the first floor and is amazing the mattress was so good that I couldn't wait to get there and lay down after our long walks in the city. We had the best nights sleep we'd had all vacation. The comfy king size bed was so luxurious with plenty of pillows that we faded quickly to sleep. The huge tv was a great way to relax it has more than 300 channels to choose. The bathroom was very comfortable and clean. The breakfast and chocolates were incredible and I've already recommended my sister stay here and experience this wonderful B&B for herself. Caroline from Germany.
4.2 on December 30, 2009
We felt very welcome, Lonnie and Rafa are the best hosts you could imagine. Rafa cares for everything and there is everything in the room you didn´t even know you need! Walking distance to Journal Square was absolutely fine. There is a laundry service nearby and several food deliveries available. Free drinks in the room. The computer with free internet and a printer is fantastic, helped us a lot. Newark airport is just a 15 minutes car drive away. All in all a great stay and we definitely recommend this place!! Thanks a lot to Rafa and Lonnie!
3.8 on December 26, 2009
The Doorstep service was really the icing on the cake. Whoever heard of the Innkeeper going to pick you up from the Train Station. They even had take-out menus in the room with your own bathroom, phone and private number. Great Big TV with "Working Cable AND Movie Channels." They also offered their family's Museum pass, which unfortunately I didn't have the time to make use of. But that's okay, Next time. Because I'll certainly be coming back without a doubt. Would I recommend this place? ABSOLUTELY, DEFINITELY. It was also quite nice that there was room to sit around the breakfast table with the other guests. Very large buffet spread for breakfast and if you wanted something else that you didn't see on the table, Raphael would gladly cook it for you any which way you asked him to. And the neighborhood is wonderfully centrally located. Just 15 minutes walk to Journal Square where all the shopping and restaurants are. So it was a First Class Experience.
5 on December 20, 2009
Lonnie and crew were most helpful and gracious. They helped bring in luggage and helped shovel the 12 inch snow that fell the last night, so we could drive away safely. We made it! We had a wonderful time and would recommend Jersey City B&B highly!
4.0 on December 15, 2009
A really unique wonderful place to stay, Unique in that i have never stayed somewhere that is so flexible! The customer really does come first. We missed breakfast one morning (like three girls do after a days shopping in New York) and there was noway these guys were going to see us go hungry! We were told to help ourselves to anything we liked! Its a fantastic location and the guys will he as much help as possible. We even got dropped to the station on our last day. Where on earth do you get that? The help prior to our stay was also wonderful, e-mails direct from Lonnie and Rapheal to ourselves - with information on cost, how far we were from various locations etc. Very honest and useful! For The VERY reasonable price you would not normally expect such comfort, friendliness and quietness! I think its also fair to say that this place would suit any clientelle - old, young, mixed groups etc - mainly due to how flexible the innkeeper is. I think we may have had the smaller room due to dragging our feet. But this was by no means small. A very decent size, with a computer and free wireless. Been a long time since i've seen that in somewhere with B&B prices. The rooms were cleaned throughly every single day. It really was a delight to come back to. My Holiday was made by these guys and i WILL be returning. If your reading the reviews or even thinking about booking do it. You really won't be dissapointed!!!! Have fun!!
5 on December 09, 2009
We are from Rochester NY and needed a place to stay for our NYC trip after another B&B had a last minute change. We found Jersey City B&B online. We were a little leery about going somewhere we didn't know the location. We got there and it was great. The room was perfect (King room) great bed very comfy. We loved Lonnie and his family they made us feel very welcome and right at home. I would recommend to anyone who goes to NYC/NJ. Very close to public transportation. Loved our stay, we can't say enough. We can't wait to go back.
4.8 on November 11, 2009
We spent weeks trying to find available lodging within our budget for a trip to Manhattan and finally found it here. This was not the typical New England style antique-filled, historic home B & B. It was better in so many ways. We were a little wary at first about staying in New Jersey and hassling transportation into the city each day. But no worries. The Path train runs 24 hours/day, and the walk to the train station was fast, easy and safe, even at 1:00 in the morning! On the evening of our arrival, our flight was delayed so we didn't arrive by taxi until 1:30 in the morning...despite the time, Rafael was there to greet us and help with our luggage and this is something you wouldn't find at other B & Bs. We stayed in the King room the first night, and the remainder of our stay in the upstairs Suite. Very comfortable beds, plenty of room to spread out, gorgeous view of NYC skyline from the suite balcony, both for morning sunrise and the city lights at night. Breakfast at the communal dining table was cooked to order, with a variety of choices, and afforded us interesting conversation with Lonnie, the owner, and other guests from Argentina, Utah, and California. One of the nicest touches was having complimentary bottled water and soda in our fridge to take with us for sightseeing each day. Because the inn had no vacancy for our last night in Manhattan, we were able to use the free in-room internet/computer/telephone to make numerous calls and searches for alternative lodging for our final night, at no extra charge. What a lifesaver that was. And when we were ready to check-out, Rafael drove us to the other hotel to drop off our luggage and then took us to the Path train station, saving us the cost of 2 cab rides!! That's amazing service for you!!! We'll definitely be back and highly recommend Jersey City B & B to anyone looking for great service and comfortable lodging at a truly affordable price. Debbie & Bryan, October 2009, 5 nights
4.8 on November 09, 2009
I stayed for a week at the end of October and had a very enjoyable time. The room was very neat and nice and contained all sorts of useful extras - internet, iron, fridge, microwave etc -and Rafael and Lonnie were excellent hosts. Unfortunately, I'm not much of an early-morning eater, which was a shame, as the breakfast spread could feed a small army! For anyone wanting to spend their days in New York, but are limited in their budget. the JC B & B is ideal. It's way cheaper than any equivalent in Manhattan and the core of the Big Apple is only a 15-minute subway jorney away from the local PATH station. I'll definitely be back. Best wishes, Fraser, Scotland.
5 on October 27, 2009
We stayed 10 days and it was the best deal we ever got at any B and B we ever stayed at. Not only were the rooms clean and comfy, but the breakfast was truly the best we ever had at a B and B. I don't know how you are able to charge such a reasonable rate for the 5 Star quality that you gave us. Thank you Lonnie and Rafael for making our visit with you such a memorable experience. Not only will we be back next year, but we will also be sending many of our friends to you too. And that massage chair was so nice to use every day after our long walks in NYC. Thanks again Tony and Mary from Texas
5 on September 20, 2009
What a wonderful first week we had with Lonnie and Raphael at Lonnie's Jersey City B and B. It really is a home away from home. The friendly service you receive from the first moment you meet them, makes you feel so welcome. Nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast was superb, the rooms are so comfortable, with everything you could possibly wish for. Our two boys were able to get on the internet every day and communicate with their friends, all about the amazing sights they were seeing each day. We were often given a lift up to the Path station and then an easy 25 mins into Manhatten by Path train. We used to walk back or catch a cab for about $5.00.It's nice to walk up after breakfast, then you can buy stuff in the shops on the way !! The coffee shop at Journal Square is also nice for a quick pizza, before heading back to the B and B for some nice coffee or tea in your room. We had fresh fruit daily and the fridge was always stocked with cool drinks for the boys. We will definitely stay at Jersey City's B and B again, the boys are already saving. Thank you very much Lonnie for your wonderful hospitality, a rare gem in a jewel of a city ! Kathy and Chris Savage Cape Town South Africa.
5 on September 15, 2009
I stayed again for the 2nd time on the 25th of September 2009 and I thought the host and the B & B were great first time I stayed earlier this year but again, they did more for us than I could immagine and the rooms and service were second to none. This is the only B and B I will ever stay at in the NJ and NYC area. Many thanks Lonnie
5 on August 25, 2009
Very accommodating host / staff - couldn't do enough. My kids were treated as queens! Great for families. Highly recommended. Liam, Tracy and girls
4.6 on August 15, 2009
Great service. We were greeted just like friends. Maybe one of the many reasons we'll be back and are happy to recommend this place! Thank to Lonnie and the staff!
5 on June 30, 2009
I stayed for more than three months in Lonnies B&B.Before I spent many hours to find a accommodation with affordable room rates.It was impossible.Always it was the same one room for 150-200$ per night.When I found a cheaper accommodation was it always with shared rooms and shared bathrooms.It was a coincidence when I found Lonnies B&B.I wrote him an E-mail and made my reservation.It was the best thing that could happen to me.I was so surprised when I saw my room.There was a tv, a fridge, a micro wave, an iron, a telephone with an own number and answering machine and a computer with internet access and printer.For me it was very helpful to had a computer with printer because I printed out many documents for the english school I visited during this three months.The room was always VERY clean and Beena and Rafael stocked daily my fridge with free soft drinks.Rafael prepared every day a delicious breakfest.When Lonnie was available he gave me many times a ride to the PATH train at the Journal Square.For me it was a second home far away from my home.I like to think back to this time.It was a really nice time with you guys.Thank you very much Lonnie, Beena, Rafael and boys Jessie and Johnesson. To summarise: To book a room in Lonnies B&B is one of the best things that can happen to you in New. York. Daniel from Switzerland
4.0 on June 28, 2009
Words cannot adequately express my great appreciation for the fine hospitality extended during my recent stay at this B&B. It was my first stay at a B&B, and this host went beyond the call to make it one of my most enjoyable stay. Lonnie was most hospitable, shared not only his time and knowledge of the area, but in a most welcomed way—something I will always remember of this trip. I will definitely look forward to a return. His facilities and staff were great. I just completed a cross Atlantic cruise on the Queen Mary 2 and the rooms at this B&B were larger and better equipped the cabins on the QM2.
5 on June 28, 2009
Came from Australia and stayed in the king size room and the adjoining room on the 17th and 18th of June 2009. Lonnie (the host) exceed all our expectations with his born and breed knowledge of NJ and NYC. We saw things that we would never otherwise have seen. The accommodation and breakfast were exactly what we wished for. Well done Lonnie and staff, you are doing a fantastic job.
5 on June 23, 2009
We stayed 8 nights at the beginning of June. Thanks to the great hospitality and service we felt comfy and at home from the first minute we arrived! Rooms were very clean and the beds were of good quality. Breakfast was fabulous and Rafael (host) was always in for an amusing and friendly morning chat. After a refreshing 10min walk you're at the JSQ Path station which takes you directly downtown NYC to the business district or 33rd street. Rafael, Loni and kids : thanks for the great time we had while staying with you! Selma and Rene, Germany
5 on June 21, 2009
absolutely perfect, from the begining to the end ! The rooms: we slept in the king size room. The king size bed was really comfortable, and the Tvs were really neat: the giant one was realy cool with its hundreds of channels, and the other had english subtitiles, which came really handy for us, foreign tourists. I can't think of anything wrong... really fantastic ! After a full day visiting New York, we couldn't wait to go home to rest in this really welcoming place ! the service was awesome. Everyone was really kind and nice, and made this journey even greater ! Lonnie, Rafael were adorable! The cleanliness was as good as possible. And the breakfast : even better then in hotels. Pancakes, waffles, fresh fruit salad, it was always yummy and delicious. We had a great time back there. We really recommand this place ! Charlotte and Sandrine, from France
5 on June 16, 2009
Stayed in the suite for 6 days in June. Clean and quiet room, lots of amenities in the room, fabulous breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff, warm welcome. 10 min walk to Path station, approx. 30 min by Path into NY centre. Taxi to Newark airport was $25. The perfect place to stay when visiting New York!!! Irmgard from Austria
4.8 on May 31, 2009
I spent a whole month in this very nice B&B. Both a suite and a double room were excellent and very well equipped! The breakfast was diverse enough so that I did not get tired of it though I ate it 30 days in a row. From the first day I felt welcomed and homey. The room was everytime in perfect condition when I came back to my room, thanks for that Beena! I consider it remarkable that there were no problems of any kind during these 30 days! A BIG recommendation from me for travellers staying a short or also a longer time. Pekka from Finland
5 on May 23, 2009
We stayed 5 days while vacationing for the first time in New York. This was the perfect home away from home and provided a comfortable and quiet place to stay. Drinks, bottled water and fresh fruit was in our room daily. The path train was a very convenient and inexpensive way to get to Manhattan and a 10 minute walk from the B&B. Breakfast each day was well prepared and generous. We were well taken care of and very happy with our stay. We highly recommend Jersey City B&B!
5 on May 17, 2009
We stayed in the B&B in May 2009. We enjoyed our stay here : the Suite was very clean, and very comfortable. The breakfast was delicious (thank you to Rafael) and Lonnie is a very nice host, very helpful. We recommend it and we are sure that we come again. Thank you for all. Claudie and Lionel, South of France B&B parfait : accueil chaleureux, petit déjeuner très copieux et Manhattan à 30 minutes du logement. Nous sommes très satisfaits de notre séjour et nous reviendrons avec plaisir. Claudie et Lionel, Frontignan (34)
5 on April 27, 2009
Très bon accueil Très bon petit déjeuner : choix, quantité, service Chambres spacieuses, confortables, propres Ne pas hésiter, loin de la foule de Manhattan, et proche en temps (30 mn pour etre au centre de Manhattan ) Des bretons
5 on April 19, 2009
We had a great time at Lonnies place. Breakfast was unbelievable big and tasty. The whole service was perfect, Lonnie did really care about our wellbeing. The perfect place to stay... Our Room (the suite) was spacious and had great features: a pc with internet access, balcony with view on manhattan, big sofa and a really big and comfortable bed. The B&B isn't far away from the path station, 10 minutes walk. We highly recommend it!
5 on April 16, 2009
We stayed with Lonnie at Jersey City B&B in April 09. What a great place to stay! Everything that you would want or need was available. The room was spacious and very clean with fab extras such as a mini bar full of soft drinks that was stocked daily at no extra charge and fresh fruit. In our room we had a PC with printer and full internet access and full cable for the TV including movies etc. Beena (housekeeping) was fab, she was filling in for the cook when we stayed and did a marvellous job! Her egg concoction was just fab! Housekeeping is daily at the B&B and the standards are second to none, fab job Beena! Lonnie is really helpful and always available for advice and even a ride to the PATH train! To summarise - book it, you won't be disappointed, we loved it and were sorry when our time came to move on. Fab job Lonnie and Beena, keep up the good work - hopefully we'll see you soon!! Paul, Siobhan & Calum - Liverpool, UK.
5 on April 16, 2009
This B&B made for the most perfect accommodations on our recent boyfriend/girlfriend visit to NYC. We loved our room on the top floor and felt so taken care of by our hosts Lonnie and Rafael. They had great tips for our subway/path transportation and terrific ideas for places to visit. While Rafa's delicious breakfast prepared us for each day, it was the surprisingly massage chair we especially liked the most. What a treat! Our stay could not have been better nor the location more perfect, we where only 10 mins walking distance from Journal Square, and from there in 10 minutes we arrived at the World Trade Center site. It was very easy for first timers like us. Ernesto from Argentina.
4.0 on April 10, 2009
This B&B was immaculate, breakfast was complete & delicious, amenities were extensive & the innkeeper, Lonnie Sobel, kindly gave me a ride to the Courthouse in his car. I highly recommend Jersey City's Bed & Breakfast. John M.
5 on April 08, 2009
We had a wonderful time at the B&B was very clean and beautifully presented. There were quite a few shops, Cafes, Lounges and restaurants nearby at Journal Square and Grove Street that we really liked! When I wanted to go to Manhattan it was very easy and fast and in the same subway station I took the 33th street sub that leaves me just 6 blocks from Times Square and runs 24hrs. The house made breakfasts were delicious and his knowledge of Manhattan was really helpful. Talking to the other guests was fascinating and was always full of wonderful people coming in&out. They speak fluent Spanish to that was a plus for me, I really felt like home, can’t wait to return!! After those long walks in Manhattan we came back really tired and my wife and I really liked using the free fancy massage chair when we got back to your place. Thank you for being such great hosts in such a great place. Arturo from Peru.
5 on April 03, 2009
We loved staying at the Jersey B&B. It was just the two of us, but 4 people could have easily stayed in our room (King size). The bed was huge and absolutely fantastic, as was the tv. The room was very clean and was looked after every day. Lovely breakfast. Takes about 40 min. to get to the New York City center.
4.0 on March 19, 2009
Thanks to Lonnie & Tess for a wonderful time. We enjoyed our stay here very much and while we were driving around the east coast and stayed in other motels we then realized how nice Jersey City B&B is. So when we came back we felt straight away at home. Food was delicious, Lonnie & Tess so friendly. Thanks very much for your hospitality. Chris from Germany and Mie from Denmark.
5 on March 02, 2009
This place was one of the nicest places I ever stayed at. Thank you Lonnie and Tesi! You were both the best!
5 on February 11, 2009
I took my first flight ever in Dec and was apprehensive about where to book a reasonable room. We found Jersey City Bed & Breakfast and couldn't believe the price. When we arrived Lonnie was so very gracious in sharing tips on the city and even driving us to the train station! The Path train is very cheap and an easy way to get to Manhattan. Tessie was also so sweet and had our breakfast ready for us each morning whenever we asked. The room was so cozy, it honestly felt like staying with family. You cannot find this kind of deal at a hotel. I couldn't have asked for a better price and experience for NYC at Christmas no doubt. Thanks Lonnie and Tessie. ~ Crystal & Matt
5 on February 06, 2009
I usually stay in Manhattan. Once you add the cost of Parking, the cost is just too expensive. I was looking for a alternative and I found an excellent one with this place. I have to admit I was a bit apprehensive about a B&B in Jersey City, but after staying here, I'll never go back to the city. The rooms and suites are huge by anyone's standard. I checked in and saw a nice size bedroom and was pretty happy with it. I didn't realize that I had a big living room to go with it as well. I had a private microwave/refrig. The refrig was stocked with different sodas, all included. A coffee making machine, not those little drip ones you see in hotels. TV with so many channels. Not only do you get all this, but it also includes a full breakfast and parking. They are a 10 minute walk to the Train Station that gets you into Manhattan in a matter of minutes. They even have a pinball machine and a incredible massage chair. I will never stay in the city again as long as they are open. Thank you for the hospitality.
4.2 on February 05, 2009
Thank you so much for the lovely stay!! My room was spacious and spotless and such good value for money – and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Breakfast was also scrumptious!! The train station was just a few blocks away and the train into Manhattan was barely 15 minutes long. Affordable and lovely, thank you. Loni and Tess are wonderful hosts! Regards Jacqui Jones
4.8 on January 28, 2009
The B&B has really good price/comfortability rating. You can't probably find as good place for staying when visiting New York. The host was really helpful! And the breakfasts... Just delicious! Rooms were clean and very well equipped - incl laptop with WiFi for free use! And some free drinks (water, Coca-cola etc) in the fridge. Will definitely recommend the B&B to fellow travellers.
5 on January 26, 2009
From the moment we were met to the moment we left this B&B with its innkeeper and staff gave us 5 star hotel treatment mixed with hometown hospitality. Lonnie is a gracious host and the breakfast provided by Tessie was delicious and plenty.
5 on January 25, 2009
Staying 4 nights in Jan. 2009 at Jersey City's B&B was an absolutely delight! We tried both the Kingsize room as weel as the Suite. Both exeeded our expectations by far. Our ratings speak for themselves. We don't know when but we'll be back!!! Danie and Henrik
4.4 on January 22, 2009
We spent a few days here during New Year and we just loved it! We felt very welcome and everything was great. The breakfast was fantastic! First we hesitated booking the room because of the distance to Manhattan but it took max 30 min to get there. And Lonnie gave us ride to the train almost every day. Best value ever!! Thanks’ Lonnie and Jess! Tomas and Malin/Sweden
4.8 on January 17, 2009
Upon arrival, my beautiful girlfriend and I were greeted by the kindest gentleman. Our luggage was quickly hoisted into the back of his car and we were off to what would be a jaw-dropping experience. The first thing my girlfriend said when she saw our room was "Wow, look a that bed!!!" After an entire day of walking around New York and enjoying an incredible night on broadway, we were met by the plush ever so soft magic carpet that awaited us. That bed itself outweighs the cost of forty nights at Lonnie's place!!! There was nothing that this man would not do for us; and we have not even gotten to his wonderful assistant!!!! She made a breakfast like no other and spent time with my girlfriend and I, giving us a feeling of closeness and a friendly atmosphere!!! Jersey City Bed and Breakfast is without a doubt my favorite place to stay at of all time!!! definitly five stars and three diamonds!!! :) Sincerely, Alex and Roseline
4.0 on January 16, 2009
We stayed in the Suite. This room was so great. We both loved the balcony with the super view of Manhattan and all the extra room in your spacious living room. And your King size bed was so comfortable that we slept like babies every night. You guys thought of everything, from the little things like Q-tips and mouthwash in the bathroom, to free sodas and a robe and iron and ironing board in our room also. YOU ARE BOTH THE BEST. We will recommend all our friends and family to stay with you, and already I know my brother-in-law will be calling you next week for a room sometime in February. They'll only be there for 5 days, but they're fun people just like us. And also, I want to let you know that all those amenities were amazing. Those special coffee packets were some of the best coffee I ever had. And having a microwave and a refrigerator in the room was great for snacks the following day after we got late night Chinese deliveries a couple of nights. And wow, not only did we have a computer with the internet in our room, but you gave us a printer and paper too. And we also loved having a water cooler in our room too! You take care now, and we shall see you again in a year or two from now. Ken and Theresa Peterson Iceland
5 on January 03, 2009
From the time I arrived to the time I left, I felt at home. Just a 10 Minute walk to the Train, I was just 3 stops away from Manhattan. The rooms are big and comfortable. I decided to stay an extra night. I had to change rooms, but they made this as seemless as possible. Breakfast was great. Everything revolved around eggs, but the eggs were prepared differently each of the 3 days I was there. A working Pinball Machine was a added bonus. You are not limited to the 15 to 20 channels most hotel TVs has, but a full package of channels including most Premimum Channels. There is a computer in all of the rooms, so you do not have to bring one if it is not needed. Between Breakfast, Parking and Internet included in the price, it is the best deal I have found in the area. Thank you for the hospitality, Lonnie. I look forward to staying with you soon. J. Westlake
5 on January 02, 2009
It's hard to believe that any place in America can give such wonderful service and quality at the great prices you gave us. You are all the greatest. Thanks again for a wonderful week. Hans and Ann from Munich, Germany
5 on December 31, 2008
We stayed in an hostel in NY for 1 night. It was miserable. Dirt and pover and no service at all. We give them an 1. We stayed for two nights here. It was like heaven. It was very hospitable, clean and comfortable. We give them a 10! Satisfied customers
4.0 on December 27, 2008
What else can I say to Lonnie & Tesi but thank you and thank you and thank you for a wonderful vacation. My wife and I are from England and we just spent 10 days at their place. We left there December 23rd. By the time we left we felt like we were part of the family. To start, I just wanted to especially thank Lonnie for offering us rides to the path train many mornings. Although we only took him up on his offer the two days it rained, it was very thoughtful of him to offer. My wife and I are real health fanatics and we just love to walk. It's only a half mile to get to the train and we always got there in ten minutes anyway. And once we arrived in the city we always walk a few extra miles a day besides! And Tesi thanks so much for all those great breakfasts. I love the way you always gave us a nice variety & there was always more then enough so that we were usually full till dinnertime. And everything was so immaculately clean all the time that it really made us feel at home because we keep our house in England very clean so your super cleaning lady everyday really made us very happy. And what a great value you are for the money. I see now why you won that award for best value at Bed and Breakfast for 2008-2009. And that three thousand dollar massage chair was absolutely unbelievable. It was so nice of you to let us use it every night after our long walks in the city. What else can I say? You are two wonderful people who really enjoy sharing your wealth of knowledge and your beautiful newly renovated home with everyone, and you thus made our visit to the United States one of our most memorable trips we have ever had. Jack & Mary Barnwell London, England
4.8 on December 18, 2008
We stayed with Lonnie and Tessie last summer, with our three kids. They were great !!! Breakfast was delicious, Lonnie picked us up from JFK and dropped us off whenever we wanted to go into Manhattan. If you ever want to go to New York just make sure you stay in this Bed and Breakfast. Pim, Esther, Daniel, Anna en Michiel (the Netherlands)
4.8 on December 11, 2008
It was a great stay with lonnie and tessi. They are a blast. lonnie gave me a few rides to the train which was nice because the walk gets to be a bit long but its a nice house. You gotta try the massage chair!
5 on December 01, 2008
Great location, great service, great view, very quiet, awesome rooms.
4.0 on November 19, 2008
Lonnie is a great host and this is a very friendly & nice place to stay.
4.2 on November 18, 2008
we had chosen Jersey City's BB as the first place to stay in the States. We were surprised to discover a clean and comfortable Suite for the four of us. We stayed for 4 days and we intend to return in some years. It was also surprising that Lonnie's ancestors came from a place near our home town Mannheim,Germany.
4.4 on November 18, 2008
Great rooms, great service. Very friendly owners. Close to Manhattan. We recommand it. Dominique et Stéphanie, from Brussels.
4.0 on November 17, 2008
We stayed one week at the Jersey City Bed and Breakfast and it was great!! Very friendly people, great room and a great breakfast too! And the nice thing is, you can sleep real quiet there, after you've bin into Manhattan all day! The beds are very good! That's also important wenn you walked Manhattan all day long! Soooo, don't hesitate and book it now! Greetz from Peter and Christa, Holland (or better, the Netherlands!)
5 on November 16, 2008
We stayed here for 6 nights from 25 Oct to 31 Oct 2008. Lonnie and Tesi offer a very warm welcome. The rooms are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Our "room" was actually 2 rooms, a bedroom with a king sized bed & a TV with cable. The other was a family room where our son slept. This room has a PC and printer with all the stationary anyone would require. There was a fridge which had complimentary drinks replenished daily, a coffee /tea machine, a microwave and another TV. Not least, this room offers an unrivaled view of Manhattan. Lonnie offered to drive us to the Path Train Station at Journal Square every morning. Tesi cooks breakfast every morning, at a time of your choice. Her food is delicious and she is great company. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would recommend this B&B to anyone traveling to New York City. We won't consider staying anywhere else when we come back to New York on holiday. Martyn, Katrina & Cai - UK.
5 on November 14, 2008
We had been in NY for many times and stayed in different hotels. Frankly this is the best place we had ever stayed in New York [close]. It is very close to Manhattan, within 10-15 minutes by train, so location is perfect. The rooms are very comfortable [if you dont have your own computer + printer don't mind you have it in your room with free internet], clean and you feel your self in your house. The inn keepars are very freindly, helpful and respectful people. If you go to New York or New Jersey, we can surely recommend to all new guests to this place. The price is very acceptable rate + quality & service are perfect. Next time, we will be again there. Best regards, The family from Turkey
5 on November 11, 2008
We are a family with two youngsters of 12 and 16 and we found it to exceed all our expectations. It was perfect, extremely serviceminded and nice hosts, clean, strategic location, only 10 minutes with Pathtrain to Manhattan, on the way to Newark airport. We can truly recommend this for anybody that doens't absolutely need to have a lodging in Manhattan.
5 on November 09, 2008
Stayed there in January with my family and it is the most friendly place I have ever stayed in. The keepers are lovely and very helpful. Everything is clean and nice. It is a real gem.
5 on November 08, 2008
Thank you Lonnie and Tesi for providing a nice Bed and Breakfast near New York City for a VERY reasonable price. Your rooms are clean and updated with the new hardwood floors. The breakfast you provide is healthy and filling. Best of all, your hospitality will ensure a second stay with you when we come back to introduce New York City to our kids. Brad and Jeannie Thanks
5 on November 07, 2008
Everything about this place was great. It was especially nice to have our own laptop with internet right in our room. Lonnie and Tessie we're fantastic hosts. Tessie made great breakfasts and Lonnie even drove us to the train station several times in his own car. We were there for 5 nights and it felt less like a B&B and more like staying with friends. I would definitely stay here again and I have already recommended it to others. Dan & Connie - Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
5 on November 03, 2008
We stayed here after staying 2 days at a hotel in a nearby city. We paid more at the hotel for a lot less ammenities. Getting into NYC was so much easier and a lot faster from Lonnie's place compared to the hotel. The breakfasts were plentiful and outstanding. I waited until 1pm to eat lunch, even though I had breakfast at 7:30am. I probably could have waited even longer. The bed was so comfortable and I had the best nights sleep of my short stay in the NYC area. Lonnie picked us up from the train station and brought us back when we went into NYC. He also brought us back the morning of our departure. The rooms were stocked with refreshements and plenty of fruit. I enjoyed the very plush bathrobe too. My only wish was that I could have stayed the other two nights of my trip. Robin and Randi MacDonald.
5 on November 01, 2008
I visited NYC alone and stayed 8 nights at B&B. It was like beeing at home. Warm and friendly atmosphare and the room was as big as a small apartment. Reasonable prices, free Internet access, fridge, microwave and, of course, TV. Nice people who really made great efforts to let you feel comfortable. Loonie gave me a ride each morning to the station and Tessie always made a fanciful breakfast. I also liked the talks at the breakfast table and I did not feel like beeing on my own. It just takes you 20 minutes by train to Manhattan and the train goes until midnight (and starts again at 5.00 a.m.) Even to walk from the station to the B&B in the evenings, I felt save all the time. I would highly recommend this place, especially for women travelling alone. Diana / Germany.
4.0 on October 27, 2008
We (a couple from Belgium)stayed in this B&B for 5 nights in september 2008.It was a pleasure to be there! Nice suite with view on the skyline of Manhattan,free internet,breakfast was delicious,nice people.Easy and cheap to reach NY city.Very clean room.Price was very pleasant! Hope it will stay like that for the next few years!!
5 on October 21, 2008
This was our first time at a B&B and we didn't know what to expect. Thankfully we had all of the comforts of home very far away from home. Our suite was comfy and cozy with a terrific view of Manhattan. Lonnie was so helpful and even gave us rides to the Path Train. (Journal Square Path Train really is an easy 15 minute walk) Tessie was wonderful and she does not hold back on the breakfasts there was always plenty and the food was very hearty. ( too bad our group is used to little or no breakfast at all) Sorry Tessie! We would definitely say that it was a pleasure staying in their home.A+++
4.8 on October 21, 2008
We had a good time, we slept 8 nights by lonnie and tessy. The rooms are good and the innkeepers are very helpfull.
5 on October 16, 2008
When I was planning my tour to NY/Manhattan - I decided to stay in Jersey City's B&B - Luck was with me - I could not have found a better place. On arrival Tess gave me a very welcome and introduced me to all the facitilities. I stayed there for 9 days. During this time i met people from Italy, South Africa, Holland, Germany, Sweden and I am from Denmark - 81 years Old. We all talked about how satisfied we were to stay in Jersey B&B in a family way. I walk every day to the Path Station very easy about 10 - 15 min away. When I saw the information about Jersey B&B I thought to myself - it is to good too be true, but in the reality it was even much better. The Breakfast was perfect and the room very very clean. The fridge was allways filled with Water, Cola and Sprite and fresh fruit in the Fruit Bowl. Also PC with high speed free internet access and TV with many channels in the room. Lonnie, Tess and Beena did everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. On top of all that, Lonnie drove me to the Airport the last day on my way home. I was very grateful. I/C.
5 on October 13, 2008
Lonnie & Tess made us very welcome and Tess' breakfasts were fantastic. We did not need any lunch. The use of a computer in our rooms made access to emails on our 10 week holiday so convenient. Lonnie even transported us to the Path station on 2 mornings. Best value for money on our holiday so far. Thank you Evanne & Terry from Cape Town South Africa.
4.4 on October 09, 2008
Jersey City B&B is simply THE place to stay if you're visiting the NY/NJ area. As a lone traveller, I was instantly made to feel at home. I stayed for 5 nights in the suite. The view is amazing. The room has all the facilities you need - a comfortable bed, air conditioning, a mini fridge which is stocked daily with drinks, coffee/tea making facilities, cable TV and internet access - great for keeping in touch with those back home. Lonnie & Tesi were the perfect hosts. I really enjoyed breakfast times, sitting around the table having a chat with them both and the other guests. Tesi cooked wonderful breakfasts - very filling, and Lonnie was more then willing to give me a lift to the PATH station, in fact he insisted on making sure his guests got there OK. The station is literally a 10 minute walk away. You can leave the B&B and be in Manhattan within 30 minutes. I should also mention Beena (I hope I've spelt your name right!). Beena welcomed me into the B&B after my long flight from the UK, showed me to my room, told me a bit about the area and how to get to the station and even cooked breakfast one morning, when Lonnie and Tesi were away. What a star she is! Had great conversations with her - what a credit she is to the B&B. I'm already looking forward to visiting NYC again, and will not hesitate to stay in Jersey City B&B again. My advice to anyone is, don't pay extortionate prices in Manhattan where you are just a number on a guest list, stay here for less and you will be treated as a friend. Chris. Manchester UK.
4.0 on October 05, 2008
Lonie Thank you for your hospitality offered to us while visiting NewYork. Your travel tips on NY subways were invaluable. Transport to the subway station with our huge luggage was most appreciated And the breakfast, a million dollar job for the hungry boys, we will never ferget it, and can confidently recommend it to any visitors to NY. Anna and Vlad
5 on October 04, 2008
We stayed in this B&B for a bit more than a week and enjoyed every minute. Lonnie was a very enthousiastic and helpful landlord and "sunshine" Tessi made the best breakfast we ever had, every morning a new surprise. The beds were big and comfortable, the room was cosy and lots of drinks in the fridge when coming home from a long long walk in the city. The train was a little bit further than we thought, but if Lonnie had time he brought us to the station. In every way a great place to recommand. Many many gratulations with your well earned AWARD!
5 on September 25, 2008
My grown daughter and I have just returned to our home in Canada after spending eight nights in the home of Lonnie and Tesi. It was our first time staying in a B&B, as well as our first visit to NYC. Had we stayed in Manhattan, our visit would have been much shorter because of the very high cost of accommodation. As most of the reviews have mentioned, Lonnie and Tesi are wonderful hosts, the accommodations and amenities are fabulous and the location very convenient. I had some concerns about safety prior to our arrival simply because we were two women travelling alone. Lonnie reassured me that the area was safe. Indeed, my daughter and I did travel on the PATH train late at night and walked home from the station the first two nights. We would have continued to do so but the 12-14 hour days of walking caught up with us so we opted for the cab. In fact, never once in our nine days did we feel unsafe in NYC or Jersey City. I have already recommended Jersey City's B&B to a lady I met on the plane on the way home.
5 on September 22, 2008
Hi, I'm from Germany and I'm travelling a lot, due to business purposes. I saw many hotels and other places to stay, but this Bed&Breakfast is the best, most valuable, most comfortable and best located place to stay all over the world. Lonnie and Tessie are some of the friendliest people I ever met. Thanks for that fantastic stay for a very great price. We were a party of four, rented two rooms at Jersey City B&B at the end of august: The rooms are very clean, big and comfortable. And there is everything you'll need: Drinks, fruits, coffee, wireless internet, PCs with printer and a fridge. Room Service (Cleaning) is great, too. The breakfast stands to higher european standards. The PATH station is just 5 min by car or 10 min to walk. From this station you'll need less than 10 min to arrive at Ground Zero or about 20 min to stand in front of the Empire State Building. It's a suberb location to stay, for a very nice price.
4.6 on September 21, 2008
The Jersey B&B is ideal when you are coming from Newark airport. In less than half an hour you are in the residence. And in about 12 min from Journal Square (15 min walking from the residence) you are in the WTC area. Lonnie and Tessie are very kind people. They always want to help you. Tessie is a real sweetie and she is very generous for making a good European breakfast if you don't like the American breakfast, like I did. Thank you again Tessie! Lonnie helps you always with his tips and tricks and when he is free, he drives you to the subwaystation. The rooms are very comfortable; you have all what you need and more than that, even fruit, free drinks, free telephone in the US, free internet, free computeruse and printing, airco.... Let's say total complete service. I can advise you to take the suite. We stayed in the room with two beds and later in the suite. If this room is free, take this. It costs a little bit more, but you have a lot more of comfort (greater room). B&B is top and a very good place to stay!
5 on September 17, 2008
It was the best decision to stay at Jerseys City B&B !The room was very big and set lovingly, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent and delicious!!! We felt very well and the two were always nice and helpful and always did everything that every guest felt well. Always having drinks in the fridge and using the internet for free is a excellent service and i´ll guess you´ll nerver find such a service anywhere else. So as it is told at the homepage: we will come back !! ;-)) Toby and Yvonne / Hamburg-Germany
5 on September 01, 2008
I come from Greece, and, dare I say, we do have our rather exacting ideas about hospitality. Just about any hotel I have been in, anywhere, regardless of price range, totally and completely lacks even traces of what hospitality is about. Thankfully, Lonnie's and Tessie's place is an exception. You are entering into their home, they take care of you, and things feel so right. I stayed there for four nights in mid June and wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else on my next trip. Your only excuse for not staying here is if they are booked... period.
5 on August 20, 2008
I was blown away by the high prices of hotels in Manhatten. While searching for a bargain, I came across Jersey City B&B at bedandbreakfast.com. I have so much to say about my stay with Lonnie and Tess, because they made a positive impression on me. But, first a little about the accommodations at their Jersey City B & B: Their home is wonderful, with hardwood flooring, soft and comfortable beds, small fridges in every room stocked with beverages and fruit, laptops, phone calls and printers supplied at no extra charge, and great breakfasts! The price was more than reasonable for the convenience and comfort of the stay. I was given a good discount rate for 10 nights which averaged about $50 per night! I was so satisfied with my stay that I recommended the place to an actor friend of mine. Lonnie & Tess were gracious to send me a check as a thank you! It was a nice surprise. I come to NY at least twice per year, but this time was my first for NY Fashion Week. To save money, I had to cut corners in transportation by taking the Amtrak into the city. The train was 5 hrs late and when I got in at 1 am, Lonnie was at the station waiting for me! He carried my heavy luggage up the stairs to his car, took me to grab a bite to eat on the way to his home, and made sure I was settled into my room before he went to bed. The next morning, I met Tess, who is a great cook. We hit it off right away and each morning we had so much to talk about which made my stay even more enjoyable. Lonnie made sure I made the commuter train every morning and Tess made sure I had something to eat before I left for the day. She made breakfast according to my schedule which was very kind. At the end of my stay, Lonnie & Tess made sure everything was ready for me to go and gave me a warm farewell. I thank the couple for creating a warm and fond experience for me.
5 on August 20, 2008
Everyone was really friendly and the atmosphere made for a lovely stay. Everyone there was helpful and the rooms were spotlessly clean. There was everything you could possibly want provided, no complaints about anything. Getting to Manhattan couldn’t be easer, as could getting to ferry points for Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and getting to Newport Mall, all easily walkable, and/or the transit points very understandable. Defiantly recommend, I had an unforgettable holiday.
5 on August 20, 2008
I have stayed for 5 nights in the room King Size. It is very well. Reception and breakfast are perfect. I shall come back. Thanks to Lonnie and Stessy
5 on August 19, 2008
We stayed at Lonnie´s Bed and Breakfast... simply awesome! Lonnie is a great guy! You have great breakfast there with Tessie... very clean, the beds are great... near the path... in 10-15 min you are in Manhattan. If you are wondering where is the place to stay, dont waste your time and get here. Lonnie didnt pay for this commercial! : ) Si estas buscando un lugar para quedarte este es el ideal. Lonnie es un tipo excelente! Los desayunos con Tessie son deliciosos. La casa siempre esta muy limpia y hacen todo lo posible por hacerte sentir como en casa. Las camas son deliciosas. Nos la pasamos muy bien en compañia de ellos. Laptops, internet, frigobar... etc... que mas quieres? Lonnie no pago por este comercial. : ) Apolo & Yazmin
4.6 on August 16, 2008
Very friendly people. A very interesting place. Cool art and a very eccentric and great place to be. Internet, Satelite TV. The breakfast was great. The owners really wanted you to enjoy it in a personal way. They were totally cool and kind. Jersey City though is a bit scary in the evening. Take a cab or be there before dark.
5 on August 12, 2008
The place was spotless! The owner was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very tasty. Walking distance to the Path train into Manhattan. Will definately return again...this time with our children. Ellicott City, MD
4.4 on August 11, 2008
We stayed at the Jersey City B&B for the 3-day All Points West Festival and we were exceptional surprised at the accommodations. I have stayed in some dives on the Upper-upper east side (read Harlem) and some less than memorable places in Gramercy for comparable and higher prices and this was far better than any of those. I especially don't miss the strung out characters on the door step of the place on the upper-upper east side. When you get down to it, I can get to mid-town Manhattan from Jersey City in about 30 minutes which is similar to the time to get to mid-town from Harlem. Comparisons aside, Jersey City B&B is clean and beautifully remodeled - I really liked the bamboo. Our trip would not have been complete without meeting Lonnie who is such a great host and very hospitable such a great and to think we almost escaped without meeting him. He makes sure guests are not in need of anything and the small things make a difference. Not wanting to lug my computer with me, it was nice to be able to make reservations and look up directions from the computer provided. The view from the suite to Manhattan is bar none. Excellent choice.
4.6 on July 31, 2008
I stayed with a friend at the "Jersey City's Bed and Breakfast" for one week, and I can only say, that this week was almost perfect! Everything is as it is described at the website, really everthing! Lonnie is a great innkeeper, very friendly and he really cares about his guests. Also the women who make the breakfast and clean the rooms are friendly and talkative and do a really good job. But now the reason why only "almost perfect": I don't know if it's normal in the US, but at breakfast we had scrambled eggs - every day. There have always been other things like waffles or gems with jelly, but every day we had eggs. We ate the eggs because they were really good but when we returned to Germany we didn't want to see any eggs for a long time. So this is my only point of critique: the missing variety at the breakfast. But despite that, our stay at "Jersey City's Bed and Breakfast" was just perfect, and next time I go to NYC, I will also stay with Lonnie! Thanks a lot, Lonnie and the girls!
4.0 on July 30, 2008
I recently enjoyed a trip to New York City and electred to stay at Jersey City B & B. I am so happy I did. My family and I knew from the moment we arrived and met the owners that we had made a wise decision when planning our trip. Clean, posh, quiet, modern decor, delicious food and comfort comfort, comfort. It is everything listed on their site and more. Since my return, I have raved to all my family and friends about Jersey City B & B and would highly recommend it to anyone. I can't wait to stay there again. It is my family's new home away from home. From Patricia W. of Michigan.
4.4 on July 29, 2008
JERSEY CITY'S BED AND BREAKFAST provides great hospitality and delicious cooked breakfast (rated in the 'dining' category) in a quiet house conveniently located at walking distance from the PATH train station to Manhattan. Tessie and Lonnie are charming guests and all the features mentioned in their web site are indeed available. Highly recommended.
4.0 on July 29, 2008
We are two teenage sisters who stayed with Lonnie & Tessie from 14 -19 July ( our parents have sent a separate review but we wanted to do one of our own for other teenagers) . We were thoroughly looking forward to staying in New York, and Lonnie and Tessie’s was the perfect place for us to stay. Ellen says “I stayed in Lonnie and Tessie’s when I went to New York on vacation with my family. All the amusements like the video games and the pinball machine were very entertaining. The free internet access and the T.V with over 180 channels were good to have as well. Tessie’s breakfast were delicious and filled you for the whole day. I would definitely recommend that you should stay in Lonnie and Tessie’s. “ Sarah says “ Along with the amusements we had brought with us, the pinball machine, TV, computer and the other fun electrical gadgets kept us thoroughly entertained. The pinball machine was especially good fun and high scores were often compared. Tessie’s breakfasts were really nice and really filled us up for touring round New York all day. The view from the bedroom of New York was beautiful and at night it took your breath away. But best of all was how friendly Lonnie and Tessie were and I would seriously recommend you ask Lonnie to show you his magic tricks. They’ll confound you and best of all make you laugh; sheer magic! “
4.4 on July 29, 2008
We came from Spain and we felt almost we were at home. Perfect rooms & typical american breakfast and the best of all, Lonnie & Tessie were very kind with us. Thanks for all
4.6 on July 27, 2008
Our family of four including two teenage daughters ( see their separate review ) stayed at Jersey City's B&B between 15-19 July 2008. Lonnie & Tesi were excellent hosts ; accommodation great for a family - we took the King & suite which was very adequate for our requirements. Lonnie gave us useful advise & assistance on things to see & do in New York. Lonnie went out of his way to assist us on our departure, after our taxi to Newark airport let us down, as he drove us to the airport in his own car. Thanks Lonnie. We would definately stay here again - much quieter and homely than staying in Manhattan in a hotel.
4.0 on July 24, 2008
Comfortable, clean, nicely decorated - wonderful hospitality - all exeeded expectations
4.8 on July 21, 2008
Excellent service, cooperative owner, all services including computer. Lonney is very kind and prompt in giving service, nice and on time breakfast service. Fully satisfied with homey atmosphere and reasonable cost.
5 on July 17, 2008
This Bed and Breakfast was the best accomodation I ever had. The rooms had a lot of space. It is just 10 minutes to the next path station which takes you direct to WTC for only 1.50. The best accomodation for visiting NYC.
4.8 on July 08, 2008
Stupendous B&B-owners were very accomodating. It was a nice area and we alwyas felt safe. It was also emcutately clean and they served a superior breakfast.
4.6 on July 02, 2008
We stayed at Jersey City's Bed and Breakfast for three nights. The owner picked us up at the train station and later drove us to Liberty Park, so we could catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Our well-stocked "suite" was clean and comfortable, a cooked breakfast was waiting for us at the time we wanted it and we had a computer in our room to use free of charge. All in all, we felt right at home and really appreciate how the owners made sure we were comfortable and welcomed. It is about a mile from the train into NYC which is not the most peasant walk but a quick/cheap cab ride away.
5 on June 29, 2008
We stayed at this bed and breakfast in the king size room en suite for 10 days and we found it to be an excellent place to stay with all the amentities that you could think of. Although outside New York it was a short walk to the train station with took about 10 mins so didn't take much out of your day. Owners couldn't do enough for you and helped to make our stay very comfortable and unforgetable! Would highly recommend it!
4.4 on June 24, 2008
We recently stayed here in June 2008 and found it to be a very nice place. The rooms are very spacious and clean, with nice furnishings. They provide everything you could possibly need such as a laptop computer in your room, with internet and printer, complimenatry drinks and fruit in your room each day, hair dryer, shampoos, etc. This place has a very homey feeling to it that provides creates a relaxing atmosphere, without all the to-do of a big hotel chain. It's almost like you become a part of the family while your there. The owners were very friendly and more than helpful. You simply won't get this quality of accomodations at this price, staying in Manhattan. Definitely the better way to go when visiting New York; simply hop on the PATH train to get into Manhattan (takes about 20 min). As for our dining experience at breakfast, the dining table is well presented, but I think the breakfasts could be a little more creative, such as muffins, bagels, yogurt... Regardless, this is a great place, very quiet, good location, friendly people.
4.0 on June 24, 2008
We stayed the last three days of May 08 and really enjoyed it. Lonnie was so great about taking us to the PATH station and Tessie's breakfasts were wonderful and very filling. We usually did'nt eat again until dinner time. We had the king family room and it was great!! Like a suite!! Thanks so much Lonnie and Tessie. We will definitgely recommend your place to anyone going to NYC. Judy & Edna from Georgi and Illinois.
4.0 on June 18, 2008
Finding appropriate accommodation while visiting New York for the first time felt a little daunting: convenience, cleanliness, safety, price were all concerns. We saw the reviews on the web and decided so many positive comments must give a decent picture of how things really are. Lonnie and Tess provide great hospitality in excellent accommodations at a very reasonable price. The two suites we stayed in were clean and spacious enough for the three of us- two adults, one teen. Each room was equipped with tv, computer, phone, fridge with beverages, a bowl of fresh fruit and - a necessity during the record June temperatures we experienced – an air conditioner. Obviously, staying outside of Manhattan is less convenient than staying in Manhattan but we felt comfortable taking the 20 minute walk to the station whose trains take you directly to midtown Manhattan or the World Trade Center. (Lonnie is often available for lifts to the station). Tess provided us with tasty and ample breakfasts and delightful conversation. Coming or going, early or late, we always felt at home. Our week-long visit to New York gave us many cherished memories - including our stay at Jersey City’s Bed and Breakfast.
4.8 on June 18, 2008
I spent 7 nights at Lonnie &Tessie's B&B It was a great for me and my wife with 2 children.Our room was very clean and comfortable, the breakfast was wanderful. Walking to the path train it was easy for us with children,the neigborhood is great and safe. When it was a time to go to sightseeing in New York Lonnie if is available will take you to the Journal Square Path train Station.We had a great time in New York. Thanks again for your hospitality, for excellent breakfast,for the transports to the Path train ,etc......and we will be back soon.
5 on June 13, 2008
it is a true gem. we will surely tell all our friends about it, and we will certainly come back again
4.2 on June 11, 2008
I stayed here when I simply could not find affordable, decent accommodation in Manhattan. I have absolutely no complaints about the room. I stayed in the king room with shared bath and simply loved the convenience of an in-room computer and fridge, with water and soft drinks included. There was also a coffee/hot chocolate machine which was such a treat at the end of a long day. I did, however, re-affirm my dislike of a shared bathroom. Even though my room only shared with one other room, there happened to be 3 other people in that room and it was tough getting ready in the mornings with 4 people trying to get into the small bathroom. The room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. All in all, I loved the room and you really feel as if you are sharing a home with someone - so if you find hotels too impersonal, this should work for you.
5 on June 11, 2008
thank you for staying in your wonderfull suit in Jersey. If we come back to New York we will stay with you. Your personnaly service was exemplary. Tesi made the best breakfast in whole America, she was so kindly and heartily. If you visit Germany anytime, we are happy to show you the north of Germany. We wish you all the best
4.4 on June 10, 2008
When I first drove into Jersey City I was starting to get worried about how the bed and breakfast would compare to the not so accomidating landscape of the town; however, when I got to the bed and breakfast I was met by the very welcoming owner, Lonnie, and he showed us to our room which was beyond what I could have ever hoped for on any budget, let alone the outstandingly low price I was paying for it, a mere one hundred dollars a night. The room was immaculately clean and quaintly decorated, but this quantness did not pertain to the size of the room as well. The first room consisted of a giant bed and a big screen TV, which had the full package Comcast On Demand hooked up to it. The second room was even more spacious and had two closets, a very nice computer hooked up to high speed internet, a coffee maker, a large couch, a mini fridge, and yet another TV, not to mention the balcony which overlooks New York's skyline and gives a beautiful view at night when the city is alight. Did I mention the room was only one hundred dollars a night? A comparitive room in Manhattan would easily be three to four hundred dollars a night. With that price disparity it is very easy to pay the eight dollar Holland Tunnel fee each day to enter the city. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast and already have to multiple people who have yet to find a gem such as this to stay at.
4.4 on June 09, 2008
We stayed for 10 days and it was a very good decision. After arrival at airport we phoned Lonnie and he advised how to go and at Journal Square (PATH station; about 15 minutes by foot) he picked us up to get us (and our luggage) to his place - very helpful. During our stay we felt like home, very famliar. Rooms were great - we appreciated air condition, ceiling fan, laptop (with printer and high speed internet access) and comfortable beds. The room was separated into two parts. On the one hand were beds, large TV and accessible wardrobe. On the other hand: desk with laptop, printer and microwave, fridge (beverages restocked daily) and basket of fruits. Bathroom was shared with one other party. Host people were very friendly, helpful and obliging. And, we got keys for the house, so we could come and go at anytime we would like to. As I allready said, we felt like home. If you would like to travel to NYC we very recommend to stay at Jersey City's Bed and Breakfast. And at least - price is very fair. Again, thank you very much. Jacqueline and Enrico from Leipzig, Germany
4.0 on June 01, 2008
I was a little hesitant when booking this room, since I'd never stayed at a B&B before. My son & I loved everything about this place. It is convenient to shopping & a PATH station, comfortable & quiet. The owners go out of their way to accomodate and make you feel at home.
4.6 on May 29, 2008
I enjoyed my stay here. Great amenities, convenient location, SUPER friendly and helpful inn keepers. I would highly recommend staying here, and the price is excellent.
5 on May 27, 2008
I spent 5 nights at Lonnie & Tessies and from day 1 i was made to feel as though i was part of the family. There were 2 sections to my room 1st part contained a fridge stocked daily with free soft drinks or water, on top of the fridge were a fresh selction of different fruit, a laptop computor which i used daily to check my mail back in the UK & there was also a coffe making machine. The 2nd part there were 2 double beds, fitted wardrobes & a massive colour tv which had 100's of channels. The room & bedding were immaculate. Every morning at breakfast which you had to book in advance (only fair for Tessie otherwise it would be a very long day for her) i had omellete, toast, coffee, fresh orange juice and a selction of jams & yogurt were also available. while eating breakfast you had the wonderful tessie to talk to. When it was time to go sightseeing in New York Lonnie if available will take you to the Journal Square Path train station. There are 2 trains 1 takes you to World Trade Center the other to 33rd St (Empire State Building) to get back go to 34th St and get Path train back to Journal Square. to get back to Lonnie & Tessies get a taxi approx $7.00 this includes tip. Thanks Lonnie & Tess i had a great time in New York and your place was the icing on the cake.
4.8 on May 20, 2008
I arrived very late night 11pm at New jersey Journal path station and there the Wonderful INN_KEEPer came to pick us up, cause we were first time and didn't know our WAY around. Rooms were wonderful, warm at that time but there was Airconditioner. Next Morning wonderful breakfast served by the best hostess Lady Ms Tessa. Going to New york was easy and fun for all our family, (myself, spouse, daughter 14 and son 10. New Jersey PATH takes you to downtown in no time and there we are at the heart of downtown Manhattan. Our stay at this wonderful place for 4 nights was fun for my family and kids loved the INNkeepers grand kids to playwith and video games and arcades. I recommend Jersey city bed and breakfast to Every Person living in this Universe wanting to have a nice vacation, homely feeling, friendly host and safe environment. I really don't have any more words to explain how I would like to stay many many more days.
4.4 on May 19, 2008
Both me and my husband were very pleased at our stay. Great price for staying near NYC. 8 blocks from the Path train that takes you into the city. Our car was safe. Owner even took us to the path train station in the morning! A very friendly and clean place to stay so close to the city. It's really like staying with relatives but without all the drama. We highly recommend.
4.0 on May 09, 2008
Lonnie and Tessie, thanks a lot for everything.. For my girlfriend was the first experience in NY and after looking like crazy in Manhattan we decide to stay at Jersey City... guys it's really easy to access NY via Path Train (use the Smarlink card more convenient). Breakfast was huge, compare to our poor little coffe in the morning. We left the luggage to Lonnie during our 2 days trip to Niagara Falls... negative, nothing a part that we move the last two days to Hotel (D. Tree).. was good just the cookies but not like the Tessie Breakfast. Thanks again from Andrea and Nicoletta (Italy). For sure we will be back... I love NY. P.S. Tessi let me know if you cook the pasta. Ciao
5 on May 05, 2008
The hotel we stayed in NYC couldn't accommodate all the days we requested so my boyfriend and I decided to stayed at Jersey City B&B on our last night since we are flying home from Newark Airport. After days of non-stop walking in Manhattan it was so wonderful to arrive at Lonnie & Tesi's for so many reasons: 1. We slept like babies because the king size bed in our room on the top floor was so comfortable 2. We had a living room attached to our bedroom that was spacious and welcoming with refreshments and all nessarities (TV, Computer, Internet, Stationary etc.) 3. Our room also has a balcony that overlooking the beautiful Manhattan skyline 4. We were able to leave our luggages until late afternoon at the house after we checked out while we went to Statue of Liberty and watched a movie 5. Tesi's hearty breakfast was soooo yummy (Hot egg & Ham Omelette, yogurts, fruits, bread, crossiant, juice, coffee, tea; you name it they have it) 6. Best of all was Lonnie's assistance - we were stuck at Newport Mall because we couldn't find a taxi for 40 minutes - frustrated, desperate and running out of time to go to airport to catch our flight home, I called Lonnie. He was a life saver by picking us up without questions with our luggages already in his trunk so we can get to the airport on time. I highly recommend anyone and everyone to stay with Lonnie & Tesi's especially if you are going to be in NYC for a longer period of time. Because besides what they have to offer, price is extremely affordable and it is just a 30 mins ride (including PATH train & taxi) from heart of Manhattan. Thanks again for everything. Peggy & James
5 on April 20, 2008
We just returned to Holland after 9 days staying in New Jersey at Lonnie and Tesi's place. We enjoyed it very much, through the day we spend hours , walking in New York, and when we returned to New Jersey we slept like a child in the comfortable room. Every morning we had a different breakfast and nice conversation with Tesi
4.0 on April 15, 2008
We had lived in Jersey City for four years and our interest peaked when we saw a B&B located in JC. We just HAD to try it! Although this B&B is not super close to public train transport (there are buses right there to take you to the train if you're lazy... but, it's an easy walk that's part of the whole NYC/JC experience...), this B&B was an absolute find! Great comfort, ample food, great price and the best: Lonnie and his wife's hospitality-- so nice and accommodating. Lonnie's a local and his down-to-earth demeanor and knowledge of the area are not only of great help if you're a tourist, but he's got the local accent and attitude to go with it that'll make your trip complete. We really enjoyed our stay there a lot and would recommend it to others without hesitation.
4.8 on April 03, 2008
After first spending several nights in a large hotel in midtown Manhattan, we really appreciated the peaceful atmosphere and warm hospitality that we experienced at the Jersey City B&B. Our family of 7 (parents, 3 kids, and grandparents) found Lonnie and Tessie’s B&B to be a wonderfully affordable, family friendly place to stay. Free cold drinks and fruit, in-room internet access with printer, and the short car ride to Journal Square Station (where we hopped on a PATH train to Manhattan for $1.75 on the Metro Card) were just a few of the amenities we enjoyed. Lonnie provided great travel and dining tips and Tessie was so kind to pack us fresh breakfast muffins on the morning when we had to leave early for the airport. We highly recommend this B&B!
5 on March 17, 2008
I can recommend everbody to book this B&B! It's cheap, clean, comfi, the houselords a very nice,......... We stayed there for 8 nights and had nothing to complain! Keep it up, Tessie and Lonnie!!! ;)
4.0 on March 13, 2008
I stayed at the B&B with my family and Lonnie and Tessie were warm and helped us feel at home in NJ. I would recommend all my friends to go and stay there. Thanks again Lonnie!
4.8 on March 13, 2008
We loved to stay in this Bed and Breakfast because of the exelent rooms, perfekt service (pick up from metro station etc), good breakfast, and fast transportation to New York. But take a look yourself, we can highly recommend to stay there. Thank you very much, and good luck for the future.
5 on March 12, 2008
Because we have stayed in NYC for 14 days, we chose to stay with Lonnie and Tesi basically because of a very competitive price. The value of this Lonnie’s offer has exceeded our expectation. The house is newly refurbished. Authentic Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup prints (circa 1972) in the dinning room, as well as, another beautiful authentic print in the bedroom we have stay in, were a tremendous bonus! A suite we have stayed in had real king size bed with an extremely comfortable mattress! It was so important after 12 -14 hours of walking in the City. Nice linen, very clean room, Huge TV- with a free on demand. Magnificent!!!Great view of the Manhattan from the balcony!! Wonderful breakfasts, everyday different, our favorite omelets served up to the minute, so do not be late for breakfast, as it will be cold. (Sorry Tesi for requesting first few breakfasts at 6.30AM - jet lag). In the room - free coffee, tee, hot chocolate, free mini bar, free wifi, and a computer. We stayed for 14 days in the City, out of which only 10 with Lonnie and Tess, as there was no vacancy. They are filling quickly so I suggest make up your mine quickly. At the morning ask Lonnie to give you a ride to waterfront of Jersey City. Take a walk from Colgate Clock along the waterfront and have another view of the Manhattan. Walk to Exchange station of the PATH train and go one stop to WTC. I also recommend doing the same on the other side of the Manhattan, through the Brooklyn Bridge taking a walk to Brooklyn Heights. Have fun!
4.6 on March 10, 2008
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend at JERSEY CITY'S BED AND BREAKFAST to celebrate our anniversary. We had a wonderful time, and Lonnie and Tessie were great.
5 on March 04, 2008
We Stayed here for about ten days and were really amazed about what we found. Big and appetizingly breakfast including scrumbled eggs, muffins, fruits and more, a room with TV, computer, fridge... Super hosts and even sometimes a ride to the station! thank you!
5 on February 29, 2008
The owner and staff are amazing. They cater to your every need. It is not about how they run their B & B, it is about how they want to relax and enjoy NJ and NYC. Every morning the breakfasts were filling, the living areas clean, and personal attention outstanding. You have privacy, but when you need help or anything they are there.
5 on February 26, 2008
Lonnie & Tessie offer hospitality that exceeds any we have experienced in years of staying at B & B's. They made our visit to NYC very comfortable. the wonderful breakfast, good location and great directions from Lonnie were appreciated very much. We look forward to a return visit.
4.8 on February 25, 2008
There is no reason to stay anywhere else if you're visiting the area. Lonnie and Tessie are friendly and hospitable while the rooms and service will undoubtedly exceed your expectations, all at great value. I wouldn't hestitate to go back and will be recommending this place to everyone who I know will be in the area.
4.8 on February 14, 2008
Great bed and breakfast. Affordable, easy/short commute to NYC, wonderful hosts, great breakfast, really really comfortable bed, clean, free internet, access to a phone, free parking, safe....the list goes on. Highly recommended!
5 on February 12, 2008
It was a pleasure to stay at the Jersey City B&B. The room was lovely with on demand TV and we had a PC with Internet access. The guys cooked us a wonderful breakfast, scrambled eggs done to perfection, bagels, fresh fruit and the list goes on. The neighborhood seems safe and Manhattan is a short train ride away. The train station is a walk away but we did not find it too far and you arrive at the World Trade Center which is in Manhattan so we found it convienient. What I loved best about the Jersey City B&B was the people though the room was lovely and the food was great. Lonnie and his family are just absolutely wonderful and it felt like we were staying with friends. We will definately stay here again when we come to NY.
5 on January 30, 2008
This is the best value you can get in the NYC area. I travel to NYC often and I will not stay anywhere else. Stop looking for a better deal. This is it. Great room, in room coffee, sat tv, wifi, parking, close to the Path, this place has it all.
4.8 on January 29, 2008
I stayed with Lonnie and Tessie for a week in January 08, and to say they make you feel very welcome is an understatement! They picked me up from Newark Airport for a very resonable cost, and the house itself is immaculate! I had a room on the top floor, with a very comfortable bed, huge TV with Cable, fridge with drinks (free!), fresh fruit (free!), hi speed internet and laptop (free!), and a lovely big bathrobe to slob around in :o) Tessie does an outstanding breakfast that really sets you up for the day, and Lonnie was very helpful with rides to the PATH train station and ideas on where to go and what to visit. Its only a few minutes drive to the Path station, but even if you walk it only 10-15 mins. The neighbourhood is quite, and I didn't feel worried about walking back from the station at all. From the PATH statiopn, its only 15 mins maximum into Manhatten, so Jersey City B&B is an excellent base for a trip to the City. Amazing value, great food, lovely company and hospitallity.....what more could you ask for! Thanks for a great time L&T, it really made my trip!! PS Lonnie, have you got that massage chair yet ;o)
4.8 on January 28, 2008
Very friendly, quiet and...economical My wife and I are French and 65 five years old. For our first visit to NYC, we were slightly worried when arriving to Lonnie's after a long taxi drive through the huge town. But our accommodation was so pleasant with a complete, very clean and comfortable equipement and Lonnie and Tesi so kind and anxious to help their guests for any problem that our fear disappeared at once. And, after a good night and a lavish breakfast, we started gladly to discover Manhattan. And we spent then 5 really pleasant days. Note that it is very easy to go from Jersey City to Manhattan by train: 15 mn on foot to the station (but Lonnie drove us many times); 10 mn after, you arrive in the middle of Financial District(South Manhattan) or near the Empire State Building in Midtown.
4.0 on January 26, 2008
My wife and I were amazed at the hospitality and the quality of this bed and breakfast. Even if you are somewhat new to staying in this scenery, the inn keep not only make you feel at home, they also make sure you realize that you are there to relax and have a wonderful time.
4.0 on January 22, 2008
My Stay was nice in Jersey City B&B, Lonnie and Stessie are nice people, the place is very clean and well structured to make you feel that you have not left home, yes it is a homy environment more than a formal one. The breakfast Stessie made was very delicious. each room is supplied with computers and internet connection with a printer. Lonnie was ready all the time to take me to the train station without hesitation or delay. Lonnie can be used as a tourist guide as well, since he gives good recommendations about the possible places to visit. thank you
5 on January 20, 2008
two thumbs up
4.8 on January 19, 2008
I recently stayed at Lonnie and Tessi's B&B with my 7 year old daughter. Our sightseeing trip to NYC went off without a hitch because of the accommodations and the hospitalites that Lonnie and Tessi extended while we were there. It was a great place to come home to after a long day exploring the city. The PATH train was close and within 30 minutes you can be to Times Square/Broadway area.. Our room was the top floor with the balcony, with great view of the skyline. Rooms were very clean and the home is a in a quiet neighborhood. I'll be checking your availability when I return to NYC again... our stay at your place made our trip to NYC a wonderful memory!
5 on January 17, 2008
I spent seven days in Lonnies BandB and it was an awesome stay. I never expected that outstanding rooms. It was alwayse clean and very friendly. To the PATH train which leaves every 15min to Manhatten, the walking distance is 10min but mostly Lonnie gave us a ride for free. I recommend this B and B to everybody and I would prefer to stay there than in a hotel.
5 on January 07, 2008
The rooms were very good, comfortable and spacious with a separate computer and internet access for each room. Each day was started with a first rate breakfast. But it was our hosts (Lonnie and Tessi) that have made New York seem like one of the most friendly and welcoming places I've ever been, they made our trip what it was. When I come back to New York I'll be making sure that they have room for me before I book my flights. Thanks for having us
5 on January 05, 2008
We have had a great experience with the very friendly hosts Lonnie and Tessi! They served a huge breakfast every morning at the time preferred. Lonnie gave us a ride to the nearby PATH-station "Journal Square" every morning. The B&B is located in a quiet street, only 8-10 minutes walk to the PATH, which brings you to Manhatten in another 10 minutes or so. We stayed four nights in the ground level room with a private bath room, our own computer incl. high speed internet access, a large TV and a comfortable King Size Bed. Everything was very clean and cosy, so we would go there again at anytime! Thanks again for everything, guys!!!
5 on January 04, 2008
Hi everybody, we had a great time in Lonnie's and Tesi's bed&breakfast. We can recommend this accomodation to everybody who likes outstanding pick-up services. Have fun everybody
4.8 on December 23, 2007
Superb B&B. Lonnie and Tessie are wonderful and always trying to help. Will definitely come back again!!!
4.0 on December 19, 2007
we are from the UK and travel a lot/ We stayed 4 nights with Lonnie and Tessi and it was great. Our only complaint was we could not stay longer. We recommend it without any reservation
5 on December 19, 2007
For young people it's almost impossible to stay in NYC area for about 2 weeks without spending 100s of $s for a dirty room in a nasty hotel. Lonnie's & Tesi's B&B is THE base to discover NYC for reasonable prices and outstanding service. Well, you can't value "good caracter"... alone the two guys are worth a visit. Also the short walk to the subway-station made it easy for me to stay mobile! Dining is awesome as well: Tesi's Banana-Avocado-Combo or their supreme lassagne were delicious :-) Thanx again, Lonnie and Tesi, for the wonderful stay!
4.8 on December 18, 2007
I recently stayed 3 nights with Lonnie and Tesi. This place was great. Only minutes away from the Holland Tunnel, and a few blocks away from the Path Train. I felt very safe taking the short walk to the train. The breakfast each morning was outstanding and the price was unbelievable. This place gets 2 thumbs up from me! I will be in New York next year and I've found a place to call home!!! This beautiful Bed and Breakfast is "Too good to be true".
5 on December 10, 2007
Stayed there for 9 days with my girlfriend,in a room on 1st floor.Really one of the best deals one can get.Very clean,comfortable bed ,the innkeeper treated us almost as a family.About 15 minutes by foot from train to Manhatten.Sasha&Lena,ISRAEL
5 on December 07, 2007
As we know staying in the NYC area can be pricey and this proved to be a fantastic affordable option for my wife and I. The accommodation was very comfortable and the hosts were extremely nice & friendly people. The hi speed FREE cable internet in the room was a big ++ for me and my wife really enjoyed the excellent Cable TV while I planned all our days events in the Big City. We were given a filling breakfast each morning that was well prepared and a great way to start our day. I can only highly recommend staying here , this was a gem of find for us.
4.8 on December 03, 2007
This has to be one of the best B&B places around. The place is lovely! Extremely immaculate, wondering innkeepers, and it's cheap. Lonnie and Tessy were extremely hospitable and helpful, especially with rides. I couldn't ask for anything more! Thanks!
4.8 on December 03, 2007
This was my husband and my first time in Jersey and we will most definitely be back! We’re originally from California, but we live in Georgia now, so we were looking forward to a great time in a bigger city again. It was a phenomenal stay, much because our host Lonnie provided such a beautiful room with the perfect accommodations for us to be able to sit back and relax while not feeling too isolated. The room was incredibly clean and comfortable with such a comfortable bed. When we did venture out of the room, Lonnie was available to point us in the right direction to really enjoy what the city had to offer. We will be back as soon as possible, thanks so much!
4.8 on December 02, 2007
My first time in NYC. Stayed there for 5 nights. Never had such a clean location. We had a large bed on ground floor and although we had a jetlag could sleep very comfortable. Drinks, internet access and much more just for free! At this price! And the innkeepers are absolutely caring. Just lovely people. As Jay and Cameron Hill (I met them personally!) stated: this will be my location, when I stay in NYC. Many thanks to Tessie and Lonnie! As we Germans would say: Super! All the best from Rainier Kaczmarczyk from Munich!
4.6 on November 27, 2007
I stayed there for 5 nights. The price/quality relation was fantastic. You get a very good, extremely clean B&B with a very helpful innkeeper that tries to make his guests as happy as possible. The breakfast is very good and is flexibly served. Also around lunchtime, when one wants to sleep a bit longer. I couldn't have gotten anything better for this price.
4.0 on November 25, 2007
It was a great valve. VERY CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. MY SON AND I HAD THE TOP FLOOR 2 BEDS A LARGE TV, COMPUTER ACCESS AND DRINKS IN THE FRIDGE WAS JUST GREAT.THE HOST WAS OUTSTANDING HE WAS THERE TO DRIVE YOU TO THE TRAIN OR FERRY WITHOUT HESITATION.THE FOOD WAS PLENTIFUL AND VERT TASTEFUL. WILL MAKE IT MY PLACE TO STAY WHEN VISITING NY CITY IN THE FUTURE. CHILDREN WILL ENJOY THE GAMES LONNIE HAVE THROUGH OUT THE HOUSE. LOCATION IS PERFECT FOR STARTING YOUR DAY AT THE SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTEN WITH A QUICK FERRY RIDE OR TRAIN RIDE TO MANHATTEN. MY HAT GOES OUT TO THE CHEF SHE DID AN AWSOME JOB MIXING UP THE BREAKFAST. JAY & CAMERON HILL.
5 on November 24, 2007
We loved staying here at this beautiful B&B hosted by a lovely family. The food is delicious (the cook is a former chef internationally). Free internet and drinks made this place an unbelievable bargain based on location. Check the prices in New York City, and then check the prices here, you will pay 1/3 of the price at this B&B with three times the amenities. By the way, I loved the tempur-pedic bed (my first time sleeping in one) - thanks for everything!
4.8 on November 12, 2007
This is a very good value and a comfortable, cozy place to stay with a delightful home environment and a very friendly innkeeper. The bed is comfortable, everything is spotlessly clean, the breakfast is delicious and filling . . . and the location can't be beat! Well, for the price. I'd rather pay the going rate for Jersey City B&B and be 10 minutes from Manhattan than pay $300 and up and be in Manhanttan. This B&B is the best option in this price range! Totally recommended--I go to New York City twice per year and this is a good way to do it for those with budgets, as I am, and I will be staying here again next month!
4.8 on November 09, 2007
I paid $60 for the whole first floor of the house. It had my own room with my own bathroom and a king size bed and an extra area with a gigantic desk and a computer with Internet access. There was also a great Pinball Machine too that I really enjoyed playing. Being only about a mile away from the Holland Tunnel into Manhattan I couldn't believe what a great price I got. This place was amazingly clean and I don't think I've every stayed anywhere where I got a better bang for my buck! The bed, by the way, had to be one of the most comfortable beds I ever slept on. The owners were extremely helpful in every way possible. I really enjoyed my visit here. The free Internet and free Cable movies along with a lot of other great amenities made my stay there a truly pleasurable one
4.8 on November 08, 2007
The house was very neat and clean. The hosts were tremendously accomodating and the amenities were like I was staying at a 5 star hotel!