We’ve negotiated some great deals for our attendees at two nearby hotels. Make your reservations soon because these rooms will go fast!Ramada
Newly redone, located just behind the Loews Theater, less than a 5 minute leisurely walk. Conference rate is $121+ tax, room rate includes complimentary breakfast. All rooms have mini-fridges and microwaves, plus the hotel also has a fitness center, laundry facilities, and complimentary wi-fi. King rooms and Divided Doubles (2nd bedroom with a door opens from the first bedroom, ideal for colleagues traveling together). When booking, you must mention Patients Out of Time to get the group rate. To book, call: 201-432-6100
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For those preferring a waterfront view, this hotel is brand new, just opened in a renovated 1920s bank building (the vaults, marble-and-brass lobby, and many other touches have been preserved). The lobby and restaurant are on the glass top floor, with views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. Above is a rooftop bar/lounge with a 360° view. The Exchange Place PATH stop is adjacent.
Conference rate is $219-$239 +tax depending on room type (Den, Suite, or One-Bedroom). Room rates include complimentary gourmet breakfast, featuring made to order omelettes. All rooms have fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, and built-in charging stations. Suite and One-Bedroom rooms have a full kitchenette complete with pans, plates, etc, plus a sleeper sofa. Hotel has a fitness center and Borrow Program, supplying things like blenders and yoga mats. When booking, you must mention Patients Out of Time to get the group rate. To book, call: 1-800-993-4983.
The parking lot next to the Theater offers our attendees special day rate of $6. Overnight rates are higher but still very reasonable. Street parking is possible but not plentiful.
For those flying in, Newark (EWR) is the closest airport. (LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy (JFK), and Philadelphia Int’l (PHI) are within 2 hours of Jersey City, but beware of rush traffic times). The Ramada provides a free shuttle to and from EWR. Uber/Lyft should cost around $18-25, taxis likely a bit more though possibly more. For public transit from EWR, take the Airtrain to Newark Penn Station and switch to the PATH train. Timetables, maps, and rates can be found at https://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-ground-transportation.html.
Amtrak and NJ Transit trains have stops at both Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station. Both Stations have PATH stops as well that can be used to reach the conference venue and the Ramada Hotel at the Journal Square stop or the Hyatt House at the Exchange Place stop.
Port Authority Transit (PATH) underground trains operate within and between New Jersey and Manhattan. The conference venue is directly across the street from the Journal Square Station. From there, it is short ride to Newark Penn Station (for Amtrak and Airport connection), to Exchange Place PATH Station (waterfront hotels and ferry), or to Manhattan (including stops in Greenwich Village, Chelsea, and New York Penn Station as well as connecting to the NYC Subway system). You will need to buy a refillable MetroCard from the automated machines in the station to use the PATH (the same card is good for the NYC Subway). Each ride is $2.75. Maps and schedules can be found at https://www.panynj.gov/path.
Uber and Lyft are both very popular in Jersey City, so the wait for a ride is never long. If you’re not in a hurry, UberPool and LyftLine let you share the cost of the ride with others along your route, or the Split tools lets you share the fare among those traveling with you. In Manhattan, Yellow Cabs are a numerous, easy option and not usually much of a price difference from a RideShare.
Numerous ferry routes run between the waterfront hotels and Manhattan.