Best Family Hotels in New Jersey

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    Hilton Short Hills
    Short Hills, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1218 reviewsTripAdvisor (1218)

    Situated in northeast New Jersey, the Hilton Short Hills hotel garners mixed reviews from recent guests. Many complement the hotel's excellent location, while a handful say that customer service could be improved. For those who enjoyed their stay, this Hilton's primary perks are the oversized beds and the on-site indoor pool. Working travelers are also pleased with the Hilton Short Hills' business center and wireless internet access. Plus, the recently renovated hotel's proximity to the Short Hills Mall and the Canoe Brook Country Club makes it a great home base for golfers and shoppers alike. No matter why you're here, previous visitors highly recommend reserving a table at The Dining Room for the desserts alone; you can always work off the extra calories at the fitness center or in the pool. Because of its Hilton Hotels ties, this property readily accepts Honors rewards points in exchange for free nights and room upgrades.

    Short Hills, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1218 reviewsTripAdvisor (1218)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Golden Nugget Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1522 reviewsTripAdvisor (1522)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Families will want to check out the on-site arcade, which consists of air hockey, skee ball and video games. The pool is family-friendly during the day, although it takes on a club-like atmosphere as the evening hours approach and is only open to those 18 and older after 8 p.m.
    Atlantic City, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1522 reviewsTripAdvisor (1522)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
    Atlantic City, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 23662 reviewsTripAdvisor (23662)
    Free WiFi

    Having recently completed the tallest tower on the skyline, Harrah's Resort Atlantic City has been reinventing itself to compete with its neighbors. This Harrah's which is a member of the Caesars family also steers clear of the tasteless and tacky decor and amenities that some might associate with Atlantic City. Instead, you'll find more elegant features, like the tranquil Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and The Pool, an indoor tropical oasis complete with multiple pools, cabanas and, at night, a raging club. Some guests mention, however, that the worn guest rooms could use a little love and the staff could benefit from additional training. But everyone agrees that you certainly won't starve here. The hotel's dining options range from high-end to casual to family-friendly. And, of course, a Harrah's casino would not be complete without a buffet. You can find Harrah's Resort Atlantic City off the Absecon Inlet, near the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

    Atlantic City, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 23662 reviewsTripAdvisor (23662)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    W Hoboken
    Hoboken, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)

    If you're looking to spend some time in the Big Apple without wasting all of your souvenir money on Manhattan lodging, the W Hoboken makes an affordable alternative. You'll have to commute across the Hudson, but New Jersey's Hoboken PATH train station which shuttles residents and visitors to New York on a regular basis is just a few blocks south of the hotel's front door. And don't think that just because you've crossed the river you can't enjoy a taste of big city style. This is, after all, a W Hotel: Common areas like the lobby are illuminated by trendy blue and purple lighting, while guest rooms are emblazoned with bright colors and modern furnishings. Plus, according to guests, you won't find better vistas of the NYC skyline; just make sure to ask the front desk for a room with a view. Meanwhile, the hotel's Bliss Spa and Halifax restaurant can help you refuel and rejuvenate after a long day in the city; however, several recent guests warn that parking and Wi-Fi fees can start to add up. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Hoboken, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1304 reviewsTripAdvisor (1304)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Westin Jersey City Newport
    Jersey City, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1607 reviewsTripAdvisor (1607)

    Sitting half a block south of the Newport New Jersey Transit station – which connects Jersey City and New York City – The Westin Jersey City Newport makes a great home base for Big Apple exploration. Guest rooms are spacious and bright with muted natural tones and great views of the city skyline (ask for a room that faces the Hudson River). Guests praise the Westin's on-site amenities, especially the Fire & Oak restaurant and its delectable American cuisine. You could also fill up on the light fare served at the trendy Half Moon Restaurant and Lounge. But according to guests, the best thing about this hotel is the room rates, which are significantly lower than what you'd find in Manhattan. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Jersey City, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1607 reviewsTripAdvisor (1607)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Congress Hall
    Cape May, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1318 reviewsTripAdvisor (1318)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Along the shoreline of New Jersey's Cape May, you'll find Congress Hall, a historic hotel with boarding house origins dating back to 1816. Today, Congress Hall pays tribute to its past by maintaining much of its Victorian charm a particular draw for recent guests. The Brown Room, with its Prohibition-era lounge setting, offers nightly entertainment and friendly bartenders that reminds visitors of a bygone era. But not all of the hotel's features are throwbacks to yesteryear. Accommodations feature in-room amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi access, Aveda bath products and Belgian cotton sheets. Of all the perks, recent guests put a high value on the hotel's free parking, large outdoor pool and near-immediate beach access. (Many travelers recommend splurging on a room with an ocean view.) If the nearby shoreside eateries don't suit your fancy, dine on premises at the Blue Pig Tavern, which serves American comfort food all day long.

    Cape May, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1318 reviewsTripAdvisor (1318)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Mount Laurel
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    3.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 487 reviewsTripAdvisor (487)
    Free Parking
    The Westin Mount Laurel's location places it near a few family-friendly attractions, including the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 487 reviewsTripAdvisor (487)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    Icona Diamond Beach
    Lower Township, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1581 reviewsTripAdvisor (1581)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    Families have access to a beach and two pools at this property. At the beach, kids 5 and older can sign up for surf lessons taught by the resort's certified lifeguards. The on-site pools include a small splash pool for younger children and a larger family-friendly option with water jets. Both are surrounded by lounge chairs.
    Lower Township, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1581 reviewsTripAdvisor (1581)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
    Princeton, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 710 reviewsTripAdvisor (710)
    Free Parking

    Found on the opposite side of Carnegie Lake from downtown Princeton and within minutes of the area's Princeton University, this Westin branch is surrounded by the Forrestal Village shopping center, which puts travelers within walking distance of numerous stores and eateries. However, guests note that you shouldn't overlook the in-house restaurant, Parallel 40, which serves up hearty (albeit slightly pricey) dishes of global cuisine. Meanwhile, travelers describe the guest rooms here as some of the best in the area, praising the signature Heavenly Beds, clean decor, 24-hour room service and the pet-friendly environment. Also, family travelers note that the hotel pool was a big hit with the kids. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    Princeton, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 710 reviewsTripAdvisor (710)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
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    The Southern Mansion
    Cape May, NJ
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 292 reviewsTripAdvisor (292)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Situated on nearly 2 acres of gardens in Cape May, New Jersey's historic district, The Southern Mansion is just a short walk from nearby beaches, shops and restaurants. Originally built in 1860, the Victorian-style mansion boasts a large front porch with rocking chairs and guest rooms with hand-painted tile showers, flat-screen TVs and antique furniture. In the morning, guests are served a complimentary gourmet breakfast. Wine lovers will appreciate access to the hotel's nearby Willow Creek Winery, which has more than 50 acres of vineyards and a 9,500-square-foot villa for wine tastings. Overall, recent guests said the breakfasts are worth a return visit alone, while others mentioned the attentive staff, comfortable rooms and landscaped grounds as reasons to book a stay. 

    Cape May, NJ
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 292 reviewsTripAdvisor (292)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

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