This hotel is a great alternative to staying in Manhattan. It has great prices, good size rooms, terrific proximity to public transportation (the PATH that goes into NYC) and the Light Rail System.
Some rooms have a surprisingly great view of the Manhattan skyline and the Hudson river. The hotel is close to the numerous restaurants in Jersey City and, if you are up for a 20 minute walk, to Hoboken. I have stayed at nearly all of the other hotels in the Jersey City waterfront and I keep coming back to the Candlewood Suites because of the excellent value it offers.
The front desk personnel recognize me by name (which I was pleasantly surprised by) which shows that they are paying attention.
In the future, I would suggest some updating of the reception area to make a "wow" impact and a replacement of the carpeting in the hallways. Other than that, the hotel gets a "10" in my opinion. [Less]