Newark Liberty International Airport lies 14 miles west of downtown Manhattan, providing visitors with an alternative port of entry to the greater-New York City area. To cut down on travel time and avoid traffic, consider staying at a hotel near the airport. These hotels provide traveler-friendly services and amenities that ease the stress of arrival and departure. The area might not be as glamorous as Manhattan, but the headaches it can save you make it worthwhile.
Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
The Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott is on airport property, just a few minutes from the terminals via the complimentary 24-hour shuttle. The hotel's 585 guest rooms have a contemporary, upscale design and feature large, soundproof windows that give the rooms a light and airy ambiance. Guests have access to the hotel's indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. On-site dining options include two Italian restaurants, an American restaurant and a steakhouse. Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel. For Marriott Rewards program members, this is a category 5 establishment.
Hilton Newark Airport
Located just outside of the airport, the Hilton Newark Airport offers modestly designed rooms with triple-glazed windows, Crabtree and Evelyn bath products and wireless Internet. The slightly more upscale suites mix art deco decor with contemporary styling to create a more attractive bedroom; these rooms also have a separate living room. The hotel welcomes pets under 75 lbs. with the payment of a non-refundable fee. The hotel has two restaurants that serve steaks, seafood, drinks and light snacks, and a Starbucks Cafe. Free airport shuttle service is available 24 hours a day, every day.
Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport Hotel
The Wyndham Garden Hotel puts guests just 1.5 miles from the terminals at Newark Airport. The open, marble floor lobby welcomes guests to this AAA three-diamond property. Rooms have a casually voguish design with modern furnishings and black and white pictures of New York City gracing the walls; in-room amenities include Bath & Body Works products and coffee makers designed by Michael Graves. The Newark Airport Railroad Station is a mile from the hotel. Guests can reach both the airport and train station with the hotel's complimentary shuttle service.
Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Hotel
The Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Hotel's upscale interior and luxurious surroundings garnered it a AAA three-diamond rating. The dark wood lobby with leather furniture and flat-screen TV creates a comfortable atmosphere where guests can relax and socialize. Guest rooms have a casual sophistication and feature wireless Internet, large flat-screen TVs and double-glazed windows. The on-site restaurant serves continental cuisine. The lounge bar utilizes a natural, dark wood feel to create a comfortable atmosphere for enjoying drinks and watching the game. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to cover the two miles between the hotel and the terminals.
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