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Well—Informed Travelers = Big Savings
Located across the river from New York City, Newark is the largest city by population in New Jersey. Although Newark is only 8 miles from Manhattan, the hotel prices double or triple once you get into New York City. With the hotels in Newark and the excellent transportation system, the savvy traveler can save a bunch of money. Hop on the train, and you will be in the heart of Manhattan in 15 minutes.
Cheap Rooms Within Minutes of New York City
Hilton Newark Penn Station offers great rates and amenities. Located next to Newark Penn Station, you will be in Manhattan in less than 20 minutes. Visit nearby Pro Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Guests will appreciate the ample parking, flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Furnished in the Hilton Serenity Collection, each room includes luxurious down comforters and pillows, and customized mattress sets. The superior decor includes beautiful maple woods in the bedroom and granite countertops in the bath. After a long day of work or play, order room service or dine at the Market Street Bar and Grill on the hotel property.
Affordable Hotels Near the Airport
Visitors flying into or out of Newark who want to stay close to the airport should check out Courtyard by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport. Guests will love the free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport, which is only a mile away. Parking is only $10 per day for guests arriving by car. Each room offers crisp linens, plush mattresses, and soft pillows as well as Paul Mitchel bath products and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The Bistro is open for breakfast and dinner and offers cocktails too.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport is next to the Newark airport and only 10 miles from New York City. The indoor swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center add to the benefits you will enjoy during your stay. On-site dining at Bistro 128 Restaurant and cocktails at The Bar allow you to relax and unwind after a long day of work or seeing the sights. Each guest room includes the hotel’s signature Sweet Dreams bed and an oversized chair and ottoman. A separate bathtub invites you to indulge in a long soak in a spacious bathroom.
Newark has a lot to offer besides being close to New York City. The French-gothic style of Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the fifth largest cathedral in North America, is a stunning sight to see. It sits next to Branch Brook Park, between the Forest Hills and Roseville neighborhoods of Newark. Branch Brook Park is home to over 4,300 cherry blossom trees, the largest collection in the United States. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is a great place to enjoy the arts and offers dining on the premises at the Theater Square Grill.
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Bonnie Laquitara likes to write about upscale vacations on a budget. She enjoys visiting tropical islands, big cities, and out-of-the-way places. She is happiest with her toes in the sand and an umbrella drink in her hand. You can follow her on Google+. She is currently working on the #HipmunkTypeofStayNeighborhood project for Hipmunk.com.