Newark Is More Than New York's Hub And These Hotels Prove It

Newark, New Jersey is certainly not New York. Although everyone and their mother flock to New York for the lights and the famous streets, there is also reason to visit understated Newark. If you go at the right time of year, you will even be rewarded with more than 4,000 cherry blossom trees in Branch Brook Park. Like cotton candy on trees, it is a sight to behold. (Just don't eat this cotton candy.)

There is more to Newark than a layover and if you decide to give it a shot, these hotels will make all the difference. Take the contemporary Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown. The hotel's front desk staff and the IPad mini in the room will greet you by name. There is a vibrant modern look to the hotel and valet parking prices that can't be beat.

If you are willing to trek a little further, the Westminster Hotel is just a 20 minute drive from Newark airport. They aren't joking when they declare themselves as a luxury brand, with leather furnishings and dark wood encouraging you to choose martini drinking over email checking. After all, no one wishes that they sent more email when they come to the end of their days.

Ignore the bad press about Newark and form your own opinion by staying at one of these fabulous hotels.



Just minutes from Red Bull Arena, this Hampton Inn makes it possible to jet to Newark's Penn station or the airport with the complimentary shuttle service. Spacious guestrooms often have river views, WiFi access, 32-inch LCD HDTV and one or two...  Read More



This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to some of Newark's big attractions, such as the Prudential Centre (home to the NHL's NJ Devils), The New Jersey Performing Arts Center and even the Newark Museum. Penn station is linked...  Read More



If you need a little more space after being cramped on an airplane for hours, this all-suites hotel has you covered. Just a 1.7 mile drive from Newark's International Airport, this is a nice place to feel like you are one step closer to home....  Read More



This sleek and bright Mariott hotel has a lobby that is equipped with a communal table for meeting colleagues without the awkwardness of a hotel bed between you. The business centre also has included printing services, and the giant "GoBoard"...  Read More



Across from Highway 1 in Newark Airport, you may spot this elegantly fashioned hotel. Rooms come with marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows for a touch of luxury. Airport shuttle and parking are free services and free WiFi and a...  Read More



Right on the grounds of Newark airport, this hotel couldn't be easier to get to. With free shuttle service to every terminal, a stay here is a surefire way to get to your flight well in advance, even with the enhanced travel securities. Plush...  Read More



This boutique hotel in New Jersey is a tad off the path, but it is minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities. 109 spacious guest rooms and suites include plush mattresses, flat screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers and IPod...  Read More



The Westminster Hotel proves that not every hotel in New Jersey has to be an airport hotel. With sleek shapes and smooth lines, it definitely walks the walk of luxury hotel. Just 20 minutes from Newark's International Airport, the soft palate of...  Read More



The Element Harrison is the hybrid of Newark's hotel scene. Efficient, clean and eco-friendly, the Harrison is just adjacent to the PATH train station for easy access in and around Newark. Standard rooms are flooded with natural light and come...  Read More



This boutique hotel has plenty of charm and is right in the heart of Newark's downtown core. Welcoming to both people and pets, the building was erected in 1912 as a National State Bank. The original bank vault was integrated into the design of...  Read More


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