The Best Hotels Near Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey

Marvel at the New York skyline from the rooftop bar at Hyatt House Jersey City
Marvel at the New York skyline from the rooftop bar at Hyatt House Jersey City | Courtesy of Hyatt House Jersey City / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Newark has some pretty awesome neighbors, such as Manhattan and Staten Island, but Brick City itself isn’t without its own notable neighborhoods either. Restaurants, professional sports teams, and a vibrant art scene can keep you too busy to even cross the Hudson. Whether you’re flying in for a trip to the Big Apple or hanging around on a long layover, these hotels in Newark will keep you comfortable until you’re clear for takeoff.

1. Hilton Newark Airport

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Tall lobby with marble floors and columns at Hilton Newark Airport
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Hilton Newark Airport wants you to say goodbye to inconvenient layovers and hello to the convenience and hospitality of New Jersey. Located across the street from the airport, a 24-hour shuttle will bring you to your EWR terminal or into New York City center for connections to the Big Apple airports. Comfortable king guest rooms and Starbucks coffee in the lobby will have you refreshed for an early morning flight, while the extra space in the suites and nightcaps at Amelia’s are great ways to handle a longer layover.

2. Courtyard by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport


Four red and light blue armchairs in front of an electric fireplace at Courtyard by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport
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Courtyard by Marriott’s free shuttle will get you to and from EWR faster than you’ll get through the security lines. This convenient hotel, only 1mi (1.6km) from the airport, will help you keep busy before checking in for your flight. From the in-room work desks, where you can knock out a few email replies, to the fitness center that will preserve your daily workout routine, Courtyard by Marriott makes traveling to EWR effortless.

3. TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown


A hot pink L shaped couch against a gray wall with decorative suitcases mounted as if theyre protruding from the wall at TRYP by Wyndham Newark Downtown
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Getting from Brick City to Newark Airport is a breeze with TRYP by Wyndham. The free shuttle will cruise you to the airport and local downtown attractions. Ergonomic desk chairs, a coffee and tea station, and super-soft cotton linens will keep you in comfort until you’re ready to board. Stretch your legs before your flight, with a walk to the Prudential Center, and watch the Devils heat up the ice.

4. Element Harrison – Newark


Long bar and other wooden tables and chairs in a dining area with floor to ceiling windows at Element Harrison - Newark
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The apartment-style accommodations at Element Harrison are the next best thing to living in Newark. Rainfall showers and convenient kitchenettes will help you refresh and refuel before you need to print your boarding pass. You’re welcome to the breakfast buffet, though a grab-and-go option is available if you need to get to the airport early. The hotel is close to downtown, Red Bull Arena, and Harrison Train Station, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time in the area so much that you may forget about your flight.

5. The Kenilworth


The driveway leading into the the Kenilworth porte-cochere
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Squeeze in one last round of golf before your flight at the Kenilworth. A dog-leg away from the Galloping Hill Golf Course and a par-six or so from the airport, the Kenilworth’s executive suite is big enough to entertain your foursome after a round. The Trellis Lounge, with small local bites and strong cocktails, is also a fitting place for a 19th hole. Best of all, an airport shuttle can be arranged, so you’ll never have to rush a putt.

6. Hyatt House Jersey City

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Hyatt House Jersey City as viewed from the street; the building is mainly brick but the upper portion is constructed entirely out of glass
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Hyatt House, right beside the Hudson, basically lets you roll right out of bed and onto a ferry headed to Manhattan. The spacious suites feature dedicated workspaces and fully equipped kitchens. While the free breakfast, a fitness center, and digital check-in are all nice perks, nothing can compare to the Big Apple views you’ll drink in from the rooftop bar. You’ll spend so much time staring at the city, you’ll forget that shopping and dining options at the Exchange Place District are right below.

7. Canopy by Hilton Jersey City Arts District


A leather couch with red pillows and various other seats in a light-filled lounge area inside the Hilton Jersey City Arts District
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It’s not hard to love staying at Canopy by Hilton. This Jersey City hotel has clean, pet-friendly rooms, delivers breakfast to your suite, and has a locally inspired cocktail waiting for you at the bar. The cherry on top? The location is near the bus, train, and ferry stops. You’ll have no trouble instantly accessing Manhattan, though the Powerhouse Arts District has a vibrant arts scene that is equally deserving of your social media coverage.

Newark is ideally positioned: just a stone’s throw from New York City. If you’d rather stay in the heart of the city, then opt for a hotel in Times Square or one of the cheaper options for those on a budget. Fill your time with an alternative camping experience just outside the city, or satisfy the film buff in you by taking a movie tour of the Big Apple. Don’t forget to grab brunch during your busy days.

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