Top Hotels in Central Ward, Newark, New Jersey

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10 July 2018

Historic Newark is home to a number of universities, sporting arenas, and prosperous business district. Minutes from New York City, the area has become a hive of activity in recent years. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the area, then check out this guide to the city’s best hotels. Whether you’re looking for a boutique experience or a brand-name bedsit, you’ll find everything and in-between on our list.

Courtesy of Courtyard Newark Downtown

The Riviera Hotel

If you’re looking for a more boutique experience Hotel Riviera is a little bit further off the beaten path of hotels in Newark. A 10 minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport, this hotel has all the features you want out of a top hotel chain, but a little more charm than your typical brands. Built in 1922, this was once The Divine Riviera Hotel, home to businessmen and legal figures that were prominent on the East Coast. It was once the choice honeymoon spot for the parents of Peter Roth, and rumored to be the residence of Abner “Longy” Zwillman the notorious Gangster of Newark. Although it never regained the prosperity it once enjoyed before the Great Depression, it still remains one a prominent fixture of the Central Ward neighborhood. Near the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, if you’re looking to stay in an area of Newark with remnants of the local pride that linger then stay in the Hotel Riviera and learn about the part of Newark made famous by America’s immigrant classes.

The Riviera Hotel,169 Clinton Ave, Newark, New JerseyUnited States +1 973 824 6000

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Hilton Newark Penn Station

Minutes from Newark Penn Station, and easy access to Newark’s business district and Manhattan, here you’ll find all the amenities and expectations that come with the Hilton brand. The banker’s hotel, this is the hotel for those looking for an easy commute between New York and New Jersey whilst having a place to relax and put your feet up in-between trips. The executive rooms and suites are the best in Newark, and you’ll get plenty of space for your money making it a great choice for families. With a fitness center and the Market Street Bar & Grill you’ll be able to get all the home facilities you could want. With boardroom space and Garden State Ballroom with room for 300, the Hilton Newark Penn Station is also perfect for hosting host a number of events varying in size a convenient location.

Hilton Newark Penn Station,1048 Raymond Blvd, Newark, New Jersey United States +1 973 622 5000

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Hotel Indigo courtesy of Paul Sableman (via Open Source)

Courtyard Newark Downtown

A modern, reasonably priced accommodation in the heart of Newark, the Courtyard Newark Downtown has the chic style of a trendy boutique hotel, but the service fitting of the Marriott brand. This offers a number of flexible packages that make it a popular choice for out-of-towners looking to have a place where they have particular engagements or concerns. In addition to free airport shuttle service, free Wifi, disability access, and a fitness center, they also have a “GoBoard ®” that presents the most current with latest news, weather, and airport conditions to keep visitors up-to-date during their travels. The Courtyard Newark Downtown attempts to give a unique experience to guests that help differentiate it from typical brand-name hotels, and definitely worth a visit and see what it has to offer than other downtown Newark accommodation.

Courtyard Newark Downtown,858 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey, United States +1-973-848-0070

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown offers boutique brand with neighborhood charm. Dating back to 1912, the Cass Gilbert designed the building as the National State Bank. The hotel attempts to reflect the original history of the building by retaining its banking ruoutes and maintaining the architectural designs and adapting them to current use. Here you’ll find the original bank vault converted into the hotel’s restaurant. You’ll also be able to see the exposed brick and original windows and loft configurations with an updated feel with contemporary artwork that give the building a more modern feel. The Hotel Indigo attempts to illuminate the neighborhood’s spirit of innovation and invention.

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown,810 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey, United States+1 973 242 0065

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Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk looks to provide comfort with a view. Along the river you’ll find a number of eateries and the charm of Harrison, Newark. It’s near Newark International Airport and Newark Penn Station making it one of the best hotel locations on the list. If you want to be near sporting events, concert venues, and the Newark Museum, this is the hotel of choice. Here you’ll also get free onsite parking and shuttle services around the city. This family-friendly hotel is great for travelers who want amenities and a budget. Equipped with an indoor heated pool, patio and fitness centre it is the perfect spot for unwinding after a long day. Also great for early-risers they offer morning grab and free Hampton On the Run ® breakfast bags Monday through Friday. Their 24-hour business center also offers Wifi internet access and a number of rooms to host corporate meetings, making it a popular choice for business travelers.

Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk,100 Passaic Ave, Harrison, New Jersey,United States+1 973 483 1900

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