We had a job to find a New York city hotel that catered for a family with two teenagers at a reasonable cost. Therefore, we chose this hotel due to its cost and the incredibly easy access to NYC via PATH (20 mins to WTC). We also used the station to catch Amtrak to Washington DC.
After getting a taxi directly outside Newark Liberty International Airport (Cost $20 but we gave $25) to the hotel, we were guided by very polite Hilton porters to the escalator for level one. I initially thought this very odd to have an escalator to the front desk, but once we were booked in, I realised this was fantastic for the direct adjoined tunnel to Newark Penn Station. I had been informed by reviews about the possibility of unsavoury characters loitering about the vicinity, but honestly, we didn't find a problem with it. Yes, there are a few people about, but they do NOT bother or harass you like countless do in NYC!
The Hilton staff were incredibly welcoming, friendly and helped us in any way.
The room itself was on the 8th floor and we had a front view of the station. It was very clean, quiet and the beds were incredibly comfortable (ensuring we slept well each night). Having a room safe was also reassuring. Aircon was effective and quiet. Plenty of towels and toiletries for everyone. Nice too have a separate hairdryer so I could dry my hair in the main room, whilst one of my family could have their shower.
My sons tell me the gym was also excellent! In fact, we stayed in a total of 13 hotels on our trip and this gym was by far the best, they say. Wi-fi in rooms cost $12.95 per day, but it is FREE in the lobby and computer room. There was also a small shop, which supplied some snacks and certain essentials.
Adjoined to the hotel is several convenience outlets such as a cafe, Starbucks, newsagent etc. As breakfast was not included, we thought using one of these outlets for something to eat would be fine, but unfortunately, we found them closed. We were very early every morning, and I'm not sure what the opening times are...maybe their opening times is something the hotel could pass on to their hotel guests.
The only problem I personally found was the sink in our bathroom (deep in depth) which was so high and the mirror on the wall was some distance on the back wall. If you are short sighted and reasonable short like me, you will have a job to see to remove or apply one's make up! I could use the full wall mirror in the room, but I like to do this regime in a bathroom, personally. Oh, and the room could do with a small fridge to place a small pint of milk etc.
We would definitely use this hotel again!
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