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“Nice Hotel, Great Staff, Convenient but So-So Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk

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Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Passaic Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029   |  
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Nice Hotel, Great Staff, Convenient but So-So Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Second visit to the Hampton Inn Harrison Riverwalk, and it is just as nice as I remember it being a few years ago. The hotel itself is extremely nice. The halls are larger than standard Hamptons, the Lobby is nice, the AM Breakfast is great. The rooms are nice, large, and comfortable.

The staff at this hotel is one of the best I have found at any Hampton Inn I have been to. They are so nice, efficient, and helpful, even with a lobby full of people. I can't say enough about the front desk guys. Thanks for your professional friendly service.

I found the shuttle service to be convenient to the airport and the train station. I rarely had to wait more than 20 minutes for the shuttle. If the hotel wanted to really improve service, I would seriously consider a second shuttle running because 1 just seems to not be able to keep up wit the amount of people wanting to use it. And if you miss it, then you do end up waiting.

The neighborhood is ok. I walked across the street to dunkin donuts for coffee, and up to the Tops Diner for Lunch and DInner. I did not feel unsafe, but I will say locals did tell me they would not recommend venturing too far out in the evening if I was walking. I took their advise.

The gym at the hotel is larger than alot of Hamptons. More cardio equipment, but not that much as far as weights go. But adequate.

Only reason I didnt give the hotel a perfect 5 was the neighborhood, and they need another shuttle. Everything else is Great. Staff, Hotel, and Price. I would not hesitate to stay again.

Room Tip: Tops Diner, and the Spanish Pavillion are walking distance Great places to Eat.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days in October for our New York vacation. While the train to NYC was very quick and convenient, the shuttle from the hotel to the station was spotty. We ended up taking cabs most if the time (about $10 each ride). Add that into the $5 train ride each way when determining your savings as opposed to staying in the city.

That being said, the staff was delightful, the room clean, and the river was beautiful to read beside.

Try Tops diner if you go there. It's about two blocks away, and their desserts are amazing!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

As other reviewers mentioned, the hotel is very clean and the people were very friendly and helpful. Loved the frig in the room for storing food as we traveled with children. Free parking was also great! The pool looked really nice but we didn't have time to swim. We were given maps of NYC in the lobby by a staff member and he even gave us some valuable travel tips which we were most grateful for. Breakfast was good. Everyday there was a different selection of eggs as well as oatmeal, waffles (you make yourself), assortment of breads, cereal, fruit yogurt. We also checked out the Tops Diner down the street and it was fantastic! A must visit!

The hotel offered a free shuttle from the hotel to Penn Station (and the airport) and back. My only complaint was that even though the hotel had 3 shuttles, they were only running 1 the entire 3 days that we were there. It made for a long wait a couple of times and we even called a cab once (costing us $15). This is the only reason why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. I would definitely visit again.

Room Tip: Even numbers face the river. We were not bothered by the sound of the trains at all.
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Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

As noted in 2 of my other reviews, there were only 2 hotels in downtown Newark, and now there are 3. A Courtyard by Marriot recently opened, near the Prudential Center.

That said, this Hampton Inn, which is located along the Passaic River in Harrison, opposite downtown Newark does a very brisk business, and should be booked in advance as it sells out quickly. This is also one of the only Hotels in Harrison, and it's next door neighbor, Kearny, which adds to it's built in demand.

The Hotel itself is modern, clean, and has a helpful staff. An onsite fitness center and pool is a nice amenity that rivals what some upmarket hotels offer.

As the title suggests this hotel is an affordable option for visiting New York City.
The Harrison PATH station is about a 15 minute walk away, and the NJ Transit Broad Street Station is Newark is about a 10 minute walk. The hotel does offer a van shuttle to these stations, as well as Newark Penn Station, but during peak times there can be a wait.

Plan accordingly and book in advance.

Ken

Room Tip: Book well in advance during peak travel times, and when events are planned at Prudential Center, or...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in late Sept/early Oct, while on business in Newark. My room overlooked the river, which seems exciting, but it's really not much. Way cooler is that it also overlooks the Newark Bears ballpark, and that's pretty cool.

Staff was wonderful. Had shuttle pick me up twice from Newark Penn Station and there were no issues. Even during the rush hour it only took them about 25 minutes to get me. Location is pretty good, a few restaurants within walking distance, and a gas station next door to get snacks, although they also have a mini-shop in the hotel. There's a bar there too, in the lobby (not like a regular nightclub, just a bar to grab a frosty one or mixed drink.

Front desk was gracious, helpful and genuinely glad I was there. Too many good employees to try and name them all without forgetting one or two. Room was very clean and although there is some serious train traffic noise at night, it wasn't anything I couldn't adjust to. Even numbered rooms overlook the water, Odds overlook the street (not glamourous!). All in all, a decent place to stay without getting skinned by the higher prices downtown or in Jersey City. And with the shuttle and PATH, I didn't need to be all that close anyway.

Oh and the breakfast buffet was VERY well stocked and quite tasty. Lots of choices!

Room Tip: Even number rooms overlook the river and ballpark, odds overlook the street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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SLC
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122 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I've stayed in hundreds of Hampton's and this hotel is about exactly what you would expect from a "seasoned" Hampton. Rooms are clean for the most part but don't look at the carpet. The usual fare for breakfast. Nothing really stood out for the good or the bad here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank s20mark
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Was supposed to stay here for a week because of a project in Newark, but I ended up leaving after 2 nights because I also wanted to enjoy some of NYC and go for a run in the early morning. Going for a run is not a good idea in this area. Travelling to and from NYC can be done by taking a free shuttle to Penn station and taking the PATH train, but I found it difficult to plan because of limited shuttle service, especially in weekends when there is no fixed shuttle times.

The rooms however are huge, the bed is huge and very comfortable. There is a fridge and microwave in the room, but unfortunately no cutlery or plates so that makes it a but diffucult to prepare a snack or meal. The hotel offers no dinner, so if you are bound to having dinner in the area of the hotel you are forced to walk around in a bit of a dodgy area with low quality 'restaurants'. The rooms overlooking the river offer the least worse view.

The breakfast self-service buffet was ok but I hated the paper / plastic plates and cutlery. No hotel of this standard should let their customers eat from paper plates.
Service and friendliness of the staff was very good, the bar area closes early when it's quiet.

Would definately stay here again if I was only looking for a comfortable bed, but would rather take a chance and look for a last minute deal on one of the hotels in the city.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: 100 Passaic Avenue, Harrison, NJ 07029
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Harrison
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Harrison
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk 2.5*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk is conveniently located just a short drive from Red Bull Arena, MetLife Stadium, Newark Museum, Manhattan and NYC in Harrison, New Jersey. Visit our hotel and enjoy a free hot breakfast, complimentary high-speed internet access, & a clean and fresh Hampton bed®. Whatever the reason for your visit, relax and keep in shape at our fitness center & outdoor pool. Explore many Harrison area attractions just steps from our centrally located hotel. ... more   less 
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