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“Terrific gateway to New York” 5 of 5 stars
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Hilton Newark Penn Station
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Gateway Center-Raymond Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102   |  
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Ranked #5 of 21 hotels in Newark
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“Terrific gateway to New York”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We arrived from a cruise ship two days after Hurricane Sandy went through. Thank goodness we had reservations here, staying for 3 nights. Great value, economical, and right across the street from Newark Penn train station. We took the train into NY city each day for only $5. Bell hops were great, storing our luggage securely until it was time to check in. Desk staff were always courteous and helpful. We used the lobby computer to print our boarding passes, free of charge. The only hiccup was at the hotel cafe, where they dropped our entire breakfast on the floor and took another 20 minutes to cook it again, rather than offering us the buffet instead. In the evening however, the appetizers and cocktails were a great way to end the day, and the evening wait staff was super. Street noise was at a minimum, with well insulated rooms even though we faced the street. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My g/f and I were staying at the Hilton during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy here in New Jersey. It was VERY difficult to find hotel rooms since thousands of people had no power. We stayed at the Hilton last Wednesday and Thursday. (Oct. 31 and Nov. 1) The hotel was very nice. But I especially want to compliment the staff and management. They extended our stay under particularly trying circumstances...when EVERYONE was desperate to find a place to stay. I appreciated VERY much the effort the hotel staff made for us. I live very close to this hotel...about an hour away. So, it's likely I won't be staying there again. But, if there ever is a need to stay in a hotel near me...I would DEFINITELY come back to this Hilton.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here for one night as a pre-cruise hotel but we also wanted to go into Manhattan for the evening so the location is excellent. As my title sated there were absolutely no surprises and that it was I wanted. The staff was excellent, the room was very nice and the bed was great. I rated the value as average because it was more expenisve than other comparable hotels in the area but the location of the hotel was the key determining factor.

I would stay here again if I had a need to go into Manhattan again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We stayed here on the night before a cruise. Very convenient location to Penn Station for transport to Manhattan, a very quick trip. Rooms were clean, comfortable, more than adequate for an overnight stay. Front desk staff very helpfull-- began at check-in, continued through to helping find transport to the port. Very nice deli type restaurant on the walkway to the train that a great, reasonable breakfast. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stated here for eight nights. It was a great place to stay with easy access to South Orange where we were visiting our son, and only a short train ride to Penn Station, Manhattan via NJ Transit or the cheaper option PATH, either to Penn Station, Manhattan or up to 33 Street. Also very convenient to New Ark airport- 35 minutes from time of leaving hotel until fully checked at airport. Staff very efficient and courteous, and dealt with any issues promptly. Excellent breakfast available, especially at weekend. Room good size with the most comfortable bed that I have ever slept in. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This is a decent hotel. The elevators are fast so there is never really a wait. The rooms are a little bit small but laid out well enough so they don't feel very small. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioner worked awesome. It's hard to find hotel rooms with good air conditioners. The flat panel TV was nice with a wide variety of channels. The room had a nice sized desk and the wireless internet, although not free, worked very well and was extremely fast. The bathroom was about as small as a bathroom could be made. There was a decent amount of counter space for toiletries, but no room at all to move around without falling into the toilet or tub. The shower had a nice shower head and good water pressure, but the drain was extremely slow to drain.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luanda, Angola
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17 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very good location – just few steps away from Newark Penn Station, where you can take the subway to NYC, or Amtrak trains to other cities. You will find a path from the hotel that leaves you directly in the station. To NY Penn Station the NJ Transit trains won’t take longer than 16/20 minutes ($5,00/ride each way), and no more than 7 min. to Newark International Airport.
There’s also a path to a small mall, where you can find a Starbucks, a deli, an ATM and some other stores.
The reception staff is not so friendly, but efficient.
Good, large, clean and comfortable room: big fluffy and cozy bed. Flat screen TV. Large and modern bathroom.
A/C in good condition and working very well.
A little bit expensive but still cheaper than equivalent hotels in Manhattan. It’s good value for money and therefore a very good choice if you’re staying for few days in NYC, or in transit to other cities.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Gateway Center-Raymond Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Newark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Newark
#4 Business Hotel in Newark
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newark
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Newark Penn Station 3.5*
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