I stayed at this hotel for an overnight business trip. The hotel is fairly new and had all the usual amenities. Check in was quick and easy and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room had a king sized bed that was firm and comfortable. There is a small closet with an iron board and iron, flat screen TV, small couch and table and dresser drawers to put your folding clothes in if desired. There was a mini fridge in the room with small coffee pot. The bathroom was spacious with a great shower and plenty of towels and a hair dryer. I ate breakfast at the cafe downstairs which was average. There were 2 main flaws at this hotel that was a major reason why I did not give it an Excellent rating. First, the hotel is located in a horrible neighborhood. I did not feel safe walking around the neighborhood. It is walking distance to a few restaurants and it is an ideal location for events at the Prudential Center. However, the area was run down very scary looking. Two (and this was the biggest complaint). I received a room that was facing Broad Street. For some reason the hotel did not think much to building the hotel with heavy walls/construction. Broad Street has a plethora of activity around the clock and I was constantly awaken to cars, emergency vehicles, trash trucks, and semi trucks. The noise on that street was too much and put a big damper on my sleep. 2 of my work colleagues had rooms on the opposite side of the hotel and they had no complaints. My suggestion to others who are going to stay here is to ask for a room that is NOT facing the Broad Street side of the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Newark Downtown boasts an innovative design, modern amenities, and thoughtful services. As the newest of downtown Newark hotels, guests will feel welcomed in our modern lobby and new guest rooms, providing greater flexibility and more choices. Unique among other hotels in downtown Newark, The Bistro - Eat. Drink. Connect(R) - serves fresh, café-style meals, Starbucks(R) coffee, and evening cocktail service. Guests can also take advantage of our multifunctional lobby with communal table for meeting with friends and colleagues, business center with free printing services, and complimentary high-speed Internet. As an added feature, further differentiating us from other downtown Newark hotels, our interactive GoBoard(R) allows guests to stay current with the latest news, weather, and airport conditions. Our downtown Newark hotel features comfortable accommodations for guests to relax and unwind after an eventful day. The Courtyard Newark Downtown offers guests a brand new experience on travel. ... more less
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