Hotels near Rutgers University
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“From the iconic skyline to vibrant cherry blossoms to urban art galleries, it’s no surprise that visitors love Newark, NJ. If you are in the area to visit Rutgers University-Newark, you'll find many lodging options ranging from luxury hotels to apartment rentals to hostels. And getting to campus is easy with the city’s well–connected network of rails and buses.”
From the iconic skyline to vibrant cherry blossoms to urban art galleries, it’s no surprise that visitors love Newark, NJ. If you are in the area to visit Rutgers University-Newark, you'll find many lodging options ranging from luxury hotels to apartment rentals to hostels. And getting to campus is easy with the city’s well–connected network of rails and buses.

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Hilton Newark Penn Station
Hilton Newark Penn Station
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3.6
943 reviews
1 Gateway Center Raymond Blvd, Newark
from $135
Courtyard by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport
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3.8
333 reviews
600 Routes 1 and 9 South, Newark
from $111
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
from $109
Best Western Plus Newark Airport West
Best Western Plus Newark Airport West
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3.6
2058 reviews
101 International Way, Newark
from $98
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International
from $102
Howard Johnson Hotel Newark Airport
Howard Johnson Hotel Newark Airport
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2.5
2563 reviews
20 Frontage Rd, Newark
from $74
Courtyard Newark Downtown
Courtyard Newark Downtown
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4.2
607 reviews
858 Broad St, Newark
from $119
Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport
Wyndham Garden Hotel Newark Airport
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3.2
2806 reviews
550 Route 1 South, Newark
from $93
Ramada Plaza Newark Liberty International Airport
from $92
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
Holiday Inn Newark Airport
450 US Highway One and Nine South, Newark
from $114
More About Hotels near Rutgers University...

Hotels Near Campus

Newark is home to many hotels just a few miles from the main landmarks and Rutgers University. And you won't have to spend a fortune to find a comfortable room. Comfort Suites offers rooms for less than $90 a night and offers guests a complimentary breakfast and free coffee. If you’re arriving by car, the Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk is another affordable option that offers free parking. If you opt to stay at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, grab a drink for as little as $5 during happy hour. Plus, you’ll love the complimentary breakfast.

Although lodging in downtown Newark is not the best choice for visitors looking for cheap accommodations, lower rates may be available if you book well in advance.  

Lodging in Newark With Airbnb

Rutgers visitors who are looking for cheap lodgings in Newark should check out Airbnb listings. Airbnb offers private rooms near the Newark Penn Station for less than $50 a night—that's less than half what you would pay at a downtown hotel. In addition to cheap rates, you’ll also enjoy perks like free parking and full access to the kitchen. If this option interests you, think ahead, as there are limited room share options in the area.

Hostels in Newark

Newark's lone hostel option is the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity. For the no-fuss traveler, the Y has dormitory-style rooms with a common restroom. If you want to upgrade a bit, the Y also offers standard rooms with a single or full-size bed, television, and an in-room refrigerator.  If you’re not a fan of sharing bathroom facilities, you can book the deluxe accommodations equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, TV, and in-room refrigerator. Guests staying at the Y have access to fitness equipment, an indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, and racquetball courts. Even better, it is centrally located, just a one-minute walk from Rutgers.

Budget-Friendly Hotels Near the Airport

Due to the compact layout of Newark, hotels near the airport are only a 10-minute drive from Rutgers. Howard Johnson offers a 35% discount if you book a room on Mondays, but this hotel does charge $15 per day for parking. If you are considering the Best Western Plus Newark Airport, know that rates include complimentary breakfast, free parking, and access to the fitness center and outdoor pool. Other hotels like Wyndham Garden Newark Airport and Holiday Inn Newark Airport offer rooms for less than $90. Most airport hotels run shuttles to the city center at a minimal rate.

Getting Around

Newark's transit system is part of the New Jersey Transit system, composed of an extensive network of buses, trains, and light rail. Newark’s city light rail has two lines—the Grove Street line and the Broad Street line. Both originate at Newark Penn Station. If you’re looking for budget shopping, Broad Street features an array of discount stores as well as many street vendors. Most hotels are close to the Newark Penn Station, making it easy for Rutgers visitors to commute to the city and the suburbs.

 

 

 

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