July 29, 2005
What were the facilities like? We took a complimentary shuttle from the airport to the hotel. As we were checking in, I noticed a restaurant, bar, and gift shop off the lobby. On the tenth floor, our room felt especially spacious after Europe with two double beds--fine for two adults in one bed, two kids in another. Neutral yellow wallpaper and black and white nature photos on the walls were generic Hilton: tasteful and nice. The heavy green and yellow window treatments opened to a view of the airport, but I never heard any of the planes taking off or landing, especially by the time my head sank into the deep feather pillows on my bed. The bathroom is decent though not huge. Large silver-framed mirror atop black granite countertops.
Extras? Swimming pool and fitness center, high-speed Internet, and Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries.
How much does it cost to travel from here to NYC? You have a couple of options. Take the train from the airport to Penn St. Station ($12/person, less for kids). OR take a cab for about $65. (You have to pay a $15 surcharge, the meter, plus all the tolls and tip.) Depending on the size of your party, the train can be a real bargain. Either way is easy and takes about 30 minutes.
Bottom line? We had a very comfortable stay. If flying out of Newark, I'd certainly book a room here again.
From journal Kids in Times Square