My wife and I will arrive at Newark airport in the early evening and have decided to spend that night at the Newark airport Marriott. The following day, we move on to NYC where our stay will be at the St. Regis (my wife's favorite) rather than the popular Marriott on Times Square. But my questions deal with Newark. And they are: Are there restaurants in the area of the Marriott, or within the Marriott, that are fairly to quite good, and aesthetic enough to warrant the necessary expenditure of time for two people whose bodies are still on Pacific coast time? I don't suppose there is much else to do in the environs of the Newark airport. One final question: What is the recommended mode of transport from there into NYC (the St. Regis is at approximately 5th Ave and 50th St.)?
Just spent one night at the Newark Airport Marriott - I'd recommend it:
I have stayed at the Newark Airport Marriott many times, and really enjoy the property.
The restaurant is good, but if I am really tired I order room service.
On my return from Norway and England this summer I was tired, and decided to stay at the airport.
Was surprised to find out they had a poolside barb-a-que.
Thought this was very nice of them.
At the airport there are many eating options now (EWR never use to have good eating options...but things have improved). I spend mos t my time in terminal C, and below are a few that standout in my mind.
Grand Central Oyster Bar is definately new!
I commuted on a weekly basis for many years, and this use to be a cafeteria style sandwich restaurant.
Feb 2012 on my way to Barcelona, it suddenly was the Grand Central Oyster Bar, and I remember my cousin raving about this place, so I had to stop and try the food. It was excellent, though I can no longer eat the shell fish, I did enjoy my fish and chips.