Travel Info

Travel Info

Information on transportation, hotels, and directions in Newark, NJ.


Newark. It’s a happening place. The Garden State’s largest metropolis, blossoms just 8 short miles from Manhattan. Air, water, roadway, railway, bike path, footbridge and subway, Newark offers every manner of transportation imaginable, providing access that’s unbelievable.

Be entertained at one of the country’s largest and most glamorous performing arts venues, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Take on the largest premium outlet mall in the state, The Outlet Collection, Jersey Gardens, welcoming over 18 million visitors a year. Explore the masters at the Newark Museum, featuring renowned American and Tibetan collections, sculpture gardens, the Ballantine Victorian mansion and even a planetarium.
Cheer on the NHL New Jersey Devils or NCAA Seton Hall Men’s Basketball as they battle for glory atPrudential Center, or rock the house with legendary artists like Jay Z, Taylor Swift, and P!nk. Join the stampede to Red Bull Arena for a Major League Soccer showdown. Play with fire at GlassRoots Studio and discover the art of glass blowing, or take a bite of the Ironbound, a district renowned for its Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian delicacies.
Each spring, magic unfolds and outdoor adventurists can enjoy the largest collection of cherry blossoms in the nation. Branch Brook Park blossoms with over 4,300 cherry trees, and holds the continent’s 5th largest cathedral.


The Wake Keeping & Celebration of Life is taking place at the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel.

Robert Treat Hotel

A world of elegance unfolds as you enter the gracious surroundings of the historic Robert Treat Hotel. Its majestic marble reception areas, glittering ballrooms and tastefully appointed guest rooms recall a time when luxury was the watchword and graciousness was evident in every detail.

A Newark landmark for nearly 100 years, the Robert Treat Hotel has been a favorite throughout its history. It has played host to five presidents, numerous governors and many foreign dignitaries. Our staff takes pride in anticipating the needs of our guests, and meeting them with genuine willingness and hospitality. Whether it’s cocktails on the Starlight Roof, or dinner and dancing in the Crystal Ballroom, the Robert Treat Hotel’s understated elegance, coupled with exceptional service, will make your event successful and memorable.

While carefully restored to its early 1900s glory, the Robert Treat also sports the modern amenities and high technology expected of a contemporary hotel. With top-flight dining opportunities, superb catering facilities and gracious service, the Robert Treat is the perfect venue for weddings, social events, business meetings and corporate functions. It is also the perfect spot for dining before or after performances at NJPAC, just across the street. The Hotel features nightly live entertainment in Maize, our fine restaurant conveniently located on the lobby level.

50 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey
07102-4398, USA
Phone: 973-622-1000
Fax: 973-622-6410
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Robert Treat for a special rate. If you want to take advantage of the special pricing, when making the reservation inform the person taking your reservation that you are booking the room in order to attend “Julius Sea’s Wake Keeping“.


The easiest way to get to the Robert Treat Hotel is to fly into the Newark Liberty Airport. We provide a shuttle bus to and from the airport at no extra charge. We also provide a shuttle bus to the Newark-Penn Station which is on the North-East Corridor line. Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and PATH trains all stop at this station.

Directions from major highways are below.

From the New Jersey Turnpike take Exit 15W (Newark/The Oranges). After the toll booth, follow Route 280 West to Exit 15 (Route 21 – Downtown/Arts). Follow Signs to Route 21 South (McCarter Highway) and make right onto Route 21. Follow Route 21 to Center Street and make a right, hotel is on the left side.

From Garden State Parkway North take Exit 142 (Route 78). Take Route 78 East until it splits near Newark Airport. Stay right and follow Routes 1&9 North to Route 21 North (McCarter Highway). You will travel across the viaduct into downtown Newark. After crossing the viaduct, stay in the left-turn lane. At the first light, make a left onto Miller Street. Make a right onto Broad Street. Take Broad Street 18 blocks to Park Place (Military Park). Bear right at Park Place, hotel is on the right side.

From Garden State Parkway South
 take Exit 145. Follow signs for Route 280 East. Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 South – Downtown). At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 to Center Street and make a right. Hotel is on left side.