12+ Easy Cape Liberty “Park & Cruise” Hotels

One of the best deals in cruising from Cape Liberty is booking a park and cruise hotel before your sailing.

Consider this: The Cape Liberty cruise port has on-site parking but it costs a healthy $22 per day. Take a 7-day cruise and you’ll be paying $154 to leave your car.

The good news? If you are driving into Cape Liberty, you don’t have to pay those high parking rates. Instead, park and cruise hotels can help you save money.

How Park & Cruise Packages Work

The premise is simple. In return for a night’s stay, many hotels near cruise ports will give you a package deal that includes parking. Packages are almost always more expensive than a regular room, but much cheaper than parking at the port.

For instance, a Cape Liberty hotel with a cruise parking deal might be $125 for a regular night, but $150 if you book the parking package. That extra $25 is almost nothing compared to the cost of parking at the port.

Given Cape Liberty’s proximity to Newark-Liberty International Airport, there are a number of hotels that cater to flyers with parking deals made with those headed to the airport in mind. However, these hotels are also the closest to Cape Liberty. So you can book the same package and simply head to the cruise port.

One thing to note is that most hotels don’t provide transportation to the cruise ships. It will be on you to get back and forth. The good news is that services like Uber and Lyft can get you there for only $10-15 each way.

Cape Liberty Hotels with Park & Cruise Packages

Below we have details on the Cape Liberty park and cruise deals we have found. Click each link to read reviews from past travelers. Keep in mind that to book a package you might need to book directly through the hotel. You’ll find their websites on TripAdvisor, linked below.

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Courtyard Newark Liberty International Airport
While most hotels cater to flyers, this Courtyard is one of the few hotels that offers a package focused on cruise passengers. It’s right near the airport and has a “Park Here, Cruise There” deal. You get a room and eight nights of parking (which includes your night’s stay, plus seven more days while you cruise).

To book, use code “PCJ” for the special rate. Keep in mind if cruising more than a week you might have to pay extra for each night of parking after the first eight. During our search, the parking package was about $45 over the standard rate, or about two days of parking at the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport
Clean and comfortable, the Fairfield Inn & Suites offers its guests a “Park here, fly there” deal that you can use for cruise parking as well. It offers a room and eight nights of parking for about $30 over the standard rate. Additional days parking are $10 each, which is still cheaper than parking at the port. The hotel also offers free breakfast and wi-fi, which are nice perks. Keep in mind you’ll need to get transportation to and from the port.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Newark Liberty International Airport
Need a little more space? How about a suite instead of just a room? This hotel may be just the thing. It also has a “Park and Cruise” package that will give you breakfast, wi-fi, your room, and seven nights of parking. Cruising longer? Extra parking is only $9 per night. You’ll want to get an Uber/Lyft to the cruise port, but that’s just a few bucks each way.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Newark International Airport
The Ramada near the Newark airport isn’t far from the cruise port — just a 20-minute drive. It offers up a couple of packages designed with flyers in mind that you can use for your cruise. Ramada has a 7-night “Park Before You Fly” deal and a 14-night for those on longer trips. Best of all, the rate for the week’s parking is just $30 more than the base rate during our search, saving you a ton over parking at Cape Liberty.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark Airport
DoubleTree has a reputation for a nice night’s stay. This edition recently had renovations just completed. The hotel’s “Park and Go” deal gives you a week’s parking (additional nights are extra). There is a shuttle to the airport included, but you don’t have to use it. Instead, a ride to the cruise port will run $10-15.

Rates for the package are about $80 above the standard base rate, so you won’t save as much here as some of the other hotels on our list. Still, it is a higher-end hotel that you might prefer.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Best Western Plus Newark Airport West
Looking for a package that’s specific to cruise passengers? The Best Western has you covered. The hotel has a “Stay and Cruise” deal. With this offer you get a ride to the cruise port from the hotel. That said, we found it expensive; it’s cheaper just to setup your own ride.

If you are parking, they have a “Sleep and Fly” rate that includes parking during your trip. It is about $50 more than the standard rate.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 9.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Holiday Inn
This Holiday Inn near the Newark airport has two parking deals, including one for 10 nights and one for 14 nights. In other words, no matter how long your cruise is, you’ll be covered. Before you book, however, you’ll want to check prices for your specific date. On our search, the 10-night package was about $150 more than the standard rate. It’s still cheaper than parking at the Cape Liberty port, but there are hotels with cheaper parking packages available.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Newark Airport
The Hilton is only 11 miles from the cruise port and offers a “Park and Fly” deal that includes your room and up to eight nights of parking. That’s a deal in its own right because the hotel normally charges $18 a night to park there. Meanwhile we find the parking rate to be only about $40 higher than the regular room rate. That will save you a bundle over parking at the cruise port if you also need a hotel room the night before your trip.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel
Highly rated, the Renaissance name is known for offering a more luxurious stay than many other hotels. For cruise passengers driving in, they also have a special deal. The “Park Here, Cruise There” package give you a night’s stay and eight nights of parking. Additional nights are $20 each. You’ll need to get a ride to the cruise port, but at just $50 over the regular room rate, this is a good deal for those needing to park before their cruise.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 10.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Crowne Plaza
Just four minutes from the airport, Crowne Plaza offers its guests a parking package that includes parking up to seven nights. After that it’s only $5 per day to continue parking there if your cruise goes long. The rate is about $45 more than the regularly nightly rate, so with the deal you’re getting a week’s worth of parking for under $50.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Courtyard Newark Elizabeth
With stunning modern rooms that look to have been recently updated, we love the look at the Courtyard. Judging by the reviews, others like it as well. They also cater to cruise guests with a parking package that includes eight nights of parking at the hotel. We found rates about $70 more for the parking deal than the regular room rate. That’s a little pricier than other deals we’ve seen, but still a good value.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Residence Inn Newark Elizabeth
Residence Inn is in a small cluster just across Newark Bay from Cape Liberty in Bayonne. That puts you about 15 minutes from the cruise port and an even shorter distance to the airport. This hotel has a specific deal for cruise passengers that offers eight nights of parking in addition to your stay. Rates run about $50 higher than the regular room charge, and you’ll need to arrange transportation to and from the port.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Newark Airport
Don’t let the name “Country Inn” fool you. This hotel is surprisingly modern and updated. They offer several different parking packages — 7, 10, and 14 days. Rates for the 7-day parking are about $40 than the standard room rate. In other words, you get to park for about $6 per day. When it’s time to head to the pier, the ship is about 20 minutes away.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 12 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

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