10+ Convenient Cruise Hotels Near Cape Liberty

Looking for a hotel to stay near the Cape Liberty cruise port before or after your cruise? You’re in luck. As one of the most visited areas in the world, the New York/New Jersey area offers plenty of choices.

Cape Liberty hotels near the cruise port

In fact, you’ll find every type of accommodation, from large national hotel chains to small boutique offerings. To make things easy, we’ve rounded up the hotels near the Cape Liberty port that make good spots to stay before your cruise.

All of these hotels are on the New Jersey side of the river. This way it’s cheaper to get to the Cape Liberty port and you also don’t have to worry about the traffic that can happen on the bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey.

This is by no means supposed to be all your choices — just those highly rated and close to the port. Prices represent a recent search for a Saturday night stay. Click on the hotel name to read more about it on TripAdvisor.com.

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Cape Liberty Cruise Hotels

Extended Stay America – Newark Airport
If you need a hotel near the Cape Liberty cruise port but don’t want to spend a fortune, this Extended Stay America is a great option. It’s only about 11 miles from the cruise ship and will take you about 20 minutes to get there by car. Perhaps best of all, we found rates on some days at less than $100 per night, making it an affordable choice — especially if you are planning to fly into Newark to sail away.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 3 out of 5

Ramada Staten Island
The area right around Cape Liberty is a desert when it comes to hotels. The closest ones are on Staten Island, which is just about 8 miles away. This Ramada is practically a straight shot to the port and gets decent reviews. Don’t expect anything fancy, but it does get high marks for being clean, and it’s hard to find a closer location.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Candlewood Suites Jersey City
Jersey City is right across the Hudson River from Manhattan. That means if you need a hotel and want to be close to both the city and the port, then this location is fantastic. It gets strong reviews (4/5 on TripAdvisor), with its location among its high attributes. Expect to pay a little more than some hotels closer to Cape Liberty, but you can still find lots of nights under $200. The port is just 25 minutes away (9 miles).

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Country Inn & Suites Newark Airport
Recently renovated and with a free shuttle to the airport, the Country Inn & Suites is a solid choice before or after your cruise. It gets high ratings, has an indoor pool, and offers free wi-fi as well. You’ll be about 11 miles from the ship (a 20-minute drive), making it relatively easy come embarkation day. We also found rates under $100 a night for many nights.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Victorian Bed & Breakfast of Staten Island
Looking for somewhere that isn’t a chain hotel? You don’t have a lot of options in this area, but Victorian Bed & Breakfast is a good one. It gets fabulous reviews, thanks to the unique atmosphere of staying in a historic house built in 1846. The location is just across the river from Bayonne and is a quick 20 minutes to the cruise port. Rates are a little more than the large chain hotels you’ll find by the airport, but so is the service you’ll get.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 8 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Residence Inn Newark Airport
Among the highest-rated hotels near the Cape Liberty cruise port, the Residence Inn is a great choice for those flying in (the shuttle between the airport and the hotel is a nice feature). It’s right near the airport and only about 12 miles from the ships. Want to get your vacation started early? The hotel has an indoor pool, free wi-fi, free breakfast, and each room has a kitchen.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 11.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island
Ten miles from the port, Hampton Inn is known for being a popular choice with guests nationwide. This location gets a 4/5 on TripAdvisor, with many reviews mentioning the value (people also seemed to like the free breakfast). In fact, we saw rates under $120 for a number of nights. It’s a little farther from the cruise port than some other hotels on our list, but it’s still only about a 20-minute Uber or Lyft ride to the terminals.

  • Price: $$
  • Distance to Port: 10 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Embassy Suites Newark Airport
Embassy Suites is one of the few hotels in the area that has packages designed with cruise passengers in mind. The hotel is roughly 11 miles or 20 minutes from Cape Liberty. To help you get there the hotel advertises a “Park, Ride & Cruise” package that includes “Car Parking, Breakfast, Airport Transportation, & Roundtrip Transportation to and from Cape Liberty Cruise Port!”

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 11.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4 out of 5

Springhill Suites by Marriott – Newark
It’s hard to beat the mix of location, cost, and value of the SpringHill Suites. It’s just north of the Newark-Liberty airport, and a fairly straight 15-minute shot to the port. This hotel gets strong reviews, offers free wi-fi, breakfast, and rates on many days are under $100 per night. If you’re flying into Newark there is also a shuttle between the hotel and the airport. So you can fly in, get a shuttle, stay the night and then have a short ride to the ship the next morning.

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

Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson
Hyatt Regency is known for a higher-end stay, and this hotel fits the bill. It sits right on the Hudson River, with views of Manhattan and a short ferry ride to the city. But since it is on the New Jersey side of the river, it’s relatively affordable (we found rates under $200 on some rights) for the level of hotel. It’s also only about 8 miles from the cruise ship. One other thing to like? The indoor heated pool looks out over the river and the city. That’s a nice way to start your vacation.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 8.5 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

The Westin Jersey City
A four-star hotel in Jersey City that’s just across the river from New York. According to the hotel, it’s only 200 steps to a subway stop that takes you right to Manhattan. You’re also roughly 20 minutes from the cruise port, which an Uber or Lyft can get you there for just about $15. The hotel gets excellent ratings on TripAdvisor, and includes an indoor pool, onsite restaurant, and views of the downtown skyline.

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Distance to Port: 9 miles
  • Review Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any hotels right at the cruise port?
Unfortunately, no hotels are right at the Cape Liberty terminal. The port is at the end of a long spit of land without much right nearby. Instead, the closest hotels are in Staten Island or near the Newark-Liberty airport.

These locations are about 15-20 minutes away, so it is a relatively short ride to get from the hotel to the cruise ships. Expect the cost to be about $15-20 for a ride.

Where should I stay if I want to also visit New York City?
If you plan to cruise and also want to visit the city, we suggest one of the hotels above that’s located in Jersey City. This spot is right across the river from New York, meaning you get the best of both worlds. You can be right next to New York City, but also just about 20 minutes from the cruise port on the Jersey side.

More on Cruising From Cape Liberty

Getting to Cape Liberty — Information on getting to the port, including taxis and shuttles. Everything you need to know to get to the port and start your vacation.

Cape Liberty Cruise Parking — Parking at the port? We’ve got you covered with all your parking options, including costs and discounts.

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