Hotel and travel information

Flying - if you are flying here, thanks for coming from so far to celebrate with us!  We strongly recommend that you fly in to Newark aiport and NOT LaGuardia or Kennedy.  Both LaGuardia and Kennedy will cost you $100-$150 each way in ground transportation, or, if you are renting a car, require you to drive through NYC.  Newark Airport (EWR) is 20-30 minutes from our area and a very easy drive.   If you have any questions about ground transportation, please don't hesitate to contact us!

We have two hotels with room blocks.  

Homewood Suites by Hilton in Cranford, NJ  Click here to reach their website.Homewood Suites Newark-Cranford Hotel, NJ - Front Entrance at Dusk

Homewood Suites is located approximately 15 minutes from the temple & our house.

The Homewood Suites are on their own area with no ability to walk to any stores or restaurants.  But, we have had quite a few friends stay there who have said that the rooms are nice (though not fancy)  They tell us that the rooms are great for families and give you separate rooms for adults and kids.  It has been recently renovated and many of the issues in older reviews have been taken care of.  

The fully equipped kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and twin burner stove - plus utensils. A dining area off the kitchen can easily double as workspace. A separate living area features a full-size sleeper sofa, a comfortable chair and television with remote control and movie channel entertainment. In a separate bedroom you will find a King sized bed with another remote control television.  Your room includes complimentary high-speed Internet access and helps you stay on schedule with a custom-designed alarm clock featuring a back-up alarm system, MP3 player capabilities and pre-set local radio stations.  A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. 

We have reserved TEN one bedroom suites.   They will only guarentee the price for these TEN rooms.  However, if you would like a two bedroom suite, or if the rooms have already been taken, please call the hotel and let them know you are with the Abraham party.  They will try and accomodate you if they are able.  
Reservations must be made by May 17th for the discounted price (and it is only guarenteed for the first ten rooms)


Best Western in Westfield, NJ  Click here to reach their website.

The Best Western in Westfield is a great hotel.  We have used it several times for visiting family.  It is right in the center of Westfield - a terrific, cute, walking area with loads of coffee shops, restaurants and stores.    The Best Western is around 10 minutes from the temple & our house.

We have reserved 15 spacious standard rooms which feature 2 double beds, a king or a queen.  The rooms includes a flat screen TV, mini fridge & microwave, sitting area with sofa and table, and complimentary high speed internet.  Adjoining rooms are available, as well as their mini-suites.  

All the rooms come with a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing boards. 

The regular rooms are $119 (plus tax) per night and there are also studio/suites available for $139 (plus tax) per night.     Make sure to tell them that you are part of the Abraham Bar Mitzvah party.  
Reservations must be made by May 17th to be guarenteed at this price  & space is limited.