We stayed at the Sheraton in Newark- (free shuttle from the airport to the hotel
there were four of us -the desk service was very helpful in calling a nice taxi service for us...(first class) they took us to the port I believe it was $45. The Sheraton has a nice restaurant inside. The rooms were cool overlooking the pool or atrium...they gave aaa discounts- very reasonable. We flew in a day early and took a cab from the hotel to the Penn Station and took it to Battery Park where we walked to the Statue of Lib ferry and went there....we also saw the WTC downtown NY and ate pizza!