Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Newark Airport puts shopping, international transportation, and the thriving downtowns of the greater New York area all within short drives, and conveniently offers parking, too. This Elizabeth, NJ hotel is set in a plaza adjacent to Jersey Gardens outlet mall the mall’s main entrance is just under a half-mile away. Central Elizabeth and downtown Newark are each within a 15-minute drive. Newark Liberty International Airport is about 4.5 miles away–you can get there and back again with the hotel’s complimentary roundtrip airport shuttle, which runs around the clock. Venturing into the Big Apple? Lower Manhattan is 15 miles northeast. Continental breakfast at this Country Inn & Suites is a bountiful complimentary spread that includes fruit, pastries, and waffles made to order. In the afternoon and evening, a pantry by the front desk offers snacks and drinks for sale, including beer and wine. The lobby also offers a sitting room, which includes a lending library and a gas fireplace. Need to get some work done? The business center is open 24 hours a day, and you can check your email throughout the hotel with the complimentary wireless Internet access. When the workday is done, take a refreshing dip in the heated indoor pool open from 9 AM to 11 PM, which resides in a window-lined area along with a 6-person spa tub. Package storage is available with a surcharge. Adjacent is a small (but well-equipped) 24-hour fitness center. Your guestroom is ready for business or leisure. Rooms have microwaves and refrigerators, so you can make a snack and settle in to watch premium cable channels. Worker bees will appreciate the large desk and ergonomic chair, as well as the choice of high-speed wired or wireless Internet access, it’s complimentary! The hotel is proud to offer accessibility equipment for the deaf, raised braille signage and Green Key eco-rating program.