Easily accessed from I-278, the Hampton Inn & Suites Staten Island offers comfort and convenience in a close-to-Manhattan location–at a price that’s gentle on your budget. About 7 miles northeast, you can take the famous Staten Island Ferry–one of the world’s greatest free boat rides–from the St. George Ferry Terminal to Lower Manhattan, putting the Financial District and other New York wonders within easy reach. The ferry crossing takes 25 minutes, and you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island along the way. The Hampton Inn is also less than 10 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as the ferry terminal reservations are required. Another nice money-saver: Free onsite parking. Staten Island itself has its own appeal. The 2,800-acre Greenbelt, a 5-minute drive from the hotel, features miles of woodland hiking trails, a golf course, and a charming carousel. The small, kid-friendly Staten Island Zoo is 4 miles away. And the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, about 6 miles from the hotel, links Staten Island with Brooklyn. Before heading out, fuel up with the Hampton Inn’s complimentary breakfast buffet, including hot selections. Guests in a hurry can pick up a complimentary breakfast bag weekday mornings. Keep up with your exercise routine in the 24-hour fitness center, or take a dip in the indoor pool (open limited hours). The spa tub can revive your walking-weary feet. Need to prepare for a meeting or print your boarding pass? Use of the 24-hour business center is complimentary. Better still, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. So, fire up your laptop by the lobby fireplace, or check email from the comfort of your guestroom. Your room also features signature bedding and a 32-inch LCD TV, plus a microwave and a compact refrigerator. You can brew a cup of coffee and get down to business at the work desk–there’s also a handy portable lap desk. The bathroom includes a curved shower rod and a WaterPik shower head, with settings from soothing to invigorating.