Best Places to Stay in Newton, NJ

Whether you’re visiting friends and family, vacationing in the Skylands, or attending an upcoming wedding at North Shore House, there are a variety of lodging options to choose from in the area. We’ve pulled together the best places to stay in Newton, NJ, and the surrounding areas to help you home in on your ideal (temporary) digs. Every location on this list offers ADA-accessible rooms and free property-wide Wi-Fi. Plus, there’s even a pet-friendly option, so you’re sure to find the perfect spot to spend the night.

North Shore House

With plush accommodations right on Swartswood Lake, North Shore House is the perfect place to spend a quiet weekend, family vacation, or milestone celebration. The grand estate has a relaxed, yet sophisticated vibe and a bed & breakfast feel, but with all the amenities and features of an exclusive resort. Boasting 14 luxuriously appointed rooms, including a stunning bridal studio with kitchenette, each guest suite has its own unique personality, handpicked furnishings, and curated décor. Every room features a fluffy down comforter with 100% cotton duvet and sheets, premium Serta mattress, beautifully tiled bathroom with radiant floor heat, heated towel bars, and individual climate controls.

During your stay, you’ll revel in the sweeping views of the lake and surrounding grounds, whether you’re resting in your room, enjoying a fabulous meal in the Blue Heron Tavern, or relaxing on the bluestone terrace. Complimentary kayaks, canoes, bocce courts, and other outdoor amenities are provided for guests’ use. You’re also free to roam the 27 acres of lakefront property or fish along the banks of the one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in New Jersey. Individuals with physical disabilities will appreciate the elevator and other ADA-accessible features that were added to the venue to ensure all guests are comfortable.

Currently, North Shore House is only open to guests who are attending weddings here at North Shore House, but within the next few weeks, our hotel will officially open to the public! However, ours is a small hotel, and North Shore House may be booked on certain weekends due to weddings. If this is the case, there are several other lodging options on the list of best places to stay in Newton, NJ, and the surrounding areas that are popular with out-of-town visitors.

The Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast

With nearly 450 reviews averaging five stars on TripAdvisor, The Wooden Duck Bed & Breakfast is easily one of the best places to stay in Newton, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Tucked away on ten wooded acres amid the rolling hills of rural Sussex County, this lovely B&B offers guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy the natural beauty that abounds on the property. Located just 20 minutes from North Shore House, it’s a fantastic option for wedding guests who prefer the welcoming atmosphere and gracious hospitality of a bed & breakfast.

The Estate House features seven large rooms, each with private bath, workspace, sitting area, flat-screen television, and fireplace. Some rooms even include two-person soaking tubs. The Carriage House has three rooms that are beautifully appointed (one is ADA accessible) with private bathrooms and flat-screen televisions as well. A snack station is open around the clock for hungry guests returning late from weddings and other events and an outdoor pool area beckons guests with its refreshing water and striking landscaping. 

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites

If you’re looking for more affordable, hotel-style accommodations at a chain establishment, Holiday Inn Express & Suites is the best place to stay in Newton, NJ, with 175 reviews on TripAdvisor averaging four-and-a-half stars. The freshly renovated lobby features an open-air concept and the newly refurbished breakfast area offers plenty of seating as well as a complimentary hot continental breakfast each day. Located just ten minutes from North Shore House, Holiday Inn Express & Suites provides wedding guests with clean, comfortable lodging options—including suites designed up to four people—and plenty of modern amenities.

Every room is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker, flat-screen TV with movies on-demand, comfortable bedding, and your choice of pillows. Complimentary coffee, tea, and bottled water is also provided. Guests looking to break a sweat can visit the hotel’s free fitness center. With nearly 80 rooms—including 4 rooms that are ADA-compliant—you’re sure to find one that meets your needs.

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Residence Inn Mt. Olive at International Trade Center

With full kitchens and 50% more space than traditional hotel rooms, the suites at the Residence Inn in Stanhope, NJ, are ideal for families, guests who enjoy doing their own cooking, and pet parents (since the Inn is pet-friendly!). Nearly 300 reviews averaging four-and-a-half stars on TripAdvisor provide assurance that this is a newly renovated hotel is one of the best places to stay in Newton, NJ, and the surrounding areas, especially if you’re planning to stay in the area for several nights. At just under 30 minutes from North Shore House, it’s a bit of a hike, but it’s also affordable chain option for dog-lovers and fitness junkies (the on-site gym is open 24 hours a day) as well as couples with several children, since the hotel features two-bedroom suites (with fireplaces!).

In-room amenities include flat-screen TVs and plush, comfortable bedding, while the common areas boast an indoor pool and outdoor sport court. If you’d like to make use of the kitchenette, free grocery delivery is available. A full hot breakfast is served daily with the hotel’s compliments, and a convenience store downstairs offers snacks, drinks, and basic toiletries. More than 120 suites are available at this location.

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Tell Us What You Think!

There are other lodging options in the area that may also be appropriate, so, while this post includes some of the best places to stay in Newton, NJ, and the surrounding areas, it’s not an exhaustive list. And we’d love your opinions! What do you think about the locations above? Do you recommend other hotels or B&Bs nearby? Let us know in the comments, and please contact us with any questions about wedding-related lodging or to find out how to book a stay at North Shore House. Our online booking system isn’t up and running yet, but we’d love to chat with you by phone and share all the wonderful details of our hotel with you!