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SELC 2019 – Hotel & Travel


Please note that all SELC 2019 sessions and panels will take place on the Rutgers University–Newark campus.

Hotel Information

Conference room blocks are available at the Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel.

The following hotels are nearby. They are not affiliated with the conference and room blocks are not available:

Travel Information


Newark International Airport
The Best Western Robert Treat Hotel provides a shuttle bus to and from the airport at no extra charge. The hotel also provides a shuttle bus to Newark-Penn Station which is on the North-East Corridor line. Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and PATH trains all stop at Newark-Penn Station. (Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel Transportation)

Ground Transportation

Directions from major highways to Best Western Robert Treat Hotel:

From the New Jersey Turnpike take Exit 15W (Newark/The Oranges): After the toll booth, follow Route 280 West to Exit 15 (Route 21 – Downtown/Arts). Follow Signs to Route 21 South (McCarter Highway) and make right onto Route 21. Follow Route 21 to Center Street and make a right, hotel is on the left side.

From Garden State Parkway North take Exit 142 (Route 78): Take Route 78 East until it splits near Newark Airport. Stay right and follow Routes 1&9 North to Route 21 North (McCarter Highway). You will travel across the viaduct into downtown Newark. After crossing the viaduct, stay in the left-turn lane. At the first light, make a left onto Miller Street. Make a right onto Broad Street. Take Broad Street 18 blocks to Park Place (Military Park). Bear right at Park Place, hotel is on the right side.

From Garden State Parkway South take Exit 145: Follow signs for Route 280 East. Follow Route 280 East to Exit 15 (Route 21 South – Downtown). At bottom of ramp (traffic light), make a right onto Route 21 South (McCarter Highway). Follow Route 21 to Center Street and make a right. Hotel is on left side.

Mass Transit
NJ Transit 
The NJ Transit system offers transportation to and from your destinations via the light rail and buses

Rental Cars
Major rental car companies (e.g., Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis Car Rental) can be found at the Newark International Airport.

Apps like Lyft and Uber are available in the area, providing both rideshare and private car services. 

Walking Directions from the Best Western Robert Treat Hotel to the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University–Newark (15 mins)
  • Head southwest toward E Park St
  • Turn right onto E Park St
  • Turn right onto Park Pl
  • Turn left toward Broad St 
  • Turn right onto Broad St
  • Turn left onto New St
  • Turn right onto University Ave
  • Turn left onto Bleeker St
  • Turn left onto Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (Destination will be on your left)