Metro-GORGG 2019's host hotel is the Watt Hotel, located in downtown Rahway, NJ. The street address is: 1403 Irving Street Rahway, NJ 07065. The special GORGG 2019 rate will be US $139/night (plus tax) for a room with either one king or two double beds and includes free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. To make these reservations, please reference the “GORGG 2019” rate when contacting the hotel by either sending an email to lisa@bridgeton.com or via a phone call to +1 732-515-5505.
Watt Hotel
Additionally, Rahway is a small city that’s been enjoying a revitalization and features a variety of great restaurants and bars, as well as a growing arts district—along with a brewery that’s only about two blocks away from the hotel—and is also the home of the ProgStock progressive-rock festival, that’s scheduled to start immediately when GORGG ends. So, anyone staying through the weekend for the festival shouldn’t have to relocate.
 Travel Information
The hotel is right across the street from the Rahway (NJ Transit) train station, which is easily accessible from Newark Airport and also services many direct trains to/from NYC Penn Station. NJ Transit travel time between Newark Liberty International Airport and Rahway is about 15 minutes and, generally, only 35-50 minutes between NY Penn Station and Rahway.

For everyone flying in to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), please note that it is fairly easy and convenient to travel to our official GORGG hotel (the Watt) by train. To do so, you'll actually need to take:

  1. The "AirTrain" from your airport terminal to Newark Airport Railroad Station (essentially a monorail that runs 24 hours a day).  Note: when connecting with NJ Transit trains, NJ Transit embeds a $5.50 service fee when purchasing tickets to/from the Newark Airport Rail Station stop.
  2. Take a southbound NJ Transit train (on either the Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast lines) to Rahway Station.
Once you arrive at the Rahway train station, please note that you'll be on the other side of the train tracks from the hotel. To the best of our knowledge, this means that you'll have to head down to street level and cross under the train tracks on either Milton Ave. (if you make a left out of the station) or Cherry St. (if you go to the right instead). To make things even easier, these Google Maps directions should help guide you by foot (via Milton Ave., which should be a little closer): https://goo.gl/maps/x27TsUCrp2Bt93fA6
This walk is only one tenth of a mile (an estimated three minutes in duration).  For anyone joining us for Sunday's "A day in Princeton" outing and/or the David Sancious & Tone event that same evening, the walk from the hotel to the train station would be identical--but in reverse (as we'll need to take southbound trains for both destinations).

Schedule and fare information for all NJ Transit trains can be found here: https://www.njtransit.com/

From what I'm seeing, the cost for one adult to get from Newark Airport Railroad Station to Rahway Station is $10.50. (Please note the $5.50 AirTrain fee is already embedded in this price.)
With this in mind, please note that the "Uber price estimator" tool estimates an UberX trip at $22.54. So, for two or more people traveling together, it may be worth considering taking an Uber or Lyft to the hotel instead.  For Uber and Lyft airport specifics (for EWR), please see:
BTW, the Lyft estimate for the same trip (EWR terminal C to the Watt) is $18-21.

Senior discounts are available on NJ Transit, for folks who are 62 or older, the following link seems to document the official process for taking advantage of this program:
  https://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=ReducedFareTo

Also, for anyone traveling by train at any point during GORGG (including our trips to Princeton, the David Sancious & Tone event, and/or our NYC outing day) who can gain access to the NJ Transit mobile app, it may be helpful to install the app on your phone in advance. The direct link for the app is:
Unfortunately, we've heard that foreign app stores may not have this app available.

IMPORTANT: As mentioned a while back, please note that an Internet connection is required to activate all NJ Transit mobile tickets (on the app) before riding. For more info, please see the "Ticket Use" and "Frequently Asked Questions" sections here:
  https://www.njtransit.com/var/var_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=MobileTicketingTo

Lastly, for those who are taking NJ Transit trains from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Rahway, please note NJ Transit ticket machines are located in each airport terminal, typically by the entrance to the AirTrain areas/escalators/elevators.

Lastly (again), for anyone coming in late at night, please note that Rahway is a (small) city and, while statistically quite safe these days, the requisite safety-related care you'd exercise in any city would still be reasonable here as well.

Safe travels and we look very forward to seeing everyone soon!