Owners say hotel rooms still available for Super Bowl XLVIII, hoping for last-minute surge

Hotel operators in and around Newark are hoping for last-minute fans to take advantage of a dwindling number of vacancies.

Hotel operators in and around Newark are hoping for last-minute fans to take advantage of a dwindling number of vacancies.

Hotel operators in and around Newark are hoping for last-minute fans to take advantage of a dwindling number of vacancies. (1/24/14)

NEWARK - Hotel operators in and around Newark are hoping for last-minute fans to take advantage of a dwindling number of vacancies.

Hotels say they have plenty of rooms available just one week before the Super Bowl is played in New Jersey.

The general manager of the Robert Treat Hotel-Best Western Plus in Newark says fans may not appreciate the advantages of choosing Newark over New York. "People don't really understand the exact location," says Shah Deen. "It's actually more prime than even in New York the day of the game, because you're going to get into MetLife Stadium certainly before those in New York."

The Robert Treat Hotel is at 65 percent occupancy Super Bowl weekend, much less than what management was anticipating.

Deen hopes Newark's prices compared to New York, and the city's accessibility via transit to New York and to MetLife Stadium, will make it more attractive to fans.

After this week's bitter cold, Deen suspects some fans are waiting to see the forecast before booking a room.

Experts say the cold weather is also slowing the sale of game tickets on the secondary market.

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