This hotel strives to be a luxury hotel, but there are some aspects of it that don't measure up.
First, the good: the hotel's location is in a very nice neighborhood. It is mostly corporate headquarters surrounding it, and has a light rail station behind it (not noisy), but I felt very safe leaving my car with some attention-grabbing contents in the parking lot. The lobby is very nice. The front desk staff are very formal, but I never got an attitude from them as others have reported here. The room I stayed in (# 311) had one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in at a hotel. There was plenty of space in the room, with a nice chair and ottoman for watching TV, or a separate desk and chair for working/writing/laptop usage. The room appeared to have both Ethernet and wireless Internet connections available, but I didn't make use of them. The shower had plenty of hot water, and there were two sinks available.
Now, the other stuff: The hotel was relatively quiet except for one instance where I heard someone getting ice from the area next door. The weather required usage of the AC, but it was very difficult to control the temp. There was no wall control, so you had to fiddle with some knobs on the unit which was a guessing game at best. The AC blew behind the window curtains, which billowed while it was on. There was a noticeable odor of mildew after some usage. The floor was lumpy under stocking foot, which I assume was the carpet padding disintegrating. The GFI outlet at the sinks would not hold a plug in it. I put my razor plug in, and it would simply fall out. When you turn out the lights, you notice two very small LED lights on the phone, which are meant to indicate network activity on a Ethernet connection. The phone sits on a nightstand next to the bed, and believe it or not, this little LED lit up the room with fluttering light. I tried to turn the phone towards the wall, but it didn't help much. I ended up taking one of the many pillows and laying it over the phone, and that shut down the light emission from the phone.
I booked this hotel during a sale on Hotels.com for a very low rate. At the rate I paid, the hotel was acceptable. However, if I had paid normal rates for the rate, it would result in a displeased customer.
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- Also Known As:
- Madison Hotel Morristown