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The Madison Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Morristown
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice unique hotel”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

This is not a Holiday Inn or Marriott or Hilton -- and so you really can judge it against the chains. It simply doesn't have the same hotel standards -- but it was not a bad stay! But it is a very clean, nice hotel. I enjoyed the old style mini-bar in the rooms (which were huge). The rooms do not have the modern feel that a new hotel would have, but they are very spacious, clean and the bed was HUGE, and most importantly comfortable.

I really enjoyed my time at this hotel, it was a beautiful building. Not located in downtown Morristown, but in a nice quiet, location.

They have a little restaurant attached to it that looked nice, I wish we had had time to stay and eat -- maybe next time!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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smcarthur, General Manager at The Madison Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay and for visiting our hotel. I am glad you found the rooms spacious and very clean and enjoyed the comfort of the "huge" bed. When you return please try our award winning restaurant Rod's Steak and Seafood and more importantly take comfort in knowing that our standards are even higher then the Hilton, Marriott and Holiday Inn chains (I can say this comfortably since I worked for both Holiday Inn and Hilton Corp. for almost 15 years). We are more in line with the standards of a Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons as evidenced by the comments the hotel has recieved since I took over in April, 2010. We are an upscale, luxury, boutique hotel with an award winning fine dining restaurant and a casual upscale tavern opening soon (GK's Red Dog Tavern) with uncompromising levels of service. Take a moment to read the comments on Trip Advisor, that is a small percentage of those we recieve on a daily basis and our far better then almost all branded hotels in our area. Once again, thank you for staying with us and please visit again.

Scott McArthur
General Manager
862-345-5500
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

Enjoyed our stay with clean spacious rooms, great continental breakfasts and free parking. Convenient to Drew and other points of interest. Exercise room good, except 2 machines were broken. The only reason for the 4 stars is the lack of recycling! No place for recycled bottles, cans or paper. This is very disconcerting and I hope this changes soon.
There is no reason why this small inn is unable to provide recycling services and promote a greener environment. My understanding is NJ mandates recycling. Hope to see this inn get on the green wagon.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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smcarthur, General Manager at The Madison Hotel, responded to this review, December 11, 2010
Thank you for your kind words and honesty. Your comments led me to hire an oustside service to maintain our exercise equipment as well as create a checklist for both my engineering team and the managers on duty to ensure all our equipment is well maintained and working all the time. In regards to energy conservation and becoming more "green" we are slowly making some changes starting with changing all non three way bulbs in the guestrooms to energy effecient bulbs. It is a slow and costly process but one we are commited do. Please visit us again.
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Reviewed September 30, 2010

I didn't know what to expect, but this was a trip planned by my company, so I was ready for anything. The Madison has an great building, very colonial, and the staff was very helpful.

The room, however, left a lot to be desired. It had not been renovated (or if it was, it was minimal). I found a spider and some ants in the sink. The furnishings seem out-dated, there were stains on the wallpaper and the dark rug, and the A/C was loud when it was turned on.

The bed itself wasn't too bad, there was a variety of different types of pillows to pick and choose from. The writing desk was too small, but they made up for it by having a lot of electrical outlets throughout the room and the desk. The channels on the television were limited.

There was a mini bar and coffeemaker included, as well as a hair dryer.

There is also a turndown service which left you a chocolate and the next day's weather report.

There was also wi-fi throughout the building, including in the price of the room.

Their conservatory was used for our group meals and it's a gorgeous place. We also had dinner at their restaurant, Rod's, which was a pleasant experience, but not necessarily extraordinary.

Overall, it was a good stay, the service is very good, the staff very helpful and accommodating. I just wish the rooms had been better.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

The Madison Hotel in Madison, New Jersey, close to Morristown and less than an hour train ride to Manhattan is a find. Historic site, beautiful restaurant and conservatory for weddings, parties. Outside garden patio, lobby that makes you want to stay for hours, lovely breakfast, what else could you want? The Convent Station train station is steps away and is a very easy trip to the city, but there is plenty to do in the Morristown area too.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

It was fine, the staff was extremely helpful and friendly , the rooms cleam. Free Wifi.TV Channel select was on the limited side, beds were clean and fresh. A nice place.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank vonrall
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

We stayed at the Madison for 2 separate stays for 2 days each during a week. We had a nice stay both times; however our rooms did vary between the two stays, but both sets were nice. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and the hotel had a lot of character. There were numerous weddings going on while we were there, but it was not an inconvenience. The free continental breakfast was a nice touch. The hotel's locaton across form the train staition is ideal for siteseeing in the surrounding towns. I owuld recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing comfortable stay in the Morristown area.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
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smcarthur, General Manager at The Madison Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2010
Thank you so much for the feedback. We truly do appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

nice hotel, nice staff, nice room, nice bagels. 1 minute walk from train station to nyc.
nothing bad to say. would like fridge however.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Madison Hotel
Address: 1 Convent Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960-6922
Location: United States > New Jersey > Morris County > Morristown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Morristown
#1 Romantic Hotel in Morristown
#1 Business Hotel in Morristown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Madison Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 186
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