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Westminster Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We took a block of rooms at the Westminster once we scheduled a nearby venue for our daughter's wedding on a Saturday night, Sept. 28.. Early on, most of the blocked rooms were reserved by the wedding party alone. We were immediately given more rooms. The rooms were all well appointed and clean. Since the venue for the wedding was some distance, we needed shuttle service. This was easily arranged for the various time slots we needed both going to and returning from the wedding. We held a Sunday morning brunch which grew from an estimated 30 to an actual 100. This issue was addressed without any drama. A plentiful brunch was served in a large beautiful room and everyone enjoyed it. The bride and groom had a very large suite which easily accommodated hair and makeup folks for the bridal party. The staff was friendly and everything ran smoothly. If we had to do it all over, we would choose the Westminster.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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WestminsterMgmt, General Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 Star review! It is music to our ears! There is no better compliment that a bride and groom can make to us than saying if they had to do it over, they would choose us again. Our team works so hard to make sure every detail is covered. It is very gratifying to know that our efforts did not go unnoticed. We wish you and your betrothed every happiness and a lifetime of health and success!

Warm regards,

Michael Polese
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

Room was nice, updated and beds were great. Towels were new and stay was great. The only issue. .. there is no exhaust fan in the bathroom! There is a vent. .. but all it does is allow you to hear other people in their bathrooms. ..

  • Stayed: October 2013
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WestminsterMgmt, General Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your 5 Star review! We love that! I'm especially glad that you enjoyed the fantastic cleanliness of your room and the gorgeous, full bath sheets we supply as our terry. I do hope that you return soon and we have another chance to serve you.

Warm regards,

Michael Polese
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Stayed for a weekend. Front desk staff and bellmens were warm and welcoming. Clean rooms, comfortable beds. Noisy children running the halls affected sleep quality, but I would stay here again. We did not eat in the restaurant or order room service.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Bobklop
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WestminsterMgmt, General Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Guest!

Thank you so much for your kind 4 star review! I am sorry that your stay was disrupted by some children in the hotel, but I am so grateful that it would not stop you from staying with us again. I do hope that you will return and we look forward to another chance to serve you.

Warm regards,

Michael Polese
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Title says it all.. stayed for a wedding in September. Rooms were average, service was OK, weekends there is no breakfast out...

Wifi was decent I thought.

Not walkable to anything, but was able to run behind the hotel to a small park and back.

Plently of Parking.

Just.. average... what you need for a base in Livingston, nothing more, nothing less.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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WestminsterMgmt, General Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review. I was sorry to read that your experience at our hotel was average. Our hotel has many special and unique features that inspire many guests to rate us differently. Service, cleanliness, amenities and extraordinary food and beverage are just some of the ways our hotel distinguishes itself. We do offer a breakfast/brunch on Saturday and Sunday, but it is not complimentary as it is Monday through Friday. As I mentioned in a prior response, the mall adjacent to our hotel is opening 3 to 4 new anchor stores in the next few months adding many exciting opportunities for our guests to explore within walking distance. I hope you will consider returning. I'd be grateful to handle the details of a future stay personally. My direct contact information is included below. I hope that we are able to be of service to you again.

Warm regards,

Michael Polese
General Manager
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Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night for attending my cousin's wedding at the crystal hall. The hotel is nice, regular size rooms, clean with a coffee machine and other room amenities. I found the breakfast to be too expensive for what is included. Check out is at 11 am, which is too early compared to the rest of the world, and at 11:05 someone came knocking on the door asking us why haven't we check out yet. The location of the hotel is far and disconnected from everything, buy they have shuttle buses to take you where you want.

It is a hotel to stay at if you have to stay at that area.

Stayed: September 2013
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WestminsterMgmt, General Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent review and feedback. I'm happy to hear that you were generally satisfied. It's an exciting time for us as MANY new stores are opening all around us creating lots of new opportunities for our guests to enjoy the local community. Within the next few months, 3 to 4 new anchor stores in the mall adjacent to the hotel are set to open. I am glad that in the meanwhile our shuttle services can provide a way to explore our surrounds. Checkout time is 11AM on weekends and we do try our best to accommodate requests for later checkouts, but as you can imagine, when we are fully committed many guests are eager to arrive early on a weekend. Our departure time is necessary for us to be able to accommodate arriving guests. I do hope you will choose our hotel if your travels bring you back our way.

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Michael Polese
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This hotel is nice, and I will undoubtedly stay here again. The rooms in the Club Section at the back of the hotel are quite nice. They are large and have glass enclosed showers. TV is mounted on the wall and quite large.

The pros: Room smelled fresh and was very clean. Bathroom was gorgeous, and the bath products were quite good. There were large, soft bath-towels. Pool area is beautiful. Gym is more than adequate. Free breakfast during the week is a nice touch but had fairly limited offerings (could include more fresh fruit/berries, greek yogurt, bananas). Free water in the rooms. Free wifi in the rooms! Good AC in the rooms.

The cons: The hotel is pricey, and it still misses some (fairly minor) details that are expected of a AAA Four Diamond hotel. No plastic bag for the ice bucket. Broken pen in the room. Shower gel was not re-filled on the second day of my stay after using most of it, and no new shower gel was provided. If you need a rollaway, it is not very comfortable. It was brought to the room after asking for it several times. When it finally arrived, it came without pillows. We also had to ask for pillows for the rollaway. Overcharge on the bill, but staff quickly resolved this.

I'd recommend staying here, and it seems to have improved somewhat from last time I stayed here. It is a very pleasant hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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WestminsterMgmt, General Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind and candid review. We genuinely appreciate your loyalty and your feedback. It's great to hear that you sense improvement in our services since your last visit. We work hard all the time to get better at what we do. Still, you point out some great areas for improvement. We will work on those and hope to inspire a 5 star review from you on your next visit with us! Thank you again.

Michael Polese
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Everytime I visit home, which is Essex County, I stay here. It's not only safe, but very nice and relaxing. The room are a nice size, the staff is always courteous and the decor is modern. It's only 20 - 30 mins from NYC and a very classy. Love the swimming pool!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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WestminsterMgmt, Front Office Manager at Westminster Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying with us every time you are in the area. We greatly appreciate your loyalty. Our newly renovated pool is indeed very inviting and we are happy to receive many compliments about that. If I can be of any service to you on your next visit or anytime, please don’t hesitate to call on me.
We look forward to your return.

Best Regards,

Zohre Bingol
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Address: 550 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-1608
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Region: United States > New Jersey > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range: £83 - £221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Westminster Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Uniquely chic. Inviting and inspired. Open your eyes to the extraordinary at Westminster Hotel, a different kind of luxury hotel. Situated right in the heart of Livingston, New Jersey, our AAA Four Diamond hotel caters to the distinct tastes of today's travelers. Make reservations for stylish hotel guest rooms and suites boasting a classic contemporary design. While you're here, you'll enjoy a refined mix of first-class amenities intended to please everyone from destination spa hotel goers to corporate hotel guests in Westminster Club Level Rooms and Suites. Elaborate or intimate. Elegant wedding receptions or Fortune 500 company executive conferences. Westminster Hotel provides premier meeting facilities, social event venues, banquet rooms—even exquisite outdoor event space—for an array of special occasions. Surrender to a seductive dining experience at the New Jersey location of Strip House Restaurant, one of America’s best steakhouses. And treat yourself to the hotel’s decadent spa services, state-of-the-art health and fitness center and indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. In the neighborhood? Drop by and say "hi." We proudly serve our beautiful northern New Jersey community and beyond, hosting Livingston, NJ and Essex County neighbors and guests from surrounding cities, including Florham Park, Short Hills, East Hanover, Parsippany, Basking Ridge and Morristown. Westminster Hotel is located only 20 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport and 20 miles west of New York City. Convenient train access is a short ride away and runs directly into Penn Station in midtown Manhattan. ... more   less 
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