MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- With many of the largest Fortune 500 companies
located nearby in northern New Jersey, it is no surprise that 75%
of the Madison Hotel's business is corporate. But the property also
attracts businesspeople from New York City who want to get out of
the urban environment and come out to the country, according to a
spokeswoman for the hotel.
She said all 191 rooms were recently renovated, including the
addition of new carpeting, wallpaper and interiors. Rates at the
property range from $119 to $219. The facility has about a 70%
occupancy level year-round.
The family-owned hotel started up in 1951, when Rod Keller Sr.
opened a roadside restaurant. A second generation of Kellers
completed the hotel in 1981. The hotel conjures up the Victorian
The adjacent Rod's 1890s Restaurant, which is an outgrowth of
the original restaurant, also has been renovated. The gourmet
restaurant is located in two refurbished train cars from the late
19th century. (Keller was also a railroad buff.) The 80-seat
restaurant named after him has a prix fixe of $35.95, not including
tip and taxes.
The Madison Hotel & Rod's 1890s Restaurant
Phone: (973) 285-1800