Do these people think? A review of Hilton Short Hills
We stayed at the Short Hills Hilton because our newphew was being Bar Mitzvah near by.
For a family of 4, the rooms are small. 2 beds and a crib and the room really was hard to walk around.
First compliant: We asked for a crib ( we did bring our own pack-and-play). The crib that was in our room when we arrived was terrible. It rocked backed and forth. We decided to use our own pack-and-play because the crib was far too unsafe to use. But it begs the question why any hotel employee would leave it in that condition in the first place.
Second compliant: There was a Bat Mitzvah outside under a tent. Our room looked right out onto it. The band was easily heard in our room 4 stories up. Again, since they had many guests from the Bat Mitzvah, you have to wonder why those guest were not given room close to it. You also have to wonder why they don't care about the noise the event generated. Also, since they knew we had kids, young kids since they gave us a crib, you would think they might want to put us away from the party since the kids go to sleep before 11pm.
The hotel has underground parking that was nice. It is right across from the Short Hills Mall for shoppers. There are several nice sitdown chains like Joes Bar and Grill Paprazzis and Legal Sea Food.
The hotel has a very nice restaurant, and lounge, but they were very pricy. The Sunday brunch is extremely expensive around ~50 per person. They also had a very nice looking spa that we did not try. The pool is off limits to kids until 6pm.
Each room had a mini-bar, but the prices were as expected very high. And, I was disappointed by the lack of vending near th ice maker. Rather than being able to get a soda for $1-2, you could only get a 10oz soda for $4.
Overall, an extremely disappointing stay. I clearly think couples might enjoy it for a weekend getaway, but for families go find yourself a more moderately priced place to stay. The rooms were nice, the robe/slippers are a nice touch, and the shampoo and other toiletries are first class.