Rated 4 out of 5 by GoingWoman Women Traveling Alone
this is a beautiful property and a great travel location for those at the NJ/NY border. I have just one concern... I don't like the parking situation when I arrive here at night. The lot is away from the hotel and blocked from view by a lot of landscaping (beautiful in the daylight). I just don't feel secure and would like to see the hotel remedy the situation.
December 10, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JOEYNUMB Awesome package!
This was not only our 1st time attending the NYE party, but also our 1st time staying @ a Sheraton property. I was a little nervous since we did not know anyone there or had not known of anyone that had been there b4, but the flyer for the party sounded like the best party and room package for NYE, and it definately was! We were so pleased with everything from the appearance of the hotel to how easy checking in and out was! The food was great, the front desk service was exceptional, and the room was as perfect as it looked on the flyer. We had the best time at the NYE party that we've ever had and we didn't know a soul there! Not only are we looking foward to doing it again next year, but while we were there we sat down with a hotel consultant and discussed possibly having our wedding reception there in 2013! We are your two newest biggest fans of the Mahwah Sheraton, thank you so much for ending 2011 and starting 2012 with as much joy and happiness as possible!
Joey and Star
January 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fifi New Year's .
I booked this hotel for the New Year Celebration. I was not disappointed. There were 14 people with me as well. We are all in agreement that we will book again for next year. We had nothing negative to say.
January 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Herby41 Support Services
Overall the hotel met our expectations with regards to the physical attributes. Check-in at 5:45 on a Saturday evening reflected 6 guests waiting to check in and one clerk manning the check- in desk.
We requested a wake up call the following morning at 5:45am to get to an engagement at 7:15 in the area and did not receive it resulting in oversleeping until 6:40am. This was a basic oversight that is normally on an automatic system in most premier hotels.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KHend Wonderful Stay!
I stayed at Sheraton Mahwah because my company has a business office within the hotel (the hotel has a business office side). I attended a week long training and the hotel/business office combo was perfect. The hotel is EXTREMELY nice, the rooms are spacious, and if you can, it's worth it to stay on the club level. The club lounge is cozy and the food each day is great. John at the front desk was SOOOOO helpful. He took the time to help me with my drive down to New York (car service, hotels, etc). He was amazing and made my stay the best ever. I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel for business or leisure travelers as the amentities and the service from staff is impeccable.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by gabc A great New Years Eve!
we have attended many New Years Eve parties at hotels and catering halls, and I have to say that this party was the best. From the cocktail party to the next day brunch, there was an abundance of food. A great selection and the service was excellent. The band was very good and we had a blast.
The hotel room was nice but basic. I would have liked to have had a safe and small refridgerator in the room. Also a magnifying mirror would have been helpful.
January 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cfraz What a beautiful Hotel
My daughter could not stop instagraming to her friends.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lisa50 OUTSTANDING STAFF
If you have an employee of the month program, I feel that you should recognize Lisa from the front desk, who provide over the top assistants during the incident that happen on Sunday Jan 5th. Lisa provided clear communication to the guest, made sure everyone was safe and helped with getting children to their parents; she is a very well organized professional, with a great take charge attitude. She made sure everyone was being taken care of and also making sure that all emergency personal had clear path to get to the area that was flooding. Lisa should be give award for she professional go to attitude.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CigarBob OUTSTANDING experience!
Due to a family emergency we had several family members spend a few days at this hotel. I called the hotel directly to ask about a reservation and John was able to help us out immensely for a 3 night stay. As a Platinum SPG member he upgraded us to a junior suite. The Club lounge had a wonderful selection of food and beverages both in the morning and evening.
More than anything the people at this hotel made our stay so positive. They are warm and appreciative and made us feel welcome and very appreciated.
Would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to business travelers and personal travelers alike. Thank you to John and all of the staff at this hotel for making us feel so welcome!
July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Washman6044 Excellent stay
My wife and I went shopping in the City and decided that we would make it an overnight stay. Alex Saavedra, The front office manager went out of his way to ensure we had a pleasurable stay, and trust me, It was pleasurable. The room was squeaky clean, the view was perfect, and the lobby was pristine. We were more than happy with our stay. And again the receptionist Donna was very helpful. I WILL BE BACK!
January 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by firt33 My stay was short but wonderful
I found the hotel to be as nice in person as it did in the pictures and the staff to be amazing friendly and helpful. Even though I stayed only one night I made connections with a few staff members who were great to chat with. If I head back to the area I wouldn't stay anywhere else.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dancefam1 Friendly hotel staff
The hotel staff was very friendly. Went stayed their for my daughter's dance competition. The staff was very attentive at check in and very helpful.
We ate at the Fountain View restaurant on our first night which was a Friday, and the food and staff was excellent. We also had a great experience at breakfast on Saturday, However dinner Saturday night and then Sunday breakfast lunch and dinner, the service was very slow and a little disorganized. The food was still great.
January 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Smalls Be aware of big parties
I spent extra money for the club floor and was told that we would be able to use the club only later to find out that it was closed for a wedding after arrival. There was also a wedding party which occupied the majority of our floor/hotel that was making a lot of noise. I was advised that staff would control the noise after complaining, which they did not. I was also told later that we could not move our room due to the hotel being sold out. I have never felt so disrespected as a paying customer ever in my life.
So to all that look to stay at this hotel make sure there are no large parties booked. Because they will let them have the run of the hotel and your rest will not any concern of the staff.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BDGuyFromSG Totally unforgettable stay! Will be back!
Chose to stay at Sheraton Mahwah because it is in one of the preferred hotels in my corporate list. Stayed for 2 weeks (18 Feb - 1 Mar), had a very memorable and totally unforgettable stay.
Am typing this in the room on 15th floor now, my last day of stay here, am kinda sad to leave here. Will give my reviews below:-
1) Room is very clean, well maintained. Bed and pillows are extremely clean and comfortable. Radio is a perfect daily companion. Coffee machine makes delicious Starbucks coffee! And everyday I get a complimentary bottle of purified water, clean sheets, tidied bed, fresh towels, etc. Absolutely fantastic, everyday I look forward to coming back to the clean and fragrant room. Oh, not forgetting I have a great view of the beautiful sunrise every morning... absolutely lovely!
2) Air conditioner/Heater is great. It's close to end of winter now, still chilly, but the heater works great. It comes with low fan and high fan options - high fan perfect to heat up the room fast when I get back from the chilly weather outside, low fan absolutely great for sleeping, warm yet not hot. High fan is a little noisy, but nothing disturbing.
3) Staff here are brilliant! Room service is quick and food served hot (Thank you John!). Restaurant staff are polite and friendly (I won't forget Lucy, still love your lovely hair and smile, hope you like the poem!). Cathy, the lady who prepares the breakfast at the club level almost every morning, is friendly and always smiling. Great to start the day with Cathy around. Front desk staff are generally nice (Thanks Jon for passing me the parcels I get everyday. Lisa, you'll look very pretty if you smile more. hehe). And not forgetting Marie, the friendly lady who drives me back to hotel from office almost every evening, thank you for being always so cheerful and chatty! And of course I thank every staff whose names I unfortunately did not note down! Thanks for making my stay unforgettable!
4) Limo service guy Boris is a very amiable elderly guy who has lived in US for 40+ years! haha, very friendly and chatty. Thanks Boris for sending me to and from Woodbury Common and JFK airport!
5) Laundry is quick! Able to get back nice and clean clothes within a day if send to front desk by 9am! Absolutely impressive! A little lint found on shirts, but nothing too unsightly.
6) Wifi reception is fantastic. Fast and reliable! I'm using the wifi to surf the net now.
7) Convenience/Gift shop is not spectacular, just a corner little shop on the mezzanine level, but contains everything you need, from toiletries to snacks to fruits to postcards to stamps! Everything you want! Friendly shop owner too. :)
1) A few glitches in the evening shuttle service. Need to keep better records of where/when to pick the guests. Christine, the Director of Rooms, personally emailed me to apologize though, after a colleague helped me call to complain. No biggie, forgiven! :)
2) No in-room safe. I need it to keep my valuables and passport. Don't prefer to leave them with the front desk safe.
3) Bathroom does not have sufficient shelf/cupboard top space to place toiletries.
Think that's all!
I wanna express my utmost gratitude to all the staff of Sheraton Mahwah for making my stay so memorable. I will be back again, at least once a year for work. Will definitely choose to stay at Sheraton Mahwah again because of you guys!
Can Lucy contact me? :P
February 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1503 Disappointing
The room itself was very nice but it was very hard to sleep because it was right next to the elevators and I heard them going up and down all night. I could actually hear a gentleman from next room relieving himself, as well. I was hoping to purchase something from the store but it was closed by the time I got back from my meetings. Finally, I'm told after the fact that I should have had a discounted rate because of the company I'm with but I did not know that and reservations never asked. Overall, although the room was nice, the experience was disappointing.
May 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FrequentTraveler13 BEAUTIFUL NORTHERN NEW JERSEY HOTEL
Stayed here for yet another weekend.
1. Beautiful location amidst mountains.
2. Truly beautiful lobby and infrastructure.
3. The friendliest staff ever.
4. Huge garden with a beautuful fountain.
5. Impressive lounge on the 22nd floor with breathtaking views. Great food. Thank you MAKEDA, BETTY and KATHY.
6. Thank you to ALL THE STAFF for your friendliness and help. I appreciate all the hardwork that you do. JONATHAN and ALEX thank you.
1. Located far way from JFK, LGA and EWR.
2. The rooms need to be upgraded. The sofas need repairing in some rooms along with the showerheads and hairdryers.
3. Transportation is an issue and if you do not have a car then you will be stuck here. TAXI service in the area is expensive. The closest New Jersey Transit Train station is Ramsey Route 17 and is located about 8 minutes away by car. There is no hotel shuttle pickup.
OVERALL: Beautiful hotel with wonderful staff.
January 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Willow16 Never returning
I wanted to surprise my husband on our 6 year wedding anniversary with a night at the Sheraton, since we got married here. They said they would provide " complimentary"strawberries and champagne. We got our bill and they charged us for it and lied saying they spoke to me about the charges! Furthermore they wanted to charge $12 for wifi which ended up not even working!! Horrible experience and I will never stay at a Sheraton again.
June 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dollface66 Fantastic!
Upon arrival we were greeted by Anthony and Donna at the front desk with the best customer service I have encountered in some time. Throughout our stay the staff were unbelievably professional. The rooms were clean, the food good and the beds, well let me just say as soon I hit the bed I was out!
The pool was warm and CLEAN! I can go on forever as to how fantastic this hotel is! I would definitely return and tell others about it.
March 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by outwest1206 room
Why is the new look of aroom have so few draws for an extended stay. We hada problem with the time of day our room was cleaned. We had a wedding to get to and when we returned to room at 2:30PM from a day out I was surprised our room had not been cleaned yet. We had to get ready for a wedding and leave hotel by 5:30 so we were inconvenienced that they first came to clean ur romm at 3PM.
Not sure why rooms where guests are staying another night are not cleaned first and then the rooms that are checked out, since check in is not until 4:00PM anyway
December 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FreezingShower Cold Showers
Without advanced warning, the hotel performed maintenance on the water system. The note under the door explained that the water would be shut off for 2 hours in the afternoon. After running brown water and sediment through all of the faucets, I did not have hot water. The next morning, I still did not have any hot water so I was forced to endure an ice cold shower. Several folks from our company did not have hot water for at least two days and therefore were unable to shower at all. There was no warning, no information regarding when the hot water would return, and no mention of compensation, not even some extra SPG points! Poorly communicated, poorly handled.
November 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Iqccnw123 Worst stay ever
Rooms in poor shape
Mold on bathroom ceiling. Room 2208
Furniture in bad shape
Club floor carpet is so wrinkled I tripped over i
Manager Alex followed up on nothing he does not understand customer service
Food ran out on club floor for break
On and on
September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrequentTraveler13 ANOTHER FABULOUS STAY
This is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful location.
ROOMS; Have beautiful mountain views. Thank you for upgrading me to a JUNIOR SUITE.
LOCATION: The hotel structure is magnificent and it is located in beautiful Bergen County, New Jersey amidst mountains.
GARDEN: It is one of the prettiest garden ever with a magnificent and majestic fountain. Multiple Canadian geese flock here.
WEDDINGS: This hotel is VERY popular wedding destination. Beautiful and colorful Indian weddings can be seen here during wedding season.
DINING; Fountain View restaurant has great food with beautiful views and the staff is friendly.
STAFF; Very friendly and helpful. Thank you Jonathan, Lisa, Makeda, Kathy, Christine and others.
CLUB LOUNGE: Located on the 22nd floor. It has beautiful views of Bergen County and fantastic food.
TRANSPORTATION: You have to have a car here otherwise you will be stuck at the hotel. If you choose not to rent a car then just take a cab to Ramsey Route 17 Train Station. The New Jersey Transit has multiple trains running on this line. If you wish to go to New York City then take a train to SECAUCUS and transfer to another train to NEW YORK 34th STREET PENN STATION. There is a lot to do in Manhattan on foot. The train ride will be about 1 hour 10 minutes including the transfer. The trains also go from Ramsey Route 17 to HOBOKEN. You can go and meet the Cake Boss on Washington Street in Hoboken. Its walking distance from Hoboken Terminus. From Hoboken you can also take the PATH train to Manhattan.
NEWARK AIRPORT (EWR): Ramsey Route 17 to Secaucus and transfer to trains stopping at the airport. If you check the monitors there will be a tiny airplane sign next to the train number indicating that all trains with that sign stop that the airport.
NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT: Ramsey Route 17 to Secaucus transfer to New York 34th Street Penn Station. Take New York City Subway A train to HOWARD BEACH. From Howard Beach you can board the AIRTRAIN to all terminals. This is the cheapest and quickest way to JFK.
NEW YORK LA GUARDIA (LGA) AIRPORT: Ramsey Route 17 to Secaucus Transfer train to New York 34th street Penn Station. Take a cab to LGA. It will cost about 35 bucks and is the quickest way. You can also take a shuttle that cost $13 but will take about 2 hours as you have to transfer at Grand Central Terminal.
OVERALL: One of my favorite SPG hotels and I love it.
October 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by JagD Do not use this hotel!!
The food in the restaurant, I use the term food loosely, was terrible, expensive and barely edible. The staff looked bored, uninterested in guests and provided incorrect information.
The location was dreadful could not book a taxi or rent a car. For a Sheraton, it was dredful.
August 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CH1106 Disapointing New Year's Eve
It's with a heavy heart that I give the Sheraton Mahwah one star. For the past 8 years, my wife and I have celebrated New Year's Eve at this hotel. Over the years, our group has grown to include several friends and every year we all have had a wonderful time.
To say that this year's gala was a disappointment would be an understatement. In years past, the expansive cocktail hour was held in the hallway and lobby area outside the ballroom. The area was decorated for the holidays and offered plenty of room for everyone to eat, drink and be merry. Multiple bars poured top shelf booze and there was enough food to feed an army. I never had to wait more than a few minutes to get a drink from one of the friendly bartenders, many of whom we saw year after year. The staff was always warm, engaging and professional and seemed to be enjoying themselves even though they were at work on NYE.
This year, someone at the Sheraton Mahwah brain trust decided it would be a good idea to move the cocktail hour into Illusions nightclub, which is a small, dated space located right next to the check-in desk. The ambiance here is akin to your local Knights of Columbus or VFW Hall and would probably be a great place to host a Sweet 16 or communion party. There was only one bar, which was mobbed. The bartenders seemed very overworked, stressed and ill prepared for the crowd. For $150/pp the invitation specified top shelf open bar. I asked for Grey Goose (which was always served in years past, usually at a dedicated martini bar) and was told they didn't have it... then I asked for Kettle One and was told they were out (this was 45 minutes into a 6 hour party). I was then given the choice between Absolut and New Amsterdam rubbing alcohol for my martini. Certain not "top shelf premium" vodka. My friend was told they didn't have Jack Daniels at first but then when he asked another bartender who was holding a bottle of JD, he was able to get his drink. The food stations were situated right on top of one another, with little room to move or enjoy any of the offerings. We left the cocktail hour hungry, and with hardly a buzz. Disappointing.
Things didn't really improve when we reached the ballroom for the main event. The centerpieces were a few balloons and ribbon in keeping with the Sweet 16 / first communion theme. In years past, an excellent party band named Oasis provided the evening's entertainment. Oasis offered a full band, DJ, light show and LED screens to get the crowd going and keep them engaged. This year, they were not there, and, in what I am certain was a cost cutting move, were replaced by your typical Adam Sandler-esque wedding singer band. This band did not have any sort of lighting, sound or video equipment and were really awful. Their song selection and performance put a damper on the evening and made the whole party a lot less enjoyable. Who plays James Taylor's Fire & Rain right after midnight on NYE? Debbie Downer much? The food was decent, but was not as tasty as in years past. At no time did the staff come around to take drink orders, but they were very quick to clear half full glasses off the table. The venetian hour continued my evening of disappointment with a lackluster selection of deserts and no aperitifs or cordials offered to end the evening. It was just coffee with Drambuie, Bailey's or Sambuca.
In closing, I really felt ripped off and let down by this year's party. I hope that whatever manager at the Sheraton Mahwah thought it would be a good idea to ruin what was a consistently fun and memorable New Years Eve rethinks their decisions for next year's party. I know I am strongly rethinking where I will spend my New Year's Eve next year.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NCsandhills Comfort and Convenience
This hotel's location is conveniently located on Route 17 in Northern NJ. Friendly and helpful staff and great facilities make for a pleasant and relaxing stay.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fern0750 This hotel has a great staff
I had a wonderful experience celebrating my sons wedding and I couldn't of asked for a better staff experience especially Lisa she made my stay perfect. I love her! Thank you so much
August 27, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Thatldo13 Sheraton Mahwah needs rehab
I grew up near Sheraton Mahwah, which was The Place to be. Now its run down, in need of much rehab. Minor things that could be done are replace dead trees & plants. Food is horrendous, plus expensive. Please - revive yourself to what you can and should be for the area.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ADFBDFB always nice
have stayed here a few times, always nice
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Christina35 Great place
Rooms were clean and nice. Beds were comfortable. Staff was helpful in getting items and directions.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by fenny the hotel is comfortable
the hotel was lovely and the staff was excellent. There were only 2 things I didn't care for. One was a billing problem. Apparently they didn't charge some guests, but then put those charges on my son and his father in law's cards. And they did overcharge my other son by $60.00. They really messed that up. The other was the club that opens on Sat. night. The place was fine (although outdated), but the music was horrible and sent many of us back to our rooms. We were really hoping to enjoy an after party, but that just didn't cut it. Otherwise the accomodations and staff were terrific. The bellhop is a sweetheart. He did his job with a big smile. I would stay here again.
October 22, 2013