The Georgian Inn3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This was originally a family mansion in the early 1900s; it was later turned into a rooming house. Its architectural style is quite unique and charming. But at the present time, as other reviewers have noted, it is run down and sorely in need of updating – and a major renovation has just begun. We stayed in the top-floor suite. On the positive side, it was huge; plenty big for the four of us. In addition to a large living room, bedroom and bathroom, there is a kitchen and an enormous walk-in closet. The location is convenient to restaurants, shops and a Whole Foods grocery store. The manager, Kierstin, was friendly and helpful. And wifi is free. Now for the down sides. The plumbing is shaky. The toilet clogged up and overflowed twice. The sink fixtures were a joke. There are not enough electrical outlets for today’s average travelers. The stairs are many and steep (although the manager mentioned that an elevator is part of the renovation project). There were also a lot of minor things that overall suggested a lack of attention to the details, and which cumulatively became somewhat irritating: One day they didn’t give us enough towels; the toilet paper was so rough we had to go out and buy our own; the maid ran over our cell phone cord and broke it; the heat was turned up so high we had to have all the windows open in the middle of a winter rainstorm; the renovations created noise and dust. If you want to say in Montclair, this is the only game in town, at least for now. (Although a big new hotel is under construction downtown.) It’s got a lot of space and the location is convenient. But if you stay here, be prepared to compromise and put up with some minor irritants.
We needed a place to stay and this is the only game in town. The bed was comfortable, there were enough towels, but the heat was full blast and hard (impossible?) to control. We had to sleep with the windows open or roast. The first impression was broken steps - not a good one. The furnishings were vintage '50's. The price seemed high for what was offered. Good luck to them with their renovations. It would be lovely to see it when it is finished.
This was our first time in the area, and after reading all many of the reviews in Trip Advisor, we were concerned about parking. We had plans to eat dinner in town, attend a concert at the Wellmont (Jethro Tull), spend the night nearby, and then have breakfast in town, before we headed home. This Inn has off-street parking, is the only place in town, and appears to be in walking distance to all of the places that we wanted to go. I called the Innkeeper, Kierstin and she confirmed what I was seeing in the maps and reading in the reviews. It would have been about a mile walk from the Inn to the Wellmont Theater, which is not too much in theory. Once we got there and drove the route, we saw that it was downhill from the Inn to the restaurants and Theater, BUT it was then uphill for the trek home. So we decided to try and drive and park, to restaurant for dinner, and then to the show. I am not sure IF it was because it was a Monday night, or I got lucky, but we were able to drive from the Inn to Eagan’s for dinner, then to the Wellmont, and were able to find street parking near both of those. The next morning it was an easy 2 block walk to TOAST for breakfast. Now the details of the Inn. It is under construction, and at least during our stay, they were considerate and did not do any, too early in the morning, ‘banging’. That could not be said about the crew picking up / blowing the leaves across the street. The loud blower in the truck, and the hand held leave blowers were loud enough, before 8 AM, to wake us. Our room # 3, was comfortable and huge, but certainly outdated. Given our limited needs, it served them, with one exception. The mirror was not over the sink, it was behind you on the wall to the left, so it made shaving a little trying. There was also a potential issue with the hot wate. It started right away, but had a peak getting hotter, as if someone flushed a toilet in another room, taking some of the cold water from our shower, making the water hotter. Kierstin was very helpful, her recommendations were good, Eagan& Sons for dinner, and then to Toast for Breakfast. She was more than willing to offer suggestions and ideas for what to do in the Area. We would definitely stay there again, IF we are in the area again.
Our stay at the Georgian Inn was a wonderful experience. Kierstin the property manager was super sweet and friendly. We had booked the smaller room, but upon our arrival were moved to the suite. We couldn't believe how large it was! The room was not only charming, but very clean. The property is beautiful, especially the main lobby. Definitely recommend and will return if we are ever in the area again.
Better than a 5-star hotel, as long as you don't mind taking the stairs. Rooms are large, beds are wonderfully comfortable, staff are friendly and helpful. They hope to undertake renovations in the near future, one floor at a time, so updating will happen but rooms will always be available.
We stayed at the Georgian Inn for two weeks while visiting our son and we will stay there again. The room was always very clean and Kierstin, the manager was so nice and professional. She will make sure your stay is comfortable and answer any questions you may have. (I personally loved the fluffy towels.) Yes, it's older and they are currently working on updating it, but we loved the nostalgic feel and the entrance is awesome. Our room was on the top floor (3rd floor) and we loved it. Hot water was never an issue, which I find important and it was quiet too. Our stay at the Georgian Inn was a comfortable and memorable one. We'll be back!
Stayed here for a bachelorette party weekend. We loved it! Gigantic rooms, very nostalgic- induced giggles about ghosts. Not a 4 star in any way but great value due to charm, comfort and beauty of the antique building.
We stayed here for one night. The suite was huge & clean. It came with a full kitchen. There was a gigantic cedar closet; in NYC somebody would have told you this was another bedroom. Yes the bathroom could use updating, more counter space & a better bathmat but it was fine. There was ample hot water although the water pressure left a bit to be desired. The bed was comfortable but the pillows were a thin. The televisions were a bit finicky. We couldn’t change the channel on the one in the sitting room. In the bedroom, we had to stretch an extension cord all the way diagonally across the room which was a tripping hazard. Kiersten the manager was great; she even came to greet us in a snow storm. There is a Residence Inn about 3 miles away in West Orange and lots of chains out on Route 3 in Clifton but if you want to walk around Montclair proper on Bloomfield Ave, this is your only choice for the night. It’s probably over 2 miles to walk to downtown Upper Montclair so I don’t recommend that.
The Georgian Inn is your only option in Montclair. It's definitely not the Hilton. The location is close to some great restaurants and also a Whole Foods. The rooms are worn and felt dirty, although the linens were all immaculate. Montclair is a close train ride into NYC and the Black & White Cab service is very convenient.
I have traveled the world over: Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia, etc. and the Georgian Inn in Montclair is about what I would expect in a cheap hotel in the most remote and backward parts of the world: food left over from previous occupants in the fridge, stained fixtures, trashed furnishings, a sink so clogged that it fills before the water runs hot, virtually undetectable (and certainly not controllable) heat/air and towels that were a most unpalatable shade of light brown. In Samarkand or Jimma or Penang a borderline hotel like this might cost you $25 a night and you'd be no worse for wear. But seriously, $200 a night for a run-down, ill-maintained and unstaffed rooming house in central Jersey? Next time I'll drive a bit farther, pay a lot less and feel MUCH better about my decision.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
The Georgian Inn is a short stroll from Montclair Art Museum and Wellmont Theatre. The 12 rooms at this 3-star guesthouse include kitchens, coffee makers, and TVs. Also nearby are The Manor and Highlawn Pavilion.
The 12 individually furnished rooms feature kitchens. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee makers and phones are also standard.
Guests of The Georgian Inn have access to free WiFi in public areas.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
53% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 16 reviews