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DeBary Inn
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   265 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 Summit B&B and Inns
Market Rasen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic - and excellently located”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Can't fault this B&B (though possibly could do with a slightly stronger wifi signal on the upper floors). As a business traveller needing easy access to Summit, this place was ideal - 2 or 3 minutes walk at most from town and so much more friendly and inviting than the nearby Hilton.

Room Tip: Apparently the rooms on the upper floors (which I was luckily allocated) are the best
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Great place to stay for pleasure or business. I am a business traveler and this Inn provides a nice break from the Hiltons and Marriotts etc. The Inn is only a few blocks from a wide variety of restautants and shops including a small movie theatre. The staff is friendly and the rooms are comfortable. Wireless is included as well as breakfast. The neighborhood is safe and if you like to walk there are many beautiful streets to explore. There is also a train to NYC within walking distance.

Room Tip: I like the corner rooms but have not had a room that did not have a nice view.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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laguna niguel caalifornia, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We've stayed at the DeBary Inn several times now. It is a charmingly restored old place and is very handy to the train station, shopping and dining. My only complaint is that its breakfast is better suited to a Hampton or Courtyard, just a cold, limited buffet with an occasional offer to "fry you an egg." Fortunately, there are two breakfast places nearby.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the DeBary Inn, Summit, NJ. We enjoyed the ambiance of the house and grounds. These, we enjoyed.

However, there were a couple issues that made this inaugural visit less than satisfactory.

These issues were:

On initial contact (by phone) to make a reservation, I was assured that I would be contacted with the reservation confirmation and related information. This did not happen; I waited a week before contacting the Inn again and speaking with a different person to complete the reservation.

We arrived at the Inn after the staff had left for the day (not a problem, the instructions for the outside door worked fine). Our first night (Saturday, July 14) there was no air conditioning or fans in our room (outside temps and humidity were very high; consequently the room was
stifling hot). I later understood that no rooms had any AC, since the "remote controlled" AC units had been turned off earlier. Text messages were sent to the available phone numbers Saturday evening, but no reply was ever received.No explanation was made or remedy offered. (We were seriously considering cancelling the remainder of our stay). Very unprofessional and definitely not a good first impression.

Of the four mornings that we stayed, we anticipated having breakfast (OK, continental breakfast) at 7:00 (weekday) and 8:00 (weekend) on two of the mornings. On Sunday, breakfast was not set out until after 7:15 and on the weekday (Tuesday), breakfast was not set out till after 7:10. I realize that the times seem somewhat minor, but the expectation was 8:00 and 7:00, respectively, and we had made our plans and schedules accordingly.

Since I knew we would be leaving on the last day early (about 6:30 AM) and it would be likely that no one would be available to check us out, I made arrangements to pay my bill the morning before. It now appears that paying the bill early also canceled any housekeeping effort to attend to the room (bed / towels / trash), since the room was in the same state that
evening (our last) as we had left it that morning.

Once again, I consider this highly un-professional in any establishment, but especially in one that bills itself as a *Premiere Executive Inn.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I have stayed at the DeBary in December and in May and have enjoyed both visits very much. It is in a great location with stressless access to restaurants and the downtown. It is quiet, comfortable and the veranda is a perfect spot to relax. Jon and the staff are friendly and helpful. i wouldn't stay anywhere else in Summit.

Room Tip: choose one with a fireplace if you can!!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

When my wife and I visit family in Summit, we usually stay at the Grand Summit Hotel. We made last minute plans and the Grand was sold out. We found the DeBary and decided to give it a try. They had several available rooms, so we wondered if such availability at the last moment meant that the place was not so great. Our worries were unfounded. We loved the DeBary. The Victorian building is charming and decorated in period furniture and our room was very comfortable. In the morning, John (the manager who is also willing to talk about the building's history) gave us a tour and the rooms became more beautiful as went from one to the next. John is part of the reason that we loved the place. He is very friendly, accommodating, and an excellent host. We have a new favorite place.

Room Tip: Reserve one of the rooms with a king size bed.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this B and B and found it to be so relaxing and peaceful after the fast pace of NYC. Location is fantastic with nearby train station and the quaint downtown Summit just 2 blks away with great restaurants and shops. Would definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about DeBary Inn

Address: 265 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ 07901
Location: United States > New Jersey > Summit
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Summit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — DeBary Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in a quiet residential street in Summit's historic North End. The DeBary Inn is newly remodeled and redecorated, and we have taken great care to make sure that you are comfortable and feel at home. Located at 265 Springfield Avenue, in an amazing neighborhood that is renowned for its magnificent Victorian homes, the DeBary is just one block from chic restaurants and charming boutique shops. ... more   less 
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