Ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Central Pa

Older hotel in very small town needs a make-over.

Posted Aug 17, 2017
Pros: Food and food service.
Cons: Get an elevator. Needs maintenance.
Location: Frenchtown is very small, and is clean and neat. Business operators we interacted with were very friendly. Excellent road to New Hope or Flemington.
The National is a 19th century building in Frenchtown, NJ (population about 1,000). By appearance, the building was last painted in the Roosevelt administration (that's Teddy, not Franklin). Ingress and Egress from rear gravel lot is via three flights of rickety stairs. From "lobby" via very narrow staircase with no rail on one side. No elevator. No help with luggage. Room was spacious and pristine clean. However, TV did not work. Phone did not work. Air conditioning worked almost too well and thermostat did not have detectable effect. Hotel faces on main street at stoplight intersection north and south, so lots of traffic noise at 6 AM and 5 PM, much of it busses commuting to New York, and busses carrying Delaware River rafters. On the good side, hotel food was excellent. The young man running the restaurant and bar was the highlight of the stay - personable and helpful. All in all, the place needs a maintenance make-over. Could be a very good place. As-is, it's so-so.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good price, great location, friendly staff

Posted Jun 19, 2017 on Hotels
Frenchtown is a hidden gem of a city in NJ - we really enjoyed the little shops, food, etc. The National Hotel was nice - wasn't a 5 star, but was a cute little place that had a bed and breakfast feel. Staff was super nice - would stay there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York Ny

Old fashioned inn

Posted Apr 22, 2017
I love staying here and do so at least once every other month. It's a little quirky and breakfast is only on the weekend but I keep coming back and Marlon the manager is always helpful. The restaurant serves indian and American food plus there is a bar in the basement.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Way overpriced, crummy service

Posted Jul 30, 2016
We booked a suite but was only given a single room with a broken clock radio. Advertised a free breakfast, never got one, couldn't even get a cup of coffee
5 out of 5
by Sean from Bel Air, MD

Posted Jul 1, 2016 on Hotels
Very cute town, great lunch at the frenchtown cafe just down the street from the inn. Great place to escape the everyday stresses and relax for a night
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New York NY

Great location

Posted Apr 8, 2016
The room was nice but the bath tub needed a good scrub. It was dirty. Also shampoo was 3/4 used. Blinds in the room did not go up however manager offered to raise them.
4 out of 5
by Penny

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Mar 19, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Romantic getaway

Posted Feb 17, 2016 on Hotels
Very nice staff and room. Quiet town with good food and shops
4 out of 5
by Stuart from new york

Old historic hotel, nice renovation

Posted Jan 4, 2016 on Hotels
room was nicer than expected good sized, good king size bed, heat was a bit odd and noisy. The hotel is an interesting old hotel in a great location of a very cute, gentrified town
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Sep 12, 2015
Loved it! Everyone was so friendly looking forward to staying there again!