Get an overview of this hotelA shining star in Summit, New Jersey, since 1868

2 blocks to downtown

This historic brick-Tudor hotel 2 blocks from downtown Summit features a lobby with a beamed-vault ceiling, chestnut panels, stone fireplace, brass chandeliers, and overstuffed seating.

Full breakfast daily

Complimentary offerings at The Grand Summit Hotel include a buffet breakfast and evening cookies. A coffee shop is also onsite.

Antique ambience

Rooms at The Grand Summit Hotel combine a 19th-century ambience of antique-style furniture and pilastered walls with contemporary conveniences such as complimentary wireless Internet access.

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3.7 out of 5
76% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
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Nice hotel close to work and downtown

4 out of 5
by from Summit, NJ
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Pros: The staff is very friendly
Cons: Hotel is old, so perhaps updating some of the décor (e.g., comforters) would improve it.
Location: Location is great; it's close to downtown Summit with lots of shopping and places to eat.
This hotel is very charming and close to work. It has old world charm and the staff is very friendly.
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3 out of 5
by from Los Alamitos, California
Posted Jan 26, 2017
Unfortunately, one of the rooms we had did not have hot water to bath and the hotel manager did not seem to care. We even had it checked by the hotel engineer, who said it was fixed.
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Nice place in a nice place

5 out of 5
by from sydney
Posted Jan 23, 2017
This is a great hotel in the lovely town of summit Fantastic breakfast and access to a great gym offsite. Very comfortable bed. It's a little expensive for a single traveller
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Older even tho renovation has taken place.

4 out of 5
Posted Dec 4, 2016
Pros: It's character, history, and proximity to venue.
Cons: Needs an update.
Location: Good location. Close to dining, train, shopping.
Bathroom tub was dirty. Old phone jacks that couldn't be removed were left with holes around it in plaster or drywall. Very unattractive.
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Nice hotel. Inviting fireplace

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Dec 2, 2016
Pros: Cozy
Cons: Toilet paper could be softer
Everything went smoothly, receptionist nice, Lunch great even though we ate quite late in the afternoon. Bed comfortable . Breakfast great
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Nice hotel

3 out of 5
by from US
Posted Nov 27, 2016
Pros: Room was nice and the lobby and dining are were also nice.
Location: Location is perfect for us. Our son lives quite near the hotel.
There was a crying baby up quite late all 3 nights we were there. That made it hard to get to sleep.
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Old Fashioned Style - Lots of Space

4 out of 5
by from Toronto, Canada
Posted Nov 14, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff. Spacious rooms. Good location.
Cons: More plugs by the bed. And there were know pull-down or transparent shades on our windows -- just a blackout curtain.
Location: Great little town with upscale shops that have something a bit different. Enjoyed a number of restaurants too. The local neighbourhood is lovely.
We enjoyed the hotel and found the staff generally engaging. Service was good and it was a pleasant environment. It is an easy 5-10m walk into the centre of Summit, which offers lots of local shopping and services. We also used the train to head into NYC, and once again, that is only a 10-minute walk away.
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Great stay

4 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 27, 2016
Location: Very convenient for why we were in the area.
The staff is excellent. Included breakfast above average. Accommodations above average. We enjoyed our stay. Will select this hotel if we are again in the area.
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5 out of 5
Posted Oct 12, 2016
Had a great stay, very comfortable bed. Great buffet.
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Enjoyed stay

4 out of 5
by from Seattle, WA
Posted Aug 29, 2016
Always a nice visit and have stayed several times when in area. Only down side is there is a daily parking fee and pillows aren't as comfortable as I like. Breakfast is nice in the morning. Good location for area.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Opened in 1868 as The Blackburn House, a country resort for New Yorkers, the hotel was rebuilt in 1929. It retains its brick-Tudor styling, including wide hallways with coved ceilings, chair rails, and moldings. The hotel, in the Newark Liberty International Airport area, is 2 blocks from downtown Summit. Manhattan is 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) away.

Set among the rolling hills of picturesque Union County, The Grand Summit Hotel - a Summit Hotel has provided a haven of personal service in the tradition of the finest historic country inns for over a century. The Hat Tavern restaurant serves a breakfast with hot and cold items, lunch, and dinner. The hotel has 6 meeting and conference rooms and a business center with 2 computers that provide complimentary high-speed Internet connections. Scheduled shuttle service (surcharge) is available between the hotel and the Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday-Friday.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 150 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1929 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full buffet breakfast is served each morning in The HAT Tavern. Complimentary Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea selection is available in the lobby 24 hours a day.

The HAT Tavern - Among its menu of dishes made from fresh local ingredients, The HAT Tavern serves tapas, a wide variety of salads, and hamburgers made from naturally raised, hormone-free beef.


Start your day with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, available daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM. You can order a meal from room service during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers complimentary access to the Summit YMCA four blocks away, which has an Olympic-size swimming pool, basketball courts, and a health club with fitness equipment, workout classes, and massage. A high-school artificial-surface track three blocks away provides running/jogging opportunities. Two public golf courses are located in Summit.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.00 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 35.00 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 9.25 per day
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Grand Summit Hotel Summit Hotel
  • Grand Summit Summit
  • Grand Summit Hotel
  • Grand Summit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.