Booked: The Grand Summit Hotel

Summit, New Jersey is a modern locale steeped in history. Known as one of the most prestigious towns in the country, Summit was first settled around 1710 as a region of small farms. With the 1837 addition of the Morris and Essex railroad line, the town became increasingly commercialized and by the late 1800s, it was considered the premiere weekend resort area for wealthy city-dwellers.

This prosperous period is embodied by The Grand Summit Hotel. In existence since 1929, The Grand Summit has certainly withstood the test of time. Established in order to cater to New Yorkers looking to escape the city, this historical hotel has maintained its elegance. Just 30 minutes from New York City, the boutique hotel with 149 rooms and suites is ideally located for those seeking to experience both the city and the country while visiting Summit.

Here, we get an inside look at this notable New Jersey getaway from The Grand Summit Hotel’s Assistant General Manager, Michael Marino.

What is the most requested room at the Grand Summit?

Presidential B or Presidential E 

What makes them special?

They are part of a group of five rooms that were the original hotel owner’s home dating back to the hotel being built in 1929.

What is its rate?

$550.00 per night, however, the group rate will be honored for a client hosting a corporate room block, meeting, or large social event at the hotel.

What is your favorite place on the property?

Our Grand Ballroom has just been completely renovated and has played host to important events since 1929. Our HAT Tavern is among the most popular spots in the area for craft beer and signature Pat LaFrieda blend burgers.

Why is that your favorite?

You can feel the history when you walk in the room.

Have their been any big name clients who’ve stayed at the hotel?

Hall of Famer Bill Walton stayed with us in October and professional golfer Phil Mickelson stayed here a couple of years back.

What is a fun fact about The Grand Summit?

The Grand Summit is one of the only hotels in the state sitting walking distance to one of the nation’s most prestigious downtowns offering direct trains service to midtown Manhattan.

 The Grand Summit Hotel is located at 570 Springfield Avenue. To book your stay, call 908.273.3000 or visit