4.8 on July 18, 2016
I recently had the wonderful experience of staying at the 1842 house and throughly enjoyed the evening spent there. After a long drive from fla we were greated by Shelly who was completely delightful. Much to our surprise we had an upgrade waiting for us which was greatly appreciated. In the morning we met EJ who was just as nice as Shelly. Breakfast hit the spot as it was delicious, many thanks to Shelly, EJ and the wait staff for showing and giving us such wonderful Southern a hospitality!! Would definitely stay here again if ever in the area and would most certainly recommend it to any traveler looking for a warm and gracious place to stay!
5 on June 08, 2016
My wife and I absolutely love this place. The people are among the sweetest around. Incredibly accommodating. This inn is a piece of Macon history. Every room is different, and exquisite. Thank you to the attentive staff. We will be back!!
5 on May 24, 2016
Quiet, convenient and charming. Outstanding southern hospitalty
4.8 on May 05, 2016
A beautiful antebellum mansion, the 1842 Inn provided great southern hospitality for our one night stay. A very well appointed room coupled with a charming welcome from the innkeeper, Gloria, who also suggested an excellent download on our phones to accompany a walk around some of the other antebellum properties in the town. Wine and canapes provided in the evening and a lovely breakfast.
4.2 on April 24, 2016
Beautiful property. We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience. We wish time had allowed us to stay longer. We will repeat in the future. This is our image of a B&B.
4.2 on April 23, 2016
We spent 3 nights at the Inn and greatly enjoyed the peace and quiet, the excellent breakfasts, the pleasant cocktail hours and the courteous and helpful service. We were given three recommendations for dinner restaurants, and all of them were very good. If you have never been to Macon before - or even if you have - this is the place to stay.
4.0 on April 18, 2016
The whole house is wonderful, the 'happy hour' with excellent canapés a must. Very helpful staff. Definitely worth a stay, even a detour.
3.8 on April 11, 2016
The 1842 Inn is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast. We look forward to visiting there again soon!
4.0 on April 10, 2016
The bed and floors were creaky. Food was good. Coffee was weak. We enjoyed our stay overall -- would recommend.
5 on April 08, 2016
Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Yummy breakfast. Happy hour was a real treat.
5 on April 01, 2016
My wife and I spent a wonderful night at the 1842 Inn in Macon, GA. The Mercer room was exceptional. No complaints from us. The social hour with delicious appetizers along with a cash bar and free non-alcoholic drinks (my wife) was relaxing and very enjoyable. My gin and tonic was made to perfection!! I would highly recommend this B & B to all!! Enjoy your stay. Steve
5 on March 30, 2016
The Staff made our visit truly wonderful. This is a 5 star experience. Breakfast is an epicurean delight surrounded by history. The Mercer room is beautifully decorated in period and was very comfortable. We can not wait to return. If you are looking for a relaxing stay with southern hospitality, this is it!!! Mike and Maggie Kelley.
5 on March 29, 2016
4.8 on March 17, 2016
5 on March 12, 2016
Very enjoyable night and wonderful breakfast.
5 on March 10, 2016
A wonderful visit.
5 on February 19, 2016
We had a great stay. It was peaceful and relaxin. The staff were very attentive. We truly had a great stay.
3.2 on February 16, 2016
We stayed in the Sidney Lanier room which was in the guest cottage. The room was nicer than the photographs and it was convenietly located directly behind the main house. This is really within a 10 minute walk of the Hay House, the cannonball house, and several other attractions. We enjoyed our stay.!!!
4.6 on February 08, 2016
Everyone here was so friendly and helpful!
5 on December 20, 2015
We have had the pleasure of staying at the 1942 Inn many times, and we are always amazed at how wonderful everything is every time. We enjoy our stays so very much.
4.6 on December 10, 2015
Our stay at the inn was perfect. The staff was very kind and polite, and showed exceptional attention and help. We especially enjoyed dinner at the Dovetail which was a staff recommendation. Everything was welcoming and comfortable.
5 on October 30, 2015
We have stayed at the 1842 twice now and each time the service has been outstanding. What a beautiful getaway right here in Macon! We love everything about this place and highly encourage everyone to make this a destination when in the middle GA area!
4.4 on October 24, 2015
We were so impressed on our first visit heading north to Blairsville that we rebooked the same week on our return trip.
4.6 on October 22, 2015
The 1842 never disappoints! As a Mercer alumna, I can say that my friends and family always loved staying at the 1842 when they came for a visit. True southern hospitality! Great place for a a wedding party to stay too.
4.8 on October 18, 2015
Several time visitor over the last 15 years and no stop off in Macon is complete without staying at the 1842 Inn, which has maintained and perhaps even elevated its already high standards. Be sure to arrive soon enough to enjoy a cocktail on the wonderful wrap around porch, looking out through classic southern magnolias to a neighborhood characterized by gorgeous homes of similar vintage. If the weather is warm enough, there is nothing quite like taking your breakfast in the garden, so don't pass up that experience either. All rooms we've stayed in, and that' at least 6 of them in both the main house and the carriage house, are characterized by period furnishings, modern batcan h facilities, and quiet elegance. The Inn sets a standard that very few B&B's compete with.
4.8 on October 08, 2015
If someone were to try to define a classic B&B, the 1842 Inn would be it, an antebellum mansion characterized by gorgeous parlors, a wrap around porch for afternoon cocktails, and period furnishings. Breakfast is scrumptious, and can be taken in one of the parlors, in the garden (an experience in its own right), or in your room. Every detail has been thought out, with facilities modernized only where it matters (bathrooms in particular). Rooms match the overall sumptuous character of the mansion, each with its own period name and distinctive character. We've stayed here a number of times over at least a decade, and if anything our recent visit proved the place continues its timeless elegance, delivering a wonderful experience in an extraordinarily well-maintained historical setting on a street of similarly spectacular antebellum mansions from the days when Macon was fueled by King Cotton.
4.4 on October 05, 2015
Great atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. Lovely period room.
4.4 on September 16, 2015
My wife and I enjoyed everything about our stay with one exception: discovering at checkout that what we believed to be complimentary wine with evening hors d'oeuvres was in fact quite pricey. Otherwise, quite happy.
5 on September 14, 2015
When we arrived we were upgraded to a choice of rooms. The room we chose was beautifully decorated and clean. The amenities were outstanding - large fluffy towels, available robes, ice delivered to your room and choice of where to have an extremely well prepared breakfast. They even supplied a step stool so I could get into our bed comfortably. Hospitality by Christine and Joanne was excellent. Joanne was exceptional in that we left a handbag there and she called us immediately to tell us so we could return and retrieve it. Grounds are beautiful, parking is ample. Definitely recommend to anyone staying in Macon,GA.
4.0 on September 05, 2015
Our stay at The 1842 Inn was outstanding. I give it 5 stars although my review would not let me give 5 stars for some reason. The staff was exceptional! They welcome you with open arms, food and a beverage. The warmth & kindness shown to my husband was above and beyond what we usually see from hotel staff. Absolutely loved our stay!
4.8 on September 03, 2015
The hospitality was outstanding. Both Joanne nd Christine were attentive and knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. Rooms were gorgeous and we wanted for nothing. Highly recommend.
4.8 on August 20, 2015
Even though we never met the owner, we were greeted most graciously by a hostess who saw to everything. Both ladies went out of their way to help with a couple of requests I had. We stayed in the carriage house in the Douglass room it was well appointed, large and the bed and linens of fine quality. You had a choice of breakfast in the dining room, your private room or the patio. You also had a few options for breakfast and several time choices. We choose the patio, breakfast was right time and delightful.
5 on June 22, 2015
We were really impressed with the 1842 Inn. We have stayed in many USA inns ( we are from the UK) and this is certainly one of the very best. The room and breakfast were excellent but what really made it so outstanding was the attention to detail and the service from all who worked in the inn. A masterclass in Southern hospitality! Brian and Wendy Goldstraw
4.4 on June 10, 2015
My wife and I stayed here for a two night break. The house is lovely and the staff very attentive. Thoroughly recommended.
4.0 on June 07, 2015
We traveled for 3 weeks in the eastern & southern parts of the states. This was the most beautiful place we stayed. The rooms were large & very comfortable. The evening reception was delightful and breakfast was just as we ordered and delicious. The staff were all polite and very helpful. Everything about the Inn was outstanding. Macon was a complete surprise and we want to go back again. When we do, we will certainly stay at the 1842 Inn.
4.2 on June 02, 2015
The staff was very helpful and courteous. We had a great time staying at the 1842 Inn and I would stay there again if I return to Macon.
4.2 on May 19, 2015
Very gracious, attentive staff, excellent location in quiet but convenient neighborhood. We arrived late in the afternoon and I needed a cup of coffee to revive, asked Joanne if I could scrounge up a cup on the premises. She said not to worry and 5 min. later as we are unpacking she knocks on the door with a beautifully laid tray: coffee, cream, cream puffs and cookies! That's what I'm talking about. The piazza was perfect for relaxing at dusk with drinks, watching the sky turn dark between the columns. If it's a nice morning, ask for breakfast in the courtyard. It was heaven. (Only one small problem with our room, the Bartram: the AC was funky, and armoire door broken. Seems these could be easily fixed.) We'll be back. Also, so we can enjoy dinner again at the Dovetail, downtown. Macon was a very positive surprise.
4.4 on April 13, 2015
We had a wonderful experience (2 nights) at the 1842 Inn. We truly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. The1842 mansion has been beautifully restored to provide an authentic-feeling, 'grand antebellum' experience. Due to a late booking, the Nancy Hanks suite was one of the few rooms available - a little smaller than others, but still quite comfortable. The 1842 Inn and friendly staff delivered a memorable B&B experience. The food and service were both excellent: we would definitely recommend a visit.
5 on April 12, 2015
This is a totally lovely play to stay if you have occasion to stay in Macon. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. Common rooms are very nice. Service is superb. Breakfast is a wow; the soufflé is the one to pick. We loved our first experience and will be back.
3.8 on April 03, 2015
Well run, great little place..JoAnne is great Will make sure to come back
4.4 on April 01, 2015
We were traveling back to Florida and wanted a stop-over along the way so we booked the 1842 Inn. It was a quaint and beautiful place to stay. Each person we met, staff and other guests, were very friendly. Would recommend.
4.2 on March 11, 2015
We so enjoyed our one-night stay at 1842 in Macon! We were in town for an engagement party and it was the most perfect spot to spend the night. We enjoyed a cocktail and some yummy small bites before our party in the front lobby. We stayed in the Benjamin Hawkins room and it was great. King bed was super comfortable, new TV in a large wardrobe, sweet little bathroom that was very clean and had all we need. Our breakfast the following morning was delicious, too! I had the soufflé and it was great! Joanne was such a treat. I forget the name of the sweet, gray-haired lady that greeted us upon arrival with a warm welcome, but Joanne gave us a very fond farewell! Would recommend 1842 highly to anyone visiting Macon. We ate a great burger at the Rookery, too, before hitting the road back to Atlanta! Enjoy!
4.0 on March 03, 2015
We truly enjoyed our stay - and stayed longer than planned as a result. Would definitely return. No effort or detail was spared in renovating this 1842 mansion with a historic but checkered past into an authentic-feeling 'grand antebellum' experience. The only issue I'd communicate to the management is that all the effort was made in the mid 1990's - and small details - like old style TVs, ancient looking room thermostats, etc. betray that no updating has taken place since the grand renovation of 20 years ago. This has a minor but nagging effect that the Inn's days are numbered if they don't start paying attention. Go while it is still there!!!!
4.6 on March 03, 2015
We have stayed in dozens of B & B's literally all over the country. 1842 Inn is absolutely one of our finest experiences - top to bottom. Great people and service. Fabulous building and rooms. Top notch in all respects.
4.6 on February 24, 2015
Friendly and inviting! Encountered kind hearted folks working there.
4.2 on February 22, 2015
Extremely comfortable and restful
3.4 on January 16, 2015
Nice location with similar buildings close by, but close fairly to sketchy areas. We watched a bowl game after dinner and the TV was small and difficult to see, as there was limited ability to adjust the line of sight. A good value and we'd likely go back if we visit Macon again.
5 on January 03, 2015
I recently stayed at the 1842 Inn in Macon, GA and everything was a pleasure! From the beautiful decor, only enhanced by touches of Christmas, to the fabulous service, I was truly pleased and will back again, when I travel from Atlanta to SC. I found the advice and assistance of all the desk staff to be particularly helpful as were the printed directions and maps to the recommended spots. Lastly, the Mint Juleps were fabulous (we asked for the recipe the next day!) as were the wonderful selection of aperitivo items to accompany the pre-dinner drinks. I felt as if I was at home -- thank you 1842 Inn and your excellent staff for all the attention to detail, and your hospitality!
3.8 on January 03, 2015
Lovely inn in a charming city. Pay up for the bigger older rooms, it's worth it.
5 on November 18, 2014
Very nice rooms and a friendly staff. A relaxed atmosphere and a quite setting. Breakfast was brought to the room and was delicious.
4.4 on November 12, 2014
We were passing through from NC to FL and knew we wanted to stay in Macon. My mom and I had a lovely time immersed in another time period. We toured the Hays House and Cannonball house the next morning. The service at 1842 Inn was very courteous. I loved the evening tray of tea and cookies, very elegant and gave a warm, homey touch. I appreciated the cleanliness of the Inn, inside and out. A bit pricey for an overnight, but if you appreciate old homes or architecture, it is more than an overnight--it is a memorable experience!
4.8 on October 29, 2014
Elegance upon arrival enhanced by the warmth of the welcome and care during our stay. Gloria and EJ went out of their way to make our stay excellent. The house is beautiful and the rooms so very comfortable. After a long day of travel from the UK we were delighted to be enveloped and taken care of
4.2 on October 10, 2014
Excellent B&B for business and vacationing. Friendly service. Unspectacular city but with an absolutely interesting archaeological museum (Ocmulgee National Monument)
3.8 on October 01, 2014
Walking distance to lively and interesting downtown. Public rooms are gorgeous.
3.0 on September 26, 2014
We enjoyed our stay here in a delightful room however it seems as though Macon is a city stuck in a time warp, the shops look closed or dusty, restaurants were not open and we had to find a Longhorn out of town on a highway for dinner.
4.2 on September 17, 2014
This ws an overnight stop after a long international flight. We were greeted and made to feel so welcome, it really revived our spirits. Gloria was very kind and helpful. We loved our room and all the facilities and would love to have the opportunity to stay again. Breakfast was delicious - a real hot, Southern style breakfast. All the staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The building is beautiful, filled with original furniture and artefacts in keeping with its age.
3.4 on September 14, 2014
We had a lovely stay.
5 on August 04, 2014
Lovely hotel where we wereade to feel like family. We high recommend this hotel. Excellent hotel, wonderful staff, delicious home cooked breakfast, all around fabulous. Must stay! We will be back.
5 on July 29, 2014
We stayed at the inn as it was halfway to our destination. We like B&B stays so thought we would try it. It was outstanding. Rooms were perfect and represented a bygone era that we enjoy. Breakfast casserole was perfect. EJ and Eileen (Spelling?) were extremely helpful and I really appreciate them. I highly recommend the 1842 Inn.
5 on July 28, 2014
From the moment of our arrival the service we received was fantastic. Canapes in the parlour, a fresh pot of coffee and advice about restaurant choices were forthcoming minutes after checking in. Our room in the main house was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Indeed the whole place was immaculate. Breakfast in the courtyard was excellent. Gorgeous planting created an oasis which provided the perfect spot for the first meal of the day. We spent one evening sitting on the veranda just taking in the ambiance and watching the world go by. Idyllic. The novelty of a set of steps to get into bed was something else that made this stay stand out. The staff were incredible. Nothing was too much trouble for any of them and every service was offered with a smile and willingness. The house itself is wonderful but it is the pride taken by the staff in offering a first rate service that makes a stay in this Inn such a fantastic experience. Room Tip: Try to get a room in the main house to enjoy the full experience of life in the 'big house'.
4.6 on July 22, 2014
We went while engaged and returned for our anniversary. It is lovely, peaceful and warmhearted. We especailly love the flowers!
4.8 on July 03, 2014
From the staff to the room to the breakfast, this place sets the standard for all to follow in Macon! Step back in time and come stay at this wonderful in! Thank you for making my Anniversary so special.
4.8 on June 23, 2014
Simply wonderful from start to finish. Comfortable room, friendly and professional staff, delicious homemade canapés and a tasty breakfast prepared to order served where and when we chose. Sitting on the porch with a glass of wine at the end of the day was very relaxing. I highly recommend this Inn.
5 on May 20, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. Could have listened to Joanne all night, a great host and we will go there again.
5 on May 20, 2014
This is the only place we stay in Macon when we come in town for various Allman Brothers related activities. The warm greetings from EJ, Antonio, and Joanne set the tone from the start. They are they whenever we ask for anything and they know so much about the city and surroundings. Our favorite is to have a late day drink and kick back in the dining room. We will be back in a this summer.
5 on May 20, 2014
my husband and I spent one night at the Inn, it is a beautiful Inn, nicely appointed, the staff greets you like they have known you all along, helpful in guiding you around the town. They put out a nice spread of nibbles for cocktail hour and breakfast is one of the best!! I highly recommend the Inn to anyone visiting the Macon area., you won't be disappointed.
5 on May 17, 2014
We had a wonderful evening and a nice breakfast in the morning.
5 on May 08, 2014
We come to Macon for many of the Allman Brother related events at The Big House. This is the only place we will stay. Just wonderful and the folks that work there are so very kind. EJ, Joanne, Antonio, you are the best. We will be back soon!
4.6 on May 03, 2014
A great B&B in a great neighborhood
3.2 on April 30, 2014
The staff of very friendly and will take care of you well. We stayed in the portion that was another historic house moved to the site. The building and our room were very nice. My only issue was the en suite bath did not match the level of the rest of the Inn.
5 on April 29, 2014
The 1842 Inn is like a well kept secret. Excellent service, beautiful rooms packed with history, Excellent food. Wonderful break from the typical hotel. Will never stay anywhere else in Macon!
5 on April 26, 2014
Wonderful place to stay!! Great ambiance, great food, the best!
4.6 on April 24, 2014
we very much enjoyed our stay at the 1842 Inn, although it was too short! I have wanted to stay there for about 15 years and finally got the chance. The staff were very attentive. We were the only guests not with a wedding party staying there at the same time, and they made sure we were taken care of also. I will definitely come back soon!
4.6 on April 18, 2014
The staff at the 1842 Inn pampered us with cheerful service, thoughtful attention to detail and delicious breakfasts. The Inn's rooms were beaufifully apppointed, with comfy four poster beds, thick, soft towels, and warm momogrammed robes. For a more detailed review, go to www.mavierecommence.blogspot.com
5 on April 07, 2014
Wonderful spot. In town mansion restored to its original splendor. Beautiful and the staff is amazing.
5 on April 05, 2014
We loved everything about the 1842 Inn. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. The inn's public rooms were lovely and comfortable. The gracious late-afternoon happy hour with wine and house-prepared hors d'oeuvres made us feel welcome and coddled. We appreciated the staff's attentiveness, the Southern breakfast and the inn's setting on a quiet street of other classic homes.
5 on April 04, 2014
Although we only stayed one night, it was marvelous! We arrived at 4:00pm and had just one hour before we had to leave to meet friends for dinner. When I expressed our sorrow concerning missing the hors'd'oeuvres normally served at 5:30, JoAnne (front desk) said she would serve them at 5:00 so we would not miss the experience. Upon our return that night I climbed into bed and OHHH! I wanted to get back out of bed, lift the sheets to see what make the mattress was! It was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on! Although the weather in the morning was a bit too chilly to have breakfast in the courtyard, it also was wonderful! We look forward to returning for an extended stay.
3.0 on April 03, 2014
Lovely home and wonderful, caring staff members. Our room needed updating. The decor was 70's or 80's feeling and the room was in need of a fresh coat of paint.
5 on March 29, 2014
Perfect weekend get a way in a lovely setting for the Cherry Blossom Festival.
3.0 on March 14, 2014
Nice old Inn with enough remodeling to be very comfortable
4.6 on March 03, 2014
Great place, wonderful decorated rooms, fantastic service och very good location
4.4 on January 16, 2014
We chose to stay here because of it's close location to the Cherry Blossom Drop celebration. We were able to walk to the festivities from the inn. When we arrived, we were cheerfully greeted. The common space was still decked out with holiday decorations, and we were able to enjoy some of the free hor d'oeurvres while relaxing in front of the fireplace. The room we stayed in was very clean and charming. All of the employees of the hotel we met greeted us cheerfully and we really got the feeling they were trying to make our stay as nice as possible. The breakfast included in the room rate was also very good. We chose to have it delivered to the room, which was a fantastic experience! If we ever need to stay in Macon again, we'll definitely be going back to the 1842 Inn!
5 on January 05, 2014
Upon arriving at the 1842 Inn in Macon we were immediately taken by the inn's presentation both inside and out. All of the Staff ,furnishings were of such unique quality that we were completely taken back to the days of service and details of making everyone welcome that the south is so known for. EJ, George, Keith, Julie, and both Gloria took care of us with absolute grace and attention to our every need and request. We highly recommend the 1842 Inn to anyone liking for a unique B and B experience. The Breakfast was very good and tasty. Then at afternoon before dinner the hour d'oeuvres and drinks was very nice. We had a nice time and very relaxed days for our stay. Our room that we stayed in was the mercer room and it was very nice and big.
5 on December 25, 2013
The 1842 Inn in Macon exceeded our expectations. What a beautiful inn and the staff was excellent - very professional, courteous, and friendly. We will definitely stay at the 1842 Inn on our next trip through Macon.
4.4 on December 14, 2013
Always reliably comfy and top notch
4.4 on December 04, 2013
We stopped here on our way to Ft. Lauderdale from Springfield, IL. I only wish we could have arrived a few hours earlier to take advantage of the beauty of the Inn. The staff were very accomodating with whatever we needed. The breakfast was delicious. If the opportunity arises that I am able to make it back to Macon - I will stay there again. The price of the stay was a little high, but when you factor in the breakfast it wasn't too bad.
5 on November 18, 2013
A special evening to celebrate my wife's birthday, we were totally enthralled with this lovely Inn. It was quiet, clean and the staff was exceptionally accommodating. Our room was large and beautifully furnished and decorated. The amenities were high quality soaps/lotions, etc. Finger foods in the parlor (with a cash bar) were delightful for the evening and the full southern breakfast the next morning was an experience for the taste buds. We will return and highly recommend this for any get-away.
4.6 on November 15, 2013
The house is very beautiful. Every detail is well managed. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The location is great. it's a very enjoyable place to stay.
4.6 on November 09, 2013
Staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable about local information. We will be back...
3.6 on October 29, 2013
Beautiful house, but the bedroom we had was very dark. Canapes served in the evening with a cash bar. Coffee and soft drinks complimentary. Breakfast limited choice but well prepared. Staff very helpful. Unfortunately we stayed on a Sunday and nothing was open except two burger type restaurants and town appeared rather run down.
4.8 on October 26, 2013
The room was beautiful and clean. The staff was very kind and helpful. Just to sit on the front porch was amazing! The food was wonderful and I really want to go back very soon.
5 on October 21, 2013
First experience of one of the Inns - only a single night's stay but we'd have been only too pleased to be here longer. A comfortable and interesting room in a pleasant location with attention to detail throughout.
3.2 on October 13, 2013
Although pricy, the hotel was very charming and the room was fantastic. The whole place was as we could have expected back in the 19 th century. Quiet neighborhood and ver close to Mercer University. Breakfast was very good also. Friendly assitance from the staff.
4.6 on October 07, 2013
sTAYED ONE NIGHT AND WOULD GO BACK AGAIN. WE WERE UPGRADED TO A ROOM IN THE MAIN HOUSE AND NO INCREASE IN PRICE. COCKTAIL HOUR WAS DELIGHTFUL AND FILLING ENOUGH THAT WE JUST HAD A LIGHT DINNER. BREAKFAST WAS SO GOOD I ASKED FOR THE RECIPE. STAFF WAS WARM AND FRIENDLY. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE 1842 INN.
4.4 on October 07, 2013
Highly recommended B&B in good location
4.4 on September 30, 2013
Always love staying at the 1842. Friendly, beautiful, luxurious. A delight.
4.8 on September 26, 2013
An excellent experience. Friendly and caring staff, a beautiful inn and fabulous breakfast!
5 on September 24, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed the 1842 inn while in Macon. The room, the service were outstanding. We enjoyed the excellent breakfast in the courtyard and the evening reception was very nice. The staff is very helpful and friendly.
4.0 on September 18, 2013
Having never visited Macon before I was excited to see all the historic houses and felt very much at home at the 1842. The roominess, location, hosptitality and comfort were exceptional. I loved the porch with its peace and quiet on a Saturday morning. I will return to this B&B.
4.0 on September 12, 2013
Stayed at 1842 Inn this August. If you travel a lot and like spending a night at place that allows you to sleep well, this is your place. Large rooms and lots of privacy. Very cozy. Would highly recommend this fine B & B if traveling thru Macon.
4.0 on September 07, 2013
Wish we could have spent more time at the Inn. Missed hospitality because of ootball game. Excellent breakfast brought to our room, even tho we left card out past the deadline. Love this place.
5 on August 30, 2013
Absolutely beautiful with warm welcoming hosts and delicious food. Such relaxing atmosphere and the bed was a little slice of Heaven. We can't wait until our next trip to Macon so we can stay at the 1842 Inn once again.
4.4 on August 21, 2013
We like the house, the breakfast and the situation in college street
4.6 on August 14, 2013
5 on August 14, 2013
Never have I stayed at an Inn where I felt totally at home from arrival to departure. Everyone from Gloria who greeted us with a smiling face upon arrival to Joanne giving a Southern hug upon leaving, wonderful experience! John - San Francisco
4.0 on August 14, 2013
Elegant and quaint; superior customer service
4.4 on August 10, 2013
We chose this holiday because it had been advertised in the Country Living magazine. It was like stepping back in time. The hotel was very tastefully decorated and the hospitality certainly reflected the reputation of the deep South !
3.0 on July 26, 2013
We were welcomed in a very friendly way, felt us comfortable immediately and we would recommend a stay at this inn without hesitation, also as a family
4.8 on July 25, 2013
I stayed in the Mercer Room the night of my wedding. It was a very very nice room, with a huge comfy bed. My husband and I had a wonderful time, and we enjoyed a delicious breakfast in bed! I am so pleased we chose 1842 to spend that special night. It was perfect!
4.8 on July 06, 2013
It is always a special treat to spend a night or two at the 1842 Inn. It's a wonderful place to relax and enjoy one's surroundings.
5 on July 03, 2013
We booked our stay online and somehow managed to book it for the day BEFORE we actually intended to arrive. When I called the day of our intended arrival to update the staff about our check-in time, they were surprised, as they had expected us the night before. Luckily, our room was still available and they made the change with no drama. Whew! We arrived in the early evening, and the host was lovely. She pointed us to the complimentary snacks and beverages and led us to our room. We had a garden room with a private entrance, and it was nicely done. Well decorated without being frilly. We left for dinner reservations and returned without incident. Our bed was cozy, the room was quiet, the bathroom was well-supplied (even a mending kit!) and the robes were decadent. Sadly it was a rainy weekend, so we asked that our breakfast be brought to the room instead of to the garden patio. The staff called ahead so that we had time to make ourselves presentable, and the breakfast itself was delicious. Check-out was a breeze, and I would happily return again. I recommend a stay at the 1842 Inn without hesitation. Enjoy your trip!
5 on June 29, 2013
My husband and I were traveling South to visit friends and we stopped at the 1842 Inn. I am not normally a big B&B fan but 1842 has changed the way I view B&B's! Everything about the place was perfect and the folks running the inn went out of their way to do what they could to insure we had a pleasant stay. I am looking forward to going back.
5 on June 23, 2013
But we are looking for reasons to go back and stay...staff was wonderful, room was perfect.
5 on June 19, 2013
22 years ago, my husband and I stayed at the 1842 Inn for our wedding night -- returning again was as special as that first time. The service is friendly, the food delicious, and the accommodations sumptuous. Our night on the front porch, watching the moon and rocking while the sky darkened, munching chocolate chip cookies, was as perfect a celebration of our marriage as I could ask for. Thanks to everyone there -- it won't be 22 years before we return.
5 on June 05, 2013
I was simply blown away by the courtesy and attention to detail of the staff. We were treated like special guests. The room was cozy, and, one of my nitpicky requirements was fulfilled, it smelled clean. Beds were dreamy soft. Breakfast in the courtyard was delightful with amiable staff politely and quietly attending to our needs.
5 on June 04, 2013
This is a beautiful Inn. Great southern hospitality. I would recommend this to anyone.
5 on June 03, 2013
One the best B&Bs we've visited
3.6 on June 01, 2013
Who would not love this gracious Southern mansion that you get to make your own for a night or two? The ambiance of the patios and the common rooms made me want to stay all day. There is a lovely happy hour with drinks and appetizers and breakfast is included. Staff hustled and couldn't have been nicer.
3.6 on May 27, 2013
I was there the weekend for Wesleyan Graduation. Very friendly staff.
4.6 on May 22, 2013
Fine old home in a great location near to downtown Macon. Loved breakfast in the back garden. Very friendly staff.
4.6 on May 22, 2013
I've had the pleasure of staying at the 1842 many times over the years for business and leisure, and it is always a wonderful experience. The staff are always thoughtful and considerate, and the house and grounds are as comfortable as they are beautiful.
4.6 on May 21, 2013
A great time was had by all.
3.8 on May 20, 2013
Very friendly staff. Great room, wonderful decor.
4.6 on April 30, 2013
My friends and I wanted a little get away from our college town for a night, so we found this little gem online. When we arrived, it was better than in the pictures online. It was beautiful. We stayed in the Sidney Lanier room, and it was perfect for us. The area is a little sketchy, but the place is perfect. We definitely plan on returning!
5 on April 30, 2013
Had a wonderful time, staff was very friendly. Staff would make sure we had everything we needed.
4.6 on April 28, 2013
My daughter and I always have a lovely visit here. The staff makes us feel at home!
5 on April 24, 2013
After 10 years my husband and I came back to Macon just to stay once again in the beautiful house 1842 Inn. This time we brought all our (adult) children and their spouses and we had a great time. The house is that what we Germans love of the Deep South and it gives you a tast of "Gone-with-the-wind! We felt a bit like Scarlett and Rhett..... we are thankful that even in the modern US places like this exist. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality!
3.6 on April 19, 2013
Had one night stay at the 1842 Inn. Great house, staff very attentive and friendly. Bathroom a bit dated (but so is mine at home). Easy walk to downtown if not pouring rain. Would stay there again
5 on April 16, 2013
Service was outstanding. They gave everything we wanted and then asked if they could to more. Wonderful experience
4.6 on April 16, 2013
Great building, great service. Walking distance to downtown during good weather.
4.2 on March 30, 2013
The Inn is like living the "Gone With the Wind" dream -- step back into another era. 'Getting slightly frayed around the edges, but in the recent economy that's probably to be expected. Very convenient to the Washington Library and downtown. The staff were all extremely pleasant and eager to be helpful. Breakfast not as sumptuous as at some B&B's, but was tasty and adequate. (Would have been nice to have some fruit on the plate.)
5 on March 05, 2013
We had stayed there before for a wedding in the area, and liked it so much we decided to attend an event in Macon that we could have seen in Atlanta, just so we could stay at the Inn again. This second time we learned much more about the long list of famous people who have stayed there. And we will surely go back. Don't miss the afternoon snacks. They're great!
5 on February 28, 2013
Our daughter and son-in-law treated us to one night at the 1842 Inn to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. It is a beautiful Inn, and all of the staff were so gracious and kind. The food was DELICIOUS!!! The Hors d'oeuvres served in the late afternoon were such a surprise - such a variety - and everything was scrumptious!! The breakfast was also delicious, and we enjoyed being served in our room. It was the most beautiful B&B we have ever visited. Tom and Donna
5 on February 27, 2013
Exceeded my expectations! Looking forward to visiting again soon.
5 on February 03, 2013
The 1842 Inn is one of my favorite B&B's in the U.S. Each time I come whether for individual relaxation, or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, it is always a very special and memoriable experience. The rooms and service are wonderful, and breakfast was delicious. EJ and staff go above and beyond to ensure that all our special requests were met. I recommend the 1842 Inn to anyone who wants to escape and enjoy the serene environment of this wonderful historical antibellum mansion. I will be back!
4.6 on January 18, 2013
My husband and I stayed there on our wedding night. The room was wonderful and the food the next morning was amazing!
5 on January 17, 2013
It is a beautiful home, the Mercer Room is amazing, and the staff are all wonderful. We are originally from the Macon area but have recently moved to Florida, so we now have an excuse to stay at the 1842 Inn when we come to visit family!
4.2 on January 07, 2013
Staff made dinner reservations
4.8 on December 29, 2012
Some of the local Christmas events were over this close to Christams. beautiful old homes abound.
4.4 on November 20, 2012
The 1842 Inn is on a beautiful street lined with grand old homes from a bygone era. We had a great time taking the local architecture tour. We found the self-guiding booklet at the front desk. There's something like 77 homes listed in town. It took us some time to get thought about half of time. At the end we were getting pretty good at identifying the different architectural styles! We also spent time sitting on the big front porch, with a glass of wine. The Inn is lovely & the hospitality outstanding!
4.8 on November 19, 2012
This Inn truly takes customer service to a new level, everything was wonderful, genuine southern hospitality at it's finest. We look forward to staying there again
5 on November 02, 2012
We have stayed at B&Bs all over the country - this is in the top three for warmth, availability, kindness and 24 hour service with a smile.
3.8 on October 29, 2012
we were very please with the Inn. friendly and very help full . even down to the details...they even helped with the walking tour and breakfast was just as ordered and on time. will come back when in the area.
5 on October 22, 2012
What a wonderful inn. It was quiet and quaint, formal and beautifully decorated in antiques. The breakfast was one of the best we've had. The staff was very attentive and professional. The room was spacious and extremely comfortable. There is nothing lacking here. We would go back again and again. Simply outstanding in every regard.
3.6 on October 22, 2012
Best place to stay in Macon. The rooms are good and the staff is very friendly and helpful. A little on the pricey side but so far I haven't found anything else like it in town
4.8 on October 15, 2012
This beautiful B & B was our halfway stop on the way to Highlands, NC. Our host helped us with our luggage and parking was available on the property. We stayed in the main house, which was decorated for the season (Halloween/Fall). I loved going through all the common areas seeing the antiques and beautifully decorated rooms. We arrived in time for cocktail hour. Appetizers were delicious and plentiful. They have a well stocked cash bar, but we brought our own wine and enjoyed it and the appetizers on the lovely front porch. There were several comfortable and cozy seating areas for guest to sit and relax on the porch. The area reminded us of Charleston, with large mansions along the street (Like in Charleston, a few have been converted to apartments). Each home had a historic marker, and all but a very few have well-manicured yards with very old trees and lots of flowers. I wish we had stayed another night or two, so we could have seen more of the area. We chose to have breakfast delivered to our room. We both had the Southern breakfast which was hot and delicious. The staff is friendly, helpful and very professional. We definitely recommend this B & B.
4.4 on October 13, 2012
The 1842 Inn was just perfect for my husband and I. It was clean cozy furnished well rom was quite large and I loved the quiet atmosphere and courtyard! Bed was great slept like a baby and was impressed with the inn keepers attention to our needs(gave us directions to downtown area plus other grateful tips regarding the are) would and in fact hácek recommended this place to family and friends.
5 on October 01, 2012
Absolutely the best B&B on either side of the Atlantic! We have stayed at several B&B in the States and Europe, our recent stay at 1842 Inn was the most enjoyable. From our initial reservation contact via the Internet and email correspondence through follow-up to send an item left behind, we have never experienced such outstanding customer service. PS the breakfast pecan scones are made in house and cannot be missed!
4.8 on August 28, 2012
For us it was just a stop over, but it was a great place to relax and regroup.
4.8 on August 22, 2012
Most amazing place I have ever stayed. The service was incredible. I was actually sad to leave we had such a great time. Everyone should stay at the 1842.
5 on August 16, 2012
We stayed for one night with our sixteen year old son and even he enjoyed it. I have nothing negative to say as it is my kind of place. The rooms were outstanding and the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was first rate the tea in the evening was quite nice. It's very home like and a great place to relax. I would definitely go back.
4.4 on August 14, 2012
My wife and I had an excellent time. The room was great and the breakfast was fantastic! We will definitely be going back.
3.2 on August 03, 2012
Service and personnel were wonderful! Breakfast provided by Inn was on time, served where we requested, and served hot and delicious. However, the room we were given was VERY small and was in the "guest cottage" behind the actual Inn. Bed was small and somewhat uncomfortable. Felt crowded in room and bathroom. Observed larger rooms, so if we stayed there again we would know to request certain requirements as far as room went. Inn was beautiful and very well maintained and very clean.
5 on August 03, 2012
A second wonderful stay at the inn. They go out of their way to be extremely accommodating! Had family in town that came over for brunch and they were happy to accommodate additional people. Will definitely stay again when we are in Macon.
5 on August 01, 2012
We spend 1 Night in the Mercer Room at the 1842INN, and we loved it!! The Service was awesome, and the House absolutely beatifull. Everything was very clean, and the Hors d,oeuvre served at 17.30 just to die for!! We loved the Chicken Salad!! I we ever come to Macon again, we would 100% stay at the 1842Inn again.
4.6 on July 19, 2012
A truly beautiful place with great hospitality. Like stepping back in time.
4.8 on July 16, 2012
Gloria and EJ were warm, welcoming and professional at the same time. They treated us as if we were really their own guests. The Jeff Davis room was very clean and comfortable - it was even nicer than the picture on web site. The breakfasts were delicious except for the cheese grits, which seemed a bit too watery. That's OK - we'll come back again and recommend this to all our family and friends!
4.6 on July 13, 2012
It is not by accident that this Inn is included on elite lists of places to stay. The building, both exterior as well as interior, is gorgeous. Our room was extraordinarily spacious and comfortable. The staff was uniformly enthusiastic and friendly. Our breakfast, both in terms of choices as well as quality, was unbeatable. The Inn is a bit pricey, but for those who appreciate Victoriana and a beautiful place to stay, this provides a memorable experience.
4.8 on July 10, 2012
From the moment we walked in the door until the time we checked out,we were treated with true Southern hospitality! We were made to feel as truly valued guests as well as friends The friendliness and service exceeded all expectations.Without a doubt, we will be back !! I really cannot say enough about the 1842 Inn - you will have to experience it yourself.
5 on June 28, 2012
My daughter and I stayed here while we were doing college visits. It was on the way home and it seemed like a good place to visit and to take a quick peak at Mercer. Our stay was delightful and their recommendations were excellent. Would definitely stay here again!
5 on June 23, 2012
After a long drive, it was just wonderful to relax at the inn. We especially enjoyed the afternoon "cordial time" that began at 5:30. The room was comfortable leaving us wanting for nothing. Our breakfast was served outside on the patio. What a delightful way to begin another day!
4.2 on June 04, 2012
Myself and my wife stayed at the 1842 Inn for only one night unfortunately. The staff were so friendly and helpful and our room (Mercer) was fantastic. There is plenty to do in the local area and there are some good local restaurants (the staff are happy to assist with recommendations and make reservations).
5 on May 17, 2012
It was such a wonderful experience. Breakfast on the porch of the cottage was heavenly. Evening tea in the parlor was relaxing. Then chocolate chip cookies before bedtime was a nice finishing touch. The staff paid special attention to every need. There was a laid-back Southern charm that is not found in regular hotels. The Inn is a vacation in and of itself.
4.8 on May 16, 2012
This inn is one of the loveliest places I've ever stayed. My travel buddy and I had a specific requirement for a room with two beds, and we were able to find such a room at the 1842 Inn. The room was beautifully appointed, as were all of the public rooms we visited and ate it. What fun it was to sit with our cocktails and complimentary snacks on the grand front porch. An exceptional experience.
4.2 on May 11, 2012
Staff was friendly and helpful. Without our asking, they upgraded us to a larger room at no additional charge.
4.6 on May 09, 2012
The 1842 Inn in Macon, GA, is an excellent place to stay, the rooms are large, well furnished, & quite comfortable. The Inn is located close to the downtown Macon area, with all its retaurants, theaters, & attractions. The value is good, & the stay restful. GDB 05/2012
3.4 on May 01, 2012
It's by far the best place to stay in Macon. Exceptional service, conveniently located and spacious rooms.
5 on April 17, 2012
One of the best inns we have ever visited. Service was superior.
4.0 on March 10, 2012
I absolutely love the southern hospitality and the ambience of this place and would highly recommend it. Hanging out in the parlour was such a fun time as was visiting with other folks staying at the Inn. Breakfast in the parlour was wonderful. I loved the decor in the rooms...but in our room the mattresses were pretty bad -- you could feel the springs under the thin mattresses. The noise in the cottage room next to the front door woke us up--every time someone else took a shower or shut the front door or went out on the front porch--it was loud. I recommend staying in the main house or in a cottage room in the back, so you don't have this problem. Even with these issues though, I didn't even feel the need to complain b/c we had such a wonderful time.
4.4 on January 27, 2012
What a lovely place! I got to peak into all of the rooms on the second floor when the cleaning crew was there and was amazed to see that each one was as lovely as the one we stayed in - high-quality bedding, comfortable beds, beautiful decor and warm, welcoming service. They made our dinner reservation, offered cold water and cookies. What more can you ask? I would stay there again.
4.4 on November 29, 2011
As a retired history teacher, I selected the 1842 Inn to experience Georgia's history. We were so delighted by the whole experience. The Inn was exceptional and the walk through the neighborhood was delightful. Truly one of our most memorable experiences traveling and a great impression of the great state of Georgia.
4.6 on November 24, 2011
Macon took us by surprise as did the 1842 Inn. The Inn is wonderfully appointed with period furniture though offers all the comforts and conveniences one would expect. Extremely pleasant and helpful staff. The hor O'dourves served on the porch with a glass of wine was pleasant and plentiful. The Inn sits in a beautiful neighborhood right next to the Mercer College campus. A short walk to downtown Macon offers views of many fine old mansions and buildings. The 1842 Inn is an experience we would encourage for anyone.
5 on November 14, 2011
Great location in beautiful district. Walking distance from the law school where we were attending a function with our daughter. Friendly people. Happy to see you. The bed was heavenly. I want to go back soon!
4.8 on October 12, 2011
The staff at the 1842 Inn exceed those at all other inns I have tried in being the most warm, friendly, and attentive to the comfort of their guests. They say "this is your home" and mean it. The inn is a beautiful antebellum home filled with history and creature comforts. The porch is perfect for relaxing with your favorite drink after a day spent exploring the area. And the service is impeccable. I will definitely return!!
4.6 on October 03, 2011
Only 1 night, but thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. The public rooms and the bedrooms are beautifully appointed, the staff extremely hospitable and knowledgable and overall ambience simply charming. The breakfast was a bit disappointing - the souffle was overdone and the french toast a bit soggy. That notwithstanding (I am a 'foodie'), I would highly recommend this Inn for an extremely pleasurable stay.
4.6 on September 24, 2011
This house is amazingly beautifull and the staff and their service is outstanding. They make you feel at home!
3.6 on September 16, 2011
I have stayed at the 1842 several times and always go back to this special place. The building and rooms are beautiful and also very comfortable. Afternoon canapes were delicious, and we loved having breakfast in the courtyard. (You can elect to have it inside, on the porch or in your room if you prefer.) We booked most recently when the Inn had only the Dogwood room left available. I was concerned that it would be too small, but it turned out to be quite comfortable with the added advantage of a virtually private spot just outside for lounging on the porch. I may ask for this room again. We worked out one morning at the Macon Health Club courtesy of the Inn's free guest pass and took advantage of Macon's trolley service when we went out for dinner. The staff is wonderful and will accommodate your every need. The only downside is that closet space is very limited (wardrobes), so if you're bringing a ball gown or lots of hanging clothes, ask the staff for assistance, which they will provide.
5 on September 07, 2011
We enjoyed the spacious and well-appointed bedroom and bathroom of our stay. The breakfast was delicious and served at a private small table for the two of us. The staff were very welcoming and answered all our questions with great ideas for a dinner restaurant. We would definitely stay here again.
4.8 on August 02, 2011
Wie in alte Zeiten versetzt mit dem Standard von heute und einem einmaligen Service!
5 on July 22, 2011
A warm welcome, a lovely room, hors d'ouevres in the parlour, breakfast in the courtyard - what more could you ask? Delightful.
4.0 on June 09, 2011
Charming hotel, wonderful room, excellent service; we had a good time here
4.8 on June 08, 2011
My wife and I went to 1842 for our Honeymoon. I must say that the room was absolutely gorgeous and the food was outstanding. I want to go back just for the french toast. I recommend this for all couples. A very relaxing time in such a beautiful setting.
5 on June 06, 2011
A wonderful place to spend your wedding night as well as your 5th anniversary! Thank you for your hospitality.
4.6 on May 27, 2011
Although we were only in town one evening for a wedding, the 1842 Inn made the quick trip much more pleasant and enjoyable. If anything takes me back to Macon in the future, there is now no question as to where I will stay.
3.8 on May 10, 2011
Lovely. Steeped in history, this B&B smothers you with Southern charm. The breakfasts are delicious - just wish the decaf coffee had a bit more taste - and the service is unmatched in the north. Rooms are spotless and the pace of life just slows down a bit here among the magnolias and the gardenias. Wouldn't dream of staying elsewhere on my trips to the Macon area.
4.0 on May 09, 2011
We have choosen Macon as the last destination of our trip thru NC, SC and GA and selected The 1842 Inn because of its character. And we were not disappointed! We thoroughly enjouyed our one night stay, the room, in fact the whole house, was just wonderful, the staff very friendly and most helpful. The room, fully equipped, was as clean as one would expect it to be. The apperitive was a wonderful, generous gesture while breakfast was maybe a touch below expectations ... but then we didnt stay for breakfast, did we? All in all: we'll keep best memories of our stay, would certainly return should we be again in the area (and Macon is indeed worth visiting) and can wholeheartedly recommend it.
5 on May 05, 2011
We (a German couple) enjoyed our stay very much and were happy with everything. The B&B was the one we were looking for. Thank you. We will come back one day!
4.0 on May 04, 2011
Staying in this beautiful Inn was like a lovely step back in time with beautiful ante bellum architecture, period furniture, and wonderful service.
3.4 on April 29, 2011
Our stay at the 1842 made our visit to Macon very special ! Coming from Germany the 1842 Inn is what I dreamed of to be a historic southern hotel.
3.8 on April 10, 2011
It's such a beautiful place to stay! The staff is absolutely wonderful. We go every year to the Cherry Blossom Festival and every year we stay at the 1842 Inn.
3.8 on April 10, 2011
Hospitality, service and food were exceptional. Room and bathroom were small and small TV in closet had to be viewed with all the closet doors open and around a bedpost.
4.2 on April 09, 2011
We found the 1842 Inn a very professionally run operation. The staff were very helpful, tea and breakfast excellent. We had a very nice room on first floor (only mild reservation - bed a bit narrow!). The building is very grand and well located for Macon's attractions. We rate this inn very highly.
4.2 on April 04, 2011
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have only one recommendation that would have made our stay perfect. The bath towels are not absorbent at all. The towels are exceedingly soft, but you can not dry yourself with them. Please change the towels. Other than that, we really enjoyed our stay.
4.0 on March 29, 2011
As a Yankee, Southern Hospitality never ceases to amaze and delight me. Everything about our stay exceeded my expectations. From the room to the staff, breakfast to warm cookies at night - our weekend was perfect. Don't forget to visit the Hay House while you are in Macon.
3.8 on March 18, 2011
We did not dine at the 1842 in the evening but had breakfast , once in our room and once in the parlour, both very good and plentiful. We thought the service was excellent and genuinely offered. We enjoyed our stay.
5 on March 17, 2011
University faculty had work in Macon and we stayed here. The atmosphere is so professional, relaxing and lovely. The rooms are quiet and the schedule for breakfast is good for those who are up early and wish to have room service. Thank you!
2.8 on March 07, 2011
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Inn for a weekend getaway. Our displeasure of the dilapidated Macon aside, if you are looking for a historical accommodations with a rich history (Oprah has stayed at the inn), then 1842 is it. The Inn has all the decorative charm of a period residence, but with it, some of the needed renovations and upgrades of an older building. On the plus side, the sweeping porch and large columns make for a nice afternoon retreat with some wine. On the down side, we noticed major cracks in the ceilings, water damage, and burnt out light bulbs in the room that needed fixing. For the rooms being decently nice, these discoveries were a true disappointment. The furnishings were nice, and for those who like the look and feel of antiques, that is how the rooms were decorated. The breakfast was good, but not exceptional: french toast, fruit, biscuits and an egg dish. We've both had nicer, more upscale dishes at other comparable Inns or even eating establishments like Atlanta's Flying Biscuit. The service was good, but none of the service staff carried the sophistication we have seen of Inns of similar price value. They were more on par with the service style and feel of Holiday Inn clerks rather than fancy Inns. Still, all the check-in clerks were friendly enough, though some a little too friendly, and wished to chat with us and linger longer than preferred during afternoon hor d'oeurves, which by the way, were more reminiscent of bar food than an elegant inn. Overall, we were expecting a much more elegant experience than we received, and for that reason, felt the rooms overpriced, and our experience a little disappointing. We would recommend 1842 over the other less appealing accommodations of Macon, but would not recommend it on its own.
3.8 on February 26, 2011
Was a great way to experience the beauty of the "Old South". Thanks.
4.6 on February 15, 2011
My husband and I stayed only one night but it was unforgettable! We were greeted by Emma, who was most helpful and sweet. She even tried to carry both our suitcases until I stopped her! Emma served us cocktails and appetizers in the parlor and lit the fireplace for us to enjoy. She greeted us again on our return from dinner with coffee and warm cookies! In the morning it was Joanne who served us breakfast and told us some interesting stories about the house. The breakfast was expertly prepared and we had the parlor to ourselves at a little table right in front of the fireplace. This Inn is very charming but it was Emma and Joanne that made all the difference. We could tell that they truly loved their jobs as well as the people who stayed in the inn. Great customer service seems to be a rarity these days, but not at the 1842 Inn!
4.2 on December 29, 2010
Exceptionally friendly and attentive staff. The location and condition of the Inn are fantastic for a short stay.
5 on September 22, 2010
I booked a room for my husbands 40th Birthday...Upon my arrival at the 1842 Inn Ms. Joanne and Ms. Emma greeted me with smiles. They informed me of a bigger room that had become available at no additional cost and took the time to show me the different benefits of both rooms before I made my decision. The room was amazing! They both made sure that everything was perfect and kept us entertained with great stories about Oprah, and the history of the families that had lived there and different details about the building. It was a wonderful experience! We are definately coming back and would recomend this B&B to EVERYONE.
5 on July 26, 2010
My husband and I spent a total of three nights at the 1842 and our stay was the most pleasant experience we've had in ages. The inn itself is gorgeous but it's the staff who create the outstanding ambiance - reason enough for a trip to Macon!
4.6 on July 20, 2010
1842 Inn is a peaceful, relaxing home away from home. The staff was superb and the accommodations were the perfect blend of old and new...surrounded by the lavish furnishings and splendor of days gone by mixed with the modern conveniences of today. We loved our time here and hope to return for another stay in the future!
4.6 on July 14, 2010
Excellent service and the friendliest staff-- esp. Gloria, Antonio, Emma, and JoAnne--they seemed like old friends, so very helpful and kind. The inn and grounds were well maintained and quite lovely. We really liked the feeling of security and the personal attention we received.
4.2 on February 20, 2009
Wow! Just what we wanted-- A great private room, wonderful staff, a bit of 'deep south' history and charm. Their Marco Italian restaurant was superb, too! 4-stars for both. Will go back soon...
4.8 on February 20, 2009
A great place!
4.4 on February 18, 2009
The 1842 Inn is a charming reflection of life in Macon in a grand era. Everywhere there are touches of nostalgia and beauty to add to the comfort and service that characterizes the 1842 Inn.
4.6 on February 16, 2009
We went down for a little weekend getaway and were blown away! The service was over the top amazing, they really know how to deliver "southern hospitality". We tend to frequent high end restaurants and we were quite impressed with the food that we ate in Macon, both at Marco's and at the local seafood place (Jim Shaw's). They exceeded out expectations by leaps and bounds. The rooms and parlor were elegant and quite well appointed. We enjoyed meeting very interesting people during the evenings spent in the parlors. We would highly recommend a visit!
4.2 on January 14, 2009
Everyone was first class from maid service to desk clerks
4.2 on September 09, 2008
Outstanding and exceeded my expectations.
4.4 on September 03, 2008
The 1842 Inn located in Macon, GA is a delightful mixture of southern hospitality and old world charm. The best mint juleps period!
5 on January 12, 2008
Loved the huge beautiful home and all the history we found here. A pre civil war jewel in Macon is beautifully preserved and restored to offer Southern charm and comfort at its finest. You will love the breakfast and relax in beautifully done rooms. The parlor and grounds are spectacular. Be sure to inquire about the history and the ghost! Enjoyable and romantic. We are so glad we made a stop here. An exceptional B& B experience.