This is my second time there. I came back because of the facilities and because of the onsite manager, Jimmy. He is always there to help or to just have a conversation in a professional and unobtrusive manner. He makes the stay away from home a warm experience. This is a nice place to power down in an otherwise fast-paced locality.
Let's face it: appealing B&Bs are really scarce in northern NJ, as any online search would reveal. We stayed here one night while attending my aunt and uncle's anniversary celebration in the county. A lovely, lovely old house with lots of character in the also lovely old town of Summit (I grew up in the county but had never made it up there). The gratis continental breakfast they served was really not advertised -- please fix that! -- but was diverse and very satisfying. Its proximity to I 78 was also a great convenience for us coming up from northern VA via PA, wanting very much to avoid the Turnpike corridor through NJ. For sure a keeper should we return to the area for other family-related festivities.
We were delighted to be able to stay at the Debary Inn on our trip to NYC. The staff was friendly and so helpful. The breakfast room and the food was tasteful and inviting. Our room was pleasant and comfortable. We enjoyed time sitting on the porch and relaxing. The train station was convienent and made travel to and from the city pleasant. Thanks for a great vacation.
The DeBary Inn was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was great, Greek and regular yogurt, hard boiled eggs, juice, coffee, baked goods from local bakeries and cereals. Jimmy, the home attendant, greeted us in the morning and throughout the day, answering all our questions. Debby, the other attendant, did a great job cleaning the room. Wonderful soaps containing red orange extract are supplied to the rooms. The Inn responded to my email quickly a few days prior to my arrival. The Summit train station to NYC as well as great local restaurants and specialty stores are less than a ten minute walk away in a Very safe neighborhood. There is delicious cake, fresh fruit, coffee and hot water and honey for tea available at all times in the very clean dining area. It is wonderful find! We're going back there again!
My stay at The Debary Inn was a pleasant surprise. I travel almost 40 weeks per year and normally frequent upscale hotel chains, and a few B&B's that I have known for years. I came upon The Debary Inn by accident when my usual hotel informed me that they were filled up and suggested The Debary. I thanked them and booked a week sight unseen at the inn. The location was a dream, down the block from downtown Summit, walking distance to the train. I was greeted warmly by the GM and shown to my room, which was one of their premium rooms, beautifully decorated, and extremely clean. It had a wonderful feel as did the rest of the Inn. I will be adding The Debary Inn to my list of preferred stays and hope to frequent there as often as my business permits.
My stay at The Debary Inn was a pleasant surprise. I travel 52 weeks a year and stumbled upon the Inn when I was referred there by another hotel. My room was spacious and extremely clean. Their attention to detail was evident from the moment I entered the room. I have stayed at just about every chain hotel, and countless bed and breakfasts, and would rate The Debary Inn at the top of the list.
The DeBary is a beautiful Grand Victorian Inn located in a quaint NJ shopping village town. So, right from the start it has a lot going for it. Decorated to perfection in the traditional style with just the right touch of modern amenities (Such as flat screens and wireless internet), it could be a real slice of heaven. The bones are there, but the staff isn't really up to par. I called three times before I could get anyone to return my call for reservations. Four of us met there for a girls' weekend and, while the mattresses were magnificent and the silken sheets were indeed by luxurious, someone should have taken as much care with the bathroom and living room cleaning. I dashed out to the local Quik Mart type store for some scrubbing bubbles to make the shower stall more ... friendly, the carpet could have used a vacuuming, the bar sink had dirty glasses in it, and the refrigerator had a container of take-out - apparently left from some prior guest. The garden was overgrown and the wicker seating, while adorable, was old and rickety and in dire need of fresh paint. That might have added some ambiance, had the cushions been clean. But they weren't. Was the place filthy? No, not by a long-shot. But it could have been and should have been much cleaner than it was. I do hope they get their act together, as the DeBary is a fine, stately house, and with a better staff, it could be so much more.
I stayed at the DeBary Inn in a small room by choice, so my review is with that in mind - but I really enjoyed this Inn. I've stayed in much more pretentious B&B's, but this one had a casual aire that I appreciated. It was in an excellent location for walking to restaurants and/or the train station as well as a great walking trail in a nearby Arboretum. Cleanliness was excellent. The food was average - but adequate. I found the value very good. Also the proximity to the mall across the freeway was good. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this inn. The only thing that could be improved was the parking!