all things continue well at the summit in just get that big noisy tv out of the charming lobby, it ruins the whole ambiance connected with the summit, come on folks theres tv in your rooms, don't need one in such a lovely old world atmosphereGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice historic hotel"
close to a lot of day trips, like lauel caverns,casino,ohoipile,falling waters.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel in the Laurel Highlands"
Stayed at The Historic Summit Inn for 2 nights this fall, very nice,although the room was old looking it was very comfortable and charming. The lobby was a great place to hang out and relax. Staff very friendly and helpful and food was very good, would definitely come back again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A Nice, Clean, Classic hotel"
The hotel is very quaint and well kept. The room was small but extremely clean and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"All around perfect!"
Staff was extremely helpful and friendly. A bit chilly the evening that we arrived and the beautiful stone fireplace with rocking chairs and lounging couch was just what we needed after a long drive. The ambiance of this period hotel was lovely with its grand stair way. It was like stepping back in time. Also, had dinner at the restaurant. Highly recommend […] their homemade chicken pot pie and spaghetti and meatballs. Service great and staff efficient. I would highly recommend The Summit and recommend to others. And...don't forget to bring your bathing suit for the grand size indoor, heated pool!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fun to stay in an old historic hotel such as this"
Being a senior, I can recall having traveled this road many years ago and seeing this beautiful hotel on top of the mountain, what fun to finally stay there, even though I was not able to do so in it's prime. Comfortable room, poor lighting, wonderful breakfast and the best possible view as we had, with an appearance of a rainbow as we looked at the […] incredible view below. Give it a try! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet, relaxing night."
My wife and I stayed at the Summit Inn for our one year anniversary. It was very nice and I would definitely go back. The only negative I have is that we found a dirty washcloth in our bathroom, but the staff was very apologetic and quickly moved us into a new, upgraded room. The bed was very comfortable and I've never stayed at a hotel that was so […] quiet in my life...amazing! Also, we got a complimentary breakfast that was delicious. I would recommend a stat to anyone I know. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Fall View!"
We had a beautiful roo with a breathtaking view down the mountain!Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel is beautiful, well kept and the staff were friendly and helpful. It has a large deck from which to view the mountains (unfortunately it also faces the road). There was also a large covered porch and some smaller porches. The bar was small but cozy. The breakfast menu was very good. The only issue we had was that the hotel advertised a spa […] tub but it was under construction, which was disappointing. The indoor pool was large and a comfortable temperature but it was annoying that the staff was cleaning the pool while we were swimming. We thought they should have done that before the pool opened. Overall it was a pleasant, relaxing stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"An Historic Hotel in a Great Locaiton"
The hotel is very historic. It sits on the top of a hill overlooking a valley and the view is terrific. You can sit on the veranda or the outdoor dining area and take in the view. It is outstanding. The staff is very helpful. The facility is well maintained and kept clean. It is a little worn, but that adds to the historic ambiance. The restaurant is […] very good and we enjoyed every meal we had there, especially the breakfast. We think it is the best value, classy hotel in the area. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The room was fine and spacious. The food was quite good. Very much enjoyed the scallops. The staff was nice and friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
We stayed here for two nights. This magnificent, historic inn may not have some of the modern amenities of newer hotels, but it has an ambiance that the newer places just can't match. The staff was, without exception, friendly and helpful. The rooms were not over-the-top fancy but were certainly more than adequate. We had a view down the valley from […] our window. Most of the time in the room is spent sleeping, and the beds were definitely comfortable. We had dinner here one evening out on the veranda. The service and the food were both very good. And you must watch the sunset from the large front porch. It's a perfect way to end the day! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Geat old place!"
This is a pleasant, old fasioned hotel. Our only complaint is that the hotel only had 8 rooms occupied yet we were given a room at the back. All of the front rooms have a spectacular view of the Pennsylvania countryside. Ask for a room with a view!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to falling water"
Great ambiance and terrific staff. Pleasant surpriseGenuine Expedia guest review
Very helpful staff and very comfortable place to stay. Very convenient to the Frank LLoyd Wright properties in the area.Genuine Expedia guest review
emplacement magnifique, tres belle vue, belle terrasse pour le repas du soirGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"charmant et hors du temps"
charmant et hors du temps, un hôtel qui a une âme. on y mange très bien et le personnel est parfait. point d'étape idéal pour qui veut visiter Falling water house, à 25mn en voiture.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Room need renovation"
The food was quite ok, except the big portion of breaded calmari that we skipped to eat. The room was big enough. Didn't like the wall-to-wall carpet in the room. Those should not be used today.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Foggy but Excellent"
03/08/14 John_HWesterville Westerville
Business beckoned us out to the Laurel Highlands of Western PA. I had been there before and saw this piece of history from the past century. I made a note that if I was ever to visit this area again for an overnight, I would try this place. I made the reservation, and asked for a room with a view out over the magnificent valley, no problem was them response. Upon arrival, the weather was not going to cooperate, as visa biliary may have been 50 feet. It stayed that way the remainder of the short trip. The accommodations, food, staff, just everything was perfect! Large well appointed room overlooking the front porch roof (would have had a view for miles except for the fog) with a comfortable bed, I had everything I needed. We ate supper and breakfast in the dining room and were very pleased with both. They wait staff were fast and caring to our needs and wants. The desk clerk told us a bit of the history after dinner that night, taking time to point out some of the notable features of the large lobby/sitting area. I will absolutely visit this old Inn again when I'm in the area. One note, there are no elevators for those who can't climb steps. There are ground floor rooms available.
"Historic is code for mean worn out"
11/14/13 Chris L Livermore, California
I recently stayed here while on a business trip. Let me start by stating that the staff are very nice. This hotel boasts that it is one of Americas "Grand Hotels". It may have been back in the 20s, 30s an even the 40s. Now it is a tired and worn hotel. I have stayed in historic hotels in Yellowstone and Yosemite and they are much nicer. There is no elevator, there is no internet in the rooms, there are no even floors, the baseboards are chipped, the walls have scuffs, the door jams are warped, I found socks in my drawer, I found candy wrappers on the floor, I found several bobby pins on the floor, You hear semi rigs airbrakes going down the grade all night long, and during my stay the restaurant was closed for the season. I know for a fact that you can remodel and still stay true to the period instead of slapping yet another coat of paint on, but this requires an investment and some give darn. I would not stay again. While it wasn't horrible it did fall very short of my expectations.
"Historic, Charming, and Worth the stop! A US 40 MUST-SEE"
11/03/13 lauramaymuse Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
We're the folks who can't miss an historic stop (this one is worth it!!). We were on our way back from the D.C. area via automobile, and decided to take old US Route 40, instead of the Interstate. Good choice!! We mapped it out so that we would have an overnight in Farmington, which is very close to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. Even if we weren't interested in seeing those Frank Lloyd Wright houses, this stop would have still been on our list. It's a feat of architecture, especially when you consider when it was built: turn of the Century. It's perched on the edge of the Allegheny Mountain that overlooks Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in the valley below. The vista is absolutely breathtaking - any time of year is gorgeous! Our stop this time was during July. It was hot outdoors in July, but there is an indoor pool with floor to ceiling windows and doors also overlooking the valley. The outdoor pool was being renovated (brand new since 1924, when it was the World's First Outdoor Olympic Size pool). it's heated now - thanks to the long summer of work. What a great update!! Any visit to the Historic Summit Inn could be enjoyed without ever leaving the grounds. There is a great restaurant, and the food is better than average. The best part about dining there, is the huge 2-story veranda! You will see one of the best sunsets EVER, from that spot! The staff at the Inn are accommodating and kind. We paid extra for our little dog to stay with us. There are a few rooms dedicated to this type of 'family travel,' and the staff was helpful and kind about his occupancy. They also helped guide us to Fallingwater, and to a few other eating establishments. They answered our many questions about the history of the town, and the Inn. We appreciated their assistance. Only one notable and unfavorable experience here: We were enjoying breakfast in their Dining Room, when a Server sprayed a chemical product at a nearby table. Even for people without respiratory conditions, this was a big No-No. A sudden respiratory attack ruined our meal, and we had to abandon our food. There was no real apology from the wait staff, only shock. Sadly, they probably didn't realize how dangerous those products can be. Fortunately, the Front Desk personnel came to our aid. They allowed us a later Check-Out time, due to the fact that we needed to use our portable nebulizer, etc. They apologized profusely when we were finally leaving, and even suggested that they would address the issue with Management, and try to find a long-term solution to that problem. A simple bottle of water and vinegar, or sanitizer, is much less dangerous than Windex or other harsh chemical products. Thank you for considering this. Otherwise, we had a very nice and memorable stay at the Historic Summit Inn. The food was good, the rooms were adequate (they're old, accept that), and the warmth and history filling the main areas are worth every penny spent here. If you're able and willing, stop and stay here. Be prepared to immerse yourself in a time gone-by. The Inn might cause you to slow down, read a book, or just take a nice nap after feasting your eyes on the beauty of your surroundings. Make sure to read up on this place -- it has a lot of claim to fame!
11/02/13 CCS_TX Lake Jackson, Texas
We selected this hotel after an online search for places near Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob. There are no elevators so those with mobility limitations should inquire about first floor rooms. Views are spectacular especially with the autumn foliage. There are numerous outdoor porches, but the temperatures were too cold to enjoy them. The room was average. Bathroom and sink areas were small and dimly lit. Walls are paper thin.
"Basically very good."
10/29/13 ejm1844 Stony Brook, NY
We stayed at the Summit Hotel during a visit to Fallingwater. We found the property charming, the staff very helpful and friendly and the food pretty good. We asked for a quiet room and got one in the rear of the building away from traffic noise. A hotel highlight is the great view from the terraces - if you are lucky enough to find an empty chair to view the sunset.
"My back still hurts!"
10/27/13 Marla57 Frederick, Maryland
We planned a trip through PA the beginning of October and stayed one night at this Inn and we were so glad it was just one night. We had booked and paid extra for an 'updated' room. The room did not seem very updated at all. The carpet showed wear and smelled, some of the furniture veneer was cracked, the lighting in the room was very dim. I know this is a historic place but that doesn't mean they can't upgrade some. Our room was full of stink bugs that could have been cleaned up before we got to our room. It gave us the feeling that this room had not been used in a while. They came and cleaned (the best they could I guess, we still had bugs) and we tried to make the best of it.The property/porch is nice for sitting and reading if the weather is ok. We were trying to make it an adventure so we tried to overlook the fact that the room had one chair only and was drab looking. The next day we were headed to Falling Rock at Nemacolin so we decided not to shower in the very small (we understand that these old historic places have small bathrooms) and not very clean shower and wait till we got to Nemacolin. Small bathroom I get, not clean and not having the water stopper in the bottom of tub was not acceptable. Well it was time for dinner at the Inns restaurant, OMG again we felt like a slap in the face, We sat for 20 mins and NOBODY even looked at us. We were celebrating our 24th anniversary and nothing! Finally my husband called over someone and she was not our server, she was very nice and apologized and said she would help us. She took our order and the girl that was supposed to help us came by as well. Dinner was cold and tasteless, at this point we we just wanted to go to bed, get a good night sleep and look forward to Nemacoiln. They were always nice here but that didn't make up for lack of effort. We got to or room and decided to just go to bed and get up early and leave since there was only one chair and no internet and we couldn't sit n bed and read so we went to sleep...well we got it in bed. Nooooooo I almost cried. The bed was so old and we both sunk to the middle and really tried to find a way to work our way to our respective ends of the bed to try to sleep, but kept sliding to the middle and sinking. The mattress was so soft and old, we both were up all night, listening to the trucks going by. They charged us almost $300 for this mess and it was just ridicules. I can see maybe $100 for a place like this but I don't care how old it is if you cant sleep, and the shower is dirty (as well as the room) and only one chair, their was zero comfort in the entire place except for the chairs out front (thank god it was a nice day out). Well, needless to say we were up all night and they were nice about adjusting the price some (not nearly enough for what we got). We chalked this up to an experience and talked on our way how the Historic Summit Inn was a wonderful piece of property with great views if they would just upgrade the room, add more seating, remove carpets and NEW BEDS they would have a place worth another try. They are upgrading the outside (new pool and hot tub ) but I think the real work is needed inside. Also, they need to train their restaurant help before putting them on the floor alone. I wish this place luck, but it was a bad start to our adventure. I gave this place 2 starts mainly because of the horrible bed and the lack comfortable seating (besides the desk) sitting at the desk is not a good option while they are trying to relax. They did not offer coffee in the rooms you had to go down MANY flights of steep stairs to get your morning coffee. I am surprised by the many good reviews. I understand this is an historic and because of this has some quirks, but I still stand by the fact that the bed and furnishings in the room should give comfort for what is charged. The most important part of any stay is a comfortable bed (at least one that doesn't have lumps and bumps where you sink in the middle)
"Lovely location;needs some updating"
10/20/13 vakamalua reston, va
We stayed for two nights over an October weekend. We appreciated that this an over 100 year old historic property with a very interesting history. It has a beautiful view from the comfortable front porch (in good weather). The lobby is very charming with a real fireplace and comfy chairs. We had booked and paid extra for an 'updated' room. The room did not seem very updated at all. The carpet showed wear, some of the furniture veneer was cracked, the lighting in the room was very dim, the bathroom was very tight with a towel bar hidden up under the curtains. There was no soap or tissues in the room but the front desk apologized and we got them promptly. The bed was only so-so. Be aware that there is no elevator. We had two good breakfasts in the on-site restaurant--an omelet one day and the homemade granola another. Overall, it was a bit disappointing for the price we paid but the location was a good base for exploring the sites we came to see--the two Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Ohiopyle State Park and dinner at the local winery.
10/15/13 sweetagitta Baltimore, Maryland
We spent 3 wonderful days at The Summit Inn. I don't remember ever being so relaxed. Between the beautiful views from the porches and the wood burning fireplace in the lobby, the scene was set. The Summit is a historic hotel and that's what gives it its charm. It is a classic! The staff was friendly, the environment warm and welcoming, the owner present and charming....I could go on and on. I highly recommend getting away from the hustle and bustle and going back in time to a more gracious period.
"Great Old Hotel, Friendly Staff"
10/14/13 Brad P Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Summit Inn, while not as overtly opulent as its more contemporary neighbor at Nemicolin, is a great and comfortable historic property and perfect for a romantic getaway. Yes, its an old property and has all of the quirks as well as all of the charm and attention to detail of a 100 year old property. The lobby has a fantastically comfortable atmosphere and is a perfect place to sit by the fire and enjoy a cocktail or a game of cards. The large front porch is ideal for catching a sunset. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and well appointed. The staff could not have been nicer to us, especially Faye at the Wunder Bar and Eileen in Mae's restaurant. They went out of our way to make us feel welcome. The food in Mae's was excellent and fairly priced. We'd go back again in a heartbeat.
"We wouldn't return."
10/10/13 love_those_wings MI
Our room was not ready when we got here and since it would be an hour wait, we took a different room. The lady at the desk was a bit sour. It was a king room, with the bed and a chair, no desk. So, one of us had to sit or lay on the bed. The bathroom had a nice pedestal sink, but there wasn't a place to set anything. NO internet in our room. We were told that we could connect in the lobby, but that didn't work either. Several other guests were trying and no one was getting online. I think a continental breakfast should have been available for the price. The view to the west was great and it was close to Fallingwater and the Ohiopyle State Park.
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