"Top of the Hill"
The lobby and our upstairs room were everything we expected. Our second room downstairs was not as spacious nor as clean. There was a musty smell and the the furniture in the room was awkwardly placed. Highly recommend requesting an upstairs room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great sunsets on the veranda"
We enjoyed our stay in this historic hotel. It is not a lavish place but it is clean. The staff is very nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Trip Back In Time"
Staying at this hotel was like taking a trip back in time. The appearance and furnishings made it feel as if I walked into the place as it was back in the early 1900's. The staff were awesome and the overall experience was great! Our only disappointment was with the internet service. The hotel amenities listed that internet was available, but I was […] disappointed to find out that it was available in the lobby only, not in the guest rooms. I would definitely stay there again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
A decent old hotel. Common spaces nice in an "old-fashioned" way. Rooms adequate. Included breakfast acceptable. Priced appropriately. Only complaints: a bit musty smelling. And terrible tv reception, especially at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great classy old hotel"
Very near to Fallingwater and lots of other outdoor activities. Grand old hotel with lovely staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful! Hotel was amazing. Food in the restaurant was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing experience; great deal"
Be prepared for smaller rooms and older furnishings in bath because this is a building on historical registry. But everything else is up to date and fab. Staff very friendly. Ask for the historical tour. Two pools. Golf course. Views to knock your socks off. We will come back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It's an old hotel from another era, it has it's charms there is room for improvement in the comfort of the beds, and quit needs more modern ac units. That being said it's not a bad place for a short stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I will return as soon as possible. The staff went above & beyond basic services. The food alone was worth the 5 hour drive. Our room was spotless, the view incredible, one could stay in the pool until turned into a prune. The ambiance was peaceful, relaxing, and in total contrast to the "cookie cutter" modern hotels. Totally therapeutic for the stressed. […] Many points of interest and activities in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel and staff were wonderful, a perfect getaway. Not too crowded.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Was a perfect location, close to several sites.Hotel itself was beautiful with fantastic views.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Indy 500 Weekend!"
This hotel is so centrally located and easy to get to off the interstate. It is in the heart of downtown...within walking distance to everything. The beds were dreamy. Due to the busy weekend and all the festivities it was a bit loud from street noise-partying and motorcycles all night long. The air-conditioner in our room was also extremely load and […] it was a very hot weekend. The other complaint would be that on our side of the hotel one of the two elevators was out of order for the entire weekend!!! That created long waits for the remaining elevators. Overall we had a great stay and trip! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very convenient to Laurel Caverns & Falling Water"
The hotel staff were all very warm, friendly, and helpful. The included breakfast was very good (you order off of a good-sized menu, as opposed to the usual buffet.) The room was clean but a bit cramped, especially the bathrooms. However, the location is very close to Laurel Caverns and we would certainly stay there again in the future!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
beautiful historic hotel set in the rolling hills , an amazing breakfast was included. Sweeping views off the porches and balconies. Cozy Fireplaces, Great work out room. Indoor pool was musty and in damp basement. Nice trails for a morning walk. 15 minutes from Frank Lloyd Wrights Falling Waters .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"Summing up the Summit!"
Chose this hotel as it came recommended on the Fallingwater website (we'd been visiting there beforehand). So, okay, the outdoor carpeting is a tad surreal (especially when it's raining!) and the Inn's most glamourous days may be behind it (you can't deny it's wealth of history) BUT I loved it!! Check-in staff were lovely, lobby is huge and all wood, […] Faye the barmaid was a delight BUT the highlight has to be the veranda! Watching the sunset over the town, flanked by huge white pillars, is a memory I will savour! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com 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
07/21/14 Kmc4593 Fairview park
Stayed here for a nearby family wedding. Bummed that the outdoor pool wasn't ready but the wide porches and open veranda were great for visiting and relaxing- day and night. Interior is older but beautifully restored. Great spot to catch up with family over a great view.
"wonderful old charm and great dinner"
07/19/14 DHN1 Morgantown
We own a farm about 20 miles away and some of the locals were speaking highly of the restaurant to we drove up the mountain on a Saturday eve a week ago. What a nice surprise in your own backyard! We decided to forgo the view and eat in the dining room. The place is old but beautifully maintained/restored. Our waitress, Kim, was such a pleasure to converse with and clued us in on some of the history of the place. She was well versed on the menu and had some recomendations. I have to say I really like calamari and when she told me that they do little frying and it was baked and served kung pow style I was shy, but she insisted I would like it. Well, Kim was right, it was the best and most uniquely done calamari I have ever had. My partner had liver and onions as she said the onions were marinated and yummy. He enjoyed every bite. I ordered the shrimp and chicken jumbaliah that was every bite yum! As too wine by the glass was reasonable priced $8 for premium and at the end of dinner and too full for any more with the nice size portions< Kim had to tell us about some really great home made desserts. I said no but my partner got home made blackberry cobbler to go and raved about how good it was back at the farm. I asked Kim about checking out the view without all the people as the porch dining area was full and she sent us downstairs to the banquet room area where we enjoyed the view off the mountain privately. What great rooms they were for social functions with stone fireplace etc. Was greatly impressed with the property. Will be returning.
"GREAT LOCATION, GOOD TIME"
07/16/14 TERRY F Fairport, New York
PERFECT for Fallingwater and even closer to Fort Necessity. It's an old inn with small rooms, but clean and friendly. It's also huge with lots of porches and a huge view. Dinner with a view on a nice night is a must - attentive service, adequate menu and perfect cooking. Same with breakfast in the dining room.
"Historic Hotel-forgetable experience"
07/14/14 NoraK22 Morgantown, Pennsylvania
My husband and I were looking for a relaxing weekend getaway. I discovered the Inn through a link on the Fallingwater website. Reviews (prior to 6/14) overall were positive, though some did mention (from 2013) that the outdoor pool had not been completed. The Inn's website utilized an image of the outdoor pool on the homepage and when I booked (May/June) it said that the outdoor pool would be opened 1st week of July. I know it sounds fussy, but about 80% of the reason I booked the Inn was because of the outdoor pool (I know weather can be a factor but it was not in our case). When we arrived, we saw that the pool filled with water and with chairs around it but it was barricaded by construction fencing. The front desk informed us it was not open because the PoolHouse was still under construction. We asked to speak to a manager to express our disappointment. The manager did apologize but offered no means of restitution and trivialized our concern by saying it was supposed to have been completed last year and they were not even sure they were going to redo it since they only have about a month & half outdoor pool season. She also stated it normally was not a really big deal since most guests do not come there for the pool. Well, we did and I feel a concern of a guest should be a concern of management. We were reminded there was an indoor pool but it is heated and the water was cloudy so it did not seem appealing. I do not feel it is right to use the pool in your marketing and to have a billboard directly in front of the Inn that offers an outdoor pool if you do not have one to use. The Inn had other issues as well. Within 5 min of being in our room, I had to kill 2 flies buzzing on the windows with my shoe, one of the drapery pull rods was unattached and laying on the windowsill, one of the three light bulbs in the bathroom was out and there were hairs on the blankets . The scenic porch's carpet tiles were pulled up at the corners creating a tripping hazard. The staff was friendly and the view from the veranda was beautiful. The location was convenient to Fallingwater and the Ohiopyle State Park. My husband and I may be back to the Ohiopyle area but we will not be back to the Historic Summit Inn.
"Summing up the view from the Summit!"
07/13/14 DumDumBoy London, England
Chose this hotel at the last minute (visited Fallingwater and found this recommended on their website) - perfect location for us, moments away from Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece. Booked thru' Hotels.com (so got a great rate for one night). So for me and the D this turned out to be perfect. Yes the outdoor carpeting is a tad surreal (and on a sun/rain evening like ours, the squelchiness underfoot was a little bizarre) and, yes, the Inn's most glamourous days may be behind it (but you can't deny it's wealth of history). AND...I loved it here! Check-in staff were lovely, the open feel to the lobby was wonderful, all that wood. The room was clean and quiet and we had an actual key! The bar (of cents) was great! Faye, our barmaid, was a star (the D's supper had cold fries, this was sorted in an instant and she waived the D's drink bill). So to the undeniable highlight...the Veranda! Quite, quite wonderful! As the sun set, the views just got better and better! (see the attached photographs)
"Classic Hotel - POOR MANAGEMENT"
07/12/14 Rich D Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
First let me say this "Episode" ranks as the worst hotel experience we have had to date. I will list out everything that was wrong below and you can decide for yourself if you really want to spend your money here or just save the time and slam your head in a door. Let me give you a little background as to how the story that played out. We reserved the bridal suite along with 8 other rooms for Friday (a day most hotels are not busy). We are local people, local business owners, and believe in supporting other local businesses in the community. Before we even got to the hotel we were "scolded" by the manager for not booking our rooms at least 6 months in advance. She was actually not going to give us any rooms because somehow we had caused her an "inconvenience" by not booking 6 months in advance. Really?!?!? This was just the beginning of a very "memorable" experience that we will be talking about for years to come. Read more below............. 1. First we rented the bridal suite along with 8 rooms for friends and family. We had first attempted to charge the room on the Credit Card that we reserved the room on. They would not do that. So then we gave them our Marriott Visa Card for the room. They then claimed our credit card was declined. I called the credit card company because we thought the card had been compromised and the account flagged. They checked everything out and side the hotel NEVER RAN THE CARD. They simply wanted to make things difficult. Mind you at this point everyone for the wedding is standing in the lobby waiting to check in, but could not. Finally we got used another Credit Card and somehow it mysteriously worked. I just felt like they were very degrading and their conduct was unacceptable. 2. We finally check into the bridal suite. You would think that since you are renting the bridal suite for a wedding the hotel would be courteous enough to make sure the room had the A/C turned on at the least. Nope....A/C was off!! Somebody had apparently shut the breaker off to try and make us "more comfortable"......really?!?!?!? 3. The room should have had towels, toilet paper, tissues etc....right?!?!? Wrong again.....no toilet paper or towels. 4. Finally.....after the wedding everyone arrives back at the hotel around 11:30 or so. We are told that "WE BETTER NOT CAUSE ANY TROUBLE BECAUSE THEY WILL SEND UP A SECURITY GUARD AND HAVE US REMOVED"??!?!?!? What kind of place is this? Honestly this is one local business we or our friends will never support ever again. I just didn't think there we business owners like this in our community, but there are. I did this review to make sure everyone is aware so you don't have high expectations as I did.
"Beautiful Hotel ... Customer Service lacking."
07/08/14 hugs4tree Morgantown, West Virginia
I want this review to be fair. I will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly. Also note you are getting this from the perspective of a Bride who had her wedding at this place AND had over 40 guests staying in house for a 3 day weekend. That being said.... Reservation process is a mess. I've read other reviews and seen others complain about this and I just can't believe that it's still not fixed.... when you email them online to make a reservation it goes nowhere. You will NEVER get a return call or email. This was confusing for a lot of my guests making reservations. I was never offered an apology and instead was constantly told, "The online feature doesn't work... your guests need to call us." Unfortunately when they are closed you can only call Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm. I can't speak for any of my other guests about check-in but I will just say that to me they were very curt. Every interaction I had with the front desk they were either slightly rude or at best uninterested. As if my questions were bothering them or I should've known the answer already. I don't recall seeing the staff smile often. As far as the pool goes the indoor one is nice. WHY they are building that huge outdoor bathroom and changing place I don't know. And the fact that the outdoor pool and hot tub were obviously ready for use but they wouldn't allow it because of the construction of the outdoor structure was torture to many of my guests. Okay. So what do they do right. Well the food here is AMAZING. Everything I ate at the hotel whether it was breakfast, lunch, or dinner was delicious. I also felt that the food was reasonably priced. The wait staff was courteous and always quick with bringing stuff out. The rooms we were in were remodeled and nice. When we stayed in the Harding Suite it was perfect for us with the amount of people we had in and out of our room visiting us. Plus the overall ambiance of the hotel is nice. I love the old world look and I felt totally at home with the size of the hotel. I just wish the staff here would be nicer! I would love to come back for my one year anniversary but probably won't because of the way they treated us. I have never experienced anything like that at any hotel I've stayed at. My husband and I travel a lot so we have a lot of reference. Not to mention my husband is even more upset with the way they treated us than I am. He paid for our entire wedding and he felt with the amount of money we spent they should've been accommodating us in every way possible. (I agree!)
"Treehouse Experience & Dinner"
07/05/14 Bob G Uniontown, Pennsylvania
We toured the new treehouse that is located behind the Summit Inn. It's about a quarter of a mile hike through the scenic woodlands to the treehouse located behind the Inn, so wear some comfortable shoes. Our guide for the walking tour was outstanding...giving us a historical overview of the Inn and amenities as we walked. It was a beautiful early evening and we could see the outline of highrise buildings in downtown Pittsburgh from our treehouse vantage point, some 50 miles away. After our tour, we returned to the Inn for cocktails and dinner. Service in the diningroom and food were excellent. As we capped-off our evening, the beautiful sun set...a great view from the open porches of the Inn.
"Tour of Summit Inn New Treehouse"
06/26/14 Yellows2neTraveler Garards Fort, PA
Toured the New Treehouse with a huge group and the staff handled it well. The new Treehouse is wonderful--loved the bridge and the decor. Missed the airing in January 2014 on TV. We will return with other family to tour again.We hope they will build another Treehouse with a "kid theme" too. We were here about 2 hours to walk and see the Treehouse. Views are magnificent!
"Not friendly to Locals"
06/26/14 mikieed Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I just tried booking a room for a romantic evening for our second Anniversary so I drove up to talk to them in person. I wanted a room for Saturday night and they said you must book for two nights on the weekend. After explaining that we are wedding photographers and couldn't do Friday night also and that we just wanted to spend a romantic night and dinner at their place she still said she could not do anything. I'm not sure this is the way to treat locals who would refer your hotel and restaurant to out of town guest.
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