I attend a Bd. Meeting in Macon twice a year and always stay at the 1842 Inn. The first time was for its close location to my meeting. Ever since... read more it has been for the beauty and comfort of the place and, most importantly, for the true Southern friendliness of every staff member. Although long a Yankee, I was raised in the South and attended Mercer Law School in Macon. Lots about the South that I hate, but will always love the charm and friendliness. 1842 captures it all, from the huge veranda and columns, to the gardens to the living and dining rooms to the authentic bedrooms (I prefer one of the King rooms upstairs in the main house). What REALLY sets it apart is the staff. From whomever is at the desk, to the ladies in the kitchen, (this is a B&B with a delicious breakfast included) everyone always has a big smile for you. Most notable is Gloria, who mans the desk in the evening. She absolutely can’t do enough for you, and always with a smile. I don’t know if they have ANY turnover since it seems like the same staff every time for the five years I have been going. This time of year there are lots of customers on the way to Florida. Bottom line: sure beats a motel. Relax and escape to the Old South for a night or two. More
The 1842 Inn is just gorgeous. From the moment we walked under the giant columns of the front porch I was in love ! Even better was sitting on the... read more rockers on the front porch watching the sun set. If only I could sit on that porch all day every day ! Welcomed by our hosts EJ and Gloria, I wish we had of stayed more than one night. Take me back please !
Wayne C 9/24/2019
Traveling to Florida from Michigan, we decided to stay at places with character. This one has it in droves.
It was a mansion built for the mayor of Macon in,... read more you guessed it, 1842. For a mansion this old it was surprisingly quiet, with good HVAC.
Our night hostess was charming and helpful. She not only checked us in, she also gave us a recommendation for a dinner restaurant.
Thomas S 9/03/2019
Great hotel option for anyone passing through town. I stayed here on a work trip and felt like I was on a vacation. Friendly staff, clean, and great... read more ordures at check in. Parking is in the back and is accessed on the side of the building through the small sidewalk looking driveway.
They have two buildings on the property. We stayed in the back building which is a 1900 home moved to the site. Our room was well furnished and included an... read more antique armoire. They serve a good breakfast ( you pick the item the day before ) in the parlor of the main house. The staff is friendly and bends over backward to help with whatever you need. The location is on College avenue where many restored restored antebellum mansions exist.
frederick k 4/26/2019
Found it here on TripAdvisor, booked it in advance and arrived in the early evening. We were warmly greeted by their night staff person, who showed us to our room... read more and directed us to a great local restaurant. Book it! We stayed in the suite named after one of the founders of the local college, Mercer. Well worth it.
We checked in late in the afternoon and the lady who greeted us and showed us to our rooms was true southern hospitality in every way! She ushered us around... read more the property and made us feel so welcome! The rooms were beautiful and very historic ( I was impressed by the photos of those who have also stayed there-Cher, Oprah, etc.-that's good in my book!) and the lovely authentic antiques. The rooms were very clean (sometimes I dread bed and breakfasts worried about mold) and the mattress was so comfortable. The appetizers before dinner were great (warm cheese straws) and the breakfast was incredible-so decadent! I would definitely stay there again!
We were lucky to stay at this beautiful inn while visiting our granddaughter at Mercer University. Our room was large and comfortable and the breakfast and afternoon goodies delicious. What... read more really stood out was the staff. They were attentive, accommodating, and friendly. They did all the could to make our stay memorable. When visiting again, we will certainly return to the 1842 Inn.
Was reluctant as I have had some b&b experiences that drove me to box hotels. But from service to room this gave my stay something I have not had... read more in a long time, a sense of something extra. My new home in Macon. Hats of to 1842. You made this cynic a fan and excited to return.
Amos G 3/17/2019
My husband and I were in Macon for only one night and instead of staying at a hotel off I-75 we decided to be adventurous. The 1842 Inn was a... read more lovely choice! The historic Inn has very comfortable accommodations and more importantly the staff and overall service was exceptional! Complimentary breakfast was delicious. Can’t say enough about the staff and hospitality!