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353 College St, Macon, GA 31201-1636
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 17/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 70 hotels in Macon
The 1842 Inn blends the amenities of a grand hotel and the ambiance of a country inn. The guest rooms and public areas of the inn dwell within a Greek Revival antebellum house and an adjoining Victorian house that share a quaint courtyard and gardens. The nineteen guest rooms, parlors, and library are tastefully designed with fine English antiques and paintings, oriental carpets, tapestries and elaborate draperies.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
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Air conditioning
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Taylor B wrote a review 1 Nov
Chicago, Illinois7376 contributions5983 helpful votes
Built in 1842, this Greek Revival antebellum mansion has been converted into an elegant bed-and-breakfast, the No. 1 hotel in Macon, Georgia. Located at 353 College Street, at 2nd Avenue, nestled atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city, 1842 Inn oozes with architectural beauty, including 17 columns, a wraparound veranda and a front portico for guests to enjoy the scenery. The property also includes a bar/lounge, an adjacent Victorian cottage, fine English antiques and paintings, oriental carpets, tapestries and elaborate draperies. Is this Tara or what? My wife and I stayed here with friends in the 1990s but today the venue is even grander than ever. Luxurious, clean, sparkling, charming, what original owner John Gresham must have envisioned when the former mayor of Macon and wealthy merchant designed the house and while he lived in it until 1900. Interestingly, my wife and I booked the John Gresham Room for our visit. Located upstairs in the mansion, it features a king-size bed, private bathroom, free wi-fi, flat screen TV and iron and ironing board. Guests immediately sense they are in for a special experience upon arrival, when they are greeted with complimentary hor d'oeuvres. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free parking, concierge, complimentary internet access and a complimentary full breakfast with a morning newspaper. This is what Southern hospitality is all about.
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Date of stay: October 2021
katyrwalls wrote a review Oct 2021
Middleburg, Florida103 contributions32 helpful votes
I loved my room. Furnished as it would have been in Antebellum times but with all the comforts of today. The breakfast was fantastic. Get the Strawberry French Toast. The bed was very comfy, and the staff was great.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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RonnieSEUnitedStates wrote a review Oct 2021
Dunedin, Florida124 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed for one night in late September 2021. The place is a bit shabby but charming decor and well located. Our smallish room (George Walton Room) was on the first floor with a door opening to the outside back porch of the house. When we adjusted the air conditioner blasting cold air we noticed a very disagreeable musty, damp odor permeating the room. We think the odor came from the wall to wall carpeting — what appeared to be a heavy synthetic carpet that needed cleaning and/or was retaining water. It was not a comfortable night. We both had stuffy noses in the morning and were thankful we were only spending one night there. Otherwise the staff was friendly and the bathroom was clean.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Elvis wrote a review Sep 2021
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I researched the B&Bs in Macon, and 1842 Inn kept rising to the top. We elected to stay in the actual original home in the Macon Room, which was large and comfortable with fantastic light during the day and large windows overlooking the front yard. The service was FANTASTIC, especially in terms of Gloria and EJ, who waited on us extensively during our time spent enjoying the property. We had breakfast on the front porch, drank wine with our appetizers (included with the room) on the front porch, and were served fresh cookies the evening we stayed in. The breakfast is well presented, but limited in terms of other B&Bs we've stayed in. The scones are really delicious and made fresh on-site - don't miss them. The building itself is, well, quite old, and is in need of external painting, and some of the furniture in the room is in need of replacement. The room's bathroom was overly basic, and detracted quite a bit from the quaintness of our stay. And be aware that the rooms in the front of the home (2nd floor) will pick up any talking from the patio below, a problem one night when people stayed late and were on the louder side. Plenty of parking, and an easy walk to/from town. Eat at Dovetail for a fantastic elevated dinner!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Middle rooms in the original home offer the best stay away from the patio noise and better...
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WLM1972 wrote a review Sep 2021
Vincennes, Indiana82 contributions47 helpful votes
Hospitality was very good! We were in the Macon Room - bathroom was small, but maybe they are all that way. Bed comfy. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres were wonderful in the parkour - had good selection in the cash bar, but the desk clerk wasn’t sure how to mix the drinks. Breakfast was very good! Could have eaten in your room, the parkour or in nice courtyard area outside. Loved the big front porch - we enjoyed a bottle of wine there! If you drive a large vehicle, it is a little tight to pull into the registration entrance - we opted to park behind vs try this with a Suburban. Location is in a nice area with large beautiful properties! Would stay here again…….we also had dinner at Oliver’s Corner Bistro - wonderful dinner! 4 minute drive!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Park in back - plenty of parking. We took a walk - looked for the Riverwalk, but did not find it...
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Frequently Asked Questions about 1842 Inn
Which popular attractions are close to 1842 Inn?
Nearby attractions include St. Joseph's Catholic Church (0.7 km), Hay House (0.5 km), and Rose Hill Cemetery (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 1842 Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at 1842 Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at 1842 Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 1842 Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ocmulgee Brewpub, Dovetail Crafted Cuisine, and The Rookery.
Are there any historical sites close to 1842 Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hay House (0.5 km), Cannonball House (0.6 km), and Sidney Lanier Cottage (0.5 km).
Is 1842 Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.