Must-Visit Boutique Hotels in + Around Montclair

Sometimes R&R costs hundreds of dollars in spa treatments and maybe even translates to an international excursion (wishful thinking?) and other times, it’s a night away from all the madness within a 10-minute drive of your front door. We’ve rounded up a list of boutique hotels in Essex County that will leave any guest feeling well-rested, recharged, and ready to conquer the world.  

Les Saisons Bed and Breakfast | 304 Elmwood Avenue, Maplewood

Les Saisons

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Les Saisons is a French, Victorian-era home that is surrounded by lush greenery and gardens, perfect for quaint walks and sunset viewings. Les Saisons translates to “the seasons” in French and represents the themes that can be found in each of the four standard rooms. There are also two suites that can accommodate a small group or family.

Les Saisons

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The house is filled with genuine antique furniture, decor, and oil paintings that transport guests to a different period of time; a true getaway. The delicious, complimentary breakfast is prepared by the hosts every morning and served in the spacious grand dining room. Located nearby lively downtown Maplewood, which is filled with dining and shopping, Les Saisons is also close to local parks, a golf course, and the Short Hills Mall.

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The George | 37 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair

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This private residence turned boutique hotel is owned by Montclair native and beauty icon Bobbi Brown in partnership with her husband Steven Plofker. The couple purchased the property in 2012, shortly after the building was designated as a historic landmark, and designed each of the 32 rooms to have a unique aesthetic.

the george

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In addition to being pet-friendly, rooms are equipped with furnishings and amenities from top brands like SMEG, Casper, Dyson, and Nespresso. The hotel is also situated within walking distance to Bloomfield Avenue shopping and restaurants, the Montclair Art Museum, and Van Vleck House and Gardens. Learn more about The Montclair Girl team visit at The George here.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel | 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange

The Wilshire Grand Hotel

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A premier hotel and event space, The Wilshire Grand Hotel, is highly regarded as one of the best in the area by Wedding Wire and Trip Advisor. It offers all the luxurious amenities of a large chain hotel, like a fitness center, conference rooms, and event spaces while still maintaining a local, boutique flair.

The Wilshire Grand Hotel

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The hotel provides free breakfast for all guests and is pet-friendly. For the avid golfer, The Wilshire Grand is also located between not one, not two, but three country clubs. Eagle Rock Reservation is a short drive away for those looking to explore the hiking trails and experience some of the county’s greatest scenic views. 

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Westminster Hotel | 550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston

Westminster Hotel

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Modern and chic, this hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the Livingston shopping scene and is just steps away from the Cedar Hill Country Club. At the Westminster, the rooms are bright and spacious and the mindset is eco-friendly.

Westminster Hotel

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The hotel’s utilities are powered by solar panels, there are robust recycling and reuse programs, and the linens within the room are organic. There is a sleek indoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi as well as an extensive fitness center equipped with cardio machines, mats for yoga and stretching, and screens for entertainment among other features. As of August 3rd, guests can now also indulge their taste buds at the long-awaited restaurant located in the hotel, The Feathered Fox, which is run by Executive Chef Chris Siversen of Maritime Parc (Jersey City). 


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Gabriela grew up in Bergen County and moved to the Montclair area in 2016 in search of new experiences. She fell in love with the restaurant scene and stayed for the diversity, culture, and entrepreneurial spirit. Outside of her 9-5 as a Construction Operations Manager in Manhattan, you can find her enjoying meals at all her favorite restaurants, jamming out during Nine-Deeez-Nite at Just Jakes, or sitting outside Amanti Vino sipping wine with friends.