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“Perfect-Inn at the Jersey Shore” 5 of 5 stars
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25 Tuttle Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762   |  
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Ranked #6 of 10 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
columbus ohio
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“Perfect-Inn at the Jersey Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Fabulous! Hellin and Joe are wonderful hosts. The Johnson House Inn is their family
treasure and the love is evident throughout the beautifully restored home. Renovations have left the inn comfortably elegant....open, light-filled and spotless. Location is perfect .......barely one gorgeous Spring Lake block from the beach and boardwalk and an easy walk to the charming town. From the beautiful front porch to the delicious banana bread, I give this inn two thumbs up! Spring Lake is the antidote to the typical NJ seaside community and The Johnson House Inn is the jewel in the crown for a very special relaxing visit. It is the kind of place that you leave planning your next, longer, visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

We have been visiting Spring Lake for many years and always look forward to our time at the Johnson House. This year was especially exciting for 2 reasons - introducing our baby daughter to a place we have loved for years, and seeing the fabulous renovation of the inn! The inn-keepers are warm and inviting and really make you feel welcome. The rooms are beautiful, summery, and relaxing. (We were also pleasantly surprised to see how all of the bathrooms were redone in the renovation) We couldn't recommend the Johnson House highly enough! In fact, we often refer to our annual trip as our "pilgrimage to the beach." It was great to see that even with an infant child, we were able to enjoy, relax and unwind at this little treasure.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morristown, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Our family has enjoyed the Johnson House Inn for many years and certainly plan to for many more. Upon our arrival we were greeted, as usual, by the friendly Inn keepers. The house has gone through some major renovations since our last visit and to our delight we found that “our room” (which we stay in every year) was completely new. Beyond our room renovations were obvious in every corner of the house and the attention to detail was surely not missed.

As always, our stay was wonderful and we can't say enough about the hospitality offered by the inn keepers, they go above and beyond to always make our stay the very best. Thank you Johnson House Inn for more great memories and we look forward to visiting again soon. Hopefully this hidden gem stays hidden.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

While a fantastic location and a beautiful house, I found myself walking away disappointed. First of all, not so sure what they are talking about when they say that it is a "Bed & Breakfast". Not so much on the breakfast part. There were a few sugary cereals (think Fruit loops) and a little bread. One day they brought out a quiche of sorts but that was about it. I found that we needed to go out to get more breakfast just an hour later. Also, they did not really have any cereals that were not high in sugar or corn syrup. As a result, my kids were on a sugar high and then crashed.

I did not feel all that welcome either. We wanted to relax on the porch and we were certainly discouraged from doing so. We felt as if we had to leave each night and could not relax on the porch before or after meals.

Rooms -- ok. A little outdated and sort of gross covers. Most hotels and B&Bs that I have been to recently have the covers that are beautiful white duvets that you know are washed every time you go. These ugly bedcovers were not washed in a LONG time.

In general not so impressed.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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greenwich,ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2009

My sister and I stayed at the Johnson house this past weekend and what a pleasant surprise. We were welcomed by the inn keepers as if we were part of their family. They spoke to us about the history of the inn and the Spring Lake area which was so interesting. We also spoke about our familes and how we would love to come back with our husbands and children. They shared stories of their own family and you could just feel the warmth and love when you stay there. I highly recommend this inn to all..

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2008

Pay no attention to that last review! This is a wonderful bed and breakfast! The inn is full of images of pinapples . . . which stand for hospitality! And hospitality abounded! We were warmly greeted. Our Many requests were met with a smile. And a wonderful comradery developed between the guests as we were so well treated. My children, ages 15 and 10, rated this one of our best vacations ever, right up there with an all inclusive to the Bahamas.

Listen, some people will complain no matter what, you can't make them happy. But for those of us who are looking for a family friendy vacation, in an inviting atmosphere, this is it! They supply everything you need for the perfect beach vacation: beach umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, balls and bicyles were at our disposal. We packed light and had no worries. There were great places to eat nearby to suit any budget, and in town the folks were terribly friendly ( check out 3rd Avenue Surf Shop).

By unanamous vote my family plans to spend time hear every year from now on.

Stayed August 2008
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Staten Island, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

My husband and I and our entire family had booked the Johnson House for the whole weekend. I was not impressed at all, especially for the price. The rooms were very outdated, we had no hot water and our light was out. They did come and fix the water but not the light. The linens were old as was the wallpaper and carpets.The owner is all in your buisness and was very rude to me and my husband. For breakfast we were asked to move from our table, even though we were sitting with the kids and take our coffee to our rooms or outside. They provide you with beach chair sand umbrellas, but the owner comes outside and questions us as to why we were taking three umbrellas, um maybe because we were a family of 16 staying there. If we parked our car they would come and inspect as to where we parked and to make sure it was to there liking and just so much more to write. If you are looking to feel like you are back in highschool then def. go there if not I would not recommend it all. Did not feel comfortable at all. Then be prepared to get banged out with a bill of more than what you expected, cause we were in shock, it was 30 bucks more a night, plus an additional 70 bucks in ridiculous taxes. Never Again!

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Everything!!
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 25 Tuttle Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
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Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Spring Lake
Number of rooms: 10

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