My girlfriend and I stumbled across this wonderful establishment by accident. We had originally booked our room for a Thursday and Friday night at another hotel, but after about 5 minutes, we walked out, ready to head home. By pure circumstance, we stumbled upon The Ocean House, which had rooms available. We were more than pleased with what we saw. The staff was more that understanding of our situation and had a room cleaned and ready for us in 20 minutes. The lobby area has an adjacent library and sitting rooms and has a very Victorian feel to it, as it should being that it is one of the oldest buildings in Spring Lake. The wrap-around porch is perfect for anyone looking for a comfy spot to sit after walking on the beach, or for cuddling at sunrise. They offer a complimentary continental-style breakfast with a few other items in the morning. The hotel itself is close to just about everything Spring Lake has to offer: 1 block from both the beach and the lake, two blocks from town, three blocks from The Sundae Times, the best icecream parlor on the shore IMHO, and four to six blocks away from the fancier restaurants in the area. While they do not have much space for parking, there is plenty along the beach. If you are unwilling to give up your space for a short trip, they do have antique 1950s era bicycles available for use. Due to the age of the hotel, they do not allow food in the rooms, but do provide a communal refridgerator for their guests. My girlfriend and I enjoyed our weekend stay so much, that when the owner offered us a discounted rate for Saturday night, we did not hesitate to say yes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is our quest and desire to preserve and enhance the magic that is, The Ocean House. Just one short block from the beach and an enjoyable walk along the lake to Spring Lake's shopping district. Enjoy a run on the Spring Lake boardwalk or bike about the town to view the majestic homes and breath taking landscapes. If relaxation is your desire, there is no finer porch to read that book you haven't had a chance to get to, or have that glass of wine with your spouse before enjoying one of the many fine restaurants in our area. We are happy to help with reservations and any other travel needs you may have? ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Ocean House Hotel Spring Lake