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“a home away from home that is more relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Walden on the Pond

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Walden on the Pond
412 Ocean Road, Spring Lake, NJ 07762   |  
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Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Spring Lake
Woodside, New York
1 review
“a home away from home that is more relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

This is our second time staying at Walden on the Pond as guests and each time has fantastic. Each room is beatuifully decorated and very quaint. The management recently improved the already picturesque rear yard with lovely views of the pond and wildlife. The innkeeper is very friendly and is eager to make the guest's stay more enjoyable. We plan on staying at Walden every year; it is a terrific B&B in the wonderful town of Spring Lake.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hastings on Hudson, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

We did not know what to expect when booking a vacation with 2 childrens 5 and 2 years of age. Walden on the Pond was the perfect choice a truly 'kid' friendly place to stay. The lodging is top notch and cleanliness a top priority. There's a wonderful duck pond in the back where the children looked forward to each morning going out there and feeding the ducks. A memory they will have for a very long time. The staff was friendly and accomodating to all of our needs. The location is perfect a 2 minute ride to the beach and 10 minutes to mini golf and the Point Pleasant attractions. We spent several hours in the town of Spring Lake which was just terrific. Wonderful shops and nice restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

Our Family recently gathered for a few days at Walden on the Pond in Spring Lake, NJ! What a Find!!! Fabulous!!!! It is actually "on the pond" where you sit back & relax , read or just watch Ducks and Swans swim up to visit! It is So Beautiful and Relaxing! The innkeeper is lovely & sooooo accommodating! The atmosphere is so relaxed and great for everyone (including families with children). & the Porch is Wonderful!
- Easy Walk to Train, 4 blks to the Beach, and some local restaurants.
- We stayed in the large guest House - complete with a sitting room w/TV , a Dining Room and Kitchen.
- All the rooms are Charming and very Clean! Surrender yourself to Walden on the Pond! You will feel like rested and rejuvenated - body & soul!

  • Stayed July 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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Brooklyn, NY
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

We were celebrating my dad's 75th birthday this past weekend and my brother came up with the idea to do it at Walden on the Pond. Some of us are in NYC, others in NJ and PA, so this seemed centrally located. I was reluctant at first, because I don't drive and I know that Spring Lake isn't very pedestrian-friendly. But I got there on a Friday night and all my doubts dissolved. Everyone was SO NICE! I was the first one there—without a car—and so Denise found me a place within walking distance to have dinner. She was lovely and helpful the entire weekend.

My room was small, but cute, and we had our own bathroom. The rest of my family was staying in the two-bedroom apartment, which was awesome. It had a huge kitchen and living room, and plenty of space for two people in each room and one on the sofa. We had the party out in the adorable yard, amongst the ducks and swans.

Ronna, the owner, was so accommodating. There had been a mix-up with the dates and she was completely understanding about it. One of the couples in our party asked, last-minute if there was a room for them and their infant, and she found them one. (Most places in Spring Lake won't deal with kids under 14.) The house is cute and within walking distance to the beach—it's a tiny bit of a hike, but unless you're disabled, it's doable with ease.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

My daughter got married on Sept 25th, 2009. We stayed at the Walden on Pond from Sept 24th 27th. The proprietor, Ronna could not have been more acccomadating and friendly. She was always available for any purpose and seemed to be around for everyones needs. Although, she is very low profile, she seemed to magically appear just when you wanted to ask her something. Although I am not a coffee drinker. The rest of the extended family is and they raved about the coffee. Fresh all the time! Snacks, fruits, bagels, cereal met us everymoring. The decor was victorian friendly. Friends and family stated that felt like it was home (only better!).

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bergen county
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

My friends and i were faced with an emergency situation w/ this past weekend's hurricane, and we needed an place to relocate. After making many calls, Ronna @ Walden on the Pond was the ONLY one who was sympathetic to our needs and offered to help. The B & B was beautiful, warm , comfortable - the staff was excellent and kind- hearted. Couldn't ask for anything more.. This is the place to go for genuine hospitality! ( BTW; we never heard any train either! ??)

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Warren, NJ
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

My family and I stayed in the 2 bedroom unit for 4 nights at the end of July. It was very spacious and clean. Our 3 boys had plenty of room to play and run around. Ronna and her staff are fantastic! There is a pond on the property with lots of ducks and geese. The B&B is close to the train tracks but the noise didn't bother us one bit. The beach is about a 1o minute walk. We will definitely consider staying here again!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Walden on the Pond

Address: 412 Ocean Road, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
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Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 6 hotels in Spring Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Inn - located on large lake - close to beach and town. With a staff always willing to help with places to go and see! ... more   less 
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Walden On The Pond Hotel Spring Lake

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