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“Great place on the jersey shore” 5 of 5 stars
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White Lilac Inn
414 Central Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762   |  
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Ranked #2 of 10 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
Nanuet,ny
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place on the jersey shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were looking for a different get away spot on the Jersey shore, and read many great reviews for the Lilac inn. They were all correct. The inn has a relaxed atmosphere, the staff was very accommodating, and Mari, the "inn keeper" was pleasant, friendly and very knowledgeable. Breakfast was great, and the Inn has thought of everything one might need from bikes to beach towels. Very pleasant and quiet location, near Spring Lake beach, not far from town. Definitely a good alternative to much more expensive and not nearly as nice hotels in the area. We will return!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4.5 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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West Orange, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Looking for a relaxing weekend getaway not far from the city? The White Lilac Inn is a small bed and breakfast in Spring Lake, NJ that we have been to many times with the family and just as a couple. The owner Mari is so gracious and in addition to her great home cooked breakfasts she will give you info about the local restaurants and sites. You can walk or borrow one of their bikes to get to the nearby beach. The inn provides you with beach passes and towels. Take a drive or bike ride into town and shop at one of their quaint shops or have lunch at an Irish pub. All the rooms are beautifully decorated. As a librarian I appreciate the books on hand in the sitting rooms of this beautiful old home. Stay in the Gatsby room decorated in art deco black, white and silver on the top floor of the Inn or one of the other romantic smaller rooms below.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We attended a wedding in Spring Lake and were looking for a nice, two-night place to stay. We were directed to the White Lilac Inn as a wonderful alternative to the very high-priced hotels in the area.

The White Lilac Inn was the perfect place for us. Clean and elegant in decorum with a wonderful breakfast room and great treatment by the innkeeper, Mari.

Should you need a place to stay in the Spring Lake area, do not pass by this lovely place. You will not be disappointed.

Bob and Gisela Lilienthal
Martinsburg, WV

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was a truly great experience to stay at the White Lilac Inn. From the welcoming, tour of the Inn, the breakfasts, even the bicycles!!! Everything was perfect. We would go back in a minute. We extended our stay and had to change room: both of them were great. Thank you to everyone who helped to make our stay that much enjoyable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We loved staying at the White Lilac Inn! The accommodations were great, the food outstanding and our host, Mari, very personable and helpful. She did not overwhelm us, but was there to make suggestions when asked. We have stayed in two different rooms and loved them both. We would recommend the White Lilac Inn without reservation!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Scarsdale, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This location is close tot he beach and the Inn provides passes. Great place for biking around Spring Lake and the neighboring communities. Many outstanding local restaurants, and the Innkeeper is always happy to make recommendations and secure reservations. Don't miss the ice cream stand!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I booked a room here for one night as an anniversary getaway for me and my husband. I checked out quite a few B&Bs online before deciding on the White Lilac Inn, and it was a great choice. We stayed in the Room at the Top, which has a gas fireplace, jacuzzi tub and private balcony. I'm picky about my pillows and mattress, and found it very comfortable. Mari, the innkeeper, was a gracious and friendly hostess. She showed us around, gave us recommendations for restaurants, and even gave us pre-printed directions for getting around town. There were complimentary snacks (chips, cookies, fruit), sodas, water and tea available in the little kitchen 24/7, plus ice buckets, wine glasses, anything you might need. Breakfast was very nice, but after the 'first course' of chocolate chip muffins, coffee and o.j., there was only one selection offered for the main course. Since it included Canadian bacon and over-easy eggs, neither of which I eat, the staff was very accommodating and had no problem bringing me a toasted English muffin with jam, and even offered to cut up some fruit for me. The Inn is a short walk to the beach - maybe 10 minutes. The only cons were: 1) It is very close to the railroad tracks, but the occasional train that went past didn't really bother us, and 2) the bathroom is a tight fit with just a small shower and toilet - the sink and jacuzzi are in the main bedroom. Overall, it was a peaceful, quite getaway. I would recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about White Lilac Inn

Address: 414 Central Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Spring Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The White Lilac Inn, circa 1880, is located in a peaceful corner of Spring Lake NJ, just a stones throw from Wreck Pond, and only a few blocks to the Atlantic Ocean.This Jersey shore bed and breakfast inn has eight charming air-conditioned guest rooms perfect for a relaxing getaway. Fireplaces in every room and wonderful modern amenities such as, private porches, double jacuzzi tubs and that step back in time to an unhurried atmosphere...yes, you can totally unwind! Experience the romance of the Victorian Treasure suite, where proposals are made and Honeymoons and Anniversaries celebrated. ... more   less 
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White Lilac Hotel Spring Lake

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