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“We expected better”
Review of Normandy Inn

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Normandy Inn
Ranked #6 of 8 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
Boonton, NJ
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7 reviews
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“We expected better”
Reviewed October 2, 2004

The Normandy Inn is in a great location. Unfortunately, they have limited parking (only nine slots) and the alternative spaces are down the street across Ocean Avenue. It really is not convenient. The front porch is spacious, but the parlor is dark. Our room was clean, but there was a decided lack of attention to detail. One of the lights in the chandelier was broken. The wallpaper in the bathroom by the sink was peeling in a couple of places. Tissues were used to prop up the marble shelf under the mirror. There was a yellow stain on the bedding. I expected more from this place since it ranked #2 on this web site.

It is nice to have a private table at breakfast, and you do have choices from a menu. Unfortunately, the food was plain; not much taste. It certainly doesn’t make this B&B stand out. I was expecting better since two of the previous reviews said the food was very good. I disagree. It was disappointing.

The Normandy Inn is on the historic register, so expect an old building. The floors creak. We were awakened each morning by the guests staying in the room above us. Their toddler was running around the room, and we could hear every step.

There was no contact with the owner, normally a B&B feature. She zipped in and out of the parking lot in her Porsche, more like an uninvolved guest. The facility is run by young ladies who were helpful but lacked the professionalism that comes with experience.

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Quakertown, PA
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Reviewed September 20, 2004

We stayed here in April of 2004, but I just saw these reviews now. We went for my husbands' birthday, and he was really, very happy with everything. The weather was rainy and chilly, but that was just fine with us. We watched one of their free vcr movies, in our room! And also even napped a bit too! The breakfast was VERY good. You were given a menu, as well as individual tables, unlike with other B&B's. The front porch was VERY massive, and incredibly nice. I often took a cup of coffee out in the mornings, and sat in one of the rockers, even though there was a chill in the air. The decor of the room was very pretty, and everything was really very clean and comfortable.

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Reviewed May 25, 2003

Wonderfully friendly inn with warm B&B atmosphere. Victorian decor throughout main floor rooms as well as the bedrooms. Exceptionally friendly and accomodating service. Great breakfasts. About a block from the ocean and the boardwalk. Easy walk to downtown Spring Lake and its little shops. A romantic weekend away location!

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Property: Normandy Inn
Address: 21 Tuttle Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1533
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Spring Lake
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Normandy Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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