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“Great Place for Groups or Couples. Relaxing,Friendly,Clean,romantic!”
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White Lilac Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have stayed at many bed & breakfasts along the east coast and in California. This is an absolutely great place at the Jersey Shore. It's easy to find, and it's a pleasant walk to the beach and into the quaint town of Spring Lake. You can even take a ride with one of the Inn's bikes. Mari and her staff are wonderful! They are Friendly and accommodating. If you're looking for activities in the area, Mari will provide you with a list. If you want romantic alone time, you've got it. This past weekend I got together with a group of College friends. We even brought our husbands. Everyone had a terrific time and we're making plans to return again. All of our rooms were impeccably decorated and very clean. Some bathrooms are bigger than others so if you need any special accommodations, just let Mari know. Also, there's always snacks provided by the Inn and a little kitchenette if you want to chill some wine or beer. Breakfasts were excellent! The Inn has a talented cook. I've stayed here previously and will definitely be back.

Room Tip: We always stay in the Room at the Top (small bathroom - but wonderful jaccuzzi, fireplace and privat...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Betty J
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was our first time staying at a B&B; we were not entirely sure how it would compare to a traditional hotel. We were absolutely amazed at the service provided by the proprietor, Mari Kennelly, and her staff. We were greeted pleasantly upon our arrival and were given a tour of the home along with a historical narrative. The room was perfectly clean upon our arrival and was taken care of each morning of our stay. Breakfast was fantastic (especially the muffins). We could not have asked for a better experience and better accommodations.

Highly recommend the White Lilac for anyone wishing to stay in beautiful Spring Lake anytime of the year.

Room Tip: We preferred the second floor as opposed to the third floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anthony B
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

we enjoyed our stay at the White Lilac Inn, it is beautifully decorated ,I especially love the tea pot collection ,
I loved being in the Victorian home ,appreciated the experience more when
I read the history of the house. Enchanting.
Breakfast was delicious ,
Mari and the staff were friendly and attentive.
would love to visit again.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank MaryAnn D
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

OK- first of all this is B&B is hard to find if you are not familiar with the area- and it is a little misleading about its location- ( almost Spring Lake Heights to a native)....a good healthy bike ride to the beach. Mari was very nice as were the girls that seved breakfast. Yes this is an old house and we stayed in the room on the top floor- not what I expected for almost $300 a night!@#$%%....the shower was tiny in fact my husband opened the shower door to get out and it hit the mirror behind it on the wall and broke it- cheap-o mirror and not a smart placement at all! The sink was in the main room and there was no place at all to put our travel case, make-up, etc. The use of space could have been better served- the sloped ceiling over the bed was funky and the matteras and sheets were not over the edge Ritz comfy- again this price in my experience dictates quality- if the Hampton Inn can do it- get with it guys. Do not expect a beach view from the balcony off this room- just an average residential "hood" nothing exciting.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

I stayed at the White Lilac Inn the weekend of my wedding and enjoyed it very much! Mari was warm, welcoming and super accommodating and made sure that we had all that we needed. The Inn is beautiful and very well-maintained. The rooms have such character and are so unique. Mari allowed us to take some nice photos as well in some of the common areas. We stayed at the Room at the Top, which had a sweet little balcony and nice little view. It was quiet, peaceful and perfect.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Carkim11
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at the White Lilac Inn for a short visit to the Spring Lake area. The inn was really nice - clean, comfortable rooms with all of the necessities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had beautiful weather which afforded us the opportunity to venture out on the bicycles available at the inn, and really explore the area. Breakfast was terrific and the dining area/breakfast room was lovely. A return visit is on our agenda.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LBIJJ
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautiful old B&B/Inn decorated with antiques. Mari and her staff were very charming and made you feel at home. We were allowed to use the large breakfast room for a pizza party in the evening for our Corvette club. An added plus was the excellent wifi access throughout the inn. We will be back for another visit. Dick & Del Barton

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank phatvette
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Additional Information about White Lilac Inn

Address: 414 Central Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1020
Location: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Spring Lake
Price Range: $227 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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