We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Quaint New Jersey Inn”
Review of White Lilac Inn

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
White Lilac Inn
Ranked #3 of 7 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Lisa0528
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (204)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

101 - 107 of 204 reviews

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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Robert L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank AnieMartel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank PennsylvaniaMindy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor are ideal
See more room tips
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank AlanB72
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank AZVacationer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We loved many things about the White Lilac Inn. The porch, the bikes, the wonderful breakfast and of course the dedicated hot water spout for tea!

Our son and his girlfriend stayed there as well. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Margaret F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Spring Lake
0.5 mi away
Hewitt Wellington
Hewitt Wellington
#1 of 7 in Spring Lake
675 reviews
1.1 mi away
Grand Victorian at Spring Lake
0.1 mi away
Walden on the Pond
Walden on the Pond
#6 of 7 in Spring Lake
55 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Chateau Inn & Suites
Chateau Inn & Suites
#2 of 7 in Spring Lake
421 reviews
0.5 mi away
Doolan's
Doolan's
#5 of 7 in Spring Lake
136 reviews
5.9 mi away
The Asbury Hotel
The Asbury Hotel
#1 of 6 in Asbury Park
297 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to White Lilac Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your White Lilac Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
White Lilac Hotel Spring Lake

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing