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“Adorable, clean and excellent overall”
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Johnson House Inn
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Johnson House Inn
Ranked #5 of 8 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Adorable, clean and excellent overall”
Reviewed 10 August 2011

I went to the Johnson House with my family for our first trip to Spring Lake and it was all-around excellent. Exceedingly clean, central air (which was AMAZING this uncharacteristically hot summer), and Joe and Hellin who run the place are so hospitable and friendly. They couldn't be closer to the beach and they're a very convenient walk/bike ride into town/the lake; the rocking chairs on the porch are lovely in the evening; and It's a great help that they have beach umbrellas, chairs, and bicycles on hand for anyone at the inn. All in all, a cozy, comfortable place to stay that I'd love to return to. For food nearby, we liked Klein's for fresh seafood in Belmar and Bedrock Cafe in Avon-by-the-Sea for really high quality casual dining (a favorite of Joe's at Johnson House, too).

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

We love this place. They take kids and have all the beach stuff chairs umbrellas toys etc so you don' t have to purchase that stuff or pack it Beach passes are included and the inn keepers are the best.

  • Stayed August 2010
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New York City
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

My husband and I began coming to the Johnson House 10 years ago when our daughter was 8. Hellin & Joe made us feel like family from day one. We have never been shy with our requests: "Joe, could you pick me up at the train station? Hellin, Spring Lake Pizzeria will be delivering our food order soon but we don't feel like coming off the beach yet, could you...oh, and Al wants to keep his bike indoors..." They recently did a complete renovation to every room as well as the main house. It is clear to see that this inn is run by owners who care about every detail and having their guests feel at home. The breakfast is continental style, and after reading the review claiming they only have "sugary cereals" (...and by the way, I think as parents it's up to us to monitor how many fruit loops our kids consume) I can testify that they have a variety including shredded wheat raisin bran, etc, etc, plus fresh fruit, yogurt, an assortment of breads, bagels and on Sunday Hellin's special recipe "finnish pancake" which is amazing! Sitting on the porch of the Johnson House is one of our favorite summer activities! Love the Johnson House!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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columbus ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2011

Fabulous! Hellin and Joe are wonderful hosts. The Johnson House Inn is their family
treasure and the love is evident throughout the beautifully restored home. Renovations have left the inn comfortably elegant....open, light-filled and spotless. Location is perfect .......barely one gorgeous Spring Lake block from the beach and boardwalk and an easy walk to the charming town. From the beautiful front porch to the delicious banana bread, I give this inn two thumbs up! Spring Lake is the antidote to the typical NJ seaside community and The Johnson House Inn is the jewel in the crown for a very special relaxing visit. It is the kind of place that you leave planning your next, longer, visit.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 October 2010

We have been visiting Spring Lake for many years and always look forward to our time at the Johnson House. This year was especially exciting for 2 reasons - introducing our baby daughter to a place we have loved for years, and seeing the fabulous renovation of the inn! The inn-keepers are warm and inviting and really make you feel welcome. The rooms are beautiful, summery, and relaxing. (We were also pleasantly surprised to see how all of the bathrooms were redone in the renovation) We couldn't recommend the Johnson House highly enough! In fact, we often refer to our annual trip as our "pilgrimage to the beach." It was great to see that even with an infant child, we were able to enjoy, relax and unwind at this little treasure.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Morristown, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 October 2010

Our family has enjoyed the Johnson House Inn for many years and certainly plan to for many more. Upon our arrival we were greeted, as usual, by the friendly Inn keepers. The house has gone through some major renovations since our last visit and to our delight we found that “our room” (which we stay in every year) was completely new. Beyond our room renovations were obvious in every corner of the house and the attention to detail was surely not missed.

As always, our stay was wonderful and we can't say enough about the hospitality offered by the inn keepers, they go above and beyond to always make our stay the very best. Thank you Johnson House Inn for more great memories and we look forward to visiting again soon. Hopefully this hidden gem stays hidden.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2010

While a fantastic location and a beautiful house, I found myself walking away disappointed. First of all, not so sure what they are talking about when they say that it is a "Bed & Breakfast". Not so much on the breakfast part. There were a few sugary cereals (think Fruit loops) and a little bread. One day they brought out a quiche of sorts but that was about it. I found that we needed to go out to get more breakfast just an hour later. Also, they did not really have any cereals that were not high in sugar or corn syrup. As a result, my kids were on a sugar high and then crashed.

I did not feel all that welcome either. We wanted to relax on the porch and we were certainly discouraged from doing so. We felt as if we had to leave each night and could not relax on the porch before or after meals.

Rooms -- ok. A little outdated and sort of gross covers. Most hotels and B&Bs that I have been to recently have the covers that are beautiful white duvets that you know are washed every time you go. These ugly bedcovers were not washed in a LONG time.

In general not so impressed.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Johnson House Inn
Address: 25 Tuttle Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1533
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Spring Lake
Number of rooms: 10

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