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White Lilac Inn
Ranked #3 of 8 Spring Lake B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Disappointed!”
Reviewed 13 July 2004

We wanted to celebrate our Mother's Birthday in her hometown and surprised her with a weekend away. The rooms were teeny. We said we were going to be 3 to a room and we got the smallest and tackiest room ever. The Victorian design went a little overboard. Of course they do not advertise that the Inn is less than 1/2 a block from the train tracks where you hear the trains running until 11 pm! I would recommend many other places in better locations for the price. This place was very stuffy, but it's a matter of taste. I won't go back.

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Reviewed 6 February 2004

My Husband and I spent our Honeymoon at the White Lilac Inn. Mari, the Innkeeper greeted us as we arrived and made us feel like were were at home. The rooms were gorgeous, the breakfast was the best we've ever had and their hospitality, outstanding. We've already returned once and intend to return as often as we can. It's truly home away from home but even better!!!

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Reviewed 5 September 2003

My wife and I stayed at the White Lilac after some friends recommneded
it. It was very convenient - only 45 minutes from home! The Inn is very
nice, styled more as Southern Victorian style. Each room is a little
bit different. We stayed in the White Lilac suite, which has its own
private section of a deck area. Everything was wonderful; breakfast
each morning was different, and they were accomodating when my wife
asked for something different.
It is a 10 minute walk from the boardwalk, but it is one small block from a pond which is not as crowded. The staff were wonderful, making recommendations and reservations for dinner. We liked it so much we already booked going back for the weekend of their Christmas candle light tour.

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Reviewed 22 July 2003

Some friends sent my husband and I there for a mini-honeymoon. We had our son before our wedding, so it was a twice as nice. Spring Lake is like the town time forget. It's so beautiful and quaint. White Lilac is beautiful. It is set off of the main strip on a back road. It's keeper was very helpful. Recommended dinner and made our reservations for us.
We will spending our 1 year anniversery there and are looking forward to it. A little side advice, be sure to bring spending money. Though quaint, it is on the expensive side.

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Reviewed 5 October 2002

This past May, my husband and I celebrated our 15 year Wedding Anniversary at The White Lilac Inn Bed & Breakfast. It was truly a romantic stay! Overall, the Inn is beautiful, but, our room (The Room at the Top) was exquisite. It had its own private balcony, jacuzzi tub, and fireplace. The Innkeeper/Owner, Mari, showed us the utmost warmth and hospitality. Breakfast was served in a bright, cheery Garden Room. Afternoon Tea included delectable little treats. We plan on once again returning to The White Lilac Inn for our next anniversary!

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Additional Information about White Lilac Inn

Property: White Lilac Inn
Address: 414 Central Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-1020
Region: United States > New Jersey > Jersey Shore > Spring Lake
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 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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