The Lily Inn

214 High Street , Burlington, NJ 8016 USA (Show map)


Step back in time to an age of quiet elegance. Enjoy a stroll along the river, shop or dine at one of our fine establishments. Return to our restored 300 year old lovely inn, and enjoy 10' ceilings, original white cedar plank floors (complete with creaks), and original blue marble fireplaces. Walk in the foot steps of many American legends: Benjamin Franklin, Ulyssess S. Grant, James Fenimore Cooper, and Captain James Lawrence to name a few. Learn about Elias Boudinot, J. Howard Pugh, and the Underground Railroad. View Burlington Island. Settled in 1626 by the Walloons it is the site of the first recorded European settlement in New Jersey. Walk the streets of this wonderful, charming historic town, and return to the Inn for an evening of comfort and relaxation.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Murray is an absolute joy!!

4.8 on August 29, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Samuel Allinson Room! The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was beautiful, and we loved the original fireplace (unfortunately didn't figure out that it's functional until we left). We enjoyed the complimentary beverages and snacks in the kitchen throughout the evening, and breakfast in the morning was delicious and classy :) Will definitely be returning in the future for more free hugs from Murray!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind review ...nice to hear you think I'm an absolute Joy ... but you left out Gene and Harold the Dog :-). But sincerely, we appreciate your kind words. Hopefully we shall see you two again.. Hugs from Murray, Gene and Harold the Dog!

Lovely historic inn

4.6 on August 25, 2015

We were looking for a place for a grown-up overnight while our kids stayed with their grandparents, and the Lily Inn was perfect for that. Murray and Gene were welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. Murray's historical tour of the premises was a great introduction to the town. And they set us up with a dinner reservation at a lovely place overlooking the water. Highly recommend this place!

Innkeeper Response
Hey GUYS ... Thanks for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Looking forward to possibly seeing you again. Murray, Gene and Harold the Dog!

New Jersey Graduation Trip

5 on July 31, 2015

My wife and I are from Cleveland, Ohio. We had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before. We were traveling to New Jersey to attend our Niece's high school graduation party and we booked our stay at the Lily Inn since it was very close to our family event. When we arrived, the owners Jean and Murray greeted us and made us feel very comfortable. Their breakfast is excellent. We stayed two nights and enjoyed the historic location of The Lily Inn

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys ... Thanks for wonderful review ..much appreciated ..Hopefully we will see you again in the future HUGS, Murray, Genie and Harold the Dog


5 on June 03, 2015

We were celebrating a birthday and in keeping with our desire to experience every township in NJ, headed for Burlington. The Inn is a lovely old building which has been redone perfectly. Murray and Genie were tremendous hosts with a host of stories about the past and the present. Everything about the Inn is welcoming and its location a block from the river promenade was wonderful. Highly recommend

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys... Thanks for the kind and wonderful words. Hope to see you in the future HUGS, Murray, Genie and Harold the dog


5 on May 10, 2015

An unforgettable experience. We were welcomed with a hug and immediately treated like honorary guests in a very spacious, quiet and clean historic home. This place has a lot of history filled with antiqutes, fireplaces in every room and original hardwood floors. Murray and Gene were always right there to serve or give a history lesson about everything and anything there. Our stay was unfortunately short but we felt so comfortable that it seemed a lot longer. Plenty of snacks in the kitchen and all the coffee you can drink. Breakfast was amazing in a dinning room that makes you feel like royalty. Our only complaint was that we didn't stay longer. We will definitely be returning to the Lilly Inn for our next getaway. Thank you so much Murray and Gene for an unforgettable and unique experience. Nicholas and Veronica Sarkioglu

Innkeeper Response
Hey guys... Thanks for your warm and wonderful review. We certainly appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you again when your this way time extra hugs. Hugs, Murray, Gene and Harold the dog

Wonderful break

5 on April 02, 2015

We stayed at the Liily Inn on a whim, and we are so glad we did. The owners are so hospitable and welcoming, and a mine of information about the area. The bedrooms are all different, and the standard of decor is very high. Wonderful stay and we will certainly be going back

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys ... Thanks for the warm and kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again when you coming this way. Hugs, Murray, Gene and Harold the dog

Wonderful stay!

5 on December 29, 2014

Beautiful Inn and friendly owners. Highly recommend! Donna M.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind words ... Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year HUGS!!!

Great hosts/Great home

5 on November 30, 2014

The Lily Inn is a lovely place to stay in an amazingly historic town! The house, its name, and owners all have such an interesting back story! Highly recommended!

Innkeeper Response
We want to thank you for your kind words .. and look forward to seeing you again. Have a Great Xmas Hugs, Murray,Genie & Ha

Home Away from Home

5 on November 27, 2014

We stayed for four nights during an emergency visit to NJ for a family member's hospitalization so our stress was high, and Genie and Murray helped to reduce the stress with their kind support and nourishing, comforting breakfasts. It is a lovely inn for feeling at home without micro-management. We love it. Brenda Donahue & Chuck Herbruck

Innkeeper Response
First & foremost we want to thank you for the very kind words. That we were able to be of some support in your time of stress is heartening. We hope to see you during better times, and hope that your Bother is doing well. HUGS ... Murray, Genie & Harold the dog

Birthday Stay

5 on November 21, 2014


Innkeeper Response
Love you review ..One word said it all, and we appreciate the WORD! Hugs, Murray, Genie & Harold the Dog

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Rooms & Rates

The Bird Room

This is a popular, delightful room on the second floor overlooking High Street...

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

The Samuel Allinson Room

Second Floor, queen four poster bed, fireplace, Shower. Overlooks High Street.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Mary Smith Room

Second Floor, queen four poster bed, fireplace, Shower. Overlooks the garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Lydia Richie Room

Third Floor, king size bed, sitting area, individual climate control, heated whirlpool tub with handheld Shower, TV with DVD player.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The J. Howard Pugh Suite

Third floor, king size bed, separate sitting area, fireplace, individual climate control, spa shower, TV with DVD player. Can sleep four. Overlooks High Street and the garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Location Type

1 block from the Delaware River, Small town


Philadelphia, PA (PHL) 36 miles

Directions to property:

The Inn is located 4.2 miles from Exit 5 of the New Jersey Turnpike, and is 2.5 miles from Exit 42B of Interstate 295. It is also two blocks from the Riverline Light Rail. This line connects to New York, Trenton, Camden and Philadelphia. We are 3 miles from Interstate 95.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Adventure Aquarium, Camden, Curtain's Marina, Burlington, NJ, Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ, Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA., Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No Guuests can smoke outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit $50.00 per room. Deposit $100 per room when reserving multiple nights.
  • Cancellations: If cancelled up to 5 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled within 5 days of arrival, a fixed amount of $50 per room will be charged. In case of no-show, 100% of the first night per room will be charged + $50 per room per night for balance of reservation.



Murray & Eugenia Sonstein

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  • Time Served: at guest's convenience
  • Serving Location: Dining Room