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The Lily Inn

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

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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

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150 Reviews

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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

A Great Find!

5 on November 04, 2014

This bed and breakfast was a great find and will be staying there again. It was clean and very comfortable. The shower was INCREDIBLE. It was a first night away from the kids in a long time. Never made breakfast, but smelled delicious.

Innkeeper Response
You kept your promise and wrote us a wonderful review...thanks so very much ..and we understand your missing breakfast, hard to get up when the kids aren't around. HIGS, Murray, Gene and Harold the Dog

A Burlington gem close to Philadelphia

4.6 on October 31, 2014

We were unable to get a B&B room in Philly due to a convention occurring at the same time we wanted to travel there, so we found the Lily Inn, which was about 20min from Philly. What we found in Burlington was a gem with two superb owners. The Lily Inn is in an historic building that is more than 300 years old - although it has been upgraded to modern standards, it maintains its colonial charm and original features. We would definitely stay at the Lily Inn again!!

Innkeeper Response
Hey guys.. Thanks for the wonderful review ... It was a pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again. HUGS! Murray, Gene & Harold the dog

Beautiful, Carefree, Dog Friendly!

5 on October 24, 2014

Wonderful place, great food, and super friendly hosts! Our dog was at home with theirs and even spend time watching TV with the hosts and other guests!

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys and your dog as well... Thanks for the wonderful review and the kind words. Hope to see you again sometime in the future... Hugs, Murray, Gene and Harold the Dog

Great Stay

5 on October 22, 2014

Comfortable, pleasant, and super location. Enjoyed every minute!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the wonderful review ... we are pleased you had a good time and we're looking forward to seeing you again. Hugs, Murray, Genie and Harold the dog

A Hidden Treasure

4.8 on September 24, 2014

My wife and I spent an evening at the Lily for our anniversary. We were very pleased with the accommodations and could only find very small blemishes in the physical structure. What made the experience unique are the owners -- Murray and Gene. They are full of personality, warmth and charm. The breakfast was delicious -- french toast should not be missed and the breakfast bread (pumpkin I think) was moist and tasty. We will come back and use the location as a place to stay while visiting Philly.

Innkeeper Response
Hey Guys ... Thanks for the kind words.. if you could, please tell us about the small blemishes so we can corrector fix them. HUGS!!! Murray, Genie and Harold the Dog.

very personally support

4.2 on September 20, 2014

very warm and supporting atmosphere sophisticated contact, humour, oriented toward well-educated people

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for your kind words ..however you felt we weren't up to snuff gave us fours for Rooms, Value, Cleanliness and dining. We would be most grateful if you could tell us what you meant and what you think we could do to improve. Hugs, Murray, Gene, and 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


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

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